Sharing is Caring
We love our research, meaning we’re always exercising our expertise through the forms of books, podcasts, and new tools. Our team are also pretty big on sharing their knowledge, so here are some of our latest recommendations.
Georgia, Director: Habitica
Habitica is a free habit-buiding and productivity app that treats your real life like a game. With in-game rewards and punishments to motivate you along with a strong social network to inspire you, Habitica helps you achieve your goals to become healthy, hard-working and happy.
- You get an 8bit version of yourself as an avatar
- You can tick off each day and gain experience points and win eggs and hatching potions!
- You can then go on quests with your friends!
Rosie, Senior Account Manager: HubSpot Academy
Every day is a school day, right? If you’re looking for personal learning and development opportunities in the marketing sphere, I’d highly recommend HubSpot Academy. It’s a sophisticated online learning platform on a mission to ‘transform the way people and companies grow by offering free online training for the digital age. From quick, practical courses to comprehensive certifications, you’ll learn everything you need to know about cutting edge business topics.’
Aside from being totally free, the content is top-notch. They also present the lessons in multiple formats and use case studies to substantiate the lessons. There are also worksheets that prompt the application of lessons learned.
Jessica, Senior PR and Content Manager: Harvard Business Review
Recently I’ve been reading a lot of Harvard Business Review’s articles. They are always super insightful and very well researched. But, my main focus at the moment has been advice-driven articles around management. I am constantly looking to develop my knowledge as a manager and gain insight from experts and they have amazing leadership articles around building a great culture, motivating team members and how to continue to develop them on a remote-basis.
Antonia, Marketing Manager: Miro
Miro is an infinite, online blank canvas that helps you ideate, strategize, organise and collaborate with your team. Because collaboration is so important to us, we needed somewhere to collaborate and brainstorm with ease while we were working from home.
With Miro, you can be engaging and intuitive, with the freedom to choose how you use it to work with your team. We use it for everything from personas to notes from calls, re-brand brainstorms to website maps. You get 3 boards with a free account, so go, have a play and become obsessed like we are!
Nicole, Strategic Account Manager: The Secret, Rhonda Byrne
This book was a real eye opener for me and one that I often find myself picking up again from time to time. Rhonda Byrne explains how your life is in your control through the ‘Law of Attraction’ and positive thinking. All the secrets you can learn in the different aspects of your life such as relationships, health, the world, and the secret to you.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking to bring their goals into reality.
Hannah, Junior Creative Executive: Logo Design Love, A Guide to Creating Iconic Brand Identities
A book by David Airey, this is a great recommendation for anyone who gets creative!
The book covers everything from design theory and the history of iconic brand logos to real-world examples. Going in-depth about the importance of having a brand identity and sparking inspiration and motivation to create. It’s an educational take on logos and their sheer significance within the world today. It’s a staple to have on the bookshelf, and I always find myself reaching for it when in the midst of a creative block.
Charlotte, Junior Marketing Executive: The Digital Marketing Podcast by Target Internet
Podcasts are one of my favourite ways to learn new things as they’re so easy to fit into a hectic daily schedule. One that I have found particularly useful whilst trying to get to grips with a wider range of digital marketing techniques is The Digital Marketing Podcast by Target Internet.
The podcasts range from five minutes to half an hour so you can very easily get a daily listen.