More than five years ago, Tribute Media announced an experiment called "Office Free Fridays." We shared far and wide on social media and sent an email to all our clients, letting them know what to expect. We wanted to help our employees with work-life balance, but frankly, we were a little concerned our clients would be upset with us.
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Meridian, IDAHO: Founded in 2007, Tribute Media has operated the majority of the past 13 years with founder Corey Smith as President. Smith has named Lindsey Bowshier, a leader and partner in the agency since 2015, as the new president of the agency. Smith will remain active in the company as Chairman of the Board and Grill Master at company BBQs.
We are delighted to announce that Tribute Media has advanced from a Gold Tier HubSpot Partner to Platinum Tier.
For years, Tribute Media has been the only HubSpot partner agency in Idaho. Now we have joined the elite rank of Platinum tier with only 29 other partners worldwide!
Being recognized as a Platinum partner is an honor because it means we have proven our dedication to helping HubSpot customers in Idaho and beyond. We also pass along the benefit of our insights into HubSpot’s product roadmap and resources in delivering marketing solutions to our clients.
Last year we tested, and then made official, Office Free Friday. It's been a very cool thing for us as a company because it's provided us some much-needed focus time each week where our customers expect us to be a little less available.
If you aren't interested in clicking through to that announcement link, I'll give you the simple gist here. On Fridays, we officially close our office and our phones go directly to voicemail. It's still a working day, but because the office is closed, our employees have an option to work wherever they want.
UPDATE: Thursday, April 14, we attended the Best Places to Work in Idaho award ceremony. It was a lovely event that brought together many of Idaho's top employers. As if it weren't enough to be surrounded by so many amazing people committed to being employers of choice, we also had the honor of accepting the award for 5th place in our category!
Each year Best Places to Work in Idaho awards several businesses in different categories the honor of being the best place to work. We are elated to announce that one of 2016’s winners in the category of Micro Employers (10 – 19 employees) was Tribute Media! We will now hold for applause and melodramatic adulation.
In my more than 20 years of employment, I have learned some key things about my own level of productivity. I've learned that in the morning I'm almost never very productive. I get a second (or third or fourth) wind as the day wears on. Sometimes I need a change of scenery. Sometimes I need to close the door and sometimes I need to invite others in to bounce ideas.
More often than not, I need a place that allows me to focus on what I need to focus on without the distractions of phone, email, people, etc. In fact, as I write this blog post, I'm not at the office. I'm away at an undisclosed location to focus.
BOISE, ID., (June, 2015) - Today, Tribute Media, a Boise based, nationally focused web marketing and design firm, announces its achievement of HubSpot's Gold tier as a certified agency partner.
Tribute Media became a HubSpot partner back in February of 2015, and has worked since then not only to become acquainted with HubSpot's tools, but to apply HubSpot's methodology and become experts.
Corey Smith, Tribute Media's Founder says, "we aren't partnering with HubSpot just to use their tools; we are applying their methodology to further our inbound practices. It has changed the way we do everything."
This achievement has been a culmination of the intense education of Tribute Media's entire staff, the result of which is every employee gaining at least one HubSpot certification, the majority holding two or more. Their Channel Account Manager, Sean Dazet, said of them, "they took HubSpot's methodology seriously. They moved exceptionally fast towards the gold tier and toward certifying so many employees."
(Boise, Idaho) – Corey Smith, author of “Do it Right: A CEO’s Guide to Web Strategy”, received three awards last Thursday evening at the Idaho Book Extravaganza awards show. The guide was illustrated by Tribute Media’s own Don Elliott, and the cover was designed by Andy Harl. From the beginning, author Corey Smith knew that the interior of the book had to be different and unique. Too many business books take a simplistic approach to interior design. As a result of the simplistic designs, the intent of the author can often be missed.
The three awards received were:
BOISE, Idaho – The fifth installment of Idaho Startup Weekend will take place October 26th through October 28th at Hotel 43 in downtown Boise. First created in 2007, Startup Weekend is an international event that provides entrepreneurs an opportunity to test their startup business ideas. With the tagline, “No Talk, All Action,” Idaho Startup Weekend will give aspiring innovators an opportunity to commercialize their ideas in just one fast-paced and exhilarating weekend.
In the short 54 hour time frame, participants pitch their ideas, form teams, and build a viable product. Startup Weekend likens the event to “an MBA in a weekend” because it helps professionals learn through the act of creating. Idaho Startup Weekends attract the best and brightest in the Boise community, therefore the event helps participants build long-lasting relationships with influential people. According to internal statistics from the organization, Startup Weekend held 260 events in 67 countries and startups incubated at its events received at least $30 million in outside funding last year alone.