Lead with Value

Does Your Content “Lead with Value”?

“Lead with value”. Dependent on how closely you follow me on social media, how often you read my blogs and whether you join our weekly ...
5 top social media management tools

5 Top Social Media Management Tools

We’re big fans of social media management tools at Green Umbrella. Not only do they make it easier for you to plan your social media ...
Do I need a website

Do I Need a Website?

If you’re launching a new business (as many people are right now) budgets are tight and costs need to be kept low. You look at ...
podcast announcement - Christina Talks

A Little announcement – AND a little favour!

If you do the maths and work out how many hours you have each week after you've removed time for sleep, eating and an average ...
IS the QR code making a come back?

Should You Be Using QR Codes As A Marketing Tool?

Are QR codes making a comeback? They were trendy once, for about 5 minutes, admittedly, and then they quickly seemed to phase out of regular ...
Treat customer with a promotional product

Give Your Customers a Treat as they Return to the Workplace

Strange Times So, not really wanting to use the somewhat overused words such as, 'unprecedented' or 'extraordinary' to describe recent months, it has to be ...
Nine Awesome Ideas For Blog Topics

Nine awesome ideas for blog topics

Help, I don’t know what to blog about! You already know you should be blogging, don’t you?! Let’s assume that we’re preaching to the converted ...
Making social media accessible to all

Making Social Media Accessible to All

In early July, the Government Communication Service (GCS) released a statement that helps encourage us all to create accessible social media campaigns. According to the ...
Top 7 eCommerce Growth Strategies for 2020

Top 7 eCommerce Growth Strategies for 2020

No one could have predicted COVID19 and the global changes that it caused. But now that the dust is settling we can see some definite ...
five reasons to outsource social media

Five Reasons Why You Should Outsource Social Media

With so many social media platforms to consider using in your business and the time it takes to both develop and implement an effective social ...
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 ...
Grow an audience on Instagram

Webinar – How to Grow an Audience on Instagram

This webinar will give you an understanding of how Instagram works and take you through the most effective ways to grow your audience. Tuesday 28th ...
Break out of your brand bubble

Break out of your brand bubble

A statement that can send many into a hypertensive meltdown, manically waving the brand manual reciting photography and copy rules and the RGB/CMYK codes whilst ...
Stop Sending Your Email Marketing Via Outlook

Stop Sending Your Email Marketing Via Outlook

I’m always promoting my opinion that it should be a priority to make sure all your marketing activities are in sync with each other if ...
How to get over the fear of public speaking

How to get over the fear of public speaking

Fear might not be the right word for everyone – but there is an anxiety that comes with public speaking. Speaking to a group of ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...