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Hot topics in corporate reporting

2018-10-24T16:52:36+00:00

As we head into the main corporate reporting season, it’s time to have a look at some of this year’s hot topics. The good news is that there are no additional disclosure requirements for the strategic report this year. Companies therefore have more freedom to focus on improving their annual [...]

Hot topics in corporate reporting2018-10-24T16:52:36+00:00

Business writing in a low-trust, post-truth world

2018-10-24T16:36:35+00:00

Our politicians have declared the fact extinct. You can say what you want, disparage the experts and claim to be an anti-establishment billionaire. It doesn’t matter. They know we’re living in a post-truth world. Politicians lie because in the short term, it’s effective. In the same way that fun [...]

Business writing in a low-trust, post-truth world2018-10-24T16:36:35+00:00

Is your annual report shrouded in FOG?

2018-10-24T16:53:57+00:00

Annual report season is approaching fast for December year ends. Most companies will be looking to improve on last year, to communicate more clearly and concisely what they’re trying to do and how well they’re doing it. Often, that process focuses on the technicalities of corporate reporting: linking strategy [...]

Is your annual report shrouded in FOG?2018-10-24T16:53:57+00:00

Sustainability reporting in your strategic report

2018-10-25T10:36:20+00:00

Over the last few months, we've written two posts on sustainability reporting for our friends over at CLT envirolaw. The first post looks at the basics. In particular, it covers the main areas that sustainability information is likely to appear in the strategic report section of your annual report, [...]

Sustainability reporting in your strategic report2018-10-25T10:36:20+00:00

Spotlight on Corporate Reporting

2018-10-24T12:03:41+00:00

We're in October's Finance Monthly magazine, giving our views on annual report developments as part of the Spotlight on Corporate Reporting feature. In the article, we talk about: why good reporting adds real value for companies how to be a good reporter improving your annual report, including the key areas where [...]

Spotlight on Corporate Reporting2018-10-24T12:03:41+00:00

What’s next for the strategic report?

2018-10-24T12:07:08+00:00

Most companies have now published their first strategic reports, so this seems like a good time to look at what comes next.In this free white paper, we consider how companies can make their next strategic report as useful as possible for investors.In particular, we set out:the key content areas that [...]

What’s next for the strategic report?2018-10-24T12:07:08+00:00

How to write an annual report

2018-10-24T16:44:09+00:00

Many people come to this site looking for advice on how to write an annual report. This post is for you. We’ve assumed that you’re writing it for a UK public company but most of the principles here apply to any kind of organisation. You should have started weeks ago... [...]

How to write an annual report2018-10-24T16:44:09+00:00

Eight steps for writing a successful white paper | Copywriting tips

2018-10-24T13:23:13+00:00

A successful white paper needs careful planning if it’s to achieve your business goals. Here we outline eight key steps to pain-free white paper copywriting. Step 1: Identify your audience All good communication is tailored to its audience, so you need to know who you're writing for. This may [...]

Eight steps for writing a successful white paper | Copywriting tips2018-10-24T13:23:13+00:00

Writing a strategic report | Annual report copywriting

2018-10-24T17:05:57+00:00

The strategic report is the critical part of your annual report. It's where you set out what your business does, what you're looking to achieve and how well you're progressing. This makes the strategic report fundamental to your investors' understanding of why they should own shares in your company. In this post, we've [...]

Writing a strategic report | Annual report copywriting2018-10-24T17:05:57+00:00

Four tips for improving your sustainability reporting | Sustainability copywriting

2018-10-24T16:45:53+00:00

Blog post: four key lessons for companies looking to improve their sustainability reporting, inspired by a typically cynical Alex cartoon.

Four tips for improving your sustainability reporting | Sustainability copywriting2018-10-24T16:45:53+00:00

Are you ready for the strategic report? | Annual report copywriting

2018-10-24T13:31:56+00:00

Blog post: the government has published its new narrative reporting regulations and introduced the strategic report. We summarise the effect your annual report.

Are you ready for the strategic report? | Annual report copywriting2018-10-24T13:31:56+00:00

Three reasons that pie charts suck | Financial copywriting tips

2018-10-24T16:57:45+00:00

Blog post: three compelling reasons why pie charts are never the best option for presenting your data.

Three reasons that pie charts suck | Financial copywriting tips2018-10-24T16:57:45+00:00

Choose the right financial disclosures | Financial copywriting tips

2018-10-24T16:57:19+00:00

Blog post: be sure you know what you're doing when you choose your financial disclosures. You'll have to live with them for years to come.

Choose the right financial disclosures | Financial copywriting tips2018-10-24T16:57:19+00:00

How buyers buy – the lessons for companies and copywriters | Copywriting tips

2018-10-24T13:46:31+00:00

Blog post: the stages buyers go through when they're deciding what to buy and how copywriters can help clients - and themselves - to persuade customers to purchase.

How buyers buy – the lessons for companies and copywriters | Copywriting tips2018-10-24T13:46:31+00:00
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