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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 DAM Data Report of 2017

by Nora Gehin, January 31, 2018

Admins spend a lot of time in the Widen Collective®. Whether they’re auditing the system, doing some clean up, adding metadata, or sharing a collection with a colleague, we know they take pride in a well-oiled digital asset management machine. But have you ever wondered what all that DAM work adds up to?

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Topics: Content, DAM, Integrations, Content Analytics, Portals

Drive your marketing ROI with DAM

by Widen Marketing, December 8, 2017

How Carnival Cruise Line uses content analytics to measure their sales communications performance

As businesses compete more on experience, sales teams face the challenge of communicating the experience. A great way to do that is with dynamic video content. But if your team creates content that goes against marketing conventions like “shorter videos are better,” how do you know if it’s working?  

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Topics: Customer Stories, DAM, Marketing Insights, Content Analytics

Guide your creative budget with DAM data

by Jason McAloon, November 21, 2017

JL Audio is a U.S. manufacturer of high-end consumer audio products. Great presentation of their products is critical for sales, so a considerable amount of their creative budget goes to photography — high-quality photography where the lighting, props, and layout are just right. These shots are divided into tabletop “catalog product shots” and more conceptual “beauty shots.”

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Topics: Customer Stories, DAM, Content Analytics

Four questions to answer with asset-level analytics

by Nate Holmes, March 23, 2017

Google analytics gives you insight into website traffic, navigation, and conversions. Social media analytics gives you engagement and share data. But what about the individual assets that make up your content? Are you spending time creating the right assets? Where are they being used?

Identifying those key data points to measure the value of your content will help your teams prioritize what they create. That data is accessible from your digital asset management system (DAM). In fact, analytics is just one of the foundations of DAM. So take advantage of asset-level analytics and use it to answer these four questions.

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Topics: Marketing Insights, Content Analytics

DAM ROI: Approaches and models

by Jake Athey, January 31, 2017

In the first part of this series, we covered DAM ROI: the business case for DAM, which focused on building the business case, top functional areas driving ROI, and customer ROI stories.

Today, we’re shifting our attention to the DAM ROI approaches and models we’ve collected and built over the years. These will help you along on your DAM journey — and help you build a strong case for DAM.

We did want to mention that there is some math involved with this … but don’t worry, we’ll keep it easy!

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Topics: DAM, Marketing Insights, Content Analytics

Applying the scientific method to marketing analytics

by Nate Holmes, January 25, 2017

Have you ever opened the analytics section of an application and wondered, “What do I do with this?” Maybe you feel a little anxiety building because you have all this data but don’t know how to turn it into something useful for your team. Or people ask you in meetings, “What does analytics tell us?” If you have that analytics page open right now, close the app, and let’s explore how to gain insight from your data.

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Topics: DAM, Marketing Insights, Content Analytics

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