What is a Brandboard?
Brandboards are advanced Clipparoo Clippboards that you can brand with your company logo and personal information, to share and collaborate with colleagues, clients and potential customers.
Brandboards vs. Client Pages (or, Why the name change?)
Sounds a lot like Client Pages, right? You’re right. We’ve decided to rename our advanced Clippboards “Brandboards.” We think this is a much more appropriate name, and will make Clipparoo even easier for you to understand. Now everything on Clipparoo is a “board.” Brandboards really are Clippboards, with enhanced tools for branding and linking to outside resources. You can have private Brandboards that you share only with selected clients, or you can have Brandboards that are publicly available. It’s up to you. We’re also adding more ways to “brand” your projects.
Tell me more about Brandboards!
Even if you already know all about the former “Client Pages,” this is a great refresher summary of everything you can do with Brandboards, and what sets them apart from Clippboards.
- Branding & Logos
You can upload your company’s logo, or your client’s logo, or any graphic you like, and add it to the top left corner of your Brandboards. This logo can be different for each of your Brandboards. You can also add a tagline or title above the logo.
- Information & Links
In addition to the Clipps and Notes you’ll add to your Brandboard, you can create a custom “Brand & Links Column” on the left hand side of the board, where you can add external links, email addresses, graphics and text information. You can even organize the Column content with your own custom headers.
- Uploading Files
You can attach files to any of your Clipps, but on Brandboards you can also create a new Clipp with a file by clicking the Upload File button at the top of the page. This will allow you to easily include brochures, invoices, forms and more on your Brandboards.
- Creating Library Content
Content from all your Brandboards (Clipps as well as content from the Brand & Links Column) is collected in a library that makes it easy to create new Brandboards in just minutes.
- Board-specific Discussions
A Discussion area on each Brandboard gives you a space to discuss your project with all collaborators, eliminating the need for emails that may be overlooked.
- Simple Admin Tools
All of these features (and more) can be found by clicking the Admin Tools button at the top of each Brandboard. (See the video below for more information on admin tools.)
This video is a detailed tour of Brandboards, including tips on how to use them for sales, projects and customer management.
And this video will show you how to create a new Brandboard and use your admin menu.
Visit these sample Brandboards:
Marketing & Sales Brandboard
Customer Communication/Project Management Brandboard
Please note: You may temporarily continue to see references to “Client Pages” as we roll out these changes – especially in videos and our Help Center. In the meantime, please remember that Brandboards and Client Pages are the exact same thing. Thanks for your patience!
Ask any question, or tell us what you think!
I (Patricia) have been using the Internet since probably 1992. I had an email address before that, but only started using the Internet in the early 90’s. I was such an early adopter that I remember doing banking with “Bay Bank Boston” using a 56K dialup and a DOS green screen (worked as well as the fancy online banking today).
So, I’m a long time user and because of that I have countless (literally) bookmarks and equally countless memories of many sites/information sources that I wish I had saved.
Fast forward to 2014. The visual, social web is the center of the Internet universe. Social sites like Pinterest are beautiful and provide visual cues when information is searched. So, how could I blend my need to organize information with the wonderful information cues you get from images, and how could I make it work more effectively for business?
Enter Clipparoo, a blend of bookmarks with pictures and images and an organization system—and an application that you can use with customers, colleges, family and prospects. You can share “Clippboards” with fellow project managers or family. Pull together a Clippboard to demonstrate to a client or, in a family matter, you could get multiple family members together to search for the right health care solution, job or school. There is even a folder and subfolder tree–just the way you’ve always organized. The way you use it is up to you, the ease of use was up to us.
In our company alone we figured we have saved three hours a week just on one specific task by all Clipping to the same Clippboard. And, the mobile version means that every time I see something I can Clipp it immediately and then don’t have to think about it again—or I alert a team member automatically that a new Clipp is in their Clipparoo shared content.
I essentially “Clipp it and Forget it” until I need it later. I add “tags” and can retrieve anything through a great search system.
Don’t take my word for it. Try it yourself. It’s easy, it’s free and it just might change your information life. It did mine.
Check out our You Tube overview video and our help center and give it a try.
In the 1950’s Evelyn Woods created a speed reading craze with a book titled “Reading Skills” and a company called “Reading Dynamics”. Her concepts were taught in colleges until the 1990’s when they faded away. But wait! We now much read faster because we have so much more to read! Hurry up!
