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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

5 ways to elevate your event with quality marketing

The Formative Content offices have been unusually quiet over the past fortnight with our teams working on location around the world, providing digital event newsroom content for a number of our clients. With many of our team members from journalistic backgrounds, providing live coverage for large-scale events is a familiar assignment. This, combined with our […]