A word on trust

In my last post I shared some thoughts on the importance of earning the trust of your audience, a crucial thing for any creator and storyteller. If your audience does not trust you, or if you betray their trust, you will either be largely ignored or face a world of hurt at some point. This,…Read more A word on trust

Earning the trust of your audience

The other day I read an interesting report from 2015 from Gartner. The topic was ”Apply Digital Humanism to Customer Experience Design” (requires registration). As most things that Gartner put out, it’s geared towards the people at places like General Electric or Adidas or H&M or Booking.com; large companies that handle customer interaction on a…Read more Earning the trust of your audience

One Year in Now Media – 2015

So, we're now writing (or trying to remember to write) 2016. As I've done for the past few years, I've compiled a publication consisting of a curation of my blog posts from the past year. The posts deal with media, audience engagement, multiplatform and corporate storytelling, principles of social media campaigning and more - basically…Read more One Year in Now Media – 2015

Using the user – developing content in 2015

I wrote a post a couple of weeks ago endorsing the building of personas as a tool for content creators. I had a number of positive responses to the post, from people in the academic world as well as people from the creation side of the content business. Since a major reason I got in…Read more Using the user – developing content in 2015

The art of finding an audience

Almost to the day a year ago I wrote a post on audience engagement, talking about five points I believe are essential when it comes to reaching the point of meaningful interaction with an engaged audience, and the harnessing of that power in the long run. I still stand by my points from that post,…Read more The art of finding an audience

Starting a project? Feeling less than sure? Read this.

These past couple of days I was kindly invited to BoostHBG, an organisation doing great things for the cross- and transmedia practicioners (and VR producers and short film producers etc and so on) in the south of Sweden. My mission was to help some projects a little bit further along the way to fruition. The…Read more Starting a project? Feeling less than sure? Read this.

Transmedia in 2015

I’ve been eagerly studying, creating, curating and producing in the transmedia vein for the past few years, ever since the cross-media me saw the light of transmedia storytelling in a conference room in Cardiff in the summer of 2010. I’ve taken part of all the different discussions on what transmedia really is and what it’s…Read more Transmedia in 2015

Exploring international interactive storytelling

An interview with Ingrid Kopp, the director of digital initiatives at Tribeca. (The following interview was for the publication One Year In Now Media Vol IV. Here it is republished in full, complete with the projects mentioned embedded ) You’ve been all over the world in 2014 - what things excited you the most? What…Read more Exploring international interactive storytelling

Transmedia – global and personal

A little less than a week ago I published the annual-wrap-up and looking-ahead-to-next-year publication "One Year In Now Media Vol IV". From the start, four years ago, a central part of the publication has been the interviews with creative and intelligent people from different parts of the media field. This year was no exception, as…Read more Transmedia – global and personal