My Work Experience Week with SQN: Emely Catta

Recently, SQN welcomed 16 year old Emely Catta from Frankfurt in Germany to its Henley office as part of the student’s school work experience scheme. She spent five days fully immersing herself in a variety of activities and tasks, and found a new love for English breakfast tea and Victoria sponge cake! Enjoy Emely’s diary […]

F1 Sponsorship: What can be learnt from the Premier League?

Last year, we asked the question ‘F1 2017: Where have all the sponsors gone?’. It was suggested that due to the growing difference between the F1 teams’ valuations of car positions and the actual true media value of these locations, many cars were looking bereft of sponsors. Fast-forward twelve months, and has the situation improved? […]

2017: eSports takes a front seat

2017 has been something of a breakthrough year for eSports. While the majority of sports marketers are still heralding eSports as the next big thing, gamers are just getting on with their thing, seemingly oblivious to the growing attention their activities are attracting. In the motorsport world, Formula E kicked off the year in style […]

Ed Sheeran’s Christmas lesson in repurposing content

In amongst the Christmas advertisements (our personal favourite from Germany here) and monsters under the bed, December also features the inevitable rush of music releases for the all-too-transient “Christmas number one”. Many peg the George Michael-led Wham! classic Last Christmas, first released on December 3, 1984, for a resurgent and reminiscent come-back posthumously. Odds are […]

Feeding your Content Marketing machine

Content marketing is all the rage. Enabled by digital technology and positioned as an effective and efficient marketing strategy, particularly for B2B brands, it increasingly forms the foundation for many inbound and account-based marketing initiatives. Content marketing machines do, however, need feeding with a steady stream of high-quality, relevant and engaging material. Case studies, research, […]

Content and storytelling at the top of the marketing agenda

When deciding which levers to operate, a recent survey of spending priorities for marketing leaders suggests that four of their top 20 relate directly to content. You can make that five if you include their highest priority, customer engagement, which by definition incorporates valued, two-way communication, such as delivered by an effective content marketing programme. […]

The contestants for the BBC's 13th series of The Apprentice with Lord Alan Sugar

DO… YOU… SPEAK… ENGLISH?

The British Council has published its Languages for the Future report, outlining the foreign languages that it deems fundamental for the UK to become a truly global nation post-Brexit. The report highlights some startling, yet perhaps unsurprising statistics about the UK’s linguistic capabilities. Less than one-third of surveyed 18-34 year olds in the country speak […]