Author: Laura Rives


Calculating the ROI of a CMS

ROI is a calculation that can be used to evaluate the success of a software investment at any stage of the project. Read on for a simple way to calculate the return on investment of a content management system.

Wed Oct 07 11:00:00 EDT 2020

Author: Daisy Perper


What's New in Cascade CMS and Clive Webinar

Join us on Wednesday, October 14 for a live webinar to learn what's new and next with Cascade CMS and Clive. We'll leave plenty of time for Q&A.

Thu Oct 01 11:00:00 EDT 2020

Author: Laura Rives


The True Costs of an Open Source CMS

An open source CMS has inherent benefits, but dig a little deeper and you might find hidden costs and hardships that don’t make sense for your business.

Thu Sep 10 11:00:00 EDT 2020

Author: Laura Rives


Webinar Alert: What's New in Cascade CMS and Clive

Join us on Wednesday, July 15 for a live webinar to learn what's new and next with Cascade CMS and Clive. We'll leave plenty of time for Q&A.

Wed Jul 01 11:00:00 EDT 2020

Author: Laura Rives


Announcing Alerts Center: a NEW Site-Wide Communication Template

Available immediately to all Cascade CMS customers, the Alerts Center is a site built to provide alerts and emergency information.

Thu Apr 30 11:00:00 EDT 2020

Author: Laura Rives


April Training Offerings

In order to get the most out of your Cascade CMS implementation during this critical time, we’ve set up additional training opportunities that we encourage you to take advantage of in April.

Tue Apr 14 11:00:00 EDT 2020

Author: Daisy Perper


Introducing the NEW Hannon Hill Website

In March 2020, our team published a completely-redesigned website. This is a journal of what we did, how long it took, how many people were involved, and what we learned.

Thu Mar 12 11:00:00 EDT 2020

Author: Laura Rives


Three Key Benefits to Structured Content Authoring

Managing content in chunks enables you to get more out of your content with less work. Read on to learn the top three ways in which structured content can benefit your organization.

Tue Feb 04 11:00:00 EST 2020

Author: Kat Liendgens


Exciting Updates to the Cascade Exchange

We are always striving to provide our customers with ways to do more with less. That’s why we continue to deliver fully functional examples and starter sites that can be downloaded for free from our Cascade Exchange. Take a look at the recently rolled out updates to some of our most popular sites.

Thu Dec 19 11:00:00 EST 2019

Author: Laura Rives


Webinar Alert - Content Personalization: The Low-Hanging Fruit

Join us on Tuesday, December 3 for an encore of our HighEdWeb presentation highlighting some of the powerful ways you can implement website personalization with no coding or development skills necessary.

Tue Nov 19 11:00:00 EST 2019

Author: Laura Rives


Seven Questions to Ask When Evaluating Personalization Providers

Part seven, the final installment in a series about digital personalization in higher education. Read on for questions to ask when considering if you need to invest in additional marketing technologies or staff.

Thu Nov 14 11:00:00 EST 2019

Author: Laura Rives


How Do I Respect a Visitor’s Privacy When Personalizing Content?

Part six of seven in a series about digital personalization in higher education. Read on to learn about remaining non-invasive when delivering targeted content.

Thu Nov 07 11:00:00 EST 2019

Author: Laura Rives


Which Digital Channels Should I Personalize First?

Part five of seven in a series about digital personalization in higher education. Read on to learn about which channels to leverage first on your path to one-to-one personalization.

Tue Oct 29 11:00:00 EDT 2019

Author: Laura Rives


What Data Do I Need to be Prepared for Digital Personalization?

Part four of seven in a series about digital personalization in higher education. Read on to learn about the prerequisites to personalization and the steps to collect the data you need.

Thu Oct 17 11:00:00 EDT 2019

Author: Laura Rives


How Do I Segment My Audience and Build Personas?

Part three of seven in a series about digital personalization in higher education. Read on to learn about dividing your audience into groups to deliver content more aligned to their needs and interests.

