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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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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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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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The State of B2B Social Media

April 17, 2013

Where does your social media fit in? From B2B Marketing’s 2013 Social Media Benchmarking Report If you find this helpful… please share it!

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Start Conversations with LinkedIn Mentions

April 8, 2013

We are quite excited about a new feature that LinkedIn is launching today. You can now start conversations through “LinkedIn Mentions”. What this means is that you can “mention” companies and connections in your status updates and comments on the network. If you’re familiar with Twitter mentions, you can expect LinkedIn mentions to work basically […]

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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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Top 10 Reasons to “Start Up” in a Recession

October 29, 2011

More publicity… Less competition… Talent waiting to be scooped up… Here’s why starting up in a recessed economy may give your business a better shot.  Do you have one good reason to start your business right now?Regardless of what people around you (including the media) may say, right now is the best time to get […]

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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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Free Article Submission Sites

May 24, 2011

Here’s a directory listing of some of the sites that accept article submissions.  Many are very specific about the type of article they will accept and publish, so our advice is to select a few that match your target audience closest and stick to those: http://www.eBusiness-articles.com/defaul… http://www.onlineinternetcoach.com/newsl… http://www.reprintedarticles.com/modules… http://www.submit-your-articles.com/subm… http://sbinformation.about.com/library/b… http://www.scriptmenu.com/browse-magazin… http://www.goarticles.com/ulogin.html http://www.ryze.com/postadd.php http://www.articlecity.com/article_submi… http://www.webpronews.com/submit.html […]

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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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5 Useful iPhone Apps for Business Networking

June 29, 2010

This article originally featured in the American Express OPEN Forum, where you’ll find great articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70% of all jobs are found through networking. It’s no surprise, then, that so many businesspeople are on the lookout for tools to […]

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Starting a Social Media Strategy

March 31, 2010

Remember social media networking takes time, the more involved in it you and your organisation become, the more time it will take. The more successful you become within the social media world, the more interactivity you encourage, the more successful you will become but it will take still more time.  So, the key success factors […]

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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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5 Tips to Look Like a Multimillion Euro Brand

March 29, 2010

In today’s cluttered, hypercompetitive marketplace your business can’t afford to make a poor first impression. Every touch point that leads to your company needs to impress, motivate and inspire a prospective customer. You may have a great product or service, but to be taken seriously, clients need to believe that you’re on the same playing […]

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Four Cs of Effective Communications

March 29, 2010

Learning to communicate is one of life’s most basic lessons… but how many of us do it effectively?One of the earliest lessons to learn in business is “Stick to your knitting” – Do what you are really good at and you will do well.  But that’s only the start. You may know what you do […]

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Stay Sane with Social Media

March 29, 2010

Here are a few steps for how to maintain your sanity while using social media tools effectively: 1.   Learn the differences, know what each tool is good for Each social media tool has its own personality, its own community of enthusiasts, its own speed and frequency.  Take the time to learn them.  Log on, create […]

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Top 10 Tips for Local Media Relations

March 29, 2010

Small businesses always benefit from some strategic media coverage.  Often though they don’t have funds for PR professionals.  Here are the Top 10 Tips for small businesses to generate their own successful PR.  You just need to be proactive.  Most of the news and information you see on the TV news or in the daily […]

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