Gamestop – the saga continues

Here we are in mid-March, and one of the most intriguing narratives of the past few years is still unfolding. Yeah, the Gamestop saga shows no signs of abating anytime soon - far from it. If any of the due diligence posted over the past month is anything to go by, this whole thing could…Read more Gamestop – the saga continues

Keeping up with the times – with the help of transmedia

In a post yesterday I revisited some of my old writings on transmedia, prompted by the realisation that the use of transmedia storytelling methods is still viewed as something quite new and groundbreaking by a fair number of people working in more traditional media settings. This feels a bit astonishing, as I remember some discussions…Read more Keeping up with the times – with the help of transmedia

The second steps in transmedia

It’s been a couple of years since I last updated one of my more popular posts on this blog - the “First steps in transmedia” post that originated in 2014 and has been updated a few times since. Back in the day, transmedia had matured from the original phenomenon. To some extent, I then felt…Read more The second steps in transmedia

Swimming in a sea of giants

Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash Reading the NY Times article on Disney’s enormous push to get people to sign up for their new streaming service Disney+, it all seems a bit overwhelming. The blanket advertisement over TV channels, social media, buses, theme parks, stores, festivals… Most people should be aware by now that Disney are moving…Read more Swimming in a sea of giants

Reaching out, engaging audiences – but to which extent?

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?

Playing to the masses

Building a narrative, a project, a campaign is much like being a skilled DJ, fully in tune with the people on the dancefloor, with a deep knowledge of the music at hand and a mind trained to intuitively read the vibe of a large crowd of people. Back in the days - and we’re now…Read more Playing to the masses

Your story vehicle

Earlier this week I published a couple of posts, one about corporate storytelling and the other about the need for anyone in any field related to an audience to start honing and defining their own narrative and their own story world. This notion of storytelling as a vehicle and a method of gaining and keeping…Read more Your story vehicle

Corporate storytelling – the what and the why

How can corporations use storytelling to become better and more profitable? Well, in much the same way everyone else can do it. I’ve spent a couple of days this week at the Nordisk Panorama festival and have presented my company to a number of people. I’ve explained how we have a core competence spanning over…Read more Corporate storytelling – the what and the why

Grappling with the Collective Journey

An Interview with Jeff Gomez about a Vital New Narrative Model Jeff Gomez, CEO of New York production studio Starlight Runner, apparently loves, and has always loved, a challenge. In the 1970s, while many shy imaginative high school students were fighting imaginary monsters in store-bought Dungeons & Dragons modules, Jeff was running off-script, inventing entire…Read more Grappling with the Collective Journey