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Nate Holmes

Nate Holmes

Nate Holmes is the content marketing manager at Widen. He started as a copywriter working on the small, startup-like Smartimage team. There, he gained an appreciation for the agile development process and UX research. Applying those lessons in process and empathy has helped Nate develop and execute exceptional content strategies for Widen.

Recent posts by Nate Holmes:

How to Map Your Marketing Technology

by Nate Holmes, July 12, 2018

“Everything’s fast now and it’s totally unreasonable,” says comedian John Mulaney. “The world is run by computers. The world is run by robots. And sometimes they ask us if we’re a robot just because we’re trying to log in and look at our own stuff!”

Marketing teams face the opportunities (and temptations) of more channels, more content, and more technology. And thinking about how it all works together to deliver a consistent, effective customer experience can lead to more headaches.

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Topics: Marketing, MarTech, Integrations

DAM to Support Sales | Josh Hafer on the Widen Implementation Podcast

by Nate Holmes, July 11, 2018

We’ve been able to provide people with materials, templated materials, that deliver on our brand equities on a much stronger basis than what we were doing earlier, where people were pulling things out of nowhere and putting them all together.” –– Josh Hafer, Heaven Hill Brands

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Topics: DAM, Widen Podcast, DAM Implementation

Widen Mentioned in Gartner’s 2018 Market Guide for Digital Asset Management

by Nate Holmes, July 3, 2018

Widen Listed as a Representative Vendor

Gartner reports that “managing marketing assets and scaling content operations are top priorities for marketing leaders today, which is driving increased investment in digital asset management (DAM) platforms.”

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Topics: DAM

Prepare for Digital Asset Management Implementation With a Playbook

by Nate Holmes, July 2, 2018

Digital asset management (DAM) can be an intimidating subject.

The goal is clear. Help people find and use the digital assets they need. But the metadata, taxonomy, roles, permissions, and integrations to make that possible can give even the savviest teams hesitation. Then you factor in the unique organizational structures, workflows, technologies, and change management and it’s no surprise that some DAM programs stall.

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Topics: DAM, DAM Implementation

Widen and Showpad Launch Integration to Give Salespeople Up-To-Date Content Faster

by Nate Holmes, June 26, 2018

Connector syncs Widen Collective assets in Showpad’s sales enablement platform so that salespeople can access accurate, brand-safe content quickly

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Topics: Integrations

Lessons in DAM | Jeanne Duncan on the Widen Implementation Podcast

by Nate Holmes, June 8, 2018

“The company was growing at a really fast rate, and we knew we couldn’t keep up with doing things the way we’ve always done it,” — Jeanne Duncan, Masco Coatings Group

Digital asset management was new to Jeanne Duncan and her team at Masco Coatings Group. She’s worked at the manufacturing company for 19 years, and throughout most of that time, they had gotten by without a digital asset system. Their creative team relied on those who worked there for a long time and just knew where to find things. “The company was growing at a really fast rate, and we knew we couldn’t keep up with doing things the way we’ve always done it,” says Jeanne.

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Topics: DAM, Widen Podcast, DAM Implementation

What's the Difference Between PNG, JPEG, GIF, and TIFF?

by Nate Holmes, May 18, 2018

The quality of your images on social media, websites, blogs, and presentations influences the perception of your personal and corporate brand. Not all image formats are the same. Some are meant for charts and diagrams, while others are intended for eye-catching photographs. Knowing which file format to use when will keep your images looking their best.

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DAM Saves the Day | Sheryl Connor on the Widen Implementation Podcast

by Nate Holmes, May 11, 2018

We looked at our workflow, and things that we were doing manually, we thought, ‘Okay, we can do that using the DAM.’" — Sheryl Connor, Exactech

Eight weeks before the Exactech national sales meeting, Sheryl Connor and her small team set out to implement their Widen Collective® digital asset management system. It’s the busiest time of year for their creative team, but they were inspired to launch the new system at the big event. Sheryl and the team decided to focus on their international customers and the product launch materials they needed for 2018 and got to work implementing the DAM system.

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Topics: DAM, Widen Podcast, DAM Implementation

Supporting Business Growth | Colleen Raccioppi on the Widen Implementation Podcast

by Nate Holmes, May 4, 2018

“Think about what's going to make it easy to manage on the admin part and what's going to make it easy for your users.” — Colleen Raccioppi

Exactech develops and produces innovative bone and joint restoration products that help surgeons worldwide make patients more mobile. They work with offices and distributors around the globe. To support their rapid growth without losing control over their content and brand, their leadership team tasked Colleen Raccioppi to find a better way to create, store, manage, and distribute assets internally, to investors, and to doctors.

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Topics: DAM, Widen Podcast, DAM Implementation

Delivering Podcasts to Amazon Alexa From the Widen Collective

by Nate Holmes, May 2, 2018

Nearly half of Americans use digital voice assistants, according to the Pew Research Center. This new channel presents opportunities and challenges for brands, one of which is delivering audio content straight into the home or office via voice command.

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Topics: Customer Stories, DAM, MarTech, Integrations, Content Strategy

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