Admation Blog

Boost your ad agency profit with effective project & resource management

Posted by Jodie Byass on Jul 24, 2018

Running a profitable advertising agency relies on a number of critical factors: great leadership, results-driven marketing, a strong client base and talent who deliver on brilliant ideas. The way you manage creative projects and resources is often overlooked in the bigger picture. Still, they remain vital to your bottom line.

Optimizing the utilization rate (the percentage of time spent on billable work) of your employees, essentially creating more productive and efficient team members, will have a major impact on your profits -- especially if you do mostly project-based work.Hubspot

Let’s take a look at project management and resource management to understand how important they are to running a proficient and, therefore, profitable ad agency.

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Topics: Resource Management Software, Project Management Software, Ad Agencies, Managing Resources, Ad Agency Project Management Software

Avoid a Tree Change with Better Marketing Compliance

Posted by Jodie Byass on Jul 18, 2018

The Dilemma and The Fix Series - Part 2

The Dilemma
Matt is part of a Legal team for a big brand. His likes include legal protocol, tennis and home-made burritos. His dislikes include anything to do with motorsports and compliance issues. 

Unfortunately, marketing compliance is getting harder for Matt’s team to manage with Marketing sending harried, last-minute approval requests. Last month, Legal was missed altogether in the sign off process for a major campaign – a major headache for Legal in the fallout! Now Matt’s team is trying to keep tabs on marketing projects with very little transparency. Twice already, Matt and another colleague have doubled-up on reviewing artwork. Matt is seriously considering a tree change.

Are you in a Legal or Compliance role where your brand’s reputation is on the line because of clunky marketing processes and tools? Do you feel Matt's pain?   Well, here’s our fix for your compliance issues.

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Topics: Marketing Compliance, Compliance & Legal Teams

Best Practices Session 10: Manage Marketing Approvals

Posted by Jodie Byass on Jul 10, 2018

In our line of business, we spend a lot of time listening to brands and ad agencies tell us about the challenges of managing creative approval workflow. High artwork revision counts, ineffectual processes, marketing non-compliance, missed deadlines and budget issues are just some of the typical issues we hear about. On the other hand, we also get to hear the success stories and what our clients are doing to better manage their creative approval workflow. Drawing from this knowledge, here are our top 5 best practices for managing your marketing approval workflow, for effective marketing. 

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Topics: In-House Studios, Ad Agencies

Marketing Project Challenges: Managing Your Marketing Approval Workflow

Posted by Jodie Byass on Jul 4, 2018

The marketing approval workflow process relates to the full cycle of creating marketing content, from briefing in a creative project to gathering feedback on artwork to final approval. With the success of marketing campaigns hinging on the quality and timeliness of projects, an effective approval workflow process is critical to the output of marketing content.

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Topics: Approval Workflow Software, Online Proofing, Managing Marketing Projects, Marketing Teams, Marketing Approval Process