Technology

What’s a “Headless” DAM and Is It Right for My Organization?

As you go about gaining DAM expertise and knowledge, you'll likely hear about "headless" systems. Rather than try to navigate through technical jargon and confusing language, Stacks makes understanding if this kind of system is right for you.
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 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.
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.
Culture

How Do I Get My Team to Use Our DAM?

Just like that ugly, ill-fitting sweater you get for Christmas, DAM systems sometimes sit in the closet unused, despite the time, money, and energy invested in building them. Learn how to motivate your end-users to adopt new and improved systems.
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

5 Ways Photographers Help Their Clients Beyond Producing Stunning Images

Stacks explores the five ways photographers can help their clients more than just producing stunning images. Let's dive in.
DAM Best Practices

The Importance of Identifying Company Language

Before you choose your DAM, the process, and the people in charge, understanding your company's language had to take precedence.
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.
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.
DAM Best Practices

What Is Metadata

DAM Resources: When it comes to finding your digital assets, metadata is king and today, we explain what it is, and why it matters.
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

Intro to Digital Asset Management

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

Artificial Intelligence in Digital Asset Management

In digital asset management, the Artificial Intelligence vs Humans debate continues to gather steam as the machines get smarter and smarter.
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.
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.
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.
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?
DAM Management

What Makes Good DAM Management?

DAM Management is the process of planning, organizing, operating, and maintaining your DAM system. Without it, you won't the most out of DAM.
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.
Culture

10 Ways to Build Buy-In for DAM

Establishing standards with stakeholders and keeping end-users in mind helps to quickly build buy-in across all levels of your organization.
Technology

Comparing Cloud-Based and On-Premise DAM Software

When beginning a journey into the world of DAM, determine whether a cloud-based or on-premise system is right for your team.
DAM Management

Responsibilities of a DAM Manager

If you are looking for a DAM manager for your organization, define what responsibilities they have and what skills they need to fulfill them.
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.
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

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.
Planning and Strategy

Who are DAM End-Users & Why Do They Matter?

End-Users are important components of the DAM system, as they make, search for, and put assets to use. Learn how to identify and manage them.
Planning and Strategy

Identifying the 5 Types of DAM Stakeholders

Stakeholders can make or break a project. It is important to get their feedback and create a system that meets their needs. So, who are they?
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

Best Practices for Setting SMAART DAM Goals

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