A Day in the Life of Project Manager: My Daily Routine

Topics: Management, Creativity, Need Pages: 3 (1272 words) Published: January 26, 2013
A day in the life of a Project Manager - 1 I start off my day by going through emails and adding to my to-do list. I then go to see the creative teams, designers and studio to brief them and make sure they have all the bits they need to get on with the day’s work. (Tick things off my to-do list.) The account team and I have a status meeting on all the projects we have on the go. (Add a few bits to my to-do list.) I remind the teams that we have a briefing tomorrow and that they need to get the brief signed off by the creative director. Get back to my desk and go through some more emails, prepare a few estimates, POs, and set up reviews. (Tick a few more things off my to-do list.) I give Georgia May Jagger’s agent a call to check the rights for use of an image of her on a website from two years ago. I send this cost onto the account team. (Add a note to my to-do list to get a signed estimate from account team). I then call a few publications to get some specs for a press ad we are doing and pass these on to the studio. (Tick another thing off my to-do list.) Pop out for a quick bite to eat with a few of my colleagues. Back in the office – go through more emails, run into a few reviews with the creative team and designer. Pop down to the studio to review and feedback on some of the retouching and artwork bits. (Tick things off my to-do list.) Get back to my desk – arrange to get in an illustrator to do some storyboards for a TV script being written. I help the creative team search for some images they need to create the mood boards for the script. (Tick things off my to-do list.) I pop into a quick meeting with the finance team to make sure my accounts are all on track. Get back to my desk – work on a timing plan for a new photo shoot we have coming up with a celeb. (Tick another thing off my to-do list.) I call the photographer and model agent to pencil in the date for a print shoot. It’s nearly the end of the day. I update my status report and start with a new...
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