agency life

After 7 Years as a Remote Agency, We Have a Few Tips

For the millions of Americans who are facing a whole new definition of work/life balance in the era of coronavirus, we at Polymath want to extend a warm welcome to the life of remote work. We’ve been a distributed agency since the beginning, and we’ve learned a few things about how to stay focused, productive…

A Year for the Books

It’s 2020, so we’re looking back to review the highlights and crunch the numbers on our year that was. In our sixth year as an agency, our “Polymathletes” spent more than 22,000 hours bringing our partners’ visions to life—creating ultimate impact for their people, their clients, their customers, their donors, and their fans. At a…

Immersive Experience Rules at SXSW 2019

It’s 2026. Hundreds of tiny sensors are observing your every gesture, and microphones are listening to your every command. The things around you respond like a robot orchestra as a virtual assistant feeds you personalized advice on everything from health and wellness to financial planning, all in real time. You head to a restaurant where…

Instagram: Launching a New Platform in a Noisy World

Meet your audience where they are… It’s a cardinal rule of marketing. Yet, we hadn’t been following it very well ourselves. The communications work we do for clients has spanned nearly every social media platform, but our own Polymath social presence, until recently, has had a glaring hole: not a single post on Instagram, the…

Polymath: What’s in a name?

Tim Dalrymple was ready to cut his first invoice. He had just one problem: our company didn’t have a name. The burgeoning agency that would later become “Polymath Innovations” had just wrapped its first official project but hadn’t yet settled on an identity. Our founder, Tim, knew we needed a name that captured elements of curiosity,…

Secrets of Successful Account Management

On July 20, 1969, the world watched with pride as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed the Apollo 11 lunar module on the moon. Less than a year later, the world watched in horror as Apollo 13 lost oxygen and power before it could reach its destination. For four harrowing days, the lives of the crew…

Agile for Agencies: Getting It Right

If you’re a developer, designer, project manager, or anyone who spends any time around software development, you’ve probably worked on a team that practiced (or claimed to practice) “Agile” project management methodologies. Even if you haven’t, it’s almost impossible to hang out in the developer community without seeing think-pieces and tweets either singing the wonders of…