The Next Web Publishes Storyblok-Sponsored Hit Piece on WordPress

The Next Web Publishes Storyblok-Sponsored Hit Piece on WordPress

Posted by WP Tavern on October 4, 2021 at 3:32 pm
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Last week, under its news section, The Next Web published what could only be described as a hit piece: Developers hate WordPress — and so should marketers. The claim was that, despite its current 40% market share, folks should start looking at alternatives for a better experience. The first developer interviewed for this piece was the CEO of Storyblok, Dominik Angerer. Storyblok is a headless CMS, a competitor to WordPress. The second person interviewed for the article was Doeke Leeuwis, the founder and technical director for Story of AMS. The agency focuses on headless eCommerce. What is one of the three platforms it uses? If you guessed Storyblok, you would have gotten it right. Bonus points if you predicted it was listed first of the three in their marketing material. The third developer interviewed was Mitchel van Bever, who also works for Story of AMS. The company has been featured multiple times on the Storyblock blog and is a featured case study. Are you starting to see a pattern yet? If you read through the rest of the article, you will note that the post was sponsored by Storyblok. At least they were honest about it. Somehow I believe most…

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