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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 to define true social media success

Defining social media success depends on a number of factors. For most companies the ultimate goal of social media marketing is to sell their product. However, social media is not just a sales tool. True social media success should not just be measured in number of sales or conversions alone. Social media is both a […]

5 examples of amazing Facebook Video campaigns

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Creating strong, original and interesting content is at the heart of content marketing success – but alongside this, it’s important to recognize trends in social media and where the future of content is taking us. Thanks to the growth of platforms like YouTube, Vine, and Vimeo, video is becoming an increasingly effective marketing channel. Particularly […]

Once Upon a Blog: storytelling and content marketing

Why storytelling should underpin every marketing effort your company ever undertakes Storytelling is an art (and a science) that has been a fundamental human instinct since we dwelled in caves. Stories help us to make sense of the world, and – more than that – they access a different part of our brains compared to […]

97% of business event customers see digital content as a non-negotiable essential

For an event to be credible, it must have regular blog content and social media postings. That is the opinion of the absolutely overwhelming majority – 97% – of people who have attended a business event in the last two years. The finding is from a survey commissioned by Formative Content for its new report: […]

Your event needs a Digital Action Plan – here’s what that means

Traditionally, event planning was all about the event itself, building momentum ahead of the meeting, after which it abruptly dropped away. Today, clients expect much, much more: engagement in the run up to the event, a broad range of resources during it and then, after the event is over, for the information, insight and knowledge-sharing […]

This is what the experts told us about the future of the events industry

Events are undergoing a profound change, transformed by digital technologies and content like so many other industries. But what does the future really hold, and how can events professionals harness the opportunities presented by these dramatic shifts? These were the questions we set out to answer at an event in London this morning, The Future […]

How to get C-suite buy-in on your next social media campaign

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You’ve spent all week fine-tuning your campaign, ready to present to your executive board / C-suite / big cheese for the thumbs up. You’ve identified target personas, you’ve charted your content against the buyer journey, the articles are great and you’ve planned a comprehensive social media strategy to support it all. And yet… you’re told […]