Holiday Photo Essays of Our Beloved Pets | Metis Communications

Ah, the holidays, that time of year we go without rest, raise the stress, overly ingest and financially regress to enjoy the peace and joy of the season. To warm your hearts amidst the chaos, the Metis family is bringing you a reminder of why we do it – and that means holiday photo essays of our...

Recently, a favorite CMO client of mine called in the middle of the afternoon during a busy day. She said, “Melissa, this is such a hard call for me. I’m so sad. I’m really going to miss working with all of you.” It was a client that had achieved the goal we had all set out to accomplish: an...

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When I first met Rachel in 2012, the first thing I noticed was how admired she was by her office peers. She even had, and still has, a special nickname: Rulls, Rully, Queen Rullsy. It didn’t take long for me to realize I’d quickly admire her, too. Her ability to get things done, while keeping it...

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Every Friday morning, a notification pops up on the top corner of my screen. It’s Basecamp, asking me, “Did you read an awesome article this week? Tell us about it and what you learned.” This automatic check-in encourages the Metis senior team to share some of the interesting pieces we read...

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You know that magic that happens when you work with awesome people? We think it’s everything, and we love working with folks who bring that kind of chemistry into our days. As often as possible, we sit down with one of these execs to talk about startups, the future of their industries and whatever...

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Dave Friend and Jeff Flowers, the entrepreneurial duo that created six companies together since the early 1980s, most recently Carbonite, launched their newest company this week. Wasabi is selling cloud-based object storage as a service, claiming the service can read and write data more than six...

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A survey released by Palo Alto-based startup accelerator Founder Institute, which reopened its Boston location last year, revealed that Boston entrepreneurs have the ideal startup temperament. According to the company’s global marketing manager Rachel Sheppard, the Founder Institute used its...

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I knew Hannah would add something special to our Metis chemistry when she introduced me to the value of giant-sized Diet Coke cans, educated me about New Orleans and taught me something new about social media content within the same conversation. During her first month, she jumped in on account...
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When the prospect of taking a 100-percent remote job presented itself just over a year ago, I hesitated. I always enjoyed the flexibility of working remotely a day here or a day there. But working from home all the time? (I should mention my home is a studio apartment where my “office” is my...

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The mission of Hi from the Other Side, a Harvard Business School startup, is to pair nice people across the political divide to talk like neighbors and create a healthy common understanding on key issues. The company announced this week that it’s teaming up with Starbucks for a limited time to...

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When I joined the Metis team, Courtney gave me an overview of the co-workers I’d meet during my first day in the office: who specialized in certain topics, who I’d work closely with and which remote team members would be in town. After describing Rebecca as an incredible writer, former teacher and...

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Two MIT technologies generated buzz at SXSW this week. DuoSkin, The MIT Media Lab and Microsoft Research company, was a recipient of SXSW’s “SciFi No Longer” award. DuoSkin is a temporary tattoo that serves as a touch-based interface. According to its website, “DuoSkin is a fabrication process that... Read More

Last week, we held an awesome event on building a marketing foundation poised for growth. We had a few laughs, we ate some pizza, we played giant Scrabble, but most importantly we learned a whole heck of a lot from our four esteemed panel members. Representing the best of the best from companies...

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PR and marketing agencies are great places to learn a lot about your craft – quickly. The work can be intense. If you’re serious about client service (and we are), your goal is to make every client feel like your favorite client – and your only client. If they have an emergency, it’s your...

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