Regular readers will know I rave about EContent magazine, where I am a Contributing Editor and regular columnist. I am proud to say some of my best work has been for EContent, inspired by the vision and dedication of Michelle Manafy, EContent editor-in-chief and expert commentator on a range of issues impacting the content industry at all levels.
I encourage you to add the site to your list of must-read destinations. Why? Many of the business models and businesses driving revenues in the Internet are coming soon to mobile. (Search engines and collaborative software companies lead the pack of companies moving out of stealth mode to make some serious waves.) Amidst this change I know of no better source than EContent to stay that extra-important step ahead of the game.
(I will therefore give EContent a top-notch spot in the new-look Knowledge Sharing Zone I wrote about in this earlier post. The goal is to create a comprehensive list of valuable resources and destinations. If you would like your site or blog to be considered, please email it to me (email@example.com).
As part of the recent Buying and Selling eContent conference, Michelle invited experts and contributors who judged the EContent 100, to give their views on the companies and trends that matter. Michelle reports that the series of video interviews got good reviews, and the content in them was “extremely well received.”
with Tony Byrne, Ron Miller, and Martin White
featuring David Meerman Scott, Steve Smith, and Peggy Anne Salz
with Theresa Regli, Steve Sieck, and Paula Hane
Tune in and enjoy!
By way of background, I was chosen to judge the categories Mobile Content, Search Engine & Technologies, Collaboration and Social Media.
My participation in the judging team (of 14 judges) allowed me to introduce my peers to mobile industry innovators high on my radar and emphasize the role of mobile-only search and personalization companies in the scheme of things. As a result, this year saw four new (mobile) additions to the EContent100: ChangingWorlds, CrispWireless JumpTap, MCN and SurfKitchen. They join other movers and shakers that made the list including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Nokia and Twitter.
If you want to be considered for inclusion in the next EContent 100, contact me directly. I’m always open to new companies and great ideas!
In the meantime, I’ll be back on Thursday with a wrap-up of mobile content issues, challenges and trends from the European Mobile Media Conference.