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9 Easy Ways to Brand Your Widen Collective® Site

by Molly Hamm, September 27, 2021



As a company changes and evolves, so does its brand. After all, a brand is more than just words and images ⏤ it’s the identity of your organization. And memorable, cohesive brand experiences are built with current and approved brand assets. 

Digital asset management (DAM) systems help teams bring their brand to life with tools to centralize, organize, and distribute photos, videos, logos, and creative files. In essence, a DAM platform can be the gateway to your organization’s brand story. 

That’s why it’s important to infuse your brand across the look and feel of your DAM site. Not only is it an opportunity to remind your stakeholders who you are and what you stand for, but it helps embed your DAM site in your organization’s DNA — which encourages system adoption and long-term user engagement. 

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Topics: Marketing, Widen Collective

Brand Management

by Serai Schueller, September 21, 2021


A brand is more than a name on a label or a logo on a website; it’s an identity. It’s what companies use to distinguish themselves from every other business out there. Just as humans embrace a certain style, have a unique personality, and carry themselves in a particular way — everything a brand does, says, and conveys helps define who that company is and what they stand for. 

But brands are delicate. Consistency, quality, and the all-around experience a brand delivers impacts customer perceptions. One wrong step and a brand’s reputation is at risk. As a result, companies of all shapes, sizes, and caliber are adopting brand management practices to safeguard their identity and control their company’s narrative.

 

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Topics: Brand management

Product Marketing Guide

by Nate Holmes, September 20, 2021


There’s a key connective web between new products and customers in the market — product marketing. This multifaceted discipline brings together vital components of sales, marketing, and customer success to share a new product with the world. Product marketing requires a unique role to bring products to life and sell them — product marketers.

Product marketers are the ones who research, define, and articulate the position of your product in the market. They create a plan and work across departments and teams to bring products to customers. These unique product experts are responsible for everything from launching new products and building awareness to getting user signups, converting sales, and growing revenue.

In this product marketing guide, we’ll cover what product marketing is, what product marketers actually do, how they measure their success, and the tools they use to bring products to market. Let’s get started by defining product marketing.

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Topics: Marketing, PIM

Widen’s Training Opportunities Help Customers Maximize the Value of the Widen Collective®

by Molly Hamm, September 14, 2021


The Widen Collective® helps organizations achieve a range of business outcomes, from improving brand consistency and cross-team collaboration to streamlining content workflows. But reaching these goals requires more than just access to a digital asset management (DAM) solution — it entails strong user engagement and continual site optimization.

That’s why Widen’s training program helps users continually advance their DAM skills and use of the Collective. Let’s look at how our training program can help you reach your DAM goals.

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Topics: Widen Collective

Enterprise Content Management Products and Features

by Nate Holmes, September 13, 2021


Standard content management systems (CMS) power your website content. But enterprise organizations often need more robust content management features to run their whole operation. If you manage everything from product content to secure financial records, it’s time for an upgrade to an enterprise content management (ECM) product. 

It’s crucial to choose the right features in ECM software if you want to get the most out of your investment. You can use an ECM system to increase productivity and efficiency, give global teams access to the same content, and automate content processes. Let’s take a look at what ECM software is, some of the common top features, and explore a few platforms that could work for you.

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Topics: Content, MarTech

An Open Message from Widen CEO Matthew Gonnering

by Matthew Gonnering, September 8, 2021


Thank you for continuing to trust Widen. We are grateful for our relationship and the opportunity to help you and your team organize content on a global scale. We continue to improve your experience by adding new technologies, features, applications, and support to help you get the most out of the content you create.

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SaaS vs. Hosted vs. Hybrid vs. Open Source DAM: Which Is Right for You?

by Serai Schueller, September 7, 2021


When it comes to digital asset management (DAM), there’s not a one-size-fits-all solution. Your business has different needs, workflows, priorities, budgets, and resources than your neighbor, so finding the best solution comes down to what is right for your organization.

Before getting too far in the evaluation process, take some time to understand what you need out of a DAM solution. Only then can you figure out which DAM delivery model will best help you achieve your goals.

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Topics: DAM

Marketing Enablement: What Is It?

by Nate Holmes, September 6, 2021

Sales and marketing teams are often disjointed when they could be working together to bring in leads, develop customer relationships, and increase revenue. A sales enablement marketing strategy supported with the right technology can help both teams create, find, and share the marketing content needed to make the sale.

Let’s take a look at what sales enablement marketing is, the key elements of a strategy, and how to start building your own. 

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Topics: Marketing

UX Methodologies for DAM Admins

by Missy Katner, September 3, 2021


User experience, or UX, is a popular field in the software industry. The goal of UX is to create interfaces that are simple, intuitive, and engaging so products are successful sooner. At Widen, we have a UX team with designers, researchers, and content strategists focused on improving how users interact with our software, from searching to uploading to configuring the site. As our research has progressed, we’ve realized that many Widen Collective® site admins could benefit from using the same UX methods as our researchers to optimize their Collective sites for users.

Just as UX research hopes to reveal how users will use a company’s software, Collective admins are concerned with actions taken in their digital asset management (DAM) system and how their colleagues or clients are interacting with the site. A simple way to get a baseline on user engagement is to look at Widen Insights. 

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Topics: DAM, UX

Product Marketing vs. Product Management Guide

by Nate Holmes, August 31, 2021


A lot of hard work goes into launching profitable products. Many teams and stakeholders are involved — including product marketing and product management. This kind of sounds like different ways of saying the same thing, like Gershwin's tomato and tomahto. But they actually are more like apples and oranges...they are separate disciplines with distinct responsibilities.

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Topics: PIM

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