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LinkedIn has recently announced a very interesting update on its platform. Most of us have seen a number of profiles, with a FOLLOW rather than a CONNECT button next to them. They were mainly used for established personalities and Influencers allowing users, to follow their profiles and hence be regularly updated on their news via their feeds. LinkedIn is now giving all users the option to display a ‘Follow’ button as the main CTA on their profile page, as opposed to the current ‘Connect’ prompt which has been expected for a while now. This has actually been the main option for high profile users (like Richard Branson and Satya Nadella pictured above) who are in LinkedIn’s ‘inFluencer’ program for some time, but now, all users will be able to list the same hence increasing the possibilities of your posts being viewed and appearing in your “followers” news feed. It is…

LinkedIn has already amassed over 500 million members, and is widely considered the “quintessential professional network” and one that’s not used as optimally as it could be by most users or even companies. I often speak to businesses and students and a common question I will always ask is “who has a LinkedIn profile”..Usually 80% – 90% of hands will go up. However, I then proceed to ask..”Who is confident they know what they are doing on LinkedIn?”..You can count the hands up with the fingers of 1 hand! Most people just take it for granted and start using it in a panic when they have to change jobs. It’s often too late at that point. You are better off learning to use it when you don’t need it. LinkedIn works best when you use it as a career management tool and not just for job hunting. So let’s have a look at…

Facebook was created as a casual social platform- a place to post things that inspire, interest or amuse you; a place where you can make new friends and reconnect with friends and family members and share important news. On the other hand, LinkedIn, another social media platform launched two years before Facebook was designed as a network for professionals and companies. On LinkedIn, you could cultivate professional relationships; post and catch up on industry content. Clearly, career-driven individuals had found a home in the social sphere, and the numbers showed that LinkedIn directs almost four times as many persons to your website compared with Twitter or Facebook. However, in recent years, LinkedIn has begun to feel a lot like Facebook. Why? The business and work sphere has evolved, and this has caused With the evolution of the business and work sphere, employers are beginning to see the benefit of throwing…

Writing anything nowadays with the variety of content out there is already difficult as it is..but being able to write a text that it capturing and encompasses all your qualities whilst attracting interest is truly a complex task. The “About Me Page” on your blog is a very important part of your blog, site or even LinkedIn profile when it comes to presenting yourself. Your blog’s “About Page” is likely to become one of the most useful and popular pages on your blog. Say what?! It’s where new readers visit to learn more about you and why they should stick around (and what’s in it for them!). So let’s focus on some very useful tips you could all use to improve your “About me” page on a number of platforms. Tell us what you think of our tips and let us know if you also have any suggestions ! Feel free…

It used to be that you only add the contacts that perhaps can offer you something in terms of employment or people you have worked but I strongly  advise my clients against that practice nowadays. LinkedIn is all about networking and one of its most powerful tools is the connections one is able to make with other professionals of a variety of industries as well as the relationship he maintains and builds with them through his posts, articles and other interaction. So one might argue, “ok then, I might as well add as many contacts as possible to maximise the views of my posts or content in general. The more the contacts I have, the more the likelihood of my articles being seen by a greater audience. Well, it is not exactly that simple. Having spent quite a significant time studying and analysing some of the documentation put out by…

As a small business owner, your to-do list most of the time feels like a never ending task. So when it comes to Social media being added to that list, it can be a tad overwhelming and frustrating. With so many platforms out there, tips, advice and experts it is very hard to get a clear understanding of which platforms to use and how in order to maximise their potential. A first step would be to be active on the platforms you believe work for you. Have a look at other companies in your industry and identify where they are most active and why. Create similar platforms for your company or brand, a unique hashtag and you are good to go. You do not have to be on all platforms as a start up as time limits that and it is also important your time is spent productively. To help you determine…

How many of you were aware that you can search on Facebook? Not your friends name or profile..you can literally search People who liked a page, hashtags, pages and much more to help you get a better understanding of your competitors work, search potential clients and seek pages you find interesting. Even though Twitter has a specifically set, advance Search bar, Facebook does not offer anything other than the “Search Facebook” bar in the top left hand corner. So can Facebook assist you in reaching  your social media marketing goals and if so, how ? I personally extensively use the Facebook search and was also a keen user of the “Facebook Graph” or “Graph Search” as I used to call it which was rolled out a few years back by Facebook and launched in the US. I specifically remember reading a variety of very interesting articles on its potential use and was quite…

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As we are all aware, Social media has been a great tool for the majority of businesses to drive genuine traffic to their websites. It is hence imperative to be able to publish or schedule posts that will reflect the quality of your expertise in terms of feel and design. It is hence imperative that your ad images are displayed at the highest quality for all ad sizes. So next time you are preparing your next Social ad, whether that may be on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube or LinkedIn, have a look at our cheat sheet below for many tips and advice on how to best presents your ads and how to accompany them with quality images at the correct size. Set featured image Big thanks go to Social Bakers, Adweek, B2C, SlideShare, Digiday, Scribd and LinkedIn ! If you need some help with managing your social media profiles, do…