We brought Judy on when we needed to build a traffic department from scratch at our agency. We literally could not have done it without her. She brought with her a wonderful balance of a hardline-get-it-done approach with an easy-to-work-with collaborative spirit. At the end of the basic setup period, she stuck with us and helped find and train the traffic manager hire. Her experience, knowledge and positive attitude made what could have been a painful process, both productive and enjoyable. We honestly couldn’t have asked for a better experience.
Judy is one of the best traffic managers I’ve ever worked with. She has an uncanny ability to plan a schedule, anticipate any problems that may occur and proactively solve them, thus keeping her projects on time and under budget. She is great at keeping people on task without ruffling their feathers. During her career she has worked in a variety of environments which enhanced her understanding of each step in the creative process. Anyone looking to strategically improve their creative processes should consult Judy, her experience in creating, streamlining and implementing processes is unmatched.
I had the pleasure of working with Judy to revamp our agency’s traffic system on a contract basis. In that process, she proved to be thorough, highly motivated and organized. Judy brings with her extensive industry expertise and professionalism. I would gladly recommend her services.
Judy Sargent is truly an expert in the realm of traffic and production. Her years of experience become evident in the first few days assigned to any project. She knows the processes and procedures that secure flawless execution. I worked with Judy at MS&L to successfully implement the largest campaign of the year. Judy has the ability to think “big picture” while keeping ALL of the details in line. I would welcome the chance to work with Judy again.
Judy is a dynamic and energetic professional. She pays great attention to detail and strives to make the best of all situations. Her leading edge approach, driven through her strong command of all aspects of marketing promotions allows her to be one on the best at what she does. Judy is a superior account manager who deftly coordinated the details of numerous high visibility, strategically critical client projects with exceptional success. Her work ethic is unsurpassed. Judy’s ability to befriend, persuade and engage fellow team members, clients and vendors made her a natural leader. Strongly recommend!
There are very few people who can take complex scenarios and boil them down to simplicity and Judy is most definitely one of those people. Her understanding of production and traffic is second to none and our teams were left with custom, documented processes for the key areas of our business. More importantly though, our company has a more effective mindset towards their day to day tasks and real visibility to how each one of them participates in the big picture. I would highly recommend her service.
Judy was exactly the right person we needed at exactly the right time we needed her. She quickly assessed the needs of our agency, the needs of a new account, assembled the right people, aligned the teams, established a process, jumped right in and never looked back. After a brief immersion and analysis, Judy presented an efficient, logical solution and implemented a system which could be executed by all cross functional teams. Her skill set is beyond impressive and she is incredibly capable. Judy’s personality is perfectly suited for this type of work and she always gave 100% - even when it wasn’t expected of her. It was a pleasure to watch her work and learn from her in the process. The agency, the account and all people who worked with her ultimately benefitted from Judy being an integral part of our team. I would work with her anytime, anyplace.
Judy worked with me as a consultant to re-engineer our internal marketing process, including creative development, traffic and production. Judy utilized a fact-based, disciplined approach that enabled the alignment of our new marketing strategy with our capabilities and capacity. The result has been greater effectiveness and efficiency across the entire workflow process; including tighter strategic focus for our marketing initiatives, defined roles and responsibilities for the marketing services team, and greater project scalability.Judy is smart, easy to work with and professional. She clearly sees and understands how to impact the big picture.Given the challenging economic environment in which we are all operating in, Judy’s approach to process improvement creates significant efficiencies that yield measurable results for marketers. I highly recommend Judy and look forward to partnering with her on future projects.
We didn’t know what we didn’t know about true agency workflow process, until Judy came to help us. We had a long-established process that, due to significant team restructuring, needed to change. Easier said than done. Judy worked diligently to understand what our current Traffic system was, what worked, what didn’t, and what the opportunities were for net new processes. Now, we have a strong Traffic foundation that we can build upon, train people up to, and count on to scale with our business.
Judy is one of those rare individuals who keenly understands both the process and the people. You won’t find anyone more fluent in traffic, workflow and process than Judy. More importantly, you won’t find anyone as uniquely adept at knowing how to work with different personalities and work styles. Judy understands people and how to create systems that work with them. And vice versa. Judy did a wonderful job of organizing a traffic process for our agency, and even found us the perfect person to run it! She is detail-oriented, buttoned-up, accountable and tireless. Not to mention an absolute delight to work with.
When Judy takes on a project, she really cares about it. I hired Judy to manage creative staff, a complicated budget and the graphic execution of a multi-million dollar project this year. Much of the overall success of the project was due to her ability to accurately manage multiple things at once and implement a process that positioned everyone to do their job well. She was able to create an environment where work was done effectively and efficiently. Beyond her professionalism and talent, having Judy on the team made work fun as she brought energy and positive influence to the atmosphere of our company. I will continue to hire Judy as it makes my life easier and enhances the quality of work around myself and staff.
Sargent Workflow Solutions was efficient and extremely knowledgeable in the area of traffic management and workflow solutions. Judy came in and quickly learned our business and built our project status report from the ground up. She got to know the key stakeholders and proactively asked the right questions to make sure she gave us a customized action plan. In the end, Judy’s expertise saved us what could’ve taken many months of work and we are more organized as a team. Many thanks to Judy!
Judy Sargent has become my traffic and production “mentor”. She implemented a successful traffic/production process into my prior agency, eliminating missed deadlines and drastically improving the quality and integrity of all work. Over the course of 3 months Judy trained me to manage the entire creative department successfully. A year later I am successfully running the entire creative department for all of Emory Healthcare Marketing solely managing the creative process with over 100-200 projects at a time, and a multi-million dollar media budget. Without a doubt I would not have been able to achieve these successes without Judy’s guidance and training, not only during her time as a contractor with my former agency, but continuously throughout my career.
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