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The DAMMY Awards – The Only Award of its Kind in the Industry

The DAMMY Awards are the only awards of its kind in the industry specifically recognize excellence in the digital asset management space. On September 28, 2012 at the New Yorker Hotel, the third annual DAMMY Awards will take place. The DAMMY Awards have become the standard for excellence in the industry and are sought after by a wide variety of companies and individuals who work with asset management solutions. This year, Createasphere received 44 submissions that cover five of the different categories. This is the highest number of submissions ever received, which only proves that to receive one of these awards is a prestigous honor.

The DAMMY Award winners are chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of judges who review the entries and deliberate who is the best of the best in the respective category. The submissions process is a rare, non-marketing opportunity for entrants to articulate their solution and contribution to the space.

The five categories and the nominees include :
Best Storage, Archive, and/or Preservation Solution

Recognizing the most innovative solution for storage, archive, and/or preservation, which could include software, hardware, a specific project, or services. The winner’s solution will demonstrate the most user-friendly option(s), revolutionary design, and maximum return on investment. This must be presented in the form of a case study and include the components of the challenge/problem, solution, examples and results.

And the nominees are:

  • TOLIS Group, Inc.
  • Amplidata
  • Avid Technology
  • Sportsman Channel
  • Harris Broadcast Communications
  • Yale University – Digital Infrastructure
  • Crossroads Systems
  • Tunespring
  • McDonald’s Corporation

Best Strategy or Solution for Digital & Media Asset Management during the Acquisition of Content

Recognizing streamlined and innovative workflow at the content acquisition or creation stage. The winner’s solution must demonstrate core understanding of digital and media asset management through development of strategic processes and implementation of software or hardware. Submissions can include content providers, software, hardware, or consultants. This must be presented in the form of a case study and include the components of the challenge/problem, solution, examples and results.

And the nominees are:

  • MediaMine
  • Sportsman Channel
  • Database Publishing Consultants, Inc. (DPCI)
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Net-a-Porter
  • Tag Worldwide
  • Tunespring

Best Example of Asset & Media Repurposing

Recognizing a company, organization or technology that has demonstrated profitability with multi-use of assets & media to increase or create an additional revenue stream or product. This must be presented in the form of a case study and include the components of the challenge/problem, solution, examples and results.
And the nominees are:

  • MediaMine
  • Extensis, featuring customer In Transit Images
  • Tone Visuals, Inc.
  • Sportsman Channel
  • BrandWizard
  • GA Communications
  • Travel Alberta
  • Tag Worldwide

Best Strategy Ease of Use for End-User Interface
Recognizing a company, organization or technology that has created ease of use for end users in a DAM System interface reflecting an intuitive user experience. This must be presented in the form of a case study and include the components of the challenge/problem, solution, examples and results.
And the nominees are:

  • Tone Visuals, Inc.
  • Sportsman Channel
  • Catalina Marketing
  • BrandWizard
  • Industrial Color
  • Sesame Workshop
  • McDonald’s Corporation
  • TuneSpring
  • Conde Nast
  • DSM

DAMMY of the Year
Recognizes an outstanding individual that has positively impacted the success & growth of the digital asset industry and community. A well-known and respected individual that exemplifies forward thinking, leadership, and innovation, and has made global contributions to the standards and best practices for management of digital and media assets.
And the nominees are:

  • Eric Rennagel, Conecture Technologies, LLC
  • Barry Snyder, MediaMine
  • Joseph Bachana, DPCI
  • Robin Rusch, BrandWizard
  • Steve Cronan, 5th Kind
  • North Plains Office of the CTO (Steve Sauder, Scott Seebass, Mohan Taylor), North Plains Systems
  • Robert W. Noll, NOLLTEC D5 Group
  • Lanita Haag, Widen Enterprises
  • Henrik de Gyor, Another DAM Blog & Another DAM Podcast
  • Jason Wehling, NetXposure

Past winners across the categories have included ADAM Software;
Hallmark Cards;
UPS: 5th Kind;
Showtime Networks; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. DAMMY of the year winners have included Jason Bright of Media Beacon and
Thomas Schleu of Canto Software.

Stay tuned to see who wins this year’s awards at the DAMMY Awards ceremony! http://provideocoalitionexpo.com/En/dammys.html


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