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Infographic skills: No longer optional for journalists

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Used well, it can give information an appeal and interactivity that even the best prose cannot match. First, a confession: My first reason for writing this post is so I can embed a really cool infographic about Google on my blog. But the fact that I want to do it reflects the power and beauty of infographics. It encourages your readers to dwell on data they would otherwise skim over.

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Worried That Journalist Robots Will Replace You? Say “I”

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Without the I , there’s no conversation, no meaningful interaction. They are not going away. After a flurry of attention last year , we hadn’t heard too much in the interim about the robots that were going to displace humans as content creators. Then last month, Steve Lohr of the New York Times revived the issue. The robots aren’t going to replace us, they’re going to free us. As James W.

Bloggers: Feel Free to Repeat Yourself

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The blog format is ideal not only for documenting this growth process, but also for enhancing it through interactions with and feedback from others. Big ideas justify repetition. Imagine: After days of writer’s block, you’re suddenly inspired to write a long and insightful blog post. You’ve found the perfect illustration, and your headline is brilliant. You’re crushing it. So say it again.

Three Common Failures in Online News: Are You At Fault?

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The internet is by its nature an interactive medium. For most B2B publishers, electronically delivered news content is becoming an increasingly important part of their output. The potential rewards are substantial. In theory, any B2B e-news package consistently delivering relevant, high-enterprise, fast-paced, exclusive content should dominate its competitive space. The studies focused on B2B e-news from well-known trade publishers and included totally staff-written content as well as mixes of aggregated and staff-written material. What accounts for this poor showing? Lack of enterprise.

Evangelizing a Content Marketing Program

actually choose to read, watch, and interact with is. ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY1 The Ultimate Content Strategist. Playbook No. 1: Evangelizing Content and Setting Yourself Up for Success Copyright © 2015 Contently. All rights reserved. contently.com By Joe Lazauskas ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY2 I. Introduction 4 II. Why This Guide 6 III. Instead, most.

Twitter Challenge Update: 3 Things I’ve Learned So Far

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Interaction increases your appreciation for the people you follow. Now that I’m halfway through my self-imposed Twitter challenge for February, it’s time for a progress report. My goal is to tweet at least 10 times a day, balancing three types of updates: curatorial, conversational, and promotional. Rather than explain the details here, I refer you to my original post.). So far, I’m more or less meeting the goal. I’ve produced the minimum number of tweets every day so far, though doing so did require a couple of late-night efforts. The more you put into Twitter, the more you get back.

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Shakespeare Was an Aggregating Social-Media Pirate

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His plots and characters were frequently borrowed, his words undoubtedly shaped by interactions with his actors, and the final form of his output determined by later scholars and editors. Aargh? In yesterday’s Los Angeles Times , theater critic Charles McNulty wrote a marvelous column inspired by his objections to the Roland Emmerich movie, Anonymous. But the accusation would be false. As

Webcasts Grow Up

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In one of the earliest posts on this blog I complained about the lack of social-media awareness and interactivity in most B2B webcasts. haven’t seen much improvement in the intervening 18 months—until today. If I were still an On24 customer (I last worked with them three years ago) I would be very excited about this new platform. Now if only they could supply better waiting-room music.

Digital First, Not Foremost

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Technology is shifting ground daily, and the way people interact is changing with it. As publishers, if we want to interact with them, we have to be able to deliver our content when they want it, where they want it, and how they want it. John Paton: Misguided, or misunderstood? Print sucks!”. To my mind, that’s not what digital first means. It’s about which medium people use.

Infographics: Not Dead Yet

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So when one Allison Morris inquired via my contact page (rarely, alas, a reliable source of useful interaction) about promoting an infographic she’d worked on, I was skeptical.  (It was a good sign, though, that she had in fact read at least one post on this blog.). As the one or two dedicated readers of this blog can attest, my affection for infographics waxes and wanes on a regular basis. Of late, I’ve been rather down on this graphic approach to conveying complex information. Well done, Allison et al! To Post or Not to Post.

