Posts Tagged 

Best Practices

Culture

Partner Blog: Why DAM Isn't Just for Marketers

IntelligenceBank shows the value a healthy DAM program can provide to teams beyond marketing in this informative blog. Check it out to see which use cases apply to your organization in ways you may not have thought of before.
DAM 101

Demystifying DAM: What does “Taxonomy” Mean?

You may have heard the term "taxonomy" thrown around as you began building your DAM program and been confused or lost as to what it meant. Read more below to understand the definition of taxonomies and how to build them.
DAM Management

3 Ways to Determine Your Unique DAM Requirements

You may know the baseline metrics that make up the health score of a DAM program, but do you know your organization's unique DAM needs? Are you managing your DAM in a proactive or reactive way?
Culture

Tips for Convincing Your Organization of the Value of DAM

You may know that your organization needs a healthy, scalable DAM program, but convincing others that the time and money required to build it is worth it can be difficult. We lay out some best practices for building buy-in across the business of the value of DAM.
Creative

Common File Types and Best Practices for Managing Them

File types are confusing. Read more about the differences between file types, as well as the nuance of managing these different types of assets to grow your brand.
Creative

7 Ways To Capitalize on Your Organization’s Valuable Video Content Using DAM Principles

Video content is some of the most shared and viewed in today's marketplace. This means that the high-quality video assets in your library are among some of the most valuable. Make sure that you capitalize on this value by implementing a robust DAM program into your business.
Technology

How Metadata Can Improve your SEO Ranking

Driving traffic to your website has become a science and full-time job in and of itself. Algorithms change, as does the language your target market uses to search for and find your content. Learn how the principles of digital asset management can help your team gain understanding on how to improve your website's SEO ranking.
Partners

Partner Webinar: How to Manage Your DAM

In this webinar, we join IntelligenceBank's Suzie Fountain, Customer Success Team Lead, to talk about how to manage your DAM. Maddy Synoground and Andrea Barrera, our DAM Managers, discuss how to plan, set-up and manage your DAM to ensure you are getting the most out of it.
DAM 101

Benefits of Digital Asset Management (DAM) for Museums and Archives

Need to gain better control over the objects in your collection and the digital assets related to them? DAM can help! Read here to learn how building a DAM program can enable your archive team to increase efficiency and spend more time doing what they love.
Technology

How Do DAM and E-Commerce Brands and Workflows Interact?

E-commerce is the future of consumer goods brands all over the world, no matter what they sell. Learn how DAM can empower your e-commerce tools, workflows, and platforms.
Beginner's Guide to DAM

How Digital Asset Management (DAM) Helps Sports Teams and Leagues

In sports, content may be king more than any other industry. Learn how to capitalize on the buzz your team creates on the field, ice, or court by putting digital asset management to use.
DAM Best Practices

File Naming Best Practices: What Should My File Names Look Like?

Anyone who has spent an afternoon cleaning out their downloads folder knows that file names matter. Creating a standard convention, applying them, and managing them is complex, though. Learn the best practices for file naming here!
Culture

6 Basic Rules for Tidying Up Your DAM

Ever wished Marie Kondo could gain some digital asset management expertise overnight to help you organize your DAM system? This article aims to be the next most useful thing by applying Kondo's 6 rules for Tidying Up to the world of DAM.
DAM Best Practices

How DAM Enables Secure File Sharing No Matter Your Platform

Sharing files is a vital piece of almost every workflow nowadays, especially in the era of remote work. Learn here how to share files securely and effectively no matter what systems you use through DAM processes and best practices.
Culture

Is Digital Asset Management Consulting Worth It?

Consulting for any field can be a large financial and time investment. Make sure that investment is worthwhile by taking a few steps beforehand and identifying the perfect time to bring in third-party expertise.
Partners

DAM Resources to Empower and Energize Your Branding Efforts

With branding efforts growing increasingly important to customer engagement and retention, and depending more and more on compelling content, digital asset management practices also grow in importance. Use these resources to optimize your DAM program to ensure a flourishing brand.
Planning and Strategy

5 Action Items to Prepare for a New DAM System

Like the process of buying, building, placing, and decorating a new bookshelf, planning and building a new DAM system takes preparation. Here are 5 steps to make that process faster and easier on your team.
Technology

How Your Digital Asset Management and Product Information Management Systems Work Together

Product Information Management (PIM) and Digital Asset Management (DAM) systems are vitally important to most organizations. Ensure that your teams and information are unified and working together towards achieving your goals by learning how these two systems integrate seamlessly.
Creative

5 Reasons to Build a DAM Program Using Your Creative Content Instead of Purchasing Stock Assets

Stock images are used by many organizations across a multitude of use cases. They can be expensive and may not fit your brand identity and voice, however. Read how an effective DAM program can lead to reduced usage of stock images and save your brand money.
DAM Best Practices

Ensure Brand Consistency Through a Unified Asset Approval Process

With a proper DAM program, there are many built-in lines of defense against off-brand content reaching the marketplace. A formal asset approval process, however, all but guarantees this doesn't happen. Learn how to built that process here.
DAM Management

How DAM Content Analytics Can Optimize Your Assets and Increase Adoption

Where do you even begin getting users to use your DAM platform more or optimizing your program to ensure it works well and maximizes the value of your digital assets? These content analytics, available through many DAM platforms, can get you started on that journey.
DAM 101

Understanding the Upstream and Downstream Workflows of DAM

You may have heard the terms "upstream" and "downstream" when discussing your organization's creative workflows. In this article, we clear the air about what those terms mean and how they relate to the lifecycle of your assets.
DAM 101

