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The right words can… build trust in an untrusting world

The Edelman Trust Barometer released last month confirmed ethics and integrity are becoming increasingly important to stakeholders. We’ve seen this play out in interesting ways in our clients’ communications. The Edelman...

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How great copywriting can help construction companies

While the medium-term outlook for construction is strong – with $8 trillion global growth projected by 2030 – shorter-term forecasts for the UK, Europe and the US present a mixed...

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Digitisation in Construction – the value of construction content writers

If you work in the construction industry, you may have heard about digitisation. More importantly, you’ve probably begun to see the many ways it is beginning to change a sector...

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How content writing can help the construction industry’s ageing workforce

The construction industry faces a number of personnel challenges including negative perceptions of the sector and an ageing workforce. In an increasingly competitive jobs market, construction companies will need to...

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Balancing strategic and tactical marketing – the value of a construction copywriting agency

When faced with external threats to revenue, it’s tempting to use shorter-term marketing tactics and push strategy to the side. But this can make communications inconsistent and confusing – putting...

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Briefing: the (not so) secret ingredient of the best agency relationships

Over nearly 10 years’ managing projects of all shapes and sizes, I’ve come to realise that the most successful projects are, nine times out of ten, those with the best...

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Common sense SEO for the long term

You don’t have to look very far these days to find someone banging on about algorithm changes at Google and Facebook and predicting that the (digital) world as we know...

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Missing your target audience – Cautionary tales from ad land

Shoot for the moon, or just pretend that’s what you were aiming for… When it comes to bad advertising, annoying your audience is one thing, but causing offence can be fatal....

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Think first, write later – How planning makes a piece of content great

Guilty of indulging in churning witty phrases? It’s time to reconsider your approach. Give yourself the gift of time When was the last time you praised yourself for thinking about something for...

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Marrying design and words for impact

We’ve all heard the adage “a picture paints a thousand words”.  But does it? As many entries at the recent DBA Design Effectiveness Awards demonstrated, it is often the judicious balance...

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