Melanie Olsen

Melanie Olsen

Community and Events Manager at Widen

Recent posts by Melanie Olsen:

DAM and marketing conferences we’ll be at in 2017

by Melanie Olsen, February 1, 2017

2017 marks a year of more dedicated one-on-one support from Widen, more Workshops and Widen community events, and a couple new conferences we’ll be attending for the first time.

We know that our community of customers has great stories to tell, and they’re stories that help other DAM practitioners learn and grow. We’ve made it a point to invite our customers to the table anytime we get an opportunity to speak because their stories help others to understand just how powerful technology can lift your process, connect your teams, and save time, sanity, brain power, and money. We’re proud that our customers are joining us throughout the year!

Check out our 2017 lineup. If we’re lucky enough to cross paths in the coming months, I encourage you to join us for dinner or pop over and give us a high-five or a fist bump. We love it! 

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Topics: Events, Widen Summit, Widen Workshops

Widen Workshop LA rounds out 2016

by Melanie Olsen, January 9, 2017

In 2016, we hosted three Widen Workshops: New York City in May, Chicago in July, and we finished the lineup by heading west to Los Angeles in November. During the Workshops, Widen admins spent the day sharing ideas and learning from each other, planning for future site optimization, and taking the next steps with their Widen Collective site. While we were in LA, we of course ate some great local food (street tacos, anyone?) and made sure to hold the Workshop in a big, open, and appropriately arty workspace right off Hollywood Boulevard in the heart of “show biz” (it was in the back room of an actual art shop).

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Topics: Events, DAM, Widen Workshops

Join us at the Widen Workshop LA and Henry Stewart DAM LA and achieve HERO status

by Melanie Olsen, October 14, 2016

Providing opportunities to connect and learn from other Widen customers is the most requested ask from our community of customers. Earlier this year, we started offering regional workshops as another way of connecting and strengthening the Widen community. The workshops provide a place for Widen customers to dive deep into on-the-spot system improvements and process changes as well as learn about future product advancements and new functionality.

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Topics: Events

Continue the DAM Adventure with the 2016 Widen Summit Webinar Series Sept. 28 - Nov. 9

by Melanie Olsen, September 26, 2016

The 2016 Widen Summit proved to be another great DAM camp with over 200 customers joining  us for 3 days of learning, networking and fun in Madison, Wisconsin!

Since we have so much to share, we’re bringing the best of the summit to everyone in webinar form. Whether you missed a session or the whole DAM summit, we invite you to join us for the Widen Summit Weekly Webinar Series running every Wednesday, September 28 through November 9.

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Topics: Events, Widen Summit

Summit 2016 breakout sessions

by Melanie Olsen, July 21, 2016

Adventure and growth is the overall theme of the Widen Summit this year, so we wanted to make sure the lineup of educational breakout sessions is impactful, helpful, and full of big discoveries.

To hit on the most important digital asset management (DAM) topics and trends, we’ve gathered feedback from you throughout the year, as well as held customer focus groups to obtain feedback and guidance on the session topics and direction. We’ve made many changes and tweaks before honing in on nine chosen sessions. We’ve also added more opportunities for you to take the wheel and drive, ask questions, and experience the Widen Collective at the new-for-this-year Widen Summit Exhibition. 

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Topics: Events, Widen Summit

Your adventure awaits

by Melanie Olsen, June 21, 2016

Adventure takes many forms. Sometimes it’s hard to think of everything an “adventure” is, but in a bigger sense, it lives and breathes in every aspect of life. Everything we don’t know, want to learn about, want to think about, or want to dream about - it’s all an adventure.

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Topics: Events, Widen Summit

Improve your DAM (and yourself) this year at the Widen Summit

by Melanie Olsen, May 19, 2016

The Widen Summit is earlier than usual this year — September 12-14 in Madison, WI. We look forward to taking advantage of the warm weather and enjoying time with you on the shores of Lake Mendota at the gorgeous new Edgewater Hotel, where we’ll Discover our DAM Adventure together!

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Topics: Events, Culture & Company, Widen Summit

The Widen Experience is taking on the Big Apple with our first Widen Workshop NYC

by Melanie Olsen, April 20, 2016

We look forward to bringing the Widen Experience to 40+ customers in the Big Apple with our inaugural Widen Workshop NYC! The day-long workshop will take place on Wednesday, May 4, the day before Henry Stewart DAM NY, at the New York Hilton Midtown. Widen is also a sponsor and exhibitor in support of DAM heroes at the annual DAM industry event.

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Topics: Events

Discover your DAM Adventure at the 2016 Widen Summit

by Melanie Olsen, April 12, 2016

Everything about the Widen Summit in 2016 will give you, our customers, an opportunity to Discover Your DAM Adventure! Over the last 5 years, we can’t believe how many discoveries we’ve made hosting the Widen Summit and we want you to feel the Widen Experience with us.

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Topics: Events, Widen Summit, DAMsters, Marketing, Announcements

Channeling the content crazies with Widen customers and HigherEdLive

by Melanie Olsen, February 23, 2016

Over the past couple years we’ve built great relationships with higher education customers, helping them manage their content collections with digital asset management (DAM) software like the Media Collective.

We’re happy to be taking the partnership to a new level with our first HigherEdLive podcast this Friday, February 26 at 1:00pm. Our customers Corey Chimko from Cornell University and Maile Thiesen with University of Massachusetts Amherst will share their DAM story in Digital Asset Management: Channeling the Content Crazies.

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Topics: Events, Resources, Customer Stories

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