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Decoding newsletters, part one. The value of curated newsletters.

A “back to basics” three-part series on editorial newsletters. Why are they so popular? And how do they work? A short guide and some best practices. Continue readingDecoding newsletters, part one. The value of curated newsletters.

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Coronavirus crisis: can data visualization save lives?

Can data visualization save lives? DataViz is playing a crucial role in how we learn, understand and transform knowledge into action, dealing with the Coronavirus Crisis.

In this essay, I share my takeaways from dozens of graphs and charts worldwide. To inspire my and your future communication work. (It´s a long read, but structured in a way you can easily scan it 😉). And lots of links to high-quality stuff. Continue readingCoronavirus crisis: can data visualization save lives?

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A chance to rebuild the world for the better.

It has been eight weeks since the world outside China knew about the new Coronavirus. In Europe, the daily reports of the very beginning have been replaced by hourly crisis…Continue readingA chance to rebuild the world for the better.

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It´s a mobile-first world: Quibi, the video changemaker.

Quibi stands for “quick bites”. It is a subscription-based mobile video app to be launched in April 2020 in the United States and later worldwide. Quibi is the creation of Jeffrey Katzenberg, the former chairman of Walt Disney, and Meg Whitman, the former CEO of Hewlett Packard.Continue readingIt´s a mobile-first world: Quibi, the video changemaker.

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Gradually, then suddenly. Climate change communication.

What can we learn from climate change communication to better inform citizens and promote an informed public opinion on complex, challenging topics? Continue readingGradually, then suddenly. Climate change communication.

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2019 The state of podcasting in reports.

The most recent 2019 researches and reports on Podcasting, covering both the North American market and, with less extent, Europe. Continue reading2019 The state of podcasting in reports.

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Cute, childish, brilliantly coloured and super simple. Flat illustrations have invaded our screens.

Flat design is not bad, per se. It is how we need to design for a mobile-first world, and resonates with the current attitude toward minimalism. But this way to make illustrations is making everything and all to appear the same. Illustrations are now a commodity. Do we need this, in a world where there is already too much content and too much noise? Do we need to look all the same? Continue readingCute, childish, brilliantly coloured and super simple. Flat illustrations have invaded our screens.

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Explain, engage, involve. Shall central banks talk more and better to the citizens they serve?

The ability to communicate more and better to the citizens of Europe is not only a matter of transparency. Policies need public understanding to be effective. A plaidoyer for more commitment to communicate to the larger public, also by complex institutions like the European Central Bank. Continue readingExplain, engage, involve. Shall central banks talk more and better to the citizens they serve?