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Have More Visibility Over Your Marketing Projects Without Losing Your Head

Posted by Jodie Byass on Sep 24, 2018

The Dilemma and The Fix Series - Part 4:

The Dilemma
James is Head of Marketing and currently doing the annual budget for his department. Since ramping up operations, he has no idea how much time is being spent on projects. He checks the Marketing & Resources Calendar saved on the server, but finds there are five indistinct versions. With the clock ticking, he’s tempted to go ‘eeny meeny miny mo’, but he’s fairly certain this is not a sound strategy.

He calls his Marketing Manager instead, only to find none of the spreadsheets is current. She’ll email an updated version in twenty minutes but two hours later, with no update, James is losing his head. When the email finally arrives, he discovers a project has fallen off the calendar. He also notices that while some resources are overloaded others appear to be enjoying a daily siesta. James, meanwhile, has developed a major headache.

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Topics: Marketing Project Management, Admation, Managing Marketing Projects

5 Fatal Mistakes Made When Selecting Project Management Software

Posted by Jodie Byass on Aug 8, 2018

Project management software has the ability to offer a one stop shop for solving many challenges faced by marketing teams and advertising agencies. And nobody doubts that the benefits of such a tool are manifold.

According to Software Advice, “Project management software decreases administrative burden on employees, while helping businesses track tasks better and not miss deadlines.”

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Topics: Project Management Software, Marketing Project Management

Managing Marketing Projects: Why are Ancient Practices Still in Place?

Posted by Jodie Byass on Jun 26, 2018

Today, marketers are under ever-increasing pressure to push out more projects, faster, to feed a range of hungry marketing channels. If there ever was a good time for brands to rethink their marketing practices, it would be now. Still, a recent Content Marketing Institute report showed that only 40% of Australian marketers “are delivering content consistently” compared to the previous year.

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Topics: Managing Marketing Projects, Marketing Project Management, Project Management Software

4 strategies to improve your marketing team's efficiency

Posted by Jodie Byass on May 16, 2018

You’ve done the preliminary work in getting the right people onboard, so now your creative team should be operating like a well-oiled machine. Right? Well, not exactly. Even if you’ve got the best people on the job, they still need to be supported by effective processes, an organised project framework, transparent communications and schedules that allow them to be at their creative best.  Here are four strategies that will enhance your team’s performance:

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Topics: Marketing Teams, Marketing Project Management, Task Management