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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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Why Planning Matters

Web teams need plans. Ongoing planning can result in higher ROI, improved long-term site health and an optimized experience for editors and site visitors.

August 4, 2021

Digital Optimization is for Marketers

The expectations and demands of digital marketing managers have increased dramatically. Account Success Manager Taylor Lopour talks about how digital optimization can help.

May 18, 2021

Content Strategy and Crisis Communications

Over the past several weeks, we’ve seen a spectrum of responses to the ongoing COVID–19 pandemic, including our own. Blend's Director of Strategy Corey Vilhauer writes on how we can straddle the line between hiatus and action, building upon a content strategy for crisis communications.

May 6, 2020

Chapter 24: Maintain and Improve Off-site link

And the real work begins: how to manage the support and maintenance process, circulate and check new content, and keep the site fresh long after launch day.

April 16, 2020 | The Web Project Guide

Chapter 23: Plan for Post-Launch Operations Off-site link

An effective website depends on a collection of humans performing roles. Who are these people, what are they being asked to do, and how are lines of communication and reporting established?

April 15, 2020 | The Web Project Guide

Chapter 8: Gather Insight From Your Metrics Off-site link

A website generates lots of numbers representing how visitors behave. What numbers are important, and what numbers can translate to some measure of “success?”

August 16, 2019 | The Web Project Guide

Understanding Customers: Data, Journeys and Insights

In advance of Now What? Workshops, we’re featuring short interviews with our smart and wonderful workshop speakers. This week, we talk to Jon Crowley about analytics and metrics — and how to use metrics to make better content decisions.

February 27, 2018 | Jon Crowley

A Web Analytics Primer

Understanding analytics takes more than just a Google Analytics account – it takes a thoughtful and relevant strategy, from determining audience needs to accurately tracking outcomes.

March 4, 2014

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.