Archive for November 2012

Its all about the images

A great find and a great article from the incomparable Jeff Bullas blog today. I try to read Jeffs blog everyday, there is so much of value there, make sure you check it out!  Related articles How to get started with Social Media This is why I am not reading or tweeting your blog post Jeff Bullas – An…

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Is Wales 'Social'?

I meet a couple of great guys the other day. Steve and Paul from Coup Media. Coup Media are a Social and Mobile Agency. Here is how they describe themselves: ‘We’re a group of digital specialists, social marketers, and technologists who know all about delivering business by harnessing our increasingly social web…’ As it happens, we…

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10 reasons NLP is bad for your business

OK, let’s be clear. I mean people who think becoming an NLP ‘practitioner’ is going to give them an advantage in business, without understanding the depth of the issues at play in so-called Neuro Linguistic Programming, or cognitive behavioural therapy, or any other ‘technique’ designed to ‘alter’ or ‘enhance’ either your own state of mind or confidence…

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Be Aware of What You Wear!

The other day I spoke about mistakes that I’ve seen made in interview situations. It was a really popular post, and a good friend of mine spoke to me about it at length. It turns out his wife is Jenny Bersin, an acclaimed style consultant. Now I know what you are thinking – I’m not coming over all ‘Trinny and Suzanna’ on…

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Regeneration time!

You’ll notice a bit of a new look to the site from today. I’ve renamed it Completely Free Marketing Advice, I’ve also bit the bullet and forked out for my own domain name, so you’ll get here a bit differently too , the new address is www.completelyfreemarketingadvice.com Don’t worry, the old address should still work fine! You’ll not have…

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The Rules of Social Media Engagement

I recently read a great article on the brilliant Leaders West Blog by Jim Dougherty which you can read in full here. But the highlights of the article were pretty stand alone, and come from a study conducted by Millward Brown. They  found there were 10 simple rules to follow when trying to construct your social media…

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The Biggest Mistake Advertisers Make

I have worked with Mike Bersin for more years than I care to mention. And I am proud to call him a friend too. As well as a brief taking and copy writing genius, Mike is one of the most savvy advertising and marketing people I know. I recently challenged him to write a post for my blog based on…

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How do B2B companies use Social Media? (infographic)

A tip of the hat here to the delightful Shelly Kramer and her V3 Integrated Marketing Blog, for uncovering this brilliant infographic. Its published by Eloqua following a survey of more than 500 UK companies and makes for fascinating reading. Shelly, as always, also brings terrific insight into the results, and you can read her article here.

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Its Official – The Oi Conference is back!

More details to follow as soon as we tie them up, but here are the amazing headlines! The Oiconf at the Celtic Manor in September was a resounding success – so much so that everyone involved wanted to do it again. But this time, it’s going to Bigger and Better! Last time out, you loved Mark Schaefer – And he loved it too, so much so…

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