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Explore how technology is evolving to enable a business to successfully manage its fonts and digital assets.

Today’s work environment forces creative workflows to constantly adapt to fluctuating user needs and take advantage of new technologies. Add the ongoing need to increase the speed of production, and you have a situation that can be difficult to navigate as a creative or an IT team supporting creative departments.

We’ve pulled together a full-day event with industry experts who will help you get up to speed quickly and prepare for the future of tech.

Featured presenters and topics include:

Clarifai: Image Recognition for Automated Keywording
Extensis: Font Management and Digital Asset Management
FADEL: Rights Clearance for Your Digital Files
The Martinez Group PLLC: Intellectual Property Law
SANDOW: Publisher & Brand Manager

This full-day free event is broken into morning and afternoon sessions, and includes lunch.

In the morning we focus on font management, and in the afternoon turn to developments in digital asset management.

  • Thursday, March 2, 2017
  • 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – join us for all or part of the day
  • 3 West Club, NYC
  • Includes hosted lunch

We will also be offering pre-release looks at Extensis software and 1-on-1 time with our engineers to get any detailed questions answered.

Come for all or part of the day – we’d be happy to have you!

Learn more and register here for this exciting event.

 


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Celebrating 2016 & the beginning of an exciting 2017: Extensis style

2016 Extensis Holiday Party at Cooper's Hall

 

An Extensis celebration means blackjack and roulette with Monopoly© money, booze, a photo booth, and karaoke. I mean, that’s all you really need to have an exciting holiday party, right? Well, that and remarkable co-workers that help round out the year and start a new one with a bang! That final ingredient was definitely on point at the Extensis Holiday Party.

 

2016 Extensis holiday party

 

The party delighted employees with great food and unlimited spirits at Cooper’s Hall, a winery and tap room. Cooper’s Hall is one of a kind with a charming, festive ambiance and wine on tap for patrons to enjoy. Yep, wine on tap.

Extensis welcomes 2017

Besides unlimited beverages, employees relished fine apps, and entertainment.

2016 Holiday Party at Cooper's Hall

2016 Extensis Holiday Party
Over 100 employees danced to holiday music, mingled with their peers, and showed their photo booth inspiration.

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Extensis holiday party 2016
…however, a few ended the night in a big way. While many had a blast playing blackjack and roulette with faux dollars, a few actually won big! Congrats to our first place casino winner, Brooks Brown, Sr. Software Engineer and our second place winner, Don Johnson, Technical Writer. Both turned the most “fake money” by the end of the night.

There were also many raffles prizes and winners, but Kris Hurrle, Support Technician, took home the biggest prize of the night: an Ipad Mini!

Extensis welcomes 2017

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Extensis holiday party 2016

Congrats to all the winners and the Extensis crew for another stellar year…and many fabulous photo booth pics to share and be proud or embarrassed of!

 

Here, at Extensis, we develop font management and digital asset management software and we have a blast doing it. To learn more about what we do and our company culture, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Interested in joining our team? Check out our careers page.


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Extensis Gets Fit

There’s nothing better than helping people live happier, healthier lives.

In April, Extensis employees biked, walked, ran, swam, danced, hiked, and wheel posed (ouch!) their way to maintaining health and wellness by participating in Extensis’s annual Fit Challenge. So far, employees have participated in 102,943 minutes of activity. That’s 1,715 hours of fitness! Employees split up into nine teams and tracked their workout routines by using a clever app called Lucky Steps developed by Extensis’s very own font developer, Ryan Tinker. Lucky Steps works by syncing up to a Fit Bit or allowing participants to enter their activity manually and rewarding them for their efforts. Employers can choose how they want to incentivize their teams via Lucky Steps.

 

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Font Developer, Ryan Tinker, hiking in PDX.

There’s nothing more rewarding than a reward.

