Monday Marketing Update 9th July

Every Monday I share what's going on with my week and what's new in the world of marketing over on my Facebook Page and Instagram account.

Today we've been talking about LinkedIn, Facebook Ad transparency, new Google Ads (replacing AdWords) Instagram Stories and IG TV, watch below for an overview or check out the full video on Facebook.

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Where I’m Networking in July

I’m kicking off July with a trip down to Birmingham for the Entrepreneurs Circle pre event networking evening on Sunday 1st July. So really getting this month’s networking off to a head start. At the event today Nigel Botterill is sharing his 3 future trends for marketing. One of those trends is that conversation is becoming the new lead generation. Conversation is one of the reasons why I attend so many networking events – because it enables me to have interesting conversations with people. Meeting people face to face shrinks the distance and gets me closer to my potential customers in a way that can’t be done online, even with live videos and community groups with strong relationships, for me there is no better way to connect than in person. So if you’d like to meet up and have an interesting conversation this is where you can find me this month. Read More


Where I’m Networking in York in June

June’s networking kicked off with the Summer Social on Tuesday. We celebrated our Woo Hoo wins over Sangria and Summer punch (or Ginger Beer and Elderflower presse) and the fabulous Helen Drye from Silver and Stone Jewellery won a bottle of prosecco for her woo hoo of 6 years in business! (winner drawn at random by Lily Denniss from Foxglove Portfolios as part of her fundraising for a trip to Peru)

The open networking and socialising format worked really well, lots of new connections were made, strawberry scones by Just Jos Catering were enjoyed, hook a duck was played and a good time was had by all! So much that it’s been requested as an annual event!

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How do you celebrate success?

It can be hard as a small business owner, especially if you are the only person in your business, or even if you have a freelance team it can be difficult to create a reason to bring everyone together unless there’s a reason for a big celebration.

But often it’s the small achievements that can go unnoticed or we celebrate on our own at home with a glass of bubbles. If we are lucky we can celebrate with friends of family, but more often than not they just don’t get why we are so excited by that thing in our business.  

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Where I’m networking in York in May

I feel like a bit of a networking queen after attending 11 networking events last month. I set myself a visibility objective for the month of April to become known for marketing strategy and to promote my upcoming email marketing workshops. I’m taking it a bit easier this month as I'll be preparing for and running said workshops but I've still got 6 networking events planned so, it’s not like I’m exactly ready to hang up my crown! This is where I will be this month…

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April Wellbeing Meet Up

As a lover of massages, and a fan of alternative, holistic and wellbeing therapies I'm thrilled to be invited as a guest to the York Wellbeing Meet Up this month. And since I love answering marketing questions I'll be taking questions over coffee during the meet up. I've worked with a wide range of wellbeing practitioners including nutritional therapists, massage therapists, aromatherapists, reflexologists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, yoga, Pilates and zumba teachers, reiki masters and other spiritual or healing based business owners. 

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York Pop Up Business Cafe

I'm delighted to be returning as one of the experts at the How's Business Pop Up Business Cafe. I'll be joining 6 other local business experts at The Natural Entrepreneurs Workspace in York on Wednesday 25th April and we'll be on hand to answer questions about Websites, Marketing, Social Media, Raising Finance, Tax & Accountancy, and Business Start-up and Growth.

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