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Our Path to Building Accessible Software for All Users

by Molly Hamm, June 7, 2021


Empathy is central to Widen’s values and culture. It is reflected in our exceptional customer service, respect for our teammates, and commitment to employing people with developmental disabilities. In this TEDx Talk our CEO, Matthew Gonnering, speaks about the importance of empathy in business.

So our interest in building software that’s accessible to all users is a natural extension of our corporate culture and mindset around empathy and inclusion. With that, we’d like to share where we are in our effort to meet accessibility standards across our digital asset management (DAM) and product information management (PIM) platform, the Widen Collective®.


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Topics: Product Updates, Widen Collective

New DAM and PIM Capabilities to Streamline Your Content Operations

by Nate Holmes, May 25, 2021


Marketing that moves people often requires a human connection. That connection was lost as the pandemic reduced in-person experiences with some of your most valuable assets – your people and products. This void forced many brands to accelerate their growth in digital spaces.

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Topics: Product Updates, Widen Collective, PIM

What to Include in Your Brand Identity Kit

by Serai Schueller, May 24, 2021


Whether your brand is traveling down the hall to a colleague's office or across the globe, you need to safeguard it for the journey ahead. With freelancers, marketing agencies, internal teams, and many others using your brand in communications and content, it's easy for inconsistencies and misuse to arise. 

A brand identity kit can help by providing disparate groups and individuals with the tools and information they need to uphold your brand consistently. In fact, a brand identity kit is an absolute must-have for all businesses!

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Topics: Marketing, Brand management

What is Brand Experience?

by Serai Schueller, May 17, 2021


Brand experience is the sum of all the sensations, thoughts, feelings, and reactions that individuals have in response to a brand. Brand experience is not specific to a channel or media type. Rather, it’s the result — or the lasting impression — that remains after someone encounters or engages with a brand in any environment.

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Topics: Brand management

The Role of Product Information in Driving Audience Connections That Count

by Serai Schueller, May 10, 2021


The e-commerce space is overflowing with revenue potential for brands, but that’s no surprise. Online shopping has been on the rise for quite some time, affording brands with what’s projected to be a $5.4 trillion opportunity in 2022. But just because there’s opportunity, doesn’t mean every brand will find success on the digital shelf. 

In our 2021 Widen Connectivity Report, we explore the role of product information in helping brands achieve e-commerce success. We learn that while every brand is different, there are best practices that brands must follow in order to get the most out of their product information, strengthen audience connections, and ultimately deliver customer experiences that count. 

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Topics: Featured, Content, e-commerce

What is “The Widen Experience?”

by Molly Hamm, May 5, 2021

 

A Google search for “digital asset management” returns results with dozens of vendors. Where do you start? Which solution has the features you need? What makes Widen different from other software providers? Why should you choose Widen? 

We believe the answers to these questions lie in the Widen Experience — our unique approach to helping every customer achieve their digital asset management (DAM) and product information management (PIM) goals.

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7 Benefits of Digital Asset Management in 2021

by Molly Hamm, April 27, 2021

Quality content is a powerful market differentiator. It can help organizations resonate with consumers, strengthen their brand perception, and ultimately drive revenue.  It’s no wonder that demand for outstanding creative work — from photography and graphics to copy and video — is at an all-time high. Organizations seeking to bring velocity to their creative workflows are increasingly turning to digital asset management (DAM) solutions, to store, organize, and manage their content.

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Topics: DAM

Here’s the Most Important Product Content to Your Customers

by Nate Holmes, April 26, 2021


Your customers depend on your product content to do research and make their purchase decisions. But do you know what content type matters most? And when to deliver it? If you’re struggling with this, you’re not alone. According to a Forrester Consulting study commissioned by Widen, “Organizations struggle to fill content gaps at the most critical phases of the customer journey.”

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Developing Brand Guidelines

by Jason McAloon, April 20, 2021

 

Your brand is your company’s most important asset. It’s more than just words on a page or images on a screen ⏤ it’s how you communicate with and attract your audience. From your logo to every customer interaction, it’s the identity of your organization.  

To stand out in a competitive market, consumers need to easily understand who your company is and what you provide. Brand consistency helps consumers feel confident in their decision to become a customer because they know exactly what to expect from you with every interaction.

So, how do you ensure a consistent experience that builds brand loyalty? Develop strong brand guidelines.

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Topics: Marketing, Brand management

Brand Relaunch 101: Creating a Successful Brand Rollout Plan

by Jason McAloon, April 19, 2021


Every brand evolves over time. One day, your brand will outgrow the look and feel you’ve used for years. The audience you speak to will change their behaviors. Your purpose will take on new meaning. And eventually, you’ll need to redesign the look and feel that worked so well, and relaunch your brand.

Just the idea of relaunching all your newly designed brand assets can feel overwhelming. How are you possibly going to coordinate all the changes and updates? Don’t worry, with the right tools and a strategic approach any brand can roll out new assets at a global scale.

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Topics: Creative, Brand management

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