Content Strategy for the Web, 2nd Edition

Content Strategy for the Web, 2nd Edition
By Kristina Halvorson, Melissa Rach

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FROM CONSTANT CRISIS TO SUSTAINABLE SUCCESS

BETTER CONTENT MEANS BETTER BUSINESS. Your content is a mess: the website redesigns didn’t help, and the new CMS just made things worse. Or, maybe your content is full of potential: you know new revenue and cost-savings opportunities exist, but you’re not sure where to start. How can you realize the value of content while planning for its long-term success?

For organizations all over the world, Content Strategy for the Web is the go-to content strategy handbook. Read it to:

  • Understand content strategy and its business value
  • Discover the processes and people behind a successful content strategy
  • Make smarter, achievable decisions about what content to create and how
  • Find out how to build a business case for content strategy
With all-new chapters, updated material, case studies, and more, the second edition of Content Strategy for the Web is an essential guide for anyone who works with content.


Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #30787 in Books
  • Published on: 2012-02-20
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 8.90" h x .50" w x 7.00" l, 1.06 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 216 pages

Editorial Reviews

Review

"In the space of a few chapters, Kristina Halvorson's little book changed our field forever for the better. This second edition retains all that was wonderful in the first book while yielding dazzling new insights into the hows and whys of content strategy." --Jeffrey Zeldman, author, Designing With Web Standards


"Kristina Halvorson and her company Brain Traffic are central to the emerging content strategy discipline." --James Mathewson, Search Strategy and Expertise Lead, IBM


"Content Strategy for the Web touched off the explosive growth of content strategy and its recognition as a critical field of practice. Amazingly, this second edition doesn't just keep up: it pushes content strategy in a more mature--and valuable--direction." --Louis Rosenfeld, author of Information Architecture for the World Wide Web 


"This book is the most important thing to happen to user experience design in years." --Peter Morville, author, Information Architecture for the World Wide Web and Ambient Findability


"Content Strategy for the Web gives you the tools you need to get the right content to the right people in the right place at the right time. Essential reading for marketers everywhere." --Ann Handley, CMO, MarketingProfs.com and author, Content Rules


“This is the go-to handbook for creating an effective content strategy. The Post-it® notes and dog-eared pages in my copy are evidence
of that!” — Aaro n Watkins, Director of Digital Strategy, Johns Hopkins Medicine

“By far the most comprehensive and accessible book on content strategy available. Required reading for our entire team”
– Lucie Hyde, Director of Content, eBay Europe

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5A must for content strategists wanting to know how to work with stakeholders
By L
We use this text in our content strategy course for undergraduates at Michigan State University. It is an excellent book to help students start to wrap their heads around what it is like to be a content strategist. Excellent details in here about big picture stuff and how to work with stakeholders. Highly recommend.

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
4Very good, but lacking in report examples
By David ODonnell
This book is a great introduction to the world of content strategy.
My only issue is that it is lacking in what I feel is the most important chapter: Discovery / Audit.
Example, "there are dozens (if not hundreds) of possible subjective factors you can review during a qualitative audit." However, only 9 examples are given.
Additionally, the Findings Report section gives only 3 examples of insightful reports. It would be awesome to have more examples of audit reports.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
4Great asset for our team to read!
By Amazon Customer
In an effort to be more valuable as a partner to our existing and potential clients, as well as be able to carry a conversation (with limited eye rolling) with our Content Strategists, the Springbox Account Management Team picked up “Content Strategy for the Web” by Kristina Halvorson.

We all compiled our learnings and wrote a little more about it here: http://www.springbox.com/news/content-strategy-for-dummies-or-client-service-professionals/

This book was super valuable for our team as we strive to be better partners. We feel a lot smarter too!

Definitely recommend whether you are a content strategist or interested in why "Content is King".

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