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Third Annual DAMMY Award Winners Unveiled

Awards Honor Excellence in Digital Asset Management

By DAM News Staff | October 01, 2012


5th Kind's Steve Cronan (left) accepts the Dammy of the year from Canto's Thomas Schleu.

Createasphere's Digital Asset Management Conference bestowed their DAMMY Awards this afternoon, the first honors specifically conceived to recognize excellence in innovative digital asset management technology. The DAMMYs returned to New York and the New Yorker Hotel for the third year, and DAMMYs were presented during a gala luncheon ceremony. Entries for the awards this year significantly exceeded those of previous years, with nominations for entertainment, education, and governmental entities competing in five categories, including the coveted DAMMY of the YEAR. The DAMMYs were held during Createasphere's Digital Asset Management conference taking place in Manhattan this week.

Winners of 2012 DAMMY Award are:

Best Storage, Archive and/or Preservation Solution

  • Yale University - Digital Infrastructure

Best Example of Asset & Media Repurposing
  • Tag Worldwide

Best Strategy or Solution for Digital & Media Asset Management During the Acquisition of Content
  • MediaMine, LLC.

Best Strategy Ease of Use for End-User Interface
  • Sesame Workshop

DAMMY of the Year
  • Stephen Cronan - 5th Kind

Last Year's DAMMY of the Year winner, Thomas Schleu of Canto, presented the DAMMY of the Year to Steve Cronan.

Judges who are recognized professionals in Digital Asset Management select nominees and winners of the DAMMY. This year's judges included Fran Alexander, BBC Information and Archives; Lisa McIntyre, GSD&M; and David Riecks,

The DAMMYs are made possible with support by Harris ( and Seven Dials Media (

The DAMMY Awards were launched in 2010 with a three-part goal: to raise awareness of the rapidly evolving, increasingly crucial role of digital asset management (DAM); to promote creative and technical excellence in the field; and to recognize the achievement in the DAM space. For further information about the DAMMY Awards, the Digital Asset Management Conference, or Createasphere, visit
Award for Best Example of Asset & Media Repurposing: Left to right: Createasphere's Mary Yurkovic, winning company TAG Worldwide's Dave Porter, presenter Dianne Kennedy from IDEAlliance.

About Createasphere

Createasphere is the premier business development partner for technology enabled entertainment, marketing, and communications organizations. We advance careers and technologies by connecting world-class professionals globally online and in person.

Createasphere was founded in 2001, and over the past decade has grown into a global company that in 2011 produced seventeen events over three continents as well as five websites. Createasphere became part of Diversified Business Communications in 2008, and now drives their entertainment, media, technology strategies and properties division. Currently, Createasphere produces the Entertainment Technology Expos in Los Angeles; the Digital Asset Management Conference in New York, Los Angeles, and Europe; The DAMMY Awards in New York; the Executive Marketplaces for Houses of Worship in Los Angeles and Chicago; Post Production Master Classes in New York and Los Angeles, the Digital Process Workflow Lab and the online news and content portals, and

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