Everything is about social media these days, absolutely everything. Even when it isn’t. Wait… what? You know what I mean. Businesses about characteristically NOT modern things are having to tread their toes in the murky waters of social. Just how do they survive in the digital age?! Paperstone, a successful office supplies company, are currently…

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There are an abundance of people and companies out there offering paid likes and followers for your social media profiles, the rates are often reasonable (on average £23 per 500 fans) and the offers can be tempting. But is paying for your social media audience a good idea and is there any benefit? Should I…

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Why do some things catch on and what makes some content more contagious? Is it down to luck or is some content just more viral worthy? Hundreds of research hours have been dedicated to solving this mystery and the findings show that there are six key principles to making contagious content. I recently explained the…

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For many prospective and current customers alike, your business Twitter feed is their first introduction to the passion and commitment your business exudes. As a result, it’s very important to balance your business Twitter feed, specifically in the form of content that will engage and inspire while still maintaining an industry-specific focus. To strike the…

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If you are up to date with marketing news you surely have already heard of Pinterest – social media platform allowing users to share mainly visual content: pictures, graphics, infographics, etc. Since it is a platform for visual learners, the type of business which can gain the most by being present in is the one…

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When you begin a marketing campaign, big or small, start by identifying your end goal and work backwards – and for most this second step will be focussing on your brand. Dependent on the age of your business, you may already have a firmly established brand identity that is familiar to your target customer, whereas…

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Advent of social media sites has opened new avenues for businesses to create profitable opportunities. It is a platform that makes it easier for businesses to directly engage with their customers, understand their needs and interests and expand their reach by attracting huge populace of online users. Therefore social media marketing is now rightly considered…

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Why do some things catch on and what makes some content more contagious? Is it down to luck or is some content just more viral worthy? Hundreds of research hours have been dedicated to solving this mystery and the findings show that there are six key principles to making contagious content. I recently explained the…

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Picture yourself as a Twitter user. You’re in a “Content Discovery” state of mind, browsing around popular tweets. You stumble upon someone interesting. Do you “Follow”? What goes through your mind: Who is this person? What have they written about themselves? How many tweets have they posted? Over what period of time? And most importantly:…

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