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 Event

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 Event

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

Author: Daisy Perper


Customer Spotlight: St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud State University, a long-time Cascade CMS customer, recently partnered with our Professional Services team to complete a flexible two-part redesign implementation project for their existing website.

Tue Feb 08 11:00:00 EST 2022

Author: Daisy Perper


Year in Review: Looking Back on 2021

As we settle into the new year, we're excited to look back and reflect on all of the exciting happenings from the past year.

Tue Jan 18 11:00:00 EST 2022

Author: Daisy Perper


Don't Miss Out! The First Groupcamp Training Event of 2022!

Take advantage of our upcoming virtual Groupcamp training event taking place Monday, February 7 - Tuesday, February 8.

Tue Jan 11 11:00:00 EST 2022

Author: Laura Rives


2022 Forecast: 5 Predictions for Content Strategy

In this blog post, we predict five key content creation and content strategy trends for 2022.

Thu Jan 06 14:00:00 EST 2022

Author: Daisy Perper


Personalized Digital Viewbooks: Elevating Online Recruitment

As we continue to explore digital personalization trends in 2022 and beyond, we're excited to highlight the power of personalized digital viewbooks, and why they are on the rise as a popular tool for online recruitment.

Thu Dec 09 11:00:00 EST 2021

Author: Laura Rives


Webinar Recording: 5 Key Tips for Better Web Accessibility in 2022

Watch the webinar recording now to learn about evolving web accessibility standards and how to remain compliant in 2022.

Thu Dec 02 11:00:00 EST 2021

Author: Laura Rives


Webinar Alert: 5 Key Tips For Better Web Accessibility in 2022

Join Monsido and Hannon Hill for an insightful session featuring 5 key tips for better web accessibility in 2022, as well as actionable tips on how you can ensure ongoing ADA and Section 508 compliance.

Tue Nov 16 11:00:00 EST 2021

Author: Daisy Perper


Looking Ahead: 3 Digital Marketing Trends That Are Here to Stay

As we look to maneuver the digital landscape post-pandemic, we’re exploring digital marketing trends that we’re accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic and only continue to gain momentum.

Thu Nov 11 11:00:00 EST 2021

Author: Laura Rives


Introducing Edit With Preview

Generally available with Cascade CMS version 8.19, Edit With Preview shows real-time changes as they are made, eliminating the need to toggle from edit to preview.

Tue Nov 02 11:00:00 EDT 2021

Author: Daisy Perper


Elevate Your Skills: Upcoming Training

Be the expert by taking advantage of the current Cascade CMS & Clive training opportunities that are available now!

Thu Oct 21 11:00:00 EDT 2021

Author: Kat Liendgens


Solving Common Blockers to Web Personalization

In this blog post, we relieve common concerns about getting started with personalization by answering questions that frequently arise when exploring the movement.

Thu Oct 14 11:00:00 EDT 2021

Author: Emily Lowther


Getting Personal With Clive: Wilfrid Laurier University

Emily Lowther, User Experience Manager, at Wilfrid Laurier University, highlights how Laurier uses Clive to provide a personalized experience for their website visitors.

Thu Oct 07 11:00:00 EDT 2021