Dancing on the point of a needle – the art of stitching stories together

Recently I’ve been involved in evaluating and consulting on a number of projects touching on transmedia storytelling as well as virtual reality and generally striving to explore new territories and new ways of telling stories and reaching people. A discussion I had with one of the projects led to an analogy that feels truer the…Read more Dancing on the point of a needle – the art of stitching stories together

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

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

Visualizations and layers – storytelling evolving

While researching methods from around the world, in order to see how I can incorporate the best practices into my daily work, I’ve stumbled upon a great number of interesting solutions, methods and principles. One of these, that I felt resonated very clearly with the post I wrote last week about ”Layered Storytelling”, is an…Read more Visualizations and layers – storytelling evolving

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?

Layered storytelling – the art of the future

I think we can all agree that the world is a pretty complex place. It would be easier for most of us if it was simply cleary black and white, right and wrong, for and against, like a LOTR movie with all nuances wiped away. That is, however, never the case. Whatever stories we want…Read more Layered storytelling – the art of the future

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