Are you ready to up your Instagram game this year?
There’s been lots of talk recently of Instagram’s declining engagement rates.
And while I can’t deny that I have seen less interaction on this platform than usual recently, I definitely don’t think now is the right time to jump ship and let all the hard work you’ve put into building your following here go to waste.
In fact, I think Instagram can still be extremely valuable for businesses.
Well, firstly, Instagram has 2 billion monthly active users – and it is still growing!
Plus, it’s …
Have you heard? The Social Brain has won TWO awards in 2023 (so far)!
If you’ve been following my Insta feed, you’ll know that I’ve had some BIG news to share with my clients and followers in the last couple of weeks.
I had to keep schtum about what’s been happening… but I’ve finally been able to let the cat out of the bag and tell you that The Social Brain has won not one, but TWO awards!
At the start of April, I found out that I’d taken home the Best Digital Biz 2023 trophy from the BizBubble Awards. BizBubble champions small independent businesses, and this y…
Everything You Need to Know About Personal Brand Photography with Amanda Hall
Do you show your face enough for your business?
Are you confident being your authentic self online?
Do you struggle with being visible as a product-based business?
Professional personal brand photography can help you show up on social media with confidence and authenticity so you can build the know, like, trust factor within your community.
I recently spoke with my friend Amanda Hall on The Social Brain Podcast to discuss everything you need to know when it comes to preparing for, and gettin…
Everything You Need to Know About Email Marketing Sequences
How does email marketing really compliment your social media marketing efforts?
Are email marketing sequences that important?
I may be a social media manager, but I would not be doing my due diligence to you if I didn't advise you to diversify your marketing streams. After all, social media platforms are a borrowed space.
We don’t own our social media pages and, as we’ve seen in recent years, anything can happen. Accounts can get deactivated. The platform may change or decide not to run anymo…
How to handle public events with tact and understanding
There have been some pretty big happenings recently. In the space of five short years, we’ve had three Prime Ministers, we’ve officially left the European Union, we’ve navigated a global pandemic, we’ve lost our Queen, and witnessed a rollercoaster battle between two caterpillar cakes.
It’s been a wild ride, for sure!
So, it’s no wonder that businesses have wanted to reference these mammoth events in their marketing. Shed loads of companies have jumped on these stories, creating clever and mem…
Are you using hashtags to your advantage?
Do you take time to research and apply the right hashtags to every one of your social media posts?
Or do you type in a couple of random phrases, click ‘upload’, and hope for the best?
I wouldn’t blame you if you’re guilty of the latter.
Even I’m suffering with a bit of hashtag fatigue.
Keeping up with the latest hashtag trends often seems like a full-time job in itself. As marketers, we can’t stick with the same ideas forever – we need to be constantly refreshing and updating our hashtag str…
Introducing… The Social Brain!
It feels like it’s been SO long in the making… but we’ve finally rebranded!
Those of you who have been keeping an eye on our socials will have seen a BIG announcement from our founder, Frances, across our social accounts during the Christmas break.
On 29th December 2021, we officially said a fond goodbye to Jelly Bean Social, and a heartfelt adios to Social Media with Frances (which was always a stopgap, to be honest), before unveiling our new name: The Social Brain.
Why did we settle on The …
Why do you hate social media so much?
You’d think that I’d shy away from working with people who say they hate social media, right?
In fact, this is often something I look out for when I’m in conversations with other business owners.
I love nothing more than converting a social media cynic into a fierce advocate of everything these incredible tools can do for them.
Here are four reasons why you might have beef with social media – and what you need to do to overcome your limiting beliefs and start embracing everything these…
How to use your blogs within your social media strategy
In the same way that posting regularly on social media can boost awareness of your business in your online community, blogging can help you share your knowledge with your followers and let them into your world.
It can be difficult to come up with consistently great blog ideas, though – and it can be even trickier to know how to use these concepts within your social media strategy for the best results.
Read on for some quick blogging tips, tricks and general musings that have been based on my m…
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