How to use social media when you’re attending an event

Reading Time: 1 minuteGuest blog for Social Media Week Bristol   When you’ve decided to invest your time in attending an event, it’s important to maximise every opportunity you can to get the most out of it. For starters, why not let your network know that you’ve booked your place. Immediately you will get recognised for your commitment… Read more

How to use awareness days for great social media content

Reading Time: 2 minutesAwareness days, weeks or months are set up by individuals and organisations to mark an occasion or to raise money for a charity/cause. There’s an awareness day for anything and everything you could possibly think of (and many you could not even imagine), from health campaigns and celebrating key people in history to anything food… Read more

How to use Facebook Groups to grow your business

Reading Time: 5 minutesThere are four key elements to Facebook: a personal profile, a business page, Groups and Messenger. While Facebook Pages allow you to post content to keep your audience interested in your business, to successfully grow your business on Facebook you should also take a look at Facebook Groups. More than 1 billion people use Groups… Read more

Social Media in 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutesIn this review of social media in 2018, recorded as a webinar for IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed, I discuss data issues, the latest social media stats, key feature updates for LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as well as my top tips for getting results from social media.   Data issues Many… Read more

Why it’s time to give up predicting marketing trends

Reading Time: 3 minutesEvery year, I check out the industry press round-ups of trend predictions. Most mention some new technology, technology that will ‘come of age’, how we should focus on the customer, how to make better use of data and how the role of the marketer will change. Predictable predictions! As marketers, we are often looking for… Read more

Social Media Week London

Reading Time: 3 minutes    I was invited to write content for the Social Media Week website, covering eight events at Social Media Week London, November 2018. Here’s my write-ups…   To win at social media you need the best stories In a world where average Facebook video view lengths are less than 2 seconds, Instagram Stories are… Read more