Marcus Varner
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Marcus Varner

Over the last nine years, Marcus Varner has worked in every type of content—from writing to video production to design. His focus is always on breaking through the clutter while engaging audiences with brands' most foundational messaging. He currently oversees all corporate- and awareness-level level content at Workfront.
Posts by Marcus

Cloud-Based SaaS Delivers Better Support and Lower Expenses: Aberdeen Group Study

Work teams have a way of getting stuck on the old standby work software. Unfortunately, this means that many teams continue trying to coordinate the work they do in on-premise solutions that aren't the best at keeping data current or accessible to the group as a whole. Up until now, these solutions have hung onto their dominance because 1) they've already paid for them, 2) their teams are already trained on them, and 3) the potential for failed adoption of another tool scares them away from trying anything else - including the cloud-based SaaS solutions that could cure many of... Read More


Driving Organizational Performance at LEAP 2015: Q&A With Simplus CEO Ryan Westwood

Marcus Varner
Marcus Varner

LEAP 2015 is only days away, and it’s looking to bring together many of the top minds in work management. One of those top minds is Ryan Westwood, co-founder and CEO of Simplus, formerly known as Outbox Systems. We had a chance to catch up with Ryan and get a preview of his involvement in LEAP 2015. 1. For those who are unfamiliar with Simplus, can you tell us a little about it? We believe that every great business has a story to tell. The Simplus story begins with the idea that something powerful doesn’t have to be complicated. We looked at... Read More


3 Things We Learned From Our Creatives Survey at HOW Design

This week at HOW Design 2015 in Chicago, Workfront surveyed over 300 designers, copywriters, directors, photographers, and other creatives to determine what a day in the life of a creative looks like. The results of the “Day in the Life of a Creative” Survey highlight some of the biggest pain points plaguing creatives today. Here are the three biggest eye-openers: 1. Nothing brings out the creativity like good company and some fresh air. Creativity is the lifeblood of any creative team (naturally). But under the relentless workloads that creative teams face, actual creativity is always at risk of burnout. So how do... Read More


Greatest Hits: 7 Tips For Leading Meetings More Effectively

As part of our “Greatest Hits” series, we bring you articles by our executives that have appeared in other publications across the web. For your enjoyment, this week we present “Seven Tips for Leading Meetings More Effectively,” which was written by Workfront CEO Eric Morgan and originally appeared on Inc.com. Why do meetings have such a bad rap? Because too many of them are poorly organized, overly long, and rudderless--drifting this way and that according to the moods of the dominant personalities in the room. Even managerial and executive meetings, which should be more effective based on the amount of experience the... Read More


Your Hiring Forecast: Sunny With a Chance of Headcount

Ever feel like your team is drowning in work, and it just keeps on raining? Stop treading water and start taking control of your team’s future. These 5 tips will help managers secure the right headcount at the right time, in any job climate. The battle for headcount is always raging, but there’s hope on the horizon. More than a third of employers (36%) expect to add full-time, permanent employees in 2015, according to CareerBuilder’s annual U.S. Job Forecast. This marks a 12% increase over 2014. The numbers are trending even higher in four key sectors: Information Technology (54%), Financial... Read More


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