Thu Oct 03 11:00:00 EDT 2019

Author: Kat Liendgens


Personalization 101: Implicit versus Explicit personalization

Part two of seven in a series about digital personalization in higher education. Read on to learn about implicit (inferred) personalization versus explicit (volunteered) personalization.

Thu Sep 26 11:00:00 EDT 2019

Author: Laura Rives


What is Targeted Content Delivery and Why Should I Care?

Part one of seven in a series about digital personalization in higher education. Read on to learn about targeted content delivery and its importance to prospective students.

Thu Sep 19 11:00:00 EDT 2019

Author: Laura Rives


Webinar Alert: What's New in Cascade CMS

As you may know, we're hosting a quarterly webinar series to walk you through recently-released features, polishes, and fixes in Cascade CMS.

Tue Jul 02 11:00:00 EDT 2019

Author: Laura Rives


Webinar Recording: Beyond Templates - Build a Toolkit and Playbook for Successful Websites

Access a recording of "Beyond Templates - Build a Toolkit & Playbook for Successful Websites", a webinar delivered by David Poteet, President and Founder at NewCity.

Thu Jun 27 11:00:00 EDT 2019

Author: Laura Rives


Remaining Authentic in a Time of Automation

While automation helps marketers reach a broader audience and make better decisions, it’s important to also maintain brand voice and offer a personal touch. In this blog post, we share three tips for remaining authentic in today’s tech climate.

Thu Mar 07 11:00:00 EST 2019

Author: Miranda Stephen


Effective Crisis Communication Strategies For The Web

In this blog post, we take a look at how to prepare crisis communication strategies and effectively implement them in the digital world.

Thu Feb 28 11:00:00 EST 2019

Author: Miranda Stephen


Accessibility: Background, Importance, and Software

Learn about the significance of accessibility and suggested methods to accommodate inclusion within the digital scale.

Tue Feb 19 11:00:00 EST 2019

Author: Angela Seckinger


Analyzing Your Competition To Prepare For Your Website Redesign

Taking a performance snapshot of your competitors’ websites is important for discovering opportunities during your redesign. The following is an overview of the some competitive analysis basics to identify the strengths and weaknesses of your competitors’ websites. We also highlight a few of the tools available to more efficiently get an edge on your competition.

Thu Feb 14 11:00:00 EST 2019

Author: Angela Seckinger


What's New in Cascade CMS

Our latest release of Cascade CMS (8.11+) provides five new ways that will help you “do more, faster" in 2019.

Thu Feb 07 11:00:00 EST 2019

Author: Angela Seckinger


Is It Time For A Website Redesign?

This blog post will help you determine if it’s time to redesign your website and, if so, some insight into next steps.

Thu Jan 17 11:00:00 EST 2019

Author: Laura Rives


Centralized vs. Decentralized Web Governance - What’s Right for You?

In this blog post, we take a look at the two primary ways in which web governance teams are structured and initial steps to take to put a policy in place.

Thu Dec 06 11:00:00 EST 2018

Author: Laura Rives


Upcoming Webinar: Digital Transformation for Better Engagement and Better Results

In this webinar, Kat Liendgens will examine some of the ways in which higher education institutions are approaching the challenge of optimizing the visitor experience for their target personas. Claim your spot now!

Thu Nov 15 11:00:00 EST 2018

Author: Angela Seckinger


Cassie Awards - Succeeding with Cascade CMS

The Cassie Awards celebrate the most successful users of Cascade CMS and spotlights their unique efforts with the content management solution. In this blog post, we share the winners of the 2018 Cassie Awards and highlight their achievements.

Thu Oct 25 11:00:00 EDT 2018

Author: Kat Liendgens


Customer Spotlight: Sauk Valley Community College

In this blog post, we take a look at how Sauk Valley Community College is integrating Cascade CMS with other applications and systems to avoid entering the same content more than once.

