Meet the EContent 100 Judging Team!
Here are the 10 professionals who decided ?which companies would make up the EContent 100.
Scott Abel, aka “The Content Wrangler,” is a content management strategist and social media choreographer.
Tim Bourgeois is the founder of ChiefDigitalOfficer.net. He is also a partner at East Coast Catalyst, a Boston-based digital consulting firm.
Theresa Cramer is the editor of EContent magazine and a 13-year veteran of the publishing industry.
Apoorv Durga is an analyst at Real Story Group, where he covers search, web content and experience management, portals, digital marketing, and more.
Donovan Griffin is the editor of Information Today, where he writes about issues concerning the librarian, information professional, and IT communities.
Bruno Herrmann is director of globalization and localization at Nielsen, where he manages global design, development, and localization programs.
Kashyap Kompella is a senior industry analyst with Real Story Group and leads the firm’s research on enterprise collaboration, social software, and digital marketing.
Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen is the editor of Streaming Media magazine, Streaming Media.com, and OnlineVideo.net.
Steve Smith has been covering digital publishing since 1996 for many news outlets, including MediaPost, where he now serves as editorial director of events.
Val Swisher is CEO of Content Rules and an expert in global content strategy, content development, and terminology management.
Data drives everything, especially in the world of personalized content. Here we honor the companies that help digital content creators understand their audiences and deliver the experiences they want.
During the past few years, Big Data has gone from a buzzword to a must-have capability for enterprises, and it’s a tool for content creators to develop new, innovative types of content and serve them up to the right audience. But none of this could be done without Big Data tools.
Grease must be applied to the wheels of commerce lest they grind to a halt. When what is being bought and sold is measured in bits and bytes, solutions that enable the buying and selling of digital content are there to keep the transactions humming smoothly along. Here we include solutions that enable the monetization of digital content.
Formerly the purview of the privileged few with access to a printing press, creating content is everyone’s business today. Luckily, tools keep cropping up that help us create it, convert it, use it, and—most importantly—reuse it in ways as varied as the people creating the content in the first place.
Content Translation, Localization, & Globalization
If you have content on the web, you have to be thinking about globalization and localization. From issues regarding translation to simply making sure your content—text and graphic—isn’t offensive to your audience, there are plenty of technologies addressing the issues companies face on the global web.
Digital Marketing Technologies
The digital marketing technology space is expanding rapidly. This category runs the gamut from automation to optimization tools, from email to programmatic. Here we honor the companies that help digital marketers be more effective.
Distribution & Delivery
The avenues by which content can travel are myriad. Without the help of distribution and delivery networks and tools, many publishers’ jobs would be exponentially harder. Here we honor the companies that create new paths and opportunities for digital content to find its way to our inboxes, web browsers, mobile devices, and even our televisions.
Video is taking over the web. From desktops to mobile to virtual reality, video is the future of content—but it isn’t always easy to create, manage, and distribute. Here we honor the companies that help publishers bring the video content that their audiences want to life.
See all those smartphones? Yep, people are doing a lot more than talking on them. Mobile content and delivery devices put information in the hands of users when and where they need it. As content today travels across platforms, we focus on the technologies that help make it go.
The web has opened up a world of opportunity for the readers to become the writers, reviewers, and producers. Here we look at the tools that help proliferate the vox populi and increasingly act as mediators between people and the content we publish.
Web Content Management
What would digital publishers do without good web content management (WCM) systems? With the constantly changing demands of digital publishing, WCM systems need to be more nimble than ever. Here we honor the companies that make the content experiences we all enjoy possible.