Author: Chris Rapozo


Don't Miss Out! The First Groupcamp Training Event of 2024.

Take advantage of our upcoming virtual Groupcamp training event taking place Monday, March 4 - Tuesday, March 5.

Tue Feb 13 11:00:00 EST 2024

Author: Chris Rapozo


The Cascade CMS User Conference is Two Weeks Away!

It’s nearly that time of year! In two short weeks, join us online for the 2024 Cascade CMS User Conference!

Tue Feb 06 11:00:00 EST 2024

Author: Chris Rapozo


10 Reasons to Attend #CUC24

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 #CUC24.

Thu Feb 01 11:00:00 EST 2024

Author: Chris Rapozo


Employee Spotlight: Matthew Wren

Meet Matthew Wren, Hannon Hill's Web Development Support and Services Specialist. Get to know him in this month's employee spotlight.

Thu Jan 25 11:00:00 EST 2024

Author: Chris Rapozo


The 2024 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.

Tue Jan 23 11:00:00 EST 2024

Author: Chris Rapozo


Meet Your 2024 Cascade User Conference Technical Track Speakers

Get to you know your 2024 Cascade User Conference technical track speakers and their respective topics.

Thu Jan 18 11:00:00 EST 2024

Author: Chris Rapozo


Meet Your 2024 Cascade User Conference Strategic Track Speakers

Get to you know your 2024 Cascade User Conference strategic track speakers and their respective topics.

Tue Jan 09 11:00:00 EST 2024

Author: Chris Rapozo


Meet Your 2024 Cascade User Conference Workshop Speakers

Get to you know your 2024 Cascade User Conference workshop speakers and the respective workshop track descriptions.

Thu Jan 04 11:00:00 EST 2024

Author: Chris Rapozo


Year in Review: Looking Back on 2023

As 2023 draws to a close, we reflect on a year filled with successful events, insightful discussions, and meaningful connections. Join us on a journey down memory lane as we reflect on the year with gratitude.

Thu Dec 28 11:00:00 EST 2023

Author: Bradley Wagner


Cascade CMS Chronicles: 8.24 On-Prem Release Spotlight

We are excited to announce that Cascade CMS version 8.24 is now available for download. Enjoy our new Unused Assets Report, Enhanced Broken Link Report, Siteimprove Prepublish Integration, and other exciting updates.

Tue Dec 26 11:00:00 EST 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


10 Best Higher-Ed Marketing Podcasts for 2024

Back by popular demand. Check out who made the list of the best 10 higher-ed marketing podcasts for 2024. We have some newcomers this year!

Thu Dec 21 11:00:00 EST 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


Employee Spotlight: Alexis Dixon

Meet Alexis Dixon, Hannon Hill's HR Coordinator. Alexis leads recruiting efforts, implements policies, manages performance, and liaises between vendors and our employees. Get to know her in this month's employee spotlight.

Tue Dec 19 11:00:00 EST 2023

Author: Kat Liendgens


8 Higher Education Web Trends to Watch in 2024

The end of the year is an excellent opportunity to look ahead and identify the predominant web trends to expect in the upcoming year. This blog post focuses on eight higher-ed web trends to watch in 2024. Give it a look.

Thu Dec 14 11:00:00 EST 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


Have You Registered for the 2024 User Conference Yet?

Have you claimed your spot for this year's user conference? Join us online February 20-22, 2024, for three days of sessions, networking, and socialization!

Tue Dec 12 11:00:00 EST 2023

Author: Gary Hudoff


10 AI Tools That Can Help Higher-Ed Marketing Teams Work More Efficiently

Discover the latest AI tools revolutionizing higher education marketing, featuring top picks like ChatGPT, DALL-E 3, and Sprout Social. This insightful post guides you through selecting efficient, effective AI-powered resources to enhance your team's productivity and creativity in higher-ed marketing.

Thu Dec 07 11:00:00 EST 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


14 Can't Miss Higher Ed Marketing Conferences in 2024

Wondering which higher-ed marketing conference to attend in 2024? We have you covered with a list of 14 can't-miss higher-ed marketing conferences in 2024. Give it a look!

Tue Nov 28 11:00:00 EST 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


Employee Spotlight: Chris Ducote

Meet Chris Ducote, an engineer on our Support team. Chris fields bug reports, feature requests, and various other inquiries surrounding our Cascade CMS and Clive products. Get to know Chris in our November Employee Spotlight.

Tue Nov 21 11:00:00 EST 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


Case Study: Rappahannock Community College

Read about how Rappahannock Community College empowered its staff with a more direct and flexible way to manage its web content with Cascade CMS.

Thu Nov 16 11:00:00 EST 2023

Author: Gary Hudoff


3 Strategies to Promote Diversity in Student Recruitment

Discover three strategies to enhance diversity in student recruitment, backed by real-world success stories. Interested in a diverse educational future? Dive into our post to learn more!

