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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is to content strategy as 'Don't Make Me Think' is to UX, 24 Jun 2012
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As my title says - you really must get this book if you have anything whatsoever to do with content. It really is the missing link in putting together solutions for websites.

If you work in the UX / IA or BA sector of web development, then you'll probably come across the requirement to develop a website using a content management system, or finding a solution for a client who has a lot of content or communication needs. In the past you'd probably create a spreadsheet and deliver the website ticking the boxes. In the past - this solution might have worked. However, more and more clients are taking the CMS and then rather rapidly ending up in exactly the same position they were in before they got their new website - i.e. a lot of content that nobody uses or can find.

The other issue that's facing our industry now is that there are multiple digital channels into which messaging or content needs to be delivered. How do you bring all of these channels together strategically to meet the needs of both the user and the business? Well - whilst this book won't do it for you, it gives you a really great set of tools to help you deliver what you need. It reduces the risk that the wrong message goes out on a specific channel, it also reduces the risk that the nice new website ends up with the wrong content in the wrong place.

The book is a pleasure to read, it's simple to understand and you'll probably find yourself going 'ah! that makes perfect sense, why haven't I thought of that before!' The techniques it suggests won't add lengthy delays to a project, nor will it mean it'll cost a lot more, it just brings things together in such a way that you'll end up saving money in the short, medium and long term.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed, 15 Dec 2013
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Books like these can be heavy going sometimes, but this is a perfect guide for understanding and implementing an online content strategy.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good introductory book, 5 Jun 2013
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Funny and insightful. Great list of resources. Would recommend to anyone new to the content strategy field. 2 thumbs up
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5.0 out of 5 stars Usefull and smart, 8 Oct 2013
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Good choice for both, beginners and experienced practices. Well designed, perfectly structured, highly informative. Perfect example of neat content strategy itself.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Kristina is a Maestro of Content Strategy, 28 May 2013
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Whether large or small organisation, a great briefing on a complex subject and well worth a read. SHE ROUNDS THE SUBJECT TO GIVE A FRAMEWORK ANYONE CAN GRASP AND APPLY WHATEVER THE SIZE OF YOUR PROJECT TEAM OR ORGANISATION. With deep experience at Facebook and subsequently in her own firm Kristina has all the credentials you need to known this subject inside out. Recommended reading for anyone trying to get their head around how to better manage direct and implement Content Strategy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for anyone who works with content, 13 May 2013
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This book covers all the essentials on content strategy. I re-read it al least 4 times since I bought it a year ago. All the information is useful and I apply it on a daily basis.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I can't wait to get started!, 18 April 2014
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This book gives a great overview of what content strategy for the web is about. It gave me the focus that I needed to stop "pushing deck chairs around" and to create a long term goal for the strategy to survive and strive over time. It's not just a book for a content strategist, it's a book for everyone in the company. A must read!
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