Keeping all your digital assets well organized in a single repository requires an effective way to find what you need when you need it. Otherwise, each and every task that your team performs on those assets would take up valuable search time, causing frustration and duplication of effort.
As a leading e-commerce platform, Magento offers numerous essential features. Additionally, you can leverage its extensions, such as those for dedicated payments and advanced media management, for other purposes. Cloudinary, long a popular Magento extension, just released a new version with the following powerful features:
Automating the organization of your website’s media assets (images and videos) saves time and money, boosting the usefulness and lengthening the life span of those assets. Cloudinary’s artificial intelligence (AI) driven automatic tagging, transcription, and moderation capabilities ably and efficiently handle that automation for you—at scale.
The explosion of rich media and the importance of that media to customer engagement is undeniable. Businesses that take advantage of this trend and try to solve some of the typical asset management pain points often end up using multiple point solutions. While these solutions might solve some problems in the short term, they ultimately lead to content and functional silos, inefficient workflows, and scale limitations.
If you are in a marketing or creative team at a large organization, you understand how complicated cross-team collaboration can be. Managing the entire workflow from creation until a developer delivers a new asset in your website or app (in its many variations for all devices, screen sizes, browsers, resolutions...) can be mind boggling.
eBay-owned StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace for over 10 million sports, music, and theater events in 40-plus countries, serves buyers and sellers, desktop or mobile, with an image- and video-rich app that features interactive seat mapping, 360-degree seating views, and price and best-value recommendations. After acquiring Ticketbis in 2016 and subsequently expanding to over 40 additional markets, StubHub streamlined and automated image management with Cloudinary, netting significant time and cost savings while displaying first-rate images in over 30 viewports across devices.
In today’s digital age, brands rely heavily on rich media to tell stories, foster engagement, and make emotional connections that drive results. Marketers use videos and images, tuned to customers’ interests, to create dynamic visual experiences. Digital campaigns about trips to Florida, for instance, have separate plot lines, depending on audiences’ passions for golf, deep sea fishing, or kid-friendly versus romantic getaways. Marketers expect to detect preferences, produce personalized experiences highlighting different desires, and turn digital prospects into vacationing customers. The ultimate success of a marketing campaign relies on the consistent delivery of these customer experiences, at scale.
The future of marketing depends on dynamic visual experiences. Marketers must connect with customers across multiple channels – the web, mobile, kiosks, email, search, and social as well as print and real time events. They must build brand awareness in increasingly noisy (and competitive) marketplaces. To rise above the noise, marketers must become well-versed in all things rich media -- using images, short and long form videos, and interactive contents in new ways to raise awareness, deliver powerful experiences, and boost engagement.
Consumers today expect media-rich experiences. No longer a novelty, it’s second nature to swipe through multiple photos on mobile apps, zoom in on product images for a closer look, visualize online travel reviews, socialize cool video clips while browsing, and encounter brand messages when walking into brick-and-mortar stores. These experiences weave together visual cues and clues with relevant content to create meaning and more authentic connections for customers.