• Have you noticed a drop in your likes, comments and shares on Facebook? Have you noticed a drop in traffic to your site from Facebook? You are not alone. It's okay now. Shhhh. Don't panic; we're in this together Don't panic: there are other ways to promote your products and services online. Before you all out panic about your carefully developed Facebook following, about your minutely planned strategy and ALL. THAT. EFFORT. hold this thought dear to your heart: it's not just you, it's all of us. All companies who have been leveraging Facebook's resident audience, with long-term or short-term strategies, all of them are feeling your pain. Big or small, all business users of Facebook are now obliged to

    Sep 17,
    - by Roseanne
  • Please verify my account, Instagram Great news last week for those of us using Instagram to promote our businesses. Instagram are beginning to open up verification to all users who want it. To date they only verified public figures, celebrities or global brands. They seem to have dialled back on the global part so once you pass their secret verification test as a brand you might just see that little blue tick beside your username. "So what?" says you. Well this is a game changer for businesses using Instagram because it means you will finally FINALLY be able to add links to your Stories. You will also have that little blue tic beside your profile name, increasing your trust among

    Sep 03,
    - by Roseanne
  • September makes many people antsy, so it was a quick scan of the headlines before delving into work this week to find these shiny bits. Enjoy! Magpie Week 35 If you want to get these updates as we find them then follow us on Facebook or Twitter! Say hi when you do so we know you came from here to there ;-) A great step by step guide from Buffer on “5 Tried and True LinkedIn Tips to Grow your Company Page Followers 600% Faster” I’ll take the 600% under advisement but the guide was created in conjunction with LinkedIn who have the data of 500 million users at their fingertips. No-one is allowed mention the C-word in our house

    Aug 31,
    - by Roseanne
  • Plenty happening in the world of online marketing in the last week. Here is our round up of all the shiniest stats, tips and forecasts that your heart could desire. “Email marketing is easy to do, but can be challenging to execute consistently on a daily basis.” You said it! Writing for Clickz, Jonathan Brown explains how to Increase your #email #marketing #conversion rates with these simple tricks Last week we read about #Snapchat and #Brands; this week the focus is on #Instagram #Stories in this article from Digiday. Stories has twice as many daily active users as Snapchat, 400 million according to Instagram. Its potential for high quality, brand awareness is high. While not a big fan of the

    Aug 17,
    - by Roseanne
  • I have recently returned from a 3 week break. We drove from Dublin to the French Mediterranean coast with a little help from Irish Ferries. Most of our holidays are camping holidays. When I say camping, I mean actual camping with tent pegs and ground sheets and guys and all that jazz. Like all types of holidays, it has its pros and cons. One of the major pros, in my opinion, is the lack of electricity. We did cheat a little on the Mediterranean, this year, and rent a fridge. This meant we had electricity. However I stuck to my guns, allowing my phone to run down, only charging it in the car when directions and audio books were needed.

    Aug 13,
    - by Roseanne