5 reasons brands must have a voice on social media

5 reasons brands must have a voice on social media

December 17, 2018

As we saunter towards the end of 2018, not many brands exist without a presence on social media. Yet, for varying reasons, some still exist. One of the best know examples, JD Wetherspoon, was in the press last week following a High Court ruling about parody accounts. That inspired me to write this post to […]

Why the KISS principle 💋 is more important for social media than ever before

Why the KISS principle 💋 is more important for social media than ever before

November 3, 2018

I was recently reminded of a post I wrote in January discussing how brands could simplify their approach to social media. Ten months later and the principle of ‘keep it simple stupid‘ actually feels more relevant than ever. In this post I outline six challenges brands face in today’s social media space and six subsequent suggestions […]

To stand out in social media, ignore the screen and be more like Alice

To stand out in social media, ignore the screen and be more like Alice

September 18, 2018

There’s a local department store I visit and my lasting impression is usually of the friendly smile and welcoming conversation from Alice, one of the sales assistants. It always strikes me that many of the characteristics of these face-to-face interactions could and should be used more often by social media community managers.

Our services:

We provide our clients with a wide range of services such as running global audits, developing playbooks, advising on social media management tools and delivering training.


Why do I need slp consulting?:

Drawing on over 12 years of management consulting, agency and client-side experience, we combine strong process, creativity and real experience of what works and what doesn’t. Plus we’ve been lucky enough to support some of the biggest UK brands across a range of sectors.


About us:

slp consulting was founded by Simon Preece in 2014, former management consultant and head of social at Sainsbury’s. The objective? To help organisations better manage the impact of social media on their consumers, prospects and employees.


Client testimonials

Simon really helped us make sense of the initially confusing array of platforms, and made sure we selected the right partner.  Highly recommended.

Jem Fawcus, Group CEO, Firefish

Simon’s presentation covered all the key points we required and highlighted valuable areas for us to focus on

Adam Trainis, Head of Brand, gamesys

Simon’s work is transforming how we use social reading to enhance the strategic advice we provide our clients.

Andy Waller, COO, Hall & Partners

The level of social media expertise Simon was able to apply to the diagnostic was invaluable.

Tom Denford, Chief Strategy Officer, ID Comms

I don’t think we will ever see a better use of this type of [social data] analysis.

Neil Douthwaite, Insight Manager, Syren Strategy

Your research and presentation was insightful and educational. We found it very useful that you provided us with clear, easy to implement short term actions as well as great long term improvements and strategy.

Nina Ghita, Marketing Manager, ROX Jewellery

The team thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and found the guidance really useful. It’s set us on the right path for developing our approach.

Robyn Glen, Head of Digital, Slimming World

The quality of the work is fantastic and Simon has the ability to work both as a consultant who dips in and out but he can also take control of projects and keep the momentum going end to end.

Katie Lee, Managing Director, Gravity Road

The workshop was superb, and from the flow of ideas I’ve had from the team since, it’s clearly made a big impact and excited them as well. The session was exactly what we wanted.

Chris Hall, Customer Response Manager, The FA