The Holy Grail of creating content is to reach an audience and have them engage with the story you're telling them. For the most part it will be an engagement you'll never experience yourself, that will only manifest in sales, views, downloads or some other metric. To a certain extent you can observe the engagement…Read more Reaching out, engaging audiences – but to which extent?
As readers of this blog might’ve noticed, I’m somewhat focused on where we’re heading, especially with regards to the world of media. As almost everything is becoming media-ized, and as media itself is making its way into more and more facets of our daily lives, I believe we’re heading into partly promising but at the…Read more Snake oil and divine opportunities – how media is evolving
It's that time of the year again. Time to take stock of the year that was, and take a look at the year that we're currently heading into. And what a time to be alive, at least if you have any interest in the world of media... for good and for bad. There have been…Read more The Year in Now Media 2018
I’ve been extremely fortunate this past year. Due to different possibilities and offers being thrown my way I’ve had the luxury of taking part of a number of different events, which have given me insight into a great deal of exciting projects around the world. Ranging from VR to straight-up TV documentaries, from academia barging…Read more Out with the old, in with the … new?
Creativeness might be a less important search term on LinkedIn nowadays. It has, as so many terms before it, been used up to such an extent that it hardly means anything anymore to your average person. This is a bit of a shame, as creativeness is becoming an increasingly important trait in just about every…Read more The Creative Squeeze
In an earlier post I talked about the Ask as a fundamental part of any project, and of the need to be aware of what Asks we make of collaborators, partners, possible funders and not least ourselves. This post will look at another need, one that predates those Asks and give them the sound foundation…Read more Internal structure that makes external sense
It’s a challenging proposition, summing up an experience as complex as ForwardSlashStory 2017, or F/S2017 for short. From experience I know that many of the revelations from the event will become apparent only later, in some cases much later. It’s like when you feel you need to sleep on something to get it right, only…Read more F/S 2017 – where storytellers meet
We’ve been talking about the content industry being in a state of flux for as long as I can remember now. Every month there has been a new disruption doing away with the old and introducing the new, bringing with it a slew of experts, producers, startups and projects. There has been almost no escape,…Read more Change we can believe in
Over the past few years I’ve been involved in quite a few different storytelling projects. Some of them have been in the corporate field – helping companies tell the stories of the products, projects or people in ways that reflect the values and principles of said company. Increasingly I’ve also been happy to try to…Read more On the importance of long term thinking
In my last post I shared some thoughts on the importance of earning the trust of your audience, a crucial thing for any creator and storyteller. If your audience does not trust you, or if you betray their trust, you will either be largely ignored or face a world of hurt at some point. This,…Read more A word on trust