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

Escaping the Horror of Marketing Project Management Chaos

Projects that spiral out of control faster than Frankenstein’s monster. Gaps in data that haunt your team day and night. Tools and processes that are more overworked and exhausted than zombie slayers in the apocalypse. It might feel like you’re working in the middle of a horror flick, but it's actually your marketing team's project management. If you don't do something, your productivity and your sanity will be its next victim. Never fear—Workfront is here! Learn how House of Blues, Covario, and SapientNitro all conquered the horror of work chaos with help from Workfront in our latest video. ... Read More


How Peregrine Semiconductor Tripled Annual Project Capacity

Marcus Varner
Marcus Varner

From 2011 to 2012, Peregrine had doubled in size but was hampered by its existing project management approach, complicated Excel spreadsheets and Microsoft Project files. Peregrine's project managers (PMs) each had to keep their own timeline in Excel, with minimal detail and no visibility into how project timelines overlapped. Resource planning was a major challenge, and when bottlenecks inevitably came up, it was impossible to identify the root cause. PMs spent precious hours tracking down and manually logging status updates into cumbersome spreadsheets. By the time they updated the spreadsheets, the information was already outdated because of the speed at... Read More


Infographic Exposes Zombies Killing Your Project Management

Marcus Varner
Marcus Varner

If you've suspected, while in the middle of your project management duties, that your team members have slipped into a state of zombism, you just might be right. This new Workfront infographic exposes the workplace zombies that are lurking on every work team. It even lists the symptoms to look out for and the best weapons to use against these productivity leg-draggers. Just for the record, our favorite is the Runner, mainly because of 1) the best zombie hairdo we've ever seen and 2) the postal worker getup with the '70's-era running shorts. Awesome! Click here to see the full Working Dead... Read More


Steven ZoBell Joins Workfront Executive Team as CTO

Marcus Varner
Marcus Varner

The Workfront leadership team is nothing short of amazing. Since Eric Morgan joined as “team captain” back in 2011, he has lead Workfront through several rounds of funding, mapped out how to win with Enterprise Work Management, and has drawn up the game plan for Workfront to be the go-to solution for marketing teams. Of course, he hasn’t done this alone. He has had strong team members in Michael Olson, Chief Financial Officer; Frank Maylett, EVP, Global Sales and Service; Bryan Nielson, former Workfront CMO now EVP of Strategy, Go-to-Market & Product; Nate Bowler, General Manager, Marketing Services Group; Austin Miller,... Read More


Workfront Named Leader in 2014 Gartner Cloud-based PPM Services

Marcus Varner
Marcus Varner

We are all pretty familiar with Sally Fields' notorious 1984 Oscar acceptance speech of “You like me, right now, you like me!” and admittedly, we feel like shouting this from the roof top. It isn’t an easy task to be recognized three years in a row as a “Leader” in Gartner, Inc’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Based Project and Portfolio Management Services, but Workfront has done it.* You may be wondering what makes a “leader.” Gartner defines a “leader” as: The Gartner report states that: “Leaders share many attributes with technology providers rated as Visionaries and Challengers, but they are also differentiated... Read More


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