The University of Georgia's Metadata Workflow Gives Their Photographers More Time to be Creative

by Nate Holmes, May 23, 2019

The Marketing Communications unit at the University of Georgia is responsible for capturing photographs that highlight what’s going on across campus. Their team of four photographers produce a lot of images, from student features to campus scenes. These photos are used in various channels and repurposed by many of the schools and colleges.

Photographers shoot and deliver images for a specific job. For example, an environmental portrait of a professor for a specific story. And as part of this job, they might capture other scenes — like the professor doing research or interacting with a graduate student. While some of these additional shots get used, Rick O’Quinn, Operations Manager at the University of Georgia, says “a lot of good images were kind of falling through the cracks.”

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Topics: Customer Stories, DAM

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

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

Social Media and DAM: Tips for Managing Social Media Assets

by Nate Holmes, February 27, 2019

Intentional or not, your social media presence impacts your brand perception. Wendy's uses witty, well-crafted Tweets to support their brand image. Their Twitter bio reads, "We like our tweets the same way we like to make hamburgers: better than anyone expects from a fast food joint." On the other hand... a Facebook page that hasn’t been updated or monitored in five years also says a lot about a brand.

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Topics: Marketing, DAM

How DAM and PIM Streamline E-commerce

by Nate Holmes, January 31, 2019

Globalization and e-commerce present huge opportunities for consumer packaged goods companies. Deloitte estimates online sales of consumer packaged products will increase by 350% to $36 billion in 2018 from $8 billion as recently as 2013.

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Topics: Customer Stories, DAM, Integrations

Digital Branding and the Role of DAM Software

by Serai Schueller, January 29, 2019

There’s no denying that we live in a digital world. From the millions of websites and apps at our disposal to the internet-connected phone in our pockets, the evidence is all around us. As consumers, the same holds true. We rely on the web for just about everything. Whether we’re shopping, researching a new product, or communicating with a business, we often turn to the convenience and practicality of digital channels.

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Topics: DAM, Brand management

How DAM Will Impact the Future of Digital Marketing

by Jake Athey, January 16, 2019

 
The world of marketing is moving at lightning speed. In just a short time, brands have embraced big data, personalization, and customer experience. The adage about serving the right content, to the right person, at the right time, on the right channel is no longer exceptional. Fast forward five years and online marketing will evolve into a largely immersive experience powered by visual, audio, and tactile content. Consumers will inevitably “live” marketing, rather than be “targets” of it.
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Topics: Featured, Marketing, DAM

YMCA England and Wales Delivers a Consistent Brand Across Channels

by Nate Holmes, January 2, 2019

YMCA England and Wales creates communities where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive. Each of the 116 YMCA locations share a common mission, however, they have struggled to present the YMCA England and Wales brand consistently across their marketing initiatives.

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Topics: Customer Stories, DAM

What Are the Different Types of Metadata Fields?

by Brooke Emley, December 17, 2018

 
 

When you fill out a survey, you aren’t given a long string of questions in paragraph form with one text area for your response. Not only would it be hard for you, the survey taker, to provide all the requested information; but it would also be incredibly time intensive for the survey analyzer to organize and understand all of the response data.

Instead, surveys are organized with questions and corresponding answer fields. All of the survey information has its own designated area, and is easy to access.

Like survey fields, metadata fields organize the individual pieces of data about other data.

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Topics: DAM

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