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Providing Creative Operations and Marketing Technology Professionals resources for getting the most out of their production workflows.
When they’re looking to hire a creative agency, your clients put the most emphasis on your output and strategic thinking. These days, technology is becoming the key differentiator for companies to make the final choice between potential creative partners. For example, 74 percent of marketers say that they want to work with an agency with strong data and analytics capabilities.
Automation technology intends to replace the repetitive, rules-based tasks that are required of your human employees. In so doing, it allows them to spend more time on higher-level assignments that play to their strengths, e.g. activities that require creativity and problem-solving skills.
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Deciding whether to outsource your creative work or perform it in-house is one of the biggest decisions that marketing departments face. After experimenting with outsourcing, a growing number of marketers find that they prefer to bring their creative operations in-house.
The importance of involvement and focus can’t be overstated when it comes to creative operations (not to mention the general morale and happiness of your team). Having clear, explicit guidelines and goals for every team member to follow is crucial to your success as a business.
Missed deadlines, lack of visibility, errors in output, and lost files are all signs that you’ve lost sight of who should be actioning each stage of your process. And without a clear chain of responsibility, quality suffers.
The benefits of working with a technology partner are well-known and extensive: lowering costs, reducing risk, gaining outside expertise, spinning up new projects quickly, and more.