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How the right kind of content can help build trust in your brand

Trust is hard to win and easy to lose – easier than ever, in fact, in today’s world where news travels fast across multiple networks, driven by users, companies and organisations, as well as traditional publishers.  Monitoring social media is now a full-time job for brands. But just reacting to events is no longer enough. […]

Is it time to embrace TikTok as the next B2B social media platform?

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It has half a billion users and was the App Store’s most downloaded app of 2018, beating the likes of Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram. It’s active in 154 countries around the world and is showing no signs of slowing. Its name is TikTok and it bills itself as the “destination for short-form mobile videos”. But […]

Lessons in content marketing: Why your ‘why’ should come before your ‘what’

Why your ‘why’ should come before your ‘what’

Why are you reading this? Your purpose, we’re guessing, is to find out more about content marketing and because that catchy headline piqued your interest. But do you know why your clients and their audience would read anything you create?  Tim Williams, CEO of Onalytica, says people aren’t interested in ‘what’, they want ‘why’.  Speaking […]

Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global names Formative Content CEO Gay Flashman one of 2019’s Top Female Creatives

Formative Content UK

Gay Flashman, founder and CEO of Formative Content, is one of just eight women named in the Thrive Global Top Female Creatives of 2019 list. The list showcases women who are “reshaping the creative space and paving the way for future female leaders to shine and inspire our next generation”. It recognises the importance of […]

8 steps for growing your online audience

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We all want to be noticed. What’s the point in making all that shiny content if no one is looking at it? And for most of us we want that content to be noticed – and enjoyed – by an ever-increasing number of people. The internet is a crowded space though, with lots of brands […]

Consumer trust and digital skills will be key to business success in post-Brexit Britain

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Marketing has a critical role to play in driving business growth in post-Brexit Britain. But to do so effectively, the industry needs to embrace digitalization, build trust and develop its talent base. At the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Digital Summit 2018, marketers discussed the importance of the industry sitting at the heart of disruptive trends […]

How to use Instagram for B2B content marketing

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Social media is a constantly changing landscape for marketing professionals. Algorithmic updates on both Facebook and Twitter – which affect how corporates promote themselves on these platforms – show that marketers need to be aware of the wider social network opportunities available. One of these is Instagram. Launched in 2010, this is a platform that […]

How Facebook Newsfeed changes will affect B2B content

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Today’s news that Facebook is changing its Newsfeed algorithm will undoubtedly have a major impact on those publishers, organisations and companies relying on the platform for much of their traffic, engagement or ad dollars. In his statement, Mark Zuckerberg says that public content has been crowding out personal content on Facebook, as the volume of […]

Six corporate content trends to look out for in 2018

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Formative Content Offices

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 […]