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

Summit Stories: Our favorite photographs from the 2016 Widen Summit

by Nate Holmes, November 2, 2016

Can you make a spider? How about Tinkerbell? R2D2? These are all questions Brian Quinn, a Widen advisor, received while twisting balloons during the welcome reception of the 2016 Widen Summit. With balloon twisting, a live band, canoeing, painting, and laser tag, it’s not your average DAM conference. But that’s all just a bonus to the sessions and conversations focused on helping an already talented group of DAMsters learn more.

We’ve compiled 16 of our favorite photographs of the Widen Summit taken by our pros Mark Pajari and Matt Anderson.

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Topics: Events, Culture & Company, Widen Summit

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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Best of the 2016 Widen Summit

by Jake Athey, October 14, 2016

Every year, Widen hosts a Summit for our awesome clients. And although there’s no fee to attend, the event is rich in learning — for our clients and for us, too.

You might even say it’s an adventure!

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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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The best of the Chicago Widen Workshop

by Laurel Norris, July 21, 2016

Last week we hosted the second ever Widen Workshop, this time in Chicago. Over 30 customers joined us to learn from each other and Widen staff about topics in digital asset management (DAM) like managing metadata, asset analytics, branding your site, and more.

The workshop built on the success of the New York Workshop, adding a customer presentation, securing an amazing venue (thanks, TechNexus!), and sponsoring a Midwest Digital Asset Managers meetup in the evening.

The day started early, with optional office hours for customers to meet with their customer experience manager (CXM) to talk about their Widen Collective site or DAM strategies.

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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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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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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

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