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Online Proofing Might Be the Quickest Win in MarTech

Today’s modern marketing organization relies on a wide range of technology (MarTech) to create a multi-channel approach of relevant, personalized experiences for their customers and prospects.

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Topics: Best Practices, online proofing, review and approval, Marketing Project Management, Agile Marketing, Creative Production, Marketing Operations

Three Things Every CMO Should Know About the Creative Production Process

There is an opportunity in your organization to accelerate creative project delivery, and it’s hiding in plain sight - your creative content production, review, and approval processes.

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Topics: online proofing, Marketing Production, Creative Production, Marketing Operations, Ziflow

Five Signs Your Marketing Team Needs Online Proofing

The proliferation of digital marketing channels has rapidly increased the demand for content from marketing teams. In addition, marketing cycles have shortened dramatically. As a result,  marketers need to produce more high quality content in less time. And each piece of content needs review at least once before approval and release.

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Topics: Agile Marketing, online proofing, Marketing Operations, review and approval

Ziflow Keeps Your Online Proofing 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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Topics: Best Practices, review and approval, online proofing, Marketing Production, Creative Production, Marketing Operations

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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Topics: Agile Marketing, Ziflow, Marketing Operations, Marketing Production, Marketing Project Management

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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Topics: Marketing Operations, Creative Production, Marketing Production, Agile Marketing

Why We’re Excited About the Dropbox Showcase Announcement

Dropbox recently announced Showcase, a new capability within their Dropbox Business offering. In their words, Showcase is “a new way to share that puts your work in the best light”.  As Ziflow is singularly focused on helping marketers deliver their best work, we were interested to see how we might help our joint customers make the best use of Showcase.   

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Topics: online proofing, automation, Marketing Production, Marketing Operations

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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Topics: Ziflow, Company Announcement, Marketing Operations, Marketing Project Management

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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Topics: Agile Marketing, Creative Production, Marketing Production, Marketing Operations

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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Topics: Agile Marketing, Creative Production, Marketing Production, Marketing Operations, Marketing Project Management