Home Office

How Green Can One Virtual Marketing Firm Be? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Kermit the Frog is famous for singing, “It’s not easy being green.” Well, Mr. Frog, we beg to differ. ETMG is a totally virtual marketing firm and a certified green business, so we take being green pretty seriously. But we had to ask ourselves: what really are the benefits? What real impact are we making? […]

Marketing and the Growing BYOD Movement

By Michael Grodin – ETMG President Here’s a question: When are you not connected to the Internet? Between home, work, your smartphone and even in your car, chances are you are online at almost any given moment in the day. Along with the mobility that cloud computing affords, it’s little wonder that the BYOD trend […]

Free Project Management Tools for the Virtual Office

By David Wright – ETMG Blogger There are a number of powerful web-based tools that allow project collaboration across time and distance in a common virtual environment — and most of them won’t cost you a dime. These tools make it possible for distributed work groups to manage projects as though they were working in […]

Maintaining Your Weight While Working in Your Home Office – Part 2

By Janice Avellar – ETMG  Sr. Project Manager In my previous blog, I discussed food tips, but exercise is another important part of maintaining your weight in the home office. Here are some exercise tips: You have time to EXERCISE! Remember, you no longer commute to work, which gives you 30 minutes or more a […]

Maintaining Your Weight While Working in Your Home Office-Part 1

By Janice Avellar – ETMG  Sr. Project Manager When I first started working for a virtual company, I thought I would immediately lose weight.  Working from home meant no more stopping for a Grande Latte on the way to work; no donuts or bagels in the break room; and no going to lunch with office […]

How to Run Effective Virtual Meetings

By ronnyd – ETMG Project Manager While this is certainly not an exhaustive list, here are some leading practices to help your virtual meetings run more smoothly and effectively. Be early. Get the most out of your meetings by being on time, which actually means starting the log-on process before the meeting’s start time. It […]

1998: Where Were You?

Thirteen years ago this week, we began our journey as a full-service marketing agency. Being a “trend setter” at heart, we were “virtual” before most knew what a virtual office was and well before the word “tele-commuter” became part of a job description. The virtual model offered some unique benefits—we were also “green” before being […]

Surviving Work & Children in the Virtual Office, Part 2

By Jen Barrier-ETMG Project Manager After writing my last blog, Tips for Surviving Work and Children in the Virtual Office, I wondered how my clients might react learning that for many years I’ve managed their projects from my home office, rather than a conventional office. One of the things about working from home is you […]

Tips for Surviving Work & Children in the Virtual Office

By Jen Barrier-ETMG Project Manager People often wonder how I work at home so effectively with three children. It isn’t always easy, but once you discipline yourself and your family it’s the best of both worlds. It’s more challenging for the youngest who is 3, she doesn’t always understand like my 11- and 14-year old do. Here are some tips […]