Put some colour into your PR campaigns

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High street stores and garden centres alike have their shelves stacked high with colouring books which claim to help stressed-out adults relax and unwind. Linked to the continued popularity of ‘mindfulness’ there are now tens of thousands of such books, Continue reading Put some colour into your PR campaigns

If you stopped blogging might you have more to blog about?

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I’m aware that a certain paradox is in play when I’m blogging. Spending time writing about communications issues consumes time that I could be using for communications research. If I stopped blogging I might actually have more to blog about. This is Continue reading If you stopped blogging might you have more to blog about?

How to find ideas for your online content

Ideas for blogs

What could be better than having free rein over what to write about in your online content – it sounds like the perfect situation, doesn’t it? Well, it depends. With that privilege comes the responsibility of developing the ideas. Whether Continue reading How to find ideas for your online content

How to halve the time it takes to develop content

Time

Communicators spend a lot of time developing new content for marketing purposes. But I for one would like nothing better than to find a few ways to save my precious resource. It would be great if you could halve the Continue reading How to halve the time it takes to develop content

You don’t have time to read this…

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You don’t have time to read this blog post and I don’t have time to write it. There is so little time in the day to get all your tasks done, to keep your clients happy and to keep your Continue reading You don’t have time to read this…

How to create the perfect ending

The End

I had just watched a performance of Romeo and Juliet at my local theatre. Romeo had just killed himself and Juliet had followed suit. And there they both lay in a heap on the stage. One problem. It was an Continue reading How to create the perfect ending

Bring some sunshine into your communications career

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With summer now upon us you may be looking forward to a well-earned holiday. But before slipping into your flip-flops and heading for the beach, consider what you can do during this quiet time at work to give your life Continue reading Bring some sunshine into your communications career

Enhance your creative skills by ignoring people

Ideas

Developing your creative ideas within an open plan office is not always easy. You may get your best ideas while daydreaming but staring into space can look lazy and unproductive to the casual observer. Then there are the interruptions. It’s Continue reading Enhance your creative skills by ignoring people

How a positive outlook helps you create quality blog content

Positive outlook

Developing blog content is not always about process – it’s also about having a positive outlook. I read a blog post recently about how bloggers can prevent their ‘content well from running dry’. The tips were not bad but I Continue reading How a positive outlook helps you create quality blog content

Writing inspiration from Paddington Bear

Paddington Bear

Inspiration for communication can be found in the strangest of places. I almost bumped into a full-size statue of Paddington Bear in central London last week which had been placed in the middle of the street near the Houses of Continue reading Writing inspiration from Paddington Bear