Now What? Conference 2014 Recaps
Here’s a run down of the articles, resources, and tweets our speakers and attendees shared.
- May. 22 2014
Now What? 2014 looked at content management trends and best practices. We had a great time hosting everyone and were thankful for the kind posts and resources many of the speakers and attendees shared.
If you weren’t able to make it or wanted to review some of the content management tips you learned, here’s a run down of the articles, resources and tweets our speakers and attendees shared.
Before the Conference
There was plenty of excitement before the conference:
- Think29 shared a preview of the Now What line-up: http://think29.com/now-what-conference-is-back-with-a-great-lineup/
- CMS Report noted the importance of a post-web launch conference: http://cmsreport.com/articles/now-what-conference-returns-to-sioux-falls-6018
- Speaker Jeff Cram previewed his talk on personalization and testing on CMS Myth: http://www.cmsmyth.com/2014/03/wrangling-websites-post-launch-at-the-now-what-conference/
Our hands were cramped writing all of the insights our speakers provided. We decided to put all of their slides together in one handy location so you can revisit the lessons you learned from the 2013 and 2014 Now What Conferences:
After the conference we enjoyed reading many of the recaps on blog posts and Twitter. Here are some of our favorites:
Jeff Sauer noted in his post:
"The people I met in this conference were among the most genuine, down to earth and outright interesting people you’ll find in the marketing business. Talk about South Dakota hospitality! I would go as far as to say that Sioux Falls is probably the most surprisingly delightful city I have visited in a long time."
Sheryl Hampton from iSite wrote on their Delight blog the Top Quotes from Now What. The top quotes included:
- The author experience is a usability problem. - Karen McGrane
- We need content management systems, not web publishing tools. -Deane Barker
- Companies that are loved, win. -Jeff Cram
- We are perpetually catching up. -Kristina Halvorson
Randy Carey commented on the trends in content management including: Channels, Chunks and the death of the Web Page He also looked at Joomla’s role in this new age of content management.
What conference reactions would be complete without some of our favorite tweets:
#nowwhat14 conference gave its attendees a full pkg. of tools to build & run an industry leading web presence. Only needed now's time & code— JonathanHarms (@JonathanHarms) April 29, 2014
Content Management Evolution
The importance of content after a website cannot be overstated. At this year’s Now What Conference we did our best to highlight the trends and best practices to manage content.
Of course, this is an ever-changing field. We invite you to connect with us on Twitter and come back for Now What 2015 to stay up-to-date on content management and post-web launch strategy.