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Marketing Project Management and organization structures Project Management

23 Jan, 2018

Advantages of different org structures on marketing project management

By Jason Olson

When you’re structuring how you deliver services to clients, whether they’re internal or external, it’s important to think through how that foundational planning work will impact the actual marketing project management process. When you’re white-boarding business structure and working from phrases like “exceeding the client promise” (something we try to live by at Portent) it’s… Read More

Marketing Brainstorm Warm-Up Project Management

28 Jul, 2016

How To Run A Great Marketing Brainstorm: The Creative Warm-Up

By Kyle Eliason

What is a brainstorm? Since the inception of the term in 1948, brainstorming has been the most powerful tool for creative problem solving for designers and marketers. The brainstorming process has been adjusted and reworked by many, but the core principles have remained intact. The term brainstorm elicits a vivid image of a storm of… Read More

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Post Mortem: For in that sleep of death, what teams may come... Project Management

16 Jul, 2015

10 Tips for a Successful Post-Mortem

By Kyle Eliason

I love meetings. Actually, let me clarify. I like creative, strategy-focused meetings like a brainstorm or its emo cousin, the Post-Mortem. What is a post-mortem? To some, it’s an examination of a corpse in order to determine the correct cause of death. To other more well-adjusted individuals (no offense Dana Scully), it’s a discussion (usually… Read More

Project Management

25 Nov, 2014

Bad Behaviors That Make Me a Better Project Manager

By Portent Staff

I have learned over the years that there are a few behaviors which are normally considered impolite or taboo, but are extremely helpful when it comes to managing projects and teams and getting things done. Saying NO: For a Libra, saying no is not easy. I like to have balance and harmony, make people happy. So saying no… Read More

Internet Marketing

14 Oct, 2014

The Big Idea (a Camp Counselor’s Guide to Inspiration at Portent)

By Portent Staff

I am a camp counselor.  You know the kind: clipboard in hand, singing loud and off-key, with a huge smile plastered on my (no-makeup) face.  I know all of the ways to identify a Cedar tree, how to cook beef stew in aluminum foil on the campfire, and the best bed-time stories for a 12… Read More

Project Management

12 Aug, 2014

If Portent Were a Band: It’s All About the Hair

By Ken Loeu

Here at Portent, we work together to do our best to wow the crowd with our many talented individuals and skills. Have you ever listened to a song that’s just one long guitar solo? I have, and while it’s an impressive show of expertise and skill, more often than not there’s a lot left to… Read More

Project Management

24 Jul, 2014

Lead by Example: 10 Ways to Be a Successful Team Leader

By Jason Olson

Over the years that I have worked in the project management field, I’ve taken a number of courses, read a number of books, and have seen and utilized a number of tools that have all promised success in leading teams and managing successful projects. And as helpful as they were, I found that the greatest… Read More