Improve Team Communication With Slack

Slack is a gorgeous (dare I say slick) application for communicating internally within your company or organization.
It combine elements of messaging (think Skype and chat) along with file sharing. To me, Slack could (and should) replace a lot of “conversations” that don’t belong in email strings. That, and it creates an internal repository of important files, links and more.
You use Slack to create open or private “channels” for the projects, groups and topics that teams within your organization want to share. Everything is instantly shareable and searchable.
Channels can include messages, files and comments; inline images and videos; rich link summaries; and integration with common services including Twitter, Dropbox and Google Drive.
There are free native apps for iOS, Android & Mac desktop.
Cost: Slack is currently free during its beta release; once the final version is released, there will be a free “lite” version and paid versions ranging from $8-15/user/month (for more features and file storage). Sign up now for free, and get a credit of $100 for your team if you decide to upgrade later.

Brandon Uttley is a seasoned web marketing and public relations professional with three decades of experience.

Currently, he is CEO of Go For Launch, which provides marketing strategy and communications support to companies ranging from startups to established entities.

Prior to his current roles, Uttley cofounded and was CEO of Command Partners, a digital marketing agency. He also confounded and was president of carbonhouse, inc., a nationally recognized web design firm.

Uttley also served as director of public relations at Luquire George Andrews for five years, and an account manager at Epley Associates/Public Relations for three years. Brandon was the 2009 president of the Charlotte chapter of Public Relations Society of America, and he is an accredited member of PRSA National.

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