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DAM 101

5 Essential Digital Asset Management Workflows to Create and Perfect Today

Every great organizational program runs on great processes. Digital asset management is no exception. Learn more about the essential processes and workflows that create the foundation of a scalable and effective DAM program.
Technology

Defining Your Tech Stack: What is a CRM?

How can you enable your sales team to track and send high-quality, compelling materials to prospective customers in a consistent, standardized, on-brand way? By connecting your Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Digital Asset Management (DAM) systems! Learn more about these programs and how they work together today.
Technology

Defining Your Tech Stack: What is a CMS?

Producing compelling content is the secret to success in today's market. Managing that content effectively is the key to sustained success. Using that well-managed content to design and build an actionable and attractive website is the secret to achieving your goals today and in the future. Learn how to do all of the above with a well-managed DAM program and CMS.
Technology

Defining Your Tech Stack: What is an MRM?

Marketing Resource Management (MRM) systems are one-stop-shops for all things marketing operations and enablement, but often they are useless without a solid digital asset management (DAM) program serving as the foundation. Learn here what MRMs are and how they can connect with your existing DAM program.
Technology

Defining Your Tech Stack: What is a PIM?

You may have heard of a PIM. You may have heard of a DAM. Other than a collection of letters, what do these acronyms mean? How do they work together to empower your e-commerce efforts? Learn more today.
DAM 101

Breaking Down the DAM Tools in Your Digital Asset Management Toolkit

Many of us have tools at our disposal that we aren't even aware of that have the ability to make our professional lives easier. This is especially true of Digital Asset Management (DAM), a field growing daily in relevance and value to organizations. Learn the DAM tools at your disposal here.
DAM 101

Breaking Down the Meaning of Metadata

Metadata gets talked about and thrown around and praised a lot in our world today, but what is it? Learn about all the relevant metadata definitions and best practices here.
Culture

How to Fill Your Open Digital Asset Management (DAM) Positions

As the importance of digital asset management becomes more and more prevalent across industries and brands, the need for DAM professionals does too. Learn how plan for and hire the perfect fit for the digital asset management role your company has need for using Stacks' best practices for filling your open DAM positions.
DAM 101

The 5 Stages of the Digital Asset Lifecycle

Each stage of the digital asset lifecycle has its own set of challenges and opportunities. Learn about each stage and what you should be thinking about when planning your DAM program’s workflows and standards.
DAM Management

5 Signs You May Have Outgrown Your DAM System

Finding a DAM platform that fits just right is difficult. Make sure that your team is paying attention as your organization's use of digital assets grows to ensure that your DAM systems are capable of growing with you. Read more for five proactive activities to set your team up for success.
Partners

How 5 Brands Fans Love Used Their DAM Programs to Market a Rebrand

Our partners at PhotoShelter asked 5 unique, beloved brands how they navigated a rebrand to grow their fanbase and drive success. If you or your team is thinking of tuning your branding, read more today to make the most of the opportunity and connect with consumers in a fresh way.
Partners

Tips for Optimizing Your Digital Asset Management Workflows from the Sports Industry’s Top Creatives

Our friends at PhotoShelter took time to ask photographers from across the sports industry their tips and tricks for optimizing their workflows for delivering, finding, and using the digital assets they produce to generate value for their organizations. Read more today!
Culture

How Stacks Facilitates Growth by Making Digital Asset Management Easy

How does our team of creatives, DAM managers, and consultants approach building DAM programs that are successful for the long-term? Why does this work get us out of bed in the morning? Read more about how to facilitate growth through DAM in your organization!
DAM 101

Understanding the Differences between a DAM System, DAM Platform, and DAM Program

You may have heard the phrases DAM system, DAM platform, and DAM program used interchangeably. At Stacks, all of these things are different, so we went to the trouble of defining all of them for you.
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 Best Practices

How Does Stacks Work with NFL Teams and Sports Leagues?

How does Stacks work with NFL teams and other leagues to optimize gameday workflows and overall DAM programs so that highlights and stunning photos find their way to your feeds as soon as possible?
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?
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.
DAM Best Practices

Managing File Formats and Asset Templates with Digital Asset Management

Nowadays it seems like every platform your team uses to leverage digital content requires different file formats. Managing these requirements without cluttering your DAM system or personal hard drives with many versions of the same file is difficult. Read here to find out the five steps your DAM manager can take to make formatting easy.
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.
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.
Partners

Partner Content: Why should you integrate your CMS with a DAM?

