Custom Publishing

Editorial Strategy | Big Ideas | Premium Execution

Raconteur Custom Publishing works with brands who share our philosophy when it comes to publishing; that in order to stand above the constant stream of noise – you have to do it “bigger and better” than the competition. By producing special reports on business, culture, finance, healthcare, sustainability and technology, we have a curated and extensive network of the best and most high-profile editors, writers and opinion-formers in each sector. Using our heritage as a special reports publisher for some of the world’s leading media owners, we predominantly work with brands in creating “flagship” content - typically on complex topic areas and based on research, analysis and expert commentary.

A selection of our projects

WillisPhilips3iSociete GeneraleDS SmithGoogleBloombergRenewableWhite & CaseCEBSiemensKnight Frank

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FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS RISK INDEX

As the market crash of 2008 proves, understanding and managing risk in the financial world is critical. The Financial institutions 2025 risk index identifies the key mega trends and risks that will impact financial institutions over the next decade, providing detailed analysis of why these risks matter and what companies must do to turn threat into opportunity. Whilst regulation dominates the conscious of financial leaders, it is still macroeconomics that proves to be the real nadir.



Global outlook for the transport industry

Annual report for the transportation sector, highlighting how the aviation, rail, road and shipping industries worldwide can continue to evolve and meet the complexity of tomorrow’s mobility

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The role of technological innovation in the NHS

A special report which examines the impact technology can have on the UK healthcare system in providing long-term effective and affordable care

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GROWTH BEYOND BORDERS

From examining in depth whether Europe is still attractive for business, to the rise of Chinese challengers firms – 3i’s "Growth Beyond Borders" report explores international expansion and the key issues internationalising firms must consider when investing beyond their home countries.

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Mapping wealth trends across the UK

A publication looking at the demographics of wealth across the UK, highlighting the future UK hotspots for wealth and entrepreneurship

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The role of packaging in the circular economy

A special report offering leading industry insight into strategic packaging, corporate sustainability and the commercial imperative for adopting circular business models

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WORKING BETTER TOGETHER

The value of collaboration in the workplace seems intuitive but what is the extent of this value and, most importantly, how do businesses harness the power of collaboration? Working better together reveals that, with investment in the right tools and cultural practices, collaboration can not only positively impact an organisation’s success but help create a happy and motivated workplace.



Future of work in the UK

A market research project, incorporating the views of 247 senior directors in UK organisations of all sizes and their opinion about the business, digital and human capital strategies needed in order to manage change effectively and increase workforce performance

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The future of family offices

A first-of-its-kind publication analysing the challenges and opportunities faced by family offices, from regulatory demands to emerging technologies and platforms

Mapping foreign exchange trading in Africa

A special magazine analysing the growth of African economies, including burgeoning currencies and monetary unions on the continent, as well as key opportunities and risks for investors

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Investors’ confidence in UK renewables

An industry confidence barometer we’ve created since 2010, incorporating the views of the corporate members of trade association Renewable UK, including their opinions on growth incentives as well as obstacles to progress across areas such as investment, government policy, and education and skills

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Mapping Mapping Mexico’s investment landscape

Special report analysing Mexico’s rise to prominence on investors’ radars, highlighting key reforms in its political landscape and economic outlook

Investment opportunities in African natural resources

A fold-out report with double-spread dashboard outlining the untapped potential of foreign investment in Africa’s natural resources

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CHALLENGER CUSTOMER REPORT

Complex deals require consensus among a wide range of stakeholders across the organization. To win bigger deals, sales and marketing must work to identify Challenger Customers, to forge a healthy consensus. The ‘Challenger Customer’ report discusses in detail how CEB’s new book seeks to enable marketers and salesmen to forge this consensus successfully.



ENTERPRISE LEADERSHIP RESEARCH

This publication illuminates key findings from CEB’s pioneering research on leadership. Although it is widely believed that external economic growth holds the greatest influence on company performance, CEB found that 80% of the time, companies’ growth stalled because of their leaders’ shortcomings. Departing from a traditional top-down hierarchical view of leadership, CEB found that the “Enterprise Leader” – leaders who collaborate and network horizontally with other leaders across different business units as well as employees, are best placed to lead firms in a tough economic landscape.

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Bridging the skills gap in the UK energy sector

A special report analysing the impact of the skills shortage in Britain’s energy industries, highlighting reasons for talent shortages and necessary solutions and investment

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THE FUTURE OF REAL ESTATE IN THE WORLD’S LEADING CITIES

The UN is forecasting the world’s cities to increase in population by 380 million people in the next five years. Consequently, the planet will need to build the equivalent of five cities the size of Los Angeles every year between now and 2020, and all the supporting infrastructure. The development potential of this rapid urbanisation is huge, offering considerable opportunities to firms and investors that operate globally. Knight Frank and Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s new "Global Cities 2016 Report" is the definitive report on how this will impact real estate and commercial property – and how investors and businesses can capitalise on this trend.

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Our services and work philosophy

All projects undertaken by our Custom Publishing department are characterised by the highest levels of imaginative commissioning, editorial quality and integrity, and first-class production values. Our services include content strategy, integrated campaigns, creative ideas, magazines, market research, bid documents, infographics, business briefings, annual reports and microsites amongst others. As a publishing house, we’re also adept at thinking outside the box – and are open to unorthodox briefs and more collaborative styles of working.

Content Strategy
integrated campaigns
creative ideas
magazines
market research
bid documents
infographics
business briefings
annual reports
Microsites

Resources on publishing for brands

Creating an Editorial Strategy

Creating an Editorial Strategy

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The Power of Print

The Power of Print

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The Internal Sell of Content Marketing

The Internal Sell of Content Marketing

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Events portfolio

Raconteur Custom Publishing hosts biannual events for senior marketers and brand decision-makers at venues throughout London including The Savoy Hotel, The Hospital Club, and Home House. We cover topics such as ‘The Value of Journalism in Content Marketing’, ‘Optimising B2B Content for Lead Generation’, ‘Selling in the Value of Content Marketing’, and ‘Journalism for Brands’. Keynote speakers have ranged from Gideon Spanier, Media Editor of the London Evening Standard; Andrew Grill, IBM’s Partner for Social Business; James Gill, LinkedIn’s Global Partnership Director, and other leading thinkers on marketing and business.

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Elizabeth Smith

Head of Custom Publishing

To find out more about working with Raconteur Custom Publishing, our services, previous projects, and costs