Managing growing teams in Pitch

Head of Product Marketing

Information sprawl is an inevitable challenge for fast-growing companies. There’s nothing more frustrating than spending a half-hour scanning your company wiki or file management system just to find an approved presentation template or the latest sales deck.

That’s precisely why we’ve put so much energy into making Pitch workspaces easy to manage and navigate. When approved work is right where you need it, you can spend less time searching and more time on the work that matters most.

And now, we’re making it even easier for large teams to navigate their workspace and collaborate effectively. Starting today, you’ll find subfolders and a host of small — but mighty — UX improvements in your Pitch workspace. 

Organize presentations in subfolders 

We’ve seen teams all over the world adopt Pitch for everything from recruiting to company updates to sales proposals. But advanced rituals and workflows strained the existing workspace structure. With nearly 200 folders, even our team workspace was feeling the pain. 

With subfolders, teams finally have a way to give the information in their workspace a clear hierarchy. Top-level folders can be used for departments, clients, or initiatives, and subfolders can be nested within to create more logical groupings around teams, quarters, stages, and more.

Subfolders are also available from our mobile apps, so you can quickly find the right deck even when you’re on the go. 

Duplicate decks and quickly access templates 

Collaboration can be messy. As workspaces grow, the odds of someone accidentally editing existing templates — or a client-facing deck — increase. To minimize these accidents, we’re introducing several small improvements to reduce confusion and make building off of existing work easier.

Manage and organize decks from the editor

Previously, duplicating and moving presentations was only possible from the workspace. Now, you can stay in flow by doing it all from the editor. 

Access templates from the sidebar

At the start of the year, we introduced the library to help teams organize their brand templates, fonts, and assets. We envisioned that designers and brand managers would populate the library with materials their team could reference from the editor; however, it became clear that many members also considered the library a starting point for their presentation — sometimes editing important templates in the process. 

To reduce the chances of this happening, we’ve made several UX improvements to the library to make it clearer when you’re editing an original template. We’ve also added an easy entry point to your library templates at the top of your workspace sidebar. Click it and you’ll see a list of ready-to-use templates.

Coming soon: Track action items right from Slack 

We’re also working on ways to help you stay on top of important action items outside of Pitch. In the next few weeks, we'll be rolling out the Pitch app for Slack. Receive notifications about mentions, replies, assignments, and invites in a single feed and quickly jump to the slides that need your attention.

There’s more on the way 

Our top priority is to make Pitch fast, intuitive, and joyful for teams of all sizes. In the coming months, you can look forward to more improvements that support better cross-functional and external stakeholder collaboration. Want to stay on top of the latest updates? Be sure to join our Slack community.

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