Getting started on any new social media platform can be a challenge. Apart from learning the ropes in terms of how the site actually works, you’ve got to get to grips with the lingo and the general etiquette of each platform. Today, I spoke at a seminar on social media in Fermanagh, but we had..
Blogging can be a real challenge for businesses, and so when I was asked to speak at a conference for SMEs in Dublin, I thought it appropriate to address some of the barriers to blogging faced by SMEs. And I set them a challenge which I hope will help them to come up with some..
Facebook have recently told marketers to expect a drop in organic traffic according to CNet. An anonymous source has told Valleywag to expect a drop to 1-2% – that’s huge for some Facebook Pages! It’s a trend we’ve been seeing for a while now, but 1-2% will be difficult to stomach for any business. And..
I was recently asked to compile a list of my top five social media tips for business, and it was tough! Not coming up with five, but narrowing it down to only five and deciding which were actually the most important tips. I could have kept on going, but here they are… 1. Do your..
Businesses of all sizes and from every industry can be found on Facebook now, with 25 million active small business Pages on the site. But how many businesses are still using personal profiles instead of, or as well as a business Page? We all know they’re still out there, but it’s a dangerous game to..
The power and influence of social media still seems to have passed some people by, even those who should know better, as the case of an intelligent and influential businesswoman from Cleveland, Ohio and her response to a young job seeker highlights. Kelly Blazek runs a job centre for Marketing professionals, and has access to..
A little something to brighten up the day. Kick back with a coffee and have a giggle at some of the funnier images about social media I’ve collected. Beware the perils of checking in with Foursquare When brands have a personality on Twitter – whether they’re genuine Tweets or not, Domino’s, Oreo and Taco Bell..
RTE, @RTE and @thegodslot were all trending terms in Ireland last night – and for RTE, (Ireland’s National Public Service Multi-Media Organisation), it was again for the wrong reasons. It all started with what appears to be a blatantly homophobic tweet from RTE’s Radio One Show, The God Slot. The tweet read ‘Can gays be..