Social Media

Is Cold Calling Dead?

This question pops up every now and again so I thought I would give my take on it here at my blog. I have answered a question on this recently over at Quora and the question and views around it pops up on forums and blogs quite often. Photo Credit: Chad McDonald via Compfight It’s […]

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Don’t Tweet If You Are Bad!

I just saw a twitter account that had nothing on it apart from @mentions regarding poor customer service experiences. This was followed by a load of impersonal comments saying “I’m sorry you feel that way please email us at xzy@blahblah.. or log your issue at domainname.com/issues” This type of twitter timeline gives a big loud […]

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A view from a forum moderator on lead generation via business forums

Some of you will know that I moderate at some forums with the busiest being UK Business Forums and I thought that this would make for a good article to give a few tips for people who use forums as part of their social media marketing activity particularly with the aim of generating leads.

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Is Quora For Geeks?

I have been chuckling to myself since seeing a comment posted in response to this article http://allthingsd.com/20120423/quora-were-not-just-about-tech-and-silicon-valley-anymore-chart/?mod=googlenews Photo Credit: {Guerrilla Futures | Jason Tester} via Compfight   The 3rd comment on this article responded with “Quora is for Geeks. Period” Now I don’t think of myself as too geeky. I’ll let you into a secret […]

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Twitter better than email and phone for responses!

I had an interesting discussion last week with someone who was asking me why they got a quicker response from me if they tweeted me rather than email or phone me. I figured I am not the only person in the world who reads text messages whilst they are on the phone or in meetings […]

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I hate being in moderation!! Get me out!

So you have carefully and painstakingly written your blog article and selected a nice image. Photo Credit: Morgaine via Compfight You have most likely put in tags, assigned to categories, and made it seo friendly.  Then you have probably also thought about promoting it such as where and when to schedule it for, where to […]

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Huntingdon Tweet Up – 8th June 2011

How great to attend a gathering of nice fellow Huntingdon Tweeters to chat about twitter and generally socialise and network. Attendees included @hr_katherine,  @jason_duff,  @old_but_cool, @PVE67 and little old me @maxinemaxxy Some things discussed so far To outsource your social media, DIY, or a bit of both The benefits of being human Feelings about automated/scheduled […]

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Huntingdon Tweet Up .. meet fellow Huntingdon Tweeters!

Some of us on twitter figured it was about time that Huntingdon Twitter people / Tweeters got together for a tweet up at the local pub.We’ve held a couple of these and they were great so we are trying to make them a regular event: Every 2nd and 4th Weds at The Barley Mow in […]

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What’s an internet troll?

I was asked this question this week and it occurs to me that not everyone will have had an experience of an internet troll just yet. So in anticipation of your first encounter, here is a bit of an explanation and a couple of tips. What is an internet troll? An internet troll is someone […]

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Add your business to your personal facebook profile

If you haven’t added a link to your facebook business page or fan page from your personal profile then you may want to think about this. It’s a lot more interesting than arriving at a page for an employer or place of work name that just shows a boring little briefcase! Here’s how to do […]

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