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Introducing the Ziflow Plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects

We’re proud to announce the Ziflow plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects.

With this release, video editors can significantly expedite their video production workflows by creating, working with, and sharing Ziflow video proofs directly in their Adobe video editing environments.

Ziflow - Adobe Premiere

 

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Product Release: May 2020

Our latest product release is now live. Highlights for this release include new folder sharing and Smart Filter options. Read on to learn more!

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Brand Design: What It Is + Steps for Success in 2020

Behind every successful company is a stand-out brand design.

A brand design not only makes a company recognizable, but it can also become its silent ambassador and tell a story. Branding can play a part in a consumer's buying decisions, too.

In Nielsen’s Global New Product Innovation Survey, 59% of people said they would prefer to buy new products from a brand they recognize, and 21% of respondents said if a brand they like produces a product, they're more "ready" to buy it.

So, what's behind the makings of a great brand design?

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PDF Proofing: 3 Common Pitfalls to Avoid in 2020

Online proofing has come a long way in the 12 years since Mat and I launched ProofHQ back in 2008 and now Ziflow in 2017. 

Initially, ProofHQ only supported a handful of static file types. Ziflow now supports the review and approval of over 1,200 media and files types, including static designs/documents (PDF, images, Word, etc.), audio, video, websites, and rich media packages like banners and animated GIFs.

Despite the diversification of campaign media types, one file type still reigns supreme in marketing review and approval to this day: PDFs.

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It’s Time to Ditch Email as a Marketing Feedback Tool

Memos, promotional offers and password reset emails - these are all things that email is very good for.  As a mechanism for providing feedback, however, it lacks some very important requirements for fast, accurate and quality work; specifically, context and clarity.  

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3 Brands on How They Work Remotely with Clients and Suppliers

Working from home has upended everyone’s marketing processes; in fact, the entire marketing production chain is under new demands.

Communication plans are evolving as clients and customers want up-to-date information on COVID policies and procedures.

Product marketing and advertising campaigns must adjust in response to changing consumer demands and impacted ad revenue.

To keep up, clients may need new or updated assets created and approved for different channels faster than ever before from your creative team.

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Product Release: April 2020

Our latest product release is now live. Highlights for this release include new folder sharing options, the ability to mask comments on public proofs, and more. Read on to learn more!

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Creative Project Management: 5 Steps to Success in 2020

Project management isn’t a new concept.

For years, businesses around the globe have relied on project management tools to keep teams working efficiently and productively in a host of environments.

However, for the most part, the concept of “project management” has been more often associated with IT, manufacturing, and construction industries. Today, we’re living in a world where project management practices can be valuable in every industry, including those that work from a creative perspective.

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Product Release: March 2020

Our latest product release is now live. Highlights for this release include new supported languages, post-decision messages, and more. Read on to learn more!

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Five Tips for Remote Working Success

Based on our experience of over 12 years of building and running multiple remote-first businesses, we wanted to share our tips for working and managing teams remotely.

In our experience, it takes a person approximately two months to get used to working remotely By following some of these tips, you can shorten and ease this adjustment period drastically.

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Remote-first: How Ziflow built an all-remote team

“How do we keep working efficiently when we can’t go to the office?”

That’s on the mind of almost every manager and executive this week. Even though remote work has become a rising option for many teams in the past few years, the global crisis around COVID-19 has shockingly and very quickly upended the traditional workforce model across industries.

So many organizations are now scrambling to figure out work-from-home scenarios and implement remote collaboration policies that will minimize the ongoing disruption to the business and employees’ lives.

At Ziflow, we’re part of a growing population of companies that is 100% remote, and because our team has worked this way since the day we launched Ziflow, we’ve refined a company-wide remote work strategy that ensures our global marketing, product development, sales, and customer service teams operate as one productive unit every day to reach our goals. If this sounds like the situation you and your team has just been thrust into, keep reading for some helpful guidance on how creative teams can make the jump to remote collaboration.

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Creative Operations: 4 Steps to Success in 2020

On the surface, the words “creative” and “operations” might not appear to go together.

We typically associate “creative” with things like advertising, marketing, and branding. But these functions need managing by operational experts to avoid missed deadlines often caused by bottlenecks in the review and approval process.

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Marketing Operations (A-Z Guide): What It Is, Key Roles & Pillars Of Success

A few years back, the Marketing Operations role didn’t exist. Instead, the marketing department drafted in Project Managers to help run and coordinate their more extensive campaigns.

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Product Release: February 2020

Our latest product release is now live. Highlights for this release include auto-inspection for video proofing and new options in the measurement tool. Read on to learn more!

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6 Compelling Reasons to Invest In Video Asset Management

More users than ever are turning to video to consume content.

A study by Cisco predicted video would make up 90% of all consumer internet traffic by 2019, and with that boon means more and more brands are looking to invest in video marketing strategies. With 79% of consumers saying they prefer to consume videos about a product rather than read about it on a blog, the rise of video's popularity makes sense.

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Product Release: January 2020

Our latest product release is now live. Highlights for this release include a new notice agreement pop-up option, email-only domain validation, and more. Read on to learn more!

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Product Release: December 2019

Our latest product release is now live. Highlights for this release include easier conversion between public/private comments, customized Help links, new video proofing capabilities, and more. Read on to learn more!

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Using Slack with Ziflow to Reduce Email in Marketing Project Communications

Try as creative teams and agencies might to move into automated collaboration, email still has a stronghold over marketing project communications.

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