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Brand Portals: examples and best practices

by Jake Athey, July 28, 2017

If you’re like many organizations these days, you may be on the hunt for ways to improve and streamline how you curate and promote assets so they better support your marketing stories.

This solution needs to be easy, efficient — and dare we say fun to use (it actually can be fun!).

If this sounds like you, then you might be interested in our Portals app.In this article, we’ll talk about what Portals is and what it does. We’ll also share lots of best practices and design tips to help you get the most out of your Brand Portals.

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Topics: Featured, DAM, Portals

Is it time for some digital asset management clean up?

by Brooke Emley, March 27, 2017

Digital asset management can get messy. Even with the right training and technology, the volume of assets and new users may exceed your bandwidth allocated to digital asset management. That’s why it’s important to take a step back and review your DAM system. We’ve created a checklist to help you understand how much of a priority your DAM cleanup should be and some options for next steps.

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Topics: Featured, DAM

The collective vision for the future of digital marketing today | Widen

by Jake Athey, February 21, 2017

 
The immersive marketing era builds on a solid DAM foundation.
 
Within the next year, today’s hot marketing concepts will become commonplace. Brands have already embraced big data, personalization, and customer experience. The old adage about serving the right content, to the right person, at the right time, on the right channel will no longer be exceptional. In the next five years, online marketing will evolve into an immersive experience. Powered by visual, audio, and tactile content, immersive marketing will blend physical and digital life. Consumers will live marketing rather than be “targets” of it.
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Topics: Featured, Marketing, DAM

Widen’s 2016 year in review

by Jake Athey, December 27, 2016

Customers, partners, friends, and colleagues, thank you for making 2016 another DAM good year! It’s community that fuels the Widen Experience, our vision for delivering marketing and content technology. We thank you for supporting that vision.

Just what is the Widen Experience? Watch our story for a little awakening.

For our year in review, we’d like to share some highlights from 2016 and then give you a preview of our plans for 2017.

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Topics: Culture & Company, Featured

What is “The Widen Experience?”

by Al Falaschi, December 15, 2016

A Google search for “digital asset management” will give you hundreds of vendors. Where do you start? Which vendor has what you need? What makes Widen different than other software solution providers? Why should I choose Widen? Our advisors field these questions every day, and our marketing team wanted to help answer them too. So, we embarked on a journey to capture the Widen Experience:

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Topics: Culture & Company, Featured

The essential guide to visual content marketing

by Jake Athey, December 12, 2016

Recently, I had the pleasure of co-presenting our webinar, The Essential Guide to Visual Content Marketing, with Peg Miller of the B2B Marketing Academy.

The webinar offered a deep dive into content strategy, and included trends and actionable tips to give an organization’s marketing efforts more horsepower. Since these strategies have become so critical to marketing and content pros, we wanted to share them here, too.

So, let’s get started with our essential guide to visual content marketing with an overview of what we’ll be talking about.

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Topics: Resources, Featured, Content, Marketing, DAM

10 easy ways to brand your Widen Collective DAM system

by Nina Brakel-Schutt, August 16, 2016

Your brand is a living, breathing, evolving thing. It delivers a promise and, as such, it has equity. It’s also one of the only true differentiators your company has, so don’t let it fragment into a bunch of different stories when a digital asset management (DAM) solution can keep it all together.

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Topics: Resources, Featured, Marketing

The Building Blocks of Visual Content Marketing

by Widen Marketing, April 11, 2016

Words like the ones you're reading now have been the voice of marketers since marketing began. Marketers treat words in all their variations — clever phrases, slogans, jingles, catchwords — as the tools of their trade. Their assets. The how's and why's of using them to effectively convey a message has occupied creative people and marketing mavens throughout the years. Today though, thanks largely to the maturation of the Web, visual content has become the marketer's newest asset. Visual content marketing is being used to convey messages more effectively than words alone can do.

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Topics: Featured, Content, Marketing

Widen earns highest satisfaction rating in G2 Crowd Grid for Digital Asset Management

by Widen Marketing, March 16, 2016

Thank you customers. The crowd has spoken!

Widen is honored to have been named a “Leader” in the G2 Crowd Grid℠ for Digital Asset Management | Spring 2016 report. Widen Media Collective and 20 other DAM vendors were ranked by customer satisfaction (based on user reviews) and market presence (based on market share, vendor size, and social impact). This was the first G2 Crowd report in which any DAM vendors earned the title “Leader.”

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Topics: Featured, Announcements

Getting to the Widen Experience

by Jake Athey, February 29, 2016

Have you ever sat down to think about the brands you love and rely on in your personal and professional life? What is it that makes you so loyal to them? Whether it’s a unique service, product offering or functionality, we bet at least one major benefit stands out. And in some cases, when a brand is truly compelling, it might be hard to imagine your life without it.

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Topics: Culture & Company, Featured

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