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It’s Time For Your Close-up

It’s Time For Your Close-up

Over the last ten years, social marketing has changed beyond any initial concept of what it could be, or how effective it would become to businesses. When I started FCM Media back in 2011, the main platforms Facebook & Twitter were still in their infancy and...

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How to get the best out of social media

How to get the best out of social media

Social media began as nothing but fun and hopefully, it still is fun, even if it’s also your job.  For businesses, however, it’s also a serious marketing tool and so it’s important to use it properly.  With that in mind, here are some tips to help. Whilst...

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Working From Home Tips

Working From Home Tips

I've been fortunate enough to have had a home office for the last 12 years, I started off working for myself when my children were younger (6 & 8) and so I know the challenges some of you may be facing, doing it for the first time this week. There are...

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Time on your hands?

Time on your hands?

As we head towards a period of lockdown (it may only be a few days away) or at the very least, self-isolation, it may be tempting to see it as "spare" time or even an enforced holiday. However, that's not really the case, is it? If like me, you're a micro-business...

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Is Facebook Over For Business?

Is Facebook Over For Business?

Saying that 2018  and so far 2019, hasn't been the best years in Facebook’s history is putting it mildly! However, the fact that no social media network managed to take advantage of this opportunity, to deal Facebook if not a death blow, then at least some serious...

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10 tips to avoid stress in the workplace

10 tips to avoid stress in the workplace

We all suffer from stress at some time in our lives, but suffering from work-related stress can make you really ill, and impact your ability to do your job well. Work-related stress can be caused by different factors, but it is usually brought about by an employer or...

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Do You Really Want Me?

Do You Really Want Me?

On Friday morning I was "treated" to a sales call.  Now I was expecting the call having enquired about their services.  It was a well know business growth company that had been recommended.  I should state that I wasn't overly impressed with their product or the cost,...

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What Makes You Special?

What Makes You Special?

It's an interesting question and one which I was asked recently. How do you answer? In the UK we're very much taught not to be a bragger or to "blow our own trumpets", so it's ingrained in us from an early age not to think of ourselves in that way. But of course, each...

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Rival Sons Gig Review

Rival Sons Gig Review

Opening for Black sabbath has meant it’s been a while since Rivals Sons have headlined in the UK, however that doesn’t seem to have diminished any kind of support and Leeds O2 is packed to capacity, waiting to see how much of their new album Feral Roots would feature...

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Top Social Media Trends for 2019

Top Social Media Trends for 2019

Even though 2018 saw the social media giants take something of a public-relations battering, the social-media scene is still going strong and astute companies will still be doing their best to make the most of it.  With that in mind, here are five top social media...

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