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.
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.
Getting approvals across the line isn’t always a simple feat. In fact, approval delays remain a key challenge for marketing teams when it comes to producing content. We recently talked about how to improve and refining your approval workflow to ensure that you’re maximising your marketing time and resources. The next step is implementing the new marketing process and achieving uptake. Given that people are typically creatures of habit and don’t like to invite change, how do you make the experience easier?
Everybody wants to achieve more, but in reality marketers are still not hitting the mark when it comes to producing more content. And while it looks like a simple case of not enough hours (or resources) in the day, the issue often has more to do with how marketers are managing their approval workflow.