Branding

9 Simple Tactics to Increase Your Social Media Shares

March 15, 2017

We all know the effort that goes into creating content right? Wouldn’t it be great to create that piece of content and KNOW that you’re going to get LOADS of social media shares on the SAME piece of content? Here are some easy tips to ensure you increase the amount people share, comment and use […]

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Design Your Own Personal Branding Strategy:

October 7, 2016

Everything’s so loud now and so instantaneous that it’s getting harder and harder to stand out. The level of competition is fierce, it’s global and it’s To be seen, to be heard and to be valued amongst your competitors in the eye of a small number of potential clients. Branding on a business-level is common, […]

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5 LinkedIn Company Page Tips to Enhance Your Marketing

May 20, 2014

Do you use LinkedIn for business? Do you have a LinkedIn company page? In this article, I’ll show you how to get the most from your LinkedIn company page, in five easy steps. Why a LinkedIn Company Page? The benefits of a well-oiled LinkedIn company page include engaging followers with company news, updates, events and relevant content. […]

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Key Steps to Ensure Engagement with a New Blog Post

February 13, 2014

  I was speaking at a conference last week on “Building a Successful Social Media Strategy for 2016” and asked if many people wrote blogs. Almost everyone did – no surprise there. However when I asked what steps these business owners took once they had finished writing the blog posts they seemed stumped. One answer […]

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Building a Dynamic Social Media Strategy for 2014

February 10, 2014

Written as a invitational feature article for Women Mean Business Magazine March 2014   SMEs no longer have a choice on whether we DO Social Media, the real question now is how WELL we do it. Most businesses are dabbling in Social Media strategy but there are so many choices out there; LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, […]

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Best Practices for a Solid Social Media Strategy

November 25, 2013

Social media has grown from a curiosity to an integral piece of corporate strategy in the space of only a few years. Nearly overnight, business owners have brought on whole teams of specialists to craft effective social media strategies and manage multiplying numbers of social media accounts. The truth is that you can build an efficient and […]

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Why LinkedIn Should Be Your First Port of Call For B2B Marketing

September 12, 2013

LinkedIn is often overlooked in B2B marketing campaigns – but that may be a missed opportunity Photograph: Bloomberg Samsung’s launch of the Galaxy Note 2 “phablet” (a mobile phone of near-tablet size) at the beginning of this year made great use of LinkedIn, the professional networking site which is often overlooked in consumer marketing campaigns. […]

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March 26, 2013

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How to Maximize the Reach of Your Social Media Posts

February 21, 2013

One of the most pressing questions whether you’re a social media newbie or a social media maven is: What’s the best way to post information or share content to optimize your reach? A study was recently conducted with more than 200 companies to determine how social media professionals may optimise their engagement with both business-to-business […]

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20 Tips to a Successful LinkedIn Profile

January 29, 2013

You’ve probably heard how important LinkedIn is becoming in business, such an integral part of your personal executive branding. You have a profile but you’re not getting much traction in terms of real results or a visible revenue stream.  It all takes time and time is probably one of the commodities that you just don’t have… Right?  Having a successful […]

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A 10 Step Social Media Marketing Guide for B2B

December 6, 2012

Here are 10 very simple steps to make sure that your social media marketing programme starts smart, has a strong launch and allows you to get the most from your new B2B communications. 1. Determine Social Media Marketing Programme Goals Though it’s a brand new era, the place to begin is with the age-old exercise of […]

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10 Tips for an Elevator Pitch that Gets Results

November 10, 2012

So, what do you do when you’re at a conference and are hit with the inevitable question “What do you do?” Do you captivate strangers right off the bat? Do you get people asking questions and following up with you later?  Your elevator pitch is a powerful marketing tool that tells your story in less […]

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Top 10 Tips for Networking Like a Pro

October 15, 2012

1.    Be Prepared Savvy networkers always have their networking tools with them at all times.  The Networking tool kit includes: Your elevator pitch, an ample supply of well branded business cards with all your relevant details, any pertinent collateral material (flyers, brochures, etc), your marketing message for the event – three bullet points you want people […]

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Top 8 Ways to Get the Most Out of a Conference

