Lots of companies are grouping a few writers and designers together and proclaiming themselves “brand newsrooms,” but most of the messaging that comes out of newsrooms like these feels stale and awkward. The culprit? Process. Most brands won’t let a single Tweet, Facebook image, or banner ad out the door without it being vetted, quintuple-checked and sent to four directors for approval five weeks in advance.
Instead, brands need to make more like publishers and adopt a truly responsive philosophy in their newsrooms.
On the other end of the spectrum, publishers face intense competition for their readers’ time from thousands of other content producers, aggregators and social media feeds. To survive, they need to act more like brands, putting care into distinguishing their product from competitors and truly connecting with their readers. For publishers, content is the final product they’re selling, and yet most editors don’t always consider how to package and distribute it once it’s on the site.
Source:: AdAge – Digital