16 Organizations, From Higher Education to Manufacturing, Chose Widen DAM Software in Q4 2012

16 Organizations, From Higher Education to Manufacturing, Chose Widen DAM 
Software in Q4 2012 
The New Additions to the Widen Digital Asset Management Software
Community Include Organizations in Marketing, Software, Government,
Energy, and the Food Industry 
MADISON, WI -- (Marketwire) -- 01/31/13 --  Widen Enterprises, a
Wisconsin-based provider of digital asset management (DAM) software
and other digital media solutions, became the DAM system provider of
choice for 47 new customers adopting the Widen Media Collective
cloud-based DAM solution. 
"2012 was incredible for Widen! It was a privilege to gain the trust
of such a diverse group of organizations in the last few months of
the year," said Widen CEO Matthew Gonnering. 
Of those 47 customers, 16 made Widen their final choice in the year's
last quarter. Like other Widen DAM users, they'll be benefitting from
a combination of service and expertise only Widen can provide,
empowering them to represent their brands better and more
"We are excited to begin our partnership with Widen. Their DAM and
Dynamic Media Building solutions will allow our team to more
effectively manage and distribute our assets, and promote our brands
in a more consistent manner," said Patrick Morrison, Senior Manager
of In-House Creative Solutions for Black Hills Corp. 
New Widen digital asset management customers include: 
WAGO Corporation - WAGO Kontakttechnik GmbH & Co. KG is a German
company that manufactures components for electrical connection
technology and electronic components for decentralized automation
technology. The company is especially well known for its cage clamp
and push-wire connector products. 
Intergraph Corporation - Intergraph is an American software
development and services company. It provides enterprise engineering
and geospatially powered software to businesses, governments, and
organizations around the world. The company's headquarters is in
Huntsville, Alabama, USA. 
Wisconsin Department of Tourism - The mission of the Wisconsin
Department of Tourism is to market the state as the Midwest's premier
travel destination by executing industry-leading marketing programs
and establishing strategic partnerships. 
Santa Fe International Folk Art Market - The Santa Fe International
Folk Art Market is a results-oriented entrepreneurial 501(c)3
nonprofit organization that provides a venue for master traditional
artists to display, demonstrate and sell their work. It is now the
largest international folk art market in the world, and its success
led to Santa Fe's designation as a UNESCO City of Folk Art. 
JTI (Japan Tobacco International) - JTI is a member of the Japan
Tobacco Group of Companies, a leading international tobacco product
manufacturer. With its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, JTI has
operations in more than 120 countries and about 25,000 employees. 
Brown University - Brown University is an American private Ivy League
research university located in Providence, Rhode Island. Founded in
1764, Brown is the third oldest institution of higher education in
New England and seventh oldest in the United States. 
Black Hills Corporation - A diversified energy company with a
tradition of exemplary service and a vision to be the energy partner
of choice, is based in Rapid City, S.D., and has corporate offices in
Denver and Papillion, Neb. Black Hills' 2,000 employees partner to
produce results that are improving life with energy. More information
is available at www.blackhillscorp.com. 
Red Gold - Red Gold has been producing premium quality tomato
products since 1942. Red Gold produces premium quality canned
tomatoes and tomato-based products for retail, foodservice, private
brands, and club stores. The company's employee-created mission
statement: "To produce the freshest, best tasting tomato products in
the world." 
Oceana - Oceana, founded in 2001, is the largest international
organization focused solely on ocean conservation. Our offices in
North America, South America and Europe work together on a limited
number of strategic, directed campaigns to achieve measurable
outcomes that will help return our oceans to former levels of
Matthews Brand Solutions - Matthews Brand Solutions is a worldwide
group of passionate professionals executing a dynamic range of
services that connect brands to consumers through packaging,
marketing products, in-store communications, displays and total brand
Milwaukee School of Engineering - MSOE is an independent, non-profit
university with about 2,500 students. MSOE offers 20 bachelor's
degrees and nine master's degrees in engineering, business, nursing,
health-related and math-related fields. 
Other new customers include a maker of semiconductors in Silicon
Valley, a medical center and teaching institution in New England, a
manufacturer of beds and bedding accessories, a professional
organization with hundreds of thousands of members in more than 100
countries, and a company whose offerings include personal computing,
imaging and printing-related products. 
"While there's no shortage of DAM solutions on the market, we were
looking for a service that treats image and video assets with equal
attention. We were pleased to come across Widen Media Collective,
which offered a solution we believe our users will be happy to use,
and overall seemed like the best fit for our needs," said Konstantin
Konstantinov, web & database systems manager at Oceana. 
Media Collective(R), a Widen-hosted DAM system, is now in version 6.2
and supports creative and marketing workflows for about 200 diverse
customers. The Media Collective's scalability allows organizations of
all sizes to support their user groups with a centralized digital
media library and marketing resources for improved performance.
Version 6.3 is slated for release in February 2013 and will include
asset comments & ratings, enhancements to asset Collections and more.
Widen also recently announced a new integration with ConceptShare, a
creative operations management solution. 
About Widen Enterprises, Inc. 
Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Widen has honed its more than 60 years
of experience in premedia services and color management specifically
for assisting customers with building brand equity and supporting
consistent brand representation across print and Web communications.
Through its inventive suite of Web-based digital asset management
applications, Widen software services provide marketing networks with
real-time, Web-based access to clients' digital asset libraries,
subsequently eliminating manual search and file preparation time,
costs related to replacing images and videos that cannot be located,
and added costs for hardware, software and upgrades. For more
information, visit: http://www.widen.com. 
Jake Athey
Marketing Manager
Widen Enterprises, Inc.
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