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Partner Transparency – Make It A Private Brand Theme

By: Ann Marie VegaOn: November 8, 2017

Transparency is at the heart of how modern brand owners want to build their customer relationships. I propose transparency across the entire supply chain. Working with Retailers and Suppliers alike, I hear the same exasperation; "Things go into a Big Black Hole until they appear again!" Sharing information and status is key to keeping the project moving forward and bringing revenue in faster.

Our team recently surveyed industry leaders as we prepared for a Velocity Talk and found the top three buzzkills are - the process taking too long - inaccurate / incomplete information - and too many approval rounds. For more insights, and some suggestions on how to start being more transparent with your partners please see my article in the Global Retail Brands Magazine (type "73" in the text box to go the article on page 73).

Web Browsing: Simple Tricks to Improve Browser Performance (Part 2)

By: Tris MunroOn: October 16, 2017

I hope you're browsing this on one of only a couple of tabs open in your browser. If you are, thanks for taking my advice in Part 1. Ready for a couple more tricks? Part 2 is all about the Browser, and less about your habits.

Update Your Browser

A lot of browsers have an auto-update feature, which is often enabled by default. Sometimes though, this is not the case and you will either need to enable auto-updating, or update manually. There are some very good reasons for keeping your browser up-to-date, and they do outweigh the inconvenience of time lost to an update.

Join the Conversation

By: Ann Marie Vega On: August 22, 2017

Velocity - The My Private Brand Conference 2017

As Platinum Sponsors of VELOCITY - The My Private Brand Conference, MBD & WBD are teaming with Christopher Durham and other packaging industry experts to share tips and tricks for Private Brand design, rollout and workflow to help organize your Private Brand Program to run headache free…well, with reduced headaches at least.

Web Browsing: Simple Tricks to Improve Browser Performance

By: Tris MunroOn: July 27, 2017

In this day and age, a slow browser is like a long line at Starbucks; you wait because you need that coffee/information to continue on with your day, but this was supposed to be a quick process. If you’re anything like me, and a large part of your day-to-day work is browser-based; a slow browser is not only infuriating, but counter-productive. Fortunately, there are a few things we can do to speed up how our browsers are running. Some of these are “quick-fixes”, and some of these are more to do with browsing habits. Here are a few little tips you can use for troubleshooting if you’re having “one of those days”.

Velocity Talks

By: Ann Marie Vega On: July 13, 2017

Are you attending Velocity: The My Private Brand Conference

Katie Locke, Business Development Manager for our sister company, Marketing by Design (MBD), is hosting a 15 minute Velocity Talk. If you’ve ever met Katie, you’ve seen or heard her excitement for building or rebuilding brands. I will be joining Katie at the end of the presentation to share how our Private Brand clients are achieving success with their brands and speed to market utilizing workflow solutions based on market best practices.

Katie will present insider tips and knowledge alongside the research results specifically commissioned for the Velocity Conference. Participate in this groundbreaking research.

Welcome Darcie Gagne!

By: Scott BerkleyOn: April 18, 2017

As runners and spectators alike recover from the Boston Marathon, what better time to announce the addition of avid runner and triathlete to the Workflow by Design (WBD) Team. Darcie Gagne has joined WBD as Sr. Account and Implementation Specialist and we couldn’t be more excited to have such a dedicated and accomplished professional on our growing team.

Darcie will be managing custom development needs for key Enterprise level accounts as well as select implementations for new customers. Darcie’s depth of knowledge and experience with various project management methodologies will serve our clients and our team well. Welcome to the team Darcie, excited to be working with you again!

We love Maria Dubuc - Vertex Judge

By: Kristen BonitoOn: March 22, 2017

Maria is a partner in both Marketing by Design (MBD) and Workflow by Design (WBD), and we appreciate her industry expertise on a daily basis.  Maria recently shared her wisdom as a Vertex Awards judge.  The results are in and are being posted daily.

This year’s record-setting group of entrants included more than 300 entries from 25 countries and 49 retailers from around the world. Without a doubt, they are raising Private Brands and packaging to a new level.

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Process before Platform

By: Scott BerkleyOn: February 23, 2017

The goal is to have an effective workflow solution adopted by your organization getting projects completed on time and product to shelf faster.  For success, you will need a fully defined, mapped, published and agreed upon process across all the players. This is especially important in package production and creative services, with all the moving parts, pressure and players. Simply put, you have to have process before you have a platform.
That said, the first step is finding a solution provider who can identify and pull together all the key stakeholders in your organization to document the gaps, the needs, the nice-to-haves and current roadblocks in your current state; basically defining the current ‘process’ - good, bad and otherwise.
Asking the following three questions will give you the important insights about any provider you are considering.

Welcome Tris Munro – Our latest add to the team!

By: Ann Marie VegaOn: January 18, 2017

Tris joined our team at the end of 2016 as a Customer Care Specialist.  He is an amazingly quick study and is solving complex requests already!

Tris gained his customer care and software expertise while working for the #1 eLearning software provider in Austrailia.  He prides himself on being a techno geek with a passion for keeping customers happy, all with a bit of creative flair from his days as a chef in a past life.

If someone with an accent answers our support line, it is likely Tris.  Enjoy his accent, while he enjoys the New England Winter.  Yes, he has told us he loves it.

FDA Deadline is Coming…Don’t Get Crushed

By: Ann Marie VegaOn: January 6, 2017

The New Year is here, and lots of projects are hitting your desk for 2017.  One of the largest is likely the FDA NLEA update.  Our Solution is ready to help you stay on top of the new requirements.  We have created a pre-configured workflow solution for your FDA label updates that will help to assure you are in compliance on time while containing cost.

For more details or to set up a demo please visit our FDA information page.