BLOX CMS recognized in CMS Vendor Selection Tool from INMA and Google News Initiative

Researchers cite BLOX Digital’s comprehensive feature set, ease of use and outstanding customer service


BLOX Digital's flagship SaaS platform, BLOX CMS, is one of only 15 solutions selected for inclusion in the newly released CMS Vendor Selection Tool from the International News Media Association (INMA) and the Google News Initiative (GNI).

Unveiled on Oct. 4, the CMS Vendor Selection Tool aims to simplify the process of CMS selection for digital publishers. Researchers followed a rigorous nine-month process to identify publisher needs, conduct vendor analysis and match publisher/vendor fit.

"We're honored to be recognized by INMA and GNI for the results we're driving for our clients," said Tony Bangert, chief revenue officer at BLOX Digital. "This third-party research confirms what more than 2,000 digital media organizations already know: BLOX Digital is committed to providing top-tier solutions that drive the industry forward."

The report highlights the efficiency of BLOX CMS for managing multimedia content, citing its facility as "an article publishing machine, allowing rapid throughput from creation to approval and publishing" and its "useful video asset management services."

"Choosing a CMS partner is a critical strategic decision," said Chris Patheiger, chief product and data officer at the Toronto Star. "BLOX Digital offers news-focused tools that simplify our editorial procedures, providing adaptable workflows tailored to our team's requirements and powerful commercial opportunities that allow us to grow swiftly and efficiently."

Additional benefits of BLOX CMS spotlighted include:

  • "Unusually wide range of editorial and front-end features for what customers identify as a comparatively attractive price point."
  • "Easy for entry-level reporters to learn, with useful training videos."
  • "Platform as shipped typically does not require your own IT staff, including for audience/revenue development."
  • "Vendor has a kind of homespun internal culture that emphasizes close relationships with customers."

The research further points to the advantages of a fully-integrated solution: "The real value of this offering is that it tightly couples content production, website management and revenue generation in a single solution."

"Our goal has always been to create a comprehensive solution that seamlessly integrates content production, audience engagement, and revenue generation," said Brad Ward, CEO at BLOX Digital.

"We're proud to see this vision — along with our top-notch customer support — reflected in the findings from INMA and GNI."

The CMS Vendor Selection Tool is now available at

Contact BLOX Digital for more information.


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