The Ziflow Blog

Posted by Mike Puterbaugh

Product Update: Ziflow Adds Automation to Online Proofing

Published July 5th, 2018. Today’s much-anticipated release brings together two core Ziflow technologies - online proofing and marketing task automation. With the release of our Online Proofing Zibot, it’s now possible to kick off a predefined proofing process - including team member notifications, roles, decision-making responsibilities, deadlines and workflow triggers - with a simple drag and drop.

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Posted by Mike Puterbaugh

Online Proofing Helps Dynamicard Accelerate Direct Mail Innovation

Are marketers still relying on direct mail as a channel? Looking at recent industry research, there’s no shortage of data points which support dedicating a portion of your marketing budget to direct mail efforts. According to the DMA, direct mail response rates are over 5%, compared to 0.6% response rates for both email and display ads, respectively. That’s pretty compelling.

A great example of a company providing innovation in this area is Dynamicard. Dynamicard is a one-stop shop for innovative direct mail assets - most notably via their very popular die-cut plastic postcard offering. They also offer technology-based services such as tracking and analytics, as well as QR codes, further differentiating their offerings.

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Posted by Anthony Welgemoed

Ziflow's Latest Release Supports Even More Online Proofing Use Cases

Published June 7, 2018. Our most recent product release - available today - continues our theme of helping marketing teams & agencies obtain feedback on all their proofs as fast and efficiently as possible by expanding the file types supported in addition to some really powerful ways to help deliver your creative projects.

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Posted by Anthony Welgemoed

Product Release Recap - April 2018

Published  May 8, 2018. Once again, it's release day here at Ziflow. We've added several new capabilities, available today, which are focused on taking the complexities out of your online proofing process, no matter how far and wide that process takes you, inside or outside of your organization.

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Posted by Mike Puterbaugh

From Chaos to Compliance: Creative Marketing Survey Results

As a marketing professional, what are the biggest roadblocks that you run into on a daily basis? A growing workload? A lack of review processes and actionable feedback from management? You aren’t alone.
Creative marketing teams have more on their plate than ever before. They are required to produce more work product, often with fewer resources and less internal support. As the rise of digital marketing has shifted the industry landscape, companies and their creative teams have found it difficult to adapt to the rapid changes while maintaining the processes that help to drive high-end creative work in previous decades.

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Posted by Mike Puterbaugh

Ziflow Announces Blockchain-Based Online Proofing; ICO in the Works


Published April 1st, 2018. We’re excited to announce that we’ve decided to disrupt the online proofing market and update our product architecture to deliver our solution via blockchain technology.

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Posted by Anthony Welgemoed

Product Release Recap - March 2018

Published March 28, 2018. It’s release day here at Ziflow! As we’ve covered on the blog before, the first few releases since our October launch were focused on the core online proofing use cases, a well as performance and scalability.

March was a very busy month for the Ziflow product development team. Today’s release includes several new capabilities, each aimed at helping marketing teams deliver their creative projects faster and more efficiently every day. Large, distributed teams, should especially take note of today’s release as we’re making it even easier for agencies and brands to adopt online proofing as a replacement to emails, printouts and sticky-notes as a means of providing feedback on creative content.   

Let’s take a look at a few of the highlights in this month’s release.

Automated Workflow
One of the most frequently requested features since launch, Automated Workflow, delivers a great new addition for teams with multi-stage review processes. If your review and approval process spans multiple teams inside or outside of your organization, you can now create a workflow to automate the proof routing.  

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Posted by Mike Puterbaugh

Text Select Makes Creative Content Reviews Even Easier

We've now added Text Select to our annotation tools to facilitate text-level feedback. This new capability is yet another example of how Ziflow helps cut down on context switching during the review process. With Ziflow, you can perform complete reviews of all types of creative assets (designs, brochures, videos, etc.) without the need to switch between multiple applications.

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Posted by Mike Puterbaugh

Branding Your Online Proofing Experience 

For those Ziflow customers who wish to rebrand their online proofing user experience to match their company branding, we've made a few new additions to the application which will allow you to brand Ziflow accordingly.  

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Posted by Mike Puterbaugh

We’re Making it Easier to Navigate Your Proof List

We've added filters to your proofs list to make it even easier to find the proofs you need to work on at any given time.  

Since Ziflow is so easy to use, it’s easy to quickly arrive at a situation where you have pages and pages of proofs in your proof list.  Now, with filters, you can keep your workflow moving along, making sure deadlines are met. 

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