Archive for Social Media’ Category

Should you be #hastagging?
Sep

28

2015

Should you be #hastagging?

Hashtags are all over social media. You see them attached to Tweets, Facebook Posts, images on Instagram and sometimes even on blog posts. They’re everywhere, but what is their purpose and should you be hashtagging your business’s posts? A hashtag is a word or phrase preceded by a hash sign (#), used on social media sites such as Twitter to identify messages on a specific…

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Using Instagram for Business
Sep

25

2015

Using Instagram for Business

I like to think that Instagram is a lot like Twitter except it’s not as fast-paced and of cause it is primarily image driven. Much like any other social network it is a valuable marketing resource for your business. It’s a good way to connect with consumers and every business should invest in an Instagram account.   For those of you who do not know…

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How to edit away a url in Facebook
Sep

21

2015

How to edit away a url in Facebook

This is a simple little trick to make your posts to Facebook and LinkedIn posts look a little neater, instead of messy when you post URLs from other websites. It is simple to post an article from yours or someone else’s website to Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter. You copy the URL of the page that you want to post, and then paste it into the…

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Sep

16

2015

Meet Our New Intern

We are delighted to introduce the newest member of our staff, an absolute gem of a find, Abdeah Davis. Abdeah is an intern assisting us with our marketing and social media content, which is important because I cannot very well train on social media and have my own accounts gathering dust. Please meet Abdeah … ~ Charlotte I am an English Literature and Film Studies…

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Sharing Moments
Sep

16

2015

Sharing Moments

Social Media has become an integral part of our daily lives. There are applications for just about anything available to download on our smartphones. We are now able to document our lives on social media. Whether we are sharing our thoughts, hilarious cat memes or lunch time selfies the chances are that there is an application specifically for that purpose. In 2011, Pepsi took this…

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Creating images with Canva
Sep

14

2015

Creating images with Canva

When you are creating content for social media, using eye catching and engaging images are important. A powerful image can spark interest and draw in users and potential customers. This of course leads us to the issue of where we are sourcing our images from. You should always try and use original images, remember there is a fine line between simply sharing someone else’s work…

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Managing social media with Hootsuite
Sep

11

2015

Managing social media with Hootsuite

In our last few posts we’ve been discussing why your business should be using different social media platforms to help market your products and services. So far we’ve spoken about the importance of Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Managing and making sure that all of those platforms are regularly updated with content can be rather time consuming, difficult to manage and can seem like a daunting…

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Facebook for your business
Sep

9

2015

Facebook for your business

It goes without saying that if you’re running a business you should have activate business page on Facebook, and here’s why. Facebook is one of the biggest growing social media platforms, having a business page can help you engage with customers in an informal yet informative way. Facebook is the perfect place to start marketing your business online and it’s quite simple. If you do…

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Twitter for first time users
Sep

7

2015

Twitter for first time users

The thought of using Twitter can seem rather daunting. I remember when I first signed-up for twitter, back in my first year of University when I trying to pursue a dream of becoming a music journalist. I ran a music blog and wrote reviews and opinion pieces on anything and everything music related. I had the occasional musician and local music lover visiting my blog…

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Spring Cleaning Social Media
Sep

2

2015

Spring Cleaning Social Media

Just Winter said its last goodbyes with ‘farewell rain’. And in good old South Africa fashion, the first of September rolls in with Spring at its toes. Right on cue the sun is shining, the sky is cloudless, the birds are tweeting (yes, that pun was intended) and everything just seems brighter. Its time for some spring cleaning! And that goes for your social media…

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