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Six corporate content trends to look out for in 2018

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It is nearly 22 years since Microsoft founder Bill Gates famously declared “content is king” but his prophecy is coming true today. While just a couple of years ago content was a marketing strategy add-on, it is now at the centre of many companies’ efforts to engage their customers. Some marketers even claim that content […]

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 […]

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 […]

All you need to know about creating content for events

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Nowadays, there’s little which doesn’t rely on digital to survive, and indeed, thrive. Corporate events are no different. They no longer begin and end at the venue. And really good event content can help to maintain a digital edge over your competitors. With enough shares and impressions, your event will be a success before it […]

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 […]

Why you should be writing for an intelligent goldfish

Does this sound like one of your company’s straplines? “Backed by our track record in multi-layer MPLS networking, our NFV/SDN-driven end-to-end solutions enable service innovation from the network edge right to its core.” If so, you’re clearly in an industry that needs to speak to technical experts. Whether you’re in IT, telecoms, engineering or finance, […]

Meet the team | Paul Muggeridge

Paul is an experienced journalist who keeps the Formative Content newsroom running smoothly. With over a decade of industry experience, Paul has worked at BBC, ITN and Australia’s ABC, where he was part of a team that launched the company’s 24-hour news channel. He’s been with the company from day one, and has seen it […]

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 […]

Live blogs: Why you should have one for your event, and how to do it well

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Events are still a crucial part of our business calendars. Most people are fairly comfortable with running a typical event; you book the venue, the invitations are sent out, presentations prepared and attendees (hopefully) walk away with some value. But in the digital age, that walk away value has never been more important. One tactic […]