Content is king

Stand Out

Content defines us.  Our stories – however we choose to tell them – are unique.  And whether we realise it or not, we are all of us voracious consumers of storytelling.  From the writers we respect.  From the businesses we trust.  From the media outlets that govern our perspectives.

Express Yourself

Content is heart.  It’s at the centre of everything we do as providers and consumers; content separates the brands we like from the ones we love.

Inspire Others

The right words can cement an impulse purchase or foment a revolution.  What we say matters, but the way we say it can make the difference between reaching a select few and striking a chord with the world.
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ABOUT BEN HANSON

Words matter. As a lifetime reader and writer, I believe in the transformative power of language and visual identity.  Their ability to resonate with both instinct and the intellect.  Their status as the common currency of business, entertainment and the arts.

I’ve dedicated most of my life to storytelling through writing and design; my career  has taken me from the museum and magazine sectors to the frontlines of fashion technology and corporate copywriting.

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Services & Expertise

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FASHION & TECHNOLOGY INTERSECT

I spent a decade writing about consumer technology, and five years living its enterprise role in the apparel and footwear retail industries.  My specialism lies at the intersection of both – where compelling content meets the evolving needs of the modern consumer.

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COPYWRITING, EDITING, GHOSTWRITING

The written word is both close to my heart and firmly ensconced at the heart of what I do.  I provide copywriting, copy-editing, ghostwriting and other content generation services to a growing portfolio of clients – from magazines to multinational corporations.

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STORYTELLING, WRIT LARGE

Great storytelling resides where clarity of communication meets integrity of identity.  Pure writing, then, rarely happens in isolation, so by myself and through strong partnerships forged with designers I also offer full brand identity and digital marketing services.

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My Work
Cheshire Life column #1, April 2015 issue

Cheshire Life column #1, April 2015 issue

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Thriving Through Change: The Modern PLM Project Team Handbook

Thriving Through Change: The Modern PLM Project Team Handbook

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Ben Hanson Limited – 2015 identity

Ben Hanson Limited – 2015 identity

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Transparent Pricing: Upping The Ante On Compliance

Transparent Pricing: Upping The Ante On Compliance

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WhichPLM Annual Review 2014

WhichPLM Annual Review 2014

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Advertorial: “Being Local, The Transformative Power of Not-So-Big Business”

Advertorial: “Being Local, The Transformative Power of Not-So-Big Business”

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Guestbook

Blog

“Thoroughly Modern Male”, my monthly column for Cheshire Life

“Thoroughly Modern Male”, my monthly column for Cheshire Life

Beginning in March this year, I have filed a monthly column for Cheshire Life, charting the travails of balancing parenthood with running a small (and hopefully successful) business. I’ve been a columnist and a magazine contributor before – not to mention an Editor – but never with myself as the subject!  This is a uniquely personal…

New website and branding live

New website and branding live

I’m excited to unveil a new brand for Ben Hanson Limited, and a new website I designed to play host to all of my writing, editing, and design-led services – fact and fiction. The new website was built over the Christmas holidays – fuelled by early-morning mince pie consumption – and galvanised by my desire…

Ecoutez-moi: Left Lane Cruiser – Black Lung

Ecoutez-moi: Left Lane Cruiser – Black Lung

I’m no stranger to stomping riffs, and this song packs a frankly silly amount of them into its short running time.  Hooks that other bands would build entire albums around are thrown out with scant regard for their quality. If I was asked to pick the archetypal blues rock song, this would be it. Black…

State of the union 2014

State of the union 2014

It’s been more than eighteen months since my last update, but rest assured things have been anything but quiet in the intervening period.  “Better the devil you know”, the old adage goes.  And by that logic, I figured, better the Ben Hanson state of the union update you can read than the one you can’t.…

Chris Ware – Building Stories

Chris Ware – Building Stories

I’ve been a fan of Chris Ware since I first read Jimmy Corrigan, but even that melancholy masterwork didn’t prepare me for the sheer scope of Building Stories – something it took me way too long to get around to reading.  Coming in something like a boardgame box, Building Stories comprises pamphlets, backboards, fold-outs, chapbooks…

Working with Scrivener for Windows

Working with Scrivener for Windows

A good portion of my writing is for magazines and corporate clients.  That work is almost always focused on a singular topic, requiring fairly narrow research and little in the way of reorganisation.  Outlines and editing panes and bells and whistles are unnecessary when one’s sole goal is to land a thousand or so of…

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