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Content strategy as a discipline is on the rise, as more and more organizations recognize the need for it – but what if you don't have a content strategist in easy reach? If you don't have a content strategist in-house or on retainer, and your organization is full of folks who wouldn't know an adverb if it bit them, there are nevertheless some simple techniques you can use to reveal the right message hiding in any piece of web content.
Should you hire a content strategist? Yes, under ideal circumstances, you should. But there will always be those home-grown, cash-strapped, gotta-launch-in-3-days efforts where the content needs to be done, and needs to be done right – and it needs to be done by you. This talk will be your Content Strategy Survival Kit, tucked in your desk under emergency glass. Don't be afraid to break it.
Attendees will learn simple, practical content strategy tips and techniques so that they can put on their Content Strategist hats whenever the need arises. From storytelling and messaging to organization and flow, we'll cover all the bases needed in order to bring out the best in your content, even on a tight schedule. We'll walk through these tips in the context of a real-life case study: the story of how my team and I created our own Survival Kit in our organization when we had a website to launch in a hurry. I'll take lessons from that story and explore how attendees can apply them in their own organizations.