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reputation management

Are you using social media to manage your online reputation?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICRKbLwfDZM In this video, Julia Doherty from Green Umbrella Marketing shares the reasons why you should be using social media to see what people are ...

Computer Says No!!!

I used to love Little Britain, David Walliams and Matt Lucas were always guaranteed to make me laugh. From their character who said “Eh Eh ...

Is It A Good Thing To Stay Away From Technology While You Are Away?

I've just got back from holiday where my intentions were to have a "digital detox". Could I manage without my many gadgets at my fingertips? ...
Training courses

Training Courses …. Are They A Good Use Of Our Time And Money Or Can We Learn It All Ourselves?

What is training? Definition from Oxford dictionary – the action of teaching a person a particular skill or type of behaviour. Training is about the ...

What's The Point Of A Business Plan?

I believe however large or small a business is, even if it's just you, you should have a plan that helps guide your business forward. ...

Five Annoying Personal Messages on LinkedIn, and Why You Should Stop Using them Right Now

I found myself getting slightly annoyed with my LinkedIn inbox yesterday and felt the need to put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard), and ...

Mileage Allowance Planning

With the ever increasing tax cost of providing a company car, many employers are instead providing a car allowance and getting the employee to purchase ...

Brand New Blogging Strategy for 2016

Have you been hearing the phrase, "Don't build your property on other people's land?" - There are only two things that you can control online ...

If You Want To Know, Just Ask

If you want to know what your customers think, why not ask them? Now, market research is a science. If you need statistically robust results ...

Six Sure-Fire Facebook Strategies to Catapult Your Success

I have been teaching Facebook marketing techniques for the last six years, and I am surprised to see that some business owners are still using ...

I Am Robot – Or Not?!

When it comes to writing blogs, I do always try and think about what I have learnt or heard about in the weeks and days ...
How do I get more Instagram followers?

Umm… how do I get more Instagram followers?

With Instagram being an up and coming platform – it’s no wonder more, and more businesses are turning to this social media site to try ...
The Lifespan of a Social Media Post

The Lifespan of a Social Media Post

One of the questions I’ve heard clients ask the most is how often they should post on social media. It was interesting to me to ...
Images in social media

Every picture tells a story – How to choose images for social media

We all make mistakes. It would be completely unrealistic to assume that you can go through an entire working day without making the odd typo ...
Create Shareable Content

Creating Shareworthy Social Media Content

If you really want to create content that your followers will engage with – you need to get in their heads! But you also need ...
Green Umbrella News

Big News At GU!

It's been a bit of a busy week or so here at Green Umbrella, to say the least. We've been out and about talking to ...
How to Create 30 Days of Instagram Content In Just One Day

Create 30 Days of Instagram Content In Just One Day

We are living in a time-starved world.  Every minute counts, especially when it comes to social media content.  If Instagram, with its 800+ million users, ...
Join us live for some big news

Join us Live for some BIG news!

Join us Live for some BIG news!  It might be April Fool’s Day on Monday - but we have an announcement to make and we ...
Social Media is a Waste of Time

Social Media is a Waste of Time

How many times have you seen an article with a similar headline? Or more recently, headlines screaming about social media advertising being a waste of ...
Email Marketing Techniques that Work

Email Marketing Techniques that Work

We have seen a number of email marketing mistakes over the years.  (We even made a few ourselves in the very early days of being ...
Biggest challenge for a social media manager? No News

Biggest challenge for a social media manager? No News

Even If you have truly committed to your social media marketing efforts, there will be days where everything goes off the rails. People have called ...
#FacebookDown – Panic Stations!

#FacebookDown – Panic Stations!

On Wednesday 13th March 2019, there was a mass outage across both Facebook and Instagram. We saw the hashtags #FacebookDown, and #InstagramDown trending on Twitter ...
Blogging Rules to live by

Blogging Rules to live by

I’m not going to lie to you. I’m writing this Blog article in a panic. Why? Because I didn’t stick to the plan - I ...