Category Archives: Social Media

Social Media for Finance: Dealing with Compliance and Regulation

As a social media manager I have worked alongside large financial organisations to offer digital content guidance. In this article I’m going to tell you more about social media for finance including dealing with the dreaded compliance and regulation! For big banks, investment firms and financial brokers, social media is often low on the list

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Twitter ends automation – how marketers are affected

As the marketing world digests Twitter’s crackdown on automation – I must admit I’m feeling rather excited about the changes. OK, so automation has become our best friend. It’s loved by time-saving marketing gurus across the world but changes to TweetDeck and the Twitter API could actually result in a lot more interesting content circulating

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5 Social Media Networks That Never Caught On

Social media will go down as one of the most transformative shifts in the digital age. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and a host of other social media networks have revolutionized the way we interact, do business and learn about the world. Given that social media is still a relatively new phenomenon, it wasn’t too long ago that

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5 CREATIVE MARKETING IDEAS FOR EASTER!

Easter is approaching and of course for marketers this can mean only one thing… how can we use Easter to sell our product/promote our services? Mercenary? Yes but true nevertheless! With this in mind here are 5 creative marketing ideas for Easter! 1. Send an Easter Email Why not send your client database an Easter greetings

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7 Marketing Ideas for International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is coming up on March 8th. As a digital marketing manager I’m always thinking about how I can turn events like this into profitable marketing campaigns. So with that in mind here are 7 Marketing Ideas for International Women’s Day you can try out for yourself! It goes without saying that if

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Social Media: The New Art of Persuasion for Business and Marketers

Social media has revolutionized the way we interact, conduct business and keep up to speed with the world around us. If you’re a marketer or small business, you’ve no doubt uncovered the power of social media to win over new business and build trust and influence with a wider market. Social proof is an essential

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Are your social media fans feeling the love this Valentine’s Day?

It’s a little soppy, I admit (and just a tad commercial), but Valentine’s Day is a great time to share the love with your social media fans. There will be hearts, flowers, teddies and chocolates everywhere you look on February 14th, but if you want to create a long-lasting bond that won’t wilt with the

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Should Your Business Be on Instagram?

As a Social Media Manager I was recently asked by a shareholder … “When are you going to put us on Instagram?” The answer was “I’m not” but the reasoning behind it was more complex. Should your business be on Instagram? Read my 5 point checklist and if you answer yes to 3 or more

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How Do You Explain Social Media To Your CEO?

In response to numerous requests from my followers I am going to attempt to answer the question of the decade; How Do You Explain Social Media To Your CEO? As a Social Media Manager this is one of the most common issues I have encountered in the marketing arena. Why? Probably because social media is

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CEOs on Twitter: Brilliant Idea or Total Fail?

The article below is one I have written and published first at AgoraPulse– The Social Media Management Experts. Social media breaks down the barriers between brands and users. So it’s no surprise that well-placed CEOs on Twitter can add a much needed human element to a corporation. A recent study by BrandFog showed that 82 percent of respondents were

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