The LaunchPad Editorial module is designed to eliminate the need for Excel spreadsheets which editors often use when content planning. Manage media planning, story library, and cover library on any phone, tablet or mobile device.
Visually plan an issue of stories and track them from start to finish. Assign employees and outside contractors to job functions within the story, accessible over the internet, to offer the rest of the team a view into the content of an upcoming issue.
Upload low resolution versions of covers to create an archive that all employees will be able to access and search.
Upload stories and components of a print or digital story, creating an archive of stories which can be searched as a reference library for all employees.
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lack an online workflow process
Create a story to begin tracking your progress, assignments, deadlines, page layouts, budgets, and assets.
View all stories for an upcoming issue. User will be able to custom sort, filter or group. View accounts list of those accounts mentioned in stories as well as a quick view of assignments.
Once your stories are created, even before you have the final copy, you can place them into the Flat Plan along with all the ad materials to get a visualization of the book throughout the entire process. Quickly see competing colors or competitive separation problems.
As an editor juggling five or more luxury lifestyle books to write per year, my colleagues and I rely on LP to schedule daily interview appointments with clients and keep track of each book’s status in various stages of editorial development. It is our “go to” source every minute to know where things are. It keeps us extremely organized and we don’t miss a beat in terms of who touched the project at every point in the creative process. I don’t think we could function without it as a communications tool.
LaunchPad effectively eliminates the need for micromanagement, allowing everyone immediate access to relevant information and more time to focus on what matters most.