Blog: Storytelling

Is Context Everything?

Putting context in its place for your marketing communications

How important is context? After all, communication by its very nature doesn’t happen in a vacuum. But how much does, and should, the where and to whom, influence the how and what you say? Should you just grant yourself the freedom and power of speaking your truth regardless and concentrating solely on being true to(…)

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Gifts for all Seasons

(And where to find them)

At this time of year, our thoughts turn to gifts. But I’m not going to be joining the blogging crowds down those seasonal paths of well-worn cliché. This is about a different category of gifts. The gifts, if we learn to recognise them, that keep on giving. The gifts that we can harness and put(…)

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And Goodwill To All Men

How to mine for business storytelling gold

You live most of your life in those days that sit ordered, unlabelled and anonymous in the calendar. You end up making something of them because life isn’t all Christmas Day or a summer Bank Holiday weekend, birthday or anniversary. Those days when there’s nothing much to prepare or hope for, can offer the most(…)

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Story Time – Not Just For Kids

How to get started with storytelling in business

One from the Bible and one from the senior statesman of rock: I’m more Team Keith. I was one of those mums who couldn’t wait for her baby sons to start playing with toys that I could join in with. Thomas the Tank Engine? Power Rangers? A cash register for playing shop? I was right(…)

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Dare to be a Drama Queen

And write more powerful and effective content

“Don’t make a fuss” “Keep quiet” “Don’t read too much into it” “Try to be like everyone else” Some of the things we’re taught as children don’t always serve us well in adulthood. If you were to apply the above to your words you’d never write anything much worth reading. So, for those times when(…)

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Say It With Feeling

Emotion and copywriting

Nobody wants what I do. But don’t rush to commiserate. I’m happy about it. In fact, most of the time I encourage it. I use the word “most” because sometimes I do want people to consider the “what” of what I do – copywriting. But most of the time the fact that nobody cares suits(…)

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