Plan for Spontaneity and React to Google’s New Algorithm [The Weekly Wrap]


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And that’s a wrap of the week ending Nov. 1, 2019

This week I’m interested by the hazard of dropping spontaneity. I provide a contemporary tackle the information that Google is altering the best way search works. I discuss with Kathy Klotz-Visitor about how one can promote a tradition of experimentation in enterprise. And I share an article about how chinchillas and bacon allow you to write higher content material.

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This week, we’re all about planning, spontaneity, and a little bit luck. Let’s wrap it up.

  • One deep thought (2:10): Not all that way back, there have been no Caller ID, no textual content messages saying “I’m calling you now.” Each time the telephone rang, it was a lottery. It could possibly be anyone. Your sister. Your mom. Your finest good friend. A telemarketer. Even a prank caller (“Is your refrigerator running?”). However there was little doubt that you’d reply it. At the moment, folks not often name somebody with out planning it or saying the intention first. As a substitute of enhancing our spontaneity, tech appears to have squeezed it out of our lives.

#Tech has squeezed spontaneity from our lives, says @Robert_Rose by way of @cmicontent. #WeeklyWrap Click on To Tweet

If you happen to worth creativity and innovation, you need to discover a approach to match it again in. A Johns Hopkins analysis examine of jazz musicians discovered improvisation let their brains “turn off areas linked to self-censoring and inhibition, and turn on those that let self-expression flow.” I discover how and why content material groups can and may plan for spontaneity.

  • A contemporary tackle the information (eight:47): This week’s information is admittedly information. Google just lately introduced a serious enchancment in the best way its algorithm understands queries. The corporate’s neural network-based approach for pure language processing (identified by the acronym BERT) will now energy search queries on the platform. Google calls it “the biggest leap forward in the past five years, and one of the biggest leaps forward in the history of search.” (Learn the announcement.)

.@Google introduced it is going to now energy search queries on the platform, says @Robert_Rose by way of @cmicontent. #WeeklyWrap #search engine marketing Learn extra: Click on To Tweet

.@Google’s newest replace advances understanding context & how prepositions sign intent, says @cspenn by way of @cmicontent. #WeeklyWrap Click on To Tweet

I clarify what this implies for content material advertising and marketing. (Spoiler: It’s nice information for everybody who takes a human-first strategy.)

  • This week’s individual making a distinction in content material (15:19): Comedian, storyteller, and strategist Kathy Klotz-Visitor joins me for an impromptu and improvisational discuss creativity in enterprise. Kathy is a speaker, writer, workshop chief, and improv comic who has honed her craft over 20 years of labor in communication and innovation technique, and storytelling on enterprise and comedy phases in and round San Francisco.

Take an improv strategy to assist your #content material staff develop velocity and fearlessness, says @Robert_Rose by way of @cmicontent. #WeeklyWrap Click on To Tweet

She says her profession is “a story of using play as creative fuel.” By means of her firm Conserving It Human, she helps groups, leaders, and types inform human tales, banish boring advertising and marketing, develop nice tradition, and unleash creativity for giant concepts and massive outcomes.

Snigger together with Kathy and me as we discuss how she mixed her love of improv and advertising and marketing, and the way improv’s “yes, and …” strategy might help groups develop the velocity, fearlessness, and spirit of experimentation essential to innovate. Then study extra about Kathy at her web site and in her 2016 e book:

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Robert is the founder and chief technique officer of The Content material Advisory, the schooling and consulting group for The Content material Advertising Institute. Robert has labored with greater than 500 corporations, together with 15 of the Fortune 100. He’s supplied content material advertising and marketing and technique recommendation for world manufacturers equivalent to Capital One, NASA, Dell, McCormick Spices, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, and The Invoice & Melinda Gates Basis. Robert’s third e book – Killing Advertising, with co-author Joe Pulizzi has been referred to as the “book that rewrites the rules of marketing.” His second e book – Experiences: The Seventh Period of Advertising is a high vendor and has been referred to as a “treatise, and a call to arms for marketers to lead business innovation in the 21st century.” Robert’s first e book, Managing Content material Advertising, spent two weeks as a high 10 advertising and marketing e book on Amazon.com and is usually thought of to be the “owners manual” of the content material advertising and marketing course of. You possibly can meet up with Robert on his fashionable podcast – The Weekly Wrap. Comply with him on Twitter @Robert_Rose.

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