Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 at 9:00am
The eduStyle Higher-ed Web Awards showcases some of the best college and university websites today. We’re thrilled to see some of our current clients nominated for their impressive efforts in higher education web development!
Each category will receive both a People's Choice and Judged Award. People's Choice voting closes January 21, 2015, and the winners will be announced on January 28, 2015. Read on to see the inventive ways some of our clients are developing their sites and make sure to go out and vote!
Best Overall Website Nominee: Chapman University
Best Redesign Nominee: Clemson University
Best Use of Photography
Thursday, December 11th, 2014 at 9:00am
In previous years, we used to separate our predictions posts for the upcoming year into two separate pieces, namely emerging content management trends and content marketing trends, even though to us, the two concepts have always been intertwined That’s also one of the reasons why we augmented Cascade Server, our CMS, with our content marketing tool, Spectate, almost four years ago Now that the interconnectedness between content management and content marketing has become even more obvious, it’s easier than before to talk about the full content life cycle (“Plan” -> “Create/Manage” ->
Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 at 9:00am
We would like to announce that Cascade Server 7.12.3 is now available for download! This maintenance release contains speed improvements to access checks, the introduction of a new system health monitoring tool, and resolves long publish times due to external link checking.
Cascade Server 7 12 3 addresses the need to speed up access checks as most screens in the system require numerous checks to determine if a user is able to view specific assets Speeding up access checks will also result in improved page rendering times and load times of certain dashboard widgets As your organization grows, so will your number of users and assets within
Friday, December 5th, 2014 at 9:00am
One of the biggest themes we noticed while attending Confab Higher Ed 2014, was the need to improve communication channels among staff and various departments on campus when looking to truly improve a university’s content challenges. We knew this would hit close to home for many of our clients, so we wanted to share what we learned.
Where It Can Get Difficult
The communication between technical and non-technical departments can be especially challenging at times. These two groups often overlook the fact that the underlying mission and desired end results are usually the same, even if it doesn’t always seem that way.
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 at 10:00am
Content Marketing Institute recently published its 2015 B2C (Business to Consumer) Content Marketing Report. While some results show a continuation of last year’s trends, there are a few surprises. Let’s take a look at some of the key takeaways.
77% of B2C marketers responded that they use content marketing This number is down from 90% last year According to CMI, it might be due to the fact that the question was framed in a different manner this year, focusing more on content strategy and not solely on content creation Since the new definition caused a decline, one can assume that a significant percentage of
Thursday, November 27th, 2014 at 9:00am
‘Tis the time of year to give thanks! We are beyond thankful for our wonderful clients and love working with all of our customers throughout the year. We're also very grateful for the opportunity to work for such a great company, and enjoy working with our amazing coworkers every day.
Our Hannon Hill staff is a tight knit group One of our favorite things about working here is getting to collaborate with each other week after week Hannon Hill offers a lot of benefits that other work environments do not, and we know it's important to not take our blessings for granted So this Thanksgiving we wanted to take a moment to share some of
Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 at 9:00am
As search engines are placing an increased emphasis on the freshness of web content, colleges and universities are faced with the challenge of keeping their pages up to date at all times. Hannon Hill customers are leveraging some of the tools that we provide with our products, such as the editorial calendar, the Stale Content Report, and the Content Up for Review Report, to ensure that content creation and updates remain top of mind However, freshness does not only involve the publication of new pages, but also the sharing of content across multiple pages (and multiple sites) While fresh, original content doesn’t write itself, there
Thursday, November 20th, 2014 at 9:00am
This past week we attended the Confab Higher Ed conference, so let’s run through some of the amazing highlights from this year’s program. Let me first say the Confab events committee are a great bunch of folks and the attendee list for the Confab Higher Ed conference is always a high energy group. Higher education institutions from across the country send those charged with content strategy efforts for their campus to this program which tackles a variety of content challenges found in their industry.
Building Relationships is Essential to Success
This seemed to be theme throughout the program this year There were
Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 at 9:00am
Things at Hannon Hill have been hopping, and we decided to slow down for a minute and share some of the fun news and times we’ve had over the past couple months!
Atlanta Tech Village
Our last culture post highlighted our official move to the Atlanta Tech Villageor ATV as everyone here calls it The building was close to completion but not quite there yet when we moved in this summer We're happy to share that construction is pretty much complete and things sure look snazzy around here Even our beautiful new rooftop opened We celebrated the grand opening in style with our fellow tenants this past week at the Village Block
Friday, November 14th, 2014 at 11:00am
This year we attended the AMA Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education for the first time. It’s safe to say it greatly exceeded our expectations. AMA Higher Ed was filled with great presentations, excellent social media coverage, and some very fun attendees.
Don’t try to be something you’re not Students can tell immediately when a brand isn’t being real on social media Many students said they would look to a university’s hashtags to see what the school was promoting The easiest way to tell a consistent story, is to tell the real story, then there’s
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