Besides the obvious benefits of getting fit, Extensis gave raffle tickets to participants for every 30 minutes of activity. The more you work out, the more chances you have to win. The raffle winner (a winner was chosen for April and another winner will be chosen for May) wins 125 dollars. Bernardine Lim, Accountant, was the lucky drawing winner this month. She tracked nearly 1,007 minutes of activity- exceeding her goal of 275 minutes.

 

Healthy Workplace = Happy Employees

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Extensis gets fit in Hood River, Oregon.

It’s not easy maintaining a healthy lifestyle, especially in Portland, Oregon. We live in beer capital USA where happy hour is plentiful and the food is actually really, really good. However, nothing compares to being active in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. We’ll enjoy our beer, wine and happy hour and stay active while doing it.

In an upward movement to build a culture based on health and wellness, Extensis will continue to encourage employees to maintain their active lifestyle by offering similar challenges. The Fit Challenge has had a positive response with over 50% employee participation. Go team!
 

Here, at Extensis, we develop font management and digital asset management software and we have a blast doing it. To learn more about what we do and our company culture, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Interested in joining our team? Check out our careers page.


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On April 21st, the world mourned the loss of Prince Rogers Nelson, one of the most prolific and successful musicians in history. Prince sold over 100 million albums during his remarkable career that spanned four decades. Though he was clearly influenced by legends like Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jimi Hendrix, and James Brown, Prince was always completely unique and creative in his artistic expression as well as the way he chose to live his life. There will never be another Prince.

You might be familiar with Prince because of his long list of hit songs like When Doves Cry, Kiss, or Let’s Go Crazy. Or maybe you first became aware of his genius during his breathtaking performance at the Super Bowl. Though he achieved mainstream success, he never conformed to trends or pandered to his fans. His music was complex, moody, and singular—much like the man himself.

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I’m not a woman, I’m not a man, I am something that you’ll never understand.

In 1993, Prince legally changed his name to this symbol to protest what he believed was a Draconian clause in his contract with Warner Brothers. The Love Symbol, as he called it, was a combination of the male and female symbols and represented liberation from corporate control as well as societal norms regarding sexuality and gender.

“The only acceptable replacement for my name, and my identity, was the Love Symbol, a symbol with no pronunciation, that is a representation of me and what my music is about.” -Prince,1993

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Tomorrow is the launch of the Offset Conference in Dublin: http://www.iloveoffset.com/

We’ll be following Offset on Twitter and on Instagram, but in advance of the conference here are three of the participants we’re particularly excited about:

  1. Stephen Kelleher
  2. Angus Hyland
  3. Seb Lester

Who are YOU most looking forward to seeing?


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logo_dx3_bannerI spent last week in wonderfully chilly Toronto, Canada for the the annual DX3 conference.

As it happens I landed on the evening when the only snowstorm of significance this year was heading in (20-30 cm expected). Of course, this was nothing to the brave folks of Toronto who just pop up their fur lined hood and walk headfirst into the driving snow.

Toronto is a cosmopolitain, multicultural city, and wonderful place to meet people from all over the world. It’s easy to hear a multitude of languages just walking a couple of blocks downtown. Man how I love this city!

I was here to share what’s new in Extensis technology with the fine digital marketers, advertisers and publishers of the great, cold North. I found everyone very welcoming and excited to learn more about Digital Asset Management and Font Management.

As marketers, we regularly create a ton of content that helps inform potential customers about what we create. We do so at Extensis, creating flyers, emails, logos, web ads, and more. Having so many files to manage, even with a file folder structure on the network, things can get more than a bit squirrelly. We use our own product, Extensis Portfolio 2016 to manage all of these “digital assets.” As I shared my experiences, it seemed to me that many of you also have these type of messy file problems. Take Portfolio for a spin and see if it’s right for you.

As I travel quite a bit for my job, I’m always happy to search for new locations and fare to share. I typically use Yelp to do so, and found two great places this time. The Shore Club and Miku were standouts of this trip. I highly recommend them both!