An Infographic on the Right Track: Grad School to Google

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Case in point: this interactive graphic from OnlinePhD.org, which steps you through Google’s growth year by year (thanks to Google Tutor for the lead.) The drawing is not outstanding, but the interactivity and engagement are. Though I was once a big fan of infographics , my ardor has cooled of late. Too many of the examples I see just look like clones of each other. But now and then I run across an infographic that is distinctly different, and worth sharing. Created by Online PhD. Where I think this infographic is on the right track is in suiting itself to the computer.

Advocate Marketing Creates B2B Relationships That Lasts A Lifetime

and start cultivating interactions that buyers find valuable while also rewarding them for providing this. Beyond quantity, advocate content and interactions are more valuable because buyers see them. selection process that feels exclusive and ongoing interactions that give them special access or. Learn about interactive advisory sessions. engage with peers. offerings.

Digital First, Not Foremost

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Technology is shifting ground daily, and the way people interact is changing with it. As publishers, if we want to interact with them, we have to be able to deliver our content when they want it, where they want it, and how they want it. John Paton: Misguided, or misunderstood? Print sucks!”. To my mind, that’s not what digital first means. It’s about which medium people use.

Infographics: Not Dead Yet

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So when one Allison Morris inquired via my contact page (rarely, alas, a reliable source of useful interaction) about promoting an infographic she’d worked on, I was skeptical.  (It was a good sign, though, that she had in fact read at least one post on this blog.). Of late, I’ve been rather down on this graphic approach to conveying complex information. Well done, Allison et al!

The Loneliness of the Digital Content Creator: Validating Your Work

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In the social media era, isn’t writing supposed to be more collaborative, more interactive, more, well, sociable? It’s undoubtedly true that the digital revolution has made us more sociable as people. But The post wasn’t picked up, tweeted about on Twitter, shared, liked on Facebook and only generated a few (if any) comments. agreeing to publish our work in the first place.”.

The Loneliness of the Digital Content Creator: Validating Your Work

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In the social media era, isn’t writing supposed to be more collaborative, more interactive, more, well, sociable? It’s undoubtedly true that the digital revolution has made us more sociable as people. But The post wasn’t picked up, tweeted about on Twitter, shared, liked on Facebook and only generated a few (if any) comments. agreeing to publish our work in the first place.”.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

But as B2B buyers complete more of their journey before ever interacting with a. B2B Marketing. processes are fundamentally changing. The first generation of digital natives expects to be able to complete most of their selection process. through their own research, without talking to sales—until late in the journey. They expect content to be relevant, easy to find, and mobile- friendly.

Throw Away Your Slides! (Maybe.)

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Though the causes will vary from one webinar to another, whether it’s a lack of interactivity or the failure to show the speaker, there always seems to be one insurmountable problem: the slides. What they really want is to connect and interact with you. Someone, somewhere has probably put together the perfect webinar, but I haven’t seen it. Your audience will be riveted.

Is a Blog Just a Container?

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Readers expect more immediacy, more transparency, more injection of the self, and more interactivity in their news content. I don’t think that means you can’t practice journalism in a blog.  Photo courtesy Haags Uitburo. Today I came across a comment from Adam Tinworth on the reignited debate, in certain UK circles at least, over whether bloggers can be legitimate journalists.

Embrace Your Errors

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” While there are other ways of getting readers to interact with you, the occasional mistake can be good for a writer’s engagement with readers. MUD day 5: When I embarked on this month of daily, rapidly written blog posts, I knew my tolerance for typos and other errors would be sorely tested. And indeed, yesterday I committed one of the homophonically confused errors I’ve made since the beginning of my publishing career, writing “died-in-the-wool” rather than “dyed.” Related posts: Innocent and Malignant Typos and the Case of Filloux v. Jarvis.

Will Mobile Formats Change Web Design Habits?

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It also means thinking about what are the real interactions you are hoping to encourage from the reader—to share the story, to comment on the story, or to dive deeper into a specific topic?”. Back in July, I wrote in this blog about how Reader, a new feature in Apple’s Safari browser, called attention to the proliferation of clutter in most Web page layouts. My hope was that tools like Reader and its peers, Readability and Instapaper , would encourage cleaner Web design. It was, admittedly, a faint hope. So maybe it’s time for all of us to think mobile.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

But as B2B buyers complete more of their journey before ever interacting with a. B2B Marketing. processes are fundamentally changing. The first generation of digital natives expects to be able to complete most of their selection process. through their own research, without talking to sales—until late in the journey. They expect content to be relevant, easy to find, and mobile- friendly.

