The Importance of Team Building and how to do it Right

Team building is a valuable investment for any company — and it’s an important part of making a Traffic Manager’s job easy. Why? Because high morale and camaraderie between employees makes them more likely to set each other up for success. Sure, eyes start to roll when “team building” is mentioned. But, there’s a right […]

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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 to Motivate Employees to Fill Out Time Sheets

As a Traffic Manager, employees who are reluctant to fill out Time Sheets likely boggle your mind. Time Sheets allow agencies to bill clients. And if the agency doesn’t get paid, how can employees expect to get paid? If Time Sheets aren’t turned in regularly, agencies can miss out on billings; no client wants to […]

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7 Signs You’d Make a Great Traffic Manager

It takes a unique soul to be a good Traffic Manager. You’ve got to be an excellent self-starter, and it helps to have a strong type-A personality. Sound like you? Considering a career as a Traffic Manager? See if you fit the bill.   You’re Obsessed With Details For Traffic Managers, the little things matter—a […]

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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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Job Description 16: Chief Operations Officer

  The primary responsibility of the Chief Operations Officer (COO) is the day-to-day oversight of agency processes. S(he) typically reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and works closely with all departments heads — Account Service, Creative, Media, IT, Accounting, and Traffic. The COO may also be known as the Director of Operations and, […]

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“I say ‘traffic,’ you say ‘production’.”

While traffic managers and production managers are often found within the same department, and their roles frequently combined, they each have very different functions within an agency. The traffic manager is responsible for scheduling and moving work along a Critical Path while the is assigned tasks along said Path – estimating, buying and managing outside […]

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