Author: Chris Rapozo


Cascade User Conference Meet The Speakers

After a great response to our call for speakers, we were able to offer nearly 20 sessions covering a wide range of topics for both Cascade CMS beginners and highly-technical users, as well as a variety of strategic content. Get to know the #CUC23 speakers in this week's blog post.

Thu Jan 26 11:00:00 EST 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


The 2023 User Conference is One Month Away

Join us online February 20-22 to learn, network, and make new friends in the Cascade CMS community. Act now to claim your spot at this year’s event.

Thu Jan 19 11:00:00 EST 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


ChatGPT And What It Means For Higher Ed Marketing

In November 2022, OpenAI, an artificial intelligence (AI) development company based out of San Francisco, released ChatGPT, a language generation model. It is based on the GPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) architecture and fine-tuned for conversational response generation. This week's blog post provides an introduction to ChatGPT and how higher-ed marketers could utilize the tool.

Tue Jan 17 11:00:00 EST 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


Employee Spotlight: Lauren Murray

Lauren Murray is the Services Project Manager on Hannon Hill's professional services team, where she acts as the liaison between our clients and our developers. She helps customers through implementations, migrations, and all other Services projects. She's got a knack for ensuring projects run smoothly and is the glue that holds the Services team together. Get to know Lauren in our January Employee Spotlight.

Thu Jan 12 11:00:00 EST 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


10 Reasons to Attend #CUC23

If you’ve never attended a Cascade User Conference, you may be wondering why you should attend. Here are ten reasons you should join us at #CUC23.

Thu Jan 05 11:00:00 EST 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


10 Best Higher Ed CMS Features For 2023

With the rise of technology and CMS improvements, crafting content that reflects your school's brand image can now be easier for all involved. The 10 features outlined in today's blog post should be part of your CMS wishlist if you want to provide your end users and site visitors with the best user experience possible going into 2023 and beyond.

Tue Dec 27 11:00:00 EST 2022

Author: Chris Rapozo


December 2022 Work Anniversary

In December, we honor and thank Artur Tomusiak, Senior Software Engineer, for his commitment and dedication to Hannon Hill during the last 17 years! Originally from Poland, Artur immigrated to the U.S. in 2002, earned a full ride to Southern Polytechnic State University, now known as Kennesaw State University, graduated in three years, and worked his way from intern to senior software engineer. Read about Artur's American Dream in this month's blog post.

Thu Dec 22 11:00:00 EST 2022

Author: Chris Rapozo


10 Can't Miss Higher Ed Conferences in 2023

If you attended any of the higher education conferences in the Fall of 2022, you couldn't help but notice the positive energy. People were excited to be back in person! We are thrilled about the year to come and compiled a list of 10 conferences benefitting the higher ed industry for you. We hope to see you at a few of them soon!

Tue Dec 20 11:00:00 EST 2022

Author: Chris Rapozo


Employee Spotlight: Sam Skinner

Sam Skinner is Hannon Hill's primary Product Trainer and the person who welcomes people aboard Cascade CMS. He helps familiarize new clients with the application and how to use it, tailor it to their needs and get them comfortable with using the CMS. Occasionally, Sam writes product documentation and helps the support staff when needed. Get to know Sam in our December Employee Spotlight.

Thu Dec 15 11:00:00 EST 2022

Author: Chris Rapozo


The 2023 User Conference Schedule Is Now Available

We're excited to announce the schedule of topics and presenters lined up for the 2023 Cascade CMS User Conference.

Tue Dec 13 09:00:00 EST 2022

Author: Chris Rapozo


Have You Registered for the User Conference Yet?

Have you claimed your spot for this year's user conference? Join us online February 20-22, 2023, for three days of sessions, networking, and socialization!

Thu Dec 08 11:00:00 EST 2022

Author: Kat Liendgens


2023 Cassie Awards - Succeeding With Cascade CMS

We’re excited to announce the return of the annual Cassie Awards. Let’s celebrate our customers, who are doing amazing things with Cascade and with their website, by recognizing them at the virtual Cassie Award Ceremony as part of our User Conference in February.

Tue Dec 06 11:00:00 EST 2022

Author: Chris Rapozo


Higher Ed Story Marketing Examples From Our Clients

In a recent blog post we shared how colleges and universities can build trust and stand out in an increasingly competitive higher ed marketplace by connecting with audiences through the art of storytelling. In this week’s blog post, we decided to go the “show, don’t tell” route and provide real-world story marketing examples from some of our clients.

Thu Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 2022

Author: Chris Rapozo


November 2022 Work Anniversary: An Interview With Bradley Wagner

This November, we celebrated Bradley Wagner, our VP of Engineering, and congratulated him on 18 years with the company. We thanked him for his leadership throughout the nearly two decades at Hannon Hill, which helped make the firm one of the leaders in the higher education CMS space today. In honor of this milestone, we decided to interview the man behind the product and share his story with you by asking him the following questions about his journey.

Wed Nov 30 14:20:00 EST 2022

Author: Chris Rapozo


Employee Spotlight: Fernando Blanco

Fernando Blanco is a senior Web Developer on the Professional Services team. He works on code and implements website designs for Cascade CMS. He also provides customized solutions as requested/needed for our Clients. Learn more about Fernando in this month's Employee Spotlight.

