8 Tips for Effective Crisis-Communication Emails

Posted by Amanda

March 19, 2020 | 11:37 am

When trouble hits, it’s important to communicate quickly. But a hasty email with too much information or a confusing message won’t be effective. Here are a few best practices to keep in mind when developing emails in the midst of a crisis of any kind. Here are a few examples: National Apartment Association – Apartmentalize …

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Three Must-Haves for a Successful Content Project

Posted by Amanda

February 21, 2020 | 4:37 pm

A few months back, we talked about how process was at the heart of what we do. We have tools, procedures and schedules to help us create great work every time. Raw material (content) is the necessary foundation for that great work. So, if process is the heart, then content is the brain of excellent …

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14 Discoveries from the Vault

Posted by Amanda

January 21, 2020 | 1:42 pm

For many, a new year (decade!) is a chance to clear out the cobwebs and start fresh with new goals. As you can see from our vision board, our team is interested in bringing more exercise, book-reading, travel and education into their lives. At the office, it’s time to start anew with less clutter. That …

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Fixation Holiday Cheer in 5 Easy Steps

Posted by Amanda

December 18, 2019 | 1:22 pm

At Fixation, we apply the same creativity to our staff events and try to connect and celebrate in ways that won’t overly disrupt our busy team (as you may have seen when we did our De-Stress Week). We try to up the ante every year with as much laughter, fun and silliness as we can …

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5 Days of De-Stressing with Fixation

Posted by Amanda

November 27, 2019 | 9:05 am

There’s no way to avoid it—stress is a fact of life. But when it goes unchecked, our physical and emotional health can suffer.  With the holidays coming and projects wrapping up before year-end, we thought it was the perfect time to bring some calm to the chaos with a week’s worth of fun and relaxing …

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4 Ways to Keep Project
Management on Track

Posted by Amanda

October 15, 2019 | 5:50 pm

At the heart of everything we do is how we do it – the process. Every day we must deliver on the promise to our clients to do our best work on time and on budget. Behind the scenes, there’s a whole lot of work that goes into making sure it happens that way every …

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Growing Services, Growing Team

Posted by Amanda

September 23, 2019 | 3:00 pm

Fixation recently hired new staff members to address the growing need for more digital services. Two account team members and a designer all started on the same day—it was a whirlwind of training, orientations and paperwork! But the real work began months earlier, as we determined where to post what jobs and who to interview. …

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One Last Look

Posted by Amanda

July 25, 2019 | 10:17 am

We’ve said it a million times: “Can we get another pair of eyes on this?” You and your team have gone over it for days, even weeks. You’ve triple-checked the logo, URLs, and that block of copy 10 times (probably more), and it’s looking good. Truth is—it probably is good. But a gut check from …

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Active Gratitude

Posted by Amanda

May 14, 2019 | 8:26 pm

Every year, I give a donation to my alma mater, the University of Missouri. And small though it may be, I get not one or two, but THREE thank-yous for my donation. They come in different forms—a link to a video from a student who received a scholarship, a postcard hand-signed by a student and …

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She’s Good at Puzzles!

Posted by Amanda

March 11, 2019 | 4:12 pm

How a team-building effort can illuminate staff strengths. Throughout the year, we try to find ways to let loose—game nights, happy hours, etc. You know the drill because you do it, too. During these breaks, we get to know our team beyond daily work habits—for instance, we have a movie buff, a beer snob, a …

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