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Internal comms: don’t ask me

As a CEO of a business, there’s a fine line between open and egotistical. So where’s the balance?

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League of Strangers

League of Strangers

Based in or around Falmouth? Working from home and bouncing off the walls? Join our League of Strangers.

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Firelight: Smoke and true stories on 15 September

Firelight: Smoke and true stories on 15 September

Come join us on Thursday 15 September for Firelight, an evening of real-life stories and flickering flames…

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Pavement pedantry: fewer vs. less

Pavement pedantry: fewer vs. less

An unexpected item is in the bagging area – and it’s the word ‘less’.

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Pavement pedantry: normalcy vs. normality

Pavement pedantry: normalcy vs. normality

In this case of British vs. American usage, there actually are two ways about it. But what’s our verdict?

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Have some character

Have some character

Stage. Screen. Supermarket shelf? Is brand character the next big thing in audience connection and how do we make it stack up?

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Pavement pedantry: your vs. you’re

Pavement pedantry: your vs. you're

Your or you’re? Got it right? You’re sure?

 

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Training just got tastier

Training just got tastier

What did people enjoy most on our Dynamic Digital Writing course? Apart from the food, coffee and musical performances of course.

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Pavement pedantry: buffaloed?

Pavement pedantry: buffaloed?

This week we’ve decided to lighten the gloom with a little homonym wordplay…

 

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Feminism through making

Feminism through making

Feminism. Craft. Art. Local artist Amy Isles Freeman combines all these in her practice – but how?

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Pavement pedantry: practising what we preach

Stranger Collective pavement pedantry

We might be swimming in Americanisms but one realm of our Brexicon remains yank free. Enter the ever confusing practice and practise

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Six steps to the perfect bake: content that can trigger change

Six steps to the perfect bake: content that can trigger change

Valuable, useable, relevant content can do amazing things. But what’s the secret recipe?

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Coming soon: Firelight

Coming soon: Firelight

There’s something about flickering light and splitting wood that demands a good story. Welcome to Firelight.

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Pavement pedantry: nailing our colours to the mast

Pavement pedantry: nailing our colours to the mast

Brexit schmexit…

 

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Pavement pedantry: elicit or illicit?

Pavement pedantry: elicit or illicit?

In the case of elicit and illicit, two little letters make a whole lotta difference. Cue pavement pedantry.

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Pavement pedantry: collective nouns – singular or plural?

Pavement pedantry: collective nouns – singular or plural?

Is a team one or many? Should staff be it or they? Pavement pedantry takes on collective nouns. Prepare for some brainache…

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Welcome to training, Stranger style

Welcome to training, Stranger style

Introducing our series of killer writing courses to help master your words and conquer your content….

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Pavement pedantry: affect or effect?

Pavement pedantry: affect or effect?

Affect or effect? Get it wrong and the effect can be pretty affecting. So what’s right?

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Content, your new travel agent

Content, your new travel agent

The way we plan our trips has changed, and content is guiding the way…

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Pavement pedantry: specific not pacific

Pavement pedantry: specific not pacific

Using pacific instead of specific. It makes us shudder when we hear it. But does metathesis mean specific’s days are numbered?

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Word Up: Howies

Word Up: Howies

Like a copy autopsy, we uncover the techniques that make great copy happen. First up, Howies.

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Pavement pedantry: its not it’s

Pavement pedantry: its not it's

Its. It’s been the elephant in the room over the last month. So now we’re tackling it head on. Its. Its time has come.

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We’re writing words for YCN

We're writing words for YCN

Introducing the first in a series of word-based blog posts for YCN….

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Pavement pedantry: everyday or every day?

Pavement pedantry: everyday or every day?

More pavement pedantry? It feels like there’s a post every day. Or is that everyday?

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Fuckup Night

Fuckup Night

Coming together to celebrate some extreme fuckups…

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Happy Startup Summercamp

Happy Startup Summercamp

When we caught wind of a tribe of startup CEOs and entrepreneurs setting up camp in the Sussex countryside, we needed to know more. With a well-packed programme of workshops, from Deathbed Meditation and canoeing to coding and Kung-Fu, this was set to be a weekend of physical and mental limbering-up, all aimed at those […]

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Pavement pedantry: led not lead

Pavement pedantry: led not lead

English eh? Just when you think you’ve got a handle on it, it throws led at you…

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I like how you’re talking: food and drink

Brand voice? We’re obsessed.  Here’s our take on a few food and drink brands nailing it…

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Pavement pedantry: in to vs. into

Pavement pedantry: in to vs. into

It’s confusing isn’t it? Two words (well three, actually) that sound the same but should be used differently. Here’s the lowdown…

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Oh so silly

Oh so silly

London is paved in lies…

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