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

Summit Stories: DAM as a revenue driver

by Nate Holmes, October 26, 2016

The sales team is on the front line of creating clients. They provide a personal touch to the voice and messaging of your company, specific to the buyer they are interacting with.  It’s critical that salespeople are equipped to communicate the value your company provides. Photographs and videos are critical assets that help communicate the ideas of your product and/or service.

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Topics: Widen Summit, Customer Stories

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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Topics: Events, Widen Summit

Summit stories: Their inspiration for a DAM move

by Nate Holmes, October 12, 2016

The journey for digital asset management (DAM) starts with the desire for your people to have access to the assets they need, when they need them. Roughly a third of our customers come from a different DAM system. The remaining two thirds are coming from scattered, unaccessible, or limiting systems. We’ve worked with organizations transitioning from boxes of CDs to internal servers to Dropbox to individual desktops. These systems can work for some things, but marketing and digital teams are coming to us more and more because their current systems aren’t working. The volume of assets being managed and the variety of audiences that need access to the assets becomes too much. They need a better way.

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Topics: Widen Summit, Customer Stories, DAM

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

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

Diary of a DAM admin: 2015 Widen Summit

by Nora Gehin, April 12, 2016

Maile Thiesen is a first-time digital asset manager at the University Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) — but Maile is no stranger to digital asset management (DAM). Maile first learned the importance of file organization and managing large photo collections studying photography at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. Maile is now helping UMass address their growing DAM needs by organizing their digital assets with the Widen Media Collective.

Maile attended the 2015 Widen Summit, an annual conference for Widen customers to teach, learn, share, and grow with one another. In addition to enjoying the cheese and beer that Madison has to offer, Maile learned important skills to enhance UMass’s workflow and keep employees engaged with the DAM.

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Topics: Widen Summit, Customer Stories

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