The Simple Truths About DAM
Embarking on a new DAM initiative for your business can seem like a monumental task, but it does not have to be if you keep these three points in mind before you begin:
- Digital Asset Management is somewhat of a science, but it is not rocket science.
- It is a discipline your organization may need, but may not be able to do on your own. It is not your core business; you should not be expected to know everything about it without some assistance.
- It does not necessarily have to involve a multi-year process of package selection, implementation, and training.
If you start with a solid foundation, it is less daunting. Then again, doing the job right the first time is always the best approach.
If 'going it alone' is not sufficient and help from an outside expert is in your best interests, we welcome the opportunity to provide as much or as little assistance as you desire. We can be involved in the development of your overall strategy or specific components, and we can deliver necessary foundational efforts to foster greater success of your overall DAM initiative.
Below are the services we offer, sample engagements we have completed, and we invite you to download our E-Book, "DAM For the Rest of US" with the form at the bottom of the page..
While remaining technology agnostic, we can drive or support development of specific strategies, or deliver on a number of foundational efforts needed to help ensure the success of your initial implementation or ongoing DAM management.
Strategic Consulting Services
Business Requirements –Including Stakeholder Interviews
Current State Documentation -Repositories/Technologies/Asset Structures/Processes
Future State Recommendations –Assets/Repositories/Technology Requirements/Business Processes/Staffing
High-Level Technology Roadmap Development
Process and Workflow Roadmap Development –Including Accountability/Governance/Content Management
High-Level Implementation Planning
Asset Naming and Description Standards
Process Flow Diagrams
User Experience Design & Custom Interfaces / Front-Ends
System Integration Support
Sample DAM Engagements
A $6B BIG DATA TECHNOLOGY COMPANY
Engaged initially to develop enterprise-wide DAM strategy. Led a small team to develop a high-level strategy over a 120-day period. Subsequently have delivered on various foundational efforts as part of their implementation.
o Strategy Deliverables – Business Requirements, Current State Analysis, Future State Modeling, Technology Roadmap, Process and Workflow Roadmap, and Implementation Plan.
o Foundational Deliverables (to date) – Use Cases, Taxonomy, Metadata Model, Naming and Description Standards, Process Flow Diagrams
A $30B+ MULTINATIONAL BRANDED CONSUMER FOODS PROVIDER
Developed an enterprise-wide Business Strategy & Technology Roadmap for Digital Asset management.
o Stakeholder Interviews Documentation
o Digital Industry Current State including Internet Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Content Management Systems, and Marketing Operations Management
o General Mills Current State – in the same four areas above, with Gap Identification
o Business Strategy – Recommendations for a Global Brand Communications Platform, with Guiding Principles, Key Pillars, and Key Steps
o Additional Enterprise Opportunities – Areas for further exploration uncovered during the project, including Enterprise Social Media Marketing Strategy Development, Online Product Marketing Plan, and additional Revenue Generation Opportunities.
o Technology Roadmap
o Glossary of Terms
A MIDWEST $300M AGRICULTURE AND TURF EQUIPMENT ORGANIZATION
Developed Content Management Strategies for all Brand, Web, and Marketing Assets.
o Content Management Strategy
o Brand Strategy
o Custom CMS Development
A $6B MANUFACTURER AND ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE PROVIDER
Engaged initially to develop enterprise-wide E-Commerce Strategy and Implementation Plan. This expanded to include additional related efforts, and was followed by several implementation projects.
o Audience Segmentation and Personas
o E-Commerce Strategic, Reach & Engage, Functional, and Creative Briefs
o Global Website Development Plan – encompassing almost 90 countries
o Follow-up efforts have included development of a custom Presentation Content Management Platform, and various digital asset globalization efforts.
Please complete the form below to download your copy of our E-Book, "DAM for the Rest of Us."
This brief, no-nonsense look at best practices for DAM initiatives includes the following:
- A high-level overview of the Six Key Phases to address in the development of your strategy, with detailed sub-steps everyone should consider.
- Issues likely to surface as you embark on your DAM initiative.
- Current Trends that will keep you up at night if your approach is not on target.
- An understanding of the importance of Content Maturity.
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