October 15, 2012

Attending a conference with other participants from around the country such as the upcoming National Women’s Day conference or this week’s International Web Summit in Dublin opens up a world of opportunities for growth, learning, and fellowship. Why not take a little time to plan ahead so that you can maximize your results from attending. […]

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5 Ways to Monitor Your Brand’s Effectiveness

July 6, 2012

Building a brand isn’t solely about numbers and figures. It’s about attracting an audience that will be an asset throughout your brand’s lifetime. Unfortunately, for a brand to be successful today, it has to distinguish itself amid the noise of thousands of others vying for attention on the same platforms. With venues like Twitter and Facebook already flooded with […]

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3 Simple Ways to Expand Your Blog Through Social Media

June 22, 2012

How are you sharing your blog? How are you making sure your content is found and then shared? Is your social media strategy working? Are you promoting yourself via social networks, or are you leaving that to your readers? Do you make sure potential clients know about your blog, if you’re using it as a […]

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A Five-Step Guide to Reinventing Your Business

November 11, 2011

To most business owners who have spent years and thousands of euros building their brand and developing a client base, chucking it all away to reinvent your business probably seems like the height of insanity. And if you do it on the fly or haphazardly, it probably is. But there are many reasons to tweak […]

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Four Small Business Marketing Steps

October 25, 2011

Wonderful flashy graphics, bright colors and spinning messages, they may look great but do your potential customers actually know what you are trying to say? I think the biggest mistake we make in marketing is making everything so difficult for consumers to understand that they just  don’t get what it is we do.  And if they don’t understand it, […]

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How to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog

May 24, 2011

Create great content. Everything starts with content. Give a reason why visitors will frequent your site. Why will they want to read your blog? Why will they want to spend time in your blog? Provide value, useful information and other benefits to readers. As those of you who already have blogs will have found, creating […]

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Resources for Marketing Your Blogs and RSS Feeds

May 24, 2011

Here is a comprehensive list of places where you can list your blog and syndicate its content.  It’s certainly not an exclusive listing but will give you some good pointers of where to begin… Blog Readers Google Reader http://www.google.com/reader Yahoo – Submit Your Feed http://publisher.yahoo.com/rss_guide/submit.php Bloglines http://www.bloglines.com/register/  = requires registration (free) Ping Services Google Blog Search […]

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Top Five Improvements to Your Website Homepage

April 13, 2011

When starting a new business or revamping an existing one, often the first signs we see of change are in the website. As a business owner you probably hand that work over to an external designer who is an “Expert”. Be sure that you know what will work yourself and don’t leave it all up […]

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Naming Your E-Business

June 30, 2010

Choosing a name for your e-business requires just as much time and effort as naming a brick-and-mortar store. Here’s how to get started.Q: I’m opening an online store and was wondering how important the name of an online business really is. Should the name reflect what the business sells, or is it better to come […]

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Choosing a Perfect Name for Your Startup

June 30, 2010

You have a great idea for a new business, you have a plan for how you’ll go about it, you may even have funding, customers and a web site design… Now you’re only stuck on one thing – choosing a name!We’ve spoken to entrepreneurs, marketers, strategists, branding experts and design gurus to get some structure […]

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8 Mistakes To Avoid When Naming Your New Business

June 30, 2010

When choosing a name for your new company, keep these tips in mind to help you find one that will work now and in the future.Naming a business is a lot like laying the cornerstone of a building. Once it’s in place, the entire foundation and structure is aligned to that original stone. If it’s […]

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Perfect Business Name in 6 Easy Steps

June 30, 2010

Naming your business is one of the hardest tasks when you are starting up – no matter how creative you are.  Carol O’Kelly, founder and CEO of Redstorm, a marketing company in Dublin, Ireland, that specialises in branding strategy, has been an expert in naming products and companies for over a decade.  Here are six […]

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5 Sure Fire Tactics to Promote a Business Blog

March 29, 2010

Start promoting your business blog today with these five effective tips from TopRank: 1.   Involve influential industry bloggersBy linking to popular blogs, you can gain the attention of both the influential blogger and his or her readers.  But your blog won’t be the only one to benefit. You’ll be giving the other blog a little link […]

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