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Mike Puterbaugh

Mike Puterbaugh
Mike is Ziflow's CMO, based in San Diego, CA.
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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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Ziflow Announces Blockchain-Based Online Proofing; ICO in the Works


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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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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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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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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Ziflow Keeps Your Review and Approval Projects Organized with Folders

The rate at which new marketing projects and campaigns are being requested today doesn’t allow for any wasted time. This means organization of your work is a must. With our most recent release of Ziflow we’ve delivered our new folder functionality to just do that, help you keep your projects and proofs organized.

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Managing Your Review Teams in Ziflow

As part of our “Release Early and Release Often” mantra here at Ziflow, we’ve recently added in some new capabilities to make it even easier to use Ziflow online proofing with team members (internal and external) to collaborate on the review and approval of creative projects.   

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Online Proofing Best Practices

Whether you and your team are just getting started with online proofing or you’re looking to scale up your usage,  we've collected some best practices to help you get the most out of your review and approval process.  

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#ZiflowHowTo: Video Proofing with Ziflow

Ziflow supports a wide range of file types to help you and your team tackle all types of creative projects - including video. All of Ziflow's markup and annotation tools are available while collaboratively reviewing videos and so are all the great commenting and feedback capabilities that streamline the entire review and approval process.   

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Four Early Warning Signs that Your Marketing Project May Miss Its Deadline


Hopefully you’ve never had to have the discussion that starts with “we need more time” “or we’re not going to hit our deadline”, but the reality is, if you’re working in marketing today it will probably happen at some point if it hasn’t already happened this week.

Effective marketing project management goes beyond the Excel spreadsheet of tasks and color codes. If deadlines are getting the best of you more often lately, I’m happy to assist! I’ve spent time talking with marketing teams and agencies to identify why marketing teams most often bump up against (and past) their due dates. Here are Four Early Warning Signs that your delivery deadline might be in jeopardy, and some ideas on how you might avoid them in the future!

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The Marketing Productivity Killers Lurking in the Office

Not a news flash: Being busy isn’t the same as being productive. All of us in marketing have no shortage of tasks and projects that keep us busy, but we’re often most challenged with ensuring we stay productive - moving the ball forward on key projects and deliverables.

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How We Use Ziflow at Ziflow

As our CEO wrote recently, a big driver of our decision to launch early was the fact that we were using Ziflow internally every day and proving our value proposition true: we were delivering our projects faster than we would have without it.  

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Ziflow, Switzerland and Product Strategy

It was quite the news in the world of marketing technology when Scott Brinker (@chiefmartec) announced a couple of weeks back that he was joining Hubspot as their VP of Platform Ecosystem.  Scott has long been recognised as THE thought leader in marketing technology. Scott produced the poster child of marketing technology conferences MarTech, and also created the annual Marketing Technology Landscape, which was presented this year as the ‘MarTech 5000’.

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Automate Workflow by Linking Your Cloud Storage and Basecamp

With our new integration with Basecamp, our joint customers can link their cloud storage with Basecamp to automate many of the manual tasks that go into keeping your projects organized, updated and on schedule.   
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Free eBook: 10 Things You Should Automate Today for a Better Marketing Workflow

Building off a blog series that we ran earlier this year, we put together this eBook to highlight 10 things you should automate today to accelerate your marketing workflow. All too often, how productive you are comes down to how well you organize your marketing workfow—optimizing the way you accomplish the work assigned, so that you’re maximizing the time spent on high-value, impactful activities. The rate at which new marketing projects and campaigns are being produced today doesn’t allow for any wasted time, especially time spent on “busy work”. So, we're here to help. 

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Improve Your Marketing Workflow by Automating Notifications and File Sharing

(Note: This post is part of our series of posts on Improving Your Marketing Workflow,  aimed at giving marketers ideas on how to simplify their lives by automating the repetitive tasks that go into creative production. Check out our two earlier posts on Getting Organized and File Conversions.)

When it comes to criticisms of team performance, there probably isn’t a more cringe-inducing description than “not being on the same page”. Clearly there isn’t a shortage of communication methods available (email, IM, status updates in project management apps, etc.), but we still sometimes fall short on keeping everyone updated on what’s being asked of them or what their next steps are.   Let's fix that. 

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Improve Your Marketing Workflow by Automating File Conversions

(Note: This is the second post in our series of posts on Improving Your Marketing Workflow,  aimed at giving marketers ideas on how to simplify their lives by automating the repetitive tasks that go into creative production. Be sure to check out our previous post on using Ziflow to stay organized)

Given the wide range of marketing channels being used to engage with customers these days, marketers are being asked to deliver more and more file types for each new project. Whether it’s static design, video, audio or mixed media, this can potentially create hours of extra production work to accommodate all of the types needed.

Ziflow can help streamline your marketing workflow by automating the file conversions that could slow down the production process.  Here’s a few examples of how we can help.  

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Blog Series: Improve Your Marketing Workflow - Getting Organized

(Note: This is the first post in our series of posts on Improving Your Marketing Workflow,  aimed at giving marketers ideas on how to simplify their lives by automating the repetitive tasks that go into creative production. Be sure to check out the other posts as they’re released)

As we’ve written about before, there’s a big difference between being “busy” and being “productive”. Often times, that distinction comes down to how well you organize your marketing workflow - the way you get work done and how much time is spent on high-value activities.  

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Don’t let the review and approval process slow you down. Let us show you how to speed it up.