CBA Content is Looking for a Freelance Content Creator to Join the Team

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Are you a writer and creative thinker with a passion for telling stories and making meaningful connections? Do you love museums and exploring the diverse cultural heritage all around us? If this sounds like you or someone you know, then read on for an exciting opportunity to join me, Celeste, the director at CBA Content! […]

Why Marketing is Indispensable (and How to Show its Worth)

Marketing is undeniably human. It’s based on ideas, creativity and lateral thinking, on understanding people’s needs and wants, and how they think and behave. For this reason, marketing teams are an irreplaceable asset to any business in the museum, arts and cultural heritage sectors. Effective marketing helps identify visitor demographics and audience trends, improve engagement […]

5 Art Galleries With The Best Digital Content Strategies

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As museums and galleries prepare for reopening on July 4th, we think now is a great moment to take a look at the best digital content strategies in the gallery world. Since digital content will continue to enhance cultural experiences outside of physical exhibitions, it’s important to keep your online audience top of mind. Because […]

New Year, New Directions: CBA Content in 2020

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A new year means unmarked pages waiting to be filled with exploring, learning, growing and creating. It also represents a fresh and refocused start – a time to reflect, set goals and channel positive energy into the next phase of the business. At the end of 2019, we kickstarted our reflections and ran a series […]

Like Mary Quant, Dare to be Different in Your Content Marketing

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London-born fashion designer Mary Quant has gone down in history for her striking, daring and exciting takes on ordinary clothes in the 1960s. She is best known for popularising – some even say inventing – the miniskirt, and making fashion fun, accessible and practical for the modern woman. Fast forward to 2019 and you can […]

A Summer of Content Adventures and Sunny Outlooks

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It’s the last Friday of August and the start of Labor Day weekend in the US – the perfect time to look back on summer and ahead to the fall. These past three months have been full of travel and content adventures. Both uncovered new territory and CBA Content, in particular, benefitted from new collaborations […]

Leonardo’s Drawings: An Enlightening Exercise in Understanding Your Audience

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By the end of his life, Leonardo da Vinci had drawn thousands of sketches on the human body, horses, plants, architecture, engineering, maps, forces of nature – anything that captured his imagination. 500 years later and these drawings give us one of the closest and clearest looks into the Renaissance master’s mind. To celebrate his […]

The Magic of Matilda: How to Use Content to Help Others

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“By the time she was two, Matilda had learned what most people learn in their early 30s: how to take care of herself.” Matilda (1996) I’ve always thought being able to take care of yourself is an achievement in its own right. So doing it while you’re learning to talk? That’s a superpower. Rewatching the […]

5 Simple Ways to Spring Clean Your Online Business

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Overheard in the office this morning: “The sun’s out so I can’t complain.” After a few grey days and long months of winter, that pretty much sums up my feelings exactly. Spring has officially sprung in the British capital! Even if I’m still in boots and a jumper (hey, it’s London) the sunnier weather signals […]

A Bed & Breakfast Guide to Attracting New Visitors to Your Site

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The sun was setting as we walked up to our bed and breakfast in Broadway, a charming village in the Cotswolds. Andy opened the door with a warm handshake and a smile, welcoming us inside so we could drop our bags before he gave us a tour of the house. Starting in the entranceway, he gave […]

Why French Cuisine is Good for Content Marketing

“[T]hey know what to do with every scrap of hoof, snout, entrail, and skin … Because they grew up with that all-important dictum. Use everything! (And use it well.)” This is how Anthony Bourdain describes the French style of cooking in his book, A Cook’s Tour. I picked up his collection of food and travel tales before […]

How to Grow Your Content Strategy Like Lavender

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Walking through lavender fields in south London last weekend, I was filled with happiness. The beauty, the sight, the smell was all a delight. This new experience wandering through rows of lavender got me thinking — is it possible to give your audience a similarly positive experience through content? Turns out, yes it is. Lavender […]

This Content Checklist Will Make More People Want to Visit Your Site

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Bathing suit… check. Passport… check. Boarding pass… check. If only improving your website’s content was as easy as preparing for a trip to the coast of Italy (I may be going there this weekend and it may be consuming all my thoughts). Well, if you knew how to prep your content and had a focused […]

Put a Spring in Your Website’s Step With These 3 Revitalizing Tips

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Cafe doors are flung open. City dwellers flock to the park and I’m sipping on the first iced coffee of the season. It’s only mid-April but with temperatures in the 80s (close to 30°C), London has fallen under a summertime spell. Of course it won’t stay this warm for long, but while it does, let’s […]

The Simple Art of Differentiating Yourself (and Attracting an Audience)

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One of the first things you see when you exit the train station in Bath, Somerset, is an iconic British telephone booth filled with flowers. I’ve seen lots of red telephone booths, some lined with books inside, others vandalized and reeking of urine, but never filled with purple primroses and intertwining ivy. I took a […]

3 Meaningful Ways to Connect with Your Online Community

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We had 30 minutes to kill before the next bus to Chatsworth, so we started making our way to a coffee shop around the corner. Before going in, I noticed a man in a big green coat and checkered Sherlock Holmes hat talking to my boyfriend. He had just arrived from Baslow, a town over, […]

The ‘This Is Us’ Approach to Evaluating Your Online Business

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While catching up on one of my favorite American TV shows, This Is Us, Beth and Randall (a married couple) played a game called “Worst-Case Scenario.” It’s like a mental check they do with each other when something goes wrong. For example, when their foster daughter, Deja, is being difficult and moody all the time, they […]