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Digital Deployment named ‘Best Place to Work’ by the Business Journal
Award marks 5th consecutive year as regional leader in employee satisfaction

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The Sacramento Business Journal announced its 2019 finalists for Best Places to Work in the Greater Sacramento Region, and Digital Deployment was again listed. Last year, Digital Deployment won second place overall in the small business category. In 2015, it won first place.

The award is part of a national Best Places to Work award program that is independently ranked by Quantum Workplaces, a company contracted by the Business Journal to evaluate employee satisfaction based on surveys and other metrics.

Release Notes

Summer/Fall 2019 site updates

Summer/Fall 2019 site updates

The majority of these updates were prompted by customer requests—so keep your great feedback coming. We hope that you find the updates valuable!

  • Added the ability to turn images into hyperlinks on the Images tab.
  • Added the ability to replace a file on the File Attachments tab (instead of doing this via the File Manager), and added links to all posts where a file is being used.
  • Added the ability to hide Read more on individual teasers. 
  • Improved email delivery and bounce handling from the website by using the SendGrid service. Added dedicated IP address for sending and sender policy framework (SPF) record instructions into the dashboard.
  • Added the ability to embed access-controlled Vimeo videos
  • Added fullscreen capability on embedded YouTube videos.
  • Added various accessibility enhancements to help comply with California’s AB434 (went into effect July 1 affecting all public institutions), WCAG 2.1 AA, and Section 508
  • Added a new dashboard with a link to a fully functional test site for you to experiment with 
  • And many other new features and product improvements!
Staff Update Office Shenanigans

Congratulations on 15 years!

Mac founded Digital Deployment in his college dorm room back in 2004. He has led the company in supporting over 500 clients while never letting a team member’s professional and personal growth fall to the wayside.

To thank him, we threw him a surprise work-versary party. Unfortunately, we don’t have a photo of him walking into the room – he was surprised! – but here are a few of the celebration:

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Growth brings more space, and fresh faces

With both the Digital Deployment and Streamline teams growing, it finally became time to secure a bit more space for both sides of the company. Streamline has moved operations to a new space upstairs, creating room downstairs for the two new Digital Deployment team members starting later this month (more on that in our next newsletter!)

In May, Maria Lara joined the team as Streamline’s new Community Manager, coming from UCSF where she managed their research program’s marketing and outreach. She will be helping support and train our clients, and working with Sloane on marketing efforts, conference planning, and more.

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A new and improved Digital Deployment

You know that saying about the cobbler’s kids being the last to get new shoes? Well, it turns out the same goes for web designers. For the last several years, we’ve been preaching about the importance of modern design principles and the effect they can have on an organization…but we’ve been too busy to apply this advice to our own web presence.

Well, today that has finally changed. By putting ourselves through our own 5 phase process, we now have a modern, meaningful website that we’re proud to share. When you have a moment, take a look at the new digitaldeployment.com and give us your feedback!

We’ve also been expanding our team to better serve you. We’re pleased to welcome three new team members. Dave has joined the dev team as our newest front-end developer, helping to ensure our websites continue to look and function beautifully. Karla has joined our production team as an additional Content Specialist, to help clients with content plans and migration. Heather will be heading the SLA program in the newly-created role of Customer Success Manager, a position dedicated exclusively to supporting and training you—our valued clients. We’re excited to have them join our team!

Staff Update Office Shenanigans

Summer connectedness on the water
The DD team goes kayaking

We recently decided to lean into the heat and go kayaking on Lake Natoma. We packed up an hour early on a Thursday, drove up to Folsom, and spent a lovely and relaxing evening kayaking and paddleboarding around the lake and under bridges. We’re very lucky that our team likes spending time together, even outside work!

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DD Team Connectedness
Work hard, play hard!

One of the things that makes Digital Deployment one of Sacramento’s Best Places to Work is our focus on culture and team connectedness. We support this with weekly teamwide check-ins, bi-weekly team lunches, and monthly connectedness activities. Each month a different team member is responsible for planning a non-work related activity where we can hang out and be merry.

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A meaningful recognition for our company

Last month, I was extremely honored that Digital Deployment was selected as a Small Business Development Center success story and recognized by two members of Congress: Rep. Doris Matsui and Rep. Ami Bera.

This was all made possible thanks to you—our clients, who have been with us the entire way. You’ve allowed us to thrive in our hometown, remain rooted in our values, and yet reach across the country and rise to the challenge of building great sites for outstanding organizations. Thank you!

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SSL and Drupal 8 coming in 2017

It’s the start of a new year and we want to give you an update on two major efforts we have underway to keep your website’s technology performing well in 2017: SSL and a free upgrade to Drupal 8.

Staff Update Conferences Mac Clemmens

Getting inspired at the American Marketing Association Conference for Higher Education

This week we had the opportunity to attend the AMA conference for higher education in Orlando, Florida. As the premier conference for higher education marketing in the country, it was the perfect chance to meet with our clients and partners who are distributed across the country, as well as make new contacts and tune into emerging industry trends.