For the past five years, OMRF used Extensis Portfolio to manage their archives and digital asset library. Although the system was working, it was slowing the team down, not helping them work faster or more efficiently as they grew. Jenny knew that OMRF needed a fast, cloud-based DAM system that could help the public affairs team ramp up their media relations efforts quickly.
OMRF chose Canto because its cloud-based platform enabled collaboration, and it was the best DAM solution that met the organization’s needs at a nonprofit-friendly price point.
In Jenny’s words, “Digital asset management should be as easy as making a Facebook album,” and Canto’s intuitive, user-friendly interface makes that a reality. Jenny estimates that she is able to train new users in just 30 minutes. By flattening the user group and eliminating bottlenecks for accessing assets, Jenny has democratized DAM for her team.
The public affairs team was able to transform their media outreach workflow by using Canto portals and collections. When Jenny started at OMRF, the team would distribute assets to media via email attachments; within two weeks on the job, she had blown out her email storage. Today, she can simply direct media partners to a Canto portal or pull together an ad hoc Canto collection, where they can find and download the assets they need on-demand.
Canto’s recent facial recognition rollout has also aided the team by automatically tagging known individuals throughout OMRF’s historical archives. Combined with Canto’s layered search and filter capabilities, this makes it easy for the team to find photos of certain people from a specific time period – a common ask that will no doubt increase leading up to the nonprofit’s 75th anniversary. (Jenny is also happy to point out a side bonus: “We kill on Throwback Thursday.”)