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Have you ever missed deadlines for projects or had a bad reputation for not getting tasks done on time? Poor time management is extremely harmful to any business. Learning how to have better time management is a useful skill, whether it’s for a three-month project or your day-to-day organization. You will become more productive and less stressed if you plan out how to spend your time more sufficiently. 

It's easy to become overwhelmed by everything going on around you. But your business must have good time management so you can ensure to see the greatest outcomes. Here are some tips to help improve your time management. 

Tips for Time Poor Marketers

Embrace Marketing Automation 

Marketing automation is more than simply automating the execution of tasks; it helps organizations to scale up their operations, operate more effectively and productively, and leverage sophisticated tools to produce data-driven insights. Marketers can accomplish a lot more with a lot less when they use marketing automation.

Marketing automation allows processes like social media monitoring, email marketing, and lead nurturing to be not only automated but also improved and controlled on a massive scale. This means marketers may personalize their efforts across many marketing channels, as well as review and optimize the efficacy of such actions based on real-time data. 

Utilize Scheduling Tools for Posts 

Marketers may use scheduling tools to plan social media activity, emails, and blog material to ensure that the correct information is sent to the right people at the right time.

Emails can be automated by creating personalized workflows that provide targeted and complex relevant material to recipients. Social media can also be planned in bulk to distribute relevant and important information (but ensure that you are not spamming!). Blogs can be planned ahead of time, ensuring you don't have to worry about posting them on the day. 

Ensure to Adopt to Collaborative Software 

Slack, for example, centralizes all your communication by offering real-time messaging, archiving, search, file sharing, downloading, call capabilities, and much more. Slack provides a reasonable alternative to various solutions for each of the individual applications mentioned above, allowing teams to spend less time switching between apps and tools and more time working together.

You should look for a similar package that includes all the applications your organization needs for internal communication and collaboration. 

Set Time Limits for Yourself

When you devote a certain amount of time to a single task, you will notice you become more productive. It's a well-known fact that double-tasking or not focusing on a task reduces your efficacy and performance, "work expands to fill the time available for its completion." You can avoid this by using a countdown timer to keep you focused on completing assignments to the best of your ability.  

Check Your Data Engagement 

When was the last time you looked at your social media engagement? You've probably seen the infographics on the ideal times of day to post on each social media account. But have you double-checked your data?

To determine when your audience is most engaged, use native platform tools such as Twitter Analytics and Facebook Insights. Which utilize your social media updates to their full potential. There is no reason that your business should be wasting time on things that are not benefiting you, bringing you sales, or increasing leads. 

Time is critical when it comes to any business. It is extremely important that your business doesn’t waste time when it comes to marketing strategies. Refer to these tips if you ever find yourself lacking in time management. If you have any questions regarding your marketing or marketing strategy, get in contact with one of our marketing executives at Marketing Eye today! 

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