Four Tips for the Remote Employee

By on April 10, 2018

“Working from home must be amazing! You’re SO lucky!”   That is the typical response I get when I tell someone that I work from home as a designer. From an outsider looking in, it seems like the ideal situation anyone could ask for — especially for a full-time employee. All the things you would want in a solid career. Right?   To an extent, yes. However, that’s not always the case. While working...

LinkedIn’s New Video Features: Playing Catch-Up with Short-Form Visual Storytelling

By on April 3, 2018

LinkedIn has become the latest entrant into the “Stories” arena on social media, a method of short-form visual storytelling more popular than ever, with Instagram Stories boasting 300 million daily active users. LinkedIn’s new video feature allows users to publish short-form video with sticker and text overlays to their profile and news feed. Read on to learn how LinkedIn’s new video feature...

If You’re Expecting Good Business Advice, Don’t Read This

By on March 30, 2018

Three Personal Thoughts  I’ve been encouraged to write blog posts that relate to business, and more particularly, my business. But really, life is so much more than what happens at the nine-to-five. It’s about your experiences, people you meet, your family and friends. So instead of your typical blog post, this one’s for me. It’s personal and it only relates to business like it relates to life....

Waiting for Google Slides to Save Us

By on March 19, 2018

Is it just me, or in the last few years has the debate regarding Keynote vs. PowerPoint waned? Maybe it’s because we all have bigger things to worry about these days. Or maybe it’s because anyone who really cares chose a side a long time ago. Or maybe it’s because the two products have grown similar and there’s been a huge improvement recently in how smoothly Keynote converts to PowerPoint.  ...

Social Media Marketing World 2018: Live Video, Bots and Stories

By on March 14, 2018

Social Media Marketing World (SMMW), a three-day megaconference focusing on social media strategies for marketers and advertisers, recently concluded in San Diego, Calif. This year’s conference focused on three major themes that will guide social media strategy in the next few years: Facebook’s new algorithm, live video and messenger bots.   Facebook’s New Algorithm The main topic of SMMW 2018...

Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles: Excelling Through Cancer

By on February 12, 2018

Ginger Powell was recently named the recipient of our Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles award for Q4 of 2017. Anyone who has had the pleasure of working with Ginger knows that this award is well-deserved.   Awarded each quarter, the Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles program began as a way to recognize employees who embrace our guiding principles. CKR employees are encouraged to...

China’s WeChat Outshines Facebook in the East

By on January 31, 2018

Where Facebook reigns in the west, WeChat reigns in the east. China’s block on western social media platforms has allowed Chinese companies to grow and dominate the market. WeChat, a relatively simple group messaging platform, rose to popularity without much competition. The platform shows a sense of intuition that other social media networks have not. What is most intriguing about WeChat is...

Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen Spoil the Broth … Maybe?

By on January 24, 2018

The beginnings of an employer brand recipe Well, is it truly because of the amount of cooks or is it because of the personalities of the cooks? I haven’t figured that out yet, but I feel like it’s a bit of both. We all know that, in general, when less people are involved in a project there’s less of a bottleneck. But at what cost? What if we are missing out on key insights by not including...

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