How to make the good sh*t (and profit in the long run)

I read a recent post today, a post that told some uncomfortable truths about where media is heading, why, and what there is to be done about it (which is not much, at least not if the media industry is continuing down the road it is at the moment). Joshua Topolsky, of The Verge and…Read more How to make the good sh*t (and profit in the long run)

Managing stories

I’ve had some interesting discussions over the past few days regarding social media and how companies address challenges and issues regarding what’s happening there. We have all heard the value of getting something to a viral stage and the need for either robust strategies for social media or an enormous amount of good luck to…Read more Managing stories

The Creative Society

There are trends in today’s world, and there are things that could be better described as mega-trends. One of them is – building on things I’ve discussed in posts on this blog over the past few weeks, months and years – the notion of a creative society. Everywhere we look, creativity is lauded, creativity is…Read more The Creative Society

The Age of Stories

I’d like to take a moment to follow up on my last post. In ”The Age of the Storyteller” we talked about the current trends of no longer focusing on ownership – no matter what kind of ownership we’re talking about – and instead being more interested in access to the things previous generations were…Read more The Age of Stories

Five focus areas for successful multiplatform storytelling

SUSTAINABILITY We won’t be creating a documentary, or a series, or a film when we're working multiplatform – we’ll be creating an experience that will stretch further than most traditional narratives can hope for. This, in turn, means more complexity to the project and a lot more work. The upside is that we can arrive…Read more Five focus areas for successful multiplatform storytelling

Making stories together

Have you felt it? I’m thinking you have, but perhaps you haven’t really identified it, or put it into context with regards to what you youself is working on. The feeling of being part of something bigger than yourself – a community, a group, a niche, a gathering, a tribe… A ”we” instead of necessarily…Read more Making stories together

Marketing and the Unending Complexity

Over the past few years I’ve helped produce a fair share of marketing. It’s not something I’m ashamed of, far from it. In a sense they’ve been opportunities to utilize storytelling and, yes, transmedia storytelling methods for the most logical of reasons; trying to entice an audience to commit to a buy. In many cases…Read more Marketing and the Unending Complexity

Rebooting our creative minds – are we worthy of an audience?

  Over the past few weeks I’ve been writing about some principles I feel are crucial for anyone creating stories and content today, while hoping to reach and engage people with said stories and content. There are many ways for us to look at what we’re doing. There are many tips and tricks to keep…Read more Rebooting our creative minds – are we worthy of an audience?

Solid economics in a fluid content world

Following up on my last post, the post on using layered storytelling as a way of coping with reaching and engaging people in today’s world, I promised some brief thoughts on one of the things we’re all concerned about – money. How do we get a credible revenue stream from our stories? When we have…Read more Solid economics in a fluid content world