Team Crocstar's favourite books - Shannon Watson"Books are uniquely portable magic." - Stephen King
Our 9 favourite Youtube videos - Abi McIntoshAll aboard the lols train.
The 2008 series: Social media - Christine CawthorneDo you remember what Twitter looked like?
The 2008 series: Fashion - Abi McIntoshWe like to imagine Christine wearing ALL THESE THINGS while she was dreaming of how amazing Crocstar would be one day.
The 2008 series: Film - Shannon WatsonWhat were we watching?
9 things you'll hear in the Crocstar office every day - Shannon WatsonClassic phrases you're bound to hear in our office.
The 2008 series: Music - Lucie De Lacy2008 was weird for so many reasons, but what we were listening to may have taken the biscuit.
How we work with our clients: East Midlands Trains - Shannon WatsonThis is the story of two teams, five campaigns and copious amounts of tea.
What became of the Class of 2015 Crocstar interns? - Shannon WatsonHere’s their story.
How to make hashtags work for you: The Crocstar toolkit - Abi McIntoshCustomers are getting savvier by the minute and crave authenticity.
Sarcastic emojis - Shannon WatsonHere at Crocstar, we’re partial to an emoji or two (or three).
Make the most of your Monday - Abi McIntoshThe smoother Monday morning goes, the less stressed you will be throughout the whole week.
Swearing is bleeping great - Shannon WatsonSwear like there's no tomorrow.
Make your Instagram look incredible: The Crocstar toolkit - Abi McIntoshWe are Instagram obsessives at Crocstar.
How to handle emotion-driven copy - Lucie De LacyHow should you balance giving information with managing a user’s feelings?
Instagram: How to tell the story of your business - Lucie De LacyThe beauty of Instagram is that it allows you to communicate totally visually with your users.
Which is better, the book or the film? Shannon tells us - Shannon WatsonIt’s a dispute that’s been around since the beginning of time. (Almost.)
Exploring the linguistic secrets found in billions of emoji - Christine CawthorneHow do different cultures and nationalities use emoji differently?
Sketchnoting sessions at the SXSW Interactive conference - Christine CawthorneChristine has been practising her sketchnoting skills at SXSW.
A whistlestop tour of content strategy - Christine CawthorneChristine gave the opening talk at the WXG conference in September 2015.
Using Instagram when your business isn’t visual - Lucie De LacyFor businesses who are struggling with their social media strategy, Instagram can help to reach those users who are willing to engage.
Is reading still relevant in the digital age? - Shannon WatsonAre books becoming extinct?
The evolution of blogging - Abi McIntoshEight years ago I certainly had no idea how blogging could become so important to me, and something I absolutely love to do.
What we’ve been up to at Crocstar recently - Christine CawthornePlus we've moved to a lovely new office in the heart of Derby’s Cathedral Quarter.
An insight into training writers to use a content style guide - Christine CawthorneHow can you get people to use your content style guide?
Are you really you if you’re saying it in a different language? - Lucy GiulianoThe capacity to switch between languages translates into an increased capacity to move from one task to another, or to multi-task.
Gamestorming in action at the Scottish Government - Christine CawthorneI was keen to try out some of the games to give our sessions structure and avoid lengthy monologues where information is passed over but not absorbed.
Emergency tips for when you’re on a deadline - Lucie De LacyWhen deadlines are looming, it’s common to feel the pressure.
How you read on the web and why it matters to your content - Christine CawthorneStudies have shown that people only read about 28% of the words on a webpage.