Good question. To fully answer it, we have to explore a few related, but distinct, terms: Content ecosystem mapping is a sensemaking activity for digital strategy. Digital strategy projects could include: and so on. In a design and strategy context, sensemaking is something we do in order to better understand an environment, problem, or situation. … Read more
One of the first times I presented on ecosystem mapping, an attendee shared an image of their own map they’d been inspired to create. It was interesting, colorful, and information-rich. But also? It wasn’t what I’d call an ecosystem map. At first I worried about the quality and clarity of my presentation. But others shared … Read more
If you’re ready to conquer content chaos and map your content ecosystem, you’ll need a project plan for bringing the right people on board and getting the work done.
Used a couple of Sharpie twin tips and my Baron Fig Mastermind pad to prototype my latest post for the Brain Traffic blog. Normally when I use pen and paper in my writing workflow it’s very messy and haphazard — notes jotted in random places, maybe a partial mind map, maybe a bullet point of … Read more
What do you do with that shiny new content ecosystem map you’ve created? Here’s how to effectively put your map into practice.
We’ve learned what a content ecosystem map is and why it’s necessary, so now let’s look into what the map actually needs to include.
A content ecosystem map is a visual representation of your content reality—what you have and where it is. And yes, you definitely need one.