Brand & Strategy Consultant, Appropriate Inc.
Margot Bloomstein is the author of Content Strategy at Work: Real-World Stories to Strengthen Every Interactive Engagement and principal of Appropriate, Inc., a brand and content strategy consultancy based in Boston. Over nearly two decades, Margot has helped clarify content strategy for organizations as diverse as Al Jazeera America, Harvard University, Fidelity Investments, Lindt and Sprüngli, Lovehoney, Sallie Mae, ECCO Shoes, Timberland, and the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority. A participant in the inaugural Content Strategy Consortium and a featured speaker at SXSW, Margot frequently keynotes events and conducts workshops around the world. She also teaches brand-driven content strategy in the graduate program at the Austrian University of Applied Sciences in Graz. Margot produces the popular brand communication tool BrandSort and tweets at @mbloomstein.
Workshop Name: Building a Brand-Driven Message Architecture
Workshop Date & Time: May 2, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Description: Learn how and why to ground your content strategy in a message architecture, and see how consensus and clear communication goals can help all your content marketing efforts fall into line. Brand-driven content strategy empowers more efficient, effective, sustainable content. In this workshop, you’ll get up to speed on the philosophy, questions, and tools to implement it. You’ll use BrandSort to conduct a hands-on exercise to prioritize communication goals and develop a message architecture—ideal whether you manage content for the web, mobile apps, social media, print collateral, or other experiences.
Session Name: How to Embrace Pace with Content Strategy for Deep Experiences
Session Date & Time: May 3, 1:40pm – 2:15pm
Description: Fast and efficient may rule the web, but efficient experiences aren’t always effective, for many reasons. Instead, try slowing down your customers to improve learning and advance their journey. Fast-to-publish and quick-to-sell can lead to low lifetime value, shopping cart abandonment, returned merchandise—and understandably unhappy reviews. Attend this session, and learn how to craft appropriately-paced customer experiences that allow the time and space for discovery, customer confidence, and insights that last long after the conversion. The secrets live in how you craft copy and prioritize content types to move customers forward wisely, to enjoy the journey mile after mile.