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 ...
LinkedIn Profile Mistakes

Five Common LinkedIn Personal Profile Mistakes

This blog post is not a checklist of the things that you should incorporate in your LinkedIn personal profile, it's quite the opposite! These are ...
Video content

Is 2020 a Time to Let Your Customers See You Clearly?

I am still vaguely surprised that the year is actually 2020. To me, it still sounds like it should be part of the title of ...
Google My Business

How do I get my business on Google? – Introducing Google My Business

We get asked this question quite often by businesses who are brand new, or those who are struggling to gain traction in search results. One ...
Pinterest trends to look out for in 2020

The 5 Top Trends to Look for On Pinterest in 2020

Over the past two years, I have coached and managed social media for many different types of businesses, but one platform that is rarely, if ...
How to Amplify your content strategy in a few easy steps

How to Amplify your content strategy in a few easy steps

Content. If you’re responsible for marketing in your business that one word is probably responsible for more than a few sleepless nights. Defining what ‘Content’ ...
5 marketing books to read in 2020

5 Marketing Books to read in 2020

It’s that time of year again when you are planning for the year ahead; business owners are reflecting on the successes of 2019 and looking ...
2020 Business Goals

For the sake of Auld Lang Syne… Here’s to 2020!

There’s been a bit of a tradition here at Green umbrella over the last few years. A tradition I wasn’t quite sure I wanted to ...
Emma's Aim Christmas

Supporting Emma's Aim this Christmas

As many of you will know, for the past few years we have been supporting Emma's Aim. So again this year, we will be making ...
Predictions for Social Media and Digital Marketing Trends in 2020

Our Predictions for Social Media and Digital Marketing Trends in 2020

It’s that most wonderful time of the year… when we look back on 2019 and think ‘Wow! How far have we come with all the ...
Social Media and Marketing: 15 Statistics to Drive Your Marketing Strategy for 2020

Social Media and Marketing: 15 Statistics to Drive Your Marketing Strategy for 2020

As we creep towards the end of the year, hopefully, you are tuning into your marketing strategy for 2020. Where are you going to show ...
Facebook Reach

Why is My Facebook Reach So Low?

Remember the good old days? You know, when Facebook was still a baby and when you posted you'd get endless people seeing and engaging with ...
Honest or just couldn’t be bothered? Why you may need to stop being ‘authentic’ in your video posts

Honest or just couldn’t be bothered? Why you may need to stop being ‘authentic’ in your video posts

I want to be perfectly clear about something. I love authenticity. When you are posting on social or creating content for your marketing, you should ...