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.
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Clueless on Agile Marketing? This Presentation Will Get Your Team Started

Marcus Varner
Marcus Varner

Agile Marketing: A Beginner's Guide from Workfront Most marketing teams are curious about this mysterious Agile Marketing thing. What is it? How can it fit into what your team does? For the answers to these questions a so much more, take spin through this fun and valuable Slideshare on the topic of Agile Marketing. To learn more about how your marketing team can start managing your work in Agile, download the free whitepaper "Becoming an Agile Marketing Team" today. ... Read More


6 Ways Managers Can Be Better at Recognizing Team Accomplishments

Do employee rewards programs really make a difference to a company’s overall health? Or are they just touchy-feely HR initiatives that are nice to have but don’t do much to truly improve employee satisfaction or reduce turnover? Let’s start with three facts that you may already know—or could perhaps guess from your own corporate experience: The vast majority of employees (91%) rank management’s recognition of their job performance as important or very important. An employee’s relationship with his direct manager often has the biggest impact on his job satisfaction. Employee turnover is expensive, from 50% to 200% of an employee’s annual salary. The proof... Read More


10 Things You Should Never Do to Your Email Unless You Want to Be More Productive

Marcus Varner
Marcus Varner

Email has become our nemesis. Overflowing inboxes, lost mail, and cc: chains that never end have turned email into a major time suck. The average worker sends and receives 190 email messages per day, spending almost one-third of their workweek managing email. Some of us even have to carve out time just to triage email. Ryan Kendrick, food blogger at slceats.com, puts it bluntly: “My email is a disaster.” He’s tried using folders to organize, but they don’t work because they end up getting ignored or forgotten. Instead, he uses the read/unread method to prioritize. “If it's a priority, I mark it... Read More


You’re Missing the Boat on Measuring Employee Morale: 4 Things You Can Do About It

Marcus Varner
Marcus Varner

It’s no secret that employees who are happy and satisfied with their jobs are more productive at work. And the reverse is also true: employees who are disengaged are more likely to be unproductive—and to spread discontentment and negativity to others. In Gallup’s most recent State of the Global Workplace poll, which included more than 150,000 U.S. respondents, only 30% of American workers reported being engaged at work, while 52% were “not engaged,” and 18% were “actively disengaged.” Gallup found that engagement increases marginally to 32.5% for college-educated Americans who work in a managerial, executive, or official role. But no... Read More


AtTask is Now Workfront

Marcus Varner
Marcus Varner

So the company formerly known as AtTask is now Workfront? But why make such a move when AtTask was already getting such traction in the marketplace? The answer to that question comes down to Shakespeare's immortal query: "What's in a name?" It encapsulates who we are now, what we provide, and who we want to be. In simplest terms, we outgrew our name. As a significant player in the enterprise work management space, serving global companies such Cisco, Comcast, Food and Drug Administration, House of Blues, and REI, we wanted a name and brand that would symbolize the scope and... Read More


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