The True Cost of Employee Turnover - 4 Things You Need to Know

By Dan Devoe on Tue, Dec 05

Here’s something you probably know - finding the right talent for your company or organization is critical to its success. But, do you know what it really costs for your company or organization to go out and fill those important roles? It may surprise you.

What is Digital Asset Management? What does it all mean?

By Dan Devoe on Mon, Oct 16

Like many areas, especially rapidly evolving technological areas, nailing down an accepted definition is hard. When trying to understand the core aspects and lay out appropriate contours, there is usually a mix of conventional wisdom and common confusion.

New Features to Help Your Team

By Dan Devoe on Fri, Sep 29

Think back to how your business operated fifteen years ago. In many ways it truly was a simpler time. There were fewer tools, fewer channels, just fewer things to worry about. Digital asset management was barely even a term.

How to Use Image Relay Collections

By Dan Devoe on Fri, Sep 29

As part of some major updates to the Image Relay platform, one area that we think deserves special attention is our new Collections features. We could tell you all about it first but let’s get into it. Here it is:

Who relies on Digital Asset Management (DAM)?

By James Fox on Tue, Mar 07

Which departments and roles need Digital Asset Management? The short answer is, “all of them”. All organizations can benefit from enhanced information governance. Any multi-location entity, especially ones that rely on rich media, must have aspects of DAM in place. DAM adds a company-centric orga...

Sharing Opportunities

By Matt Piwowarski on Wed, Oct 12

Sharing files has grown in complexity over the years…. Businesses and organizations now require many different ways in which they can distribute and provide access to their brand content. Sharing is a constant throughout every aspect of business operations.

Versioning in Asset Management

By James Fox on Wed, Aug 17

Do you need versioning in your asset library? In what instances might it be useful? Does versioning result in a trail of helpful breadcrumbs, or a pile of stale bread?

Great Migrations: Moving to a new DAM

By Marianna Whitson on Tue, May 24

You can no longer manage your current wormhole of connected drives, or bank of servers in the basement. Further, no one can get access to images from outside the office. It is time to clean up, curate and migrate to a true digital asset management system.

Horror in the Absence of DAM

By James Fox on Wed, Apr 06

During the process of discussing a new client’s digital asset management needs there is inevitably a parallel discussion of the systems (or non-systems!) they currently have in place. The following are some of the Digital Asset Management “horror stories” we have heard from potential clients. Nam...

Metadata In Digital Asset Management Demystified

By James Fox on Tue, Mar 15

What is metadata? The word may sound unfamiliar or scary to some, but to librarians it is catnip. It is information about your information. The keywords you add, and the embedded information about the file, are the file’s metadata. Without metadata, searching is not “needle in a haystack,” it is ...

Organizing Folders In Your Media Library

By James Fox on Tue, Mar 01

Untitled folder. Sitting there, staring at you. Waiting for you to start, to build a library. Where to begin?

File Naming Convention | Beyond Who, What, Where, When, Why

By James Fox on Tue, Feb 16

Why would you want to start a file naming convention? Creating a nomenclature for your assets can allow users to quickly see basic information about the file’s contents at a glance. And, when sending a file externally, it tells the recipient more about what is in there and helps them keep track o...

Digital Asset Management | It's About Time

By Max MacDonald on Tue, Feb 02

There are many inherent values in deploying a digital asset management (DAM) system; security, organization, syncing distributed teams, omni-channel distribution of brand assets, centralization of brand assets, ability for press and staff to self-serve thus reducing file requests, and so on.

Controlled Vocabulary: A Best Practice for Digital Asset Management

By James Fox on Tue, Jan 19

What types of assets will your users search for? What terms will they use to find them? Is there institutional slang you use or do you rely on product names and SKUs in your work? Creating groups of high value words that come from your business practice is the first step to creating a “controlled...

The Value of DAM

By James Fox on Fri, Jan 08

You and your team increasingly work with rich media assets. These should be sourced, selected and delivered through a simple interface, in accordance with your brand guidelines. With the exponential growth of visual content, Digital Asset Management is a best practice technology.