Marketing trends for 2015 – predictions from those who know

14 January 2015

It seems to us that 2014 was the year that content marketing really took off. It grew up, went mainstream, and the content flow became a content flood. Brands big and small climbed on board the content marketing bus, and it was quite a journey.
Some of the content was staggeringly brilliant – imaginative, inspiring, and [...]

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Planning your content for 2015? Start with the why.

5 January 2015

Where are you heading on your content journey in 2015?
We know that many of you made a big push with your content towards the end of 2014. Special mention has to go to Bryony Thomas for her Watertight Wonderland big giveaway, Christian Tait for his Social Media Madvent Calendar, Sugru for their 24 alternative Christmas [...]

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Valuable Content Award for Father Christmas

18 December 2014

Our final VC Award for 2014 goes to…Father Christmas
Father Christmas is the master of content marketing.
For spreading an idea far and wide, being generous, giving away stuff for free, and always showing up in the right place and the right time, he can’t be beaten.
Multi-channel, multi-format, Father Christmas has got it covered. Carols, films, books, [...]

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Sands Beach Resort wins Valuable Content Gold Award for 2014

16 December 2014

How many websites do you look at each year? Scary when you think about it isn’t it. Can’t imagine how many we’ve checked out in 2014 – certainly thousands, probably tens of thousands, more? We’ve sought them out for our own benefits – seeking answers, things to buy, places to go, people who can help [...]

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100 posters in 100 days. Valuable Content Award for JazzTypes from Mytton Williams

15 December 2014

How a personal creative project has proved the best marketing of all
Often the marketing that really flies starts life as something completely different. That’s how it was for Mytton Williams. JazzTypes was a creative experiment that’s taken this Bath design studio to surprising places and won them admirers and new clients along the way. Here’s [...]

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A cheeky Valuable Content Award for Noisy Little Monkey

11 December 2014

Everyone tells you to ‘be yourself’ in business but how far should you go? If you take a leaf out of our ninth special Valuable Content Award winner’s book, then it’s further than you think. In a world of safe corporate voices, the chatter from Noisy Little Monkey stands out a mile, and we love [...]

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Valuable Content Award for Paul Hajek & Clutton Cox

10 December 2014

The eighth of our twelve festive Valuable Content Awards goes to Paul Hajek and Clutton Cox for hard working, resourceful and downright useful legal content that gets results in a competitive market.
Clutton Cox is a high street firm of conveyancing solicitors near Bristol. Not the most creative of professions, you might think, but [...]

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Valuable Content Award for Bellroy – connecting content with commerce

9 December 2014

Our seventh festive Valuable Content Award goes to Aussie brand Bellroy for their beautifully designed and utterly engaging website. Fabulous content with perfect execution – there is so much you can take away from their approach.
Bellroy makes and sells wallets – or as they put it “Bellroy exists to slim your wallet.” As you’d expect from [...]

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Valuable Content Award for Canopy & Stars

8 December 2014

We’re at the half way point of our 12 days of Valuable Content Awards, and today we’re giving a very well deserved award to Canopy & Stars – Sawday’s glamping team – for one incredibly useful and very beautiful checklist.
Sometimes the most valuable content is the most simple. That’s good to know, isn’t it? Especially [...]

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Are you treating your website like a party?

7 December 2014

The start of the party season, and the planning for our VC Christmas celebrations has made us think about the way we make people feel this time of year. This lovely quote from Maya Angelou has been ringing in our ears.
“I’ve learnt that people will forget what you’ve said, people will forget what you did, but [...]

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Valuable Content Award for the stunning Fforest Camp Instagram feed

5 December 2014

How Instagram builds a tribe and spreads the love
We’re huge fans of the photo sharing site Instagram here at VC Towers. Taking and sharing pictures of life in Bristol has become part of our daily routine. (Sharon has even invented a new sport – Instarunning – which is like normal running, except you’re allowed to [...]

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