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Social Media Strategy #2 Understanding your audience

Social Media Strategy #2 Understanding your audience

This is the second of a series of blog posts about developing a social media strategy for your business. If you’d like to read the first post about setting objectives, click here Understanding your audience So you’ve identified what you want to achieve by using social media, so now let’s look at who your target […]

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The One Thing Most People Get Wrong on Twitter

The One Thing Most People Get Wrong on Twitter

You’re not alone In almost every training session I have delivered this Twitter fact is the one that people are most surprised to learn.  It really is so simple that people can’t quite believe that they didn’t know it already! But as a wise friend once said: “You don’t know what you don’t know!” This might not be particularly […]

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What does a business gain from using social media?

What does a business gain from using social media?

Business Opportunities Online marketing and in particular social media, has become a huge part of everyday life and millions of people, your customers included, are communicating on social networks. So it makes sense to get some social media training and join in, right? Well, yes, but jumping in head first without a plan is not going […]

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Do I Need a Social Media Plan?

Do I Need a Social Media Plan?

Many small businesses I work with are pretty sure they need to have a social media plan… because everyone else seems to. There was a time when the owner of a new business wondered whether they needed to have a website or not! And look what happened there. Social networks are here to stay and […]

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Don’t be a spammer on Twitter!

Don’t be a spammer on Twitter!

I think Twitter is the most discerning of social networks and it drives me nuts to see people abusing it, broadcasting, spamming, boasting about numbers of followers, etc. They seem to have forgotten the quintessential point of social networking: users curate their own feeds. Twitter had this sussed from the start – if somebody you […]

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Facebook Timeline for Business Pages: Think Content!

Facebook Timeline for Business Pages: Think Content!

Facebook Timeline is coming to brand pages on 30th March and, as I mentioned in a previous post ‘Facebook Timeline for Business: What’s New?‘, there is more emphasis now on posting decent content to encourage more interaction with fans. As always with Facebook it’s all about engaging people. If you post dull content that nobody […]

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