If you are in marketing, whether it be retail or a corporate brand, it’s likely that you manage thousands of digital assets. Digital assets can describe anything from photography, logos, illustrations, animations and audiovisual media to presentations, spreadsheets, word documents, and other digital formats and their associated metadata.
In the past, digital assets were typically managed in-house, hosted on servers or saved across various media. Access could be anything from an organised archive system, to attachments on an email in a random persons’ over full inbox. Hunting for these marketing assets was frustrating, unnecessarily time consuming and sometimes the logo, PDF or image you were looking for had simply disappeared into thin air. Luckily, things have progressed, and the use of digital asset management software or DAM is becoming the norm for most brands and other organisations.
If you’re not following the norm just yet, these 10 benefits of a digital management system might be enough to convince you it is time to make the change.