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IMPACT's Virtual Holiday Party
IMPACT has grown to be not only a bigger company but to have a larger portion of our staff be remote. As a result, we've been doing some things differently such as our holiday party. For years, IMPACT's holiday party was an in-person event in Connecticut near our HQ office. Remote team members flew in for the week and celebrated together. Now that we've grown we encountered challenges including the expense of flying in so many remote team members, the challenge of pulling people away from their families for a week right before the holidays, and just finding space for everyone in our office space!
This year, for the first time, we had a virtual holiday party. It began with a day of giving where IMPACT gave every employee $25 to spend on something that would make them happy. We were encouraged to share our experiences on Slack with the team as we took the afternoon off to have fun. Team members used the funds for experiences like escape rooms and axe throwing, fun food and drinks, and some even chose to give back to a charity or cause of their choice. The following day we all signed onto a Zoom call and shared our experiences. The leadership team presented awards that we do every year and we shared some videos we had created during the week. We had fun together, laughed and cheered together, and it was a great way to wrap up the week before the holiday break.
Scenes from IMPACT's virtual holiday party.
This just proves there are fun a unique ways to do things for your remote team that don't have to be in person. It also doesn't have to be a holiday party! You can do quarterly team meetings, bonding events, and more. Is there something cool that your company did for the holidays? A great remote solution you've discovered? Let us know in Elite!
The IMPACT HQ Office Has Moved!
The IMPACT HQ office has moved from Wallingford, Connecticut down to New Haven, Connecticut to a brand new space! Keep an eye out for fun photos and videos from the new office. I'll be recording next week's episode from the new office!
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IMPACT Elite Member of the Week!
Dan Moyle is our Elite member of the week this week. We love Dan! I've known Dan since the beginning of my inbound journey, and my career, really. Nick and Dan go back to Nick's HubSpot days as well! Dan is always an active participant in Elite. He asks great questions and responds to others with helpful guidance and examples. Thanks for being truly elite, Dan!
Content Strategy Tips for Beginners
Michelle Alfano asked, “what’s something you wish you knew about content strategy, planning or writing when you first started out?” There are some great answers in this thread in Elite including
The go-to resource on this topic at IMPACT is Liz Murphy. Follow her on Twitter @naptownpint or connect with her in Elite! She'd love to say hello.
Content Planning and Scheduling Tools
Kevin Mitchell asked about tools and templates for creating and managing a content schedule. Check out the discussion in Elite. Our Elite member of the week, Dan Moyle, even shared a screenshot of the spreadsheet he uses! We know 2019 planning is in full swing for many of you. Maybe you're even done already but it can't hurt to polish your strategy.