Intro to Content Strategy

Feb 20, 2018 · Philadelphia, United States of America

This two-part course runs on Tuesday, February 20th and Thursday, February 22nd from 6:30pm to 8:45pm.


Content strategy is a plan that uses content to achieve a goal. It's important because a lot of people are asking for it, but very few really know what it is -- this is an opportunity to learn a skill that is in high demand. Are you interested in becoming a content strategist? Would you like to become a better content strategist? Are you interested in learning what content strategy can do for your clients? Would you like to apply some content strategy to your own career?

Learn what it takes to practice content strategy. We'll look at case studies and examples to illustrate what content strategy is and the types of problems a content strategist aims to solve as well as the deliverables one typically produces. Primarily, we'll learn by doing, working through exercises to build a content strategy for our "client", Girl Develop It, that will use content to align user goals and business goals in a sustainable, scalable way.

In this course we'll cover:

What is content strategy?

Why is now a good time to get involved?

What kind of problems are content strategists typically asked to solve?

What are the building blocks of a good content strategy?

What are some typical (and atypical) content strategy deliverables?

With whom does a content strategist typically work, both client side and agency/employer side?

What are some strategies for actually getting hired as a content strategist?

What are some case studies that show how it's done?

How do I build a content strategy from scratch?




A love of content and a willingness to get your hands dirty with some real content strategy exercises! Bring something to take notes with, but no laptop required.


David Dylan Thomas has developed digital strategies for major clients in entertainment, healthcare, publishing, finance, and retail. He serves as Principal, Content Strategy at Think Company, and helps organize Content Strategy Philly. The founder of Content Camp he's consulted at the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy and is the creator, director, and co-producer of Developing Philly, a web series about the rise of the Philadelphia tech community. He is the creator and host of the Cognitive Bias Podcast and has given standing-room-only presentations at TEDNYC, SXSW Interactive, and the Wharton Web Conference on content strategy and emerging content trends.


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Refunds are offered only if the class is rescheduled/cancelled or in extreme circumstances. If you are no longer able to attend, please post your interest in selling your ticket in the comments. If you find a buyer, send a Meetup message to Meghan with the name of the buyer. Do not change your RSVP in the Meetup event.

Unfortunately, GDI cannot offer a waitlist. If the class is full, please keep an eye on the comments to see if another student is interested in selling their ticket to you.


We aim to offer this class twice per year. Timing varies based on teacher and venue availability. Keep an eye on our Meetup page for future class announcements.

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  • Girl Develop It Philadelphia

    Girl Develop It teaches women who want to learn software and web development through in-person, hands-on instruction. After the jump, you'll find more information about: our mission, how to apply for a scholarship, how to volunteer with us, and how to join our Slack channel. About Girl Develop It Our vision is to create a network of empowered women who feel confident in their abilities to code and build web and mobile applications. By teaching women across the country from diverse backgrounds to learn sof

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