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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]