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

The Importance of Brand Consistency

by Serai Schueller, December 14, 2018

It’s often said that branding is an essential aspect of marketing. Branding refers to the emphasis and efforts placed on the symbols, names, logos, slogans, designs, and other attributes associated with a company or product. Brands use emotional and functional elements, such as digital assets like images, videos, and other content, to establish and nurture relationships with their consumers. The better the relationship, the better the brand recognition.

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Topics: DAM

Managing a DAM System as a Team: An Interview with ASQ

by Nate Holmes, December 11, 2018

We're big advocates for DAM administrators. After all, admins play an essential role in the success of any digital asset management (DAM) system. They lead technical system maintenance; marketing global processes and procedures; metadata creation and consistency; training; and user support.

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Topics: DAM

Why Choose a SaaS Digital Asset Management Solution

by Jake Athey, December 10, 2018

Businesses are creating more content to meet the demands of new channels, products, and markets. More content means more challenges. Marketing and creative teams are dealing with questions like: What content do we have? Where is it stored? Can I reuse it? Do we have it translated in German? Is this graphic available in PNG format? Is this the most recent version? While file storage tools can work as a temporary fix, more and more businesses are using a digital asset management (DAM) system to centralize, organize, govern, and distribute content.

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4 Marketing Trends to Master With Digital Asset Management

by Nina Brakel-Schutt, December 4, 2018

Which trends are marketing-driven organizations focused on? Inquiring minds want to know! If you said artificial intelligence, actionable data, customer experience, and building the right technology mix, you’re spot on. Connecting digital asset management (DAM) to these trends needs to be a priority for all marketing teams who want to maximize content value, create deeper emotional connections with their audiences, and improve the overall customer experience.

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Topics: Marketing, DAM

The Guide to Repurposing Content with Digital Asset Management

by Nate Holmes, November 30, 2018

When a t-shirt is no longer wearable, is your instinct to throw it away or to turn it into a dust cloth? When you cook bacon, do you toss the grease or save it for your favorite chili recipe? Repurposing is a smart and effective way to get more use out of your resources while preventing waste.

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Topics: DAM

Things to Consider When Choosing a Digital Asset Management System

by Nate Holmes, November 15, 2018

The choice to incorporate a digital asset management (DAM) system into your business’s repertoire of invaluable technological resources is a decision that will have a significant impact on marketing strategies. The DAM is the central source of truth for assets. With it, you can improve cross-functional collaboration, automate manual tasks, simplify asset searching for everyone, and deliver a consistent brand across all channels.

With so much at stake and so many vendors selling DAM systems, carefully consider what your business values.

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Topics: DAM

Protect Your Brand with Digital Asset Management

by Nate Holmes, November 12, 2018

Your brand is the culmination of every experience a person has with your organization – which leaves a perception in their mind. Digital assets are behind many of those experiences including in-store signage, social media posts, advertisements, packaging, and sales materials. And more teams, devices, and channels are forming those experiences than ever before.

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Topics: DAM

The Essential Guide for DAM Admins

by Nate Holmes, November 1, 2018

A DAM administrator maintains and promotes the global digital asset management (DAM) solution. They lead in areas of technical system maintenance, marketing global processes and procedures, communications, metadata creation and consistency, training, and user support.

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Topics: DAMsters, DAM

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