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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:

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

Maintenance Matters | Jason Kuhl on the Widen Implementation Podcast

by Nate Holmes, April 27, 2018

Maintenance is going to keep this thing [DAM system] clean and working for everyone.” – Jason Kuhl, Daktronics

There’s a good chance you see Daktronics products every day. Their products range from your local high school scoreboard to digital signage in Times Square and Piccadilly Circus. Working in multiple markets and business units, made storing files on a server a real headache.

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Topics: DAM, Widen Podcast, DAM Implementation

Widen and Capture Integration Partner to Automate Metadata Delivery From Camera to Campaign

by Nate Holmes, April 26, 2018

We’re excited to announce our partnership with Capture Integration to bring smart metadata from photo shoots to DAM. ShotFlow One, Capture Integration’s “operating system” for brand photo studios, enriches visual assets with XMP metadata automatically before they are uploaded into the Widen Collective®. The metadata enables next-gen digital experiences including Shopping the Look and tap-to-buy social content.

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Designing a Video Distribution Experience Worth Sharing

by Nate Holmes, April 20, 2018

Creating engaging videos that support business objectives is a challenge. And working with videos doesn’t get any easier after they are finished.

Videos are massive files which makes sharing and viewing them using email attachments essentially impossible. Cloud-based DAM systems like the Widen Collective® support video storage, sharing, and viewing. But treating videos just like images and other assets doesn’t provide the best experience for these powerful assets.

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Topics: Video, Portals

Start DAM Simple | Richard Carlson on the Widen Implementation Podcast

by Nate Holmes, April 17, 2018

“Some of the verbiage and nomenclature that I take for granted in my department doesn't make any sense for someone working in research and development, for example. So, really get a broad consensus and keep it simple. You can introduce complexity along the line if you need to, but it's only going to be harder to manage it first.” — Richard Carlson, Behr

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Topics: Widen Podcast, DAM Implementation

DAM for Lifestyle Products | Megan Peck on the Widen Implementation Podcast

by Nate Holmes, March 29, 2018

 

Somebody in the creative department uploading it [an asset] may tag it differently than somebody in sales. My job is to look at these things from a higher, 30,000-foot view and find out all these different ways to make these things accessible to people in different roles with different mindsets.” – Megan Peck, YETI

 

In episode four of the Widen Implementation podcast, host Bill Banham and guest Megan Peck chat about YETI’s adoption of digital asset management. As a manufacturer of outdoor lifestyle products, it’s important for YETI’s DAM system to support easy access to creative content but prevent use of unreleased products and photographs.

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Topics: DAM, Widen Podcast, DAM Implementation

6 Not-So-Complicated Ways to Get to Know your Audience

by Nate Holmes, March 26, 2018

As a marketer, it’s your job to get to know the people you are trying to reach. You likely know a lot about them already, and that is valuable. But, audiences are complicated. Over time, they grow and evolve. Their wants, needs, goals, and pain points change right along with the environment around them. And, while it’s tempting to rely on audience assumptions that have taken hold over the years, you need to know what content and information they need from you today. To get you started, here are six not-so-complicated ways to get to know your complicated audience!

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Topics: Content Strategy, Content Marketing

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