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: Portals, Content Analytics, Content, Integrations, DAM

Drive your marketing ROI with DAM

by Nina Brakel-Schutt, 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: DAM, Content Analytics, Marketing Insights, Customer Stories

Guide your creative budget with DAM data

by Nina Brakel-Schutt, 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: DAM, Content Analytics, Customer Stories

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: Content Analytics, Marketing Insights

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, Content Analytics, Marketing Insights

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, Content Analytics, Marketing Insights

Capitalizing on DAM trends in MARTECH, part 3: content analytics and marketing insights

by Jake Athey, July 28, 2016

In Part 1 of our Capitalizing on DAM trends series, we talked about content and experiences. In part 2, we covered agile marketing and speed to market.

In our third installment of the series, we’re going to focus on how your DAM content marketing hub puts the power of content analytics and marketing insights right at your fingertips.

But first, let’s quickly define content analytics and Widen’s Insights …

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Topics: Content Analytics, Marketing Insights, DAM

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