Managing Your Career in the Social Media Era: Sources

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Today, audiences are in charge and they want direct access to, and interaction with, journalists.”. Every interaction, every assignment is a chance to make a change, a chance to delight or surprise or to touch someone.”. As part of a webinar for B2B editors on September 23, 2010, I’m speaking on “Managing Your Career in the Social Media Era.” (The webinar, “ Enhancing Your Career in the B2B Press ,” is sponsored by the American Society of Business Press Editors.). Future of news: Insider Dave Morgan touts new media. What Would Google Do? , by Jeff Jarvis. That is no longer true.”.

Nine Keys to a Robust Editorial Career in Social Media

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In the social-media era, people expect to interact with editors and journalists in a variety of media. Every interaction, every assignment is a chance to make a change, a chance to delight or surprise or to touch someone.&# If you see what you do as a job, you’re replaceable—and your career prospects aren’t so hot. For B2B journalists and editors, the transition to the social-media era can be daunting, especially if they rely on their employers to lead the way. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Be media neutral. Be employer neutral. Be an entrepreneur. Be a brand.

Ethics: Transparency Is Not All

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The interactivity inherent in conversational media means the reader is not simply a passive recipient of information, but shares ethical responsibility. As he puts it, “if you can build your brand by starting off with a foundation of transparency and then think about what you can do to create those real interactions between real human beings—understanding that this is a long road—you are well on your way.”. Building that superstructure involves a lot of work and interaction with the audience. As Miles notes, journalism is often biased in hidden ways by PR and marketing.

The 24 Best Interactive Websites of 2015

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Everyone’s been raving about the popularity of web video this year, but a less talked-about form of visual content—interactive websites—can be way more engaging. These sites draw the viewer inside rich stories with stunning photography, videos, words, and interactive elements that create a stimulating personal experience. Important because: This interactive is sheer fun.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

But as B2B buyers complete more of their journey before ever interacting with a. B2B Marketing. processes are fundamentally changing. The first generation of digital natives expects to be able to complete most of their selection process. through their own research, without talking to sales—until late in the journey. They expect content to be relevant, easy to find, and mobile- friendly.

How to Use Interactive Quizzes to Make Your Sales Team Smarter

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We like our pretty interactive content , don’t we? We know why we truly, madly, deeply love our interactive content (and it’s got nothing to do with ourselves – and everything to do with our customers). Interactive Quizzes Deliver the Goods. When done well, interactive content can be a big hit with prospects and give companies a lot of bang for their buck.

Kaon Interactive WINS the 2016 SBANE Innovation Award!

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And the Winner is … Kaon Interactive! Filed under: News , Uncategorized Tagged: B2B marketing , business challenges , Customer experience , innovative marketing technologies , interactive marketing , Kaon , Kaon Interactive , sales enablement , SBANE , SBANE New England , SBANEInnovation. This year has been no exception.

Interactive + Content + Partner = Great Marketing Example

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That’s why, with our Modern Marketing Experience conference coming up, we teamed up with our AppCloud partner, SnapApp , to put together an interactive tool that will help you discover the best breakout sessions to attend. If you haven’t registered yet, there’s a special treat for you at the end of the interactive tool below. Content loading. Content Marketing

The State of Interactive Content

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If you read the Vidyard blog you’ve probably heard of interactive content. To understand where interactive content came from, you have to understand where content marketing came from. A few years ago, there came a point where internet ads were so ubiquitous that they all became white noise to users, even if they were actually interested in the product being advertised. Get the Guide.

Video Interactivity and Personalization for Effective Content Engagement

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In our last post on creating digital 1:1 conversations with video, I explained how combining video with marketing automation and interactivity helps you define the individual person at the other end of the conversation – both who that person is and what that person needs. This is achieved by adding a combination of interactivity and personalization to your video marketing strategy.

