97 episodes

Conversations with content strategists from all backgrounds: enterprise, small business, technical communication, marketing, SEO, UX, publishing, journalism, etc.

Content Strategy Insights Larry Swanson

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 13 Ratings

Conversations with content strategists from all backgrounds: enterprise, small business, technical communication, marketing, SEO, UX, publishing, journalism, etc.

    Donna Spencer: Information Architecture Educator and Author

    Donna Spencer: Information Architecture Educator and Author

    Donna Spencer has practiced information architecture at the highest levels for more than two decades. She has taught innumerable workshops and courses, and she wrote an entire book on the subject.
    Still, to this day, when she teaches IA, she feels inadequate.
    This speaks in no way to her professional knowledge or her skills as a teacher. Donna knows this field as well as anyone and speaks eloquently about it. Rather, it gets at the "jigsaw mess" of the practice of information architecture and the constraints of modern educational environments.
    https://ellessmedia.com/csi/donna-spencer/

    • 32 min
    Deane Barker: Content Management and Modeling

    Deane Barker: Content Management and Modeling

    Content programs need to be guided by a sound model and built on a strong foundation. They need to put people first but to also account for the technical systems that handle the details of turning abstract concepts into tangible and useful content artifacts.
    Deane Barker has been modeling and building content management systems for more than 25 years. In this conversation, he shares some of the insights gleaned during his career.
    https://ellessmedia.com/csi/deane-barker/

    • 33 min
    Chris Strahl: Content in Design Systems

    Chris Strahl: Content in Design Systems

    In just a few short years, design systems have been adopted by most digital organizations.
    These systems free designers from many mundane design-production details, letting them focus on the creative aspects of their work.
    To this point, content has been an afterthought in many of these systems. Chris Strahl sees that changing in the next few years and predicts that content concerns will assume an important place in design systems.
    https://ellessmedia.com/csi/chris-strahl/

    • 30 min
    Rachel Lovinger: Content Modeling Innovator

    Rachel Lovinger: Content Modeling Innovator

    Many content professionals were first introduced to the practice of content modeling by Rachel Lovinger's 2012 A List Apart article on the subject.
    Content modeling gives teams of authors, managers, designers, and programmers a shared understanding of a content ecosystem. Before they write a single sentence or line of code, teams align on a common language that keeps their work in sync.
    Content modeling accounts for everything from the authoring experience to metadata strategy to the end-user experience. It helps team visualize the content landscapes they are creating, and it serves as a conversation starter for any number of important stakeholder interactions.
    https://ellessmedia.com/csi/rachel-lovinger/

    • 29 min
    Are Halland: The Core Model

    Are Halland: The Core Model

    Are Halland's "Core Model" has guided the work of content strategists, information architects, web marketers, and other digital professionals for more than 15 years.
    The model grew out of the need to align stakeholders around a practice that could balance user needs, business concerns, and content creation for websites.
    It has evolved into a versatile tool that can improve the content experience in any digital product.
    https://ellessmedia.com/csi/are-halland/

    • 30 min
    Jack Molisani: Content Strategy Career Management and Job Hunting

    Jack Molisani: Content Strategy Career Management and Job Hunting

    Finding the right job in the content strategy field has always been a challenge, and it's getting harder as computers take over more of the applicant screening process.
    Changes in the industry - especially the convergence of technical and marketing communication duties - also mean that you you have to be proactive about managing your career, even if you aren't job hunting.
    Jack Molisani knows how to navigate this challenging landscape. He is both the principal of a staffing agency that focuses on content talent and the organizer of the LavaCon content strategy conference.
    https://ellessmedia.com/csi/jack-molisani-2/

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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Larry, host of the Content Strategy Insights podcast, highlights all aspects of SEO and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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