Odds are your team has a Content Management System (CMS) that depends on the compelling assets housed in your DAM system. To ensure that assets are consistent and easy to find and use on your website, integrate these two key systems together. The team at Bynder outlines how in this great new article.
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 Management

How DAM Reports Can Help Increase ROI

Every day, DAM platforms make new data and reporting capabilities available to their users. Take a look at the three main categories of DAM reports and how to use them to increase the ROI from DAM.
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.
DAM Best Practices

File Version Control Within Digital Asset Management (DAM)

Like Hollywood rebooting famous movies, brands consistently update and change their branding, creating tons of different versions of assets. Learn how to manage these versions of files with digital asset management.
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.
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 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.
Creative

DAM & Branding: How DAM Can Strengthen the Effectiveness of Brand Guidelines

Does your brand struggle to produce and find approved content in line with your brand guidelines? A robust and well-managed DAM program can help you enforce guidelines and approve assets, getting compelling content where it needs to go quickly.
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.
Creative

Improving Brand Identity Through DAM

A strong brand identity works wonders for achieving your goals and creating a lasting impact on consumers, but how do you achieve it? Read more to see how to build consistency in your content through digital asset management.
Creative

How DAM Empowers Your Content Marketing Campaigns

Content marketing builds trust and loyalty in consumers as you consistently provide valuable content that tells your brand's story. Find out how your team can empower these efforts and unify your content to get these efforts off the ground.
Culture

Manage Your Brand with the Power of DAM

Your brand is one of the most valuable assets you have as an organization. Ensuring your content is compelling, consistent, and represents your brand well in the marketplace is vital to growing your business and connecting with your consumers, and that's where digital asset management can empower your brand.
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.
Technology

What is a DAM, PIM, CMS, CRM, & MRM and How Do They Fit Together?

What is a CMS? What about a PIM? A CRM? All these acronyms can get confusing when discussing how your technology fits together into a cohesive, holistic system. Learn how a healthy DAM program helps you fit all of your systems together and increase efficiency.
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!
DAM Best Practices

3 “DAM Therapy” Practices to Avoid Breaking Up with Your DAM

Due to the cost and headache of breaking up with your current tools and methods of managing digital assets, it's worth it to put time into running your organization through "DAM Therapy". Get thoughts out in the open, identify challenges, and create a plan for change.
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.
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.
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.
Technology

What is a DAM Platform?

What is a Digital Asset Management platform? Take a deeper dive the system that can be the centralized home for all of your digital assets that is protected, customizable, and the central hub of all your creative and content-oriented workflows.
DAM 101

What We Have Learned about Digital Asset Management from COVID-19

To set your brand up for a new, post-pandemic landscape, learn why now is the perfect time to be incorporating DAM into your workflow.
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

Answering “What is Digital Asset Management (DAM)?” with 3 Simple Definitions

In our intro to digital asset management, we look at core concepts, questions DAM answers and what DAM looks like in practice.
DAM Best Practices

How to Organize Digital Assets for Efficient Search

Finding the right digital asset is getting harder. Today we explore how you can organize your digital assets to improve search.
Planning and Strategy

Working with a Digital Asset Management Consultant

Learn the benefit of working with digital asset management consultants and the value they can bring your assets and organization.
Creative

Photography Focus: Managing Digital Assets From Shoot to Delivery

As a photographer, managing digital assets is a full time job. Today we discuss 4 ways you can make the process even better for your clients.
DAM Best Practices

How to Create and Apply Effective File Names

Establishing a solid file naming strategy in your company can lead to a more organized, searchable, and future-proof library of assets.
DAM Best Practices

Establishing Folder Structure Best Practices

Establishing folder structure best practices will help you find the assets you need quickly and efficiently. Today we take a look at the best way to build out a folder structure from scratch and launch it within your organization.
Culture

How DAM Helps Your Business Embrace Growth

The tools and processes of Digital Asset Management make your business’ growth easier to attain through focus on scalability and growth.
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.
Planning and Strategy

Searching for a DAM Platform

Searching for a DAM Platform can be daunting. By establishing your requirements and understanding what's available, you can brush your fear aside.
DAM Best Practices

How Do I Clean My Dirty Data Quickly?

Data has become a buzzword across so many industries. In Digital Asset Management metadata is king, but what happens when your data is dirty?
Culture

Best Practices for Managing a Remote Team & How DAM Can Help

Managing a remote team has its own set of challenges. Ensure you have the best tools to grow your workflow from your living rooms.
Planning and Strategy

Best Practices for Setting SMAART DAM Goals

Without specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-sensitive DAM goals, your system lacks direction.
Planning and Strategy

5 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to Measure DAM Success

In order to effectively manage and scale your DAM system, develop key performance indicators to track ROI and identify bottlenecks.
Culture

Best Practices for Using DAM to Unify your Organization

DAM systems have the potential to get the most out of your organization’s assets, as well as to unify all your teams and departments.
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 Best Practices

Tips for Tackling a Massive Backlog of Assets

Without proper management and standards, your organization's backlog can become a mountain of assets that is impossible to sort through.
DAM Management

The Benefits and Challenges of DAM Platforms

Planning and Strategy

3 Ways to Take Your DAM to the Next Level

DAM 101

3 Ways to Build a Valuable Asset Archive

DAM 101

What is a Digital Asset…and why should I care?

When you hear the term "digital asset", what do you think? Some of us probably think of Bitcoin or a picture on our company's CMS, but digital assets are so much more. Read here to find out the true value of your brand's digital assets.