Workshop discussion and debate emulating our internal process to help understand your audience online, identify their digital need states and score them based on your activity and goals. Questions answered : How to find and answer the digital need states of your audience. What type of content will engage your audience and how to talk to your audience.
by Alex Watson
People love reading on their iPads, iPhones and Kindles - and publishers and content owners of all kinds have rushed to create apps. Many have failed to deliver value, engage users or compete with content-focussed startups. This talk is a candid, warts and all look at how Dennis Publishing, the UK's leading independent publisher, approach app publishing in 2011: what we got right, what we got wrong, and how we navigated technical, editorial and commercial challenges. This talk isn't about plugging our products; it's about looking at real problems and issues in the rapidly changing world of app publishing: native vs HTML5 code, the challenge of securing technical resource, the role of product management and UX in a print publisher, and crucially, how to create something that consumers want to read.
Questions answered :
* What should an interactive magazine look like? * What's the right approach for content owners to take when it comes to putting their content onto new hardware devices? * The challenges and opportunities for established brands and teams when it comes to tablet publishing * HTML5 versus native code: which is right for you? * How do you navigate the challenging relationship between your existing brand values and design, and the guidelines and expectations of new devices, form factors and technology? * How do you introduce new areas such as UX, user research and product management into a traditional business?
21st May to 1st June 2012