Should more be done to proactively advise staff on the importance of wording?Read more "Because Words Matter"
After months of digesting a stack of research papers and about to get things into design…the Coronavirus struck. It was inconceivable to put this research report out and speculate on the year ahead for children and young people without contextualising everything with the pandemic in mind. Engaging Youth 2020 is out now – download here […]Read more "Engaging Youth 2020 – Research Report on Children and Young People in the UK"
When The Access Platform asked whether we’d like to be a guest on their Inspiration on TAP podcast to talk all things Gen Z, of course… we wanted to share our geekery on the subject! Following the launch of Thread & Fable’s Engaging Youth 2019 report earlier this year, we shared some of the common […]Read more "We Spoke All Things Gen Z to the Inspiration on TAP Podcast"
In our second blog based on Thread & Fable’s Engaging Youth 2019 research and the latest findings that have been out since, we take a wonder through the key relationships surrounding young people and how these can shape and inform our approach to engaging them. No matter what product or service you’re offering, or […]Read more "You can’t pick your family, but you can curate everything else"
You know the one. A campaign to engage ‘the youth’ and your boss’s boss suggests ‘doing Facebook’ or ‘Snapthingy’, or even (and this is a true story) wheeling in a youth (in this case their own son) who kindly shared the ‘news’ that you can actually advertise on Facebook these days. Great, I’ll tell that […]Read more "Ever had that awkward moment when you’re asked if you’re ‘down with the kids’?"
Picking up Best Agency/Freelancer at the Comms2point0 Unawards earlier this month was absolutely unreal for Thread & Fable and a brilliant end to a great 2018. With over 420 entries to the awards this year, to be shortlisted twice for Best Agency / Freelancer for our work with Birmingham Metropolitan College and Women in Sport, was […]Read more "2018 is a wrap… How winning Best Agency at the Unawards helped top it"
When it comes to marketing campaigns, is it all about the big innovative award-winners, or doing the marginal gains stuff well?Read more "Can the Marginal Gains Deliver Big?"
It was great to be shortlisted for ‘Best Internal Communications Campaign’ for our work with Birmingham Metropolitan College (BMet), in the CIPR Midlands PRide Awards. We were stoked – competition was high and the shortlist was impressive. The project genuinely created some significant results, integrating digital and offline channels and exceeded all benchmarks we’d worked […]Read more "Well We Weren’t Expecting That….."
Considering choosing a university is akin to making a big life decision like moving house and has over 100 factors that students will consider, you’d be surprised perhaps at some of the antics this year during clearing. It’s a really exciting time for higher education marketing. Your clearing strategy will build on your campaigns throughout […]Read more "Trash Talk and Sales Gimmicks – WTF just happened during University Clearing?"
Ok, they’ve not got a catchy acronym yet but after the mind-numbing circus that was GDPR, you really need to be aware of the apocalypse that could be coming your way…. Article 13 and Article 11. User-generated content, links to articles from your website and (be brave) even memes could all be the stuff of […]Read more "If You Thought GDPR Was Annoying, Wait Until You Hear About THESE"