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Social Media

Building a good presence on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and Google+ should be a central part of any digital marketing strategy. A strong following can boost your business visibility online, and it’s a great way to engage with customers on a more personal and direct level. With a strong following also comes a ready audience for promotions and messages, which can be shared and passed on, extending your reach and growing your business.

Is Snapchat dead? The Rise and Fall of the Social Media Game-Changer

“Adapt or Die”; the phrase could have been written about social media. Bebo, MySpace, Live Journal, Friends Reunited. All these platforms rode the crest of the popularity wave until other platforms usurped them – largely by besting them at their own game. Snapchat could be next in line. But it was once a social media […]


The Benefits of Social Live Streaming for Small Business

We, humans, are very visual creatures. We therefore naturally gravitate to video content online. However many small businesses don’t have the time or budget for full-on video marketing. Scripting, filming, and editing can take a lot of valuable time out of your day. People also naturally sociable too – if only there was a way […]


Pinterest for Business – What’s Changed?

Pinterest was Instagram before Instagram. Visual, addictive and popular with crafters, artists and designers. But then…actual Instagram. Pinterest never managed to have the community vibe of Instagram; although it was pretty, there wasn’t the same approval-seeking draw. Eight years on, what’s worth a small business’s time? Pinterest’s best features for SMEs 1. Influencer API Now, […]


How To Make A GIF For Your Business’s Social Media

In another recent post, I discussed the benefits of trying out alternative video formats for social media, and GIFs were one of the options touched upon. So what is a GIF – and how do you make one? What is a GIF? GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format. GIFs are basically very short, rich bursts […]


A Simple Guide to Content Marketing Psychology

Psychology plays an absolutely crucial part in all kinds of marketing. Whether it’s choosing which shelf and aisle to best place products in a supermarket, selecting the right words for a billboard campaign, or simply picking the right colour for your “buy now” button; the way businesses sell to people is inextricably linked with how […]


Marketing Tips For Builders

The building and construction sector is having a bit of a difficult time at the moment. Brexit uncertainty has caused some people to put big money items like building projects on hold, and the bad weather we had at the beginning of 2018 delayed many building projects. On the positive side, if people are looking […]


The Newbie’s Guide to Using Instagram for Business

Instagram is one of the big players in the social media stakes, but has a bit of a reputation as being trendy, superficial – even a bit shallow. The truth is anything but. 80% of Instagram users follow a business on the platform, and B2Bs can totally kill it on Instagram too! Yes, it’s the […]


Is it Time to Reconsider Facebook for Business?

Facebook has been a staple for businesses for over a decade. It’s not even an option anymore; if you’re setting up a business, a Facebook page will be part of the process. But is Facebook past its best? Privacy controversy, terrifying election meddling and a tangled legacy user experience have left a sour taste in […]


10 Ways To Encourage Customers To Promote Your Business

User-generated or third party photos, videos, reviews and other social media content related to your business can be both a gift and a threat. On the one hand, your customers are creating content for you – great right? On the other hand, you don’t have full control over that content – so how can you […]


YouTube Rolls Out The ‘YouTube Premieres’ Feature To All Users

Back in June 2018, at VidCon, YouTube announced a new feature called ‘YouTube Premieres’, giving qualifying creators the ability to schedule the release of a video with a dedicated public ‘watch page’ which could be shared in advance. A couple of days ago, YouTube announced the rollout of this Premiere feature to all users. So […]


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