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DAM Weekly Round-Up – 25th March 2019

by Charles Russell on March 26, 2019

A collection of recent DAM-related articles from around the web, sourced from DAM Federation member, Planet DAM.

Journal of Digital Media Management

The quarterly Journal of Digital Media Management has now been released.  This 100-page peer-reviewed journal by Henry Stewart publications features in-depth articles, real-world cases and reviews by some of the industry’s leading experts.  Unlike many of the HS calendar events that it’s sourced from, the journal itself does not solicit advertising or publish so-called advertorials, so the editorial content should provide impartial advice and insights for anyone involved in the Digital Asset Management field.

Demo Before You Buy

DAM solutions provider Widen have recently published a podcast from Mark Marsocci, director of digital services at Mariner’s Museum and Park.  In this candid interview, Mark talks us through his journey in search of a DAM system for his organisation, which included a false start due to unfounded claims from the vendor.  With museums being a relatively niche sector, he also highlights the importance of communicating with other similar establishments and how the feedback he solicited helped sharpen his focus during the selection process.  It’s a worthwhile cautionary tale that brings due attention to the benefits of test-driving a system before committing to it.  A written transcript is also available.

Pics.io Release Notes, 19 March 2019

DAM vendor Pics.io have just announced their release notes for their platform, which includes three new improvement, along with a number of other minor fixes and changes.  The first is multi-lingual auto-keywording, which should save time when tagging assets.  The next improvement allows you to choose a snapshot to use as a custom thumbnail for your video assets.  Finally, users now have the ability to tag assets with keywords at the upload stage.  Although minor, such workflow improvements soon add up and should be welcomed by Pics.io users.

Why does a marketing team in tourism need a DAM?

With summer and the holiday season approaching, the travel and tourism sector is busily gearing up for their primary marketing drive.  DAM solutions provider Daminion have recently published a piece extolling the virtues of a Digital Asset Management system and how its benefits can be leveraged by marketing departments that need to source up-to-date, high quality and visually exciting content.  Covering searchability, metadata and sharing, the article provides a basic guide to getting the most out of your DAM system in a travel and tourism context.

Use Scenarios to Get to the Right DAM Shortlist

Real Story Group have recently posted an article that delves into the process of creating a DAM vendor shortlist by presenting thirteen scenarios spanning brand, marketing, publishing and media management.  The piece itself acts an index that pulls together numerous articles from the last year or so.  For those seeking to compile a working shortlist based on information provided by the vendors themselves, you can do so by setting up a free account on our DAM Vendors directory.

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DAM Weekly Round-Up – 18th March 2019

March 18, 2019 Industry News

A collection of recent DAM-related articles from around the web, sourced from DAM Federation member, Planet DAM. Crisis, What DAM Crisis? My co-contributor Ralph Windsor has recently posted an article in response to Ian Matzen’s excellent piece on the decline of professional DAM staff and its insidious effect on the industry.  Ralph takes the debate […]

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Crisis, What DAM Crisis?

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We briefly covered Ian Matzen’s article The Coming DAM Crisis on the DAM round-up earlier this week.  I thought Ian’s post was probably the most insightful thing I’ve read about DAM for some time and I was inspired to write some more about this subject. For those who have not seen it yet, the thesis […]

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DAM Weekly Round-Up – 11th March 2019

March 11, 2019 Industry News

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DAM Weekly Round-Up – 4th March 2019

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2019 IEN DAM Practitioners’ Summit Review

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DAM Weekly Round-Up – 25th February 2019

February 25, 2019 Industry News

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IEN 2019 DAM Practitioner’s Summit – Feedback

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DAM News 2018 Vendor Pricing Survey Released

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In 2016, we published the DAM industry’s first ever vendor pricing survey and last year (in 2018) we repeated the exercise to get a more up-to-date picture of pricing trends.  Participants were sourced from the DAM Vendors Directory and invited to complete a questionnaire that covered numerous pricing scenarios.  We are pleased to announce that […]

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DAM Weekly Round-Up – 18th February 2019

February 18, 2019 Industry News

A collection of recent DAM-related articles from around the web, sourced from DAM Federation member, Planet DAM. DXM, DAM, CMS… Which role does each one have in ensuring the best possible experience for your audiences? Do you know the difference between DXM, DAM and CMS?  If not, DAM solutions provider Wedia have recently posted a […]

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DAM Weekly Round-Up – 11th February 2019

February 11, 2019 Industry News

A collection of recent DAM-related articles from around the web, sourced from DAM Federation member, Planet DAM. Another DAM Podcast Joins DAM Federation Another DAM Podcast has recently joined The DAM Federation and is a series of interviews hosted by DAM consultant Henrik de Gyor that invites DAM professionals from across the industry to discuss the […]

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