Blog Posts in Category Social Media

Small Business Sunday Event 2016
Feb201615

Small Business Sunday Event 2016

On Thursday, we travelled down to Birmingham for our second visit to the Small Business Sunday Winners Event held at the ICC. Every Sunday evening ex-Dragons Den star Theo Paphitis, an entrepreneur passionate about small businesses selects six companies from those who tweet him about their business and what makes them different. On a Monday evening, he re-tweets the selected businesses and they then become part of the #SBS winners club. We won our SBS award on the 14-12-14, just before Christmas and attended our first event in January 2015. Once a year Theo then invites the winners to an all inclusive event of talks, networking, questions and food and drink! This year the entrepreneurial guest speakers were Holly Tucker of Not on the High Street and Mike Pickles of really useful boxes. ...

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NW Design - Theo Paphitis SBS Winner!
Dec201416

NW Design - Theo Paphitis SBS Winner!

We'd like to send our HUGE thanks to the legendary entrepreneur, businessman and former Dragons' Den star Theo Paphitis for picking NW Design as a winner of his SBS promotion. This Week we were lucky enough to be picked as one of winners that take part in his Twitter competition to promote small businesses on his SBS (Small Business Sunday) website. Theo runs this competition on a weekly basis and out of the 1000's of entrants that are received each week we were lucky enough to be one of the final 6 to be selected and placed on his website, not only that but we were re-tweeted to his 440k follower fan base and displayed on his SBS Website. ...

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Benefits of Google Plus Business Page
Jun201406

Benefits of Google Plus Business Page

Social media not long ago had two dominant players Facebook and Twitter then along came Google Plus and changed the dynamics of social media as we know it. It's arguably one of the most versatile entrants on the market in terms of product diversification and growth figures. Over the past year Google Plus has grown to become the second largest social media networks on the planet with five hundred and forty million monthly users! More than three hundred million of these users actively engage in its stream. Business owners should not ignore these mind-boggling statistics because Google Plus presents a huge opportunity for them to expand their businesses and increase their profits. Here is how they can do this. ...

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Social Media Cheat Sheet 2014
May201402

Social Media Cheat Sheet 2014

So with more businesses using social media as a form of business to business or brand awareness we thought it would great to help you get imaginative and create a 2014 social media cheat sheet. I'm sure all you tweeps received the email from Twitter last week with regards to their new design in 2014? ...

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Twitter Tips - UK Based Twitter Networking Hashtags
Sep201329

Twitter Tips - UK Based Twitter Networking Hashtags

Twitter Hashtags are taking the world by storm and here are a collection of fantastic UK based Twitter networking hashtags that are aimed to get SME's on the Map in 2019. Since using Twitter we’ve had a great response from other companies including fantastic partnerships and these are only because of using some of the following hashtags. This list has been created to aid Small and Medium sized Enterprises build a network of contacts and relationships between fellow business owners and to gain more followers. ...

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What does #ff mean? - Twitter Tips
Aug201309

What does #ff mean? - Twitter Tips

Since doing our Blog post on using Twitter #Hashtags Part 1 we decided to elaborate on some more abbreviated Twitter terms. We’re asked by clients all the time about how they can get involved in Twitter and what all the abbreviated terms mean. I always say that you’re only allowed 140 characters in a tweet so sometimes you need to keep things short and sweet to portray your message. We’ve been asked recently by what is the #ff that they see in their newsfeed every Friday… Well here goes. ...

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Introduction To Pinterest
Jun201305

Introduction To Pinterest

Hopefully you’ll be on Pinterest and pinning, liking and commenting with your customers and friends. If not, its time to jump aboard! Pinterest is what we call a Social Bookmarking site where people collect and share photos of their favourite events, interests and hobbies.It’s been made known that Pinterest is currently one of the fastest growing social networks online and is the third largest Social Network behind Facebook & Twitter. ...

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Twitter – The #Hashtag Part 1
Apr201330

Twitter – The #Hashtag Part 1

So like many; you ventured to the land of Twitter. It’s a vast world and can often be a little confusing to navigate at first. The #hashtag is one of the most important ways of organising twitter information. Anyone can make use of the #hashtag by simply typing “#topic” in a tweet. For demonstration purposes if you were to tweet about reading this blog post, you may say “Reading #nwdesign article on using #hashtags with #twitter.” So anyone searching for #nwdesign, #hashtags or #twitter would see your tweet. Once you’ve created a hashtag, other Twitter users can then use that hashtag in their own tweets to expand the conversation on that topic to a larger audience. Hashtags are created by Twitter users and not Twitter and therefore can be as general “#socialmedia” or as specific “#nwdesign” as desired. ...

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