In a previous blog post I wrote about need for relevance in your online content – matching your presentation to the customer’s need and the purpose of the content piece. I added that an approachable style can underscore your content’s relevance. But what steps can you take to achieve that style?Read more
If you are wise enough to have realized that online content is strategic to the growth of your business, then you’ve probably also realized that one key to successful content is relevancy.
Why? Because a customer who finds one piece of content helpful in their current situation is likely to come back to the same source looking for more.Read more
Even as the current crisis recedes, offering quality content still remains a crucial way for businesses to attract and retain customers. According to a 2020 survey by the Content Marketing Institute (CMI), 72% of content professionals agree that their organization views content as a core business strategy.
Most of this new content will go online. So how do you do online content well? This blog series can help.Read more
Agility isn’t difficult. What is difficult is sustaining a rapid work pace without knowing why, without having context. Context is especially important for product content developers. That is why my proposed ideal for an agile content development system continuously provides context for the work at hand.
I’ll explain in detail here. But first let me provide context for this blog post.Read more
Sad as it is to say, self-directed, collaborative, and agile product development teams often don’t get content. That is, they don’t really understand where content comes from, how it is best developed, how to work with content creators, what’s required of the team as a whole, and why developing content can sometimes take longer than a 2-week sprint.
So it is often up to content professionals to educate (constantly), adapt (when necessary) and, above all, speak up about their requirements.Read more