Marcus Varner

Marcus is a content strategist and producer who loves helping brands craft content that improves customers' lives, builds brand credibility, and demands to be shared. For the last 10 years, Marcus has worked in every type of content—from writing to video production to design—and is currently a senior content marketing manager at Workfront, where he oversees all corporate- and awareness-level level content. When he's not producing content, he's consuming it, in the form of books, movies, and podcasts.

  • How to Not Get Fined by the FTC

    How to Not Get Fined by the FTC

    In many cases, deceptive marketing is due to failure in the compliance step of the approval process. Here are some examples of big-name brands and businesses that found themselves facing the FTC.

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  • Snowed In: 5 Ways Online Work Solutions Can Help When Employees Can’t Get to Work

    Snowed In: 5 Ways Online Work Solutions Can Help When Employees Can’t Get to Work

    by Marcus Varner - Managers need powerful tools to help them organize employees and workloads, even when everyone is working from different locations and on different schedules.

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  • 5 Tips for Hacking Time Tracking: How to Improve On-Time Delivery & Forecasting

    5 Tips for Hacking Time Tracking: How to Improve On-Time Delivery & Forecasting

    To help your team get off the perpetual spiral of overpromised deliverables and missed deadlines, here are five time-tracking hacks to use.

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  • 7 Review & Approval Process Hacks to Help Restore Your Sanity

    7 Review & Approval Process Hacks to Help Restore Your Sanity

    by Marcus Varner - Our best review and approval process hacks will help restore sanity and order, get your projects out the door on time, and keep your blood pressure in check.

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  • 3 Steps for Solving the “Everyone’s Busy, But No One’s Productive” Problem

    3 Steps for Solving the “Everyone’s Busy, But No One’s Productive” Problem

    by Marcus Varner - Is your team working on the right things? This is the ultimate question, and the answer can mean the difference between a team that is just “busy” and a team that is “productive.”

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  • 3 Ways a Work Management Solution can Break Down Silos on Your Team

    3 Ways a Work Management Solution can Break Down Silos on Your Team

    by Marcus Varner - When everyone is using different tools, chances are you are suffering from siloed information, which means you can’t collaborate, strategize, or make decisions effectively.

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  • 3 Solutions for Conquering the Request Avalanche

    3 Solutions for Conquering the Request Avalanche

    by Marcus Varner - If teams could more effectively manage the request avalanche they face on a daily basis, workers would spend less time doing these tasks and more time getting work done.

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  • 9 Change Management Principles in Action: Insight from the Front Lines

    9 Change Management Principles in Action: Insight from the Front Lines

    by Marcus Varner - With “here’s how we did it” stories from our peers, suddenly change doesn’t only seem possible—it becomes attainable.

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  • 3 Tips for Helping Your Marketing Team Work Smarter (Not Harder)

    3 Tips for Helping Your Marketing Team Work Smarter (Not Harder)

    by Marcus Varner - These three tips aren’t difficult to implement, but they have the potential to take your team from amateur to rock star status.

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  • Innovative Marketing Hacks: 4 Ways to Streamline Your Next Marketing Project

    Innovative Marketing Hacks: 4 Ways to Streamline Your Next Marketing Project

    by Marcus Varner - You can avoid frustration and burned out employees by streamlining your projects for better results with these four work hacks.

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  • 4 Crucial Steps to Help You Make Deadline on Any Project

    4 Crucial Steps to Help You Make Deadline on Any Project

    by Marcus Varner - With some purposeful planning, these four steps will help you keep your next project on track so you can make deadline with time to spare and be confident in the final product.

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  • Interview: How Technology Fueled Brian Kreutz's Remote Year

    Interview: How Technology Fueled Brian Kreutz's Remote Year

    by Marcus Varner - For the last seven months, Brian has been traveling across Europe, Africa, and South America while continuing to work remotely.

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  • 5 Work Automation Prophecies From 3 Futurists

    5 Work Automation Prophecies From 3 Futurists

    by Marcus Varner - Automation and AI is already being used in many offices, and it’s becoming more common as technology advances and is more proficient at taking on everyday tasks.

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  • 3 Things Knowledge Leaders Better Be Doing Now to Reach the Future of Work Automation

    3 Things Knowledge Leaders Better Be Doing Now to Reach the Future of Work Automation

    by Marcus Varner - To achieve the ideal balance of automation and humanity while ramping up productivity, here are three strategies knowledge leaders should be implementing right now.

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  • Your Workplace Has to Get Flexible or Die: 5 Reasons Why

    Your Workplace Has to Get Flexible or Die: 5 Reasons Why

    by Marcus Varner - Here are five reasons why it’s essential that businesses start getting flexible now.

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  • 5 Productivity Prophecies From 3 Futurists

    5 Productivity Prophecies From 3 Futurists

    by Marcus Varner - These five prophecies from thought leaders can help businesses prepare for what the future holds.

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  • Cella’s Industry Report — Insights for Staying Creative & Keeping Top-Tier Talent: Part 3

    Cella’s Industry Report — Insights for Staying Creative & Keeping Top-Tier Talent: Part 3

    by Marcus Varner - Jackie Schaffer and Nick Scholz share some points of interest from Cella's 2017 In-House Creative Industry Report and tips for retaining talent. Part 3.

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  • Cella’s Industry Report — Insights for Staying Creative & Keeping Top-Tier Talent: Part 2

    Cella’s Industry Report — Insights for Staying Creative & Keeping Top-Tier Talent: Part 2

    by Marcus Varner - Jackie Schaffer and Nick Scholz share some points of interest from Cella's 2017 In-House Creative Industry Report and tips for retaining talent. Part 2.

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  • Cella’s Industry Report — Insights for Staying Creative & Keeping Top-Tier Talent: Part 1

    Cella’s Industry Report — Insights for Staying Creative & Keeping Top-Tier Talent: Part 1

    by Marcus Varner - Jackie Schaffer and Nick Scholz share some points of interest from Cella's 2017 In-House Creative Industry Report and tips for retaining talent. Part 1.

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  • 30 Tips to Take the Pain Out of Reporting

    30 Tips to Take the Pain Out of Reporting

    by Marcus Varner - Regardless of where you fit on the love/hate spectrum for reporting, there is always something you can do to make it a little less painful. Here are our 30 tips.

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