Customers take the stage at the 2017 Widen Summit

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Widen Summit 2017

Learn from the most powerful group of people in the whole DAM world — you, the DAM practitioners. Each of you brings a unique background and skillset to the Widen DAMster community. At this year’s Widen Summit, you’ll hear about others’ DAM problems and successes as you explore new ways to use DAM to address your organizational challenges.

DAMsters devote anywhere from 5% to 100% of their work time content and digital asset management strategy, process, and tools. You all have different needs and different educational components to build on to do your job in the best possible way, and the Summit is THE place to educate yourself and connect with others in similar roles and industries. Bring your strategists, managers, IT crew and creatives, leaders and future leaders to the Summit. Which one (or more) are you?

This year’s Summit will include our a customer keynote presentation, a best DAM contest, and many other ways you can learn from your DAM peers. The theme for this year is “Explore New Trails.” Join us October 16-18 in Madison, WI. Registration is open! We’re projecting record numbers, so register early.

Widen Summit to host first customer keynote

Since we know DAMsters learn more from other DAMsters, we’re excited to announce that Michael Shattuck, Global Brand Imaging Manager, will be our first-ever customer-led keynote presentation.

As a new Widen customer in 2016, New Balance eagerly jumped into their DAM system and hit the ground running! With a strong goal and DAM purpose to guide them, Michael led his team through implementation, custom configurations, and uploading and tagging of over 59,000 assets in just four months! 

Discover the secrets to New Balance’s DAM success, get the story behind their custom designed automation process that allows them to tag over 250 assets per day, and learn where they’re taking their DAM system next.

Michael’s implementation and launch story is one that DAM dreams are made of. Prepare to be inspired!

Customers take the stage in other ways at the Summit

We’re hosting “The best DAM” contest where a few admins will offer their personal strategies and best practices for DAM success. They’ll teach, you’ll learn, and some may even be given a trophy (yep, we’re giving out trophies this year!). In addition to the contest, there will be a comprehensive and educational customer panel featuring four Widen admins who will share their DAM success and failure stories. Get your questions and scenarios ready and see if you can stump any of them! 

Widen Summit 2017

Customer-to-customer show and tell

There will also be an entire session devoted to customer show and tell. We’re committed to showcasing and exposing the best work out there so that you can learn from it and find ways to immediately increase your operations back at home. 

Find your DAM buddy

In addition to all the learning opportunities at the Summit, it’s the relationships you make year after year that often have the greatest impact. Each of you attends for many reasons, and building close DAM relationships within the Widen customer community is one that can feel richly satisfying. If you haven’t found your DAM buddy, this is the year to join us at the Summit to find someone you can contact when you need a confidant or trusted DAMster to run things by. 

Widen Summit 2017

Last year to attend the Widen Summit for free

Consider sending more team members this year since this will be the last year we’ll be covering the costs for registration, food, drinks, and entertainment. The Summit is growing each year, and with that growth comes the need for us to change our approach next year. So if you’re on the fence about attending or bringing extra team members, this year is a great opportunity to bring them along.

Need to convince your boss? We’ve got you covered with this flyer and letter!

See you in October!

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Topics: Events, Widen Summit, Customer Stories

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