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  •   This year marks the fourth year I am judging the Online and Social Media Award for the prestigious Nursery World Awards, and every year it is a delight to see so many pioneering and dedicated settings pushing the boundaries with their digital activity. I’m always keen to see nurseries and childcare providers using their […] The post The Nursery World Awards 2018 – Online and Social Media Award a...

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  •   You’ve sweated and studied and pulled together one absolutely killer blog post. You upload it and – nothing. No comments, no click throughs, no traffic – nada. Why? Usually it’s because you’ve failed to promote it properly and nobody knows it’s there. So, here’s our handy 7 step checklist for promoting your blog:   […] The post 7 Step Checklist for Promoting Your Blog Post appeared first on Shak...

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  • Those of you that pay attention to your Facebook feed will have noticed the way Facebook has recently been putting much more emphasis on events. They’re responding to a glut of new event apps and, always one step ahead, Facebook are  upping their game with events. If your audience are UK based and in their […] The post How to Win at Facebook Events appeared first on Shake Social.

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  • Twitter is a really powerful platform for businesses and organisations to reach new as well as existing customers. If you’re feeling frustrated with Twitter as a platform for your business it might be because you aren’t optimising your use. To help, here are some tips on how to improve the visibility of your business on Twitter […] The post Using Twitter to Get Results appeared first on Shake Soci...

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  • We’ve all known for a while now that Twitter are trying to clear up their act. Much as we love Twitter here at Shake we also know it can be the most challenging of all the platforms sometimes with its spam, bots and fake profiles. So it’s with mixed emotions that we welcome Twitter’s latest […] The post The End of Scheduling for Twitter? appeared first on Shake Social.

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  • Easter is nearly here, and what better time to try out some marketing and campaign ideas than when everyone’s enjoying a long weekend off? Luckily for you we’ve got 5 cracking ideas for Easter social media campaigns coming your way…. Basing your marketing around particular holidays is a great way to reach your customers and […] The post 5 Ideas for Easter Social Media Campaigns appeared first on S...

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  • If you’re already using Instagram to promote your business, cause or organisation, you’ll know how critical hashtags are to the success of your efforts. Hashtags are an integral part of Instagram. They can do everything – from helping you to expand your reach and connecting with new customers to tracking relevant content and conversations and sparking discussions. […] The post Instagram Hashtags a...

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  • If you create email marketing content, it can be puzzling why some emails get high open rates and engagement and others don’t. There is a logic to it though if you look closely, so we’ve put together some useful  tips on how to create email marketing which gets a great response. 1. Keep it Short People are […] The post Top Tips for Creating Great Email Marketing Campaigns appeared first on Shake S...

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  • Are you a Twitter user? Have you ever tried a live Twitter chat? They can be a great tool for individuals and businesses to learn more, engage with their community and to raise their profile: either by joining in or by creating their own. In this blog post we look at the most common Twitter chat questions. What is […] The post What are Twitter Live Chats? appeared first on Shake Social.

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  • Facebook kicked off 2018 with some BIG announcements about how it organises your newsfeed – and we’re here to explain what this means for your business and what you need to do to adapt.   First up, less pages and more people. Back at the start of 2018, Facebook announced that the newsfeed would start showing […] The post Facebook’s Latest Algorithm Updates appeared first on Shake Social.

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  • Flour? Check. Lemons? Check. Social media activity? Urmmmm… Are you tossing away a great opportunity with social media this Pancake Day? It may be the one day of the year where we all get a bit flipping mad, but Pancake Day also presents some marketing opportunities for brands and businesses to get involved in the […] The post 5 Ways to Celebrate Pancake Day on Social Media appeared first on Shake...

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  • It’s that time of the year again (again!), when all we think about is what we can do to improve our health, our bank account, our relationships, our life in general. So, it’s time for some resolutions! I won’t get too spiritual and I’ll spare you my own resolutions … instead, let’s take a look […] The post 5 Social Media Resolutions for 2018 appeared first on Shake Social.

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  • Christmas lunch is over, the fire is crackling merrily, the Queen’s speech is on and you think you had better tweet because you haven’t all day. Stop. Put the laptop down. Enjoy Christmas. We all need a break and that includes from social media. You don’t want to be worrying about what’s happening online when […] The post How to Take a Break from Social Media this Christmas appeared first on Shake...

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  • Not only is social media a way to connect with friends and family online, but it is also a place to improve your career options by connecting with potential employers and professionals. You can use it to network, search for job opportunities, and build a professional online presence.  According to online employment site CareerBuilder, 70 […] The post Using Social Media to Improve Career Options – ...

