The Contented Blog

5 pitfalls to avoid when producing your Annual Report

Doing it all yourself The preparation of an annual report is an intensive exercise that almost always runs over. It is important that, as an organisation, you evaluate the possibility of hiring an agency to lead the documentation of the report as this will free up many of your human resources to focus on your

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2023– big year, big move

Karibu Kenya I’ve been dreaming in Kiswahili. I kid you not. The other night Mama ni mpishi mzuri was going round and round in my head. I’m not going to translate for you, you can jolly well go and check out Google Translate (I can already hear my Kenya colleagues and clients laughing at me).

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International Women’s Day: #EmbraceEquity

Happy International Women’s Day to all the incredible women out there. The women running households, leading pitches, collecting water, hiring and firing, feeding children, dashing for trains, walking miles to see a doctor. Wherever you are in the world, whatever you’re doing, we celebrate you. And to the women who went before us, thank you.

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Financial independence? It starts with education

Harriette Foulkes-Arnold One of the reasons I started Contented was because I believe financial independence should be open to everyone.. Financial independence tends to start with education.When  access to free education is absent, this creates a  stumbling block to getting paid work that enables us  to earn  our own money. Being financially independent gives someone

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Now is the perfect time to plan your 2023 content strategy

Tanya Alden-Zeter Not because it’s Q1, or even because it’s 2023, and your customers want to connect with you more than ever before. But because there is no time like the present to bust out of that perfectionism, procrastination, paralysis cycle. So often, multiple demands and responsibilities can leave any marketing, communications or founding team

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5 steps to creating content that cuts through

By 2025, global data creation and consumption are projected to grow to over 180 zettabytes. In a world that’s already averaging 500 million tweets per day, where 40% of 25-34 year olds call themselves content creators, it’s a lot to digest, isn’t it? Communications colleagues, we see you. We feel your pain. Your business has

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Summer Holidays Suck

Harriette Foulkes-Arnold is the founder of The Contented Agency, a remote-first agency focused on delivering excellent content by a global team, free to work in the best way for them. She has three daughters, including three-year-old twins and believes in a truly flexible approach to business –  brands get the very best content when people

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Mental health provision in the workplace

“If you had broken your leg, would you accept help?” “Yes,” I replied. “Of course.”  “Well, what you’re going through is equally debilitating. Actually much, much, more so.” That conversation happened nine years ago in a small therapy room in Birmingham. I had been diagnosed with severe postnatal depression. I had borderline psychosis and up

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