Thoughts

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

Now What? Workshops 2018 Recap

  • May. 11 2018

We’ve put away the signage. We’ve cleaned up the office. Now, it’s time to take a deep breath, exhale, and look back on another successful Now What? Workshops.

On the Road

  • Jul. 05 2017

Deane and Corey share insights from years of content management projects.

“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.

“Small CS: A Shoestring Approach to Content Strategy” — Now What? Conference 2015

  • Corey Vilhauer
  • Apr. 30 2015

The discussion around content strategy is framed by large examples, but it’s also the work of regional organizations, small universities, and mom and pop stores. Corey Vilhauer talks about how to take it on.

“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.

“Web 101: Planning a Website” — Falls Foundry

  • Karla Santi, Corey Vilhauer, and Stephanie Uher
  • Sep. 09 2014

Three Blend representatives discussed what it takes to plan a website from three different angles: content, design, and development.

“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

“Empathy: Content Strategy’s Hidden Deliverable” — CS Forum 2012 Recap

  • Oct. 29 2012

We cannot assume all of our clients, co-workers or bosses understand our work. We must have patience. We must be teachers. We must work with empathy.

“The Myth of the Perfect Methodology” — Corey Vilhauer at Confab 2012

  • Corey Vilhauer
  • May. 16 2012

Every novice content strategist searches for the perfect content strategy, and every experienced content strategist fights to keep his or hers relevant. But can the always-changing process ever be complete?

Deane and Joe at eZ Publish Partner Conference

  • Deane Barker
  • Mar. 12 2012

Two-thirds of our partners descended upon eZ Publish Partner Conference to drop some knowledge about calendars and content management.

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