The DAM Guru Program blog contains educational digital asset management articles and links, program information, and calls for Gurus.

Organizers For Three Information Professionals Meetups Urgently Required

Posted by on Aug 1, 2018 in DAM Events | 0 comments

My DAM Guru colleague, Carol Thomas-Knipes, has recently let me know about the imminent closure of three Information Professionals meetup groups in Alberta, Space Coast and Palm Beaches due to the lack of an organizer.  They are as follows: Information Professionals of Alberta Meetup Information Professionals of the Space Coast Meetup Information Professionals of the Palm Beaches Meetup If any DAM Guru members (or those with an interest in this subject) are interested in taking over (or working with a group to share) leadership as...

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Reflections On The 2018 Digital Asset Symposium

Posted by on Jul 16, 2018 in DAM Events | 0 comments

This article was contributed by DAM Guru member, Jeffrey Marino.   Digital Asset Symposium DAS: New York Hosted by The Association of Moving Image Archivists June 6, 2018 Museum of Modern Art New York, NY “Who lives, who dies? Who tells the story?” sums up how history gets written – by the survivor. Last month in NYC we did not get to see the musical Hamilton (that’s a line from the show), but we did get to the Digital Asset Symposium for a lineup of thought-provoking presentations by media asset management leaders from...

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DAM Guru Exhibiting At Henry Stewart DAM NY 2018, May 3-4

Posted by on Mar 26, 2018 in DAM Events, Featured News | 0 comments

DAM Guru are an official partner of Henry Stewart NY 2018 and we will also be exhibiting at the event on May 3-4.  This is the first time we have participated in this conference (although a number of our members have been regular attendees for many years). The New York conference is billed as ‘the largest single event dedicated to DAM’ by Henry Stewart and based on feedback about the event from my DAM Guru colleague, Carol Thomas (and other) that seems like a fair description.  Here are the edited highlights: 600+ attendees. 80...

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Guru Voices: DGP Member Insights from the IEN Digital Asset (DAM) & Content Leadership Exchange

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in DAM Education, DAM Events | 2 comments

Change is happening whether we are ready for it or not. That was one of the major sentiments of The Digital Assets & Content Leadership Exchange presented by Insight Exchange Network in January 2018 in New York. (The keynote from Dieter Reichert, from Censhare deserves its own blog post!) Though this conference is a new player in the Digital Asset Management conference space, this gathering of DAM and Content professionals provided deep dive discussions on a wide range of DAM/CM-related topics, and tips on navigating change. We have...

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DAM Guru Program Director Change

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018 in Featured News, Program Info | 0 comments

DAM Guru Program Appoints Ralph Windsor As New Director London / Aarau, January 23, 2018.  Ralph Windsor, editor of DAM News and Project Director of Digital Asset Management consultants, Daydream is to become the new Director of DAM Guru Program (DGP). DGP is a community DAM education and human resources matching service first established in 2013 by DAM Survival Guide author, David Diamond and sponsored by DAM vendor, Picturepark.  DGP has over 1,100 members and is open to digital asset managers, vendors and consultants from across the DAM...

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An Open Letter about DAM Guru Program

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018 in Featured News, Program Info | 0 comments

Dear DAM Guru Program members, In early 2013 David Diamond texted me from San Francisco. A U.S. competitor had just released its affiliate program. We had been preparing our own such program over the last weeks for launch the next day. Now, that competitor was grabbing the market’s attention ahead of us. Of course, David was super-furious. He swore to me the same night that he would come up with a completely different and far more innovative program. When I woke up a few hours later, I found an expose of the DAM Guru Program in my mailbox....

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See the Forest: 6 Tips for Digital Asset Management (DAM) Sustainability

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in DAM Education | 0 comments

As technologists, especially in digital asset management (DAM), we often work in feature-rich systems. One system can do a lot and be utilized for multiple purposes. That flexibility and the capability to be a content hub is one of the reasons DAMs have become desired systems in the enterprise. When implementing digital asset management solutions, we gather requirements, assess our focus technologies, align requirements to capabilities, then go to our tech to build. But, we are in a unique position to take a step back from just...

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Guru Talk: Kathleen Cameron – Nest

Posted by on Jan 15, 2018 in DGP Member Interviews | 0 comments

Kathleen Cameron’s digital asset management experience over the years has shown her that DAM is about the ease in discovering content. If done correctly, users no longer need to be reliant on knowing someone else’s folder structure.

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Guru Talk: Keith McKeon – Hogarth Worldwide

Posted by on Jan 8, 2018 in DGP Member Interviews | 0 comments

Keith McKeon is a Digital Asset Manager who understands that chasing features, without having a clear vision for the goal of a company’s DAM system, will lead to frustration and failure.

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New Digital Asset Management (DAM) Conference Arrives in New York

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in DAM Education, Featured News | 0 comments

A new digital asset management (DAM) conference is on the horizon in 2018. Organizer ‘Insight Exchange Network’ is presenting their Digital Assets & Content Leadership Exchange in New York on January 22-24, 2018. It looks to be a conference focused on educational insights from many in the DAM and Content industry.  The three days span a variety of industries, speaking about innovation, efficiencies, strategies, and evolution in the industry. A brief description from IEN website: As content velocity increases and the volume of...

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