The Most Intriguing Marketing Trends — and How to Stay Ahead of Them

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With new and improved technology, the journey customers take to get to know and adopt products has changed drastically. With this change, marketing tools have evolved drastically, too. Now, we can use more data and information to gather insights about consumers than ever before. The following trends are examples of how marketers can keep more educated and sophisticated buyers engaged.

Agency Partner Spotlight: Connelly Partners

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Here at Pantheon, we are overwhelmingly proud of the partnerships we build with agencies utilizing our platform. Not only are we proud of the value we bring to our agency partners, but we recognize the value agencies bring to Pantheon by doing more with their client’s websites by using our agile website operations (WebOPs) platform.

Show us what you got!

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On a recent Sunday morning, I spent an hour or so researching, comparing, and reading reviews of coffee grinders due to an offhand comment about there being too much fine grit at the bottom of a cup in the latest round of coffee. I dove into the details between burr vs blade and conical burr vs flat plane burr, automatic vs manual, and why coarse grind is better for cold brew. I didn’t just examine features but thought about how this will fit into my entire coffee ecosystem, from recently roasted local whole beans to the BonaVita pour over coffee maker.

Automated Testing for EDU: It's Never Too Late

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Last week at WPCampus Online I presented Automated Testing for EDU. This session was a high level overview of different types of automated testing and when to use them. I structured the presentation to show how automated testing can be added at different phases of a project’s life cycle, starting with old sites where motivation to add new processes may be low. I ended with the planning stage when tests can help define the project scope and goals. Along the way, I tried to dispel myths and excuses that can stop a team from using automated tests.

Roy Sivan on Gutenberg and Web Applications: WordCamp Phoenix 2019

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The WordCamp season starts back up in 2019 with WordCamp Phoenix, February 15-17. I got the chance to sit down with Pantheon Hero Roy Sivan, Senior Software Engineer at The Walt Disney Company who will be presenting Build Web Applications with Gutenberg in Phoenix. Here is a brief summary of what we talked about:

Get a 99.99% Uptime SLA with Pantheon’s New Disaster Recovery

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Today we’re happy to announce that Disaster Recovery is available for Pantheon Elite sites. While we can’t prevent disasters from happening, Pantheon has architected a high-availability (HA) solution with intelligent failover at the Global CDN edge layer to keep mission critical websites online in the event of a complete datacenter outage. Disaster Recovery is more than just technology— it includes onboarding, 24/7 support, and a guaranteed 99.99% uptime service level agreement (SLA).

New MarTech Platforms Can Never Replace Your Website

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The marketing world moves so quickly that as you chase down the latest and greatest tools available, it's possible to lose sight of the very foundation that enabled you to get this far. While it's important to position your brand where people spend their time, C-suite leaders must remain focused on the facts through all the fads that are coming and going at top speed. And one fact is unwavering: A website is one of your most valuable customer-facing assets.

David Strauss on the Edge: DrupalCamp New Jersey

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The holidays are over, the New Year is nearly a month gone, and technology conferences are starting up again. It's time for DrupalCamp New Jersey. This year Pantheon's CTO, David Strauss, will be presenting State of the Edge: 2019 on February 2nd. I had a chance to chat with him recently about what he plans to cover. Here is an edited version of our conversation:

What a Development Team Can Teach You About Agile Digital Marketing

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From a distance, development and marketing teams might appear to have little in common. But if you take another look, a development team's methodology can easily translate into the inner workings of a marketing team's goals and needs. Take pair programming, for example. This generally known approach allows two programmers to work together at one station. While one team member writes the code, the other reviews each line for accuracy and bugs. Additionally, if one programmer gets stuck on a complex line of code, the other is there to offer ideas and get to a resolution faster.

Announcing The Higher Ed IT Playbook: How Three Universities Put Their Web Infrastructure on the Dean’s List

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Running a university IT department can be complex and challenging, especially if you’re working with limited resources and less-than-cutting-edge infrastructure. Universities were some of the first organizations to go online. Decades ago, they were instrumental in creating a well-functioning, accessible internet. But since then, universities have struggled to balance restriction and flexibility, oversight and self-direction, standardization and creativity.

Pantheon Ranked #1 by G2 Crowd

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We at Pantheon are super excited for our recent  #1 ranking in G2 Crowd’s Best Relationship category for Managed Web Hosting. We currently top the list with a score of 9.07 out of 10. This is a testament to the constant effort we put into providing our users with a reliable, high-quality product and experience.

Higher Education: 5 Steps to IT Expense Predictability

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*/ /*-->*/ Whether they’re with campus web services, a central IT team, or work within a department, all EDU IT folks have one thing in common: They’re expected to work miracles on a limited budget. EDUs aren’t known for having excesses of money on hand. As such, expanding your budget likely means navigating a bureaucratic maze. And there's no guarantee you’ll get what you asked for.

Troubleshooting WordPress Performance with New Relic

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Thanks to our recent launch of New Relic Pro for Performance tiers and above, WordPress sites on Pantheon will now benefit from smarter troubleshooting. New Relic’s application performance monitoring tells you not just when your site is slow, but where your site is slow. Here I will walk you through how to diagnose page load issues on a sample WordPress site using New Relic APM.

Getting Started with New Relic APM Pro

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We recently announced New Relic APM Pro as a freely available feature for all sites on the platform in the Performance tier and above. We’re excited to do anything we can to help Drupal and WordPress developers build better performing websites, and New Relic APM Pro is the standard. Whether you’re new to the platform or not, this post will help you get APM Pro set up on your Pantheon projects.

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