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I've Lost My Love For Twitter.... Until I Listened To This Podcast

I've Lost My Love For Twitter…. Until I Listened To This Podcast

Over the last six months or so I have found Twitter to be a chore.  I sent my very first Tweet in January 2009 and ...
Digital Marketing Lingo

Digital Marketing Lingo – It Can Be Confusing TBH

If you're planning on making 2019 the year you jump in the deep end and take your digital marketing to the next level - then ...
Emma's Aim

Supporting Emma's Aim at Christmas

Like many businesses, in the past we have sent Christmas cards - as design and print is one of our services we are almost obliged ...
How To Ask For A Customer Testimonial (And Get Them!)

How To Ask For A Customer Testimonial (And Get Them!)

Unless you are selling items on Amazon, eBay, your website, or you work in the hospitality industry, it is extremely difficult to get reviews, recommendations or ...
“I don’t use my LinkedIn account – why would I?”

“I Don’t Use My LinkedIn Account – Why Would I?”

Every now and then I hear these words, usually uttered in frustration by someone in a business development or sales role, and also (more often ...
7 Tips for Proofreading Your Own Content

Seven Tips for Proofreading Your Own Content

Proofreading your own work can be difficult. When you’ve been looking at the same words for a few hours, it becomes easy to miss a ...
What Is An Instagram Nametag?

What Is An Instagram Nametag?

In all honesty, I raised my eyebrows when I heard that Instagram was launching Nametags earlier this year.  If you are not sure what a ...
Do You Have an Active Listening Strategy?

Do You Have an Active Listening Strategy?

I have recently been accused of being a control freak - I know! No one reading this is shocked. In fact, you're all trying to ...
Mind the gap

Mind The Gap

Anyone who has travelled on the London Underground will be familiar with the recorded voice that warns us to ‘mind the gap’. It’s very good ...
10 Tips from a Facebook Novice

10 Tips from a Facebook Novice

Over the last few months at GU I have learnt a lot – from getting over my fear of answering the phone to learning the ...
My Top 5 Recommendations For Starting A New Business

My Top 5 Recommendations For Starting A New Business

Whilst on a recent holiday, I received a text message from a friend saying "I've been writing lots of ideas about a new business venture ...
10 Strategies to Get Close to Millennials via Marketing Campaigns

10 Strategies to Get Close to Millennials via Marketing Campaigns

Millennials are now officially the largest working generation in US history. They’ve managed to outnumber the Baby Boomers, so it’s only right that marketers and ...
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 ...