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How to plan a successful corporate video shoot

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Whether you’re telling stories about your people, services or products; or you’re providing coverage of an event or conference, there’s a strong possibility that you will be using video in your B2B marketing plans in 2018. The increased use of video means that more marketing teams are now looking to produce videos in-house. But getting […]

How to turn interviews into engaging articles

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You’re a sesquipedalianist. And you don’t even know it. We all like to sound clever. Who doesn’t like to come across as though they understand stuff that other people don’t? It’s a natural human impulse. It doesn’t make us bad people. But it does make us bad writers. Take the heading above. Anyone who uses […]

10 ways to fill your content pipeline with quality content

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You’ve committed to creating regular content. You might even have a reasonably stocked content calendar. But what happens when the content ideas run dry? How do you make sure that you’re providing consistently engaging, quality content? Your content hub or social media channels will start to dry up if they are left uncared for too […]

Another high calibre journalist joins our newsroom

Journalist-led brand journalism agency Formative Content has welcomed Adam Jezard to its growing team. Adam is an experienced journalist who has spent more than 20 years working on daily and national titles, including most recently 10 years at the Financial Times, where he was a commissioning editor in the special reports team and edited The […]

Formative adds to its team of top journalists

Brand journalism agency Formative Content welcomes Briony Harris to its growing team. Briony is an experienced journalist who has spent more than 15 years working in the BBC Newsroom, much of this time as a duty editor for Radio 4’s flagship Today programme. “I am delighted to join Formative at a time when there is […]

How to curate quality social media content

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Creating enough content to keep your social media feeds current is tough, right? Whether you’re on your own or a billion dollar multinational, it can seem like you’ve never got enough new stuff and your Twitter starts to look just a little bit repetitive. Well here’s a little secret: new social media content doesn’t mean […]

Why you should pay for social media advertising

It’s fair to assume that every digital communications strategy today contains an element of social media. With digital advertising spend set to double in 2017 and social media making up a large proportion of that, social media advertising can really pay off for businesses. But setting up a paid campaign isn’t always straightforward. So what […]

What the death of clickbait means for engaging content

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We have all seen headlines like the following pop up on our social media feed: “When She Looked Under Her Couch Cushions And Saw THIS… I Was SHOCKED!” “He Put Garlic In His Shoes Before Going To Bed And What Happens Next Is Hard To Believe” “The Dog Barked At The Deliveryman And His Reaction […]

How digital communications can transform the fortunes of financial services

Financial services firms boast a wealth of expertise – the problem is that most fall short when it comes to showcasing their knowhow. Digital communications is an effective tool, but corporate barriers must be broken down for this strategy to flourish. The companies that are best at getting their message across are those who can […]

Want to write better blogs? This is how journalists keep their copy sharp

Most writers know the feeling. You sit down to start your article and five minutes later you’re still staring at a blank page. Don’t panic. In fact, give yourself a pat on the back. You’ve got the first step to writing a successful article just right. You’re thinking about what you want to say. The […]