I am working with a couple of membership organisations and have just written a long email full of ideas for one of them. This was the natural start of a super useful blog post – this one!
Insight, advice, news and chit chat
Ever think you could do with a bit of improvement on your writing style?
One of the more unusual parts of my “job” is helping people write their blog content. Often, after a workshop, as a sort of freebie, I offer people my expertise in the form of notes, feedback, corrections, grammar edits and formatting.
Did you miss my #StandOutContent talk?
On 21st October, I did my third talk of the year at Soho House. This time, I spoke about one of my favourite topics – content marketing. It had a really great turnout, so thank you to those who came along!
Hello! As part of my role here as the founder and CEO at TLD, over the years, I’ve run many workshops on social media (including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn), blogging, and content marketing (which encompasses blogging and social media). These workshops are “small group workshops” and usually we have 3-5 attendees, so I can really tailor the speed and content accordingly, and give individual advice! They’re great and I enjoy them too. I have to, however, acknowledge that not everyone can come.
Here are 8 possible reasons why you won’t be coming!
We know what you’re thinking, why pay more for a custom, bespoke website when you can purchase a theme for quite a lot less?
I often hear the internet being compared to a rabbit hole – people complain that they get sidetracked when they are meant to be doing “productive tasks”, and fall into the rabbit hole of the internet. If people are doing it anyway, wouldnt it be nice if they were stuck reading/watching YOUR published articles/videos/other content?
Every time we do one of our own newsletters, it’s a huge team effort and requires a combination of our planning, concept, illustration, writing, coding, formatting, and attention to detail skills. One of our clients is Simantov, and having seen how we do ours, decided they would like us to take care of theirs too! So far, we have done four, and we love them. Below are the headers and the footers and links to the full versions. Enjoy!
In addition to running my amazing design agency Top Left Design, I am also sometimes a teacher for French MBA students at INSEEC “Sup de Pub” in their London campus. It’s a way of “giving back” and I try to get my students to help some of our clients- a win win situation when they can look at real life businesses. And others, I give them the full creative freedom of invented projects – meaning they save chasing down clients for the actual working world!
For each of my classes I split them into 5 groups – and then give each a brief for the students to work through over the next few classes. I wanted to show you some of the wonderful work they have been doing with these projects – including some cool infographics!
Trust me, we hear this all the time.
Everyone is busy. I am busy – running a business, working with my team, meetings every day, and an overflowing inbox. And I keep a consistent presence on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Instagram. They are a part of my life. And I don’t think I am superwoman or anything but thanks for the compliment!
I recently had a meeting with a lovely independent film producer who had produced a fantastic film which he was looking to raise money for. The film was borne out of true passion and a whole lot of hard work – and it is at the stage where the film can be watched (I went to a preview of it – amazing movie) and needs financial boost to get the film finished and out there.
Film fundraising is a lot of effort and it feels like you are hitting a brick wall – when the creating of the project in itself was such a big task, people can feel they are running out of steam and their efforts are meaningless if they cant get together that final funding.