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James Word

James has over 25-years of experience servicing the content lifecycle needs of advertising agencies, corporate marketing groups, retailers, and the entertainment industry. His depth of implementation experience provides a well-rounded understanding of real-world uses of digital asset management, content management, work management, creative production, and automation. He is a multi-product expert with deep technical knowledge on how to design integrations that drive business value.

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Optimizing Your Technology Ecosystem - 5 Tips For Integrating Your Tech Stack

By: James Word
May 21st, 2020

There’s little doubt that technology exists to make our lives easier. But in today’s environment there is also a level of complexity that exists when multiple technologies are used within an organization. A case in point is your creative or marketing departments; you’ll most likely use a number of systems, anywhere from three to 10, to help your teams deliver on client campaigns. Everything from digital asset management and usage rights management, to project management, distribution and campaign management and tracking.

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Is A SaaS Solution Right For My Marketing Department? The Pros and Cons of SaaS-based Digital Asset Management

By: James Word
December 12th, 2019

For the past decade, we have seen cloud and SaaS-based technologies gain wide acceptance as viable enterprise solutions. The solution offerings are far and wide and can touch every department in an organization. With the explosion in digital content happening in parallel, marketing and creative operations managers have certainly seen a host of these solutions that help organize the vast amount of data they have to manage. Digital Asset Management (DAM) solutions have emerged as the most effective way to manage this information, and we have watched these solutions become a core technology utilized by organizations large and small. Like all other business applications, Digital Asset Management (DAM) technologies have evolved to provide both on-premise and SaaS-based offerings. Each solution has a place, and we are going to take a look at the Pros & Cons to help you determine which is right for your organization.

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How Semantic Databases Are The Future Of Digital Asset Management

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Visual Touchscreen Collaboration With Bluescape Shines At Adobe Max 2019

By: James Word
November 19th, 2019

Creativity for All. That was the positioning statement for this years’ Adobe Max in Los Angeles. The evolution of creativity and technologies that come out of that were on display everywhere and it was an action-packed nonstop tour for three days. The vibe was great, and the passion was contagious.

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What Are Digital Asset Management Systems?

By: James Word
April 17th, 2019

Digital transformations are sweeping across businesses of all sizes and industries, as companies adopt the latest technological advances in order to outperform their rivals and better serve their customers. According to market intelligence firm IDC, by 2022 enterprises will spend $2 billion every year in the attempt to digitally transform their organizations.

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4 Digital Asset Management Predictions for 2019

By: James Word
February 26th, 2019

The use of tools for digital asset management (DAM) has grown rapidly in the past decade. 62 percent of businesses now use a DAM solution, and research firm MarketsandMarkets projects that the DAM industry will be worth $5.7 billion by 2022. Being able to easily search through thousands or millions of digital assets is a game changer for many organizations, but that's only the first wave of how organizations use DAMs. As the field of digital asset management becomes more mature, users are looking for advanced features and ways to differentiate between hundreds of DAM offerings.

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5 Top Tips For Integrating Your Marketing Technology Stack

By: James Word
January 18th, 2019

There’s little doubt that technology exists to make our lives easier. But in today’s environment there is also a level of complexity that exists when multiple technologies are used within an organization. A case in point is your marketing agency; you’ll most likely use a number of systems, anywhere from three to 10, to help your teams deliver on client campaigns. Everything from digital asset management and usage rights management, to distribution and campaign management and tracking.

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