Five Productivity Tools for Economic Development Marketing Professionals

November 14, 2014

The life of economic development marketing professionals can get a bit hectic.  In any given day, we wear many hats and are constantly juggling between pitching the media, coordinating with site selectors and managing media tours.  If you are wondering how we manage it all, here are five tools to help keep you on track and increase your productivity.

Pocket App logo Can’t find that economic development article you meant to revisit? Next time put it in your Pocket. Pocket allows you to save that content all in one place, allowing you to access it later. The content saved is synced across all your devices, from your smart phone to your tablet and computer and is even integrated into apps you already use like Twitter and Flipboard.
Zamzar app logo productivity Have you ever received a file that you can’t open on your computer? Zamzar is a web application that allows users to convert files without having to download any software. The site allows for the conversion of 1,200 different file formats including documents, videos, images, music and zip files. Users can upload files directly to the Zamzar site or specify a URL to retrieve the file from.
Awesome Screenshot app logo Its name says it all. Awesome Screenshot isn’t your ordinary screenshot tool. It is an extension of Google Chrome’s browser that allows users to quickly and easily take screen shots. You can capture the visible part of a page, a selected area or the entire web page. Once you’ve made your screenshot a toolbar pops up allowing you to crop, blur, add arrows, boxes or text to highlight a certain area.
Prezi app logo Captivate your audience and create presentations people will remember with Prezi. Prezi is a cloud-based presentation platform that allows you to put together content and ideas creatively on a virtual canvas. You don’t need a degree in graphic design to create a visually captivating presentation. Prezi makes it easy for users to learn how to use the software with tutorial videos and easy-to-use templates available online.
Evernote logo Rather than having a dozen sticky notes all over your workspace download Evernote, a software designed for note taking and archiving information that will help you stay organized. The app recently introduced two new features: 1) Work Chat, which allows for workspace collaboration with shared notebooks and 2) Context, which surfaces relevant information (i.e. previous notes, contact information from LinkedIn and news articles) as you type a new note.

Written by Anisha Padamshi

Anisha Padamshi is Resource Analyst at DCI. Since joining DCI in May 2014, she has worked with clients including Columbus 2020, the Northwest Arkansas Council and the Thailand Board of Investment.

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