Universities have historically been trusted institutions and pillars in the communities they call home. But according to the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer, we are in the midst of a global crisis of trust in institutions ranging from governments and media to businesses and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). With a prevailing public sentiment of mistrust, attracting students and funding becomes more difficult. Here are five things universities can do now to build and retain the trust of your many stakeholders, from prospective students and faculty to alumni, donors and legislators. Continue reading “5 Ways Universities Can Build and Retain Trust”
Digital Measures is proud to open our new headquarters on E. Buffalo Street to visitors for Doors Open Milwaukee, the annual two-day public celebration of Milwaukee’s art, architecture, culture and history taking place September 23-24. It’s exciting to share our newly completed space in the Third Ward with our fellow Milwaukeeans.
Our offices are part of an addition to Milwaukee’s historic Mercantile Building, built in 1908 by Alfred Uihlein. “The new structure is a modern interpretation of the original building, which blends the two, but also represents the future of the Third Ward,” said Matt Bartel, Digital Measures CEO and founder. “Our employees, called DMers, provided input every step of the way in the thoughtful design of this space. Our new footprint takes into account the various ways people like to work, fostering interaction and creativity in a comfortable, light-filled environment. At the center of our space we’ve also incorporated a two-story custom wall with mugs representing each university campus visited by a DMer, a reminder of our clients who are at the heart of the work we do each day.”
A key goal of our modern workplace includes having everyone on the same floor to create a sense of home for all. You won’t find traditional conference rooms, as the design approach is more of a lounge with residential finishes .There are several collaboration areas and a rare wrap-around terrace for work and break time. The “Union” area is the hub of activity, anchored by our kitchen stocked with food and drink where people naturally bump into one another.
Our new space is one of 170 buildings throughout the city participating in Doors Open, which is put on by Historic Milwaukee. Doors Open sites include commercial properties, sacred spaces, apartment buildings, breweries, art galleries, community gardens and more stretching from downtown to the surrounding suburbs, and the neighborhoods between. In 2016, more than 30,000 visitors participated in the event, a number that’s expected to grow this year.
“The Third Ward has been our home since the beginning,” Bartel said. “We’re happy to participate in an event that showcases the architecture and community stories of Milwaukee’s downtown and raises awareness of the critical role design plays in a vibrant and livable city.”
If you’re looking for one more great reason to attend User Group 2017, consider our keynote conversation with former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Monday, October 9. In an exclusive session for User Group attendees, Duncan will share stories of what it was like working with President Obama, his views on education today and his latest endeavors for making a difference in Chicago. Registrants will also have a chance to ask their questions during this fireside chat with Digital Measures CEO and Founder Matt Bartel. Continue reading “User Group 2017 Keynote: A Conversation With Arne Duncan, Former US Secretary of Education”
Our agenda for User Group 2017 Share Your Story is now available! This year’s roster is filled with remarkable success stories and best practices of more than a dozen of your university peers. And every second of our programming is devoted to helping you drive results in ways that didn’t seem possible.
In addition to our usual client-focused content, you won’t want to miss our Keynote speaker, former U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan in an exclusive presentation for User Group attendees.
Of course, we’ll also have our CEO and Founder Matt Bartel’s DM Download to kick off the conference and exciting sessions that explore what’s next from our Product Management team.
Past attendees tell us how instrumental User Group is for networking with colleagues and bringing back actionable takeaways to their campus.
Want to set your university up for success with Activity Insight? Don’t miss User Group 2017 to learn and get inspired! Take a look at what we have in store this year, then register today!
As consumers, we have an amazing array of user communities where we can connect with others to share best practices, success stories, pro tips, development ideas and—of course—their questions. Think Nike, with its apps for runners and other athletes, or the way Playstation facilitates interaction among users. The best tech companies do this as well, including the SAP Community Network and VMware’s support of local user groups and conferences. A strong user community supports client success: here’s how we cultivate relationships with and among Activity Insight users. Continue reading “A Strong User Community Supports Client Success”
Milwaukee has been Digital Measures headquarters from day one and we appreciate the things that make our hometown special. That’s why DMers were eager to take the call for independent, commercial-free 88.9 Radio Milwaukee, answering phones for the station’s annual Spring Fund Drive. Continue reading “DMers Volunteer: Taking the Call for Radio Milwaukee”
On a subzero Milwaukee morning last week, DMers helped serve breakfast to nearly 200 guests of The Gathering, a community meal program providing 11 home-cooked meals per week. The guests who visit the St. James Episcopal Church breakfast site come from all walks of life, including the homeless, seniors, veterans and those with chronic health issues. But they share a common need—food for body, mind and spirit.
“Volunteering here is always great experience,” said Rob Petrie, Digital Measures Sales Operation Specialist. “My favorite part is meeting new people in Milwaukee, both volunteers and guests, and getting to know the people who share our city.” Continue reading “Giving Back: DMers Serve a Meal at The Gathering”
It’s the time of year when we celebrate holidays with family and friends, and every holiday has one thing in common: food. But for people who struggle to access food, the holidays can be especially stressful. So Digital Measures volunteers pitched in today at Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin’s 19th annual Stuff the Bus food drive.
The largest food drive in Wisconsin, Stuff the Bus collects food donations at the Brookfield South Pick ‘n’ Save and loads them into Milwaukee County Transit System buses. The buses transport the food to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin’s Milwaukee warehouse to be unloaded and sorted for distribution to the organizations 550+ members—food pantries and other service organizations who provide those in need with food and other essentials. Continue reading “Giving Back: DMers Stuff the Bus to Feed the Hungry in Eastern Wisconsin”
Every year we align our User Group conference with a local organization for giving back to the community. This year, we are happy to again partner with the organization College Possible. Continue reading “Giving Back to College Possible”