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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 […]

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 […]

Meet the Team | Simon Torkington

Simon is an Executive Producer at Formative Content, joining after a long career in television news. He joined the BBC in 1994 as a junior producer before quickly progressing to the position of senior Programme Editor.  In 2006, Simon moved to Qatar where he was a senior member of the launch team at Al Jazeera […]

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 […]

Triple award nomination for Formative Content

Formative Content has been nominated for three separate awards in the past month for its digital content creation for the Varkey Foundation and the Global Education and Skills Forum. The Buckinghamshire-based agency is shortlisted as a finalist for three separate awards, reflecting its high-quality work for clients across the globe: Association of Event Organiser’s Excellence […]

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 […]

Communication in the age of responsive and responsible leadership

The theme of the 2017 World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos was ‘responsive leadership’. But how can business leaders demonstrate responsive leadership in the way that they communicate in a world of ‘alternative facts’ and geopolitical shifts? Move above the mediocre With the fire-hose of information available today, we’re all drowning in a sea of mediocre thinking; never […]