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Forge and Spark B Corp

Becoming a B Corp

Why did our content marketing agency spend more than a year working to join the B Corp movement? Because purpose matters.

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Better Audience Personas = Better Marketing Messaging = Better Business Results

Better marketing messaging is about getting the right message to the right audience, and compelling them to act on it. It’s a bold splash of colour in that grey sea. With better messaging, you can tell that a piece of content was created both strategically and passionately, with a little spark of joy or impulse, by a real human person who has a photo of their kid and their cat pinned to their bulletin board. 

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Why and How to Humanize Your Brand Now

As humans, we find ourselves telling stories naturally, every day, to explain things that happen in our lives. We create narratives to find meaning. Let’s face it: all brands ARE NOT doing a good job of telling stories inclusively, or accessibly.

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What it Takes to Make Your Blog Posts Sparkle

Of the 7.5 million blog posts published every day, only a small fraction are good enough to capture and hold audience attention. When was the last time you were engrossed in an amazing blog post? A post you found so perfectly well-crafted, with exactly the information you needed, in language that spoke to you, and images or video that enhanced the appeal so that you read it all the way through to the end? Maybe you even liked it so much, you shared with a friend or colleague.  

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How to do a brand visual audit

The Ultimate Guide to a Brand Visual Audit

Over the years, we’ve seen messy websites and social media channels. Every business, and every project, needs a unifying visual strategy that tells a consistent story—one that feels authentic, clear and actionable. And yet, so few do. But how can you fix it? It starts with a brand visual audit.

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Why Kindness is a Key Driver of (Content) Marketing Success

Content marketing is only as effective as our understanding of our customers’ needs. And in this past year, we’ve seen compassion and empathy played out as a result of the stress and strain of global events. From a content marketing perspective, there is a focus on core human needs like self-care and social connection, with a hearty side of kindness on all fronts.

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Why Marketing With Purpose Matters Now

Many brands have been struggling to figure out how to communicate within an environment that seems to alter daily. We’re all trying. If you’re a business leader or brand trying to express your purpose in this new world, here are a few places to start. 

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Make Great Content. Even Now.

Is it okay to keep marketing our wares? What messaging do customers need and want right now? And how can we ensure we stay on-brand at the same time? Whether your business is facing a slowdown or is busier than ever during this time, one thing is clear: this is not the time to stop communicating with your audience.

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Inspiring Content for Troubled Times

As a content marketing agency, we’re hearing many of these kinds of questions from our business networks, and clients: How do you say what needs to be said without sounding preachy? How do you continue to keep your business running without sounding as if you’re profiteering?

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