Wed Nov 23 11:00:00 EST 2022

Author: Chris Rapozo


Cascade CMS Chronicles: 8.22 On-Prem Release Spotlight

We are excited to announce that Cascade CMS version 8.22 is now available for download. Enjoy the latest improvements to structured data blocks and pages, new Query API enhancements, an updated Google Analytics Connector verification process, and other exciting updates.

Thu Nov 17 11:00:00 EST 2022

Author: Chris Rapozo


Customer Spotlight: The University of Alberta

The University of Alberta, a client and user of Cascade CMS since 2019, is a top 5 Canadian University that discovered the power of personalization in early 2022. U of A’s first interaction with Clive, Hannon Hill’s personalization tool, was through Clive Forms, its second through a Smart Content campaign. This is U of A’s Clive story:

Thu Nov 10 11:00:00 EST 2022

Author: Chris Rapozo


Higher Ed Story Marketing: The Art Of Connecting With Audiences Through Storytelling

Stories and storytelling has been around since ancient times. Stories educate, unite, give purpose and connect. Forming an emotional connection between your audience and your organization has never been more critical. Learn how to connect with your audience in this week's blog on storytelling.

Thu Nov 03 11:00:00 EDT 2022

Author: Chris Rapozo


Register Today for the November Groupcamp Training

Join us for the next Cascade CMS Groupcamp taking place online Monday, November 14 - Tuesday, November 15.

Tue Nov 01 11:00:00 EDT 2022

Author: Asheley Bullen


October 2022 Work Anniversaries

In the month of October, we're proud to celebrate the work anniversaries of two team members, Lauren Murray, and Elisabeth Hutzel. Learn more about these team members by reading this month's work anniversary blog post.

Thu Oct 27 10:00:00 EDT 2022

Author: Chris Rapozo


Employee Spotlight: Asheley Bullen

Asheley Bullen is Hannon Hill's Human Resources Manager. Asheley's work consists of making sure we're compliant with our 401(k) plan, and other times it's running payroll, hiring new team members, and checking in with employees to ensure everyone is set up for success.

Tue Oct 25 11:00:00 EDT 2022

Author: Chris Rapozo


Customer Spotlight: University of California San Diego

When the University of California San Diego switched to Cascade CMS in 2008, it required a well-structured web content management system to load hundreds of sites quickly and efficiently migrate its existing content to a new CMS. Today, the team at UCSD manages close to 400 separate sites using Cascade CMS. This spotlight explains how UCSD gets the most out of its subscription.

Thu Oct 20 11:00:00 EDT 2022

Author: Laura Rives


Calling All Speakers!

The call for speakers for the next Cascade CMS User Conference is open. If you have a story to tell, we want to hear from you!

Thu Oct 13 11:00:00 EDT 2022

Author: Laura Rives


8 Steps of a Successful Content Audit

In this blog post, we outline eight steps of a successful content audit to help you fully understand the structure and quality of your web content.

Thu Oct 06 11:00:00 EDT 2022

Author: Chris Rapozo


5 Ways to Engage Parents of College-Bound High Schoolers Through Personalization

Parents are among the top influencers of college-bound high schoolers deciding which university or college to attend. Learn how to leverage a more personalized visitor experience to optimize college recruitment efforts in an age of intensive parenting with these five tactics.

Tue Sep 27 11:00:00 EDT 2022

Author: Laura Rives


5 Reasons You Can't Miss the Cascade CMS User Conference

The Cascade CMS User Conference is your opportunity to learn from fellow users and hear expert tips from the makers of the software. Here are five reasons you should register today!

Thu Sep 22 11:00:00 EDT 2022

Author: Chris Rapozo


Employee Spotlight: Ryan Griffith

Ryan Griffith is a Developer for Hannon Hill's Product team, focusing on the front-end development of Cascade CMS and Clive. He also answers customer technical support questions.

Thu Sep 15 11:00:00 EDT 2022

Author: Laura Rives


7 Techniques to Modernize Your Social Media Strategy

You’ve mastered the fundamentals of a great social media strategy and it’s time to leverage more modern techniques. Check out this blog post for seven contemporary tips for reaching savvy audiences.

Tue Sep 06 11:00:00 EDT 2022

Author: Chris Rapozo


5 Tips to Help Launch Your Website to the Top of Google

Google recently announced the newest updates to its search engine algorithm and provided helpful tips content creators should know. This blog post contains five powerful tips on getting your content to the top of search results pages.

Tue Aug 30 11:00:00 EDT 2022

Author: Chris Rapozo


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

Join us on Wednesday, September 7 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 Aug 25 11:00:00 EDT 2022

Author: Chris Rapozo


Employee Spotlight: Rebekah Langston

Rebekah Langston is Hannon Hill’s Customer Success Specialist and responsible for connecting with clients daily to equip them to meet their strategic goals by fully utilizing all features Cascade CMS and Clive have to offer.

