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Know your audience, your competition does

“That was great, we’ll be in touch”. “Yes, we’d love to do business with you. Let’s get started.” That is the difference between a generic, canned presentation and one that reaches out and touches the audience, making everyone feel you know and understand them. Most people understand the importance of knowing your audience. Whether it is a… read more >

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5 Questions For Your Content and Commerce Implementation Partner

In their quest to improve the experiences they deliver to their customers and under pressure to move more business online, companies are increasingly looking at upgrading or replacing their existing web content management systems (WCMs) and their ecommerce systems at the same time. Due to the complexity of adding just one business-critical platform, let alone two, this… read more >

Gilbane Digital Content Conference 2017

The Gilbane Digital Content Conference brings together content strategists and managers, marketers, technologists, IT and business executives, as well as external service providers to learn and share how to put the pieces of the puzzle together. At this year’s conference Digital Clarity Group will be well represented.

Cathy McKnight will facilitate a workshop on November 30th on Mapping Customer Journeys and Managing Content: How to Align Practices for Great Customer Experience. In this workshop participants will learn how to overlay journey maps onto their content management infrastructure and evolve their CMS as a true hub of engagement. The workshop includes a lot of interactivity and exercises (journey mapping, scenario development), and discussion on to leverage current CMS and other marketing technology solutions to support the mapped customer  journey.

Cathy will also moderate three panels:

Mary Laplante will moderate two sessions on Wednesday, November 29, 2017:

Jill Finger Gibson will moderate two panels on Tuesday, November 28, 2017:

Hollywood: coming to a business near you

The other night my husband and I saw American Made, the recent movie starring Tom Cruise as a rogue pilot who gets enmeshed with drug cartels. It was an energetic, fast-paced, entertaining movie that we both enjoyed. Funny thing, though. The first comments that both my husband and I made to each other when walking… read more >

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Artificial intelligence grabs center stage at AIIM’s information management leadership council

Last week I attended and chaired a panel at the AIIM Executive Leadership Council in Washington, D.C. Attendees were drawn from the AIIM board, visionaries and thought leaders working in the information management space, and senior executives from some of the leading information management vendors. The event’s purpose was to identify emerging technologies and markets… read more >

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Should we go with a headless content management system?

If you are involved with your organization’s content management system in any capacity, you have probably heard the term “headless CMS” bantered about and have wondered what the heck everyone was talking about. Here’s the answer: headless is a (not-so-new) “new” approach for architecting web content management that has roots in decoupled content management systems…. read more >

What Direction Will You Take?

Seven Lessons Learned for Successful Content Management System Implementations

Selecting the right CMS by using known best practices is a great way to start your organization’s journey on the road to success. But it’s only half the battle; next comes the hard part, which is to complete a successful CMS implementation using the lessons learned from organizations that have already gone through the process…. read more >

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What’s in Store for BloomReach + Hippo?

My colleague Jill Finger Gibson has done a great job analyzing the challenges and opportunities presented by the late October acquisition of WCM vendor Hippo by Silicon Valley’s BloomReach, which offers a commerce-centric personalization platform. Not the least of those is the perrenial question when a company is acquired: What does it mean for the… read more >

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CMS Vendor M&A Continues With Bloomreach’s Acquisition of Hippo

A few months ago my colleague Alan Pelz-Sharpe published a report noting the increase in acquisitions of CMS vendors, such as those of Sitecore, Episerver, and Ektron by private equity firms (with the latter two acquired by the same firm and subsequently merged) and of CrownPeak by Active Standards. The report predicted that this trend… read more >

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Headless CMS – just a fad?

As advisors to enterprise buyers of technology and services you might think we answer the same questions time and time again. But every so often something new arises in the discussions. Meme-like, this topic suddenly seems to pop up in every customer conversation. A few years ago it was the question of going to the… read more >

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