Advice on how to improve your marketing approval processes exists for very good reason. The bottom line, to excuse the pun, is to save your business money. Whether you like it or not, persistent errors in your approval workflow will financially impact your business on a number of levels.
There are many factors that will determine whether the implementation of your small business workflow software is a success. Obviously, a well-planned selection process and adequate training prior to launch are integral to a successful roll out. However, one important step that often gets overlooked in the implementation process is nominating a champion for the software.
So what do I mean by ‘champion’?
Losing your ad agency talent is a costly exercise. In fact, replacement costs (across Australian industries) are estimated between 50%-100% of the person’s annual salary, with the total cost reaching up to 200% for businesses. Even so, these figures don’t account for the unique set of skills and attributes that great talent delivers, which is difficult to put a price on. Still, one in four people are likely to leave their agency job this year in search for better work cultures, challenges and opportunities.
Effective resource management is not just about checking off project tasks and meeting deadlines. It’s also about creating the right space for your team to be at their creative best. How else are you going to achieve that WOW factor in your marketing campaigns? In reality, though, how often are marketers hitting the mark?
If industry reports are anything to go by, nearly 60% of inhouse creative teams are crying poor in terms of resources. This means employees are overworked, overwrought and, it’d be fair to say, not on their best game. Marketing project management software with integrated resource management is changing the way marketers work. With an inbuilt resource planner, task timers and an overview of work in progress, marketers now have greater transparency over their resources than ever before.