Word of mouth – an essential ingredient

An essential issue for transmedia projects is word-of-mouth. It is of course essential for any other project as well, but especially for transmedia projects as their eventual success is often quite dependent on audience engagement and interaction. With regards to this, there are few things as effective as word-of-mouth marketing to foster audience engagement. To…Read more Word of mouth – an essential ingredient

The Three ”T”:s – TV, Twitter and Transmedia

So, apparently having people talking, discussing, arguing and generally getting their collective panties in a twist about what you’re creating is a good thing. I could never have guessed. According to a Nielsen and SocialGuide study, tweeting about a show has an effect on the popularity of a show. A 4.2 increase in Twitter activity…Read more The Three ”T”:s – TV, Twitter and Transmedia

The Green House Effect

Following up on my previous post and a conversation I had with a colleague, I thought I’d share an analogy with you guys. See, this is what transmedia storytelling is about: Yup, it’s a green house. And it’s a transmedia project at the same time. What you need to do is build a stable structure…Read more The Green House Effect

Organizations and transmedia – it all makes sense

I just read a great post by James Carter over on ArtsFWD, where he very correctly identified the benefits for arts organizations when it comes to using transmedia storytelling methods to find new ways to market their projects, interact with audiences and ”never be dark” (i.e. constantly provide relevant output in different forms). I’ve been…Read more Organizations and transmedia – it all makes sense

Thriving on piracy – a transmedia producer’s best friend?

I was quite amazed and fairly impressed by the quotes from Game of Throne’s director David Petrarca at the Perth Writers’ Festival regarding the effects piracy have had on the tv series. Game of Thrones is by far the most pirated show on Earth at the moment, but David shrugs it off, since the show…Read more Thriving on piracy – a transmedia producer’s best friend?

Five transmedia projects – February 2013

These are exciting times. New transmedia projects are cropping up left and right and the debate over ”what the definition of transmedia is?” seems to have taken a bit of a step back. All in all it feels like we’re slowly – or perhaps rapidly; these are things that can better be assessed in hindsight…Read more Five transmedia projects – February 2013

Are you a transmedia solo artist, rock band or what?

A couple of years ago I wrote a post on transmedia, examining a comparison that Jeff Gomez often sports; the one of likening transmedia to a symphony orchester, where you have a great number of different instruments – or media platforms – that need to be conducted in precisely the right way in order for…Read more Are you a transmedia solo artist, rock band or what?

Loud and clear – “Authentic in All Caps”

My background is partly in radio. That’s where I started out, aeons ago, working for youth stations, gradually becoming better and better at what I was doing (and interspersing with work at newspapers, tv etc). Working with audio has always been a penchant of mine. I remember vividly the many hours spent creating a Monty…Read more Loud and clear – “Authentic in All Caps”

Entertainment Master Class – television on the move

I was graciously invited to come and talk to the Oslo-edition of the Entertainment Master Class 2013. It’s a course that seems to have a lot to offer professionals within the TV industry; if nothing else, it’s interesting to see that several of the participants are coming back for a second or even third stint…Read more Entertainment Master Class – television on the move

One Year in the world of Transmedia and Multiplatform Storytelling

Following up on my curation of my blog from last year - "One Year In Transmedia" - I today published "One Year In Now Media". It's a curation of this blog, with a number of articles divided into subsections according to topic. It's available for free on Slideshare on a Creative Commons license. I'm very…Read more One Year in the world of Transmedia and Multiplatform Storytelling