Dear DPM…

Tell us what ails you and we’ll make it better.

Think of this as a Dear Abby made just for digital project managers. There have been countless times I wished I had someone to sound off on, even if it was just to hear “you’re not crazy”. Let me be the cushion to your question, the soothsayer to appropriate action. The Dear Sugar to our profession. I’m your cheerleader, your sister, your confidante – but never your mother.

Need help? Tell us what ails – we’re here to make it better.

We’re Here To Help

So… how’s work? Tell me everything! Seriously. I know something’s nagging at you.

  • Have you started a new job and realized you’ve made a huge mistake?
  • Do you work with a creative diva that drives you up the wall?
  • Do you get panic attacks from the ping of Slack notifications?

What Ails You?

Tell us and we’ll make it better. I mean we’re all in this together, right?

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The DPM Squad

Robyn Reynolds -project manager

Robyn Reynolds

I'm Robyn - a Portland, OR based digital project manager. I've been in the industry for the past 7 years and produced a wide swath of digital efforts including websites, digital campaign activiations, social, product UX & UI, and even a national broadcast spot. I enjoy beer, emojis, list making, and puppies.
I'm doing this because I’ve been there. I’ve held my own in shouting matches between Creatives, Developers and Account Managers. I’ve had to call clients 3 times in a single day to break increasingly bad news. I’ve had to chase Creative Directors across time zones to get them to call into a meeting on time. This is a safe space to ask your questions anonymously. I've got your back.
I’ll do my best to help on every question but when I can’t I’ll call upon my trusted sources. I’ve got a wide swath of guest stars who can come and advise and prescribe based upon the situation.
ben aston digital project manager

Ben Aston

I’m Ben Aston, a digital project manager and VP of Client Services at FCV, a full service digital agency in Vancouver, Canada. I've been in the industry for more than 10 years working in the UK at London’s top digital agencies including Dare, Wunderman, Lowe and DDB. I’ve delivered everything from video virals to CMS’, flash games to banner ads and eCRM to eCommerce sites. I’ve been fortunate enough to work across a wide range of great clients; automotive brands including Land Rover, Volkswagen and Honda; Utility brands including BT, British Gas and Exxon, FMCG brands such as Unilever, and consumer electronics brands including Sony.
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