Keeping the Creative Side of Our Agency Running Smoothly with Milanote

by | Apr 28, 2023

Keeping the Creative Side of Our Agency Running Smoothly with Milanote
Hey there! If we haven’t met, my name is Elisa. I am one of the owners (along with my husband, Jonathan) and creative director at Maintain, a digital marketing agency in St. Pete, Florida. We are data geeks who also happen to be creative – or are we creatives who also happen to be data geeks? We pride ourselves in being a one stop shop for our clients – bringing technical and creative together under one roof. Working in the creative industry can be a lot of fun, but also very stressful at times. We’re expected to juggle multiple projects, each on its own timeline—not to mention all the moving pieces that accompany each project. As an agency, we understand how important organization is…and luckily, we’ve found a great way to stay organized! We use Milanote for all of our production planning for photoshoots, video shoots, social media campaigns and web design—and if you’re a creative looking for an easy way to keep track of your projects, you could benefit from using it too! Let us tell you why.

Organizing Your Projects on Milanote

Milanote is like having a digital bulletin board with infinite space—you can create boards that contain as many lists and cards as you need. For example, when we plan a photoshoot or video shoot, we create individual boards with separate lists for each step in the process (e.g., “moodboard”; “equipment rental list”; “scheduling models/talent”). The cards within the lists contain notes and tasks related to those steps—so if we need to rent lights from one vendor and camera equipment from another vendor, we can easily put both vendors on the same list for comparison purposes. Having everything in one place helps us quickly compare different options without sifting through countless emails or notes written down on random scraps of paper. Plus it helps us keep everyone on the same page about who is responsible for which tasks at any given moment!

Creating Visuals with Milanote

Milanote also lets us take our project planning one step further by adding visuals such as images and videos directly onto our boards. This especially comes in handy when creating content calendars or storyboards; instead of simply describing what needs to be done in writing or verbally over the phone, we can actually show our clients exactly what they should expect out of their project with visuals right there on their board! Not only does this make communication easier between us and our clients (no more miscommunications!), but it also gives them peace of mind knowing they won’t be disappointed when they receive their finished product. And since everything lives together on one board instead of scattered across various documents or emails, it’s easy for everyone involved to look back at past projects whenever needed.

At Maintain, having everything organized is essential when working on tight deadlines—which makes Milanote a must-have tool for keeping up with all of our production planning needs! Whether you’re working alone or as part of a team, using Milanote will help streamline your workflow so that you can focus more time and energy into creating amazing work instead of trying to figure out what needs doing next. Give it a try today—your future self will thank you! PS: Check out some of our boards below:

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