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Everything you need to know about Instagram’s news feed changes

If you follow me on the ‘gram, you’ll have already seen the announcement I made a few days ago about the changes to time feeds on the platform.

Instagram has recently introduced two hotly anticipated news feed features, which are designed to give you tonnes more control over who and what you see when you log in for a scroll.

There are now three options in total:

1. Home

This is the default option – the one you’ve been using recently, up until now. It displays content based on your habits wit…

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Top tips for a social spring clean!

So, we’re a good couple of months into 2022.

How are things going for you?

How’s your business doing?

And more specifically, how well are your social media campaigns performing?

Are you getting the kind of response you were expecting from your social posts? Or do you feel like all your carefully crafted content is falling on deaf ears?

As we waltz our way into the second quarter of the year, now is a great time to carry out a bit of a social spring clean. It’s a great way to spruce up your …

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How to ease yourself back into social media

Have you lost your social media mojo?

Believe me, it happens to the best of us. (Even I have had my moments in the past!)

I speak to so many clients on a weekly basis who feel like throwing in the towel on their social media campaigns. Some of these business owners are burnt out, while others just aren’t seeing the results they expected from their work. They’re disheartened by the fact that all the time and energy they’ve spent on their accounts isn’t translating into actual sales or enquiries…

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What’s in store for social media in 2022?

Well, here we are! 2021 is almost over.

Whether you’re ready to welcome in a new chapter, or you’re still getting your head around the fact that another year has passed us by, now is a great time to look at the trends, predictions and developments happening in the social media space ready for 2022 – and work out how you’re going to use them to your advantage.

There is TONNES of great stuff on the horizon for the social media industry in the next few months… but here are 7 important and interes…

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3 ways to stay on top of your social media over Christmas

Anybody else counting down the days to Christmas right now? I know I am!

From a work perspective, it’s that time of year where much of our time is spent tying up loose ends and prepping projects for the New Year (oh – and finding some time for the odd festive tipple!). But as much as you might be looking forward to a well-deserved rest, and as tempting as it is to go completely off grid for a couple of weeks, it’s really important to maintain some kind of social media presence over the holidays…

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Reels round-up: What I learned from 31 days of posting video clips to Instagram

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably noticed that, for the month of July, my Reels output was OFF THE SCALE.

Earlier in the summer, I decided to set myself a little challenge. I wanted to find out if posting more Reels to my account would result in more engagement and more followers.

In June, I committed to posting between two to three Reels every week (backed up by several static posts, of course). I saw a noticeable uplift in my stats; it was one of the best months ever in terms of ho…

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Instagram Reels vs. TikTok

When it comes to getting better engagement from social media, video is the format that’s going to get you the best results, both now and in the future.

The people behind the world’s biggest social platforms know this, which is why many of them have started incorporating more video-driven features into their sites in recent years.

Facebook, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Twitter – they’ve all started featuring video more prominently. Even Pinterest has launched a Promoted Videos option to help marketers a…

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Clubhouse and the craze for audio-only social content

Have you heard of Clubhouse?

If you follow me on social media, you’ve probably seen me mention this innovative audio-only social platform a few times already.

For years, we’ve all been thinking of social media content as something we can see – not necessarily something we can hear. But Clubhouse has turned that idea on its head by basing its entire proposition on audio chat between its users.

Clubhouse lets you listen in to conversation and interviews between different people on pretty much a…

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Our top 5 LinkedIn tips for new business owners

You’ve done it!

Whether by choice or by circumstance, you’re now the proud owner of a business – and you’re ready to start getting your exciting new venture out there.

But where do you start?

LinkedIn.

Every. Time.

Because when it’s managed correctly, LinkedIn can be such a powerful platform for start-ups in virtually all sectors.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a management consultant, an online retailer, a plumber or a cake maker – there will be an audience for you on this hugely popular soc…

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Is it time to streamline your social media presence?

We’re constantly being told that promoting ourselves via social media is one of the most effective ways to get our name out there and snag some lovely new customers. And it absolutely is – as long as we’re targeting the right audience, and we’re active on the platforms where our ideal clients actually hang out!

As a full-time social media manager, I come across a lot of business owners who think they need to be constantly posting across every platform going. But the fact is, not every network i…

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