What happens when bands and artists create together at Outside Lands?

Watching artists create together is inspiring—especially when they influence each other to try something new and unexpected. It’s always fun when bands invite friends to jump onstage and jam. But we were curious to see what might happen if different kinds of artists—painters, dancers, bands, and chefs—could combine their talents and take inspiration from each other in real time. So at this year’s Outside Lands festival, we asked some of our favorite creatives to try an experiment with us.

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Effective collaboration: Tips for teaming with marketing coordinators

Your team’s ready to kick off the next marketing campaign. You need an original idea, a great strategy and, most importantly, a marketing team that’s set up for success. Understanding the role everyone on the project plays can help your team function like a well-oiled machine. To better understand how teams collaborate, we talked with thousands of marketing and design professionals in the US. Today, we want to share what we learned. In this first post of our series on Effective Collaboration, we’ll begin looking at marketing personas to identify their pain points and find solutions to make working together easier for everyone on your team.

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Better Together: How Slack and Dropbox make team communication easier

Everyone has their own favorite way to communicate. And many prefer different tools for different tasks. That’s why Dropbox believes that the better your apps work together, the easier your job will be. Millions of people use Slack to connect with the people and tools they work with every day, no matter where they are or what they do. Dropbox partnered with Slack to provide a more seamless experience, so work can be shared directly with teammates where they’re already communicating. Here’s how the integration helps simplify team collaboration.

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Q&A with Kate Nash: How collaborative chemistry unleashes creativity

TV audiences might know Kate Nash best from her role as Rhonda “Britannica” Richardson in the hit Netflix series, GLOW. But since her debut album, Made of Bricks, hit the charts a decade ago, she’s also brought her star power to the world of rock and roll. We had a chance to sit down with Kate at SXSW and talk about how she wrestles with words and music when she creates and collaborates on her ferociously fun pop songs.

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