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Why copying social media content really is an unforgivable sin

You’re unique. Your brand is unique. So, your content should be unique, too.

But time and time again, I see people using content from other accounts – sometimes with the best intentions, but nearly always getting stung by the results.

Picture this. One morning, I was searching through Instagram to push engagement, and I felt a sudden sense of de ja vu. In front of me was a post that was almost identical to the one I had put up a few days ago.

That’s right: someone had started to ‘impersonate’…

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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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How to create quality videos for your socials

Last month, we spoke about the MANY benefits of adding video into your social media marketing mix. If you didn’t catch this blog the first time around, you can read it here.

It all sounds great in principle, right? But one of the biggest hurdles facing newbie video social marketers is actually creating the content itself.

Thankfully, you don’t need a tonne of professional camera equipment or an expensive software subscription to come up with videos that look great and allow you to connect with…

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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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15 content ideas for your socials

“I have no idea what to talk about on my socials!”

“I know I need to keep showing up, Frances – but I just don’t know what to post!”

I hear you. Coming up with fun, engaging, informative and shareable social media content is hard.

Even if there’s lots to talk about within your business or in your wider industry, you’ll hit a creative block from time to time.

Sometimes, the best thing to do is go back to basics.

Following on from an Instagram Reel I posted on my own social media channels las…

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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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Can you afford to run your own social media marketing campaigns?

When you’re running your own business, it can be tempting to wear all the hats, ALL the time – because doing everything yourself will, inevitably, save you some money.

But your time is just as valuable as the cash flowing in and out of your bank account, you know. Do you want to spend it coming up with quarterly content calendars and pouring over social stats, or would you be happier putting more hours into finding new clients and delivering a better service to the people you’re already working…

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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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