There’s been a tremendous amount of buzz around the Widen Media Collective version 8.0 release. Rightfully so, since it’s the biggest release to come since, well, version 7.0, in the fall of 2013.
Widen Media Collective provides hundreds of thousands of users around the world with a window into their digital assets to help them deploy their marketing assets to anyone, anytime, from a central hub.
Coined as the release of the “marketing content command center,” version 8.0 features an entirely new user experience, including: new site branding capabilities, a configurable dashboard, new activity feed, increased emphasis on file sharing and linking, and improved asset analytics. Now, you can make the most of all of your digital assets, all in one place.
View the press release to learn more about how the new version of the Widen Media Collective digital asset management system empowers marketers to manage, deploy and analyze content across the customer experience.
Not only did our application get a facelift, so did the Media Collective brand. In v8.0, we unveiled a new Media Collective logo that you’ll see in the footer of all customer sites and on our support center. Check out this blog post to learn more.
In early January, Deanna, Libby and Craig hosted the version 8 release webinar focusing on what’s new with the user interface, admin tools, dashboard, search and navigation, asset usage tracking, and share options. There is also a preview of what’s next, in terms of development. You can view the webinar recording here or access the release notes here.
In this blog post, Libby explains what’s new and different in version 8.0, with usability advancements to: site branding configurability, the search and categories menus, the navigational design, and the selection panel. We've made a few changes in the short time since the v8.0 release. Read more in this blog post as Josey shares our agile development process in action. There are upcoming changes to the asset details page too. What other questions can we answer about this release? Contact us. We’d love to hear from you.
To help you make the most of the new features and site updates in Media Collective v8.0, we’re creating a number of short, fun tutorial videos. Learn more with the Dashboard Overview, Categories, and Asset Analytics video tutorial. Up next, watch for a site branding video tutorials.
If you’re not yet a Widen customer or if you just want to see another site, you can check out a guest pass at Marketing.widencollective.com, to take a tour of your own. Don't forget to take a look at how we’ve gone about configuring the dashboard by using HTML system messages. There are spotlight searches and collections too. You can also interact with the new uploader, activity feed, as well as the sharing and analytics tools.
What’s coming up for Widen Media Collective, in 2015? This blog post provides a high-level snapshot of our areas of concentration, including advancements in sharing and linking, tracking and dashboards, collections, cloud storage, collaboration, integrations and much more. If there’s something else that you’d like to see or suggest to us, please let us know at: Widen.com/ideas.