3 Reasons why online reviews are important for your business

Customer reviews and testimonials are a great way for new customers to validate your work. We believe that no matter what type of business you have online reviews are highly important. Potential customers can use these reviews to help them make purchasing decisions Potential customers are influenced by positive reviews Potential customers trust customer reviews[…]

Celebrating Coventry with #Covhourlive

Coventry business networking #Covhourlive Coventry, we salute you! 29th June 2017 – what an evening! We celebrated our amazing City and the people and businesses who are working to help to make it great.   If you’re a local Twitter user you may have heard of the online networking hour #covhour. Every Thursday evening since[…]

Video marketing

We hate Video! We hate being on screen.

Video Marketing – what’s all the fuss! We’re always telling our customers that they need to embrace video. They need to use it in their social media and on their websites. However, we have a confession to make! When it comes down to it we don’t really like doing it ourselves. Actually, we hate the[…]

The Power of Social Media at Events and Exhibitions

Social Media at Events We had great fun last month working with Milo Bears who were exhibiting at This Morning Live in Birmingham. We were tasked with working on their social media during the actual event.     Founder Karen De Marco crafted the original Milo Bear for her grandson. This little bear was stitched together with[…]

Linking Social Media Accounts: What A Mistake!

We spend many hours training businesses on how to get the best out of their social media accounts. There are often similar questions, one of the most common that we come across is… “Is it ok to link my Facebook account to my Twitter and let it post automatically?” Our answer to this question is[…]

Video

3 Ways to do video without actually having to be on screen yourself

Adding video to your social media There is absolutely no denying video should be an important part of your social media marketing strategy in 2017. The statistics show that on average videos on Facebook get 135% more organic reach in comparison to photos. Other statistics show that videos up to 2 minutes get the most[…]

Facebook advertising myths

Facebook Advertising Myths!

Facebook advertising myths!  Social media is changing the way we do business. It’s not a passing fad and it certainly isn’t just for kids.  Every major brand has embraced social media and they use it to reach people on an hourly basis. Social media isn’t just for big brands. We’re seeing some small to medium[…]

How to get the most out of your event hashtag

What is an event hashtag? We were extremely honoured to be asked to put together a social media plan for the team at Socially Shared for their Women In Business Conference.  The event was set to take place on Wednesday 8th March 2017 for International Women’s Day.   In the latter part of 2016, we[…]

Running your own business

Running your own business is like a game of snakes and ladders!

We’ve been networking quite a bit this year. We’ve spent a lot of time chatting with small business owners and it seems that many of us are experiencing the same challenges. Running your own business is like a game of snakes and ladders. We’ve mentioned it before but we believe that goal setting is so[…]

facebook

25 Things you need to know about your Facebook Page

Finding Your Way Around Facebook: Some Tips and Tricks. Facebook is always changing. Whether it’s a layout amendment, an algorithm alteration or the introduction of a new feature, this social media platform never stands still. Whilst these changes are usually intended to make life easier, in the long run, we know it can be difficult[…]

goal setting

Goal setting

Goal setting for business ‘Our goals can only be reached through the vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon what we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success’ Pablo Picasso September always feels like the half year point for us. It’s the start of the school year.[…]

Kate Keene

Interview with Kate Keene

Just for fun we thought we would share some personal information.  Last week Kate interviewed Emma. This week it’s Kate’s turn to be in the hot seat. Name – Kate Rebecca Keene. Family Status – Married to Scott with 2 sons Charlie (8) and Archie (5). Something that people wouldn’t know about you – There was a[…]

Emma Kavanagh

Interview with Emma Kavanagh

Just for fun we thought we would share some personal information.  I’ve interviewed Emma and she will interview me for next week’s blog. Name – Emma Louise Kavanagh. Family Status – Married to Chris with 3 beautiful daughters Lola (7), Maiya (5) and Ava (1). Something that people wouldn’t know about you – I’m scared of roller[…]

How to run a competition on your Facebook Business Page …

Facebook competition rules. “You’ve got to be in it, to win it”. We’ve all heard it, the faithful old competition mantra spoken throughout the years. To win a prize in any competition you do, of course, have to take part. They used to be simple but, with the advent of social media, the rules have[…]

Twitter

Twitter : How to use it in business

How one trip to the supermarket turned into a rant about Twitter. As I stood in the queue at my local supermarket with my 2 boys recently, I noticed a well-known charity canvassing for donations. I listened carefully to their spiel, whilst trying to avoid eye contact, as they badgered people finishing their shopping. “Can[…]

Marketing Agency Coventry

Marketing Agency – Coventry

Piece of Cake Marketing – Coventry Well, where do we start? Okay, let’s start at the beginning. On a rather rainy day last Summer we took our children on a trip to Coombe Abbey Park, Coventry. There may have been some tea and cake involved too! In between feeding the ducks and climbing trees our[…]