user generated content

I’m still buzzing after my first in-person InstaBrains workshop!

It might have been more than two weeks ago now… but I’m still feeling ALL the feels after delivering my very first InstaBrains workshop at CREATE Business Hub in Shenfield on 26th and 27th April.

A group of five fabulous marketers and business owners joined me for top tips on all things Insta. During the two-day session, these lucky attendees learned how to:

  • Build a killer Instagram strategy

Together, we dissected what each guest wanted to achieve with their business, and helped them expl…

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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 …

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How to Feel Confident in Front of the Camera

Do you struggle showing your face on socials?

Lack confidence in front of the camera?

Do you feel self-conscious showing the world the real ‘you’?

You’re not alone, my friend.

But when adding a photo of your face can see a 33% increase in engagement on your posts, it’s time to face your fears and finally feel confident on camera.

I recently spoke with my friend Julian Knopf on The Social Brain Podcast to discuss his top tips for feeling confident in front of the camera so you can show up on…

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Everything You Need to Know About Building Funnels in Business

Sales funnels, marketing funnels, business funnels. It's enough to make your head spin, isn't it? 

Here at The Social Brain, we talk a lot about marketing funnels and the stages of a marketing funnel: brand awareness, nurturing, decision making and the sale.

But did you know there’s more than one type of funnel?

I recently spoke with my friend Rebecca Wise on The Social Brain Podcast to discuss all things business funnels, including the relationship between sales funnels and social media mark…

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How to Maximise Your Visibility without Spending All Day on Social Media

(Want to listen to this blog post instead? Check out Episode 4 of The Social Brain podcast.)

Social media is an amazing tool to help you grow your business online. It helps you to get out in front of people and to build your community.

But it can also be exhausting. You need to create content constantly, not to mention find time to engage with others and respond to the messages that end up in your inbox. And when you use social media to increase your visibility and grow your business, it’s eas…

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User generated content: what is it, and why does it matter?

What is user generated content?

User generated content (UG) is, quite literally, content that has been created by and shared by the people who have either bought something from your business or interacted with your brand in some other way.

Traditionally, it has taken the form of online reviews, comments in forums, and mentions (good or bad!) on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. But companies these days are taking the trend for UG content to a whole new level by…

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