Widen Podcast

Widen

The Widen podcast is a series of discussions with people who have selected and implemented the Widen Collective. Each episode will offer new perspectives on the buying process, ways customers can prepare and execute their digital asset management roll out, customer experience and Widen's events. The customer interviews and associated soundbites are catered to help current and future Widen users by giving them insights and tips into getting more from the Collective. © 2019.

All Episodes

In this Widen Summit interview, we hear from Jodi Levin, Digital Asset Manager at Autodesk. Jodi was also a customer show and tell speaker at our Workshop held in San Francisco in April 2018. 

Aug 2019

11 min 18 sec

In this episode of the Widen Buyers show, we hear from Barbara Mitrovic, Production Administrator at the American Society for Quality. ASQ provides the quality community with training, professional certifications, and knowledge to a vast network of members of the global quality community. For people passionate about improvement, ASQ is the global knowledge network that links the best ideas, tools, and experts. ASQ has the reputation and reach to bring together the diverse quality champions who are transforming our world.

Jul 2019

18 min 31 sec

In this Widen customer service podcast, we hear from Saoirse O'Malley Digital Librarian at Cars.com LLC.Cars.com™ is a leading two-sided digital automotive marketplace that creates meaningful connections between buyers and sellers. Launched in 1998 and headquartered in Chicago, the company empowers consumers with resources and information to make informed buying decisions and enables advertising partners with innovative digital solutions and data-driven intelligence to increase inventory turn and gain market share. 

Jul 2019

33 min 38 sec

In this Widen podcast episode, we will consider how marketing and communications pros can get the most from the Widen collective and integrations. Our guest is Dr. Johannes Amon. “A properly maintained and curated modern DAM such as Widen” says Johannes in an upcoming article which will be published exclusively on widen.com, “enables a multi-channel digital marketing manager to work highly efficiently across multiple online channels, makes it easy to follow approval guidelines & wording, CD, and branding, AND assists in the creation of online & blog articles, even when dealing with a large product portfolio over a wide range of audiences & markets.” 

Jun 2019

21 min 12 sec

In the first of Widen's podcasts focused on Tech and DAM integrations, David Anthony talks about Amazon’s Alexa and how it integrates with Widen. Listen to get an overview of voice as a distribution channel for content and its uses in personal and work life

Jun 2019

18 min 57 sec

In this Widen customer service interview, we hear from Katja Amyx, Production Graphic Designer at Renewal by Andersen.

May 2019

27 min 52 sec

In the latest Widen Customer Service podcast episode, host Bill Banham and guest Michaela Donnelly chat about her experiences of working with the Widen Collective and the CXM team. Michaela is Web Manager and principal DAM admin at Boston Ballet.

May 2019

33 min 38 sec

In the latest Widen Customer Service podcast episode, host Bill Banham and guest Quinn Larson chat about her experiences of working with the Widen Collective and the CXM team. Quinn was a key member of the team involved in the implementation and development of the Collective for the Behr and Kilz brands.

May 2019

22 min 18 sec

In this special insiders Customer Service show, we hear from Mandy Wagner, Widen's Senior Customer Experience Manager. Listen as Mandy shares how the Widen CXM team are working in new and innovative ways with partners and customers. 

Apr 2019

24 min 11 sec

In this Widen Customer Service interview, we hear from Ellen Maly, Director of Brand Management at Pegasystems, Inc (Pega). Ellen is also part of Widen's awesome Advocates program and is helping to lead the active Widen User Group in Boston.

Apr 2019

18 min 48 sec

In this episode of the Widen Customer Service podcast, host Bill Banham and guest Mike Michonski chat about Mike's experiences of working the Widen Collective and the CXM team. Mike is national production director at Total Traffic & Weather Network, a leading provider of traffic, transit, news, and weather information in the United States, reaching almost 200 million listeners every month.

Mar 2019

37 min 23 sec

In this Widen Customer service podcast, we hear from Robert Noble, Digital Asset & Media Manager at KEEN Footwear. Rob is a Video Post-Production Workflow and Digital Distribution Specialist with excellent Project Management, problem-solving and communication skills. His experience includes pulling disparate assets together to simplify digital media workflows and reducing the “number of moving parts,”. Rob has worked with brands such as Disney, Summit, Marvel, NBC-Universal and Netflix. He leads projects to assimilate, analyze, and present technical information for inter-departmental needs.

Mar 2019

36 min 35 sec

In this episode of the Widen Customer Service podcast, Sherly Conner, Creative Director at Exactech shares her thoughts on what makes for a strong working relationship between customer and DAM provider. 

Feb 2019

22 min 31 sec

In this Widen Customer Service show we hear from Dana Henke, Marketing Operations Manager and Business Experience at CUNA Mutual Group. 

Jan 2019

19 min 45 sec

In this Widen Implementation podcast, we hear from Robert Noble, Digital Asset & Media Manager at KEEN Footwear. Rob is a Video Post-Production Workflow and Digital Distribution Specialist with excellent Project Management, problem-solving and communication skills. His experience includes pulling disparate assets together to simplify digital media workflows and reducing the “number of moving parts,”. Rob has worked with brands such as Disney, Summit, Marvel, NBC-Universal and Netflix. He leads projects to assimilate, analyze, and present technical information for inter-departmental needs.

