Admation blog

Admation New MS Word Approvals transform the document review and approval process

Posted by Jodie Byass on Jul 20, 2022 9:34:14 AM

Imagine a world without MS Word. Or Excel and PowerPoint. It’s almost impossible. 

Without a doubt, MS Word and the Office 365 suite continues to be the most popular document creation software.  As a standalone cloud service, or as a part of Microsoft Teams, with its more collaborative bent, it is a tool we all rely on, daily. 

However,  despite our dependency on these tools are, they are often inadequate for real world scenarios. Let’s look at companies that use MS Word to create assets. For example, heavily regulated industries such as insurance and financial services produce reams of product documentation. A simple product disclosure statement could have several reviewers and may need as many as 15 sign-offs. Not only must a document go through a stringent approval and compliance process, every change must be logged and recorded in an audit trail.

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Topics: Simple Admation, Microsoft, Marketing Approval Workflow, Marketing Project Management, Online Proofing, Marketing Approvals

The Real Cost of not adopting Marketing Project Management Software

Posted by Jodie Byass on Jul 19, 2022 4:32:10 PM

We all know the marketing world is moving faster and with it comes a growing expectation to deliver more campaigns across a increasing number of channels. The challenge is real for most marketers and creative teams.  It is no wonder burnt out is on the rise, particularly among those who still do not have access to the right tools such a as a dedicated marketing project management tool. 

Let's take a look at the real cost of not adopting a marketing project management solution across your business.  While we are here we will also touch on how a collaborative tool can boost your efficiency and, improve your bottom line.

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Topics: Simple Admation, Project Management, Marketing Project Management, Project Briefs

7 reasons Admation is better for managing marketing projects than spreadsheets

Posted by Jodie Byass on Jun 20, 2022 4:15:00 PM
Spreadsheets have traditionally been used by marketing teams and ad agencies to track approvals, manage resources and timelines, allocate tasks and more. But recently the demands on marketing teams and agencies have increased and the needs of their clients have changed, so the tools traditionally used are not longer suitable for managing creative projects.

Unfortunately, spreadsheet programs like Excel or Google Sheets lack the flexibility to manage project resources in the modern world. As the industry has evolved, creative teams have found they are managing increased volumes of clients, projects and up-to-date information and  spreadsheets are no longer able to keep up.  They quickly become inaccurate, inefficient, and ineffective. That's where marketing project management software comes in.

Admation is a marketing project management software that allows you to manage your projects and resources with ease. Rather than using inflexible spreadsheets to try and keep track of deadlines or liaise with external stakeholders, admation integrates your project management with your resource, asset, and approval management in the one easy-to-use software.

If you're still following the old school path of using spreadsheets, potentially wasting precious time or risking more mistakes, here's why marketing project management software is better than using spreadsheets.  

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Topics: Simple Admation, Project Management, Marketing Project Management, Project Management Software

Admation Marketing Resource Management Software helps ease Resource Burnout

Posted by Jodie Byass on Jun 8, 2022 11:55:00 AM

It's reported that between 5 to 7 per cent of the workforce are affected by burnout due to changes in the work environment. 2022 has been a challenging year off the back of two exception years.  Currently not a day goes by where I do not hear a colleague, teacher, client or friend refer to their fatigue. The burnout is real, and it does not seem to discriminate across gender, age, industry or occupation. 

According to an ABC article on burnout, three experts identify several changes in the way we work that may be increasing burnout - shrinking job stability, mounting workloads, fewer resources to tackle that workload, an erosion of work-life balance, and so on.

In our previous blog How to avoid burnout in a creative ad agency we provided an overview of burnout and what the individual and ad agency can do to combat the problem. This week we want to expand upon the point of marketing resource management software and how it can help creative teams feel more in control of their projects and workloads. We created admation with many inbuilt features to do exactly that. 


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Topics: Simple Admation, Marketing Resource Management, Project Management

Marketing Project Management Trends Continue To Shape The Industry

Posted by Jodie Byass on Jun 3, 2022 9:15:00 AM

In the past few years, there have been significant changes in the marketing landscape from new social media platforms, new ways to generate awareness about a brand or product, new technologies, and, let’s not forget, a global pandemic that had devastating consequences for the world’s economies.

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Topics: Simple Admation, Marketing Project Management, Collaboration, Marketing Operations

What Is Admation and how it benefits marketing teams?

Posted by Jodie Byass on May 26, 2022 9:15:00 AM

Admation is a marketing project management tool and approval workflow software that helps marketing and digital teams, ad agencies, brands and compliance teams to manage the creative project life-cycle. Admation is an end-to-end solution that incorporates project briefing, document management, task and resource allocation, online proofing, review and feedback process, project approvals, team collaboration and management of brand assets.

Designed specifically for teams managing creative projects, it integrates all the features required to deliver their projects seamlessly into one tool. 

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Topics: Simple Admation, Ad and Digital Agency

Discover the cost of not having Marketing Project Management Software

Posted by Jodie Byass on May 16, 2022 5:45:00 PM

We increasingly hear about the pressure of working in the marketing, the constant growth and fast pace.  There is an expectation that marketers needs to produce more content and deliver more campaigns via a growing number of channels.  And, it is starting to take its toll with Forbes reporting that burnout is becoming more common, and growing numbers are looking to leave the industry.  

 

With this in mind, we can start to see the importance of adopting the best tools, processes and culture to support marketing and creative teams.  Businesses that continue to rely on out-dated systems such as email and spreadsheets and manage projects without a dedicated creative project management tool need to start considering the impact of using these not fit for purpose tools.

 

Let?s take a look at how a more advanced, collaborative tool can boost your efficiency and better support your most important assets - your people. 

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Topics: Simple Admation, Project Management, Marketing Project Management

Tips To Improve Collaboration for Remote Teams Working on Creative Projects

Posted by Jodie Byass on Mar 8, 2022 12:00:00 AM

A few years ago a Stanford University study found that collaboration fosters motivation and transforms "work into play". In simple terms, effective collaboration creates a dynamic environment where team members can cross-pollinate and create. It becomes a space where team members are inspired to come up with great ideas and do excellent work.

Because of this, effective and efficient creative collaboration is crucial in any creative project. And it sounds simple to implement, doesn't it? Sure, that was once was the case and teams had their collaborative processes in place. But our past two year living with COVID-19 has required teams across the world to find new ways to collaborate.

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Topics: Simple Admation, Ad and Digital Agency, Project Management

Ampath Labs select admation for greater visibility over Marketing Operations

Posted by Jodie Byass on Feb 22, 2022 12:00:00 AM

Ampath Laboratories is one of Southern Africa?s foremost pathology laboratories that aims to deliver innovative, professional, and quality pathology and medicine services to healthcare practitioners and patients. As such, its more than 140 registered pathologists serve the medical fraternity, insurance, governmental, managed healthcare, industrial organisations, and other pathology practices with quality results.

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Topics: Simple Admation, Simple Customer Success

7 Signs you need Online Proofing Software

Posted by Jodie Byass on Feb 15, 2022 12:00:00 AM

Just imagine this quickly. Your marketing project is complete, you thought you everything had been checked and approved and you eagerly await for it to go to market.

Oh no, here it comes, you?ve just received an email from the compliance team that they need to double check the disclaimer because they?re not sure of it. And right there, your deadline is under threat, and your enthusiasm is waining. 

It is likely you have probably experienced this, or something like it before. However, if it is occurring frequently, with more projects than not, then it may be time to consider adopting online proofing software. It can streamline your marketing approval workflow and definitely help deliver your marketing projects on time.  

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Topics: Simple Admation, Online Project Briefing

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