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Charities and Social Media – can Social Media be ‘good’?

Charities and Social Media – can  Social Media be used as a source for good works? I was reminded once again this week of the amazing influence that social media can have as a force for good. In summary, by interacting with a local community group on my Facebook news feed I quickly became involved […]

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Twitter Lists – are you using them?

What are Twitter Lists? You can create a twitter list in order to group Twitter accounts together.  For example, as a member of AWE NI (aspiring women in enterprise Northern Ireland), I have created a Twitter list of fellow AWE members so that I can follow their tweets without all the other twitter chat distracting […]

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Starting on Twitter… a quick guide!

When I start talking to my clients about Twitter many of them tell me they don’t understand it, and many don’t see why they should bother with it. Twitter is commonly misconceived – it’s not like the average small business owner in the UK needs to know much about who was wearing what at the Oscars […]

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Do what I say, not what I do…..

Since I started Social Bee NI, I have become steadily busier and busier, which is GREAT for the business, but I am letting my to-do’s slide! When I kicked off my social media marketing of my own business,  I planned to blog weekly, send email marketing fortnightly and put tips on my Facebook page on […]

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Facebook launches Facebook Media

This week, Facebook have introduced a new tool to help businesses with their social media content.   Facebook Media is a new hub of information and advice for business owners and individuals who use Facebook for marketing.   Which is,  or should be, all of us…    You can read all about it straight from […]

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How do Hashtag Hours help my business?

If you use Twitter for your business, you should be using Hashtags by now.   The hashtag is a way for you to connect up with others talking about the same subject as you.  For example,  #GBBO is the hashtag for fans of the Great British Bake Off to use during the show every week. […]

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Introducing Save on Facebook

Great – now your customers can save your posts and updates to re-read later – or share with their friends.

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Newtownabbey Borough Council ASK Programme – mentoring on social media now available!

Small businesses in the Newtownabbey area are now able to unlock their business potential through free specialist mentoring support. The ASK programme runs until March 2015 and provides up to 5 hours of mentoring support with a specialist advisor free of charge.  A select list of over 50 advisors and consultants are on hand now to provide support which is tailored […]

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The component parts of a tweet explained

This week,  how to decipher the anatomy of a tweet. Pick an Avatar – this is usually a photo or logo for the business Twitter Name – this is the name of the person or business tweeting Twitter ‘handle’ – this is the name you choose to represent yourself using @ Length of time since […]