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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.

10 Content Marketing Trends to Watch in 2018

2017 saw online content creation absolutely explode, chiefly due to the increased ease which people can share new and interesting things with the world. Technical developments have made social content sharing accessible to all budgets and skill levels – for both businesses and individuals alike! There are numerous ways in which the content creation sphere […]


Will The YouTube Partner Program Changes Affect Small Businesses?

The good news is they most likely won’t. On Tuesday 16th January, YouTube announced changes to the qualifying criteria for its Partner Program. To apply and be accepted for the Partner Program, instead of simply having a total of 10,000 views, your channel will need: 1,000 subscribers AND Minimum 4,000 hours watch time, in the […]


Facebook Update: ‘Bringing People Together’

If I was being cynical, I’d translate Facebook’s latest statement as basically code for ‘We’re making it even harder for small businesses to get seen in people’s feeds. So… pay us more.’ Facebook announced yesterday (11 January 2018) that it will be prioritising ‘meaningful’ posts in feeds. Meaningful is, of course, completely subjective, so Facebook […]


The Risks – & Benefits – Of Working With A Social Media Influencer

A social media influencer is a person who has a highly engaged – and often sizable – following on one or more social media channels. Social media influencers achieve and maintain this following by sharing regular images, videos and/or written posts about their lives and activities. An influencer can be an expert in a topic, […]


How to Make Social GIFs With Canva

I love Canva, it’s no secret. Easy graphic creation for people with no skill and no budget, lovely. But up until now, I’ve never paid for it – I didn’t really need to. Even with the lure of a free image bank and magical image resizing to fit every kind of social template, I just […]


10 Places to Use Customer Reviews in Your Marketing

Collecting online reviews from previous clients is great practice for companies of all kinds. Customer reviews honestly and sincerely present your capability as a company and the value you have provided to clients over the years. They’re an invaluable source of social proof – the new word of mouth. It’s a great feeling when your […]


What is Moment Marketing?

Moment marketing is so big that Twitter went ahead and named its news stream Twitter Moments. But what the heck is it? Remember hearing the word ‘agile’ a lot? In content marketing, it was used to mean you could turn stuff around quickly, creating topical content that would hopefully get good traffic and shares. And […]


Social Media Marketing Tips for Christmas

Christmas marketing doesn’t have to just be for retailers, it’s a great time for any business to get on board and have fun with its social media. At this time of year people are starting to get into the festive spirit, so it makes sense to engage users when they are in a happy, Christmas […]


How to Distribute a Press Release as a Small Business

My first ever freelance job was writing press releases. It sucked. Press releases are usually boring, often ignored and always more noteworthy to the businesses issuing them than anyone else. If you’re not Clarence House revealing the engagement of a favourite prince to a ravishingly attractive actress…I’m tempted to tell you it’s not worth it. […]


How to Build a Content Strategy with More Than Words

I’m a words person, myself. That’s because I’m a writer; a purveyor of The Word. But I’m also a content marketer, and that means I have to see beyond the medium I can work with quickest to the other media that make my content strategy varied. Because ‘content’ means much, much more than blog posts. […]


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