• A bank holiday weekend kicked of the week slowly here in Ireland but social media never stops. Here are some of the posts we read and shared on Twitter and Facebook this week. "4 Top Networking Tools for social media" by Susan Gilbert. We like the look of Content Gems in particular "Snapchat Storytellers Is the App’s New Way of Connecting Brands and Influencers" I hate to admit it but once Instagram introduced Stories I began to shy away from Snapchat. Not many of my clients see the user demographics on the platform. This is an attitude I fear though and I welcome initiatives like this because it allows brands who are uncomfortable with the platform gain access through expert users.

    Aug 10,
    - by Roseanne
  • TL:DR? Watch this video instead :) Now more than ever a blog is essential for any business. I have written previously about how your customers are using the internet for all manner of tasks. You can learn just about anything online now, book everything online, order all manner of services, you can even design custom fabric and get a pattern printed directly onto it and sent to you to sew. You can probably hire someone to sew it for you too! How do customers and clients find the products, services or contractors that they want? They use search and they use social referrals or finds. Think about your last five online purchases: what prompted you to purchase? When you think

    May 21,
    - by Roseanne
  • Last week we wrote a blog post about getting your small business ready for compliance with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It was based on our work with clients in helping them prepare for the big day on May 25th. It proved to be timely and extremely popular. So we gathered up all the resources and the worksheets that we had developed for clients and put together a four-part guide for small business to help them prepare for GDPR. It is delivered via email as follows: The Guide breaks down as follows: Step 1: Reading tasks to help you understand what exactly the General Data Protection Regulation is, what it means for your company and, indeed, for you as an

    May 02,
    - by Roseanne
  • The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR or just GDPR) is coming into force in less than a month. On May 25th 2018 this regulation will become law in the 28 Member States. This regulation harmonises the diverse data protection legislation across the EU. It also is very focussed on individual citizen’s data and privacy rights, protecting as it does the EU’s own citizens regardless of where their data is processed and anyone whose data is processed in the EU. Finally the aspect that concerns many businesses are the fines that can be incurred if the company experiences a data breach or in other ways fails to respect and protect individual citizen’s data and the privacy of that

    Apr 19,
    - by Roseanne
  • If your business has a Facebook page, the #DeleteFacebook movement may be causing you some concern. OnlineHub has some tips to help you mitigate losses. If you run a business in 2018 you probably have a Facebook page. Maybe you find it to be a huge source of income. It's possible that you painstakingly built an audience, sharing images, ideas, interesting, pertinent and timely information and links to sites. Maybe you have  purchased Facebook advertising. Maybe you did this all in good faith. You put time and effort and, in some cases, money into making this platform the hub of interest, entertainment, information and news that it is for many people. Only to find out that Facebook hasn't been 100%

    Mar 22,
    - by Roseanne