Liaising across teams over and over on web page formats or content modules is hardly an effective use of time. When we start working with clients, we often find situations where nearly every piece of content is being newly designed without consideration to consistency across similar types of content (or else just the opposite, with […]
If you want to get serious about how your content aligns with your brand and impacts customer perceptions, then do a qualitative, or quality audit.
The word ecosystem has become a popular buzz word in the worlds of business and media. But it’s not being used properly, which causes difficulties for the senior leaders of companies. They often don’t consider the actual meaning of the term, and the improper understanding and use of it leads to costly inefficiencies and missed business […]
Content strategy is an expanding field that crosses the boundaries between user experience, information architecture, marketing, taxonomy, and technical communication. As content strategists, the language we use often means different things to different people, depending on where they come from.
I’ve been challenged lately to think about agility and content strategy. Agile content, yes, absolutely I get that. But agile content strategy? Not so much. But I was challenged to convince both an agency client and large corporate client that we can do “agile content strategy”. Which we don’t.
Updated March 2016 The content maturity model is a great way for to you see where your challenges and opportunities are around creating content. You can use it to align stakeholders and team members around a common understanding, and get them excited about evolving their content practices. Most importantly, it provides you with some structure and […]
Updated March 2023 This is the second article in a two-part series about mapping content to customer journeys. If you haven’t yet read part one on the foundational elements of mapping content to customer journeys, please take a moment to have a quick read.
Updated March 2023 Personas and customer journeys are fantastic tools to help understand who’s interacting with your organization, how, and why. But what about the content? By mapping content to existing customer journeys, you can show stakeholders how content impacts customer experience and then design for better content experiences.