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Stop Googling Career Counsellors. There’s a Simple Way to Manage Your Marketing Resources

Posted by Jodie Byass on Aug 14, 2018

The Dilemma and The Fix Series - Part 3:

The Dilemma
Jenny is a marketing manager who oversees a team of ten people, four of whom make up the creative team. Most days she feels like she’s managing 50 people with so many marketing projects on the go and never knowing who’s doing what. Her project resource spreadsheet desperately needs updating, but for now she’s winging it by delegating tasks verbally. Now her boss needs a progress update for budgeting purposes and she’s got two team members off with the flu. The pressure is 0n. Jenny is on her fourth coffee for the morning and currently googling ‘career counsellors’.

 

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Topics: Managing Resources, Resource Management Software, Admation

Champion your Best Workflow Management Software

Posted by Jodie Byass on Apr 17, 2018

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’?

 

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Topics: Approval Workflow Software, Admation, Ad Agencies

Marketing Project Challenges : Managing Project Resources

Posted by Jodie Byass on Apr 3, 2018

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.

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Topics: Managing Marketing Projects, Admation, Ad Agencies, Resource Management Software, Managing Resources, Task Management, Project Planning

Marketing Project Management Challenges – Meeting Deadlines and Budgets

Posted by Jodie Byass on Mar 21, 2018

There are many challenges that marketers face today: a fiercely competitive marketplace, the pressure of producing memorable content for multiple media channels, and the day-to-day management and execution of marketing projects. If we shine a light on managing creative projects, a common issue that marketers face is deadline delays, a symptom indicative of other issues bubbling away below the surface.

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Topics: Managing Marketing Projects, Project Management Software, Admation, Marketing Project Management, Time Tracking