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One-Minute MarketerWorking from Home Post-Pandemic

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Working from Home Post-Pandemic

We’ve talked about the demarcation of pre- and post-COVID-19 — although it is looking like pre-COVID-19 and living-with-COVID-19 now. With all this comes so many shifting patterns, purchase and giving habits, fears and new realities. One that was starting to trend prior to COVID-19 was working from home.prefer to work from home

This research by Owl Labs shows the top reasons remote workers already prefer working from home. COVID-19 has given us another set of reasons to work from home.

When this research was done, they had no idea that “being safe” or “mandatory proclamations” would probably be the highest categories.

Trends come and go, but it looks like this trend was given an accelerant.

 

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Mark wrote his first direct-mail fundraising letter in 1981 for the University of Iowa Center for Advancement. The effort raised a few million dollars in undiscovered wills and legacy gifts. From that day forward Mark discovered a love of the big idea that moves the needle.

With that kind of experience, after working at KWWL for 12 years, Mark became one of the founding partners of ME&V and, subsequently, AMPERAGE. Today, he leads the AMPERAGE creative teams, including video production, graphic design, public relations, writing and web development.

He is creatively ambidextrous — son of an artist and engineer — and famous for distilling complex ideas down to a few words and a few visuals. Mark is a writer. When he found that many nonprofits struggled with complex branding puzzles, he wrote the book, “NonProfit-NonMarketing .” He also wrote a novel called “Reenactment.”

Mark is an active blogger OneMinuteMarketer® with nearly 1,000 readers each week on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter. One of his most popular YouTube videos is on “How to Look Good on Zoom.”

One of Mark’s fondest business memories was being named to INC 500 two times and attending the INC 500 conference with other winners. Mark is considered by some a Civil War expert (and that explains his novel). Mark also served as an adjunct professor in the business and in the communications departments at Wartburg College.

Mark is a graduate of the University of Iowa and is currently vice president of the University of Iowa Journalism and Mass Communications Advisory Board.

Mark is married to state Sen. Liz Mathis, and the two love to travel, even when it means being trapped by a volcano in the Czech Republic for three weeks.