What Is Interactive Marketing?

Ceros

This post, What Is Interactive Marketing? written by Ashley Taylor Anderson , appeared first on Ceros Blog - Interactive Content Marketing & Design Tips. This kind of interactivity makes for a much more powerful marketing experience. People Consumers want to interact with brands, not just be passive purchasers of products and services. Two-Way Interaction.

Kaon Interactive Named Finalist in SBANE New England Innovation Awards

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The Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE), sponsor of the New England Innovation Awards since its inception in 1986, proudly announces Kaon Interactive as a 2016 Finalist. Kaon Interactive   was selected from 188 innovative organizations to compete in the final phase of this competition. Filed under: CEO Corner , News , Uncategorized Tagged: awards , Innovation Awards , interactive marketing , Kaon , Kaon Interactive , SBANE , SBANE New England , Small Business Association of New England , Waltham MA. Aurora Imaging Technology, and iRobot.

John Legend Coming to Interact 2014

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by Amanda Batista | Tweet this We are pleased to announce that award-winning singer songwriter John Legend will be a keynote speaker at  Interact 2014 , the digital marketing conference for B2C and B2B marketers which will bring together thought leaders and technical innovators from top brands across the globe. Will we see you at Interact in San Francisco? Singer/Songwriter. Musician.

5 Reasons Your Marketing Can Benefit From Attending Interact 2014

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See what your marketing peers have to say about Interact! Meet us at Interact 2014: A Modern Marketing Experience from Eloqua. 1. Attending Interact gives me the opportunity to connect with industry professionals, learn new ways to be an effective marketer, and talk through my ideas with people who share my same passion for marketing automation.”. Brianna Dinsmore, Sr.

Incorporating Interactive Marketing into Your Content Strategy

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This post, Incorporating Interactive Marketing into Your Content Strategy , written by Meg Cannistra , appeared first on Ceros Blog - Interactive Content Marketing & Design Tips. Interactive marketing is a great way to incorporate innovation into your strategy since it fits seamlessly into most content programs. Find Stories that Lend Themselves to Interactivity.

5 Types of Interactive Marketing

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This post, 5 Types of Interactive Marketing , written by Meg Cannistra , appeared first on Ceros Blog - Interactive Content Marketing & Design Tips. It’s these issues with static, traditional content marketing that make interactive marketing so exciting. Rather than simply tell your story to your audience, interactivity lets you have a conversation with them.

10 Ways to Engage Your Audience with Interactive Content

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Author: Katherine McAdoo As an interactive content designer, I like to compare myself to a baker. You provide the fruit, and I’ll whip up a mouth-watering pie that you just don’t want to stop consuming. I am frequently handed pieces of static content in different stages of completion and asked to throw in something special to make it an interactive content experience.

Interactive Content Marketing 101

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As a result, if you want your content to stand out and have an impact, you have got to find ways to make it as engaging and interactive as possible. Have you been reading about interactive content everywhere you look? This post is for you. I’m here to walk you through a quick intro to interactive content, why it works for marketers, where you can use it, and what it looks like.

Four Ways to Beat Out the Competition With Interactive Content

B2B Marketing Insider

The post Four Ways to Beat Out the Competition With Interactive Content appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Only about 30 percent of content marketers feel like they’re getting it right, but that hasn’t stopped brands from churning out content at a rate that would have been unfathomable just ten years ago. Content Marketing

Interactive Storytelling 101: User Experience & Information Architecture

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Interactive storytelling, however, involves a whole new set of best practices. Interactivity opens up a lot of creative possibilities for digital storytellers, but it also creates a lot of additional complexities around user experience and information architecture. This interactive graphic provides a high-level overview; you can dive into the details below. Flexible Navigation.

15 Clever Examples of Interactive Print Ads

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To show off the features of the Ford Explorer, the brand published three print ads with interactive elements. This post originally appeared on Agency Post. To read more content like this, subscribe to Agency Post. Print ads were once the standard format for creative advertising. You would think the category is void of innovative ideas, but that’s certainly not the case. 10) Volkswagon.