Checklist for creators – are we really doing what we should be doing?

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?

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

The Creative Squeeze

Creativeness might be a less important search term on LinkedIn nowadays. It has, as so many terms before it, been used up to such an extent that it hardly means anything anymore to your average person. This is a bit of a shame, as creativeness is becoming an increasingly important trait in just about every…Read more The Creative Squeeze

F/S 2017 – where storytellers meet

It’s a challenging proposition, summing up an experience as complex as ForwardSlashStory 2017, or F/S2017 for short. From experience I know that many of the revelations from the event will become apparent only later, in some cases much later. It’s like when you feel you need to sleep on something to get it right, only…Read more F/S 2017 – where storytellers meet

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

One Year in Now Media Vol VI

As I’ve done for the past six years, I today published a compilation of this blog and it’s posts from the past year as a free-to-read PDF over on Slideshare and as a download here. There is also an epub-version available for download from Dropbox here. The publication also features interviews with Mike Monello, Jeff…Read more One Year in Now Media Vol VI

The Power of True Stories

I recently read an interesting article on storytelling by Jonathan Gottschall. I’ve been for a long time - like Gottschall, apparently - quite fascinated by the power a well-crafted and well-told story can have, in almost any sort of circumstances. In my line of work - creating, developing and producing everything from TV shows to…Read more The Power of True Stories