Even though there are usually dozens of things more important than your web content during a crisis, your ability to communicate in a helpful, empathetic, and useful way is key. Content strategy during a crisis isn’t about maximizing potential, but for providing guidance and clarity.
It’s time to get strategic and organized with the latest release. These chapters dive into developing a strategy for your content and creating a system for keeping it organized.
Where last month we talked about knowing our people and their motivations, this month our planned chapter releases are focused on knowing your content and its connections to your users. That’s right, it’s time to talk content inventories and analytics.
Blend likes to begin all of our web projects – especially those that include strategy, design, or technical planning – with our “Audiences and Outcomes” workshop, which is simply an audience and expectation-focused discovery workshop that nails down the who and what of a site. This month’s chapter release focuses on those two directions: your audiences, and your outcomes/expectations.
One of the most important parts of web design and development at Blend Interactive is what we call our Audiences and Outcomes process. The process – which borrows heavily from C. David Gammel’s Online and On Mission – helps determine site audiences and the expected outcomes of those audiences. It’s what drives decision making for […]
We go into stakeholder meetings to foster discovery. To gain information and push the content strategy agenda and pick up things we can use to populate our deliverables. If we’re doing it correctly, we also become counselors. A client discovery meeting isn’t just about asking questions. It’s also about listening. Playing therapist. Rephrasing questions, digging […]
When you cross the line from general to specific, you also cross the line from tolerant to expectant. In other words, you’ll be given a pass if you’re talking in generals and leave something out. The second you cross into expert territory, though, you’re running with the big wolves, except these big wolves have specialized […]