SaaS vs. Hosted vs. Hybrid vs. Open Source DAM: Which is Right for You?

by Serai Schueller, August 8, 2019

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Topics: DAM

Media Asset Management: What Does it Really Mean?

by Courtney Roe, July 31, 2019

Media asset management (MAM) is sometimes used interchangeably with digital asset management (DAM). They both help manage assets, but are they really the same thing? Sort of…

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Topics: DAM, Video

15 Years of Tinkering Under the Hood: The Evolution of the Widen Collective® Search System

by Ben Dotte, July 16, 2019

The search system within the Widen Collective allows our 500,000+ users to find the digital assets they need. Across every Collective site the search system's job is to store all of uploaded asset information in a format that can be searched in a wide variety of ways; so that it can return results that are accurate, complete, and in compliance with the platform's governance structure. All in a matter of milliseconds! This is a highly complex system that has gone through several major overhauls over the past 15+ years to keep pace with the exponential growth of data that Widen handles. This post is the tale of that evolution over time, and the steps we take to ensure its ability to scale into the future.

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Topics: Widen Collective

What is Martech? A Guide to Marketing Technologies

by Courtney Roe, June 27, 2019

Anyone who has worked in digital marketing knows that marketing and technology go hand in hand. Successful marketing strategies rely on a variety of tools to evaluate data, connect with audiences, and create engaging content. With thousands of martech tools to choose from, the key is determining the right ones for your team. 

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Topics: Marketing, MarTech, Integrations

Using File Naming Conventions to Organize Your DAM

by Molly Hamm, June 24, 2019

The names of people, places, and things help us understand and navigate the world. The same holds true in digital environments, where descriptive names allow files to be easily understood, located, and retrieved.

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Topics: DAM

The Ultimate Guide to Writing a Creative Brief

by Nina Brakel-Schutt, June 19, 2019

Once you’ve decided on a new marketing campaign, you’ll be tempted to jump right in. Slow down! You’re missing an important first step: the creative brief. A creative brief is essential for getting all internal stakeholders on the same page before executing a project. All new creative endeavors should start with a brief, so use the tips in this guide to help you draft one that is clear, concise, and informative.

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Topics: Creative, Marketing

Widen Named Software Company of the Year in SIIA CODiE Awards

by Widen Marketing, June 18, 2019

Peer-driven awards program recognizes Widen for its impressive growth, thriving culture, and dedication to community

We’re proud to announce Widen received the 2019 SIIA CODiE Award for Company of the Year. According to SIIA, the award goes to a company that “has realized significant growth in revenue, proven to have a strong company culture, and demonstrated a commitment to the community.”

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Topics: Culture & Company

19 Reasons Why You Should Attend the Widen Summit

by Nate Holmes, June 17, 2019

The Widen Summit brings over 200 Widen Collective® digital asset management (DAM) practitioners together for three days packed full of learning, professional development, and fun.

Whether 2019 will be your first Summit or your eighth, here are 19 reasons why you should attend!

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Two Powerful Integrations That Improve the Speed and Accuracy of Creative Workflows

by Molly Hamm, June 13, 2019

Simpson Strong-Tie is one of the world's largest suppliers of structural building products. Their products include everything from fastening systems and structural connectors to software, and their Marketing department creates promotional material for all of them — both in print and online.

Producing and managing all of this imagery is an enormous job! Just ask Mark Hausler, who is one of their senior graphic designers. However, the recent addition of a digital asset management (DAM) platform with two powerful integrations — Adobe Creative Cloud and Hybris — has dramatically improved the speed and accuracy of their creative workflows.

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Topics: DAM, Integrations

MarTech Meets AdTech: How Sargento’s Award-Winning MarTech Stack Came to Be

by Jake Athey, June 6, 2019

We’re always proud to share the good news about our customers, especially when they’re doing great things with our technology!

Sargento recently won a 2019 MarTech Stackie Award for best marketing technology stack design. While MarTech Today spotlighted the story of how Sargento cooked up their stack, I had the chance to meet with Cami Schenck, the senior marketing manager of media and digital at Sargento Foods to learn more about the secret ingredients.

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Topics: Customer Stories, MarTech

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