Put the MARKETING into your Twitter


Is your Twitter programme something that you do when you get a moment or is it an integrated element of your business marketing? Many people we speak to see Twitter (and other Social Media) as something they need to do in their business without really considering the impact on their business. They don’t really try… Read more »

Social Media or Email Marketing?


Social Media + Email Marketing. A marriage made in heaven or a marriage of convenience? At their most basic, both email and social media are simply communication channels through which you can contact your audience. How we use them is key and there is no question that used together, the results can be greater than the… Read more »

Developing a healthy Twitter strategy – Part 2 – What to Tweet


So you now have a growing follower base, how do you: Keep them Enhance your profile with these people The answer to both of these questions lies in the same point. Twitter users follow and engage with people who they believe have something valuable to say. Look at the top 10 Twitter accounts in terms… Read more »

Developing a healthy Twitter strategy – Part 1 – Building your follower base


Twitter is a great tool for getting your message out there, and not just for celebrities and big brands. Increasingly, Twitter is being used by SMEs as part of their brand development strategy. When looking at building a strategy, one of the first questions we would ask is: What is your objective? The easy answer to… Read more »

Joined-up Marketing – The Social Angle, Part 4 – LinkedIn Groups


In Part 3 of this series we explored the process of building your network of individual connections. With individual connections you are limited in that you can really only connect with your connections connections (if you see what I mean!) but what if you want to explore a new area or make contacts in a specific company… Read more »

Joined-up Marketing – The Social Angle, Part 3 – LinkedIn Connections


In Part 2 of this series we looked at adding content to you LinkedIn profile and getting involved in LinkedIn Groups. We now look at the next stage of the process – building your network of connections. Naturally, the more people you connect with the wider the reach of the posts and updates you put… Read more »

Joined-up Marketing – The Social Angle, Part 2 – LinkedIn Content


In Business to Business marketing, LinkedIn is one of the must have social media platforms. Although it was primarily used as a recruitment tool early in its existence, LinkedIn is increasingly being used by people in their day to day professional lives. Having already covered setting up profiles on LinkedIn for both yourself and your… Read more »

LinkedIn launch University Rankings


I’m not sure whether this new offering from LinkedIn is actually useful for most of us, but it certainly makes interesting reading. It is also yet another example, in this world of ‘Big Data’, of how when a lot of us are willing to share information about ourselves, it can be analysed to give interesting… Read more »