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Why Every Business Should Use Twitter Polls

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By Lauren McNamara With businesses trying to gain endless social media interaction and traction, it can be hard to get the kind of engagements you are looking for. Tweets can get retweets and likes, but one of Twitter’s more recent features, Twitter Polls, allows users to get an insight into the minds of their followers to gain feedback about what people are really thinking. Here’s how to do it: Step one: Use the third icon below the tweet box to Add a Poll. Create your tweet. This could be relevant…read more

7 SEO trends to consider for 2017 in simple terms

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– Guest Blog by Lisa Vassallo, One To Three – At a recent marketing mastermind group, I was asked to provide an update on the latest industry SEO news and things to look out for in the year ahead. Here’s what I shared and some points to consider if you are thinking about your website rankings in 2017: 1. HTTPS V HTTP Google and many others want the web to be more secure, which has to be a good thing. This tweet in particular caught our attention: Put simply, Hyper…read more

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Why social media is the ultimate tool to use for getting your first job

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By Lauren McNamara, PR Executive. It’s a well-known fact that students and millennials love their social media. From Facebook to Instagram, we’re always logged on. So it’s surprising that not that many of us actually take advantage of this as a business tool. Why not get yourself ahead by making your social media ready so that companies will be fighting to have you work for them. Here’s how to make the best use out of social media if you want it to get you hired: Facebook Did you know that…read more

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Why an Understanding of Intercultural Communication is an Essential Skill in Business

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By Emily Housden, PR Executive. Everyone in business has been involved in an awkward situation before where someone might have taken a step over the line which made you feel uncomfortable, it can be even worse if it is an intercultural miscommunication. Cross-cultural differences in how business is handled can vary hugely from one country to another and so if you are dealing with someone from a different nationality within your business it is essential that you can practise intercultural communication with ease. If you’ve been working within businesses in…read more

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The Importance Of Copy Editing – It’s Not A Boring Job

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By Charlotte I’Anson, PR Executive There is still an existing stigma attached to copy editors with images being conjured up of dull, pedantic people, sifting through documents drinking extra-strong coffee. In fact, in the world of marketing, PR and content creation, copy editing is one of the most crucial jobs. For a marketer, publisher, writer or journalist – the toolkit no longer begins with a pen and ends with a notepad. The technical requirements are huge. Editors are required to have extensive knowledge of data analytics, SEO, social media and…read more

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Love Your Website

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Love your website – A simple guide to refreshing your website and making sure its working for your business. By Guest Blogger Niki Peach of Niki Peach Design | www.nikipeach.com Step 1: Provide Quality Content Focus on your content. The most important factor for your page rank is the content on your site. If your content is original and useful, it will draw more visitors than a page with poor content. Update your website regularly with new content. Websites that stagnate and do not stay current will drop in the…read more

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Instagram for Business

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Guest Blog written by Claire Fryer of One to Three Marketing Solutions As a social media-marketing consultant I LOVE social media. Having worked for many years in PR during the late 90s and into the noughties I think the evolution of platforms that allow businesses to really speak to and engage with their customers is just fantastic. Column inches are all good and well but social media is about conversations and getting to know our ‘friends’ and ‘followers.’ Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google +, Snapchat……the list of social media platforms continues…read more

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HOW TO TALK TO THE MEDIA

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by Hazel Scott, Director of Kai Communications It is really important to get it right when talking to the media. Saying the wrong thing, forgetting to say what you wanted to say or making a gross mistake could cost you and your business. To follow are some tips to help get you media savvy! BEFORE THE INTERVIEW • Always confirm what subject matter you will specifically be talking about and ensure you have brushed up on your knowledge on this area. • Agree with the producer or journalist the time…read more

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Why millennials aren’t as bad as everyone says

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Millennials get such a bad rep from the media. Apparently we’re lazy, unproductive, unprofessional and basically downright useless. But as a millennial, myself, I have to disagree. We’re really not as bad as people say we are. Okay, we do like our work-life balance to have a bit more life than work, and we do tend to flit from one job to the next, but is that really that terrible? Millennials are disliked by a lot of professionals because we don’t necessarily agree with some of the out-dated rules and…read more

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Facebook Vs. Instagram: Why Students Choose Instagram Every Time

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We all have a favourite social media site, it’s the last one we check before we sleep and the first one we check when we wake up. Sad, but true. Facebook used to be my favourite. I could post meaningless memes, pictures of my friends, share funny pictures, write opinionated statuses… but then my Mum got Facebook. Then my Auntie, and then my Grandpa. And they all wanted to ‘friend’ me.  I don’t have the heart to deny my Grandpa my Facebook friendship and so this meant no more pictures…read more

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