Category Archives: Tips

Do #hashtags still matter on Instagram?

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Using Instagram? Then you need to use #hashtags.

It’s advice I’ve been dishing out for years and continue to push to this day. After all, hashtags are key to making Instagram work; there’s no key word search so they’re the best way to discover content and, by tapping into the most relevant tags to what you post, they’re the best way for your content to be discovered and to build a following. Continue reading Do #hashtags still matter on Instagram?

I spent a month trying to crack Snapchat stories – here’s what I learned

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Snapchat has been on my ‘to-do’ list for some time now. Sure, I’ve dabbled – mainly using it to send random snaps to my drummer – but had never really given it a proper go, until this August. Continue reading I spent a month trying to crack Snapchat stories – here’s what I learned

A snazzy checklist and six quick tips to turbo-charge your LinkedIn profile

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It might not be the coolest of social networks, but there’s little doubt that LinkedIn is becoming more useful, more thoughtful and more difficult to ignore. Thanks to the power of #commscamp16 we’ve now got a fancy checklist and some top tips to get your profile flying. Continue reading A snazzy checklist and six quick tips to turbo-charge your LinkedIn profile

Photo, headline and summary – the holy trinity of a smoking LinkedIn profile

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As part of my ongoing journey towards actually liking LinkedIn, I’ve been giving some training on the world’s largest professional network to my colleagues here at Warwick. Throughout these sessions, three key things have come up as being especially useful to my participants, so I’d thought I’d share them here. Continue reading Photo, headline and summary – the holy trinity of a smoking LinkedIn profile

Podcasting special part 2: some tips to help you start your own show

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Yesterday we dipped into some of the impressive stats around podcasting, which have hopefully left you enthused about giving it a go yourself. However, that can be easier said than done. With that in mind, here’s a few tips on how to get podcasting. Continue reading Podcasting special part 2: some tips to help you start your own show

The 10 best blog posts I read in 2015

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Well, today’s the last day in the office of 2015 for me – hooray for Christmas! To mark it, I’m doing a suitable activity for the end of the year…looking back on the previous 360-odd days. Continue reading The 10 best blog posts I read in 2015

Instatips: 10 tips to make you better at Instagram pt2

instatips blog 1 picSo, your organisation wants in on Instagram? I’m not surprised; it’s a great community to tap into and you actually still get pretty good engagement rates – at the University of Warwick our Instagram followers are by far the most likely of our social media crowds to do something with our content. But where to start? Well, hopefully this post will help. Continue reading Instatips: 10 tips to make you better at Instagram pt2

Instatips: 10 tips to make you better at Instagram pt1

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Unlike pets, children or colleagues, there’s no shame to be had or relationships to destroy in declaring your favourite social network. For me, it’s Instagram and has been for a long time – it’s incredibly social, it’s made with mobile in mind and it’s a daily source of inspirational photography. Continue reading Instatips: 10 tips to make you better at Instagram pt1