social media etiquette

The Coffee Shop approach to using Social Media

Social Media etiquette   Do you remember the time you came up with this game changing sales idea? It was sooo simple. You bust into the coffee shop across the road from the office, walked into the middle of the floor and shouted… “My product/service/gadget is amazing. Get it HERE…NOW!” The reaction was overwhelming. The Read more about The Coffee Shop approach to using Social Media[…]

#SMSummitIRL Day One Recap – Part 2

  This post is about the second half of Day One at the Social Media Summit. It’s not essential you read Part One but if you’d like to, here it is PART ONE.   Conversion | Louis Grenier   Louis’s session was probably my favourite from Day One. A number of speakers would discuss the topic Read more about #SMSummitIRL Day One Recap – Part 2[…]

#SMSummitIRL Day One Recap – Part 1

  Whether it’s the success of the Web Summit, the need to catch up to the digital savvy Irish consumer or the slight improvement in the economy there has been an increase in the number of conferences dedicated to all things digital for businesses. Enter #SMSummitIRL Today was Day One of the Social Media Summit Read more about #SMSummitIRL Day One Recap – Part 1[…]

My #Cong15 Blog Post on New Media

  2015 was the fourth year the CongRegation un-conference was held in Cong, County Mayo. Created by Eoin Kennedy, Congregation is a one day ‘un-conference’ style digital media and technology festival. This year the event spanned three days with a mix of business and social gatherings across a number of different locations and venues. Tickets for the event Read more about My #Cong15 Blog Post on New Media[…]

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SEO or Social? You need to do them both

  I recently started posting on the social media platform Quora. One question that keeps coming up is ‘which is more important for your website, SEO or Social Media?’ The only answer I can give is you need do both… And, ideally at the same time… Along with a few other things.   SEO or Read more about SEO or Social? You need to do them both[…]

What I learned in 2015 #7 Turn up regularly

Turn up regularly This is the commitment for 2016. Whether it’s pressing the flesh at networking events or updates through my blog and social media channels, I’m planning on more regular communication in 2016. If you scan through my blog archive for 2015 you’ll see its pretty hit and miss. The same applies for my Read more about What I learned in 2015 #7 Turn up regularly[…]

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What I learned in 2015 #2 Networking works

I started my own business in 2014 with some big ideas and big goals. 2015 helped me realise some of these but I mostly learned a huge amount about being a small business owner. I thought I’d share what I learned in 2015 to help anyone else who has just started out or is considering Read more about What I learned in 2015 #2 Networking works[…]

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Social Media wants you to be ‘Powerful Beyond Measure’

“Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate… “ Social media has undoubtedly made our lives easier and more interesting. For some people it’s a necessity in their daily routine. Before getting out of bed, the device is in hand checking the preferred social feed. For others being online is overwhelming. They can’t get past Read more about Social Media wants you to be ‘Powerful Beyond Measure’[…]

‘Any press is good press’… Or maybe not…

  ‘Any press is good press’ There are many variations on this statement. Oscar Wilde said – ‘there is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about’. Or PT Barnum is reported to have said ‘There is no such thing as bad publicity’. But after a Read more about ‘Any press is good press’… Or maybe not…[…]

SEO: Optimize before you Advertise

I had a great conversation with a client last week. Client X has built a successful business from scratch. It started out as a hobby producing items for friends as presents. Word travelled and as demand grew people began to offer to cover the cost of production. Client X made the jump and left corporate Read more about SEO: Optimize before you Advertise[…]