Thu Nov 09 11:00:00 EST 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


Webinar Recap: The Power of a Well-Managed Website

Our recent webinar on "The Power of a Well-Managed Website" gave attendees insights into the intricacies of effective website management. With expert perspectives, the session explored the importance of user satisfaction, accessibility, SEO, and more. Read the recap today.

Thu Nov 02 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


Webinar Recap: Navigating the Demographic Enrollment Cliff

On October 25, Hannon Hill hosted a webinar on how to navigate the demographic enrollment cliff. The webinar featured insights from speakers Carrie Phillips, Chief Marketing Officer of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Hannon Hill's Marketing Specialist, Chris Rapozo. Learn how you can prepare for the cliff.

Thu Oct 26 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Kat Liendgens


2023 HighEdWeb Takeaways

Hannon Hill has supported and attended the annual HighEdWeb conference for over a dozen years, and we continue to be impressed with the thoughtfulness, creativity, and passion of the higher education community. This a recap of some of the presentation for #HEWeb23.

Thu Oct 19 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


5 Reasons You Can't Miss the 2024 Cascade CMS User Conference

The 2024 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!

Tue Oct 17 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


Employee Spotlight: Nate Sims

Meet Nate Sims, a Web Services Developer on our Professional Services team. Nate works closely with our clients to ensure their implementations go smoothly. Get to know Nate in our October Employee Spotlight.

Thu Oct 12 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


Web Smart Writing -- How Great Content Feeds a Winning Strategy

In a recent webinar, Todd Erkel, the leading voice in web content from Elliance, delves deep into these layers, demonstrating how strategic and smart content can revolutionize your web presence and your institution's enrollment, reputation, and overall brand destiny. Read a summary of the presentation in this week's blog post.

Thu Oct 05 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


10 Ways an Unsupported CMS can Hurt Higher Education Revenue

A website is higher-ed's number one recruiting tool. Institutions must prioritize their online presence to maintain relevance and credibility. Central to this is the CMS they employ. This week's blog post explores ten consequences institutions might face when their CMS fails to evolve with technological advancements.

Thu Sep 28 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


Employee Spotlight: Matt Shirey

Meet Matt Shirey, one of Hannon Hill’s web developers on the Professional Services team who works with our clients to update their existing websites, and implement redesigns, among many other things. Get to know Matt in our September Employee Spotlight.

Thu Sep 21 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: R. Todd Erkel


Opinion: Why Shift from a Promotion to a Publishing Mindset?

In this guest post by R. Todd Erkel, Chief Content Officer at Elliance, he shares how to create quality, productive, and intentional content your audience craves in the age of information overload to build a deeper connection.

Thu Sep 14 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


8 Ways to Engage Alumni in Higher-Ed Marketing

This week's blog post unpacks eight strategies to integrate alumni in higher education marketing, each aimed at boosting enrollment, enhancing institutional prestige, and charting a confident path forward amidst prevailing uncertainties

Thu Sep 07 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Graham Lewis


How to Use a CMS to Foster Collaboration and Effective Communication in Higher-Ed

Platforms like Cascade are turning CMS's into a nucleus of academic knowledge, fostering seamless communication and enabling dynamic partnerships amongst departments. See how Cascade CMS and others are reshaping the higher-ed landscape, from real-time content editing to remote access and beyond.

Wed Aug 30 12:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


Employee Spotlight: Johannes Schuetze

Meet Johannes Schuetze, Hannon Hill’s DevOps/Site Reliability Engineer. Johannes primary responsibility is delivering the fundament of a great user experience while keeping our systems running optimal and secure. Get to know Johannes in our August Employee Spotlight.

Thu Aug 24 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


Webinar Recap: Mastering SEO for Higher Education Websites

In a recent webinar, higher-ed experts from Hannon Hill and VisionPoint Marketing shared valuable insights and actionable strategies on how to conquer the SEO realm for colleges and universities. Read a summary of the presentation in this week's blog post.

Thu Aug 17 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


Calling All Speakers for #CUC24!

The call for speakers for the 2024 Cascade CMS User Conference is open. If you have a story to tell, we want to hear from you!

Thu Aug 10 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Kat Liendgens


Cascade CMS Hidden Gem: Task Manager

Managing one higher education website is a big enough job - managing several hundred sites, as many of our customers do, is on another level altogether. One of the key objectives that Cascade supports is the ability to keep users on track and engaged in the CMS, and the Task Manager is intended to do just that.

Thu Aug 03 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


Register Now for the 2024 Cascade CMS User Conference

We’re in full gear preparing for next year's virtual Cascade CMS User Conference. Register now to claim your spot!