Dec 2018

42 min 47 sec

In this Widen Implementation interview, we hear from Lauren Castellanos, Executive Director of Global Architecture within Shiseido's Digital Center of Excellence. Lauren is a results-driven marketing technology leader with over 15 years of experience managing and implementing digital and marketing solutions, to drive revenue and meet critical business needs. She has established herself as a trusted advisor and partner across different industries having run successful programs with brands such as Shiseido, BareMinerals, Estee Lauder, Theory and Bertelsmann to name a few. She is an avid fan of Broadway theater and enjoys spending time with family and friends while raising her young daughter.

Dec 2018

29 min 47 sec

In this special Widen Implementation episode, we get an insider's take as we chat with Brooke Emley, Software Implementation Consultant at Widen. For over a decade, Brooke managed DAM systems in the publishing, travel, academic, and entertainment industries. At Widen, she uses this expertise to design and implement DAM solutions for new customers while having as much fun as possible. In 2017, she formed Widen's new Professional Services team, as a way to provide tailored support to new and existing customers. Brooke also writes for CMSWire and the Widen blog plus she speaks at industry events such as the Henry Stewart Conference and the Widen Summit.

Nov 2018

33 min 1 sec

In this Widen interview, we hear from Maria Jose Torres Jacinto, Visualization and Web Communications Specialist at Steelcase. 

Nov 2018

26 min 8 sec

In this Widen Implementation interview, we hear from Jodi Levin, Digital Asset Manager at Autodesk. Jodi was also a customer show and tell speaker at our Workshop held in San Francisco in April 2018. 

Oct 2018

25 min 52 sec

In this episode of the Widen Summit podcast, Bill Banham chats with Jason Kuhl, a senior graphic designer from Daktronics, about his experiences of rolling out and maintaining the Widen Collective. 

Oct 2018

17 min 43 sec

In this Widen Summit podcast, host Bill Banham and guest Richard Carlson talk about Richard's experiences at the Widen Summit. Richard is the marketing applications administrator for Masco and Behr Process Corporation (Behr paint). He was originally hired by Behr in 2015 to administer the Widen Collective before becoming an administrator for other marketing apps.

Sep 2018

19 min 19 sec

In this Widen Summit podcast episode, Leah Carlson shares her past experiences at Widen’s annual showcase event. Leah is Global Digital Content Manager at McCormick & Co. and formerly at National Cattlemen's Beef Association, Applications Support Analyst where she also regularly used the Widen Collective. 

Sep 2018

12 min 28 sec

Ahead of the 2018 Widen Summit, Bill Banham spoke with Jane Leutcher about the lessons, support and connections she enjoyed as a past attendee of Widen’s annual showcase event. Jane Leuchter is the talented Widen admin at the Institute for Functional Medicine in the Seattle area. Jane is part of Widen’s Advocates program, is leading the active Widen User Group/DAMster Meetup up in Seattle and won the Best DAM Contest at the Widen Summit last year!

Sep 2018

26 min 9 sec

In this Widen Implementation interview, we hear from Ellen Maly, Director of Brand Management at Pegasystems, Inc (Pega). Ellen is also part of Widen's awesome Advocates program and is helping to lead the active Widen User Group in Boston.

Aug 2018

24 min 22 sec

In this episode geared at buyers of DAM, we hear from Marc Marsocci, Director, Digital Services at The Mariners' Museum and Park. A steward of one of the world’s most extensive maritime collections, The Mariners’ Museum and Park is committed to the preservation and conservation of more than 32,000 objects and several million library and archive materials. The organization provides access to the collection through exhibitions, loans, publications, educational programs and online media.

Aug 2018

22 min 7 sec

Our guest on this episode for buyers is Scott Sharp. Scott has driven processes, improvements, and product delivery for over a decade by blending technology and art. As a Creative Operations Advisor with WestJet Airlines, Scott brings together people, process, and technology to create the best products for our clients and guests.

Aug 2018

26 min 18 sec

In this episode of the Widen Implementation show, we hear from Marc Marsocci, Director, Digital Services at The Mariners' Museum and Park. A steward of one of the world’s most extensive maritime collections, The Mariners’ Museum and Park is committed to the preservation and conservation of more than 32,000 objects and several million library and archive materials. The organization provides access to the collection through exhibitions, loans, publications, educational programs and online media.

Jul 2018

31 min 8 sec

In this episode of the Widen Implementation show, we hear from Barbara Mitrovic, Production Administrator at American Society for Quality. ASQ provides the quality community with training, professional certifications, and knowledge to a vast network of members of the global quality community. For people passionate about improvement, ASQ is the global knowledge network that links the best ideas, tools, and experts. ASQ has the reputation and reach to bring together the diverse quality champions who are transforming our world.

