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The content of things

Where do writers fit into the internet of things?

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The power of context

The power of context

The second in a series of three trend forecasting posts, Nicola asks, is it a time and place thing?

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Feeding on the future: What is trend forecasting anyway?

Feeding on the future: What is trend forecasting anyway?

Trend forecasting. Is it science, art or just a stab in the dark?

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A night in pictures

A night in pictures

High-rollers and art lovers admired and acquired work in aid of Save the Children’s refugee crisis appeal.

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From Tesco to hipsters: what’s authentic anyway?

From Tesco to hipsters: what's authentic anyway?

With every brand under the sun claiming to be authentic, what does it take to be the real deal?

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Identity crisis: keeping it real

Identity crisis: keeping it real

Delving deeper into the persona world, we investigate different ways to create them…

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Identity crisis: where did it start?

Identity crisis: where did it start?

Personas promise to help us understand audience needs and desires. But do they work?

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Harnessing the content community buzz

What can the past teach us about better content curation? Step up countryside-lore and a bee hive…

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Why discovery only counts when it’s shared

Why discovery only counts when it's shared

Ingenuity, dedication and the desire to explore and share. What we can all learn from plant hunters…

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My dear old Dad: the ultimate inspiration

Peter Gilchrist

A homage to Peter Gilchrist (5.9.42–27.5.15). Guiding light and Stranger’s founding father.

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Marketing in a digital age: ten takeaways

Marketing in a digital age: ten takeaways

The way we interact with each other has altered drastically in recent years. So what now for marketing?

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How to woo the money: tips for bagging a grant

How to woo the money: tips for bagging a grant

When you think about it, bagging a grant is not too dissimilar to a good old fashioned bit of flirting. So here’s some top tops for wooing the money…

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Joining the creative movement

Joining the creative movement

The  link between the way our bodies move and the way we think is not a new idea. But can the right kinds of movement improve your creative ideas?

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Taking a closer look

Taking a closer look

Can getting behind the lens help improve your writing? Armed only with a camera and a few wise words to see him on his way, Wyl took to the field to find out.

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A dead cert

A dead cert

With so much at our fingertips making decisions is harder than ever before. Fact. Time for an online decision-making course…

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Back ways and hidden tracks

Me peeking in through the door of a house

“Children use back ways and hidden tracks, while adults take roads and official paths.” Neil Gaiman inspires a Feed…

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Getting stuff done

Getting stuff done

You have as many hours in your day as Beyoncé and Beethoven, so what can we learn from the daily routines of productive people?

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You get the picture?

You get the picture?

Dipping our toes beyond the limits of ‘conventional’ reading, we discover a world of bright, loud and multi-dimensional stories with the graphic novel.

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“Fake it til you make it”

"Fake it til you make it"

Public speaking is the third biggest fear in the UK, making it scarier than death in the public consciousness. How can we grapple back control and be more assured?

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Shining like tin – what hope for tourism?

Shining like tin – what hope for tourism?

What’s the cost of making your attraction free? Taking a stroll around Heartlands in high summer reveals all…

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Radiant about creative risk

Radiant about creative risk

“It’s about opening up the creative scene and inviting people in. And we’re really proud to be driving it.” We find out what lies behind Radiant, a new creative space in Plymouth…

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The Book Box

The Book Box

Reacting to nationwide library closures, across the country phone boxes have been filled with books to enjoy. But what happens when you go DIY?

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Soul sanctuaries

Soul sanctuaries

Walls teaming with scribbled-on post-its, maps, photos and postcards. The floor carpet-bombed with clutter through which you have to wade to approach the desk. And the desk, dominated by towers of books ready to come crashing down around your head, a paperweight reformed from the bomb that fell on this very spot in early 1941 […]

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I’ve got one word for you…

I've got one word for you...

Is it possible to describe an experience in one perfect, single word? The gauntlet had been thrown down…

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Have your map and eat it

Have your map and eat it

A margarine path and a sugar-coated glance at the sky. We navigate space with a Victoria sponge recipe and discover more than we expected.

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Venture into the woods to discover a story

Venture into the woods to discover a story

John Yorke and Rogue Theatre company take us on a tour of storytelling and raise the question, what is the essence of a great story?

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All in good time

All in good time

Take our six-word story challenge

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‘Currant’ affairs

'Currant' affairs

What happens when you use a Victoria sponge recipe as a map?

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So you want to stand out from the crowd?

Matilda

What a musical version of Roald Dahl’s Matilda can teach us about branding…

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Sleeping in the kitchen

Sleeping in the kitchen

Cooking is about capturing the imagination. Just like writing. So what better way to approach a recipe than with a story in mind…

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