Author Archives: charlisays

Abracadabra: Positivity and Content Marketing

Words are extremely powerful as Andrew Bennett – leadership consultant, business coach and member of The Magic Circle – emphasised during an inspiring TEDx Talk at Towson University. “Abracadabra” he explained in a live speech highly relevant to the content marketing world, has “transformative power.” Not because it’s used by magicians who make humans disappear or

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Why Marketers Need to Stop Being the Fake News They Hate

Falsehood flies and truth comes limping after it. This famous quote by Jonathan Swift, the author of Gulliver’s Travels, may have been wonderfully hyperbolic a couple of centuries ago but it’s as relevant as ever in this day and age due to the presence and dominance of fake news. Incorrect statistics and fabricated stories are

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Is Facebook the Awkward Uncle At The Blockchain Party?

Recently I have come to wonder, Is Facebook the awkward uncle at the blockchain party? Let’s take a look. We’ve all been to those parties. Usually it’s a wedding or family birthday party. The cool people hit the dance floor rocking the hot moves and styles. They know all the lyrics to the latest songs

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Wait! Do I Have Your Attention?

Did you know that the average human attention span is down from 12 seconds in 2000 to just 8 seconds in 2018? That’s less than a goldfish! Still with me? Great! We’re an impatient bunch – and it’s hardly surprising. With so much content thrown at us on a regular basis, we can skim, skip

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10 People You Meet At a Finance Conference

Whether you want to network, spread brand awareness or get your head around the latest crypto trends – a finance conference is the place to be. It’s the perfect chance to stash free samples (we all need a new pen right?) and with plenty of trendy yet scrummy treats (think posh donuts and coffee smoothies),

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5 Annoying Things People Say To Writers

If you’re following me on Twitter, you’ll know that I regularly use the hashtags #AmWriting and #WritersLife. That’s because, as a writer,I take solace in the writing community. Why? Because we understand each other. We don’t repeatedly ask one another about when the book will be finished or question why a writer isn’t working 9-5

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3 Ways CMOs Are Driving Their Writers Crazy!

Article first published at GameChangers Magazine At Contentworks Agency we know that a good writer is a precious commodity to any business.In fact, 78% of CMOs see content as the future of marketing.Creating awesome content for emails, company news, social media marketing, press releases and events is a hugely important and often undervalued skill.As a

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Can Content Marketing Be Humourous?

The corporate world doesn’t have to be all stiff collars and well-ironed shirts – does it? A little fun and banter can a long way in a potentially ‘stifling’ work environment, but is humour necessarily needed when it comes to content marketing? The answer is, yes – sometimes. So, when Can Content Marketing Be Humourous?

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Contentworks To Be Media Sponsors for Decentralized Athens

Exciting news – I, along with my team at Contentworks will be media sponsored for the biggest blockchain event of the year- Decentralized! We love networking here at Contentworks and the upcoming Decentralized 2018 conference – which will take place from 14-16 November at the Divani Caravel Hotel in Athens – will enable us to

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Why your thought leadership strategy just isn’t cutting it

If you’re knee-deep in the finance sector and fully understand the ins and outs of the industry – you may see yourself as somewhat of an influencer; a thought leader who people will want to follow. After all, how hard can it be to catch people’s attention? You’ve just got to go online and re-hash

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