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

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

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.

How Facebook and Twitter have unlocked a goldmine of insight into your competitors 🔑

How Facebook and Twitter have unlocked a goldmine of insight into your competitors 🔑

In the last few weeks Facebook and Twitter have both lifted the lid on how advertisers are using paid ads on their platforms. In short this means anyone can see all of the active ads that are currently live, including unpublished or ‘dark’ posts which don’t appear directly on advertisers’ Facebook pages. This is big […]

How often should I post on social media? (and what’s the RIGHT question to ask)

How often should I post on social media? (and what’s the RIGHT question to ask)

This remains one of the most ‘frequently asked questions’ I receive, and my (probably frustrating) response remains the same… it depends. However, in light of some recent tweaks and changes by the major social networks it’s a topic that definitely deserves another visit on this blog.