Tue Aug 28 11:00:00 EDT 2018

Author: Kat Liendgens


Customer Spotlight: University of Montana's Mobile App

Learn how the University of Montana used Cascade CMS to strategically create once, publish everywhere by pushing content to its mobile app.

Tue Jul 31 11:00:00 EDT 2018

Author: First Last


Cascade CMS Chronicles: Features That Promote Accountability

Cascade CMS fosters collaboration, supports content quality, and enables accountability. In this blog post, we look at three ways Cascade CMS promotes accountability.

Wed Jun 06 11:00:00 EDT 2018

Author: Patrice Meadows


Webinar Recording: Work Smarter, Not Harder with Cascade CMS

Many are tasked with accomplishing more with less and with Cascade CMS, it’s possible.This webinar explains how one client used templates built in Cascade CMS to power their site’s redesign.

Wed May 23 11:00:00 EDT 2018

Author: Kat Liendgens


Customer Spotlight: State Center Community College District

In this blog post, we look at the award-winning, newly redesigned website for the State Center Community College District.

Thu May 17 11:00:00 EDT 2018

Author: Patrice Meadows


Don’t Miss This Free Workshop on Web Accessibility

Web accessibility is a huge priority for those working in higher education. In this blog post, we highlight a free event we’re hosting with our partners at Siteimprove.

Thu May 10 11:00:00 EDT 2018

Author: Patrice Meadows


Marketing in Higher Ed: Content Distribution Explained

How content is delivered to audiences is a critical component of Content Strategy. In this blog post, we explain how to improve content distribution in higher ed.

Tue May 08 11:00:00 EDT 2018

Author: Kat Liendgens


Customer Spotlight: Point Park University

Redesigning a website can be a huge undertaking. In this blog post, we highlight how we helped the web team at Point Park University implement an entirely new website.

Thu Apr 26 11:00:00 EDT 2018

Author: Patrice Meadows


Understanding Site Accessibility: Accessible Websites in Higher Education

Maintaining accessible websites is essential in higher education. In this blog post, we highlight various organizations that are succeeding with site accessibility.

Wed Apr 18 11:00:00 EDT 2018

Author: Patrice Meadows


Cascade CMS Chronicles: Use Content Tags to Promote Content Discovery

Help site visitors discover content they’ll love with Cascade CMS. Read this blog post to learn about a new feature that makes linking related content easy and simple.

Tue Apr 10 11:00:00 EDT 2018

Author: Patrice Meadows


Understanding Site Accessibility: Supporting Robust Options

Many users rely on assistive technologies to interact with content online. In this blog post, we’ll explain how to make your site compatible with various user agents.

Thu Apr 05 11:00:00 EDT 2018

Author: Patrice Meadows


Cascade CMS Chronicles: Cascade CMS 8.9 is Here

We constantly improve Cascade CMS so users can achieve more. In this blog post, we highlight features in Cascade CMS 8.9 that support efficiency.

Wed Apr 04 11:00:00 EDT 2018

Author: Patrice Meadows


Understanding Site Accessibility: Making Content Understandable

Making content work for individuals with an array of interests and abilities can be difficult. In this blog post, we explain how to make content more understandable.

Thu Mar 29 11:00:00 EDT 2018

Author: Patrice Meadows


Understanding Site Accessibility: Why Operability Is Important

Accessibility is about more than alt tags and video captions, it’s about helping users move through your site with ease. In this blog post, we explain the principle of operability and explain why it’s essential to site accessibility.

Thu Mar 22 11:00:00 EDT 2018

Author: Patrice Meadows


Understanding Site Accessibility: Offering Perceivable Content

Offering equal access to websites means meeting several standards governing site accessibility. In this blog post, we explain the fundamentals of perceivability.

Thu Mar 15 11:00:00 EDT 2018

Author: Dawn Watkins


Understanding Website OCR Complaints

Receiving a letter of complaint from the Office of Civil Rights is a serious matter. This blog post explains the remediation process and how to prevent future issues.

