Virtual Seminar

Content Strategy: Maximizing a Business Asset

June 2010 90 minutes

You’ll learn to…

  • See content strategy (and its business value) defined and explained in plain language
  • Find out why so many web projects implode in the content development phase, and how to avoid those unnecessary costs and delays
  • Discover simple ways to introduce content strategy into your user experience design process
  • Learn about the easy-to-use tools to plan, create, and govern your online content
  • Get solid, practical advice on staffing and resource allocation for web editorial roles and responsibilities
Topics:

“Nobody really reads online.” “The design always drives the experience.” “We can always fill in/fix the content later.”

Heard these before? Your site's content isn't just marketing fluff. It's not simply filling the gaps between your fabulous site design and the cool interactions you have in place to excite your users. The reality is, your content is truly a business asset. Treat it as such, and you'll reap the rewards.

Companies and agencies spend months and millions of dollars on how they'll deliver content online, yet allocate very few resources toward creating and governing the content itself. Our users deserve more than the last-minute content they often get stuck with. And you have the power to change that.

It's time to take charge and manage content like a critical business asset. Having a content strategy is key to delivering useful, usable content to your online audiences.

Planning, creating, publishing, and governing content is a serious undertaking. The moment you launch a social media campaign, a web site, a mobile application, or content of any kind, you're a publisher. Why not embrace that? Assuming the roles of both content strategist and publisher, you assure the content on your site is treated with care, kept up to date, and generates excitement.

In this 90-minute seminar, content strategy expert Kristina Halvorson will take you on a tour of the main activities of a solid content strategy:

  • Identifying what you have and where you need to go
  • Planning and integrating your strategy
  • Understanding how you'll avoid regressing to where you've been
  • Executing your plan

Content strategy is an emerging practice, and in this session, you'll hear from the leading advocate for this discipline. You'll learn to overcome dueling deadlines, shrinking budgets, clashing agendas, and your current web content woes. Register your team today!

  • See content strategy (and its business value) defined and explained in plain language

  • Find out why so many web projects implode in the content development phase, and how to avoid those unnecessary costs and delays

  • Discover simple ways to introduce content strategy into your user experience design process

  • Learn about the easy-to-use tools to plan, create, and govern your online content

  • Get solid, practical advice on staffing and resource allocation for web editorial roles and responsibilities