Storyblok Eyes APAC Expansion
Storyblok is poised to take on the APAC market after announcing a slew of customers already operating in the region. The company also claims to be the only headless CMS with infrastructure in China.
Storyblok’s APAC Sales Manager, Marcus Paterson, is strategically located in Thailand, which should help Storyblok target regions like Singapore, Australia, and China, all of which were mentioned in their expansion announcement.
Accompanying their announcement, Storyblok also published their research regarding the region. According to their survey, out of 301 professionals who use a CMS in Australia and Singapore:
- Only 13% of APAC companies are happy with their monolithic CMSs
- 46% are considering moving to a headless CMS
- The CMS features that are most important: #1 Security, #2 Website speed, #3 Easy to use for content creators
- 61% are worried about the security of their CMS
- 67% use 2 or more CMSs
- 68% deliver content in more than one language
Elsewhere in the DXPverse, Contentstack is hosting a masterclass, and Reddit debates the best CMS for 2022.
"Based on our great success so far in APAC, we knew now was the right time to invest more heavily in the region,” said Sascha Ploebst, VP of Sales at Storyblok. “The data shows us that local companies are ready to move to headless CMS solutions to improve their digital storytelling."
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Things that caught our eye
- Jamstack Going into 2023: This is most likely the most in-depth and well-written overview of Jamstack we’ve come across.
- Kroger is Acquiring Albertsons for $24.6Bn: Earlier this year, Kroger embraced a unified, headless commerce solution. Now, it’s buying its biggest competitor.
- Bloomreach Recognized as a 2022 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Digital Experience Platforms: “This recognition is for us a testament to those efforts and to what our customers have been able to achieve with our solutions.”
The word on the street...
- [Reddit] Best CMS to use in 2022?: Sanity, Processwire, Statamic, and Directus are all receiving love so far.
- [Reddit] Adding a headless CMS to an existing project: It can absolutely be done.
- [Reddit] The MOST annoying thing about web development?: Talking to clients, apparently!
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