Picture this. It's crunch time. You're in a race against time to locate an essential branded asset – a file, a video, or finalized campaign imagery – yet it's lost in the sea of files, folders, and disconnected systems. Sound familiar? You're not alone.
A startling statistic from a recent survey reveals over half of brand executives and creatives have resorted to using Google to find their own brand's logo. This is not just a predicament; it's a crisis that's affecting your bottom line, brand fidelity, and stakeholder trust.
For marketing leaders and executives managing a brand that commands an ARR of $500m+ and has a global footprint, your teams need to be empowered to act quickly and efficiently. But what if we told you there's a simple way to solve this problem?
Enter Sitecore Content Hub DAM — your command center for asset management, governance, and delivery.
Successful enterprise marketers are statistically more likely to have content management software integrated.
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The cost of inaction
From complications around managing digital assets, to operational bottlenecks, storage costs, and near-miss legal complications due to outdated or unauthorized assets, inaction on digital asset management is both costly and can potentially damage your brand.
Common asset management woes
Marketers struggle to maintain brand consistency
Inconsistency across various channels results in a diluted brand message. Furthermore, 63% of consumers grow annoyed with inconsistent brand experiences across platforms.
Hours per day are spent locating files
An average of $8,200 per employee per year is spent on asset management activities - searches alone account for a full third of that time.
Companies have suffered reputational damage due to non-compliance issues
Unregulated use of assets can cost businesses up to $4 million due to a single compliance event.
Marketing budgets spent on asset storage and management
Redundant assets and unoptimized files inflate annual storage costs by up to 30%.
Your brand is not merely a logo or a tagline; it's an intricate tapestry woven from multiple disciplines, regions, and even time zones. From Manhattan to Mumbai, marketers are the custodians of this brand equity. To safeguard your brand, you need the right digital asset management system.
Benefits of DAM for marketers
With the right digital asset management solution in place, marketers can expect far-reaching improvements.
More strategic control: DAM ensures content accuracy and compliance by providing a central repository for all marketing assets. With standardized brand guidelines and approved content at your fingertips, global marketers can effortlessly maintain brand consistency across markets, ensuring a unified brand image and messaging worldwide.
Improved collaboration: DAM enables global teams and agencies to collaborate seamlessly in real-time, breaking down geographical and organizational barriers. This streamlined collaboration accelerates content creation and production flows, allowing teams to work together efficiently and meet tight deadlines.
Turbo-charged performance: DAM transforms and accelerates performance through automation of repetitive, time-consuming tasks. Additionally, by analyzing asset usage, engagement metrics, and conversion rates, global marketers can make data-driven decisions, optimize marketing strategies, and transform campaign performance.
Enhanced optimization: DAM streamlines processes for marketing technologists by optimizing asset storage, search, and distribution. With metadata tagging and version control, technologists can efficiently organize and manage assets, reducing storage costs and search time, and ensuring up-to-date content availability.
Improved agility: Sitecore Content Hub DAM's seamless integration with various marketing technology platforms enhances the overall tech stack agility. Marketing technologists can easily integrate DAM with CRM, CMS, PIM, and other marketing tools, ensuring smooth data exchange and enhancing workflow efficiency.
Simplified governance: DAM improves content governance by centralizing asset access and permissions. This helps to make sure teams are using assets that are globally approved and meet regulatory requirements. Additionally, automated processes in DAM minimize manual errors, enhancing overall system reliability.
Elevated customer experience: DAM plays a pivotal role in elevating the customer experience through consistent and personalized content delivery. By ensuring brand consistency across all touchpoints, CMOs can enhance brand equity and foster stronger connections with customers, leading to increased loyalty and advocacy.
Boosted ROI: DAM insights provide CMOs with valuable data on asset performance and campaign effectiveness. Armed with data-driven analytics, CMOs can allocate marketing resources more efficiently, optimize campaigns, and drive higher ROI on marketing investments.
Accelerated growth: DAM empowers CMOs to capitalize on omnichannel selling opportunities by delivering consistent and engaging content to any customer touchpoint. Across every channel, optimized content performance, higher conversion rates, and increased revenue all lead to one thing: growth.
A new era of digital asset management
In an era where brand equity holds immeasurable power, every pixel, every piece of content, and every digital touchpoint matters. The market is changing at the speed of light; are your digital assets keeping up?
Sitecore Content Hub DAM not only simplifies brand management, but accelerates it, propelling you ahead of the curve. Picture an ecosystem where brand compliance, asset optimization, cross-functional visibility, and content ROI are not mere buzzwords but your daily reality. With Sitecore's advanced security features, integration capabilities, and collaboration tools, we're not just a DAM solution. We're your partner in forging a legacy of brand brilliance and operational excellence.
The transformative effects of Sitecore Content Hub DAM
Velocity unleashed, creativity supercharged
When you choose Sitecore, you're not just opting for a DAM solution — you're ushering in a new era of seamless brand management and unparalleled efficiency with a solution designed for the complexity of global brand management.
Arushi Khosla is a Product Marketer at Sitecore, focused on the Content Cloud universe. Connect with her on LinkedIn.