event announcement: content strategy at work

Presenter: Margot Bloomstein (@mbloomstein)
Topic: Content Strategy at Work
Date: Thursday, April 19, 2012
Time: 6:30pm
Place: The Irish Pub Here’s a map.
Price: $0.00 (aka FREE)

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Join us in welcoming our old friend Margot Bloomstein back to Milwaukee on Wednesday, April 18th! Margot spoke at our inaugural mkeUX event back in 2010. This time around, she’ll do doing a fireside chat, reading from and answering questions about her new book,Content Strategy at Work: Real-world Stories to Strengthen Every Interactive Project. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Here’s the official description of Margot’s new tome:

Content is king… and the new kingmaker… and your message needs to align with your model and metrics and other mumbo jumbo, right? Whether you’re slogging through theory or buzzwords, there’s no denying content strategy is coming of age. But what’s in it for you? And if you’re not a content strategist, why should you care?

Because even if content strategy isn’t your job, content’s probably your problem–and probably more than you think. You or your business has a message you want to deliver, right? You can deliver that message through various channels and content types, from Tweets to testimonials and photo galleries galore, and your audience has just as many ways of engaging with it. So many ways, so much content… so where’s the problem? That is the problem. And you can measure it in time, creativity, money, lost opportunity, and the sobs you hear equally from creative directors, project managers, and search engine marketing specialists.

The solution is content strategy, and this book offers real-world examples and approaches you can adopt, no matter your role on the team. Put content strategy to work for you by taking in never-before-seen case studies from teams at Johns Hopkins Medicine, MINI, Icebreaker, and more. Content Strategy at Work is a book for designers, information architects, copywriters, project managers, social media consultants, and anyone who works with visual or verbal content. If communication matters for your company or client, put content strategy to work for you.

  • Explore a content strategy framework and processes from both consultancies and in-house marketing departments
  • Dig into case studies and interviews from brands in academia, apparel, network television, the non-profit sector, retail, and more
  • Gather practical sales techniques and examples to sell content strategy–or to use content strategy to sell other services and larger projects

If you’ve been wanting to learn more about content strategy, this is your chance to pick the brain of one of the industry’s leaders!

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08. March 2012 by Michael Seidel
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