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May, 2013

Social Media for Social Purpose

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Social Media for Social Purpose There is no doubting that social media has had a massive impact on society in general. How often do you see people walking along, heads down, looking at their phones, tweeting and Facebooking whilst they walk? Or those who watch TV programmes, and talk to complete strangers on Twitter or Facebook about their favourite TV show as it happens. Oppressed societies are demanding more freedom and communicating with each other via social media. Businesses are using it to market themselves and to engage with their […]

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Being an apprentice in Thurrock

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Before I was an apprentice I had spent 6 months on Jobseeker’s allowance. This made me feel bad emotionally and useless and I was bored all the time. There were never many jobs to apply for and most applications or interviews were unsuccessful because of lack of experience. However I found it much easier to get an apprenticeship than go straight in to a full time job. This was because I had got involved with a youth project which led to an introduction to a marketing agency called Sales Scene. […]

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Guest post: How to write a blog post – Blog it!

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Need to write a blog, but don’t know where to start? The Blog IT! method is a simple five-step process for writing a blog. If you follow this method you’ll soon be churning out great blogs like there’s no tomorrow. The Blog IT! method is a five step process: Think IT! This is the free-thinking part. It involves brainstorming ideas, concepts and information. Brainstorming is a method for developing creative solutions to problems. Your goal is to think freely and get down as many ideas as possible without worrying about whether […]

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Dec, 2011

What you write online affects your online and offline reputation

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Good reputation and providing a good service are great for word of mouth marketing about your business, but that is only a part of the story, and what you write online affects your online AND offline reputation! Consider this, you’re having a bad day, you’ve decided to take to social media to vent, after all, your friends will understand right? Sure, they might, they know you well enough to know that you must be having a bad day, they’ll cut you some slack, and put it down to an “off” […]

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Dec, 2011

Press release: Safety First At Sales Scene

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Safety First At Sales Scene Grays business, Sales Scene, is taking the safety of its staff very seriously this Christmas. Sales Scene, a social media marketing agency located right in the centre of Grays – has ordered personal safety alarms for all female staff as an early gift from Santa. Boss Caroline Thomas ordered the trendy-looking personal alarms from Essex company Safe Girl Security following a spate of attacks on women in Essex in recent weeks and months. “Relocating to the town centre has increased the need for safety awareness,” she says. “I wanted the […]

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Does Klout really make a difference?

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What is Klout? Klout is a way of tracking the influence of social media users. It provides a measurement of your influence via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagrame, Foursquare and WordPress, and gives you a score which is easily found via social media. Does Klout really make a difference? In the last week or so, Klout has changed it’s measurement algorithms, and stated just prior to change that most scores would go up, unfortunately, that was not the case, and reduced scores caused much noise on social media sites and blogs and […]

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Jun, 2011

Happiest day of the year

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Apparently today is the happiest day of the year! Spread the joy throughout your company to boost business: Post something to your Social Media accounts to celebrate the fact – Post something that makes you smile, a picture, quote or video – Friday’s are busy days on Facebook and Twitteras people wind down for the weekend! Smile when answering the phones, it will show in your voice. Happy staff = Happy customers, what can you do to make today fun for both your clients and your team? Make someone feel good – a […]

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Jun, 2011

Ronan Parke – Britain’s got talent runner up – proves that social media works

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Ronan Parke’s popularity grew rapidly thanks to social media (Pic: ITV) So Ronan Parke didn’t win Britain’s got talent final last night, however, he’s already tipped to make £1.5 million before Christmas (according to the Daily Mirror), not bad for a 12 year old eh?   It’s pretty obvious that the first key to his success was appearing on a talent show on prime time TV in the UK, as the show gets approximately 19 million viewers each week. However, it is the power of social media that kept him appearing […]

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Training – Invest in your most valuable resource – YOU!

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Training – when was the last time you invested in the most important resource in your business? You and your team are the MOST important asset in your business, without you, it would not survive. You are the one that makes decisions that directly impact sales and profitability, you are the driving force behind your brand, products and services, so when was the last time you invested in your development? I hear so many reasons for not investing in training, from the folks that declare they know everything about their […]

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