Tue Aug 01 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


CEO Spotlight: Kat Liendgens

This July, we celebrated our CEO, Kat Liendgens' 14th year with Hannon Hill. We decided to provide insights on how Kat rose from Professional Services Manager to CEO of a leading higher-ed CMS company and how she continues to raise the bar the get the most out of herself and the people in her charge.

Thu Jul 27 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


Register Today for the August Groupcamp Training

Join us for the next Cascade CMS Groupcamp taking place online Monday, August 21 - Tuesday, August 22.

Tue Jul 25 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


Transforming College Move-In Day with Digital Signage

In an increasingly digital world, colleges and universities continually seek innovative ways to enhance the campus experience for students and their parents. One such strategy that has gained significant momentum is the use of digital signage. Learn how to utilize its power in this blog post.

Thu Jul 20 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Kat Liendgens


10 Cascade CMS Features Developers Love

Making content updates as easy as possible for nontechnical users and helping contributors make their content more effective are two of the main goals of every CMS. We also recognize that our web developer community deserves the best content management tools as well, and their roles, challenges, and needs are different. Learn about the top 10 Cascade CMS features and qualities loved by developers.

Thu Jul 13 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


5 Ways To Strengthen Higher-Ed Websites through Diversity of Voice

Managing website content effectively is crucial for higher education institutions, and with the increasing competition and diverse audience, it is essential to showcase a variety of voices, personalize the user experience, and provide authentic, engaging content. Understanding the significance of these elements can help create a compelling online presence. Learn how to get started in this blog post.

Thu Jul 06 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Debbie Nichols


10 Ways Cascade CMS Can Elevate Your Content Management Strategy

In this guest article by Debbie Nichols, Web Content Engineer at Fresno City College, she explores the remarkable features and benefits of Cascade CMS, highlighting its ability to unlock the full potential of your content management strategy. Learn how you can do the same in this post.

Thu Jun 29 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


Cascade CMS Chronicles: 8.23 On-Prem Release Spotlight

We are excited to announce that Cascade CMS version 8.23 is now available for download. Enjoy the latest Google Analytics 4 support, stronger password requirements for new/updated normal authentication users, more reliable publishing, and other exciting updates.

Tue Jun 27 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


Employee Spotlight: Craig Walters

Meet Craig Walters, Hannon Hill’s Account Executive. Craig helps our clients optimize their web strategy by providing a content management system that delivers a personalized and powerful user experiences. Get to know Craig in our June Employee Spotlight.

Thu Jun 22 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


ChatGPT - Friend or Foe for Higher-Ed Marketing

Uncover insights from a recent panel discussion on the implications of Generative AI & ChatGPT in higher-ed marketing. Learn about the commoditization of content, how AI aids research, the rapid adoption of ChatGPT, and practical usage of the tool. Is AI a friend or foe for higher-ed marketers? Let's find out!

Thu Jun 15 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Rebekah Langston


3 Reasons to Schedule a Check-In Call with Customer Success

Discover why scheduling a check-in call with Hannon Hill's Customer Success team is worth your time in this week's blog post. Identify how you can shape the future of your organization, learn about new features, and receive tailored advice for your organization's needs. Partner with Success and thrive in your web journey.

Thu Jun 08 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


Webinar Recap: Google Analytics 4 and Tracking for Higher-Ed

A panel of higher-ed web and marketing professionals joined forces to discuss how colleges and universities can leverage Google’s GA4 updates to optimize website tracking and drive success for their educational institutions. Review the recap and watch the discussion on demand.

Thu Jun 01 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


May 2023 Work Anniversary

In May, we celebrated the work anniversaries of three team members, Charlie Holder, Rebekah Langston, and Graham Lewis. Learn more about these team members by reading this month's work anniversary blog post.

Tue May 30 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Blaine Herman


Effective Website Accessibility Audits

This week's guest blog post offers valuable insights on conducting website audits for enhanced accessibility, detailing the process of defining the audit scope, choosing accessibility standards, employing both automated and manual testing, involving users with disabilities, and documenting progress. It emphasizes making digital experiences inclusive for all users.

Thu May 25 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


Employee Spotlight: Elisabeth Hutzel

Meet Elisabeth Hutzel, Hannon Hill’s Services Senior Web Developer. Elisabeth helps clients implement websites into Cascade CMS, which encompasses everything from templates to data definitions to formats. Get to know Elisabeth in our May Employee Spotlight.

Thu May 18 11:00:00 EDT 2023

Author: Chris Rapozo


Customer Spotlight: University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy

In 2020, after a successful site launch, the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy partnered with Clive, Hannon Hill's personalization tool, to remain relevant in the competitive pharmacy school landscape. After implementing smart content, COP saw a 24% increase in applications and a 16% increase in student enrollment. Learn how COP did it in this spotlight.

Thu May 11 11:00:00 EDT 2023