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5 Ideas for Holiday Workplace Wellness

This month we welcome a guest post from Human Resources Manager, Susie Alexander. Susie is responsible for employee relations, benefits, payroll, compliance, performance management, wellness, training, employee development, and visas, as well as some recruiting.

The holidays are a time for parties, cheer, and busy schedules! Even amidst the holiday craziness, it’s important for employees to engage in activities to stay mentally and physically healthy. Did you know that Whereoware was a finalist for SmartCEO’s 2016 Healthiest Companies? We’d like to share our top 5 ways for an organization to support their employees in staying healthy for the holidays.

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INBOUND 2017 Recap: Food Trucks, Celebrities, and Marketing (Oh My)

This week, we welcome a guest post from our Technical Marketer, Katie Hake.

Katie is responsible for conducing digital product work for e-commerce clients across multiple channels, including using HTML/CSS to build emails. She is also responsible for the creation and management of web content and ensuring quality control in execution.

In this post she shares about her experience and lessons learned at Inbound 2017.

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Behind the Glasses – Yireda Jilili

Each month, we’ll be interviewing one of our fab employees here at Whereoware. For September, we get to know Yireda Jilili our Digital Project Coordinator, a little better.

WHO:

What’s your name?  Yireda Jilili
Job title:  Digital Project Coordinator

BACKGROUND:

Favorite food: Pizza – as long as there are peppers on it!
Hidden talents: I am GREAT at thumb wrestling and Mercy; mainly because I can bend my fingers all the way back.
If there were a movie of my life, I’d be played by: Emma Watson for sure, more because I’m obsessed with her instead of any big resemblance. Although, my stunt double would be played by Jennifer Lawrence (I’m not as graceful as Emma Watson).
One item you would bring with you to a desert island and why: Pot to boil water, hunting equipment, hammock, a library… oh one item? Yikes… I bring three suitcases to a weekend trip, so I do not think I am capable of one item.
In a zombie apocalypse, my weapon of choice would be: A fully stocked ship- these zombies can’t swim, right?

NERD QUIZ:

Facebook or Twitter: Can I opt out for Instagram?  
iOS or Android:   iOS
‘Nerd’ or ‘Geek’:   Geeky nerd?
Star Wars or Star Trek?  Star Wars – slight chance I still dabble in the art of lightsabers (sound effects and all).

 What’s the best part about working at Whereoware? 

I don’t know where to start! I think it’s the brilliant and supportive minds that surround me. Whereoware has me working harder, innovating more, and thinking in different perspectives because everyone around me is so inspiring. Better yet, Whereoware gives everyone a platform to collaborate and share great ideas, allowing us to teach and learn from each other. The learning opportunities are endless, and the support is strong. Not to mention, Whereoware provides a very fun work environment.

Local Event: Email Breakfast Workshop with IBM and Ferguson – September 19

Email drives more engagement and revenue than almost any other channel, but consistently designing and sending effective emails is tough.

Local digital agency Whereoware is partnering with Ferguson Enterprises and IBM to host a comprehensive, but intimate, email workshop to help you boost email performance, while streamlining your email process.

In this free breakfast workshop, learn everything from email basics, to email process, to advanced topics – and get back to your office before lunch. (See our speaker lineup below!)

You’ll get:

  • A blueprint of email optimization fundamentals (from subject lines to email layout, to calls-to-action, and more).
  • An under-the-hood look at how Ferguson Enterprises developed a practical and effective email process to streamline email creation from inception through deployment.
  • An overview of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, and how email marketers can prepare for the future – presented by IBM Watson Marketing.

When: Tuesday, September 19
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Where: Whereoware HQ
14399 Penrose Place, Suite 450
Chantilly, VA 20151

Cost: Free!

One last thing — breakfast and coffee is on us!

Save Your Spot 

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Behind the Glasses – Jack Hisky

Each month, we’ll be interviewing one of our fab employees here at Whereoware. For August, we get to know Jack Hisky, our Help Desk Support Specialist, a little better.

WHO:

What’s your name?  John E. Hisky (Jack)
Job title:  Help Desk Support Specialist

BACKGROUND:

Favorite food:   There isn’t much I won’t try! Italian, Hispanic, and Chinese food are at the top of my list.
Hidden talents:   I coach ice hockey at the youth and high school levels. I also enjoy chess, ping-pong, writing code, playing video games, and reading books and articles about technology, sports psychology, finance, politics, and data analytics.
If there were a movie of my life, I’d be played by:  Dave Franco – my girlfriend tells me I look just like him!
One item you would bring with you to a desert island and why: It’s a toss-up between my MacBook Pro and a book by Malcolm Gladwell or Robert Greene.
My earliest memory: Playing street hockey and baseball with my neighbors in Catonsville, Maryland!
In a zombie apocalypse, my weapon of choice would be: Running away? Hopefully I will never have to worry about this in real life.

NERD QUIZ:

Facebook or Twitter: Twitter.
iOS or Android:   iOS.
‘Nerd’ or ‘Geek’:   Either/or. “Computer boy” always makes me laugh too.
Star Wars or Star Trek?  Star Wars.

What’s the best part about working at Whereoware? 

The fun work environment, sense of comradery, and team are second to none. Not only do we all work hard for the company, but we also push each other to succeed and improve in our roles. Since my first day, I’ve felt like I was part of something bigger than myself.

Behind the Glasses – Jenna

Each month, we’ll be interviewing one of our fab employees here at Whereoware. For July, we get to know Jenna Tea, our Mobile Apps Project Coordinator, a little better.

WHO:

What’s your name?  Jenna Tea
Job title:  Mobile Apps Project Coordinator

BACKGROUND:

Favorite food: Snacks
Hidden talents: Organizing groups of people trying to decide where to eat
If there were a movie of my life, I’d be played by: Natalie Portman
One item you would bring with you to a desert island and why: A margarita machine, so I could make friends with the locals
In a zombie apocalypse, my weapon of choice would be: Dragon glass

NERD QUIZ: 

Facebook or Twitter: Facebook
iOS or Android: iOS
‘Nerd’ or ‘Geek’: Geek
Star Wars or Star Trek? Star Wars

What’s the best part about working at Whereoware?

The learning and growth opportunities! Not only does the company provide many opportunities through its innovation, but the people at Whereoware are really willing to help each other succeed.

Digital Dialogs: Your 2020 Digital Strategy

Digital-Dialogs-BannerThank you to everyone who came to our AmericasMart Digital Dialogs breakfast session: Your 2020 Digital Strategy.

If you missed the session or would like a refresher:

Get Your Presentation Slides here >>

Whereoware’s Digital Dialogs is an educational breakfast series geared towards Gift and Home industry vendors. Led by Whereoware and select industry leaders, these sessions simplify tough digital concepts in a casual and collaborative environment, and offer practical and actionable takeaways vendors can implement right away to grow their business.

Today, Whereoware and Eller Enterprises introduced the changed B2B sales landscape: how the acceleration of technology and evolving B2B buyer expectations are restructuring sales teams and displacing traditional sales channels; all in a race to achieve a consistent buying experience online and offline. The conversation centered on common challenges, huge opportunities, and simple, concrete steps every business can take to thrive in a digital-first sales environment.

Get the Presentation slides here or contact us for more information.