3 Standout Presentation Highlights From the Seattle Interactive Conference

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A couple members of our marketing team recently attended the Seattle Interactive Conference, which took place over the course of three days at the Seattle Convention Center last week. This year’s spotlight was on makers, and the program was filled with digital pioneers who took the stage to offer their best advice and stories. The …Continue reading »

What You Need to Become a Big Data Marketing Agency

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The agency world has changed markedly in the last few years, thanks to the rise of marketing automation software (Marketo, Eloqua and Hubspot, to name a few). Marketing automation generates a tremendous amount of data, most of it captured in a data silo for each application. But siloed data makes it difficult to analyze trends …Continue reading »

9 Ways LiquidPlanner Helps Marketing Agencies Manage Their Work

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If you work for a marketing agency or run a client-facing business it’s essential that you keep track of your time, your work, your client’s requests, your team’s projects, your creative assets—oh, the list goes on. LiquidPlanner’s scheduling software, planning features and collaboration tools help team members, clients and stakeholders track all aspects of project …Continue reading »

How to Keep Cost and Scope Under Control on Client Projects

A project manager’s responsibilities—and job implications—grow complicated when it comes to client projects. Even though all project plans require your team to deliver the requirements on time, on budget and within quality constraints, delivering client projects can be a different game with higher stakes. For example, when your company is working with an external client, …Continue reading »

6 Essential Project Management Skills They Don’t Teach in School

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There are some things that are practically impossible to learn without actually doing them. For instance, no amount of reading about how to play a piano will eliminate the need to sit down at the keyboard and practice. Likewise, you can study great art for a lifetime, but you will never really learn to paint …Continue reading »

How We Tag at LiquidPlanner

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You’ve probably noticed the new Tags feature in your LiquidPlanner workspace by now. We’re really excited about it and hope you are, too! Here’s a glimpse into how our team has been using tags to collaborate, organize and have fun managing our variety of project work. Portfolio & campaign management Since LiquidPlanner is a tool …Continue reading »

7 Ways Online Project Management Software Helps Build Your Business

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As many of you are probably discovering, project management software is used for a lot more than maintaining a project Gantt chart these days. When you implement a cloud-based project management tool while building a business, you gain a competitive advantage and prevent some costly internal business lessons. This is because the right PM tool …Continue reading »

The New Getting Started Process for LiquidPlanner Trial Users

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You sign up for a LiquidPlanner trial and you want to make the most out of your trial. So how do you get a project and your team up and running as soon as possible? We took the “what-do-I-do-now” portion of learning a new project management tool out of the equation. LiquidPlanner trial users now …Continue reading »

6 Ways to Improve Client Relations: Ingredients for Success and Happiness

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“Cesar, we are not happy. We need to talk.” That’s what I heard once from a client when I was left alone with him after a meeting. Sometimes your clients will come out and tell you that they’re not satisfied with how you’re managing an agency project. Sometimes they’ll hint at it. Sometimes you can …Continue reading »