These are slides for a presentation on the Complete Community Connection I am doing today for Jarek Tokarczyk and Mirek Kowalski, visiting from Poland. (They are similar to previous C3 presentations I've posted.)
I will note how newspapers’ audience is dwindling (to 13% of population in 2009)
And newspapers’ advertising is falling even faster than audience
I’ll talk about why paid content isn’t the solution for newspaper companies, why it’s a symbol of our continuing failure and refusal to innovate and how it sucks up energy and money we should be investing in innovation.
I’ll discuss how Twitter and other social media are helping meet people’s needs for news and business and news companies need to catch up quickly.
We’ll talk about separating content from product, using the example of NPR’s Create Once, Publish Everywhere model. Also will discuss efforts at GazComm to separate content from product.
I’ll tell participants they can read the full C3 blueprint (38 pages as a pdf) on my blog
I’ll note that the driving service presents great opportunities to help drivers and businesses that serve drivers. But national players are already moving into this space.
I’ll discuss my own experience with CaringBridge during my nephew’s illness and discuss how the concept of big news in small circles can open important opportunities in personal news.
I’ll discuss the mobile-first strategy I encouraged this month.
More and more people are getting information and connecting with their world on cell phones. Media companies need to think of phones as our primary publishing platform.
We’ll discuss C3
After the exercises and discussion, we will wrap up with a discussion of how printing and digital communication have changed and are changing the world, and the opportunities if we see them right.
C3 For Polish Visitors
The Complete Community Connection<br />Steve Buttry, Gazette Communications<br />February 12, 2010<br />firstname.lastname@example.org<br />@stevebuttry on Twitter<br />Slideshare.net/stevebuttry<br />
U.S. newspapers<br />Most revenue from advertising<br />Home delivery & street sales<br />Consolidation to one daily in most metro area<br />National papers: NY Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal<br />Consolidation of ownership<br />
2009: 12.9% of population buys newspaper<br />Graphic from The Digital Journalist, “Circling the Drain,” by Mark Loundy<br />
Graphic from Reflections of a Newsosaur, Alan Mutter<br />
“We intend to charge for our news web sites. … to increase our revenues from all our content.”<br />
C3’s new relationships<br />For the public: We will be their essential connection to community life — news, information, commerce, social life. Like many Internet users turn first to Google, your community should turn first to C3, whatever the need. <br />
C3’s new relationships<br />For businesses: We will be their essential connection to customers, often making the sale and collecting the money. <br />
Our current relationshipwith business customers<br />Huge expense line in budget<br />Lots of inefficiency<br />Ad rates dropping<br />Ad revenues dropping<br />Lots of digital competition<br />
The new relationshipwith business partners<br />Revenue line in budget (maybe still expense line, too)<br />Delivering high value, tailored to needs<br />One-stop shop for connecting with customers<br />
Community Content<br />Driving<br />Home<br />Conversation<br />Calendar<br />Local knowledge<br />
Driving<br />How often do you buy a car?<br />How often do you drive, gas up, service car?<br />Databases, conversations, services focused on drivers’ everyday needs<br />
Driving<br />How often do you buy a car?<br />How often do you drive, gas up, service car?<br />Databases, conversations, services focused on drivers’ everyday needs<br />Connect auto services with drivers (emergency repair services)<br />
C3 at Gazette Communications<br />Reorganized to separate content, product<br />Developing new processes, tools to develop content independently from products<br />Content repository under development<br />Long way to go<br />Hoping to learn from your efforts<br />
Mobile-first strategy<br />Executives must emphasize mobile priority<br />Journalists focus on mobile news & info delivery & presentation<br />Tech staff focuses on mobile apps<br />Sales staff meets business customers’ mobile needs<br />
Mobile-first strategy<br />Text messages<br />Email<br />Applications<br />Tweets<br />Easy-to-use mobile web sites<br />Podcasts<br />Location-based news & commercial info<br />