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Resources for today’s digital marketer. With tips and opinion on digital and social media marketing – from SEO and PPC to creative content marketing.

Facebook Pages Upgrade – What You Need To Know

The old, and new Facebook pages at a glance On 10th March all Facebook Pages - i.e. pages which are not for personal accounts but for brands, businesses and organizations - will be upgraded to a new style consistent with personal profiles, with a picture gallery...

HOW TO: Customise New Facebook Profiles (With Free PSD)

There have been some amazingly creative uses of Facebook’s new profile layout recently: You can see more cool examples here and here. There are two ways to do this, depending on whether you have Photoshop or not… WITH PHOTOSHOP STEP 1: Download this Photoshop PSD file: STEP 2: Drag a...

My Latest Posts For Brand Republic’s Social Media Blog

In a bid to spread my blogging far and wide across the internet like a thick but rich pollutant I’ve become a contributor for Brand Republic’s ‘The Wall’ blog which covers the latest developments in social media, marketing and technology. Here are my first posts....

My Week Offline

I’m back online after a whole week off work and without any tweets, blog posts, photo uploads or much action between me and the internet at all. If you’re curious to know what it’s like to live without Facebook, Twitter, iPlayer, Digg or whatever it...

How To Add Facebook ‘Like’ Button To Your Blog or Tumblr – UPDATED

Updated in May 2012 There doesn't seem to be a simple step-by-step guide on the web so I’m writing this, particularly for Tumblr users but it will apply to other platforms too… STEP 1: Copy this code: <meta property="og:title" content="{block:PostTitle}{PostTitle}{/block:PostTitle}"/> <meta property="og:site_name" content="{Title}"/> <meta property="og:image" content="{PortraitURL-128}"/> STEP 2: Go to tumblr.com/customize and click...

Digital Marketing Courses – 5 Best Free Online Training Resources

The vast array of courses available online these days doesn't necessarily mean they’re quality, it can be difficult to discern between the good, the bad and the ugly. Here's a list of some of the best free digital marketing courses on the web to help...

How Audience Personas Can Transform Your Digital Marketing

Often, we can get caught up with figures when trying to measure the success of our digital marketing efforts. How many followers, likes, or shares to name a few.  But here’s some food for thought - are we even preaching to the correct audience? How...

How To Have Great Ideas: The 4 ‘Rooms’ of Inspiration

Thanks to my business partner Chris, who basically insisted I read it, I’ve just finished ‘A Book About Innocent’, a frank and very readable account of how three guys started (and very nearly finished) Innocent Drinks, going from a van selling 24 smoothies at...

The Importance of Staying Social on Social Media

So you’ve landed yourself the role of a social media manager or social media marketer, perhaps without any concrete social media training or preparation?  It’s a common occurrence! So how do we promote our business on these platforms primarily used for connecting with friends? For...

The Content Calendar is Killing Your Social Marketing

Listen to this article: It is often said that to succeed in content marketing you must be useful or entertaining. Because by doing this, you’re adding value to people’s lives. Sadly, most content marketing is neither of these and therefore has no value to the people...