Life in a marketing agency can be fast-paced. We handle numerous clients that require particular needs for their projects. But with the ever-evolving landscapes of digital marketing and business worlds, thankfully there’s productivity platforms that help us stay organized and well-communicated internally. We’re going to go over the benefits of some programs that keep us plugged in day-to-day!
Productivity and Communication Made Simple
Like we said, it’s important to keep our communications organized throughout the day as we project and portfolio manage our clients. There are many programs out there that help to track overarching daily tasks, and make our communication streamlined.
Trello allows us to organize and create boards, lists, assign tasks, and informational cards in a fun, visual way. Each team member has their own board that other employees can interact with, making it easy to catch up on everyone’s to-do-list, and seeing what everyone has on their plates. We definitely don’t want to overload each other!
It’s also easy to share documents with your team by adding attachments within a card. Trello also allows us to set due dates on specific tasks, add members to our cards, and create checklists to track a project’s progress.
And to top it off, you can customize your board’s background image to put yourself in the right headspace to tackle those daily goals!
Remember AIM instant messenger? Slack has embodied everything AIM was, and kicked it up about 50 notches. On the surface, it’s an instant messenger; but you can further create topic-related chat groups within your organization and add attachments like .png, .jpeg, and .mp4. It also has a dedicated application for both Apple and Window devices. Slack helps us keep all work-related correspondences in one place, and we love that! On-the-go? No problem– just download the app and hit the road!
What can we say about Google that hasn’t already been said? The whole Google Suite is essential to our internal organization. It’s perfect for effortlessly tying in emails, sending and organizing calendar invites to our clients, documents, spreadsheets, and the occasional slide deck.
Google has been leading the movement for collaboration. With Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, multiple people can be on the document live-editing as it automatically saves, making “divide and conquer” easier than ever before.
No matter if you’re just starting your business, or have been around for a while, organization can be a crucial ingredient in the recipe of success. Using efficient productivity apps in your business can save you time trying to track down files, and save you money in the long run.
This is just the tip of the iceberg for what ADventure uses to keep us sane and systematic. If you have a platform, method, or tool you can’t live without, drop it in the comments below! We want to hear what keeps our friends moving and grinding!