TeaBOTMy favorite thing at the trade show floor was right around the corner from where I was sitting. Built by people whose passion runs in the direction of both beverages and robots, I bring you the teaBOT. I recommend getting one for your team if you have the space.

Oh, and one final note. The “man bun” is still not considered passé here yet. In such a fashion-forward town like Toronto, I would have expected to see the next “big thing.” There were plenty of beards, of course. Both the carefully manicured “hipster” beards, but also the “I’ve been in the woods for a month, what of it?” beards. I like that. Keep that up Canada. Good on ya!


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WebVisions PDX Wrap-up Dangerous Thinkers

WebVisions PDX Wrap-up

Last week, participants came together from all over the USA for WebVisions. The event took place in our back yard in Portland, Oregon. It felt intimate and buzzed with energy. Attendees were eager to compare notes and share stories after each talk. WebVisions is geared toward content creators, designers and developers tasked with pushing the boundaries of communication design. Read on for our WebVisions PDX Wrap-up.

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Like any other piece of software, fonts are governed by licenses. The premier legal authority on fonts and intellectual property in the United State, Frank Martinez Esq. of The Martinez Group will show how font licenses function, and how your organization can stay on the right side of the law with your licensing strategies.

Not too long ago Mr. Martinez was featured in a documentary chronicling how students deal with the font licensing issue. You can see him at 2:39 in this video, as well as commenting throughout.

Come see Mr. Martinez speak at the Font Management Symposium next week in Chicago. Please Register ASAP as spots are filling up quickly.


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Extensis Font Symposium - The Evolution of Font Management

If your team relies upon fonts, you can easily build a collection of hundreds or thousands of them. Licensing, distributing and managing all of these files across many computers and team members can turn into quite a daunting process.

To help get you up to speed, we’re putting together a free one day font management symposium of industry experts from  VSA PartnersPublications InternationalSchawk, and Frank Martinez Esq.—the premier legal authority on fonts and intellectual property.

Join us:

  • Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
  • 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (includes hosted lunch)
  • University Center – Chicago
  • Attendance and lunch are FREE.

Unfortunately space is limited, so please reserve your space today.

Make your reservation.

 


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In diesen kostenlosen Seminaren wird Extensis Ihnen zeigen, wie unsere seit Kurzem in neuen Versionen zur Verfügung stehenden Font und Digital Asset Management-Applikationen Ihnen und Ihrem Unternehmen Zeit und Geld sparen.

  • Sehen Sie Portfolio Server™ 11 und Universal Type Server® 4 in Aktion
  • Erfahren Sie, wie Sie Schluss machen können mit den „Fehlende Schrift“-Dialogboxen
  • Entdecken Sie, wie Sie der fortwährenden Suche nach vermissten Assets ein Ende bereiten können
  • Diskutieren Sie neue Produktentwicklungen und Updates mit dem Team von Extensis

Dienstag, 1. April 2014

München
Concentra GmbH & Co KG
Konrad-Zuse-Platz 1
81829 München

9-9:30: Registrierung
9:30: Universal Type Server 4 Demo und Q&A
10:30: Erfrischungen
11:00: Portfolio Server 11 Demo und Q&A
12:30: Ausklang

Anmelden

 

Mittwoch, 2. April 2014

Zürich
Swissotel Zürich
Schulstrasse 44
8050 Zürich

14-14:30: Registrierung 14:30: Universal Type Server 4 Demo und Q&A
15:30: Erfrischungen
16:00: Portfolio Server 11 Demo und Q&A
17:30: Ausklang

Anmelden

 

Donnerstag, 3. April 2014

Hamburg
East Hotel & Restaurant GmbH
Simon-von-Utrecht-Straße 31
20359 Hamburg

9-9:30: Registrierung
9:30: Universal Type Server 4 Demo und Q&A
10:30: Erfrischungen
11:00: Portfolio Server 11 Demo und Q&A
12:30: Ausklang

Anmelden

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