Do you feel like you’re always scrambling to find the right tools and templates for your marketing projects?
How often have you found yourself staring at a blank screen, desperately trying to figure out active projects and individual tasks and status? Do you and your teammates spend more time than you’d like to track down the information you need for a campaign? Are there just too many pieces in play, and you feel like you’re always missing something? If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone; it’s one of the most common struggles that marketers face today.
To say that I love marketing project management would be an understatement. I’ve come to love the administrative side of marketing, where I can effectively organise and manage all my marketing campaigns and proposals. As much as I enjoy marketing project management, it’s always been hard to find the right tools and templates to stay organised and productive. I was using Notion for my personal task-tracking but not for the entire team because Notion lacked many features like grouping, colour coding and the dashboard view was not that great. But now, the tables have turned. Notion released an update a few months back with these updates. Yayy 🥳. So here I am with a tool that can help organise your campaigns, track tasks, communicate with the team, and have all the contents in ONE PLACE. Isn’t this the dream?
What is marketing project management
Marketing project management is an umbrella term for all of these tasks. The process can be pretty simple and can get complicated; it involves planning, producing, and overseeing any number of marketing-related projects. Marketing projects include social media marketing, email marketing, blogging, advertising or public relations etc. The marketing team does not just create new content but, along with marketing content creation, are planning efforts that help direct team members in their work on a given project. Project managers must keep all involved parties productive while ensuring that all tasks are executed as scheduled. A good marketing project manager will streamline the process to execute projects efficiently and effectively.
How to find the right tool
To manage projects effectively, you must have the right tool. Something actionable, easy to use, easy to onboard new team members, organise all campaigns, track tasks, communicate with the team, and have all the contents in one place.
The word “RIGHT TOOL” can be very subjective.
In today’s digital age, finding new technology or software solutions is a cinch—so much so that it can actually make things more difficult. It can be challenging to sift through these solutions, test them out, and make sure they don’t conflict. In addition, since every business is different, marketing project management can be a challenge because there’s no one size fits all solution.
To me, the right tool means “HAVING EVERYTHING IN ONE PLACE”. As a marketer myself, I find it hard to have my repository in one tool, write content on another tool, send emails for internal approvals on another tool and, of course, track tasks on some other tool. It’s bonkers to waste time like this. This was the reason I created a Marketing Team Dashboard on Notion, where I have brand assets, a repository, meeting minutes, useful resources, marketing tasks, a timeline and, of course, capabilities to add content to the tasks itself.
How can templates help with productivity
Having pre-made templates that I can quickly use helps me stay on track, hit my deadlines and manage my team’s workload. Instead of spending hours on creating something new to bring all the marketing pieces together, I can focus on actually getting things done. The bottom line is that using marketing project management templates saves time, boosts productivity, keeps projects on track, and makes them more efficient.
Marketing Team Notion Dashboard, 2022 - Let’s just say that you and your team need this.
I know how hard it is to find templates tailored for startups and agencies. That’s why I made this Marketing dashboard, so you can start working on your marketing. The template is designed to be actionable, so you can always know where to start.
Some features that I really like:
- Brand Assets
- Actionable Meeting Minutes with Templates
- Useful Resources page
- Campaign Task and Status Tracking
- Clients Brand Assets
- Client Campaign Task and Status Tracking View
- Social Media Calendar
- Announcement Board
- Quick and Editable Templates for Content Writing, Email Marketing, Ads Tracking
How can you download the template for FREE?
The template is absolutely free for you to use. To get access, please provide your details by clicking on this link. I will send an email shortly with detailed instructions on downloading, editing, and customising the template.
If there’s a specific type of solution you require, then send me an email. I can create exactly what you need. Submit your own idea to have it made especially for you. This way, it will be just like yours, branded with your name and logo so that it fits in with all of your other marketing materials.
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