A Day in the Life of Project Manager: My Daily Routine

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A day in the life of a Project Manager - 1 I start off my day by going through emails and adding to my to-do list. I then go to see the creative teams, designers and studio to brief them and make sure they have all the bits they need to get on with the day’s work. (Tick things off my to-do list.) The account team and I have a status meeting on all the projects we have on the go. (Add a few bits to my to-do list.) I remind the teams that we have a briefing tomorrow and that they need to get the brief signed off by the creative director. Get back to my desk and go through some more emails, prepare a few estimates, POs, and set up reviews. (Tick a few more things off my to-do list.) I give Georgia May Jagger’s agent a call to check the rights …show more content…
This includes the props, models, backgrounds, and timings, covering every single detail so that nothing is left to chance, and both client and photographer know what they are getting from the shoot. 1pm I have a spot of lunch in our restaurant. I sit on the terrace and chat about the day so far with a few of my colleagues. 2pm The photographer arrives and we sit with the creatives and have a run through the PPM document, to make sure we are both happy, and think of every question the client may ask. 3pm The account director comes in with the client. Leading the meeting, I introduce everyone, and give an intro as to how the meeting will run and what we are going to discuss. We have 12 different print executions to produce, which entails shooting 12 models over 3 days with Rankin – one of the world’s top photographers. The end result will be 12 beautiful magazine and poster executions. These ads will be running globally, so even my friends in far flung Australia will be able to see the fruits of my labour – how cool. We run through all of the model choices that have been selected by the photographer and he describes how he will shoot each model in order to best capture the perfect image for each execution. I can’t wait for the shoot date, although it will be quite scary managing the client expectations at the shoot, and ensuring the creatives and photographer get each execution in the bag. The meeting runs for two hours as we have so much to go

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