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As Maya Angelou famously put it - “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.”
We all like to think we’re rational creatures. We all pride ourselves on our clear thinking and intelligence (which are important, and uniquely human) but the science...Read More
When it comes to naming, make-up brands are at the top of their game:
Just a few of our personal favourites and just the tip of the ultra-blue iceberg of brilliant cosmetic brand names.
So why do make-up brands put...Read More
Kiva.org, the site we use to make ‘loans that change lives’, has recently had a bit of an update- it looks great, is even easier to use and has new header sections for each borrower type, providing would-be lenders with even more compelling reasons to get involved.
Why do we mention this? Well, it’s not just to pat Kiva on the back for...Read More
As a follow-up to our previous post “26 Vanilla, Vague and Overused Words That Weaken Your Web Copy" here are a few words that may have been fresh, interesting and wacky at first but have become total clichés over...Read More
If you’re anything like us, then your problem isn’t that you don’t know what to write about.
It’s that you’ve got SO much passion, so many ideas and just so much to say that you often don’t know where to start.
The more you know about something, the harder it is to communicate it clearly and concisely.
But in a distracted...Read More
In light of the UK’s referendum decision to leave the EU, there has been a sickening rise in racist attacks and intimidation towards both Europeans living in the UK and non-white Britons.
Therefore, it seemed particularly important to us that our Kiva loan for June showed solidarity with those who have been victimised, and those who are...Read More
Last week I wrote about how easy it is to fall back on the same bland, well-worn phrases that everyone else in your industry uses.
Instead, I recommended that you build a lexicon of interesting words that express your brand personality and help you communicate with a consistent tone-of-voice.
In a tone of voice workshop I ran several years ago, I tasked the group with using the tone of voice of different celebrities. The funniest one by far was the press release written in the personality of Jamie Oliver. He has such a distinctive way with words, everything’s “pukka”, “rockin”, “outrageous” or “new stylee” in Jamie’s world....Read More