News & Thoughts

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

Business and Process

Blend Honored With 2016 Workplace Excellence Award

  • Oct. 06 2016

Sioux Empire Society for Human Resource Management recognizes Blend for strong culture of empowerment and growth at South Dakota Safety and Health Conference. 

Proposals Are Like First Dates

  • Deane Barker
  • Jun. 07 2016

True story: some development firms lie through their teeth in proposals. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Blend Nominated for Workplace Excellence Award

  • Oct. 01 2015

This week, Blend Interactive was nominated by the Sioux Empire Society for Human Resource Management (SESHRM) as a nominee for this year’s small business Workplace Excellence Awards.

 

Tools, Dependence, and My War with the Road

  • Corey Vilhauer
  • Sep. 04 2015

A crash. A revelation. A few thoughts on what happens when our tools fail us - and how we can start to become better learners.

Blend Named Among 50 Best Places to Work

  • Sep. 04 2015

Blend Interactive was among a group of northern Plains businesses to be named the 50 Best Places to Work by Prairie Business Magazine.

Professional Women Building Relationships Through Tennis

  • Jun. 02 2015

CEO Karla Santi featured in Sioux Falls Business Journal.

Kill Your Processes

  • Corey Vilhauer
  • Apr. 05 2015

The small details and the specific tools definitely matter. But there’s a need to break away from tools and begin learning to act on the fly.

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.

“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

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