Prime Takeaways and Favourite Pictures


TUNE Retreat 2022 Company Photo
Many of the TUNE Retreat 2022 crew — not less than, probably the most we might get for a gaggle picture at one time.

The previous couple years have been fascinating, to say the least.

Ever since TUNE went absolutely distant in 2020, as an organization we’ve been extra centered, extra productive, and extra profitable than ever. However as people, all of us agree there are occasions the place we’ve missed coming into the workplace, seeing our coworkers, and hanging out in shared areas. Our resolution? TUNE Retreat 2022!

Hosted in lovely Port Ludlow, Washington, TUNE’s 2022 firm retreat introduced collectively greater than 40 people from all around the world. The October climate couldn’t have been higher, regardless of the looming forest fires and Seattle’s popularity as a dark getaway. Over three days, we collaborated, we commiserated, and most significantly, we met and obtained to know our colleagues in individual.

Under, we’ve collected some ideas and pictures from retreat-goers to recollect our time collectively and remind us of what makes TUNE, TUNE: its folks. Take pleasure in!

What the Retreat Meant to You

A view of the skyline of Seattle, Washington, where TUNE was founded
Whereas TUNE is now absolutely distant, the corporate was based in Seattle and established its headquarters there, situated a number of blocks away from the well-known Pike Place Market.

“I’ve all the time valued in-person connections and interactions. These experiences are vital to an organization tradition like TUNE’s which is constructed on empathy, mutual respect, cooperation, and downside fixing. When TUNE transitioned to a distant workforce, I knew it could be tough to take care of these cultural anchors and that these interactions which occurred organically inside our places of work would require extra intention and energy. The results of that intention and energy was our first TUNE Retreat, which I imagine 100% of the attendees would agree was a hit. The occasion meant a lot to me. I used to be capable of spend invaluable time with of us who’ve been dedicated to TUNE for over a decade, lastly meet teammates in person who I’ve labored with for the previous three years and have helped form TUNE, together with those that have not too long ago chosen TUNE as their new dwelling over different employment choices. This occasion strengthened what I imagine is considered one of TUNE’s greatest aggressive benefits, which is our folks.”
—Cameron Stewart, Basic Supervisor

Members of TUNE's CSM team grab a snack in the sun on the way to the 2022 TUNE retreat
(L-R) Vicente, John, Iana, and Soyoon cease for a snack and a view on the best way from Seattle to Port Ludlow.

“I joined TUNE three months earlier than the pandemic started. Whereas I used to be capable of join with the native European group, I’ve by no means seen most of my abroad colleagues. What an incredible feeling it was to lastly be capable to meet everybody, give folks a hug and simply have a chat about something.
The retreat was an excellent mixture of labor and enjoyable. Whereas we obtained an opportunity to see the longer term TUNE platform and have team-based masterminds, we additionally loved kayaking, biking, taking part in golf and a number of comfortable hours. A tour of the native cidery was undoubtedly a spotlight of the journey.
My first time within the evergreen state of Washington was great and I’m trying ahead to many extra retreats like that.”
—Iana Starostovich, Head of Buyer Success, EMEA

“I knew I wanted this retreat, however I didn’t understand how a lot I wanted it till I obtained there. I’ve been at TUNE for 2 years and this was my first time assembly everybody in individual. There merely isn’t a substitute for in-person, human interplay. All of us have an innate need to be recognized by others, and it’s really easy to really feel remoted if you’re observing a display all day. I feel everybody who went on the retreat feels extra recognized than earlier than. You may’t put a value on that.” 
—Josiah Goff, Director of Product

“The retreat coincided with my one-year anniversary with TUNE and dealing remotely made it difficult to bond with some colleagues over technology-based interactions. Admittedly, I generally really feel invisible to folks outdoors of my instant group and collaborating departments, so seeing everybody in individual, listening to their voices, and sharing bodily house made me really feel like I used to be actually a part of the group. I additionally loved the resort and deliberate actions. I desperately wanted a break from the insanity of New York Metropolis, and since I really like being surrounded by nature, the situation was good. I’m naturally introverted, however I challenged myself to be seen and current as a lot as doable. It was among the best group retreats I’ve attended over the course of my profession, and I’m trying ahead to doing all of it once more subsequent yr in Mexico.” 
—Tie Davidson, Partnerships Supervisor

