Why is society so keen for us to dread Monday? Most of us can trace that feeling of cold dread back to Sunday nights before school. But we aren’t at school any more. There are no grown ups telling us what to do. We are the grown ups. And we’re in control.
Abi writes: We are Instagram obsessives at Crocstar. We’ve blogged before about the benefits of setting up an Instagram account, but we were so excited about the latest stats we just had to share our latest thoughts on using the photo-sharing app. So here’s how to make the most of your posts so you can reach the right people.
It’s a dispute that’s been around since the beginning of time. (Almost.) Book lovers say books are best but film buffs argue the movie rules. For some, there isn’t an issue: books and films are separate things. But for others (me) it’s a HUGE issue that needs to be discussed.
In this post, I’m comparing the changes I’ve seen to some major novels when they’ve become movies and collected your thoughts on the ‘book vs film’ debate.
Every day, we send almost 6 billion emoji from our smartphones, but what kinds of patterns can you find when you look at all this data together? How do different cultures and nationalities use emoji differently? Are there hidden linguistic patterns in our quickly-dashed-off emoji utterances?
You know that at Crocstar we’re writers. But we’re always interested in different ways to communicate and with this in mind, Christine has been practising her sketchnoting skills at SXSW.
Christine gave the opening talk at the WXG conference in September 2015. It’s a one-day speaker conference dedicated to creating cutting-edge web experiences.
She spoke about why content needs to be high in the priority of a web build and how to get great content. Drawing on her experience with complicated content with government departments at GOV.UK, with storytelling in the charity sector and the inherent tension in writing copy for apps, Christine touched on many issues in her whistlestop tour of content strategy.
In 2007, books were next on the list of things that seemingly needed updating, in the form of the Kindle. On its release day it sold out in five and a half hours, and remained out of stock for the next five months – disheartening avid book readers everywhere, including myself.
Phew! We’ve been a bit busy recently and wanted to share what we’ve been up to. As well as moving to our lovely new office in the heart of Derby’s Cathedral Quarter, we’ve been travelling around the country spreading the word about copywriting.
December is an exciting month for Crocstar as we welcome new faces to the team. We are thrilled to have three interns with us part time, as they continue their studies at the University of Derby. Meet the team here.
안녕하세요 … or ‘hello’. I’m Tom, social media trainee at Crocstar, and I have a big interest in learning Korean. The culture, music and food seem great to me so, naturally, before I visit the country I want to have a grasp of the language.