Jun 2018

23 min 40 sec

In this episode of the Widen Implementation show, we hear from Jane Leuchter, Content Librarian for the Institute for Functional Medicine. The IFM is a nonprofit that educates medical practitioners on incorporating the principles of functional medicine into their practice.

Jun 2018

22 min 41 sec

In the latest Widen Implementation episode, host Bill Banham and guest Scott Sharp chat about his experiences of selecting and implementing the Widen Collective. Scott is Creative Operations Advisor and Program Manager for Digital Asset Management at WestJet. Listen as Scott shares experiences and lessons of harnessing the power of the Widen Collective to enhance his company’s brand.

May 2018

38 min 13 sec

In the latest Widen Implementation podcast episode, host Bill Banham and guest Leah Carlson chat about her experiences of selecting and implementing the Widen Collective. Leah is Global Digital Content Manager at McCormick & Co. and formerly Applications Support Analyst at National Cattleman's Beef Association. At both roles, Leah was a user of the Widen Collective.

Apr 2018

30 min 11 sec

In this Widen Buyers podcast episode, we hear from Sandra De Biasi of Varian Medical Systems. Listen to learn about Sandra’s experiences during the DAM research, selection, and procurement stages.

Apr 2018

15 min 59 sec

In episode one of the Widen Buyers show, Bill Banham and guest Michael Shattuck discuss the processes and experiences of selecting a DAM software solution. Michael is a Widen software implementation consultant and formerly the global brand imaging manager for New Balance.

Mar 2018

28 min 32 sec

In the latest Widen Implementation podcast episode, host Bill Banham and guest Quinn Larson chat about her experiences of selecting and implementing the Widen Collective. Quinn was a key member of the team involved in the implementation and development of the Collective for the Behr and Kilz brands.

Mar 2018

29 min 56 sec

In this episode from the Widen Implementation podcast, we chat we Jennifer Tyner, Digital Asset Manager at Progressive Insurance. Jennifer has been working in DAM since 2006 and has experience designing controlled vocabulary, training users, gathering statistics on usage of the DAM, and collaborating across multiple departments to define workflow processes.

Mar 2018

26 min 21 sec

In this Widen Implementation podcast episode, we hear from Josh Hafer, Communications Manager at Heaven Hill Brands, America's largest family-owned and operated distilled spirits producer and marketer. Josh and his team have recently gone through the first phases of the Widen Collective implementation.

Feb 2018

26 min 47 sec

In this episode of the Widen Implementation podcast, Bill Banham interviews Jeanne Duncan of Masco Coatings Group. Listen as Jeanne offers her experiences of the setup and launch of the Widen Collective.

Feb 2018

23 min 30 sec

In this episode of the Widen Implementation podcast, Bill Banham interviews Sherly Conner, Creative Director at Exactech. Sheryl was charged by the Exactech leadership team to find a better way to create, store, manage, and distribute assets internally, to investors, and to doctors. Sheryl reached out to the Widen team in early 2017 because Exactech was growing rapidly and they were seeking new technologies to keep control over content and brand.

Feb 2018

29 min 27 sec

In episode one of the Widen Implementation podcast, Bill Banham and guest Michael Shattuck discuss Michael's experiences of selecting and implementing the Widen Collective. Michael is a software implementation consultant at Widen and formerly the global brand imaging manager for New Balance. He shares 360-degree insights and lessons from the perspective of both a former customer and a current Widen team member!

Feb 2018

30 min 45 sec

In this Widen Implementation podcast, we hear from Sandra De Biasi of Varian Medical Systems. Listen and learn about Sandra’s experiences and lessons from harnessing the power of the Widen Collective to grow her the brand.

Feb 2018

23 min 44 sec

In this episode of the Widen Implementation podcast, host Bill Banham and guest Mike Michonski chat about Mike's experiences related to rolling out and maintaining the Widen Collective. Mike is national production director at Total Traffic & Weather Network, which is the leading provider of traffic, transit, news, and weather information in the United States, reaching nearly 200 million listeners each month.

Feb 2018

36 min 43 sec

In this episode of the Widen Implementation podcast, Bill Banham and guest Colleen Raccioppi discuss her experiences of selecting, implementing, and managing the Widen Collective. In her role as marketing communications senior manager at Exactech, Colleen crafts the company’s messaging, communicates corporate initiatives to domestic and international partners, and builds relationships with global offices and distributors around the world. Listen as she shares her experiences and lessons of harnessing the power of the Widen Collective to grow her company’s brand.

Feb 2018

29 min 54 sec

In the latest Widen Implementation podcast, host Bill Banham and guest Richard Carlson talk about Richard's experiences of selecting and implementing the Widen Collective. Richard is the marketing applications administrator for Masco and Behr Process Corporation (Behr paint). He was originally hired by Behr in 2015 to administer the Widen Collective before becoming an administrator for other marketing apps.

Feb 2018

31 min 47 sec

In this episode of the Widen Implementation podcast, Bill Banham chats with Jason Kuhl, a senior graphic designer from Daktronics, about his experiences of rolling out and maintaining the Widen Collective.

Feb 2018

24 min