Over the past 72 hours we’ve all been glued to the news coverage of the London and Croydon riots – we’ve seen the youths, some as young as 12 apparently, mindlessly destroying businesses and properties, killing innocent people and lustily looting items from vandalised stores.
Have you ever promoted an offer on your Facebook page for the first xx number of people to like or comment on the post or page? Do you give prizes away to a random fan when you’ve reached a milestone number of fans? Have you seen posts announcing competition winners on Facebook pages? What about […]
Those of you who are already using Twitter may be aware of Mark Shaw (@MarkShaw) and his business ‘requests for recommendations’ profile (@msrfr)? The idea behind this profile is for users to request recommendations to a specific type of business and for the followers of @msrfr on Twitter to provide recommendations to relevant businesses. Here […]
A very successful business person has recently launched a marketing campaign following the launch of a new business opportunity. In the past two weeks there have been one or two emails every day with sales copy varying between “This is a brilliant prospect, buy now” to stories from people who have already purchased explaining what […]
Facebook take their T&C’s seriously but just recently I’ve seen an increase in the number of business owners who are seemingly unaware that they are on the wrong side of the rules with their Facebook presence. I’ve been prompted to write this post because there is one particular aspect of Facebook marketing which for many […]
The art of online communication applies to your use of social media plus any other form of online interactions you participate in (i.e. forums). It doesn’t matter whether you are there purely for social reasons, promoting your business, or both. The same principles apply. One thing that is very obvious is that people quite often […]
Every year in November we see some high profile fundraising campaigns. Last week was Rememberance Sunday which is symbolised by the red poppies. Last night saw Children in Need with the very cute Pudsey Bear and of course Movember where the men grow a moustache with varying levels of success to raise money for the […]