Putting, pen to paper
At CMA we live, breathe and dream about content marketing by day and by night. So it is that we regularly clear the air by posting informative, engaging and sometimes downright strange news articles.
Reverse engineer, Jane Manchun Wong, is well-known for finding new features on Twitter. On this occasion she stumbled across a new “request verification” feature in the “personal information” section of settings and started doing some digging.
Do you still spin a DVD or just press the ‘Netflix’ button on your TV remote? Do you still buy CDs or listen to all your tunes through ‘Spotify’? Is physical media really becoming an endangered species? Let’s see…
The road to delivering the NHS Test and Trace app has not been a smooth one. It probably hasn’t been any rockier than the journey any piece of software takes through development; but most teams of developers aren’t working under such public scrutiny. Now...
Would you consider yourself a procrastinator? If you’re reading this to avoid completing a task, it’s likely that you are. But, is procrastination really such a bad thing, or, can it actually lead to more creativity?
So, you’re a freelancer. You’re doing a job you enjoy, and for some reason people seem to think that wanting to get paid for the work you do makes you just plain greedy. Here’s our advice on how to get paid what you’re actually worth.
You don’t have to wade far into the shallow end of the internet to encounter a rebrand that went wrong. Innocent learned from all the catastrophic rebrands that have gone and didn’t fall into any of the same traps. You see, Innocent has experience.
Oscar-winning director, Damien Chazelle, recently released his short film Vertical Cinema, shot on an iPhone, which was held vertically. After a century of horizontal movies, has Hollywood been caught laying down on the job? Is the future vertical?
How can you get your brand noticed on social media? Well, it just so happens that we have the answer… social media competitions. In this guide, we explain how to execute competitions to increase engagement, gain more followers and boost brand awareness.
Like Raiders of the Lost Meme, we’ve managed to unearth forgotten treasures from the earliest days of the internet; a time before social media and even broadband was a thing. Join us in taking a look at five of those virtual artefacts from the ‘90s.
It’s hard keeping track of all of Facebook algorithm changes, especially when you’re running a business or agency. So we have done the hard work for you and put together a roundup of everything you need to know about the latest set of changes.
Have you considered using radio adverts to promote your business and build brand awareness? Not only do they offer a great return on investment but they also allow you to target listeners in a very unique way and encourage consumer action.
With Leeds United looking set for a long-awaited return to the Premier League, we thought we’d take a look back at their controversial rebrand to celebrate their centenary year and what marketers and designers can learn from it.
The impact of Covid-19 has been profound. It has left every business with a choice. Hunker down and wait for things to go back to the way they were or, accept that social distancing is our new reality and digitise your business a much as possible.
Video meetings – you’ve probably had more of them in the past few weeks than you have in the past few years. They’re great for keeping in touch and they’re an insight into the lives of your co-workers. So, how do you create the perfect background?
Science fiction is always trying to predict the future and, particularly, the sci-fi gadgets that we’ll all be using. Sometimes these guesses are wide of the mark, but there have been a few occasions when sci-fi got it right.
What if you could ask William Shakespeare for his thoughts on content marketing? We jumped into the CMA Time Travelling Tesla, fired-up the flux capacitor, and hurtled back 400 years to get The Bard’s thoughts on the power of good content marketing.
The popularity of karaoke bars and platforms like TikTok proves that people love performing their favourite songs in front of an audience. An entire generation of people love to make pop videos and share them on social media.
When you think of cricket, you don’t think of marketing. But maybe you should. We take a look at The Hundred competition and what it means for the wider game. Is it a marketing gimmick or a stroke of genius? And, what can we as marketers learn?
Unreal’s revolutionary new virtual environment technology offers unprecedented flexibility to film-makers. The actors can see what the camera sees, which is what the viewer at home will see. There’ll be no more need to fix it in post.
Social media marketing campaigns are, by their very nature, organic life forms which are born, thrive, then die – often in a matter of hours – while other campaigns can evolve over many years. We have herded-together the five best specimens.
