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11th hour copy. Fix-it-later launches. Our users deserve more than the last-minute content we often get stuck with. And you have the power to change the game. Learn how to introduce (and sell) content …

11th hour copy. Fix-it-later launches. Our users deserve more than the last-minute content we often get stuck with. And you have the power to change the game. Learn how to introduce (and sell) content strategy into your web design process.

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  • 1. CONTENT STRATEGY FTW Kristina Halvorson, Brain Traffic | SXSW | 03.13.2010
  • 2. @halvorson
  • 3. THE CONTENT PROBLEM
  • 4. SKILLSET.ORG Business   Analyst   Project   Interac9on   Produc9on   Manager   Designer   Assistant   Account   Visual     Producer   Manager   Designer   New   Web  Analyst   Informa9on   Developer   Business   Architect   Developer   Content   Usability   Strategist   Specialist   Programmer   SEO   Technical   Specialist   Assistant   Server   Web  Editor   Admin   Web  Writer  
  • 5. http://www.mollystevens.com/portfolio.html
  • 6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concept_map
  • 7. SKILLSET.ORG Business   Analyst   User   Project   Produc9on   Experience   Manager   Assistant   Architect   Account   Producer   Designer   Manager   New   Web  Analyst   Informa9on   Business   Developer   Architect   Developer   Programmer   Technical   Assistant   Server   Admin   Web  Writer  
  • 8. LIES WE TELL OURSELVES.
  • 9. THIS IS COPYWRITING.
  • 10. THIS IS CONTENT. •  Audit •  Analyze •  Strategize •  Categorize •  Structure •  Create •  Review •  Approve •  Publish •  Update •  Archive
  • 11. HOW DID WE GET HERE?
  • 12. “ I thought the explosion of data needed an architecture, needed a series of systems, needed systemic design, a series of performance criteria to measure it. There are thousands of people using the term (“information architecture”), and they have no idea where the term came from, and 90 percent of them aren't doing what I think they should be doing anyway. — Richard Saul Wurman
  • 13. CONTENT IS NOT A FEATURE.
  • 14. “ Late content is consistently one of the reasons for project delays. The task itself and resources needed to complete the task are seriously underestimated. Accept it. Plan for it. Charge for it. — Web Redesign 2.0: Workflow That Works Kelly Goto & Emily Cotler
  • 15. WHAT IS CONTENT STRATEGY?
  • 16. CONTENT STRATEGY … plans for the creation, publication, and governance of useful, usable content.
  • 17. •  Text and data •  Graphics •  Video and animation •  Audio
  • 18. TEXT IS…   Page copy   Error messages   Articles   Task instructions   Links   Forms   Labels   Search results   Flash elements   Metadata   Alt tags   All of it
  • 19. STRATEGY … is a plan for obtaining a specific goal or result.
  • 20. NOT JUST …
  • 21. NOT JUST …  What
  • 22. BUT …  What  With what  Why  When  How  Where  For whom  How often  By whom  What next
  • 23. HOW DOES IT HELP?
  • 24. MESSAGING
  • 25. REQUIREMENTS
  • 26. BUSINESS OBJECTIVES + USER GOALS
  • 27. REI employees are called upon to evaluate gear in an outdoor setting, allowing staff members to offer feedback on gear performance and remain experts in the gear they sell. And although not all employees have summited Mount Everest, they all can help customers find the right outdoor gear and clothing for any outdoor adventure. REI employees are recognized throughout the outdoor industry for their product knowledge and expertise.
  • 28. REI employees are called upon to evaluate gear in an outdoor setting, allowing staff members to offer feedback on gear performance and remain experts in the gear they sell. And although not all employees have summited Mount Everest, they all can help customers find the right outdoor gear and clothing for any outdoor adventure. REI employees are recognized throughout the outdoor industry for their product knowledge and expertise.
  • 29. At Room & Board, we partner with small, family-owned businesses that use a combination of time-honored techniques and innovative technology to build furniture that stands the test of time. This approach gives you the best of both worlds —handcrafted quality with precision and attention to detail. We're committed to helping these artisans preserve the American tradition of handcraftsmanship.
  • 30. At Room & Board, we partner with small, family-owned businesses that use a combination of time-honored techniques and innovative technology to build furniture that stands the test of time. This approach gives you the best of both worlds —handcrafted quality with precision and attention to detail. We're committed to helping these artisans preserve the American tradition of handcraftsmanship.
  • 31. STRUCTURE
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  • 33. WORKFLOW
  • 34. REALITY
  • 35. HOW CAN YOU START?
  • 36. THIS IS CONTENT. •  Audit •  Analyze •  Strategize •  Categorize •  Structure •  Create •  Review •  Approve •  Publish •  Update •  Archive
  • 37. OMG that is so not my problem.
  • 38. STUFF YOU CAN DO THAT WON’T HURT TOO MUCH
  • 39. #1: AUDIT
  • 40. #2: ASK
  • 41. ASK …  Why  With what  What  When  How  Where  For whom  How often  By whom  What next
  • 42. #3: ANALYZE
  • 43. INTERNALLY
  • 44. #4: ALIGN
  • 45. Govern 1.  Guide 2.  Measure Create 3.  Maintain 1.  Source 2.  Execute THE PLAN 3.  Approve Deliver 1.  Push 2.  Pull 3.  Exchange
  • 46. #5: ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY
  • 47. YOU ARE A PUBLISHER.
  • 48. WHAT DO YOU GET?
  • 49. HAPPINESS   Better user experience   Greater brand consistency   New operational efficiencies   Better risk management through better controls   Improved SEO and analytics   More effective personalization and targeting
  • 50. THANKS. e info@braintraffic.com w braintraffic.com contentstrategy.com t @halvorson
  • 51. MEETUP TOMORROW! Inaugural Austin Content Strategy Meetup Sunday, March 14, 7pm Lustre Pearl 97 Rainey St