2018 was a transformative year for MyMediabox. We challenged ourselves, got out of our comfort zone, and gained a lot of experience along the way. Some of the changes we experienced were planned, like the re-envisioned version of Mediabox-DAM, and some were not, but every change revealed our strengths and pushed us to grow. Here’s a look back at what stands out most for us from 2018.
In 2018, MyMediabox expanded on multiple fronts. We entered into new partnerships with some of the industry’s leading Licensors and Agencies, who in total launched 38 new Mediabox sites during the year. 16 of those were Mediabox-PA sites, 10 were Mediabox-DAM sites, and the remaining 12 were Mediabox-RM sites. Each of these new partnerships will grow our crowdsourcing capabilities, as we seek out and rely heavily upon the feedback from our partners to guide the development roadmap of new features to come.
MyMediabox grew internally, too. We welcomed two new Quality Assurance Coordinators to the Cincinnati office. Scott Fiasco and Braylon Boling round out the team responsible for testing new features and conducting regression testing. To the Atlanta team, we carved out an Account Manager position so that Leady Bjerregaard could step into her new role as client advocate.
During the summer, we also relocated our headquarters here in Atlanta, GA. We now come to work in a modern, open-concept workspace that is in line with our corporate culture and allows our team to collaborate in creative new ways.
A brand new version of Mediabox-DAM was rolled out in 2018, greatly expanding the platform’s functionality and heightening its performance. The feedback has been fantastic, especially around the new branding capabilities. Mediabox-DAM allows admins to get creative and use newly added tools to customize the color scheme and visual impact of the entire user interface, based on each custom branding style.
MyMediabox launched the first Licensee Training Webinar last May. The webinars were an instant success, and a total of 599 people attended a session in 2018.
Did you know? The total number of Licensees worldwide who have used Mediabox-PA is in the tens of thousands! It’s very common to learn that the Licensee end users of a newly launched Mediabox site won’t need training, because they’re already familiar with the platform. That said, there are many Licensee users today who are logging in for the first time or who have never had formal training. This training webinar series was developed for them.
The Licensee Training Webinar is a 45-minute-long tutorial that walks participants through the approvals process, discussing critical pathway functionality and advanced tools, as well as exploring the nuances users will find when logged into Mediabox-PA sites that are integrated with Mediabox-RM. The webinar is available Live and On-Demand.
Trade shows continue to be exciting events for the MyMediabox team because it gives us the important opportunity to sit face-to-face with our partners, discuss their positive experiences, and define their pain points. For us, building strong relationships with our partners is critical in understanding their needs and working together to solve their challenges. In 2018, Mediabox exhibited at Licensing International Expo in Las Vegas and Brand Licensing Europe in London and attended MIPCOM and MIPTV.
As we move forward in 2019, we’ll continue to improve our products and services. Our partnership with you is vital in helping us understand where to focus those improvements. We may ask you to participate in a survey for formal feedback, but we welcome your unsolicited suggestions any time. Simply send an email outlining your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance!