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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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Our 5 tips for staying mentally healthy on a busy schedule

From rituals to rebellious coffee making, here are the team’s pointers As much as the COVID-19 pandemic is a physical health issue, it is also a mental one. The pandemic’s impact on mental health is absolute. The World Health Organisation states that “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe impact on the mental health and

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Three things that will make people open your E-newsletter

Listen, these things aren’t going to blow your mind – deep down you probably know them all already, but the idea is that having it all in one place to refer to will be helpful for you. And the formulas might just be something you find useful when you’re writing or reviewing copy.  Top tip:

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Why flexible working pays

Flexible working is not a temporary band aid, but a long-term cure The phrase “flexible working” often brings to mind working parents. Although consideration of this group is extremely important – without them, businesses and entire economies look to lose access to a huge range of skills and experiences – the benefits of flexible working

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