Writing about difficult issues

Most people want to avoid difficult issues - it’s human nature. But there may be a time when it’s not avoidable. Writing a letter about a delicate matter, whether it’s personal or a work related is tough. Most of the time we don’t want to cause conflict, hurt someone or risk hurting ourselves. But what happens when you find yourself in that situation?

Posted By: Caroline Holmes @ November 21 2014

 

Tips to tackle the trolls

In folklore, a troll is: “an ugly cave-dwelling creature depicted as either a giant or a dwarf”. When we think of a troll nowadays, the wicked, supernatural, fairytale-like creature of children’s tales isn’t usually the first thing that springs to mind. Since the rise of the internet, a new type of troll has emerged. The troll as we know it today is...

Posted By: Caroline Holmes @ November 10 2014

 

Bringing back memories

Last week saw millions across the UK tune into one short clip - the release of the much-anticipated John Lewis Christmas advert (#montythepenguin). With that in mind it seems the perfect time to look back and ask: “Which...

Posted By: Caroline Holmes @ November 10 2014

 

Carnage and compel: A look at words with new meanings

Following our blog on The Apprentice and the misuse of the word ‘decadence’, we had a good look at the way people write and realised that our society is littered with people using words that don’t mean what they think they mean or have a meaning that has changed over time. An ‘acyrologia’ is an inexact, inappropriate or...

Posted By: Will Aitkenhead (AKA Two Scoops) @ November 5 2014

 

Ad of the Week - British Heart Foundation

Public awareness campaigns, and particularly those relating to health, face a big challenge when attempting to reach and engage with a wide audience. It’s something the British Heart Foundation has approached head on in its latest ‘Call Push Rescue’ slot, and we think they’ve done so effectively.

Posted By: Nick Driver @ October 28 2014

 

 

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