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
I just had the feeling I was back in, say, 2010 or 2012 or thereabouts. No, this has nothing to do with the current state of the world and any correlations to the Mayan calendar-scare (remember that one?) or any disaster movies that were blockbusters back then. Those were the days when I was writing…Read more Transmedia and the Traditional Media
Since the pandemic struck last spring, we've all been getting increasingly used to handling things online. I don't know about you, but I've spent hours upon hours in Teams, Hangouts, Skype, Zoom and so on - sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. As the world moved into seclusion and lock-downs in March and…Read more A World of Webinars
Some weeks ago I read a nice write-up on the subject of transmedia storytelling over at Nicely Said. It had a fairly thorough dissection of the whats and whatnots of transmedia, of the history and of different examples (such as the usual suspects “Why So Serious”, The Walking Dead etc). The post looked at the…Read more Overcoming Transmedia’s Challenges
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
Photo by Diane Helentjaris on Unsplash So, as many others I’ve had quite a lot to do over the past six months. As the pandemic struck, some of our projects were immediately canned, and we right away tried to look at the situation as creatively as possible. There’s always a silver lining somewhere. We found…Read more Patching the Patchwork
Earlier this week I released a new episode of the Evolving Media podcast. It's been a while, but the topics we discussed felt absolutely crucial to start talking about now. The blurb for the podcast episode is below, and you can find the episode itself here. Join in the conversation, let's strive to make this…Read more The Collective Journey – COVID-19 edition
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
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?
In my podcast series “Evolving Media” (yeah, my imagination didn’t reach further than just taking the name from this blog and using it for the podcast series as well… but hey, why change a winning concept?) I’m privileged to be able to chat with some of the brighter minds in the media sphere to talk…Read more Checklist for creators – are we really doing what we should be doing?