News & Thoughts

From announcements to deep-dive blog posts, here’s the pulse of what Blend is thinking.

Deane Barker

The Need for Content Operations

    Deane Barker
  • Jan. 27 2016

We implement content management as a practice, and we've seen two patterns over and over again: organizations are either not prepared to use, or not fully using, the CMS.

“The Art of Content Management” — Insert Content Here

    Deane Barker
  • May. 29 2015

Our own Deane Barker was featured on this week’s episode of Lullabot’s Insert Content Here, talking about the art of content management.

“Introducing the Blend Web Operations Framework” — Now What? Conference 2015

    Deane Barker
  • Apr. 30 2015

Effective web operations is often treated as something of a minor miracle — we’re not sure how it gets done, but we stumble through it somehow. Deane Barker outlines Blend's “Web Operations Framework.”

 

What is Content Integration?

    Deane Barker
  • Apr. 27 2015

Making an attempt to invent a definition for a large chunk of what we do each day at Blend: content integration.

“How to Prepare Your Site for Migration” — Webinar

    Deane Barker
  • Mar. 26 2015

With the recent CMS platform mergers, many organizations are looking at moving off their current CMS and onto something new. Deane Barker explains what you can expect.

First, Find Someone to Run the Business

    Deane Barker
  • Nov. 13 2014

Owning Blend Interactive for the last decade has taught me something important: (1) practicing your craft and (2) running a business, are two very different things.

You Want Collaboration, Not Workflow

    Deane Barker
  • Jun. 01 2014

The CMS sales cycle always talks about workflow like it’s a magic bullet for any of our content problems. But it’s usually not workflow we want — it’s collaboration.

Never Fall for a Custom CMS. Ever.

    Deane Barker
  • May. 20 2014

The dangers — and the myth — of the custom, home-grown content management system.

“COPEing Mechanisms: The Peril and Promise of Create Once, Publish Everywhere” — Now What? Conference 2014

    Deane Barker
  • Apr. 24 2014

An examination of NPR’s COPE strategy, as presented by Deane Barker at Now What? Conference 2014 on April 24, 2014

How to Give a Good Conference Talk

    Deane Barker
  • Apr. 17 2014

Our own Deane Barker talks conferences with a handful of tips on how to become a better speaker and create a better presentation.

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