Esko introduces new, integrated Platform for Brands
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Press release from the issuing company
Esko and MediaBeacon integrate software to develop marketing and packaging assets faster and manage marketing campaigns more efficiently.
Ghent, Belgium – Esko and MediaBeacon are releasing a fully integrated packaging and marketing process and digital asset management solution. It enables brands and marketers to deliver consistent content across digital, social and packaging consumer touchpoints.
The new platform helps brand owners streamline complex creation, approval and deployment processes across multiple teams and locations.
Esko acquired MediaBeacon two years ago, with the intention of developing this new solution for industries such as CPG and Life Sciences, Retail & Apparel, Media & Entertainment, Public Sector and Financial Services. The platform’s unique strength is the integration of a superior asset management system with a powerful project and workflow management system, complete with support for packaging, which is exceptional in the market.
Content consistency: a clear yet unmet need
A recent Forrester report revealed the growing importance of consistent content: “To drive positive brand experiences, brand owners need to simplify their complicated content processes, while boosting transparency and reliability across teams. Brands today want to be able to drive consistent omnichannel content for all digital and physical touchpoints.”
Unique abilities combined
Esko and MediaBeacon have decades of combined experience with packaging management and digital asset management. This deep understanding is tangible in a platform that tackles the following challenges:
“We’ve built this solution very strategically, driven by customer conversations we’ve had over the past few years, and we’re pleased to be deploying and integrating it within a global brand now,” said Udo Panenka, President of Esko. “The acquisition of MediaBeacon has enabled us to create this truly unique platform: it combines the creation of brand assets, including packaging, with the management and actual publication to all distribution channels.”
The new platform is available on a worldwide basis from May 2017 onwards. It can be purchased modularly, deployed on-premise or hosted, and integrated with all popular ERP, MIS, PIM and PLM systems.
Esko sales channels will handle the platform commercialization for CPG and Life Sciences companies; MediaBeacon will focus on the Retail & Apparel, Media & Entertainment, Public Sector and Financial Services industries. A network of integration partners will support the company in the platform deployment with customers.
Esko and MediaBeacon will be showcasing the new platform at:
MediaBeacon: New Integrated Platform to deliver consistent brand experience across all digital, social and physical consumer touchpoints
The newly released platform offers a fully integrated marketing program, process and asset management solution that transforms Digital Asset Management into Marketing Asset Management (MAM), centralizing content and streamlining the creative workflow.
Addressing major marketing challenges
Today’s digitized and globalized world gives marketers in industries such as Retail & Apparel, Media & Entertainment, Public Sector, and Financial Services huge challenges when it comes to consistent omnichannel delivery in a merging digital and physical environment.
They need to reduce complexity, streamline content development and deploy assets across regions and time zones whilst ensuring brand consistency across all channels.
The new platform is a powerful solution that helps brands accomplish the following:
Enabling omnichannel communication
“Omnichannel planning, communication, and execution – which is really the only type of communication you should put in place today for your brand – requires near real-time adaptation and publication of content, and its reuse across both digital and physical channels,” said Joshua Foster, MediaBeacon General Manager. “We see this integration as a market evolution, moving from Digital Asset Management (DAM) to Marketing Asset Management (MAM), driven by brands taking back control over the customer relationship. It is exciting to be able to offer a combined Esko and MediaBeacon solution to facilitate this evolution.”
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