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Agency project managers: how many hours a week do you ACTUALLY work? Sometimes it feels like I barely work 10 hours a week, with a few super busy weeks scattered about.

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Really annoyed that during a majorly stressful campaign (for a client that quite frankly sucks lol) that in every meeting, forum etc Project Management isn’t EVER mentioned in the acknowledgements. I … more

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I’ve experienced that patience is truly a virtue in making a career, but how do you all cope with ignorance by sr managers and obvious quality breaches?

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I went through a pretty rigorous interview process for a marketing project manager but ultimately wasn't given job. Though most of the feedback was positive, the other candidate had more direct ex… more

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Project Management folks: Where else do you see yourself go career wise for more dollars? Feels like Sr. Project Manager is the highest you can go or jump to freelance?

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What are your favorite PM tools/software? As our company grows, I don’t think our current toolset is scalable. Is it really too much to ask to have project planning, resource management, time tracking… more

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Please explain to me…. What is SaaS? I’ve googled it. But I don’t get it. Help me understand what it is vs a CMS (like AEM). How does it relate to Shopify? Agh. Thanks!

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What's an eloquent way to say "stop cancelling meetings at the last second, because my time matters and google calendar can be automated to send notice" to my mentor's Assistant? T… more

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When you went from PM to Sr. PM, what increase did you get, and did you have to move agencies to get it?

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Trying to transition to PM and I’m not sure how to update my resume to align better with PM roles. Any recommendations for transitioning from finance to PM?

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Any tips on how to ask for a big raise that takes my title change into account? Went from assistant to director in 1 year and was not compensated for the title change. I did get an assistant however a… more

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Hey everyone! I work as a PM at a startup and we have a huge marketing campaign launching and need to get all these deliverables organized. Does anyone have a tool they use or a template? I have a Gan… more

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I’m a marketing director for a bank and I handle all aspects of marketing for our team. I’d say my biggest focus is managing all our projects at once. Looking for a raise but not sure what is out ther… more

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I’m hiring digital Senior Project Managers. If you have experience with web e-comm and CMS replatforming, email, paid / organic search, or social and are looking to go in-house, DM me!

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For the first time in my career, I am managing a junior PM who reports into me. Any advice for a first time manager? Anything that has helped you become a better mentor?

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Hey folks! Anyone currently/previously/ close to a Design/UX Program Manager at google? Currently interviewing there for a TVC role and looking to know more about what it’s like working at google and … more

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Hi ! What would be the best first step to PM world? I have been working in government(Embassy) for total 4.5 years after university. After being executive assistant for 3 yrs recently, I would like t… more

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Recently accepted my first in-house position. Immediately, I will need to hire Project Managers. I have done a lot of PM hiring in agency world through the years. But I’m curious - how do you think th… more

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Currently have 5+ years of finance experience (supply chain and FP&A) in the aerospace industry and I’m interested in making a transition to project management. Thinking of starting in tech but I … more

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Hey folks! Looking to learn some more about Code + Theory and what the production team looks like there. I’ve heard great things and had a couple good interviews but want to make sure that if I make a… more

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Hello! Any recommended required readings for marketers who are also acting as PMs? Thank you in advance.

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Anybody have a good Hotsheet template?

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Freelance PMs, what’s your hourly rate? I’m considering going freelance vs full time employee. Also curious about any pros or cons you may want to share.

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Hi there. I have a question about mark ups. Do you disclose this to clients? What language do you use in an estimate or MSA?

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I’m currently on a freelance assignment through the fall with a possibility to extend/convert however I am being actively recruited for full time roles at other agencies. I love the company and team I… more

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Looking for strong mid to senior level digital project managers/producers with pharma experience to support a global launch! Position is remote, east coast preferred. Message me directly for more info… more

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Any high-caliber PMs out there with serious data, app dev, and biddable media exp. Have got a couple of roles in NY or Chi on a very dynamic, integrated piece of biz. 5+ yrs for one role, 10+ for the … more

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I make 74k as a PM at a midsized ad agency on the west coast. Am I being underpaid? I have 3 years of post-grad experience

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Have you ever accepted a less than ideal job offer simply as a way out of your current (toxic) company? Money is good. But I worry about work/life balance, the learning curve and it not being a right … more

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Any advice for an Account Manager looking to transition into Project Management on the agency side?

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Anyone have tips or have experienced asking for a pay raise with a job offer in hand? How do you play your cards right?! I'm positive my manager would counter to keep me on the team.

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Talk to me like I’m in 8th grade. How are you calculating fte percentages of effort when doing budgets. I need help understanding the math and how you do it for a time period of like a few weeks for e… more

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Yeah I wish I had known being a PM in house might be better than being agency side. Burned out again in only two months. I think it’s time for me to leave the industry.

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I’d like to have a better idea of how much time should be estimated on top of design tasks. I’m looking at our historical data to create baselines for how resources are budgeted and spent on projects… more

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What are your tips, tricks or best practices for creating project estimates? We’re often asked to provide costs when we know very little, so how do you estimate?

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A few good threads this month. Thanks all for putting it out there

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How do you get your creative and account teams to recognize the value of Workfront? Feeling like I am in a constant battle.

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I'm currently a Client Relations Manager in a role that is more like a product manager role with 2 years experience managing a significantly large client list. I'm not loving being a CRM but i… more

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