From here on in, we’re going to be covering a couple of stories that have made it to a discussion in the Beem HQ. Let us know what you guys think or the type of content you’d like to see, and we’ll try our best to feature or shout you out!
It’s been a long week; whether you’ve been riding the email-wave or trying to deal with those tasks that need to be delivered before Friday, the weekend is nearly here! But before we go into weekend mode, it’s time for Beem’s Weekly Roundup! A new thing we are doing.
We’ve pulled together some of the most interesting news stories from last week (steering clear of politics of course): what’s making headlines, a new tool you need to try, or just a cool video or interesting article that caught our attention.
Time to sit back, see what you’ve missed and geared up for next week!
After being bought and subsequently ransacked for its mobile know-how by Microsoft, Nokia as we knew it is gone. Throughout the 90s and early 2000s, Nokia’s line-up of straightforward mobile phones was loved by millions and made the Finnish telecoms company synonymous with class-leading mobile technology. However, it’s been several years since Nokia had a hit phone, and Nokia is appealing to your nostalgia to turn that around.
The new incarnation of the old 3310 will be sold for just €59, and so likely be pitched as a reliable second phone to people who fondly remember it the first time around. It will be revealed at Mobile World Congress later this month, and we can’t wait to start playing Snake again!
Many companies are investing heavily in identifying what leads to high engagement in order to motivate employees, thereby increasing their happiness and productivity. Engagement can represent many things: job satisfaction, emotional investment in the cause, willingness to invest discretionary effort, or advocating for the company as a good place to work.
The HBR has worked with two Fortune 100 companies, looking to test the assumption that highly engaged employees are more productive, and they’ve collected some pretty interesting data!
Jonathan Mildenhall, CMO of Airbnb, is heading to Alberta for the Gathering, a conference organised by marketing agency Cult, where he’ll be talking about “marketing that matters.” And while you might imagine him booking in with a local Airbnb, he’ll actually be staying at the Banff Springs hotel, and we totally get it – it’s pretty swanky.
The conference will be covering a wide variety of themes, from US President Donald Trump’s immigration ban, cultural identity, an Airbnb expansion into luxury accommodations and many more really interesting topics!
Did you come across any interesting articles this week? Share it with us in the comments below! Enjoy your weekend, and make it a good one!
– Beem Team