May 25

Filmlab: Best Movies about Writing – Capote

“There is a splinter of ice in the heart of a writer”, wrote Graham Greene. Watch Capote, and it’s hard to disagree. Bennett Miller’s forensic biopic serves up such a chilling portrait of Truman Capote, as he researches and writes In Cold Blood, that it’s never clear whether the title of the groundbreaking ‘non-fiction novel’ […]

May 16

12 Reasons Why Investment Writing is NOTHING LIKE Game of Thrones

If you’ve even glanced at a financial-news site during the past month, you’ll be well aware that Game of Thrones, HBO’s turbo-sadistic version of Downton Abbey, is back on our screens – every episode generates a startling amount of internet coverage. And that’s not all: these stories are flanked by sidebar and footer links with […]

May 06

How To Save Your Fund Managers’ Time (And Other Major Benefits of an Investment Writing Team)

There are few things in the investment world more important than crisp, timely writing. When the going’s rough, the arrival of insightful and dispassionately written commentary (with all the apostrophes and hyphens precisely where they should be) can provide just the tonic an edgy investor needs to reassure her. Conversely, when times are good, tight, […]

May 05

Copylab Meets: Anne-Marie McConnon, Head of Marketing EMEA at BNY Mellon Investment Management

Anne-Marie McConnon has seen some changes in her time. In more than eight years as a leader in investment marketing at M&G and then BNY Mellon Investment Management, Anne-Marie has overseen rebrands, implemented digital strategies, and headed brand-awareness campaigns across Europe and the Middle East – while also finding time to help launch the massively […]

May 04

Encouraging Diversity in University – Highlights of the 30% Club’s Seminar

As part of Copylab’s work with the 30% Club, we sent our intrepid reporter Susannah Green to cover the club’s recent seminar on higher education and leadership. Here’s what she found: On 21 April, for the first time, the 30% Club brought together leading lights from the UK’s corporate and higher-education worlds to debate ideas […]

April 27

Filmlab: Best Movies about Writing – Barton Fink

The best cure for writer’s block is sometimes just writing. Look at Joel and Ethan Coen. Stuck trying to figure out the complex plot machinations of their convoluted gangster film Miller’s Crossing, the brothers took a break for a month to clear their heads and ended up banging out the script for Barton Fink, their surrealist […]

April 21

10 Tips For How Finance Marketers Can Navigate Compliance

If you work in financial marketing, you really should be best buddies with the people in compliance. Both departments have the same goal: to create literature that will promote the business, engage the customer, sell the product and comply with strict guidelines. So why, when marketing and compliance get together, does it feel like battle lines […]

April 20

The Accidental Feminist: How Copylab Is Helping the 30% Club

I’m proud that we’re a discriminating employer. And that we discriminate on the basis of one single characteristic – talent. When it comes to recruitment, we’ve honed our process in the course of hiring more than 35 full-time, part-time and freelance writers in the past three years. Our obsession is in testing the talent of […]

April 13

Filmlab: Best Movies about Writing – Sideways

Everyone has a novel in them, but not everyone has a novel in them that people want to publish. That’s the hard truth Paul Giamatti’s failing writer Miles is facing in Sideways, Alexander Payne’s delightfully discomfiting 2004 road movie about two middle-aged friends on a week-long tasting trip through California’s wine country. The excursion is […]

April 05

Why I’m off Facebook (and staying off)

I deleted my Facebook four months ago, and I don’t miss it. Neither the racist memes (thanks, Auntie), nor the photos of kids I’ll never meet, nor the diatribes against the Great Starbucks Injustices my friends faced on their journeys back from yoga. If you really spent £1,200 to fly to that locale just so […]