Courtney Roe

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Understanding Photo Management Software

by Courtney Roe, May 20, 2019

Compelling images move people. Marketers and creatives have known this for a long time and rely on strong visuals as a foundational element of brand storytelling. They also rely on dependable, easy-to-access tools, so they can spend more time crafting the story itself and less on a cumbersome process.

If you’ve ever managed digital photos you already know many of the challenges. Like how organizing hundreds or thousands of photos can quickly get out of control. How time-consuming it is to search endlessly for the right photo. Or how risky it can be to use a photo that you may or may not still have permission to use. The bottom line is ⏤ if you want to make your brand story more effective, you can’t afford to compromise on managing your assets. You need a robust photo management software solution.

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Topics: Photography, DAM

Developing Brand Guidelines

by Courtney Roe, April 17, 2019

Your brand is your company’s most important asset. It’s more than just words on a page or images on a screen ⏤ it’s how you communicate with and attract your audience. From your logo to every customer interaction, it’s the identity of your organization.  

To stand out in a competitive market, consumers need to easily understand who your company is and what you provide. Brand consistency helps consumers feel confident in their decision to become a customer because they know exactly what to expect from you with every interaction.

So, how do you ensure a consistent experience that builds brand loyalty? Develop strong brand guidelines.

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Topics: Marketing, Brand management

Improving Your Team's Social Media Workflow

by Courtney Roe, April 15, 2019

In about 15 years social media has gone from an entirely new concept to an integral part of everyday life. Now, any marketing mix that doesn’t include social media is unusual. With nearly 80% of Americans possessing a profile on a social networking platform, marketing through social media is one of the best ways to reach members of your target audience — no matter who they are. Plus, almost all prominent social platforms have paid advertising options that brands can leverage to increase exposure to relevant audiences. If you want to reach potential customers and key stakeholders, you need to be using social media.

But that doesn’t mean that social media marketing is easy, or even altogether straightforward! You and your team have probably struggled with how to create the right kind of content to engage the right people, and how to best measure success online. Don’t worry, you’re not alone — social media is a difficult and confusing tool for many marketing teams. A great step toward demystifying social media marketing is to streamline your social media workflow.

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Topics: Content, Marketing, Workflow, Content Strategy

The Digital Asset Lifecycle

by Courtney Roe, April 10, 2019

As your business grows, so will your library of assets. Assets include everything from videos to photos to graphics and more. And, as you know, creating assets takes time, money, and resources which are all lost if you don’t have a plan for creating, maintaining, and storing them.

How you interact with your assets should be dictated by where each falls in its lifecycle. For instance, you will treat a new asset differently than one that’s been around for years. In some cases, as an asset reaches the end of its lifecycle it may be time to retire it altogether. Having a solid understanding of your digital asset lifecycle will help you keep track of your assets during each stage of its life.

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Topics: Creative, Content, Workflow

Johnsonville Serves Up Delicious Assets on Demand

by Courtney Roe, April 8, 2019

They say a picture’s worth 1,000 words. But could it also be worth 1,000 tastes? At Johnsonville, that’s just what you’ll find...mouth-watering images that will have you reaching for your grill tongs. And it’s Kelly Owens’ job to make sure everyone can find each delicious photo they need.

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Topics: Customer Stories, DAM, Portals

Improving Your Creative Workflow with DAM

by Courtney Roe, March 26, 2019

 

Your brand’s next big marketing campaign is on the horizon, and your team isn’t prepared at all. You still need to ideate the campaign vision, create all the assets, finalize the designs, and get approval from the necessary parties. The sheer amount of work yet to be done is paralyzing, and your team is really feeling the pressure. And worse, you know that right when you’ve finished this project, it will all start again with the next one.  Does this sound familiar?

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Topics: Creative, DAM, Workflow

2019 Create a DAM Good Dashboard Contest

by Courtney Roe, March 22, 2019

We had so many amazing entries for the 2019 DAM Good Dashboard Contest. It was a tough call, but we have our winners!

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Topics: Widen Collective

Design Your DAM Dashboard

by Courtney Roe, November 6, 2018

Dashboard messages welcome your users as they enter the digital asset management (DAM) system, the Widen Collective®. You can use them to guide new users, highlight timely content, or notify users of changes. That’s why we’ve made it easier for you to create dashboard messages with new updates coming November 8, 2018 - no HTML or coding required.

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Topics: DAM Implementation

Moments That Defined the 2018 Widen Summit

by Courtney Roe, October 18, 2018

It’s hard to believe our seventh annual Widen Summit has already come and gone. Over three incredible days, we created many memorable moments, were inspired by the power of stories, and connected with our Widen community from around the world.

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Topics: Widen Summit

Widen and Hootsuite Launch Integration to Help Teams Get Their Content to Social Channels Faster

by Courtney Roe, July 24, 2018

Joint customers can now leverage the security and searchability of the Widen Collective within Hootsuite to post content and measure performance across major social networks.

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Topics: MarTech, Integrations

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