I did not want to be named Content Director anymore.
Call me Editorial Director instead, I stomped.
Now, that might sound to you like I was being oh-so fancy. But there was method to my pretentiousness.
“Content” is what goes in the middle of cheap sausages: filler and I-don’t-want-to-know-what.
And “content” is what goes into shoddy magazines and newspapers to stop the ads chafing as they bump together.
Something to fill the gaps.
But I wanted to do better.
I wanted to have news that would inform, and features that would challenge and entertain.
I wanted people to come to our website because it was a darn good read, not because they were eyeballs that helped the website sell ads.
I'm pleased to say I won my argument.
And today I still talk about “editorial” and “articles”.
Quality, not junk.
Because readers deserve better.
If you agree, take a look at our ready-made newsletters and start sending them to your clients.
Don’t be fooled by “content” – give your clients something that has a little more nutrition.