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Jodie Byass

Jodie heads Admation's marketing team and is passionate about educating the marketing and advertising industries on how they can improve their workflows. Servicing the industry for more than 10 years, Jodie has an indepth understanding of the pain points and challenges that marketers experience each day.
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Tips for Creating a Never-Say-No Business Case for Marketing Resource Management (MRM) Software

Posted by Jodie Byass on Jan 23, 2019

You know you have an issue when your marketing resources are flat out on the desk again bemoaning too much work. Is it because of the seemingly endless rounds of artwork changes? Is it never knowing which project to focus on first? Is it the fact that your resources can never catch a break? One thing’s for certain, your marketing campaigns are nearly always over deadline and budget which is costing your brand money.

It appears you’re not alone. According to Capterra: “Fewer than a third of all projects were successfully completed on time and on budget over the past year.”

But you’re no longer satisfied working in perpetual chaos because you know now that MRM software can bring ease to your marketing campaigns. Marketing Resource Management (MRM) software is now your new secret weapon to best practice task management and resource planning. So what now? The next step is to create a business case to take to senior management.

Recommended reading: Best Practices for Selecting and Implementing MRM Software

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Topics: Marketing Resource Management, MRM, Managing Resources, Resource Management Software

Wrapping up 2018!

Posted by Jodie Byass on Dec 18, 2018

As 2018 wraps up, we hope it’s been a productive year for you. Let’s take a look at the year in review to see how it stacked up for the marketing and advertising industry.

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Topics: Marketing Industry Trends, Admation

Tips to consider before selecting a small ad agency

Posted by Jodie Byass on Dec 12, 2018

If you’re a brand looking to hire a boutique or small ad agency, like any first time relationship it’s important to think carefully about your selection process. To ensure your relationship is a successful one, here’s some questions to think about when selecting a small agency for your marketing projects.

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Topics: Ad Agencies

Better Marketing Projects Briefs:  Less Bliss Tea

Posted by Jodie Byass on Dec 4, 2018

The Dilemma & The Fix Series - Part 6

The Dilemma
Adrianna is a production manager who received news today that yet another project commenced without a brief. How could this happen? you ask. Adrianna keeps asking herself the same thing. In fact, someone saw her in the lunch room making her fourth cup of ‘Bliss' tea and mumbling to herself - it’s not that difficult to write a brief.  Later, she was checking over a brief that someone did put together, only to find it was more frustrating than a jig saw with missing parts. She was last seen with her forehead on the desk repeating, someone pleeeease write me a proper brief.


Are you feeling frustrated like Adrianna? Or are you one of the Guilty Parties who avoids spending time on briefs? Either way, we have the fix for you. Let’s take a look at how you can all slam dunk the creative brief.

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Topics: Marketing Project Management, Project Briefing