Check the Temperature of Your DAM Program with a DAM Health Score

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to look at one number to quickly know whether something is wrong with your DAM program? With a DAM health score, you can quickly diagnose issues and deploy resources to fix them. Here's how to build it.
Planning and Strategy

A Guide to the Three Phases of DAM Development

Like Danny Ocean laying out his plan for robbing casinos, we lay out the phases for building and implementing a new or improved DAM program.
DAM 101

How Digital Asset Management Saved Christmas: A Stacks Story

Stories are great ways to identify how we can solve our own problems, as well as bring some much-needed cheer to the office. Read how Santa's elves used DAM to save Christmas this past year.
Technology

5 Tips for Managing a Folderless DAM Effectively

Folders are something we all know how to use and manage, but what about a system that doesn't use them? As folderless interfaces and systems gain traction, learn their benefits, challenges, and a few tips for implementing and managing them effectively.
Planning and Strategy

Five Ways a DAM System Will Save Your Company Time and Money

Why you should invest in a DAM? A properly developed and maintained DAM program can save your organization time and money through various efficiencies and risk elimination.
DAM 101

8 Components of an Effective File Naming Convention

Have you ever wondered what goes into creating a file name that not only contains helpful information but helps to organize your assets the right way? Wonder no longer. Read more to find out the 8 components of an effective file naming convention.
DAM 101

6 Tips for Implementing Controlled Vocabulary in your Keywords

Applying keyword tags to your digital assets is vital for the efficiency of your workflows, but takes time, energy, and consistency. To make this process easy on your users and the system easier to manage, implement a controlled vocabulary for your metadata!
Creative

Speeding Up Your Creative Workflows with DAM

Are you relying on technology designed for communication or project management to handle digital asset management duties? Odds are it's slowing you down. Learn how a scalable DAM program can save your creative team precious time.
DAM 101

5 Steps to Go from Digital Asset Hoarder to a Healthy DAM System

Unorganized files can be overwhelming. A few small steps can bring calm to a chaotic mountain of digital content and help your brand successfully start a DAM Program.
DAM Best Practices

5 Best Practices for Getting the Most Out of Metadata

Metadata is a buzzword being thrown around the business world, but do you know how to deploy it the right way? We provide 5 metadata best practices for using the tool to its greatest value.
DAM Best Practices

Tips for Enriching Digital Assets

The secret to making your assets more available to everyone in your organization? Enriching your assets with meaningful and consistent metadata.
Planning and Strategy

What Goes Into My DAM?

Photos are the only kind of digital asset that needs proper management. Before you implement a DAM system, think through all the kinds of assets that could benefit from improved management.
Planning and Strategy

Common Mistakes Made When Changing DAM Platforms and How to Avoid Them

Breaking up is hard to do. Take a look at the most common mistakes made when changing DAM platforms and some best practices on overcoming them.
Planning and Strategy

10 Most Important Criteria When Evaluating a DAM Platform

When your team agrees on the most important boxes your DAM platform needs to check, the evaluation process becomes far easier. Read our top 10 most important criteria when evaluating a DAM platform.
DAM 101

Three Visual Asset Management Issues Companies of Any Size Face and How to Fix Them Today

Do you feel alone in your struggles to manage your organization's valuable digital assets? We've got a secret for you: You're not. Find out what the most common issues organizations of all shapes and sizes face and how we've seen them overcome them.
Creative

What Is Culling and Tools That Can Help

The process of culling is one that photographers of any skill level are all too familiar with. In a perfect world, every capture is perfectly in focus, our compositions follow every rule to the T, and our subjects never have to blink.
Planning and Strategy

Digital Asset Management: Why Process is the Key to Platform

When it comes to digital asset management, process reigns. We explain the importance of nailing process before picking a DAM platform.
DAM 101

Save the Shoot, Build a Robust DAM Platform

How brands can look within, find valuable and often siloed creative assets, and build a robust DAM of creative assets they already own.
DAM Best Practices

5 Steps to Migrating Digital Assets Efficiently

Migrating assets from one place to another can be daunting, but these 5 steps will help ensure the process is a smooth as possible.
DAM Management

How Good Governance Unlocks the Potential of DAM

Establishing solid governance in your Digital Asset Management system is important for its sustained health now and in the future.
DAM 101

5 Tips for Successfully Implementing DAM

Processes and standards are the keys to a successful system, but what is the best process for implementing DAM?
Planning and Strategy

Tips for Mapping and Gathering your Scattered Assets

If your organization is transitioning to a DAM system, you’ll need to map out where your scattered assets currently live.
DAM Management

Best Practices for Managing DAM Permissions

Security is a core principle of DAM. In order to keep your assets safe, learn how to manage permissions for users within and without.
Planning and Strategy

The DAM Grocery Store: Building a Folder Structure

Brainstorming a folder structure with your stakeholders can be messy. To make the process easier, step into the DAM grocery store.
Planning and Strategy

The DAM Grocery Store: Taxonomy & Keywords

Using a simple analogy, your team can create efficient and effective search by developing an internal taxonomy and master keywords.
Culture

Building a DAM to Tell Your Brand's Story

From top to bottom, your brand's processes and workflows should reflect your story, ensuring that your customers see a consistent story.
Planning and Strategy

Creating an Easy-to-Navigate Asset Library

DAM Best Practices

Folder Structure Best Practices: A Fresh Approach