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B2B content doesn’t have  to be boring.

B2B content doesn’t have to be boring.

Your audience deserves better and so do you.

Real thought leadership enables brands to produce content that genuinely influences and inspires their audience. We believe that every B2B marketer should feel empowered to work on campaigns that make a real and lasting impact.

What we do

We help you to plan and deliver content campaigns that pass that test for Real Thought Leadership.

Real thought leadership...

Repositions your brand

Repositions your brand

Use provocative thinking to change the way audiences view your company.

Raises awareness

Raises awareness

Unveil profile-building content that increases share of voice and leads to stronger market share.

Ignites conversations

Ignites conversations

Present timely insight and inspire audiences to take action.

Builds advocacy

Builds advocacy

Reward loyal customers with valuable, tailor-made insights.

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Who we help

Longitude is part of the Financial Times Group. Our mission is to help brands reach the people who matter.

  • Accenture
  • Aecom
  • Aon
  • BNP Paribas
  • Citi
  • Cognizant
  • Credit Suisse
  • Dentsu Aegis Network
  • EY
  • Hitachi
  • Intrum
  • McKinsey & Company
  • NTT Data
  • Oracle
  • PwC
  • Radisson Hotel Group
  • Siemens
  • Simmons and Simmons
  • TCS
  • Verizon
  • Workday

Case Studies

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Brand awareness campaign

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Brand Awareness Campaign

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How we do it

With the right blend of strategy, insight, campaigns and amplification, we help you to craft content that gets you noticed.

Diagnose the issues

We work with you to understand your challenges — both internal and external — and help you to find the right solutions that address these issues and meet wider business objectives. Whether you’re looking to establish your brand in a new market, launch a new product or grow your client base, we help you to identify the right type of thought leadership and marketing strategy to achieve your goals.

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Find a better story

We know it’s not easy to come up with original ideas, creative editorial and strong insight, or to create a distinctive voice for you and your brand in a crowded content landscape. You need to tell a story and we’re here to help. The best content communicates complex ideas simply and powerfully and helps win hearts as well as minds with its creativity.

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Change perceptions

We help you to create distinctive campaigns, based on real-world data and insight. These campaigns will help you build lasting connections with your audiences, strengthen perceptions of you and your brand, and help you to stay front of mind as an industry leader.

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Reach the people who matter

As part of the Financial Times Group, we can help brands connect with influential business audiences around the world – digitally, in print and in live conference and forums.

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NEW INSIGHT: A guide to thought leadership strategy

All too often, companies rush into producing content without stepping back and thinking about why they’re doing it, who it’s for and how their campaign fits into the wider business environment. Build a better strategy for your thought leadership now.

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NEW INSIGHT: A guide to thought leadership strategy

Our thinking

Can financial services win back the public?

  • By Hasan Chowdhury

Our trust in the corporate world has been dropping for well over a decade. Here, we look at what finance leaders can do to get it back and how thought leadership can play a part.…

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How to get client-facing teams on board with thought leadership strategy

  • By Rob Mitchell

Tension between sales and marketing teams is nothing new. For years, commercial managers have complained that marketing are not providing them with enough leads or the right collateral, while marketing teams say that sales are…

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Why great thought leadership is about problem finding – not problem solving

  • By Rob Mitchell

When faced with information parity and a glut of content, how do companies gain the advantage and ensure that their content is noticed?…

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What’s at stake: Why alignment is your best thought leadership bet

  • By Sean Kearns

Stakeholder engagement is not a phrase that gets the pulse racing. But it is the kind of necessary, behind-the-scenes work that creates a winning thought leadership campaign. For any major project – professional or…

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Davos with a difference: What does this year’s gathering mean for your thought leadership strategy?

  • By Ben Harrison

All eyes – among business commentators at least – are currently on (a virtual) Davos, where the world’s power players are meeting to discuss the impact and implications of Covid-19. This year’s ‘gathering’ marks…

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Five reasons to start your thought leadership campaign with a strategy exercise

  • By Rob Mitchell

Strategy is sometimes (wrongly) seen as time-consuming, expensive and complicated. But in my experience, it is an essential part of any thought leadership campaign. If you do not take the time to plan and…

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