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5 ways to boost brand awareness without breaking the bank

In its purest ‘does-what-it-says-on-the-tin’ form, it’s the simple notion of making people aware of your brand. But brand awareness is more than that – and anything but simple.  It’s a vast melting pot of all your marketing efforts blended with your brand’s services. It comes in a variety of forms, too. Do people know about […]

5 lessons businesses can learn from charities on Instagram

One in seven of the world’s population is on Instagram, with over 200 million users visiting business profiles every day – a potentially vast audience for your brand. And with 71% of businesses now active on the platform, they’re signed up to a whole new market demographic, one that craves personalised visual content. Some businesses […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

Facebook follows WeChat by going all-in

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  Facebook has announced its intention to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and its Messenger app. While all three will remain as standalone apps, the services will be linked, so that you can send message across platforms. The messaging app merger will redefine how the 2.6 billion people that collectively use these apps connect with each other. […]

We cover some of the world’s biggest events. Here’s how to get your event trending on Twitter

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  Want to get your event trending on Twitter? Well, you’re in luck. That’s one of the things we’re good at here at Formative. We work with clients including Tata Consultancy Services, the Varkey Foundation, the World Economic Forum and Informa, providing content and social media coverage for some of the world’s most respected events. What’s […]

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 […]