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Contented recommends… “No Bad Parts” in sight

In books Contented’s founder Harriette shared this on our team’s WhatsApp group last week. From “No Bad Parts”, The notion of caring for the benefit of the collective struck a chord amongst the team here.Challenging our belief that we have, or should have, a single identity, the book’s writer, Richard Schwartz, says: “All of us

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Purposeful content: Waking up to make a difference

In 2024, a smart strategy in any business includes social investment. Not a panicked, once-a-year gesture that serves as a box-ticking exercise (although arguably that’s better than nothing at all), but a sustained, regular and conscious commitment to helping social enterprise and not-for-profit causes. Research by Harvard Business Review (HBR) builds a stellar business case

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7 signs it’s time for a branding and communications refresh

To effectively communicate your brand outwardly, your own people need to be on the same page. Consistent and cohesive messaging sticks in prospective and existing customers’ minds. Plus, steady and undeviating communication inspires deeper confidence in your brand. Your website is the foundation of your digital presence, and (certainly for B2B businesses) is likely the

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Why resisting the 9 till 5 still works – for everyone

Tanya Alden-Zeter This week, as I made my way home after visiting a client in Ladbroke Grove, sitting in a rush hour tube carriage really took me back. Not to a warm, nostalgic place; but to the grind of 2019 and the endless stop, start, heave, hustle, clamour and fuss of my ex-daily commute. Squeezed

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From London to Nairobi, via Dubai: The world’s best workspaces

The Contented Agency team is a multifaceted group of writers, project managers, business owners and designers who all have one thing in common: We work remotely. Our global status means we get to search for and experience the best the world has to offer in workspaces. From the bustling and inspirational, to the uber zen

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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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