Tom Affinito, VP Product Marketing @ Kenshoo
Last week we provided an overview of our latest marketing capability, the Kenshoo Creative Manager.
This week we begin to explore the different design points that went into its development, and how you can benefit from improved workflows to get your media-rich advertising deployed faster than ever.
The Heartbreak of Creative Bottlenecks
Rapidly increasing needs for fresh creative have crept up on many marketing organizations. Product imagery for inventory feeds, audience-specific creative updates, refreshed media for social messaging, promotional imagery deployed for retargeting…NEVER in the history of advertising has SO MUCH creative content been deployed at scale, across an increasing number of destinations, for impressions delivered across our diverse devices and ad formats.
And like our aging roadways and bridges, this increase in creative traffic is exposing marketing infrastructure that has failed, is under strain, or may even be non-existent. Our current team communications and asset sharing protocols are bending under the weight of new demands and higher frequencies…especially with the IIRY processes we use to access and traffic new assets.
The Pain of Is-It-Ready-Yet
When we reviewed marketing processes with our clients, we saw a well-established Is-It-Ready-Yet (IIRY) pipeline between the creative and marketing teams for accessing new media assets:
We wanted to eliminate the IIRY flow and help our marketing teams increase agility, work faster, and develop more common insight into the messaging impact of their advertising. And we realized that the silos between the creative and marketing teams were a root problem, slowing down the asset and information flow.
The Creative Team Asset Advantage
Work products of the creative team have been organized for some time with the adoption of Digital Asset Management systems (DAMs). These media-tuned databases ease data sharing, simplify versioning, and create a shared view for the creatives to work from.
If only marketers had a similar technology that they could use to build a shared view across their team and to manage the creative storage….
But marketers never had DAMs of their own…until Kenshoo’s Creative Manager.
DAMed If You Do…And That’s a Good Thing
By providing a DAM to marketing teams, their IIRY processes disappear, replaced instead with They See It (TSI) experiences:
But Creative Library is Just the Start…
Next week we’ll explore another key component for speeding up ad trafficking workflows…we’ll super-charge the Creative Library with our Smart Template overview!
To learn more about Creative Manager, click here or contact your Kenshoo account rep.