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Create an authentic (and cheap) Christmas message

In the battle of the 2019 Christmas adverts, one clear winner has come through. With the likes of John Lewis, Sainsburys and Amazon vying for a place in our hearts and wallets, budgets for Christmas adverts run into millions.  Last year, John Lewis was said to have spent around £8m…
Lesley
December 6, 2019
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How to write a tender

Faced with a hefty invitation to tender and a looming deadline? The process of creating a tender document can be daunting.  When you are pinning your hopes on this crucial next win, anxiety can quickly mount and the instinct is to jump in and throw everything at each question. Stop,…
Lesley
December 2, 2019
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The long and the short of it

Why you should be creating long-form content on your website I often bang on about less is more when it comes to content writing. What I’m about to write doesn’t dispel the keep-it-simple approach. I’m a firm believer in getting to the point and ruthless editing.  However, there is a…
Lesley
November 6, 2019
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From blank page to sparkly website

How we create website copy for our clients from scratch – Part 1 Your website matters when it comes to showcasing your business. Whether you are a complex corporate or a service-led SME without a store front, your website needs to give a great first impression and hone down all…
Lesley
September 18, 2019
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Trading places

How to get your story in a trade magazine   The missing words round in Have I Got News For You has featured some obscure magazines in its time, with the likes of Drain Trader, Potato Storage International and Poultry World. But whilst the trade journals may provide plenty of…
Lesley
August 15, 2019
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From Mugwumps to word wizardry

What your choice of words says about you   Photo: Annika Haas The day of reckoning has finally arrived. All hail our new leader Boris. Whilst many may have had their fill of Brexit and political turmoil, having Boris as PM does present even more opportunity to deliver some good…
Lesley
July 25, 2019
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Superfluous words to cut from your content

Many of us are guilty of overcomplicating our copy, whether through use of popular phrases, excessive words or laziness. If you want to attract more readers, write in a way that’s easier for people to understand. Here’s a guide to cutting out superfluous words and keeping your message on track.…
Lesley
July 22, 2019