Five minutes with… Samantha Townsend: Being unashamedly YOU on social media.

How brave are you on your social media? Are you YOU? Do you have opinions and ideas and confidence? Being you is worthwhile. Why would you want to be anyone else? It’s much easier to be yourself – yet quite often we try to water that down, we’ll avoid conversations where we could state what…

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Brand for Christmas – S is for Social: Creating your graphics

Over December we’re looking at creating a brand. Your brand. This is what people think about you, not what you want them to think about you. So we are going to work on the branding to help shape your brand. Sign up here.   S is for Social: Today I’m talking about designing for social media.…

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Brand for Christmas – I is for Images: Tips for taking photographs for your brand with Sue Todd

Over December we’re looking at creating a brand. Your brand. This is what people think about you, not what you want them to think about you. So we are going to work on the branding to help shape your brand. Sign up here. I is for Image Sue joins us to talk about creating photographs for…

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Social Media Tips from Rebecca Todd of Social Vine

Last month The Inspire Network speaker was Rebecca Todd of Social Vine, an Online Marketing, Training and Consultancy Business. Rebecca believes that in business we use people to help us grow – both online and offline. Rebecca is passionate about create a region that flourishes with enterprise and opportunity through marketing strategies that will make a…

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Guest post: Mark the presence of a startup using social media tools!

In this digital age, startups are the new cool. Gone are those days when people would hunt for jobs desperately; it’s time when people want to be self-employed, want to be their own bosses, and create employment opportunities for others! The ‘startup’ revolution is taking over! Commonly popular amongst the youth, even retired officers now…

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Snapchat for business

A little while ago now I joined Snapchat and I love it. It’s really fun and easy and I’m following some really interesting people. You can read some of my initial thoughts on Snapchat here. Now that I’ve been using it for a while and am getting plenty of engagement – not to mention thoroughly…

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Snapchat – it’s not just for teenagers, it’s great for business too.

I’ve been on snapchat for just over a month now. I think… and whilst I am most definitely no snapchat expert I thought it would be fun to give you some thoughts and then maybe you might decide to join me.   This is not a “how to use snapchat” blog post. For that, check these out:…

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Guest post – Debbie Stokoe: 20 Quick and Easy Social Media Content Ideas

Do you struggle to come up with new ideas for Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin posts? Do you find you keep posting the same type of content? Finding it a challenge to engage your target market? Keep this handy guide on your desk for whenever you need inspiration! 1) Post videos and images that don’t relate…

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Are you ready for a Pinterest Surge?

According to Social Media Examiner, Pinterest is”set to surge in 2016″ – are you ready? I won’t go into details about this as you can read all of that over on the Social Media Examiner website, but here’s a brief synopsis: – People on Pinterest like to buy – Pinterest sends people to websites where they…

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Pinterest for Business

Today I’m speaking at The Inspire Network Durham meeting about using Pinterest for business. I am certainly not a Pinterest expert but I use Pinterest a lot, I love it and I get a lot of traffic to this website with it – so for me I find it worth it. Here’s a basic guide…

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