Social Media

NPR news accidentally wins social media with a huge mistake

npr news accidentally wins social media with a huge mistake

Winning social media in the most accidental way possible: Yes; the title of this post is a lot to take in, however, all will be revealed! NPR news is, you guessed, a huge news outlet based out in America. Before we go into what happened, it’s important to have a little context. If you’ve seen any news recently, it’s all been negative; with the recent attack in Las Vegas making the headlines. Times like these require solidarity and positivity. For some strange reason, the following (accidental) status update from NPR news provided just that, which had people singing their praises: …

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Twitter 280 character tweets – what you need to know

Twitter 280 Character Tweets

Users aren’t happy about the new Twitter 280 character tweets… In a nutshell, the twittersphere is mostly opposed to the idea. Twitter has already begun trialling 280-character tweets with many famous personalities and celebrities across the platform, most of which aren’t fond of the idea themselves. Jack Dorsey (CEO of Twitter) gave this official statement:   This is a small change, but a big move for us. 140 was an arbitrary choice based on the 160 character SMS limit. Proud of how thoughtful the team has been in solving a real problem people have when trying to tweet. And at …

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How to Deal with Trolls – The Human Equivalent of the Poop Emoji!

I hate it when you pour your heart and soul into something, only for someone to come along and squish it – the trolls!   I like to think of them as the human equivalent of the poop emoji – not that pleasant to look at, but really not a big deal!   I recently spoke with a client who received negative comments on her social posts, and she asked for my advice – the inspiration for this blog!   So how do you deal with them, those tiny little do-doos – let me help!   Ignore The Trolls   …

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How To Decide The Right Social Media Platform For Your Business

So if you’re reading this, you’re interested in getting your Business on Social Media, which is good. It also means your Business should be! It also means your Business isn’t on Social Media right now, and it should be! However, it can be really hard to choose which profiles to put your business onto. Do you stick faithfully to one social media platform, or do you branch out into all of them? I can offer you 4 tips to help you choose the best profile for you. They are: ASK YOURSELF AN IMPORTANT QUESTION You need to look at each …

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How to Manage Social Media Accounts Without Looking Lazy

We’ve all been there – it’s the beginning of the week and you need to manage your Social Media Accounts – and that means planning your social posts for the time ahead. You’ve got two options: Spend time curating unique individual posts for your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts, with a special image for your Instagram profile. Or, Create one post and share across all your social profiles at the same time, to show uniformity So what’s your choice? Do you want a unique look, or do you want uniformity? To be honest, there’s no right answer to this one. …

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How to Bring Your Social Media Profiles Together

  While chatting to some budding Business men and women in Bamboo Zone, a couple of interesting questions were raised that I felt needed some due attention: How do you bring your Social Media profiles together? What social profiles are best for your business? Now these are both huge topics in themselves, and so I’ll focus on the first point this week, and go into more detail about the second in the next blog – for the sake of fairness! So what does it mean to bring all of your Social Media profiles together? It could mean several things, like …

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Charities using digital – why isn’t it happening?

Charities using digital - why isn't it happening?

Why aren’t charities using digital? The charity sector has, and will likely continue to, play a huge part of Britain. This is reflected through British values and backed up by facts such as: The UK being the most generous country in Europe. The UK’s position in the top 10 for most generous countries. Charities need to take a digital leap of faith, as the majority do not utilise digital tools within their marketing strategies to help them grow. As it stands, the average adult in the U.K spends between 8 to 9 hours on social media a day, this alone shows …

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Facebook stories update coming soon and MORE!

Facebook Stories Update

The team down at Snapchat must be fuming…or perhaps they’re flattered? However they’re feeling, it doesn’t change the fact that Facebook are blatantly copying their “stories” feature! This wouldn’t be the first-time Snapchat was copied. Not too long ago Instagram rolled out the same thing. Instagram Stories have even proven to be quite successful; with the stats showing 150 million daily users. Facebook stories update: Ireland is the first country lucky enough to be targeted for this new feature’s testing. The main concept behind the idea is an image or 10 second video which disappears exactly 24 hours after being posted. …

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Facebook fires shots at YouTube with new Facebook video hub

Facebook Video Hub

Not too long ago Facebook announced that it was racking up to 8 billion video views EVERY DAY! As impressive as that is, it is worthwhile noting YouTube, reported 4 billion daily views back in 2012, a number which has likely risen by more than double since! IMPORTANT READ: I wrote an article about Facebook Video Insights the other day and you NEED to read it! YouTube is currently king of video… …but Facebook isn’t centuries behind them either and is aiming to change ALL OF THIS with its new dedicated video hub. As you can see at the bottom …

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5 top tips for creating the best content without even trying

5 top tips for creating the best content without even trying

Creating the best content without even trying Every business will need social media to help build their brand awareness, and define their audience for those social channels as well. But what do you do once those tasks are done? Create branded content! That way you can share this information with your target audience, while still directing them to your website. The best way to do is to establish a blogging platform into your website. But how can you create content that people will want to read? We’ve got some top tips for you to help create great content!   The …

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