Admation Blog

Best Practices Session 10: Managing your Marketing Approval Workflow

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 best practices for managing your creative approval workflow.

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Topics: In-House Studios, Ad Agencies

Improve your Marketing Output by Nailing your Creative Briefs with admation

Posted by Jodie Byass on Jun 6, 2018

There are many important factors that lend to creating great marketing content. Brilliant ideas are the bedrock of memorable campaigns, but you also need amazing talent to bring your ideas to fruition. Less glamorous, yet no less important, is implementing an effective approval workflow process to ensure that your marketing output meets your objectives. A critical component of this process is the humble brief.

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Topics: Ad Agencies, Managing Marketing Projects, Marketing Teams, Project Briefing

Best Practices Series 9:  Getting the most out of your ad agency freelancers

Posted by Jodie Byass on Jun 1, 2018

Freelancers are invaluable to the advertising industry. When a creative project looks like it’s about to derail, calling a freelancer could be just the thing that saves it. In addition, freelancers routinely fill skill gaps, which offers greater flexibility and cost savings for ad agencies who, in turn, avoid having to hire full time staff. Nonetheless, mismanaging your freelancers can become a costly, if not timely, exercise.

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Topics: In-House Studios, Ad Agencies

Best Practices Session 8: How to provide feedback in Marketing Approval Workflow

Posted by Jodie Byass on May 8, 2018

The role of feedback is a critical phase in approval workflow because it guides creative projects to their end goals. We’re familiar with why feedback is important, but let’s go one step further again: it’s actually the right feedback that produces quality campaigns with an effective brand message.

Perhaps you’ve been on the receiving end when feedback wasn’t terribly useful, and caused more problems than it solved. Now you’re in the hot seat, so how do you avoid the pitfalls of communicating feedback?

Here are our Best Practices on how to provide timely and effective approval workflow feedback, which we believe will set your marketing team in good stead.

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Topics: Approval Workflow Software, Ad Agencies, Marketing Approval Process