Project Management Update

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Best Practices for Starting a Successful Marketing Project

Posted by Jodie Byass on Feb 22, 2019

Creative marketing projects. They can go so right. And so wrong. You probably know that feeling of waking at 4am wondering if you’ll ever make that deadline. So how do you mitigate the risks, even turn it around?

There are many elements that contribute to the success of a project. How you start a project, though, probably says a lot about how you’ll finish it. With this, here are our best practices for starting a marketing project on the right foot.

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Topics: Project Management Software, Managing Marketing Projects, Marketing Teams, Project Briefing, Project Planning, Marketing Project Management

Supercharge Team Collaboration To Enhance Your Creative Projects

Posted by Jodie Byass on Jan 28, 2019

In a Stanford University study published a few years back, researchers found that collaboration fosters motivation and transforms “work into play”. In other words, collaboration has the ability to create a dynamic environment where people can cross-pollenate and create, a space known to inspire great ideas and work. Still, many teams collaborating on creative projects are caught up in a groundhog day of outdated attitudes, approval workflow processes and tools.

So how do you inspire your team to collaborate in way that is both gratifying for them and productive for your projects?

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Topics: Managing Marketing Projects, Marketing Teams, Marketing Approval Process, Production Teams, Collaboration

Keep marketing projects on track with admation new mobile app.

Posted by Jodie Byass on Nov 14, 2018

Admation releases new mobile app to keep campaigns moving when your focus is elsewhere.

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Topics: Admation, Online Proofing, Managing Marketing Projects, Ad Agency Project Management Software

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, Managing Marketing Projects, Marketing Approval Process