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DAM Pros Share Their Implementation Stories on the Widen Podcast

by Nate Holmes, February 9, 2021


Purchasing and implementing a digital asset management (DAM) system can feel overwhelming. There are new concepts to learn, stakeholders to educate, and aggressive timelines to meet. There might even be concerns that this investment won’t improve workflows as anticipated.  

If you have similar thoughts and feelings, you aren’t alone. Many of our customers felt anxious about the launch of their Widen Collective® site. But with the help of the Widen’s Implementation team, they have replaced these worries with DAM success stories. We've captured their experiences in our DAM implementation series on the Widen podcast, designed for anyone who is thinking about, preparing for, or working through a DAM implementation. 

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Implementing DAM Across Brands – Lauren Castellanos

by Molly Hamm, April 25, 2019

“I think if you can dedicate a specific person to be the admin that’s one of the best things in terms of success that you can do.” – Lauren Castellanos, Shiseido

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Building DAM Systems on Paper – Robert Noble

by Molly Hamm, April 18, 2019

“The first thing you want to do when starting the implementation is simply build it on paper...a combination of drawings and spreadsheets, so you know from every angle what it should look like, what it should feel like, what its properties are, what it would do if you poked it with a stick.” –  Robert Noble | KEEN footwear

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Strategies for Ongoing DAM System Maintenance – Jodi Levin

by Molly Hamm, April 4, 2019

“If anybody is thinking about implementing a DAM, they really need to have an ongoing plan for maintenance, metadata control, asset control, user engagement, or else it will just be a failed piece of technology.” – Jodi Levin, Autodesk

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Communicating the Value of DAM Clearly and Often – Ellen Maly

by Molly Hamm, March 28, 2019

“If you don’t have people who adopt the system and use it and see the value, then it’s not going to be successful. My ultimate goal was to make sure everybody knew what a DAM system could do for us.” – Ellen Maly, Pegasystems

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Demo Before You Buy – Mark Marsocci | Widen Podcast

by Molly Hamm, March 21, 2019

“Being able to actually test the system, get your assets in there, see what they look like and play with it, I think that’s a critical part of deciding what system to invest in.” – Mark Marsocci, Mariner’s Museum and Park

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Teamwork Gets the Job Done – Barbara Mitrovic

by Molly Hamm, March 14, 2019

“There’s a lot of hard work that goes into building a DAM system. You’ll need to do a lot of collaboration and you just really want the commitment from everybody that’s involved with it. So just make sure you have a really good team.” – Barbara Mitrovic, American Society for Quality

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The People, Process, and Technology Behind DAM Selection – Scott Sharp

by Molly Hamm, March 7, 2019

“The support and the culture fit for Widen were one of our biggest decision factors when choosing a DAM.” – Scott Sharp

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Selecting and Implementing the DAM Solution That’s Right for You – Marc Marsocci

by Molly Hamm, February 14, 2019

“We had such a problem with finding assets. It could take us days to find an asset in the past, because...the file could be on multiple hard drives, and then it wasn’t in any sort of structure. Now that it’s in Widen we can find the asset immediately, within seconds.” – Marc Marsocci, The Mariner’s Museum and Park

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Preparing to Launch – Jane Leuchter

by Molly Hamm, February 7, 2019

“Expect that there will be roadblocks and there will be push-backs, but be patient with those because change is hard, and sometimes people are just reacting to the fact that it’s a change rather than the details of the change itself.” – Jane Leuchter, The Institute for Functional Medicine

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Topics: Widen Podcast, DAM Implementation

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