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March 11, 2017

Whether you work at a creative agency or as a freelancer, you’re don’t get paid to make pretty things. You are talented enough to make art without clients, but that’s not why you’re in business. You have another talent: collaboration. Collaboration doesn’t exclusively mean “working together,” although it is involved. Collaboration in the creative world is…

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March 7, 2017

Project Management Steps – The Basics All firms that find success do so through good project management practices. Without a strong grasp of good project management steps business leaders quickly find themselves overwhelmed by the complexity of projects. Developing good project management skills ensures that leaders can focus on their team, their business, and every aspect…

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March 7, 2017

The Creative Brief in the project planning process A creative brief is an ebook, powerpoint, webinar, or document that succinctly explains the creative work that you or your agency will do for a client. Sometimes the client creates the brief; sometimes it’s your agency. However, developing a brief works best as a collaboration. Remember: creative work…

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March 3, 2017

In the creative, genius-competitive, “our-ideas-are-more-trendy-than-yours” marketing agency world, the ability to write a coherent, unique, and polished project proposal can mean the life or death of your agency. Project proposals are usually requested when clients are deciding between a few different agencies, which gives them a highly competitive nature. Say the wrong thing, and you’re…

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February 28, 2017

Our New Partnership – Helping You Get Back to the Work You Love! We here at Bric are constantly working to make the management of your business easier. In order to do so, we have partnered with the team at #GetStarted to provide you with great business discounts. These business offers can save your firm…

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February 27, 2017

Creative agencies differ from other businesses because they grow from artistic talent. The nature of creative agencies, especially when they are young and/or on the smaller side, is experimentation, trial and error, and research. Unfortunately, not all of these agencies have the cash flow to invest in their businesses and provide resources for new creative talent….

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February 20, 2017

Gantt Charts – A History In Perspective A little over 100 years ago Henry Gantt further developed an existing visual tool for plotting the intricacies of project scheduling. Now referred to as a Gantt Chart, obviously named for its’ creator, this process has remained largely unchanged and unchallenged since its inception. What has changed in…

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February 20, 2017

Looking for a gantt chart excel tutorial and template? We have prepared a step-by-step guide for creating a gantt chart in Excel. The same process applies for Excel 2010, 2013 and 2016 for both Mac and PC. We have also included a template so you can get started quickly. If you are reading this page…

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February 16, 2017

Past due invoices sap your motivation. You work hard to build things your clients will love. If they leave unpaid invoices it can feel like getting punched in the gut. Learn to identify clients who likely won’t pay invoices, use technology to get paid fast, and how to manage the collection process if needed. In the…

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February 3, 2017

In our previous post on invoice design, we examined “the moment” when creative agencies hand over the invoice to their clients. That piece of paper or, more likely, downloadable e-mail attachment, is more than a business transaction. When clients choose to hire a creative agency they are agreeing to a collaborative process. Often, clients work…

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