News & Thoughts

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

“The Self-Directed Strategist” — Confab 2016

    Corey Vilhauer
  • May. 21 2016

Blend’s User Experience Strategist Corey Vilhauer spoke this week at Confab Central 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota about building a content strategy practice and managing organizational change.

Wrapping up Now What? Conference 2016

  • May. 04 2016

We created an event that focuses on how to care for our websites, how to write great content, and how to track effectiveness.

Karla Santi Chosen to Present Congressional Internet Freedom Award

  • Apr. 29 2016

Blend CEO Karla Santi was chosen to introduce South Dakota senator John Thune as he is awarded the Internet Association’s Congressional Internet Freedom Award.

Two Blend Women Nominated for EmBe’s Tribute to Women

  • Apr. 22 2016

CEO Karla Santi and production director Jessica Hutchinson were among 93 people nominated for this year’s EmBe Tribute to Women, with Karla taking home the Sylvia Henkin Mentoring Award.

Karla Santi Joins U.S. Rep Kristi Noem For Women of Influence Panel

  • Apr. 01 2016

Blend CEO Karla Santi joined U.S. Representative Kristi Noem on stage for a panel on women and opportunities at this year’s Women of Influence conference.

Where Content Management is Going

    Deane Barker
  • Mar. 31 2016

Web content management is constantly in a state of flux. As a discipline, it rides on the back of the Internet itself, and as the Internet landscape changes, content management changes with it. As part of Web Content Management, Deane Barker talks about where the industry is going.

Blend Supports Girls Who Code

  • Mar. 03 2016

Only a tiny fraction of women choose to major in computer science when they start college. Blend was featured in an article about what the Sioux Falls public schools are doing to buck that trend.

Deane Barker on The Write Now Podcast

  • Jan. 29 2016

Blend Chief Strategy Officer Deane Barker joined Sarah Werner on The Write Now Podcast to discuss finding time to write, dealing with writers’ block, and more.

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.

“Content at the Edges” — eZ Conference 2015

    Deane Barker
  • Nov. 06 2015

It is often assumed that a CMS acts as a restraint on content. Chief Strategy Officer Deane Barker headed to eZ Conference 2015 to keynote and talk about the serious challenges some companies still face in distributing content through other channels.

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