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Friday Buzz: Adobe Establishes the Rules of Online Engagement

By / Dec 18, 2015 (Fotovika/ThinkStock)

Adobe releases its guide to making the most of your internet campaigns. Plus: A call for diversity in America’s courtrooms.

When it comes to attracting attention online, the internet is a battlefield. Investments in digital initiatives aren’t cheap, and for many associations, a lot hinges on the success of their social media campaigns.

Based on an online survey of more than 12,000 consumers around the world, Adobe has released a new report detailing its five rules for making online content engaging (PDF). The rules cover everything from multiscreen preparedness to lightening the tone of your content and ensuring you aren’t creating counterproductively lengthy or uninteresting narratives.

“As attention spans shrink, 59 percent of consumers globally would rather engage with content that’s beautifully designed than simple—even when short on time,” the report states, and that short content is perfect for the multiscreen status quo.

For anyone still doubting the importance of mobile, the survey found that across the six targeted countries, consumers use an average of 2.33 devices at a time.

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For the full report and some great reading as your organization preps its 2016 strategies, click here.

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Eli Zimmerman

Eli is studying Journalism at the University of Maryland. When not studying, he likes to relax with a nice book or a couple rounds at the local boxing gym. More »

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