Last week, we traveled to Los Angeles to celebrate the opening of the Future Classic x Dropbox Studio, a collaborative space where artists can gather and share ideas, give presentations, and create exclusive live content. We chatted with Founder/CEO, Nathan McLay to learn more about the vision for the new studio and plans for the months ahead.
Some days, teamwork doesn’t feel like an easy alley-oop. After all, collaborators bring different perspectives, different skills, and different personalities to the table. So how do you make sure those differences are a strength, not a source of conflict?
This year, It’s Nice That and Dropbox have been partnering to champion creativity. Every month, we invite two artists to develop a limited edition poster by collaborating in Dropbox Paper. And this month, It’s Nice That asked illustrators Marion Deuchars and Anna Kövecses to combine their talents.
Meetings bring teams together to help them move forward. But sometimes, they inhibit progress. In a recent study by Salary.com, 47 percent of respondents said attending too many meetings was their biggest waste of time at work. To see for myself the ratio of gain-to-drain, I declined every meeting this week. Here’s what happened.
Last month, we traveled to Banff, Canada for The Gathering to talk with marketing leaders from the world’s most-coveted brands. We wanted to find out what it takes to create a cult brand, what elevates a brand from “respected” to “iconic”—and how do you stay there? While we were there, we had a chance to chat with these leaders to get their insights on creativity and collaboration. Liz Armistead, Head of Brand and Influencer Partnerships at Dropbox, spoke with Ryan Cummins, Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of Omaze, to learn more about this online fundraising platform that supports causes through experiences.
At the South by Southwest Conference & Festivals, we’ve had the chance to hear experts weigh in on topics ranging from brand innovation to next generation customers. We also got to watch creative energy and collaboration in action, as teams of artists co-created live murals, each one spotlighting a different cause. Here are a few highlights and takeaways from our week in Austin.