Could this be the end of Twitter?
Way over a year ago, I told you that Twitter was having an identity crisis.
Back at the end of 2021, there was talk of a paid subscription service (Blue). Spaces were being floated as Twitter’s answer to the Clubhouse trend. And the Fleets function, the platform’s equivalent of Instagram Stories, was swiftly divebombing out of the feed as users protested that Twitter was just becoming too much like the other social media sites and losing what made it so special in the first place.
But fast for…
Everything You Need to Know About Niching in Business
(Want to listen to this blog post instead? Check out Episode 2 of The Social Brain podcast.)
Niching is such a buzzword across the social media space, but what does ‘niche’ actually mean in business?
Why is having a niche important?
Do you have to have a niche in business?
And what are the pros and cons of changing your niche within your marketing strategy?
I recently spoke with my friend Jade Foster-Jerrett on The Social Brain Podcast to discuss all things niching. We talked about the pro…
7 big social media mistakes start-ups often make
According to research from 123reg, January is THE month to start a new venture.
In 2022, there was a spike in the number of web addresses being registered, leading the domain provider to estimate that at least 10,000 new companies will have been launched by the end of that month.
I don’t know about you, but I certainly see this trend continuing now in 2023. Times are tough, with people having to find more creative ways to make ends meet – and for many, that means starting a side hustle, or per…
4 Common Questions I Get Asked About Social Media
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Social media marketing can help to grow your business, increase brand loyalty, and boost your sales.
But it can also be overwhelming and confusing when you don’t know what you’re doing.
If you follow me on Instagram and are part of my close friend crew, you’ll know I often pop up the little question box sticker to help you with your struggles.
I recently asked you what you most needed help with on so…
How to deal with bad press on social media
Another month, another brand drama! Although, in my view, this one is entirely justified.
You’ve probably heard all about the controversial ad campaign recently launched by Balenciaga (and how they’ve had to pull the plug on their inappropriate advertising decisions, because, yuck).
What’s been just as interesting for a media-obsessed girl like me is how Balenciaga has dealt with all the criticism it has received online.
From videos of celebrities binning their branded gear to calls for the c…
Why there’s no shame in taking a break from your social media this Christmas
You know me. I LIVE and BREATHE social media. To the point where some people might say I’m a little bit obsessed.
You might think that’s a good thing, given that I’ve been running my own social media agency for quite a few years now! And it is, mostly. It means I’m always ahead of the curve; always testing new approaches to find out what works.
But every now and then, even I need to take a little break from the hourly scroll, for the sake of my own mental health.
Why I decided to disappear fo…
Is it me, or has business gone a little… quiet?
I don’t know anyone who hasn’t been impacted by all the craziness of late.
Between coming out of Covid, the conflict in Ukraine, energy hikes, Queen Elizabeth’s funeral, spiralling inflation, and absolute chaos in government, it’s felt like we haven’t been able to catch a breath amongst everything that’s been happening in 2022.
According to data from the latest Opinions and Lifestyle ONS survey, 93% of people in the UK are reporting that their cost of living has increased compared to this time…
Ready to level up your Instagram marketing?
My new digital course talks you through EVERYTHING you need to know to create a winning Instagram strategy that’s less about boosting your followers and more about generating meaningful interactions that lead to actual results for your brand.
Why did I put together InstaBrains?
I’ve got more than 12 years’ experience in running Instagram accounts for my clients. I’ve been exploring every nook and cranny of this platform since i…
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…
How to diversify your marketing streams
When it comes to marketing your business, there are endless ways you can generate more exposure and get your products or services in front of those all-important customers.
But because it’s often perceived to be the ‘easiest’ and one of the most effective routes to more brand awareness, most companies focus their attention on social media.
Don’t get me wrong, I obviously LOVE social media. (I must do – it’s my business, after all!) It’s arguably one of the most powerful ways you can connect wi…
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