Are you a South West entrepreneur thinking ‘why bother with Twitter’?

Fiona 2013 - 3

Today I was asked to write a blog post about Twitter - so I'm happy to oblige. Why? Well, as a media consultant and journalist I often hear comments like 'why bother with Twitter?' or 'I'm on Twitter but I've no idea what to do'. These phrases are … [Read more...]

Now I really have got a little Klout! – Have you?

What's your number?

Today I have done a little dance around the room because my Klout score has gone up to 65 - the highest it's ever been. This may seem like a small victory but it's taken me four years to get to 60 and a week to jump five points - so I believe … [Read more...]

Review my new column – out in Wiltshire on Thursday!

Family pages for Gazette & Herald

It's with some pride that today I can shout about my new FAMILY column in the local weekly newspaper in Wiltshire. Rush out and buy it on Thursday! Or even better buy a subscription. The Gazette & Herald, which covers Chippenham, Malmesbury, … [Read more...]

Putting the DIY into PR

MyDIY-PR

I’ve worked with many small businesses and charities over the years and have found that plenty would like to have a regular presence in the media or online but few have the budget to match. PR takes time, and while a couple of articles in the press … [Read more...]

A few things I hate about LinkedIn….please don’t sell at me!

Don't yell at me with your marketing message on LinkedIn - that's not what I like. Tell me quietly and I'll consider.....

Today's blog is a bit of a rant. I cannot help it but within the space of 12 hours, two things about LinkedIn have really annoyed me. It's also made me think about the role each social media offering plays in my life, both professional and … [Read more...]

What has Twitter done for you this week? Come on – share the pr love!

Twitter and social media outcomes

Today, I decided to talk about a week where social media has really started to show its power. I've been taking social media seriously now for the last two years, sometimes feeling as if I'm too embedded in a virtual environment - a bit like that … [Read more...]

At a time of pride over the Olympics – we’re celebrating too!!! Find out why?

Excuses to avoid being interviewed are often not pretty

Today I feel hugely proud of our company, Mellow Media Ltd, as I have just attended a meeting which brought to a close three months' work on an amazing project. We have played an important part in running, developing and implementing a marketing … [Read more...]

I don’t want to talk about Rebekah or Charlie Brooks – okay?

Don't tell tall stories online - stick to the truth....

We all know it was all over the news yesterday, don't we? Among the chatter and noise, there were a few voices of reason - saying 'shut up!', 'contempt of court'. I responded to a couple. Is this going to be the case where the social media chatter … [Read more...]

Cyber-bullying….are you at risk? Or a family member? Consider this….

Would you notice if a cyber-bully targeted you?

Cyber bullying - we've all heard of it haven't we? In this age of social mediaand the freedom of the internet, there are risks.   People can be lovely, supportive, connected but occasionally someone can be vile or abusive. Or just plain … [Read more...]

Have you forgotten Meredith? It’s all about Miss Knox.

Let's not forget Meredith....

Social media world is buzzing tonight with the freeing of Amanda Knox, as an Italian appeal court quashes her conviction for killing Meredith Kercher, from London.   It's interesting as a UK resident to see the American reaction to this … [Read more...]