Creating content for digital media – In-company training

This session gives you the chance to consider a fresh approach to your digital content. It breaks down the importance of creating a content package and a relationship with your readers.

Very useful. Got me thinking a lot more about different types of articles and also the differences between print and online.

Junior writer, Immediate Media

 

One day in-company training course

Creating a content package
  • The importance of the content package
  • How technology is influencing the way we use websites
  • The importance of mobile
  • Commercial needs
  • How social media has also changed the role of writer and audience
  • What this means for a journalist and editor
  • Linking and related stories to extend the user journey
  • Features and longer news pieces

Doing it: Delegates identify good and bad examples from their own site and competitors

Top tips: How the content package makes a difference   
  • Why a journalist is now responsible for helping to drive traffic to the site in the first place
  • What is SEO?
  • Hits, page impressions, session times… which stats matter and why
  • How does your content package make a difference?
  • Sources of online traffic
  • What they expect and what they need to see
  • Building loyalty on the page
  • The importance of links and referrals
  • Using social recommendation and bookmarking sites to feature your pages
  • Commercial implications

Doing it: Delegates use a piece of text as a base for creating a successful content package, looking at what it achieves for the audience, commercially, site success and longevity of the story

Creating a better relationship with the user
  • Why?
  • How to build a rapport with your audience
  • Making the most out of comments
  • When to reply, when to ignore
  • Dealing with comments and moderation
  • Revisiting old content
  • Changing the relationship with your audience

Doing it: Delegates look at successes and failures within their own site and competitor sites and work on a comment scenario plan for their content package
Analysis and discussion

To do lists – how will you put into practice what you have learned?

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This course provides you with practical skills that you can apply immediately to your own online content. We send you away with a list of “To dos” to focus on after your training and will follow-up with you to see how you are getting on. We are always here if you have any queries at all.

To find out more about our range of in-company courses, and how we work and support you both before and after your training, please have a look at our in-company training page.

Our bespoke in-company training is run on a date and at a place to suit you. But if you would rather learn online, please have a look at our Writing for the web e-learning course.

Please call 00 44(0)1428 722105 or email us for more information on how we can help you organise your training.