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The Digital Crown: Why Your Online Content Matters 1e: Winning at Content on the Web Paperback – Illustrated, 6 November 2013
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In 1997, Bill Gates famously said Content is king. Since then, the digital marketing world has been scrambling to fulfill this promise, as we finally shift our focus to what consumers really want from our brands: a conversation.The Digital Crown walks you through the essentials of crafting great content: the fundamentals of branding, messaging, business goal alignment, and creating portable, mobile content that is future-ready. Systems create freedom, and within this book you'll learn the seven critical rules to align your internal and external content processes, including putting your audience first, involving stakeholders early and often, and creating multidisciplinary content teams.
Complete with case studies and experience drawn directly from global content projects, you are invited to observe the inner workings of successful content engagements. You'll learn how to juggle the demands of IT, design, and content teams, while acquiring all the practical tools you need to devise a roadmap for connecting and engaging with your customers.
This is your next step on the journey to creating and managing winning content to engage your audience and keep them coming back for more.
This is a sample chapter from Ahava Leibtag's new book, The Digital Crown: Winning at Content on the Web. 2014 Morgan Kaufmann. --Uxmatters.com, August 2014
...author Ahava Leibtag does a fantastic job on showing how to ensure that your web site has what it takes to get visitors to return, namely great content...The book is heavy on understanding requirements and has hundreds of questions that need to be asked before creating content. The book is well worth it for that content alone. --SlashDot online, January 2014
After reading the book, the way you look at web sites will be entirely different...the book is about as good as anything could get on the topic...For firms that are serious about content and looking for an authoritative reference on how to build out their content and do it right, The Digital Crown: Winning at Content on the Web is certain to be an invaluable and necessary resource. --RSAConference.com, January 2014
About the Author
Ahava's position as a Communications Strategist for a government agency gave her unique perspective in writing customer-centric prose. Previously, she worked in the Corporate Communications department of Russell Reynolds Associates, a leading international executive recruiting firm. Ahava has also worked for two major advertising agencies and a commercial production company.
Ahava received her M.A. from Georgetown University and her B.A. from Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University. She lives in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region.
- Publisher : Morgan Kaufmann Publishing; 1st edition (6 November 2013)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 358 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0124076742
- ISBN-13 : 978-0124076747
- Dimensions : 19.05 x 2.16 x 23.5 cm
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This book sits primarily on the content marketing side of the content strategy spectrum, but is very savvy about UX and working with your customers (why create content they're not going to use?) and the internal politics that almost all content initiatives involve.
It's a generous book, full of insight that's been won in the real world. You will learn something — probably a lot — about how to make content more efficiently and effectively. (I teach a content strategy 101 workshop, and I will be stealing things from this book. With credit, of course.)