Thu Aug 18 11:00:00 EDT 2022

Author: Asheley Bullen


August 2022 Work Anniversaries

In the month of August, we're proud to celebrate the work anniversaries of three team members, Tim Reilly, Dean Smith, and Sam Skinner. Learn more about these team members by reading this month's work anniversary blog post.

Tue Aug 16 11:00:00 EDT 2022

Author: Chris Rapozo


Cascade CMS Chronicles: 8.21 On-Prem Release Spotlight

Cascade CMS 8.21 on-prem includes a number of features and enhancements centered around the workflow interface, workflow report, and Cascade's multi-tabbed editing feature, as well as several performance enhancements related to Page copying and advanced editing components.

Thu Aug 11 11:00:00 EDT 2022

Author: Laura Rives


Register Today for the August Groupcamp Training

Join us for the next Cascade CMS Groupcamp taking place online Monday, August 22 - Tuesday, August 23.

Tue Aug 09 11:00:00 EDT 2022

Author: Laura Rives


Cascade CMS User Conference - New Dates and New Pricing

The Cascade CMS User Conference has been rescheduled and the pricing has decreased. We are excited to host our largest community event to date!

Thu Aug 04 11:00:00 EDT 2022

Author: Laura Rives


How to Crowdsource Content

Crowdsourcing content can better align you with industry experts and strengthen your brand with social proof. It can also help teams with time and resource constraints publish high-quality content. Check out this blog post for four tips on crowdsourcing content.

Thu Jul 28 11:00:00 EDT 2022

Author: Laura Rives


Four Characteristics of Highly-Effective Content

In this blog post we take a look at four reasonable, easy-to-implement techniques to take your content strategy to the next level.

Thu Jul 21 11:00:00 EDT 2022

Author: Kat Liendgens


Web Content Trends in Higher Education

When talking about web trends, the conversation tends to veer to design. Let's take a look at seven web content trends in higher education.

Thu Jul 14 11:00:00 EDT 2022

Author: Laura Rives


Higher Ed RFPs: Tips for Getting Best-Fit Proposals

Authoring an RFP is a big undertaking, but it also means you're one step closer to a new product or service. Here are our tips for crafting RFPs that get great responses from high-quality bidders.

Thu Jun 23 11:00:00 EDT 2022

Author: Meg O'Connor


What's New in Clive: Custom search parameters, multiple file upload support and visitor fields

Explore recent updates and improvements to Clive including custom search parameters, multiple file upload support, visitor fields as well as more information on an upcoming integration.

Tue May 24 11:00:00 EDT 2022

Author: Daisy Perper


Register Today for the June Groupcamp Training Event

Join us for the next Cascade CMS Groupcamp taking place online Monday, June 13 - Tuesday, June 14.

Thu May 12 11:00:00 EDT 2022

Author: Laura Rives


Overcoming the Challenges of Content Migration

In this blog post, we take a look at our free-to-use Migration Tool, which has helped hundreds of Cascade CMS users migrate content from Ektron, WordPress, Drupal, and more.

Tue Apr 26 13:00:00 EDT 2022

Author: Daisy Perper


Email Marketing: 5 Tips to Boost Delivery

With the rise of increasing email marketing spend, it’s important to ensure that you’re getting the most value for your dollar. Check out our round-up of how organizations are working to boost delivery results and inbox placement.

Thu Apr 21 11:00:00 EDT 2022

Author: Kat Liendgens


How to Make Things Easier on Your Content Contributors

In today's blog post, we're diving into four ways to make things easier on your content contributors.

Tue Apr 05 11:00:00 EDT 2022

Author: Daisy Perper


Five Gripping Benefits of Web Personalization

The proven benefits of website personalization support an enhanced user experience, and the time is now to jumpstart your brands path to personalization.

Thu Mar 31 11:00:00 EDT 2022

Author: Laura Rives


New Higher Education Benchmark Report

Download a new report from Hannon Hill and Monsido to review industry benchmark data on web accessibility, content quality assurance, response time, SEO, and performance and uptime.

Wed Mar 23 11:00:00 EDT 2022

Author: Laura Rives


Web Governance: Building the Framework and the Committee

Web governance doesn’t have to be daunting. A small investment now can evolve into an empowering set of standards to bring you from chasing shiny objects to tackling strategic projects.

Tue Mar 15 11:00:00 EDT 2022

Author: Daisy Perper


Must-Listen Higher Ed Podcasts

Check out our must-listen podcasts for Higher Ed web, marketing, and admissions professionals in 2022.

Tue Mar 08 14:00:00 EST 2022

Author: Daisy Perper


Evolving Technologies: Three Ways to Stay Connected to Gen-Z

In today’s blog post, we outline three ways to stay connected to the tech savvy Generation Z audience, and maintain that personal connection in 2022.

Thu Feb 17 11:00:00 EST 2022

Author: Laura Rives


Can't-Miss Conferences for Higher Ed Web and Marketing Professionals

In this blog post we highlight eight industry conferences for higher ed web and marketing professionals. With a mix of virtual and in-person opportunities, we look forward to connecting with you at an event this year.

Tue Feb 15 11:00:00 EST 2022