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lessons learned in 2018

Lessons Learned In 2018

2018 has been quite a year! BIG YAM has grown both in terms of our team size (20 percent growth) and in revenue (15 percent growth). We have had challenging times (teammates departing), busy times (Black Friday campaigns) and fun times (culture events such as Spring Training, Easter Egg Hunt, Gary Busey Birthday Party and Holiday Bowling Party). As I reflect on all of those times to determine what I’ve learned and how I’ll apply…

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Working for an advertising agency

The Truth About Agency Life

I’m sure at one point or another you’ve watched a television show or movie where the main character worked at an advertising agency. They spend the day in a super cool, glamorous office, sipping a latte and look as if they just came off the runway. You’ve seen them in a conference room chatting away, then someone spits out a line and wah-lah—it works! Just like that, in a matter of seconds, they are leaving…

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time management

Don’t Be Busy, Be Productive. Tips To Improve Time Management.

“To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.”Leonard Bernstain Leonard Bernstein could not be more accurate in his quote. There never seems to be quite enough time in the day to accomplish what we want or need to do. This is why it is so important to focus on time management. At BIG YAM, we are always ready to move quickly when creating a plan and seemingly doing…

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office potluck recipes

A Recipe For Success – Office Potluck Edition

Whether it’s a Thanksgiving celebration, the monthly BIG YAM Book Club discussion or just a random Tuesday in May, BIG Yammers love a good potluck. But if you’re like me (i.e., NOT a Betty Crocker) planning your office potluck recipes can take some serious coordination. Your dish-to-pass can lose its pizazz after hours in the fridge, and prepping in a microwave (or toaster oven if you’re fancy) can really limit your culinary expression. https://gph.is/2qZg1Kd Me…

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