“The TUNE 2022 retreat in Seattle, Washington was superb. I used to be drawn to TUNE by their firm tradition, means to work with shoppers one-on-one and their sturdy platform instruments. I used to be employed after the corporate went absolutely distant so assembly everybody in individual, socializing, doing group constructing occasions and masterminding cross-departmentally was the icing that topped the cake. The venue was lovely, meals was superb and nice reminiscences had been made. I got here again to work feeling far more unified with our superb TUNE groups and pumped up for 2023!” 
—Amy Walsh, Buyer Assist Workers

“The retreat actually reiterated to me how a lot this firm values its folks and its tradition. These two issues are what drew me to TUNE within the first place, and so they had been the primary issues I missed after I went distant. Seeing the hassle that so many people put in to make this occasion as unbelievable as doable for his or her colleagues was reenergizing and uplifting in a method I didn’t count on. Sounds tacky, however I had a blast hanging out with my coworkers for 3 days straight. When can we begin planning the subsequent one?”
—Becky Doles, Senior Content material Advertising and marketing Supervisor

The patio at the Inn in Port Ludlow became a favorite hangout spot during the 2022 TUNE retreat
The Inn at Port Ludlow grew to become a house away from dwelling throughout the retreat. Each day comfortable hours on the patio (above) made it a favourite gathering place, particularly the afternoon of the salmon bake (beneath left). Submit-dinner, TUNErs might retreat to the convention suite to sit back on the couches (beneath) or play poker and board video games.

“I joined TUNE throughout the pandemic and met two folks … that’s it. Future social gatherings expanded that circle to incorporate native Seattle folks nevertheless it made it robust to get an excellent image of what TUNE was actually like. Then got here the retreat that modified all that! Assembly my colleagues in individual was nice. I made new pals and obtained a way of what makes TUNE tick. The VisionType assembly reassured me that TUNE is trying to the longer term and I favored what I heard!”
—Steve Graham, Buyer Success Supervisor

“In contrast to an ordinary firm retreat that’s closely centered on content material, with somewhat group constructing combined in, the reverse was the case at TUNE Retreat 2022. I feel that this method tremendously enhanced the participation and engagement within the content material piece, when the time got here for that.” 
—John Dorais, VP of Buyer Success

“The retreat week couldn’t have been extra good or well timed. We’ve all endured a lot change prior to now few years, each personally and professionally. For me personally, this included changing into a first-time mother to my son Mercer. Because the occasion neared, I knew I wouldn’t be capable to attend except he was capable of attend with us. As a substitute of being handled as a nuisance, he was welcomed by the complete group. Many TUNE staff went out of their solution to spend time with him and he ended up changing into the mascot of the week. That he can be embraced so overtly is a testomony to our tradition and the bonds we’ve shaped. I really feel so fortunate to have the ability to work with such an excellent group of individuals!” 
—Nessa Voigt, VP of Advertising and marketing

Constructing Relationships Whereas Working Remotely

“Working remotely, it’s straightforward to overlook how we might be supported and supportive. Throughout this journey, I made some surprising however nice private connections with folks I don’t work together with an everyday foundation. Generally, all we’d like is a listening ear and motivation, particularly for our goals and targets outdoors of labor.” 
—Tie Davidson, Partnerships Supervisor

KC soaks in the sun during the Finnriver cidery tour
“Simply kidding!”
KC and Bernard ham it up for the camera during TUNE's tour of Finnriver Cidery
“What are you ?”
(L-R) KC and Bernard ham it up for the digital camera throughout the cidery tour.

