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Digital content demands are increasing at an unparalleled clip. Businesses need content solutions to keep pace, but the right CMS is not a panacea—it’s one part of the solution.
The Los Angeles-based studio needed a content platform to support its redesigned front-end experience. With Brightspot's headless CMS, the entertainment giant can rapidly publish content to its website and dedicated microsites for its portfolio of blockbuster movies and TV shows.
Through 29 projects over 12 months, Brightspot impacted more than 5,735 lives and provided employees with over 550 opportunities to give back.

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Explore our guides to explain the differences between the main types of CMS platforms, including coupled CMS, decoupled CMS and headless CMS, as well as the pros and cons for each.
Get expert insights about extending the full capabilities of your content management system to publish content, manage digital experiences and reach the right audiences no matter the channel or device.
Explore the fast-paced and ever-changing world of digital transformation, with digital trends informing how we get our news, seek information, make purchases and interact with each other across channels and devices.
Learn how today's digital content teams achieve success with content-management tools and resources that include collaborative editing, dynamic workflows, personalization features, analytics and more.
Reach the audiences that matter to your business with these resources, covering everything from digital marketing trends to segmentation strategies to the latest insights for optimizing your content for discovery via search.
Explore the latest trends in website development, CMS technology, digital security and advances across the spectrum of software to manage, extend and manage a modern technology stack.

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Headless CMS solutions are a subset of decoupled CMS architecture. With a headless CMS platform, there is no fixed front end—instead, the solution acts as a content-only data source. This allows developers to use a combination of their favorite tools and frameworks to determine where and how content appears.
Take the guesswork out of finding the right content management system for your needs with our curated guides for finding and choosing the right CMS. See how Brightspot compares to CMS alternatives like Adobe AEM, Drupal, WordPress VIP, Contentstack, Contentful and Sitecore.
Digital transformation refers to the use of technology to create new or improved processes and customer experiences to drive better business outcomes. But not all digital transformation looks alike—and to succeed, each organization must determine which types of transformation they should prioritize. Learn more here.
A digital asset management (DAM) system is a solution that helps organizations and publishers manage and access all of their digital assets through tools like search, workflows and editing features—all in one place.

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Manage your most complex and detailed content in a system that’s built to support varied and unique content types, intricate workflows and specific permissions.
Connect with audiences worldwide in a more authentic way with content that captures the heart and soul of your company through storytelling.
Manage your portfolio of microsites with a CMS that’s flexible enough to support individual campaign customization alongside shared features like assets, templates, integrations and more.
Stay ahead of today’s fast-paced news cycles with a digital-publishing platform that offers the tools your teams need to report, edit, publish and collaborate at speed.
Reach audiences across your digital and print portfolio with a CMS platform that’s been built by publishers, for publishers.
Manage every site in your portfolio in a single instance and publish to multiple languages with our translation tools.

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Learn more about using the Brightspot CMS with these training tutorials.
Explore our collection of CMS how-to guides and tips covering powerful CMS features like robust rich-text editing, workflow tools, search interface and more!
Looking to learn more about data modeling and back-end development using Brightspot? Start with this training, led by our world-class team of experts.
Looking to learn more about handlebars and front-end engineering using Brightspot? Start with this training, led by our in-house team of experts.
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Create newsletter content inside the CMS and syndicate out to email service providers like Mailchimp to engage with audiences via your email-marketing programs. See how easy it is here to set up Mailchimp newsletters in the CMS using this powerful integration.
Increase publishing speed by enabling personalized notifications and subscription settings, which are designed to keep you up to date on content as it moves through the workflow.
Brightspot helped the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) replace its legacy platform with a powerful new CMS able to support live events, tournament scorecards, player leaderboards and membership management with an integration to Salesforce.
Whatever your goals are, there’s probably a CMS that can help you meet them. But if you get the wrong type of CMS, you may not accomplish your objectives—and you will have wasted time and money. Here’s a quick look at six different types of content management systems to help you discover which type you need.
Grace Owolabi works as a quality assurance (QA) engineer at Brightspot, helping steer delivery projects to completion and to ensure they meet each customer's exact requirements and expectations.
Having the right content management system (CMS) to manage content creation, publication and distribution can make the difference when it comes to business growth for your mid-sized company. But what features are the most important to have, and what should you look for when you choose your next CMS? Find out here.
By Alistair Wearmouth
With the 2022 World Cup in Qatar upon us, Brightspot-powered digital experiences across the world are ready for a ramp up in interest and site activity during the month-long global soccer tournament, arguably the biggest event on the global sporting calendar.
Having outgrown its proprietary CMS, Scripps needed a solution to modernize its digital newsroom. Scripps first partnered with Brightspot in 2017 to reinvent the editorial experience for its digital content contributors.
Brightspot handles images a little differently than other CMSs, specifically in a way that gives businesses more freedom and flexibility with how they want to work with images. In this way, forget your notions of a CMS and a digital asset manager. With its robust capabilities and integration-ready flexibility, Brightspot is the only digital-asset management platform you'll ever need.
Learn from a panel of senior reps from Brightspot and technology integrator WayPath about integration challenges digital customers face today and how a composable DXP approach requires the ability to integrate seamlessly across systems and applications.

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