So, your business has decided to embrace social media. Naturally, we approve! You’ve set up all your social media platforms, added nice cover photos, created a few posts… but who is following you? Is anyone?
Do you feel that video games are good training for the military? The American military is taking inspiration from Hollywood movie The Last Starfighter, by using gamers to help fight future wars. What could possibly go wrong?
Like Christmas, International Women’s Day comes around once a year. Like me, you may not have heard about it until a few years ago and wonder what it’s all about. It must just be an excuse for yet another ‘commemorative’ day, right?
Businesses of all sizes are turning to social media marketing to raise brand awareness, promote their products and engage with their audiences. But is yours? Here’s 5 reasons why your business should embrace social media marketing.
Failure to understand the power of content marketing is a common problem. Creating good content marketing isn’t easy. So, let’s get to grips with a fistful of fails in the hope that you can avoid the pitfalls that fuel the fires of failure.
Why are TikTok videos so popular? Unless you have been living in a cave, you will have likely heard of the social media platform, TikTok. But do you know what it is? If not, the moment has come to find out. Here’s our timely intro to TikTok.
It’s 5.00am. You’ve been sitting here for precisely three weeks, two days, one hour and 56 seconds. The deadline for the movie script is looming. Yet the screen remains blank. The blinking cursor is taunting you. You’ve hit the writer’s block.
You need branding taglines for your marketing. Whether you call them a tagline, a strapline, a blurb or a catchphrase – a snappy, snazzy, memorable phrase needs to be a key part of your brand. And, no-one is better at this than movie marketers.
This year, the Superbowl will, once again, be broadcast live on BBC One. Of course, those brave souls staying up ’til 4am to watch the game on the beeb will be missing the best part of the night: the Superbowl adverts.
Whether you’re a fan or not doesn’t matter. For many, McGregor’s antics outside the Octagon leave a lot to be desired. But, as a marketer, it’s hard not to be impressed. Particularly with how McGregor continues to adapt his brand. And rebuild it.
As we enter the 3rd decade of the 21st century, it’s time to ask the important question: what is the best film of the 21st century? There will be some surprises, some disappointments and some ‘I’ve-never-even-seen-that’ moments.
Lots happened in the 2010s. The first iPad arrived, the world was supposed to end several times, Leonardo DiCaprio finally won an Oscar and Pokemon Go got gamers outside for a whole summer. But the 2010s will be remembered as the decade of the meme.
Rather like The Force, this review has two sides. The Light Side has no major spoilers, we don’t serve their kind in here! But, as for the Dark Side of the review; you will never find a more wretched hive of spoilers and villainy. You must be cautious.
John Lewis produces the most eagerly-awaited Christmas adverts. They own the yuletide ad breaks! But, after ten years at the top of the (Christmas) tree, which of their legendary ads is best?
There was a time before Netflix; before YouTube; before internet advertising. That time was the 1980s. There was no skipping past adverts. That’s why catchy jingles were hummed around the office, taglines bubbled around the water cooler.
Love it or hate it, it’s hard to avoid when it comes to marketing your business. With more social media profiles out there than fish in the sea, it can be hard to make a splash. But the ocean is big, and you need to swim in. Why?
Does Quentin Tarantino steal all his best ideas and present them as something new and original? And, if so, does that make him a con-man, or an artist? Let’s take a deep dive to find out. Okay, ramblers, let’s get rambling.
“Everything I know about business, I learned at the movies,” said nobody, ever. But the movies are full of great stories, about motivated individuals overcoming the odds to triumph – in business or in life. There’s a lot of inspiration to be taken from that! Let’s look at some movies which hail business people as conquering heroes.
Glastonbury Festival. It doesn’t guarantee good weather. It doesn’t guarantee you’ll like any of the acts. It doesn’t even guarantee you a place to lay your weary head. And yet we love it! How come?
Content Marketing is the way businesses like yours can take the power of the internet and use it to deliver a knockout punch to the competition. You want your business to punch above its weight? Course you do. Eye o’ th’ tiger!