Story propagation – what creators can learn from marketing

I’m a great believer in learning from trades other than your own. Never has this been more important than now, when a content creator would need to be a great storyteller to have a story to gather an audience around, a good programmer to be able to augment the story with tech that enhances the…Read more Story propagation – what creators can learn from marketing

Transmedia – different fields, different uses

When I pitch projects to possible buyers, possible customers or possible collaborators, I frequently refrain from using the term ”transmedia”. I’ve found that it often interferes with discussions, moving it into a debate around definitions or general practices, rather than letting the talking focus on the project at hand. That, or it is (still) met…Read more Transmedia – different fields, different uses

The art of predicting the future

I’m a habitual blogger. When I feel I have something to share that might be of use to someone else, I write a blog post about it. Most often it is something rooted in something I’ve attended or some project I’ve been working on and challenges and solutions I’ve encountered while working on it. Sometimes…Read more The art of predicting the future

Thinking beyond screens

When Latitude released their ”Future of Storytelling II” research report last year, some things stood out as pretty exceptional to me. One of them was that of all the people they’d talked to – mostly tech-savvy persons in Brazil, the US and the UK – a total of 94% said they wanted storytellers to actively…Read more Thinking beyond screens

Seven hands-on transmedia tips

I’ve been approached to hold workshops a a couple of universities in the past week, and I’ve had to quite radically change my approach to suit the needs of students who are right now working on their very first cross media (or perhaps even transmedia) projects. One slide I felt I had to put in…Read more Seven hands-on transmedia tips

Five transmedia projects – spring 2014

Spring is fast approaching, unless we see some more disheartening cases of ”takatalvi” (Finnish for ”winter-that-creeps-up-from-behind”, a lovely word but a pretty irritating phenomena). With this in mind, and as the evolution of media and multiplatform storytelling apparently never slows down, here’s a continuation of my mini-series of looking at interesting projects in the transmedia…Read more Five transmedia projects – spring 2014

For those about to embark on something transmedia, we salute you

The year has started briskly with a number of articles talking about 2014 as the year of the tipping point. Finally the audience is in place (granted, it has probably been in place for quite some time already) but even more crucially, the entertainment industry is poised to take advantage of this, by moving into…Read more For those about to embark on something transmedia, we salute you

One Year in Now Media 2013 Edition

We're nearing the end of the year, and keeping with the tradition of the past couple of years I've compiled a curation of this blog and other blog posts I've written. The posts are combined with interviews with some of the sharpest minds in the multi platform and transmedia field - Christy Dena, Jeff Gomez,…Read more One Year in Now Media 2013 Edition

On Transmedia

Last week I participated (for a brief while, due to not-very-compatible time zones) in a Transmedia Coalition Think Tank hosted by some very capable people in the field. The purpose of the Think Tank was ”to have a frank but constructive dialog about the term "transmedia."”. When I had to drop off, we’ve only just…Read more On Transmedia

Audience engagement – three approaches

A quick note on a topic we’ve been addressing in several projects of late – that of audience engagement (I've written about it before, here, here and here amongst other posts). These might be obvious points to people, but I wanted to share them as they’ve come to the fore time and again on projects…Read more Audience engagement – three approaches