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At Stranger Collective we love to Feed. We do it to keep our thinking fresh; continually nourishing the parts of our brains that deliver those lightbulb moments so that we stay original, vibrant and ahead of the curve.

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On curating, Port Eliot and The No. 9 Bus to Utopia.

On curating, Port Eliot and The No. 9 Bus to Utopia.

Curating real world experiences versus search engine suggestions. Which would you rather?

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Novels just got digital

Novels just got digital

Iain Pears’ latest novel, Arcadia, was released earlier this week. As an app. Intrigued or skeptical?

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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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Using search to shape storytelling

Using search to shape storytelling

Not a gamer but know how to Google? You must play Her Story….

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Six degrees of separation: The gap between advertising and art.

Six degrees of separation: The gap between advertising and art.

Is data-driven marketing taking away our creative freedom?

 

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Thinking differently

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Everyone thinks and does things differently, has different comfort zones. Can modelling this help us work better?

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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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Sci-fi: fiction or prophecy?

Sci-fi: fiction or prophecy?

Brillo. Humans. Robots giving lectures. Where’s the line between fiction and prophesy?

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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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Internships: finding a new way forward

Internships: finding a new way forward

A fresh batch of graduates has just fled the university gates. So what does the future of internships look like?

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My dear old Dad: the ultimate inspiration

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

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Mountweazels and trap towns: the curious world of copyright

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From made up towns to made up words, people will go to all lengths to protect their copyright…

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The big value in small changes

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How a one percent margin can make a 100% difference. Delving into the world of marginal gains…

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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 have better conversations

How to have better conversations

Forget quick quips and one-way declarations. We visit The School of Life to see what we can all learn about The Art of Conversation.

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From agency to client and back again

From agency to client and back again

Our newest Stranger Caitlin took her first Feed to reflect on how agencies and clients can play better together. Here’s what she found out…

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Chaos and why our lives depend on it

Chaos and why our lives depend on it

Human beings have a desire to control, to order the chaos that surrounds us. But could chaos actually hold the secrets of success?

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Tooling up for the self-promo arms race

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When everyone’s talking, how can you be heard? And is online self-promotion a world of opportunity, or a ‘self-promo arms race’ where everyone loses?

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Getting your house in order

Getting your house in order

From tea to Twiglets, when it comes to understanding your brand it’s essential to get your house in order. Time to talk brand architecture…

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Mad gods and creativity: an interview with Ian Armer

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Opportunity, inspiration and the writing process author, screenwriter and director Ian Armer shares all…

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A walk in the woods of nowhere

A walk in the woods of nowhere

Fancy wiling away your lunch hour with a walk in the woods? Check out this eerie interactive experience from Vincent Morriset.

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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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Forget the footnotes

Forget the footnotes

Annotating the world one comment at a time, we look to the footnotes with Genius and discover a whole world of new meaning.

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Igniting the imagination of the many – storytelling in a fragmented world

Igniting the imagination of the many – storytelling in a fragmented world

As the tools of publishing become democratised and readers turn into creators, the way we tell stories is changing…

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Words that really matter

Words that really matter

Words are something most of us take for granted, but what if they’re you’re lifeline? We look to Children in Crisis and how words have the power to change lives.

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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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Make your content pay its way…

Make your content pay its way...

With less than half of brands rating their content marketing as effective, how can we be more strategic about the way we approach our content to make it work harder?

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