New Name, New Look

We have been hard at work to make sure the new Brand Sprokit is the best possible tool available for template management. On Thursday September 18, we make marketing even easier.  When you login you will immediately take notice of the new name, the sleek new logo and wordmark. You will be seeing a lot of this gear. On Thursday, we will be launching a new website for Brand Sprokit, be sure to take a look around. We are also launching our new social media sites on Google+, Facebook, and Twitter. Here you will be able to find more information and network with other users. Be sure to connect with us on both these pages. Here is a quick peek of what you will see when you login on Thursday. Note the new navigation along the top right. In addition, we have created a more streamlined navigation approach intended to get you to where you want faster. The new Dashboard. The […]

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Changelog 2.2

Users have asked, and we have responded with Brand Sprokit 2.2. This new release comes with several improvements and the addition of email alerts. Users will be alerted when: a project is submitted for approval a project has been approved an asset is submitted for approval and categorization an asset has been approved and categorized an admin user adds them to Brand Sprokit a project deadline is approaching More improvements and user prompted upgrades are underway.

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Changelog 2.1

In response to user’s input, we have released Brand Sprokit 2.1 (Brand Sprokit Enterprise) that offers better brand management capabilities than ever before! In the past, there were two types of users – Admin Users and End Users. Brand Sprokit 2.1 now includes several new user categories: Super Admins, Super Editors, Group Managers, Group Editors, and End Users. The new Group Manager and Group Editor categories will provide you with intermediary levels of account control so that the central marketing unit can delegate some of the developmental work to department-based staff.With the new user categories, units and divisions that support their own marketing teams can create and approve their own unit-specific templates and can upload their own branding assets with top-level oversight from the central team. All within the same Brand Sprokit account. Now that the 2.1 has been released, it is a good time to review your users and determine if they are appropriately assigned the correct user […]

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Changelog 2.0

Brand Sprokit v2.0 with highly requested new features! Here are the new features that you, the user, have requested to make Brand Sprokit 2.0 more effective than ever: New grid lines in the Template and Project editor pages to help graphic designers and end-users with text and image placement. Click on the “Show Gridlines” toggle button at the top of the Template and Project editor pages to turn on or off the gridlines. All gridlines as well as fold and bleed marks have been removed from all PDF output files. Users no longer have to hide bleed and fold marks from the layered PDF output file. User-friendly tool for photo cropping in the Template editor pages. To make sure you’re using the most up-to-date version, right click your mouse while on the Brand Sprokit page, and choose “Reload.” That’s all there is to it! When the title bar at the upper left reads, “Brand Sprokit 2.0” you’re done! […]

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Changelog 1.8

Brand Sprokit v1.8 is here with expanded functionality! The new features make Brand Sprokit 1.8 more effective than ever: New layouts for Advertising formats and Rack Cards – 67 different layouts in all Insert your institutional logo to customize the Brand Sprokit dashboard Enhanced email function allows you to respond from personal email accounts Users can “see” only those layouts for which there are approved templates To make sure you’re using the most up-to-date version, right click your mouse while on the Brand Sprokit page, and choose “Reload.” That’s all there is to it! When the title bar at the upper left reads, “Brand Sprokit 1.8” you’re done! Talk to us: If you have ideas to make Brand Sprokit easier and more effective, we’re anxious to hear them. And remember that we provide free training for administrators (designers) and departmental users to make sure everyone knows how to take full advantage of all Brand Sprokit features. Thank you for choosing Brand […]

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Changelog 1.7

Brand Sprokit v1.7 is released and includes great new user upgrades! To make sure you’re using the most up-to-date software, right click your mouse while on the Brand Sprokit page, and choose “Reload.” When the title bar at the upper left reads, “Brand Sprokit 1.7” you’re good to go! (You can also manually clear your computer’s cache. See instructions below.) The features in v1.7 improve capabilities and the end-user experience: New sizes have been added to the available template layouts Admin and End User Help Menus are now directly linked to Brand Sprokit. Click on the question mark icon at upper right to access detailed help menus The “Revision” button allows the Administrators to automatically return a Project to the end user for revisions, along with a personal email for detailed instructions The “Fit Image” function makes it easier for end users to place mistake-free, well-cropped photos into image hotspots The Text Editor function alerts end users […]

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Changelog 1.6

The new features make it easy to ensure pinpoint accuracy in template creation and reinforce for departmental users that unapproved PDFs remain DRAFTS until approved by the account administrator. The DRAFT wordmark appears on any PDF that has not yet been approved by the account administrator to ensure that unapproved files remain secure. In Template Editor, you can now move text/image hotspots one pixel at a time using the arrow keys on the keyboard (with “Move Text” button on). Page guide marks are now visible while working in the Template or Project Editor, as well as in PDF files, and can be turned on and off by toggling the “Show Guides” button. Guides include: Black bleed-crop marks (1/8 inch inside all sides of the canvas) Gray text/image-safe guides (1/4 inch inside bleed crop marks) Green page fold marks If you have additional ideas for improving Brand Sprokit, we’re anxious to hear them. And remember that […]

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Changelog 1.5

The exciting new features streamline the template editing process and include: Copy and paste (ctrl + c; ctrl + v) from MSWord into Project text boxes is easier and eliminates unintentional formatting conflicts; Text editor displays current Master Style, Font, Leading, and Color for selected paragraphs within a text box; Leading and text formats can be changed across text blocks simply by highlighting desired text; Assign Groups function allows user to “choose all or none” instead of clicking each group one at a time; Text editor includes “erase formatting” function (eraser icon) to ensure you have cleared residual formatting commands from highlighted text; Many more “behind the scenes” changes to improve performance and usability. We are committed to continuously improving Brand Sprokit to make it an even better and easier experience for administrative designers and departmental users alike! If you have additional ideas for improving Brand Sprokit, we’re anxious to hear them. And remember that […]

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Changelog 1.9

Brand Sprokit v1.9 is here with awesome new features! Here are the new features that make Brand Sprokit 1.9 more effective than ever: Media assets can now be exported individually or in batches to an administrative user’s computer. Users can now toggle media assets to high resolution (for previewing purposes) or low-resolution (for quicker viewing and editing) while working on a Template or a Project. See the top toolbar in the Template Editor and Project Editor for the new Low/High Resolution toggle button. Note that all media assets will appear in their original resolutions when the final PDF is produced. Administrative users can now resize images directly within the Asset Manager. To make sure you’re using the most up-to-date version, right click your mouse while on the Brand Sprokit page, and choose “Reload.” That’s all there is to it! When the title bar at the upper left reads, “Brand Sprokit 1.9” you’re done! Talk to us: If you […]

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