Hot off the press: our thoughts on what's happening in the world of brand language and business writing. Warning: may contain the occasional rant.
Now that the Coca Cola ad’s aired, the red cups are here, and the sponsored lights have been switched on, we can safely say the countdown has begun.
Consulting, Brand & marketing
Three weeks ago, I went on holiday for the first time in three years. This was a big deal. After many nights mining holiday sites, I finally found the perfect farmhouse.
Consulting, Customer experience
In this week’s Observer, Eva Wiseman let rip at nauseatingly cute food packaging. ‘We’re all being babysat by the stuff we buy. Lullabied with the padded language of packaging – packaging that, in recent years, has begun to talk to us. Talk to us like we’re children...’
I’ve done a fair bit of flying recently. And I’ve noticed some of the airlines have jazzed up their safety videos in a bid to make us pay attention.
Groupon. Some say their writing is the secret to their success. Others think it’s the worst in the world.
It's always good to read a well written, interesting opinion piece. Even better when the opinion is one you actually agree with.
You’re in a restaurant. You see a sign that says...
Writing, Customer experience
I love my iPhone. It’s intuitive, informative, entertaining and keeps me in touch with both work and play. According to Apple, about 90,000,000 iPhones have sold so far, and millions more own similar incarnations.
There are lots of brands out there that think long and hard about their words. But more often than not, those pesky terms and conditions let them down.
If you think the subject you're writing about is too mundane to be interesting, think again. And try adding a bit of personality. Take a leaf out the book of BBC London Travel's tweeters and have some fun with your words. Here are a couple we liked:
There’s a lot of bad language on the railways. Not swearing, though when trains get cancelled even sensitive souls dig into a store of expletives they didn’t know they had.
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