I've been speaking to several friends here in England (where my partner and I are for the week - it's where I grew up!) about marketing. They run their own businesses and feel very reluctant to self promote.Read More
I don't know what I used to do before I planned out my posts for Instagram. Now, I can see what material I actually have to post; when I am getting low on content; what type of content I have loads of; and what I need to create or find more of, and so much more.Read More
I met with a girlfriend very recently and had a really insightful conversation. She had outsourced her social media and was feeling pretty uncomfortable with some aspects of it, particularly the way that the social media posts were being written.Read More
Facebook is changing its goal from helping us find relevant content to helping us have more meaningful social interactions.Read More
You can now create a highlights reel of your favourite Stories - and they won't disappear after 24 hours... they won't disappear until you choose to remove them! AND you can categorise them into folders, which gives lots of opportunities for brands to better present their most engaging content.Read More
Can you guess the most common thing I get asked for help about Instagram is? To help people build their followers. It's such a funny world. Followers (and the number of them) have such influence. I won't deny that.Read More
I've seen quite a few businesses whose key messages include things like: "for everyone" or "for all" or "for you" (a.k.a everyone reading this). But I promise you, no great brand appeals to everyone.Read More
I'm currently working with a client on his website content and had to give him some kind but critical advice on the content he sent me last week.
It was PAGES of information about his services that were really well written, but simply too much and the not the right TYPE of content.
My client was only doing what he thought was best, and probably what he had seen others do.Read More
I met with a photographer this morning and we got chatting about marketing (surprise, surprise!). She recently took up an offer for a free Ad Words spend - which made her website appear as an ad at the top of Google results when people searched for things like "wedding photographer".
I asked her how this went. In one day, she got 4 enquiries. Wow! I then asked her how many of these enquiries converted to clients. Zero.Read More
Having run my interiors blog getinmyhome for five years now, I've had a fair insight into the working of tens, if not hundreds, of PR agencies. I sort through emails every day with pitches and pick out the stories I want to cover. So how to I make the choice from all those pitches? Let me share that with you!Read More
One of the questions I get asked most frequently by people joining my Facebook group is where they can go to find out more about marketing. I love this question as it's great to be hungry for knowledge and continuous development - I know I am! So I have put together a list of the resources that are currently my go-to when it comes to expanding my mind in the marketing world.Read More
And can you believe it?! It is time for JULY'S Social Media Update Round Up! Each month I sift through the hundreds of updates to the major social media platforms to bring you those I believe are most important to businesses. There are some exciting ones this month, so settle in and take a read...Read More
Another month means another review of the major social media updates that have rolled out. I know it's hard to try and keep up with the endless updates, and understand which ones really matter, and what they mean for us. I've rounded up the key updates that I believe us as business owners need to know. Take a read, and if I've missed one that you think it important, please do add in the comments.Read More
Having a website isn’t the end game. Creating a website that clearly and powerfully communicates your brand’s uniqueness, values, story and what makes it the best in the business, is.Read More
After a couple of years in the business, there are a few themes that I’ve noticed and a couple that I can’t help but laugh a little at. One of them is this questions soon after a client’s website has launched: “Why isn’t my website coming up on page 1 in Google?”.Read More
Getting coverage in the media can be a brilliant way to get your business in front of a big audience, without spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on advertising.Read More
This is often the first question business owners and marketers ask me after I tell them to stop posting for the sake of it. They realise that they have been posting things to their social media because they were feeling guilty they hadn’t posted in a few days or weeks, but there was no strategy behind it.Read More
How much time are you spending on your marketing? And how much are you spending on business development?Both are SO important for our businesses and I worry that some people get consumed 'doing marketing', that they sacrifice time that'd be better spent to develop their business, generate leads and make those much needed sales.Read More
Here are a couple things I believe:That some people are better at grammar and writing structure than others. But that more importantly, everyone has the ability to tell a great story. Read More