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  • We’ve all known for a while now that Twitter are trying to clear up their act. Much as we love Twitter here at Shake we also know it can be the most challenging of all the platforms sometimes with its spam, bots and fake profiles. So it’s with mixed emotions that we welcome Twitter’s latest […] The post The End of Scheduling for Twitter? appeared first on Shake Social.

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  • If you’re already using Instagram to promote your business, cause or organisation, you’ll know how critical hashtags are to the success of your efforts. Hashtags are an integral part of Instagram. They can do everything – from helping you to expand your reach and connecting with new customers to tracking relevant content and conversations and sparking discussions. […] The post Instagram Hashtags a...

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  • Facebook kicked off 2018 with some BIG announcements about how it organises your newsfeed – and we’re here to explain what this means for your business and what you need to do to adapt.   First up, less pages and more people. Back at the start of 2018, Facebook announced that the newsfeed would start showing […] The post Facebook’s Latest Algorithm Updates appeared first on Shake Social.

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  • It’s that time of the year again (again!), when all we think about is what we can do to improve our health, our bank account, our relationships, our life in general. So, it’s time for some resolutions! I won’t get too spiritual and I’ll spare you my own resolutions … instead, let’s take a look […] The post 5 Social Media Resolutions for 2018 appeared first on Shake Social.

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  • Christmas lunch is over, the fire is crackling merrily, the Queen’s speech is on and you think you had better tweet because you haven’t all day. Stop. Put the laptop down. Enjoy Christmas. We all need a break and that includes from social media. You don’t want to be worrying about what’s happening online when […] The post How to Take a Break from Social Media this Christmas appeared first on Shake...

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  • Not only is social media a way to connect with friends and family online, but it is also a place to improve your career options by connecting with potential employers and professionals. You can use it to network, search for job opportunities, and build a professional online presence.  According to online employment site CareerBuilder, 70 […] The post Using Social Media to Improve Career Options – ...

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  • The latest news from the social media giant is that Facebook Messenger will soon be coming to businesses’ own websites. The new customer chat plugin will allow customers to talk directly with businesses on their websites using Messenger, and continue those conversations across web, mobile and tablet devices. If you don’t already offer customer support on your website the […] The post Facebook Mess...

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  • If you create email marketing content, it can be puzzling why some emails get high open rates and engagement and others don’t. With Christmas coming up and competition for attention at fever pitch, it seems a good time to share some tips on how to create email marketing which gets a great response. 1. Keep it Short People are […] The post Top Tips for Creating Great Email Marketing Campaigns appea...

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  • Less than a week away, this year’s Black Friday is full of promises for all and is expected to be bigger than ever. So big that last year Amazon (who else!) opened the race to the deal two weeks in advance. Followed by a few other giants, including Morrisons and eBay, that couldn’t keep their […] The post 7 Tips on How to Boost Sales This Black Friday appeared first on Shake Social.

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  • Family involvement plays an important role in student success.  One way to increase involvement is by stimulating communication between school and home.  In the past, schools usually communicated with parents through notices and flyers.  While this method can still be useful, it is not necessarily the most effective way to reach parents in this digital […] The post How Schools can Engage Families ...

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  • Are you a Twitter user? Have you ever tried a live Twitter chat? They can be a great tool for individuals and businesses to learn more, engage with their community and to raise their profile: either by joining in or by creating their own. In this blog post we look at the most common Twitter chat questions. What is […] The post What are Twitter Live Chats? appeared first on Shake Social.

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  • Halloween is a fun time on social media and smart businesses are getting in on the act and using social media as a great way  to create interest, boost brand recognition, engage customers and increase sales. Here are some easy ideas on how you could get your business noticed this Halloween. Update your Social Media Banners […] The post 5 Easy Ideas to Boost Your Business this Halloween appeared fi...

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  • Twitter is a really powerful platform for businesses and organisations to reach new as well as existing customers. If you’re feeling frustrated with Twitter as a platform for your business it might be because you aren’t optimising your use. To help, here are some tips on how to improve the visibility of your business on Twitter […] The post Using Twitter to get Results appeared first on Shake Soci...

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  • If your audience are UK based and in their 20s-50s, I think we can safely assume that in the majority of cases Facebook is an essential marketing tool at your disposal when organising an event. So let’s take a look at your essential steps in using Facebook to help make your event a success. Set […] The post Make Your Facebook Events Work! appeared first on Shake Social.