All of us, at more points than one, must have racked our brains searching for a specific file across different locations in order to complete any form of content upload. And there’s no end to the woes even after the upload is complete, and your file is just one amongst the 100 more! Digital asset libraries have proven to be a boon in such cases, cutting down the complexity of managing accumulated assets and making them easily findable.
The ZMP comes with an asset library, which is a centralized hub for all content and assets that can help you build the most engaging communication for your customers. The asset library also makes it easy to find the right images to use, and to further ensure that they adhere to the design language of your brand.
Navigate to Content > Asset Library from the menu on the left.
Using the Asset Library
Changing the View
The Asset Library can be viewed in 2 forms, and you can switch between them at any point by clicking on the list and grid icons at the top-right:
Click on the Add button at the top-right to reveal a dropdown with two options: Add Assets and Create Folder.
Click on Create Folder to add an asset within it. You can also create subfolders within a folder.
Click on Add Assets to directly add your files to the library.
You can also upload multiple assets at once.
Using Existing Assets
In the grid/list view, click on an asset's action menu (three dots) and select Copy URL from the dropdown.
You can then paste this copied URL into your content creation tool like the ZMP HTML Editor, Adobe Dreamweaver, etc.
In the grid/list view, click on an asset's action menu (three dots) and select Edit Asset from the dropdown.
As the editing window opens, you can make changes to your asset’s description and/or add tags.
There is no need to make any changes to a content source (e.g. email templates) that uses an asset you have edited.
You can tag your assets as per your preference to keep your asset library organized and make it easy to find assets.
Searching and Filtering Assets
You can now search for assets in the new Asset Library. Combine your search with filters to find what you need quickly and easily.
Click on the Search icon at the top right to slide open the Search bar where you can enter the name of an asset you’re looking for, or a tag.
Click on the Filter icon at the top right to slide open the Asset Filters window from the right. Apply the Filters as needed to display the assets of your preference.