News & Thoughts

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

The Story of the Web 2.0 Summit Map

  • Oct. 24 2011

From the mind of a conference organizer and industry legend, to a six-digit engagement number and a few comments from some guy named Zuckerberg. This is the story of the Web 2.0 Summit Map.

Blend Has Moved!

  • Jul. 21 2011

Stop by and see us. We have beer in the fridge. 

Domain Knowledge: What You Need - Or Don't Need - To Know

    Corey Vilhauer
  • Jul. 19 2011

We are experts in our field. But we don’t always have the full grasp of our clients’ industries. Where do we draw the line?

Five Tips to Getting a Good Response to a Content Management RFP

    Deane Barker
  • Jul. 08 2011

Some collected observations on what works in an Request for Proposal (RFP), and what doesn’t.

Building a Content Strategy Methodology in Several Thousand Easy Steps

    Corey Vilhauer
  • May. 27 2011

We all want a methodology - a guide to doing what we are going to do. But how do we make one?

Deer Attacks Blend

  • May. 05 2011

Deer takes detour into Downtown Sioux Falls. 

Blend Wins Three South Dakota ADDY Awards, Best In Class

  • Mar. 14 2011

We are excited to be named Best In Class/Interactive Media for our work on Dice’s Best Job Ever campaign.

Every Page is Your Start Page (So Write That Way)

    Corey Vilhauer
  • Sep. 20 2010

The home page isn't the only door you have. Make sure you're making people welcome no matter what window they're crawling through.

Familiarity Testing: Planning for Pet Peeves and the Possibility of Follow-up

    Corey Vilhauer
  • Jul. 28 2010

An editor’s first encounter with a CMS helps to form an opinion – good or bad – that will influence the relationship between user and tool for the life of the system. What are they willing to put up with?

On Post-Launch Content Schedules: Or, Who's Taking Care of the House?

    Corey Vilhauer
  • Jun. 30 2010

In the web industry, we build websites. But we might as well be building houses. Except, instead of populating homes with people, we’re filling them with information, application and entertainment. How do we take care of them?

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