Tue Mar 13 11:00:00 EDT 2018

Author: Patrice Meadows


Understanding Site Accessibility: What It Is and Why It Exists

Focusing on site accessibility is one to improve the experience of many users at once. In this blog post, we’ll explain site accessibility and why it matters.

Thu Mar 08 11:00:00 EST 2018

Author: Patrice Meadows


How AMP Stories Can Transform Your Search Strategy

New technology has transformed SEO in various ways. In this blog post, we explain how to use a new kind of search to drive more traffic to your website.

Tue Mar 06 11:00:00 EST 2018

Author: Employee Spotlight: Patrice Meadows


Cascade CMS User Groups Are Back

User Groups connect customers from various organizations to exchange practical tips and best practices for using Cascade CMS. Read this blog post to learn more about the first Cascade CMS User Group sessions of 2018.

Tue Feb 27 11:00:00 EST 2018

Author: Patrice Meadows


Webinar Recording: What’s Next With Accessibility

Maintaining accessible websites is a huge priority for those in higher education or government. This blog post announces the release a webinar recording that explains key elements of web accessibility.

Thu Feb 15 11:00:00 EST 2018

Author: Patrice Meadows


Top 5 Ways Cascade CMS Helps Contributors Improve Content Quality

Creating outstanding content means supporting contributors at every turn. This blog post highlights five ways that Cascade CMS helps contributors create better content.

Tue Feb 13 11:00:00 EST 2018

Author: Patrice Meadows


Create Better Experiences for All Students Using Cascade CMS

Creating messages that resonate with prospective students is essential. This blog post explains how Cascade CMS makes it easy to connect with students no matter who they are.

Thu Feb 08 11:00:00 EST 2018

Author: Lauren Murray


Customer Spotlight: University of Nebraska at Kearney

In this blog post, we talk to UNK about their accessibility plan, best practices, and recommendations for other organizations.

Tue Feb 06 11:00:00 EST 2018

Author: Patrice Meadows


10 Tools to Help You Improve Site Accessibility

There’s still time to ensure that your organization’s site complies with federal regulations on web accessibility. This blog post highlights ten tools that help you find accessibility issues on your website.

Thu Feb 01 11:00:00 EST 2018

Author: Patrice Meadows


How to Build a News Site in Cascade CMS

Helping site visitors find new ways to interact with content can help improve their digital experience. In this blog, we share tips for creating a news site using features in Cascade CMS.

Wed Jan 31 11:00:00 EST 2018

Author: Lauren Murray


Customer Spotlight: University of Dayton

In this blog post from Hannon Hill, learn how the University of Dayton’s IT and Marketing teams work together to create a successful recruiting website.

Tue Jan 30 11:00:00 EST 2018

Author: Bradley Wagner


CMS Chronicles: Everything You Need to Know About Cascade CMS 8.8

We’re committed to giving teams the tools they need to create and manage quality sites. In this blog, we highlight some of the ways users do more together with Cascade CMS.

Wed Jan 24 11:00:00 EST 2018

Author: Bradley Wagner


Checking Accessibility is Faster, Easier and More Thorough in Cascade CMS 8.8

We’re always looking for new ways to help teams accomplish more, together. In this blog post, we highlight an exciting new feature that allows SiteImprove users to access helpful information within Cascade CMS.

Tue Jan 16 11:00:00 EST 2018

Author: Patrice Meadows


Top 5 Marketing Trends To Watch in 2018

Each year trends change how organizations interact with customers. In this blog post, we count down five trends we’re watching in 2018.

Wed Jan 10 11:00:00 EST 2018

Author: Patrice Meadows


[New White Paper] Is WordPress Right For Me?

WordPress is a widely-used blogging platform that can also support complex websites. In this blog post, we highlight a new white paper that explains some of the benefits and challenges involved with using WordPress.

Thu Jan 04 11:00:00 EST 2018