With technology allowing more flexibility in the workplace, more Australian professionals are working offsite each year.
Technology is changing so rapidly it’s difficult to keep pace with each and every marketing tool available today. This lends itself to people making assumptions about software without taking the time to understand the facts. Take MRM (marketing resource management) software as a prime example. The tool has evolved over the years to include an extensive range of features and benefits. Even so, there are still misconceptions about the tool that prevent marketers from adopting the technology.
Q: I’m new to my role as a traffic manager in a digital agency where I manage a crazy amount of creative projects. I’ve already discovered a few bad habits while managing approvals. For example, my designer is sometimes cc’d in on email feedback and asked by certain stakeholders to make changes before the approval round is completed. The idea is to “save time” but it has the opposite effect of driving up artwork changes if the feedback is later contradicted. There have also been several instances where a team member has been working on a project only to be told to start on a more urgent one – without my knowledge. I’m continually updating and sending out a progress report to keep my team in the loop. Not confusing at all (yes it is!).
How can I improve collaboration to avoid our projects stalling?
Traffic Jam Manager
According to the 2017 Global CMO Study, 41% of respondents expected to implement marketing resource management (MRM) software in the near future. And while the benefits of investing in this tool are manifold, as we’ve discussed previously you need to ensure you select the right MRM software for your business. Once the selection process is completed, there are a few things you can do to optimise your investment.