Revisiting: Remote doesn’t mean distant

Happy 2nd birthday to us! It’s hard to believe that Highland Tonic was created 2 years ago, but the calendar does not lie. I’m so grateful for all the support we’ve received from friends, colleagues and clients. The past 2 years wouldn’t have been half as much fun without you all. We’ve proved that working remotely does work and we’ve had some great adventures along the way. So thank you to everyone that has helped us or worked with us so far.

If you’ve not had a chance to work with us yet and are still a bit wary of the whole remote working thing, here’s a little something I wrote earlier that might help change your mind:

Highland Tonic

{Tonic: (noun) something with an invigorating effect}

So with my relocation to a far-flung corner of Scotland imminent, I thought a little post about the benefits of remote working was called for.

Remote working works. I already know this, but how can I convince you of this too?

How many of you use email on a daily basis? Hands up now. No hiding. How many of you use conference calls with clients to save time travelling to their offices? All of you I’d guess. Email synced to your iPhone or Blackberry? Me too! So already, you’re using tools to communicate with clients and suppliers that are not on your doorstep. But email and conference calls are just the tip of the metaphorical iceberg when it comes to remote working.

In the past, I’ve used Skype to work on concepts with an art director. The video facility meant that we could share…

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