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Thoughts from Blend Interactive

One of Blend’s core values is a dedication to advocacy and progress — to expand upon and give back to the community that fuels us. This is where those thoughts live.

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Embracing AI at Blend: Our Shift from Caution to Innovation

AI has proven that it is here to stay. So the question is, in what manner should businesses integrate AI into their workflows and processes, without creating skepticism from customers? The answer is: cautiously.

February 7, 2024

Making the Most of 2023’s Quiet Ending

Clients are on vacation, meetings are MIA, and emails are napping in the inbox. This is the perfect opportunity to reclaim your space (physical and digital) and gear up for a smoother, more organized 2024.

December 27, 2023

'Tis The Season for Merrymaking and Friend-Making Off-site link

The season, with its gatherings and the soft glow of holiday lights, allows us to reflect on the importance of the Umbraco community, friendships, and the comfort they can provide.

December 21, 2023 | 24 Days in Umbraco

Are Summer Hours the New Normal Hours? Off-site link

For the past year, Blend has been studying the effects of a 36-work week and how embracing work-life balance, trust, and employee well-being leads to increased productivity, retention rates, and a positive workplace culture. In this month's article for Skrift, Karla walks us through the business decisions behind shifting "Summer Hours" to "Normal Hours."

August 1, 2023 | Skrift Magazine

Overcoming the “Suck It Up, Buttercup” Mentality

As Mental Health Awareness Month concludes, Karla Santi shares a few thoughts to help fight stigma, raise awareness, advocate for anyone on our team with mental health conditions, and honor her loved ones.

May 30, 2023

Blend Interactive is an Inc. Magazine Best Workplace for 2023

Blend Interactive is excited and proud to announce its inclusion in Inc. magazine’s annual Best Workplaces issue — both as a part of Inc.'s Best Workplace 2023 and Special Category: Midwest Region. Blend is the only South Dakota company to be chosen this year.

May 9, 2023

What Do You See, 2023?

For many of us in leadership, it's our job to cast a vision for the future. However, taking time to pause and look back is an essential exercise. We reflect to celebrate accomplishments, learn from mistakes, and appreciate the past: the good stuff and the parts we're not so proud of.

December 30, 2022

There Should Be No “Season of Giving”

During the holidays, there’s a heightened awareness around philanthropic activities, and many use it as a time to focus on others less fortunate. At Blend, we believe the "season of giving" shouldn't be a season at all.

November 29, 2022

Beyond Blend.

Blend doesn’t just write here: we also write books, create videos, and dive deep into our individual disciplines. Check out some of our external sources of knowledge.

The Web Project Guide

A phase-by-phase look at the web design and development process, providing context to each step.

Coding with Bob

A YouTube series by our director of development, focusing on .NET coding and Optimizely development.

Eating Elephant

A blog about content strategy, information architecture, and understanding user needs.