ROCKLIN, CA (November 27, 2017) — For the third time in its history, Blast Analytics & Marketing has been formally recognized among the Sacramento area’s top employers. The leading data analytics consulting and digital marketing company recently was named among the “2017 Best Places to Work” by the Sacramento Business Journal in the “Small Companies” category (25-49 employees).
Blast, which has built and maintained a fun, friendly, yet focused culture since its inception in 1999, received similar honors from the publication in 2008 and 2010.
“From day one, we have taken great pride in the type of work environment we provide our teammates,” said Kayden Kelly, Founder and CEO of Blast. “Like all successful companies, it comes down to people. We want to provide an atmosphere where every person is inspired to ‘make their mark’ on our company, our clients, our industry, our communities, and beyond.”
Like all successful companies, it comes down to people. We want to provide an atmosphere where every person is inspired to ‘make their mark’ on our company, our clients, our industry, our communities, and beyond.
– Kayden Kelly
The foundation of Blast’s award-winning workplace is a well-defined set of core values that teammates are held accountable to every day, in every interaction — ensuring a shared commitment to high-performance and passion for helping others.
Below is the write-up Blast Analytics and Marketing as published in the Sacramento Business Journal:
Describe your company culture in five words: “Passion, individuality, fun, nurturing, adventurous.”
Most popular or innovate perks you provide: “Community service projects, unlimited paid time off, standing desks, ping pong, Bonusly (team recognition application), wellness program (including gym membership and onsite yoga), Hack Packs, activity sponsorships, and endless high fives.”
How your company encourages individual development and career growth: “Training and knowledge sharing by teammates in our internal thought leadership presentations, blog creation, offsite industry conferences and training, online seminars, and our Center of Excellence space that includes a virtual library.”
Biggest mistake an owner or manager can make: “Not genuinely caring about others. To make this more actionable, a manager must facilitate communication throughout the organization to get input, share information, and set expectations (i.e. personal career roadmap, company vision).”
How being a Best place to Work affects your bottom line: “The people, our purpose/passion, and the play — combining these three create a deeply rooted tribal atmosphere (local and remote). We already know we’re lucky, but being able to visually see the recognition of it brings so much more pride. This increases team retention, improves talent referrals, and creates a more engaged team that goes above and beyond to make their mark on each other, our clients, our community, and our industry”
Advice to other companies: “Your team is your foundation; listen closely. As long as you create an environment of trust, they’ll be willing to share what changes they’d like to see made to improve your company. Take action in small, quick steps to evolve the company based on your team’s input, and constantly share appreciation. Again, don’t forget communication. Share company updates and reinforce your WHY to keep your team engaged and inspired.”
We believe in supporting leaders to EVOLVE, while becoming better versions of ourselves. There is great satisfaction knowing you’ve had a positive influence through your decisions, actions, and results. If you are driven to become a better version of yourself and make your mark, we encourage you to review open opportunities to join our analytics and marketing team.
About Blast Analytics & Marketing
Blast Analytics & Marketing is a leading analytics and digital marketing consulting company supporting leaders to EVOLVE their organizations. Through its deep expertise and proven process honed over for nearly 20 years working with clients worldwide, the company helps enterprises transform their data into actionable insights and better decision making — to do more of what works and less of what doesn’t. Visit BlastAM.
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