Blog

19
Sep

VisibleThread at Digital Government Conference 2018

VisibleThread at Digital Government Conference 2018 VisibleThread is an exhibitor at this year’s Digital Government Conference in Dublin, Ireland. The conference is organized by EOLAS magazine. Ireland is evolving digitally. The country has a vibrant tech scene and people are consuming services online. From banking to booking holidays, digital has impacted the way people do …

17
Sep

Seeking an edge, more managers beef up websites to woo clients

Seeking an edge, more managers beef up websites to woo clients From Pensions & Investments with Rick Baert Published: September, 2018 Original Post: http://www.pionline.com/article/20180913/ONLINE/180919935/seeking-an-edge-more-managers-beef-up-websites-to-woo-clients   Institutional money managers’ websites — long saddled by jargon and vague investment descriptions — are playing a more important role as a portal for showcasing managers’ capabilities in an increasingly competitive …

14
Sep

Say “Hasta la vista” to bad content!

Say “Hasta la vista” to bad content! For years now, we’ve been witnessing the content marketing explosion. One of its main effects is that, today, all organisations are now publishers. The explosion is still growing, with the content marketing industry estimated to be worth $412 billion by 2021. However, marketing teams are often ill-equipped to …

28
Aug

How to decide what is a good readability score?

How to decide what is a good readability score? When you first launch a plain language program and start scoring for readability, one of the first questions you’ll hear is; “what’s a good readability score?”. It’s a great question, and like many simple questions, it can be hard to provide a good answer. Here’s a …

21
Aug

Whitelist and Lix support for Readability and Email Server (and a few other bits too!)

Whitelist and LIX support for Readability / Email Server (and a few other bits too!) We have just rolled out some exciting new updates to our Readability and Email Server cloud users. To try out any of these features simply browse to https://readability.visiblethread.com Whitelisting of words and phrases for Readability and Email Server LIX Readability Score …

20
Aug

How to extract FAR clauses from RFPs in under 3 minutes

How to extract FAR clauses from RFPs in under 3 minutes If you’re a contracts or proposal manager working US federal programs, you’ll know the importance of the FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations) and DFAR (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations). And contractors working army contracts also review AFARS (Army Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement).

14
Aug

98.5% of asset management firms are eroding trust by not using plain language

98.5% of asset management firms are eroding trust by not using plain language From Global Banking & Finance Review Published: August, 2018   Original Post: https://www.globalbankingandfinance.com/98-5-of-asset-management-firms-are-eroding-trust-by-not-using-plain-language/   Asset management firms face surmounting problems. As investors consolidate, there’s more competition for fewer clients. Legislative bodies are getting tougher on regulation and compliance, such as the MiFID …

6
Jul

Why it’s not your fault it’s so hard to understand investing

Why it’s not your fault it’s so hard to understand investing From The Globe and Mail with Rob Carrick Published: July, 2018 Original Post: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/investing/personal-finance/article-why-its-not-your-fault-its-so-hard-to-understand-investing/ If investment-industry websites were books, the reviews would be brutal. “The problem with the copy that we’re reading and analyzing is that it is turgid, dense and complex,” said Fergal …

28
Jun

Fund houses named and shamed for failing to speak plain English

Fund houses named and shamed for failing to speak plain English From Portfolio Adviser with Sonia Rach Published: June, 2018 Original Post: https://portfolio-adviser.com/fund-houses-named-and-shamed-for-failing-to-speak-plain-english/ Asset managers’ failure to speak plain English has been blamed on increasing compliance requirements as a report names and shames asset managers that use the most obscure language, long sentences and jargon …