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Serai Schueller

Serai Schueller

Serai Schueller is a regular content contributor to Widen.com and DigitalAssetManagement.com. After journalism school and a short, somewhat-regrettable stint as a seaweed-barge driver, Serai dove headfirst into the world of marketing. Thirteen plus years later, a few kids, and an “I heart grammar” coffee mug, Serai is just as enthusiastic about helping brands navigate the digital space as she was on day one. From Patagonia, Almay, and Allstate to Disney, Suzuki, and numerous SaaS technology companies, Serai's background has shaped her writing and content-first approach to marketing.

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Find the Best Digital Asset Management Software

by Serai Schueller, September 21, 2020

You’ve taken the plunge. You’re on a quest to find the best digital asset management (DAM) software out there. But the sheer volume of options and information can be overwhelming. How do you even know where to start? 

Well, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a list of tips and resources to help you whittle down your options and find the DAM system that suits you. 

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Topics: DAM

Enterprise Content Management (ECM) vs. Digital Asset Management (DAM)

by Serai Schueller, September 14, 2020

In this day and age, we seem to have more of everything. As consumers, we have more gadgets, products, and services than we know what to do with. As businesses, we rely on more and more content than ever before to communicate with our audiences. And the data, ohh the data! Keeping digital shopping experiences updated with changing SKUs, product descriptions, and inventory is enough to drive anyone in circles. 

With all this “more” piling up, how do you keep your content and information organized and accessible for the people, teams, and partners that need it most?

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Topics: MarTech

The Essential Guide to Visual Content Marketing

by Serai Schueller, September 10, 2020


These days, you can do some pretty impressive things with content. However, you’re not the only one using content to win the attention and mindshare of audiences. Thanks to the success that content marketing has seen over the years, there’s a lot (and we mean a lot) of competition out there. For example, there are over 4.2 million blogs written each day. Pair that with the nearly 1.8 billion websites out there — and you have a lot of content to contend with.   

To break through the noise, you need to add some horsepower to your content marketing efforts by incorporating visual content. To help you do this effectively, it’s important to know the what, why, and how behind it.

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Topics: Featured, Content, Marketing, DAM

Omnichannel Marketing: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How to Use It

by Serai Schueller, September 7, 2020

Consumers today have continual access to content across devices and channels, making it hard for marketers to cut through all the noise. Creating a quality product at an affordable price is no longer the only factor in a customer's purchasing decision. Brands need to meet customers where they’re at — wherever that may be.

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Topics: Marketing

Important DAM Metrics to Measure Performance

by Serai Schueller, August 26, 2020


Being able to leverage your content from a centralized location is one thing, but being able to optimize it based on how it’s being used is another. This ability extends the value of your digital asset management (DAM) system and ensures your teams can collaborate, coordinate, and control your brand across its entire content lifecycle — from creation to archive. 

Data-driven decisions are one of the key DAM success factors and should be leveraged to maximize your DAM investment. These decisions are also pivotal to your brand’s success. Informed by the right DAM metrics, you can foster a more mature brand that excels across all five brand management pillars: strategy, people, process, technology, and impact. 

So how can you reap the benefits of your content data? It starts with understanding exactly what it is, where it can take you, and how to use it.

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Topics: Content Analytics

The Importance of Brand Consistency

by Serai Schueller, August 20, 2020


Every year Forbes publishes a list of the world’s most valuable brands. These companies span a wide range of industries, products, services, and solutions. But one thing they have in common is that they all have mastered the art of branding.     

Branding is the creation and coordinated use of names, logos, slogans, designs, and other attributes associated with a company or product. Brands also use emotional elements, like photography and videos, to establish and nurture relationships with their consumers. The better the relationship, the better the brand recognition.

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Topics: DAM

Managing Your Brand to Win the Customer Experience Race

by Serai Schueller, August 12, 2020

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Marketers today can no longer win on price or quality of offering alone. The competition is just too fierce. It seems there’s always another brand doing it better, quicker, and with a more steadfast method for keeping customers coming back for more. 

So what’s the answer? To gain the competitive advantage, you must adopt a customer-first approach that puts experience at the heart of your strategy. No matter when and on which channels people encounter your brand, you must deliver the same positive, superior customer experience each and every time. 

To do this, you need to strategically manage the content you use to communicate your brand. By doing so, you can act smarter and move faster to facilitate deeper audience connections, inspire action, and ultimately deliver a customer experience that’s second to none. Here’s what you need to know. 

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How Agile Teams, Assets, and Processes Power Faster Content Marketing

by Serai Schueller, July 31, 2020

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Marketing organizations today are in constant competition to deliver the absolute best customer experience possible. But in a mad dash to achieve excellence, many businesses fall short. They are focused more on speed for the sake of speed, rather than ensuring their teams, assets, and processes can move more nimbly — and therefore more quickly when their customers need it most.

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Topics: Content, Marketing, DAM, Content Strategy

[Toolkit] Find Your Way to the Right DAM Solution

by Serai Schueller, July 24, 2020

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Welcome. There’s not a doubt in our minds that you are here for a good reason. There comes a time in the digital asset management (DAM) journey where you just know there has to be a better way. Whatever finally pushed you down this path — the unrelenting search for assets, the lack of brand control, the broken workflows, the sheer chaos of it all — you’ve taken a step in the right direction. 

So now what? You’ve started down the path to find the best DAM solution. There is a lot to think about before you sign on the dotted line. DAM is an investment of time and money, and you need to make the absolute best choice for you, your teams, and your business. 

That is why we are excited to bring to you (and all DAM explorers out there), The DAM Evaluation Toolkit. Step-by-step, exercise-by-exercise, we give you the tools you need to find the right DAM solution. 

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Topics: Marketing, MarTech, Change Management

How to Manage Stock Photos in Your DAM System

by Serai Schueller, July 8, 2020


Want a surefire way to make your legal team love you? Learn how to properly manage stock photos and other licensed assets with your digital asset management (DAM) system.

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Topics: DAM

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