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WatchGuard Solves Challenges of Supporting Hundreds of Global Teams and Partners

by Serai Schueller, July 17, 2018

WatchGuard is a company that’s more than nice to have around. For over 20 years, they’ve provided simple, smart solutions that have taken the world of cyber security by storm. Backed by big-data visibility, their products and services help businesses of all sizes feel confident that their network and WiFi are safe and secure from the villains and perpetrators of cyberspace. But, like all superheroes, WatchGuard’s success was not without a few challenges (and victories) of their own.

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Topics: Customer Stories, DAM, Portals

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

The DAM Data Report of 2017

by Nora Gehin, January 31, 2018

Admins spend a lot of time in the Widen Collective®. Whether they’re auditing the system, doing some clean up, adding metadata, or sharing a collection with a colleague, we know they take pride in a well-oiled digital asset management machine. But have you ever wondered what all that DAM work adds up to?

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Topics: Content, Integrations, Content Analytics, Big Data, Portals

How to use Widen Collective version 12.0 updates

by Nate Holmes, November 1, 2017

The Widen Collective product vision builds on DAM to connect marketing content across the entire content lifecycle, from ideas to analytics. Most importantly, to connect the people and teams to create, manage, and use your content.

We’re really excited about these version 12.0 updates and we think you will be too — since these are heavily influenced by your feedback.

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Topics: Product Updates, DAM, Workflow, Portals, Image recognition

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

Four stunning examples of sharing content with Portals

by Nate Holmes, April 21, 2017

One challenge many marketing teams face today is sharing large quantities of files in a visual, simple way. Email attachments are limited by file size and FTP can be confusing for less-technically savvy people. Portals not only allow you to share many files at once, but in a visually appealing and branded way.

During our Portals contest, we asked our customers to share an example of how they’re sharing assets with Portals. Here are four great examples of portals and the story behind their use.

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Topics: Portals

Share your brand’s stories and assets with Widen Portals

by Jake Athey, March 28, 2017

New branded Portals enable marketers to curate and share assets with specific groups and track how the content is used

We’ve officially unveiled Portals, a new way to share and track content stored in Widen Collective. Portals enable marketers to curate sets of assets for dealers, franchisees, agencies, and other partners who tell their brand stories.

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Topics: Product Updates, Portals

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