What’s the Difference Between a Traffic Manager and a Project Manager?

Traffic Managers and Project Managers They both manage people and deadlines, right? True, but there’s a distinct and important difference between the two. On the surface level, it seems that Project Managers and Traffic Managers have similar roles within an agency. But, the two positions cover different niche needs. A Project Manager works with specific, […]

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How effective is your communication process?

While recently cleaning out the archives on our server, I came across a blog post that, unfortunately, hadn’t yet found its way online. It’s never too late to share your insight, Bob Bonifacio! At Developware, we live and work in close proximity to Bourbon country — Kentucky. Bourbon whiskey can be consumed in many different […]

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“Be so good they can’t ignore you.”

Steve Martin summed it up quite well, in my opinion — “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” I think this applies to the role of the Traffic Manager. Think about it for a moment. If you know everything going on with the agency workload, people are going to come to you for answers. By them doing […]

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Empower Your Traffic Manager

  Lisa Schardein, guest blogger Our Traffic Manager is a VIP in our business culture. She keeps all the projects moving toward the finish line and coordinates everyone’s workload. That’s a huge job for a shop of 25 people! All with different work styles and personalities too. Some days I’m not sure how she does […]

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“Pssst… Did you hear?”

Gossip. Nothing can undermine the culture of an organization more quickly than gossip. Merriam-Webster defines it as: 1gos·sip noun ˈgä-səp : information about the behavior and personal lives of other people : a person who often talks about the private details of other people’s lives : a person who habitually reveals personal or sensational facts […]

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It’s time to change.

Change is hard. I’ll be the first to admit it. For weeks, months, even years, you grow accustomed to a certain way of doing things, whether at home or work, and then it happens… change. I see a lot of agencies and in-house marketing departments struggle with their existing workflow systems. They realize something needs […]

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Traffic your community.

It’s 3:21 a.m (EST) and I’m awake. I’m WIDE AWAKE, having drifted blissfully off to sleep a mere four hours ago.  For whatever reason, my mind has immediately gone toward The Forgotten Louisville. This organization is doing amazing things for the homeless and less fortunate populations of our fair city. “The Forgotten Louisville is made up […]

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Left or Right Brain? Both.

The human brain is divided into two distinct cerebral hemispheres — left and right. Scientists have long contended that each side possesses certain characteristics. The left side of the brain is believed to make us more “logical” while the right makes us more “creative.”  As a Traffic Manager, I like to think that I use a […]

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Listen first, then talk.

“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.” — James 1:19 (NIV) I recently read this verse during my weekly Bible study. It really struck a chord with me, both as a Christian and as a Traffic Manager. When I look back on my career, […]

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CurrentTrack Redesign Update

When the Developware team came together at the end of 2012 to discuss our plans for the coming year, we reached a consensus that an interface refresh should be a top priority. Of course, modernizing the interface of an existing system, with a community of users who are successfully using it, is no small undertaking. […]

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