Digital Asset Management Book Giveaway

There is a benefit to reading the transcripts found with Another DAM podcast about Digital Asset Management.

We are giving away one free copy of Tobias Blanke‘s latest book titled:

Digital Asset Ecosystems: Rethinking crowds and clouds

To enter this book giveway, email the podcast host with a one paragraph summary on what this book is about (from the podcast transcript) by no later than August 24, 2014.

A random drawing of the email submissions after this date will award one lucky winner this book. The book will be shipped directly by the author. You could even ask for the book to be autographed and personalized by the author himself, Tobias Blanke.

Be sure to enjoy Another DAM podcast series every week this summer and all of those DAM books.

Good Luck

Fifth Anniversary of NYC DAM Meetup

On July 20, 2009, Chad Beer started the NYC DAM Meetup with Michael Hollitscher.

When they started this Digital Asset Management specific meetup, I still remember how exciting the idea of having regular events about DAM was. And still is.

We would not have to wait an entire year for the few annual conferences to roll in for a couple days to network with the best in the field. It has become very clear that over the years New York City is the DAM Capital of the world. No other area in the world has more DAM professionals and no other city has more people showing up to  DAM specific events than New York City.

In January 2013, the author joined as a Co-Organizer to setup monthly Meetups for the Digital Asset Management community.

We doubled our membership from 300 members back in February 2013 to 600 members in January 2014.

To this day, we are still the world’s largest DAM meetup as seen here: http://digital-asset-management.meetup.com/

How did we do it?

  • Steady topics of interest to the DAM community
  • Great content consisting of panel discussions and speakers
  • Connecting with many like minded professionals willing to speak and share their experiences.
  • Scheduling events after work on weekdays
  • Using a model inclusion, not exclusion. We have rivals sitting next to each other and we are all okay with that. Interested students and job seekers are welcomed just like seasoned professionals.
  • Looking at multiple perspectives across many sectors, not just one.
  • Looking at the real world successes and challenges from the field of DAM. No unicorns and rainbows here.
  • Having a lots of networking opportunities in person.
  • Purposefully maintaining zero budget.
  • Having great organizations to host our events.
  • Maintaining free membership and free attendance to any NYC DAM Meetup. Just RSVP and show up.
  • In May 2013, we got sponsorships to video recording all of our speaking sessions going forward so these could be posted on a YouTube channel for the global DAM community to watch afterward.
  • Oh, I almost forgot… commitment, dedication and hard work. All of the NYC DAM Meetup Organizers do this on their limited spare time as volunteers to benefit their professional community.

You are not alone in the DAM world. It is just a matter of connecting with other professionals.

We will have a NYC DAM meetup scheduled to celebrate our first 5 years this month.

If you are interested in Digital Asset Management, you are always welcome to RSVP and join us in person.

 

2014 Henry Stewart NY DAM Conference on May 1-2

The largest Digital Asset Management Conference is the Henry Stewart DAM Conference  in New York City. In 2014, this DAM Conference will be held on May 1 and May 2.

Your choices of large DAM Conferences are now limited since Createasphere DAM Conferences no longer exist as of December 2013. There are however some vendor specific DAM conferences throughout the year.

Henry Stewart DAM NY is still the longest running and largest DAM Conference available in the DAM market today.

What is going on at DAM NY 2014?

On April 30, there are some pre-event tutorials available including:

During the evening of April 30, 2014, there will be a NYC DAM Meetup for social networking as the pre-conference Henry Stewart 2014 Kickoff. The NYC DAM Meetup is open to anyone who RSVPs with an interest in Digital Asset Management and remains free of charge. 

The DAM NY 2014 conference runs from May 1 through May 2 with a full agenda, up to three tracks and over 60+ speakers (including some new ones).

If you have not been to a DAM Conference before, be prepared to learn by fire hose.

Register for DAM NY 2014

Register for the 2014 Henry Stewart DAM Conference using discount code ADB100 and save $100 off registration.

Are you going?

Digital Asset Management book by Elizabeth Keathley now available

There is a new Digital Asset Management book coming out in late March 2014 written by Elizabeth Keathley.  Elizabeth decided to quit her full-time DAM job and commit herself to writing this book. Shortly afterward, I was asked to be the technical reviewer/editor on this book to review each chapter in draft form.

Working together remotely, we spent a good few months working on this book. The book titled Digital Asset Management: Content Architectures, Project Management, and Creating Order out of Media Chaos is now available for sale online. If you are still clinging to the last remaining bookstores, you may need to special order this book.

If you are interested in Digital Asset Management, check out this book for yourself:

Digital Asset Management: Content Architectures, Project Management, and Creating Order out of Media Chaos

If you read the book or eBook version, leave a review of what you think.

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