“Shhh, I’m on a call!” Managing work-life balance as a remote worker

As many people across the world adjust to new work from home opportunities, both individuals and companies are learning on the fly how to adapt to this new ecosystem. For many folks, it was an overnight process – their kids were in their “office”, “commuting” became a walk through the house, and pants became “optional”. On the surface it may seem like a magical vacation but after the honeymoon phase subsides and reality sets in, there is still work to be done. Beyond needing new tools for productivity and communication, it will be equally as important to maintain healthy work-life […]

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Working From Home: Our Favorite Platforms

At PML, we’ve been running in a virtual environment since our inception in 2009. At that time we had to prove our legitimacy to clients on a regular basis.  Being virtual sent a message that maybe you weren’t serious or you were trying to duct tape a team together. We had to overcome tons of stigma. Fast forward to 2020 and layer in the COVID-19 quarantine, most companies are now adopting some level of virtualness and remote reporting. We think that’s awesome! (even though we wish it was under different circumstances) When done right and when woven into the company […]

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Philadelphia 100 Ranks Philly Marketing Labs Second Year in a Row

Sponsored by the Philadelphia Business Journal, the Entrepreneurs Forum of Greater Philadelphia and the Wharton Small Business Development Center, The Philadelphia 100 has been highlighting the fastest growing companies in the Philadelphia area since 1988. We are delighted to wrap up the year with our second Philadelphia 100 award. This year we ranked 32nd for the fastest growing companies in the Philadelphia area. Of course, this award would not be possible without the thriving community of Philadelphia, our dedicated team at PML, our terrific partners and our wonderful clients.   It takes a village – and we are proud to be […]

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Socially Responsible Holiday Shopping, Consumer Behavior and Consumer Activism

With social responsibility and spending awareness on the rise, consumer behavior and consumer activism have shifted to the front of the minds of shoppers–especially during the holiday season when people think of buying gifts for friends and family. During the Philly 100 awards ceremony, one of the attendees Leah Stauffer, from HalfAMillionKids.com, charged Skip Shuda, one of our co-founders and partners, to think more about how Philly Marketing Labs is integrating Social Activism into our company. As a result of this conversation, Philly Marketing Labs is now actively meeting with charities it is considering for partnership. Holiday consumer behavior studies […]

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Messing Up in a Holacratic Company

Recently, I was trying to improve the availability of our newsletters by publishing them in their own section on our website.   This would allow visitors to return to a previous newsletter and read it again. It would also provide SEO benefits by increasing the amount of relevant content on the site. Unfortunately, in my zeal to complete this experiment, I mistakenly published this test page as a blog post. This means the alert may have ended up in your mailbox as an email titled “Test Email HTML”. I’m sorry for that mistake.  However, I thought it was an opportunity […]

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