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The good stuff: social media news, updates and advice...

Are Instagram Hashtags Dead?

Instagram hashtags, they're pretty 2019, aren't they? Or are they? Should we be using them on our Instagram posts? 

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How to Show Images or Slides during your Instagram Live Video

If you're ready to really grow your Instagram engagement, going Live on the platform gives you the chance to interact with your audience in...

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How to Increase Instagram Engagement Organically in 2022

If you are searching for ways to increase your engagement on Instagram organically - that's without paying a cent - I have 5 ideas for you....

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How to get 'Good' Reels Music even when you have a Business Instagram Account

Everyone is talking about Instagram Reels and the massive reach this new content type is generating! Catchy tunes, cute dances, pointing fingers...

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A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating an Instagram Carousel Post using Canva

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How to post your YouTube Videos to Instagram as IGTV Videos

When it comes to creating content, I'm a firm believer in getting the absolute most out of your time and effort by repurposing...

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Five Tips to Simplify your Social Media Marketing

Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok, post to your feed, go live, create stories, how about Reels? It’s no wonder business owners often feel...

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What you should know about The Privacy Act 2020

The new Privacy Bill has passed and The Privacy Act 2020 will come into effect on 1 December 2020, replacing The Privacy Act 1993 here in New...

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COVID-19: How to Manage your Social Media Marketing during the Pandemic

Managing your social media marketing during a crisis can be really stressful. I have been asked if it’s best to go dark on social altogether,...

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All about the Instagram Algorithm

The mystical Instagram algorithm.

That thing we don’t quite understand that seemingly favours someone else’s posts over yours, giving...

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Is LinkedIn just for Job Seekers?

When LinkedIn launched back in 2003, the home page promised to make your “professional network faster and more powerful”. With a...

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How to use Hashtags on LinkedIn

Hashtags. We’re used to seeing them on Twitter. They’re used by the bucket load on Instagram. They look a little out of place on...

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