“For a licensed introvert who loves working remotely and by no means needs to darken the doorways of an workplace once more in my lifetime, it was nice spending time with the group and confirming my suspicions that TUNE legit has put collectively some extremely high-quality folks. I’ve by no means been extra satisfied of what we are able to obtain. So many nice conversations began, and I really like seeing how they’re progressing. That mentioned, I’m able to not be round folks for a bit.” 
—KC Jones, Senior Product Designer

“The TUNE retreat was superb! I sometimes see the Gross sales and Partnerships groups at conferences all year long, and it was nice to lastly meet the remainder of the group in such a stupendous location. I nearly didn’t understand that there have been sure individuals who I haven’t truly met in actual life, which is testomony to our tight-knit group!” 
—Dan Buontempone, Enterprise Growth Specialist

TUNE Sales Team members from left to right: Nate, Dan, Matt, Connor, Daniel at the 2022 TUNE retreat in Port Ludlow
(L-R) Nate, Dan, Matt, Connor, and Daniel: Working arduous (or hardly working?) on the retreat to make TUNE’s Gross sales group one of the best within the biz.

“One takeaway is that there isn’t any substitute for the time spent in between shows, group conferences and one-on-ones. Relationships are constructed within the margins of what we do every single day and we had been capable of put aside time to permit these relationships to kind and prosper. We began the retreat off with a evaluation of what we now have completed this yr, acknowledged our shortcomings, and look ahead into our greatest alternatives to enhance our firm, product and repair for our shoppers for the rest of 2022 and into the longer term.” 
—Cameron Stewart, Basic Supervisor

“My favourite moments got here throughout these late nights across the bonfire and within the sport room as a result of I obtained to expertise completely different sides of my teammates that may by no means come by in a Zoom name. Friendships had been cast over s’mores and board video games.” 
—Josiah Goff, Director of Product

Ideas on the Way forward for TUNE 

Cameron Stewart, TUNE's General Manger, presents a keynote at the 2022 TUNE retreat
Retreat mornings had been spent studying and brainstorming as an organization, whereas afternoons had been reserved for group actions and comfortable hours.

“The VisionType presentation was extraordinarily useful to translate what we speak about regularly into one thing extra tangible to see how we’d go about making a product to deal with our clients’ challenges. It’ll additionally assist us prioritize our roadmap and perceive the sequence we ought to be growing in to get the proper issues solved.” 
—Cameron Stewart, Basic Supervisor

The Partnerships Team improvs during the 2022 TUNE retreat
(L-R) Lyndsey, Amy, and Tie had enjoyable bettering throughout a breakout session.

“I knew that our group has been feverishly engaged on some superb developments to TUNE for the close to future, however I used to be completely floored by our forward-looking VisionType presentation. TUNE will quickly turn out to be the beacon within the trade for manufacturers, companies, networks, and publishers to considerably develop all of their efficiency advertising initiatives.” 
—Dan Buontempone, Enterprise Growth Specialist

“I’m excited concerning the VisionType and the way forward for TUNE. My solely questions there are: When can we count on to see among the new adjustments occur? Can we have a good time them in Mexico on the 2023 retreat? I’m calling for Puerto Vallarta.” 
—Tie Davidson, Partnerships Supervisor

Wanting Forward to 2023

Earlier than leaving, all of us agreed that planning for 2023’s retreat ought to begin instantly. Within the meantime, we now have heaps to be glad about, plus loads of thrilling plans and product updates to maintain us occupied. These reminiscences don’t damage, both.

If life at TUNE appears like one thing you’re curious about, check out our Careers web page to discover ways to be a part of the group.

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Becky Doles

Becky is the Senior Content material Advertising and marketing Supervisor at TUNE. Earlier than TUNE, she led a wide range of advertising and communications tasks at San Francisco startups. Becky obtained her bachelor’s diploma in English from Wake Forest College. After dwelling practically a decade in San Francisco and Seattle, she has returned to her dwelling of Charleston, SC, the place yow will discover her having fun with the solar and salt water together with her household.

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