There are now multiple mobile apps that can help you read faster and faster and faster. Maybe not for Shakespeare, but for news and commentary on your mobile device.
The Wall Street Journal has an article on the new opportunities afforded us to get reading out of the way up to 800 words per minute. There is even a test you can take to see how fast you read and how you do on that ever-important comprehension part. Here’s the article: http://snips.ly/CE186
Of course you can always just “clipp” a story your Clipparoo account and read it from any device when you are ready. Then you can relax about not having to read quite so fast : ) http://www.clipparoo.com
Yes, we know there are lots of different and strange weeks. It’s probably close to impossible to come up with something that doesn’t have a national or official day or week (don’t worry, we’re all set for National Accordion Awareness Month and Wear Brown Shoes Day).
National Clean Out Your Inbox Week is one that we do feel a little closer to, and not because of any strong distaste for accordions or brown shoes – we like both, but because the overflowing email box is just one of the problems we set out to conquer when we designed Clipparoo.
Here’s some numbers to get you thinking:
- 28% (13 hours) of our workweek is spent sending, reading, sorting and deleting emails according to a report from the McKinsey Global Institute
- There will be 4.3 billion email accounts by 2016
- 60% of readers who save email to read later never go back to it
- 236.8 million – the number of email users in the US by 2017, according to eMarketer
- 17% of Americans create a new email address every six months
The sheer volume of email traffic is enormous and is increasing exponentially. Clipparoo helps you to organize and share content with friends, colleagues and social contacts in a simple and easy fashion with our single-sign portal. Why not try it out for yourself? Clipparoo Beta is available free of charge. Sign up here: www.clipparoo.com
As the Clipparoo team heads into our first full week of beta testing, we‘re thrilled with the initial feedback on our new collaborative clipboard platform.
Jim Burns, president and CEO of Fairway Landscaping and Lawn Care – an environmentally-conscious landscaping firm serving a variety of clients in the Boston area – stopped by our Clipparoo Facebook page to share his excitement and let our social community know how the platform has helped transform his external business communications. Look what Jim had to say!
By using Clipparoo Client Pages, business people like Jim are now able to seamlessly create, track and continue conversations about uploaded documents, reports and Clipped web content. They can also set reminders and tasks – and link to Dropbox and other external necessities – all in one branded workspace.
To find out more about how Jim is using Clipparoo for client management and communications, please view the ‘City of Clippsville’ public example here. For an example of how Clipparoo Client Pages are used for sales, marketing and new business leads, view ‘Clippsville Landscapes’ here.
Join us (it’s free!) – sign up to take part in our beta test.
Stay in the loop – connect with us on social media: @Clipparoo, +Clipparoo and ‘Like’ Clipparoo.
Welcome to the Clipparoo blog. Today is a massive day for everybody here at CEOExpress Company (particularly our hard-working development team!) as we unveil Clipparoo – collaborative clipboards for business and beyond.
So what exactly is Clipparoo? Designed for everyone, from business professionals to hobbyists, Clipparoo is a digital collaboration platform that allows you to easily collect, organize and share text, documents, images and videos with colleagues, customers and social contacts. It’s a refreshingly simple single-site alternative to emailing documents and links, hoarding bookmarks across browsers, juggling multiple project management tools, and managing complex customer reporting software. With Clipparoo you can quickly and easily upload documents or add interesting online content to public, private or client-facing ‘Clippboards’, before hooking up with social media to discuss what you have shared.
But why not discover Clipparoo for yourself? Clipparoo Beta is now available FREE of charge at: https://www.clipparoo.com
Register today to be among the earliest adopters of Clipparoo. You will:
- Begin sharing and commenting on news, images and documents from any device
- Start organizing content in familiar folder structures to share with friends and colleagues.
- Cut down on that inbox flab and improve the flow of information around your business.
- Create branded, client-ready workspaces to update customers, assign tasks, discuss actions, set deadlines, send reminders and share output.
- Or just make the most of Clipparoo’s live-tiled News Center to access and share top business, technology and national stories and trends, categorized by feed or topic.
We’re extremely excited to discover all of the clever ways that our first-generation of Clipparoo users will use the platform to make their work and social lives easier, smarter and more fun. So please get clipping!
Sign up now for our FREE Clipparoo beta at: https://www.clipparoo.com