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Project Management Hacks #1: Call the shots on your approval workflow

Posted by Jodie Byass on Oct 24, 2018

Question: I’m a project manager who works with a great studio team on a range of marketing projects. The problem is that, while we work like a well-oiled machine, it’s tricky managing the approval process outside of the team. We often have too many stakeholders providing feedback on projects and it’s almost impossible to keep up with the daily onslaught of emails. Our designer is forever making late changes because someone didn’t agree with the previous feedback and, in the end, approval rounds just blend into each other. Our deadlines are really taking a beating. The team is frustrated and, just quietly, eating too much sugar. Help! 
Weary PM

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Topics: Approval Workflow Software, Marketing Approval Process, Managing Marketing Projects

Email approvals: an ancient practice akin to the horse and cart?

Posted by Karla Dondio on Oct 3, 2018

As a freelance copywriter, I write articles about best practices and tips for better managing creative projects. I’m a bit of an efficiency nerd, so I genuinely get a kick out of brainstorming, ‘how can we do this better?’ While Google is my go to for research, I draw inspiration from my in-house studio role as a copywriter and editor in trade publishing. That means I get to experience it too - the good, the bad and, sometimes, the ugly.

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

Protect your global brand with marketing approval workflow software

Posted by Jodie Byass on Sep 12, 2018

You know that moment, when great branding stops you in your tracks and makes you take notice. It’s clever, maybe funny, aesthetically beautiful or stark. But always memorable. If a business then delivers on what its promises, branding has the ability to foster intimate relationships, and turn consumers into long-term customers. It’s little wonder that global brands spend so much money on their marketing efforts.

Nonetheless, it only takes a few inconsistent applications of brand assets and/or communications for a business to appear unprofessional, even unreliable if the issue persists. So how do global businesses succeed in keeping their branding consistent across their global offices?

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Topics: Asset Management Software, Approval Workflow Software, Digital Asset Management Software

Managing your Marketing Approval Workflow: The Email Trap

Posted by Jodie Byass on Aug 2, 2018

A quick Google search reveals that even a decade ago we were lamenting the daily grind of checking work emails. Fast track to 2018 and workers are spending more time than ever dealing with cluttered inboxes. And while studies have proven that checking emails less regularly alleviates stress, over 60% of marketers are still spending more than three hours a day in email.

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Topics: Managing Marketing Projects, Marketing Approval Process, Approval Workflow Software