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Are you coming to the 2013 Createasphere Digital Asset Management Conference in New York City?

Createasphere is having their annual Digital Asset Management Conference in New York City on October 7 and 8, 2013. There are many new speakers presenting this year.

On October 6, 2013, there is a one-day pre-conference DAM 101 Workshop & Certification.

There is a series of Add-On Seminars:

  • How To Select a DAM System: Best Practices and Pitfalls To Avoid (10/7)
  • Semantics and DAM – You Don’t Know What It Means to Me! (10/7)
  • Metadata Deep Dive (10/8)
  • Jumpstarting Your DAM Implementation with PSV (10/8)

The Conference Program is filled with plenty to listen to, learn from and enrich your knowledge about Digital Asset Management.

Beneficial topics at this year’s conference include:

  • Identify It. Measure It. Monetize It. The Importance of Asset Identification
  • Digital Archives and Content Reuse
  • Brands and Story:  Essential DAM in Transmedia & Cross Platform Content Creation

And this year, I am back to talk about:

  • The People Aspect of DAM: WHO is going to do all this DAM work?

When it comes to the people, process, technology and information aspects of Digital Asset Management, you will hear plenty about the last three. What about those who will actually use the system daily or weekly? What about your users? What about those who will maintain the DAM and know your organization’s workflow inside and out? Does this take additional headcount? Can you simply assign/reassign existing staff to do this? Does this involve temporary or ongoing tasks? Do they really have the time to dedicate to DAM when it was not part of their original job description nor core competency? Do they have what it needed to get the job done? What are your options nowadays? Join us as we address the questions of WHO for your organization. We will address the people part of this equation among those new to DAM, the seasoned DAM practitioners attending for enrichment, DAM experts, HR professionals and technologists.

On October 7, 2013, Createasphere’s Digital Asset Management Conference will have a hosted evening cocktail reception with NYC Digital Asset Managers Meetup Group (RSVP required if you are not attending the conference due to space limitations).

On October 8, 2013, the 4th Annual DAMMY Awards Luncheon will be held to announce and recognize the DAMMY Award winners.

All this will be held at the Westin Grand Central located at:
212 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017

Are you coming to Createasphere’s Digital Asset Management Conference in New York City?


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Who will win the 2013 DAMMY Awards?

Since 2010, Createasphere has been recognizing people and organizations in the field of Digital Asset Management (DAM) with the DAMMY Awards.

Judged by a set of peers, the mission behind the DAMMY Awards is “To create awareness of Digital Asset Management (DAM), promote creative and technical excellence in the field, and recognize the achievement in the DAM space.”

DAMMY Award Categories

There are five specific categories for the DAMMY Awards in 2013:

  • DAMMY of the Year

Outstanding individual who has positively impacted growth/success of the Digital Asset Management (DAM) industry globally: DAMMY of the Year.
There is no charge for this entry. The nomination must include a written (two page) explanation of why this individual should be nominated and give specific examples of where/how they have contributed to the Digital Asset Management community.

  • Best Storage, Archive and/or Preservation Solution

This case study provides an example(s) of innovative hardware/software and/or workflow solution that has led the industry to rethink and/or redesign the domain by creating new solutions. The entry for this case study is $55 (US) and must follow the guidelines for entry.

  • Best Example of Asset and Media Repurposing

In this case study the nomination must be an organization or technology that has profitably demonstrated multi-use of assets to create additional revenue streams. The entry for this case study is $125 (US) and must follow the guidelines for entry.

  • Best Strategy or Solution for Digital and Media Asset Management During the Acquisition of Content

This case study must demonstrate taking DAM or related technology to streamline the acquisition process or pre-production stage (of content/assets). The entry for this case study is $55 (US) and must follow the guidelines for entry.

  • Best Strategy Ease of Use for End-User Interface

This case study must demonstrate the ease of use for an end user in a DAM System interface reflecting an intuitive user experience. The entry for this case study is $125 (US) and must follow the guidelines for entry.

Schedule

  • September 19, 2013 – Extended deadline for application submission
  • September 20, 2013 – Judging begins
  • September 30, 2013 – Judging ends
  • October 4, 2013 – DAMMY of the Year announced
  • October 7, 2013 – Createasphere’s Digital Asset Management Conference NY begins at the Westin New York Grand Central
  • October 8, 2013 – Fourth Annual DAMMY Awards will be held at the Westin New York Grand Central

Past Winners

You can see a list of all the past winners (and nominees) listed here: http://createasphere.com/general/past-dammy-awards-winners

You will note that for the past three years straight, if you are a C-Level executive at a DAM solution provider, you have a very high chance of winning the DAMMY of the Year Award. Will this continue to be the case? Do you have to be a sponsor to be awarded? We will all see the results this year.

Have you been nominated yet?

In full disclosure, the author has been nominated for DAMMY of the Year in 2011 and 2012.

If you are involved in Digital Asset Management, have you applied or been nominated for any of the DAMMY Awards this year?

What are you waiting you for? Time is ticking away.

See guidelines for submissions details.

Who will win the DAMMY Awards this year?


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Second Annual DAMMY Awards

Createasphere has open the Second Annual DAMMY Awards on April 1, 2011 for online submissions until August 1, 2011.

“Createasphere is excited to launch the second annual event that acknowledges achievement and resourcefulness in Digital Asset Management. The DAMMY Awards recognize pioneering individuals and organizations who have created new revenue opportunities, efficient workflows, exceptional storage and archive solutions, and more. An outstanding individual or organization will also be named DAMMY of the Year for positively impacting the success of digital asset management for the good of the global community…”

Nominations are now being accepted for the five categories of DAMMY awards:

  1. DAMMY of the Year
  2. Best Storage, Archive, and or Preservation Solution
  3. Best Strategy or Solution for Digital & Media Asset Management during the Acquisition of Content
  4. Best Example of Asset & Media Repurposing
  5. Best strategy Ease of Use for End-User Interface

(yes, that fifth category is new for 2011)

There are three judges who will evaluate all the submissions for all DAMMY Award categories:

  • Lisa McIntyre
  • David Riecks
  • Donna Slawsky

Each of them have been interviewed on Another DAM podcast in the past.

Congratulations to all the first annual DAMMY Award winners from 2010. One of the winners, UPS was also interviewed on Another DAM podcast.

Best of luck to all submissions for the Second Annual DAMMY Awards. Do not be shy. Get recognized by the DAM community as the professional that you are.

Submit your application for the DAMMY award category which best applies today. Enter your submission today.

The Second Annual DAMMY award will be announced during The DAMMY Awards ceremony in New York City on September 23, 2011.


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What is a DAMMY award?


Based off the idea of DAM Awards, Createasphere is calling all Digital Asset Management Innovators for their first annual DAMMY Awards.

“If you or your organization has broken new ground in managing digital and media assets, it’s time to stand up and be recognized! Createasphere is excited to announce the first annual DAMMY Awards, recognizing innovators who have created new revenue opportunities, efficient workflows, exceptional storage and archive solutions, and more. An outstanding individual or organization will also be named DAMMY of the Year for positively impacting the success of digital asset management for the good of the global community.
But don’t wait for the August 20th entry deadline- submit your project or solution today and be acknowledged for your hard work in front of your community of peers. Winners will be recognized at a special awards ceremony luncheon at the Digital Asset Management Conference and Expo, September 24 in New York.”

The categories include:

Submit all entries and nominations between July 6, 2010 and August 20, 2010

Do you know someone who qualifies for a DAMMY? Well then what are you waiting for?