Optimising Your LinkedIn Profile

Optimising your Social Media

Most people start out on LinkedIn with a “I have to be on this” attitude and don’t see it as the incredibly powerful and useful social media tool that it is.

In fact, a fully optimised profile can do wonders for your your professional image, create lasting relationships with connections you wouldn’t otherwise be able to stay in touch with and open doors to opportunities that wouldn’t otherwise be available.

So its pretty dang important you are presented in a good light!

Our first announced workshops are below with evening and daytime workshops available to book on eventbrite.

(THESE WORKSHOPS ARE INTERACTIVE AND WE WILL BE ALTERING PROFILES AND LEARNING STRATEGY AS WE GO, PLEASE BE PREPARED TO BRING ALONG YOUR DEVICES AND INTERACT WITH THE OTHER ATTENDEES)

Edinburgh dates:

Optimising your LinkedIn profile (Tues 15th May – eve)

Optimising your LinkedIn profile (Fri 15th June – morn)

Optimising Your Instagram Profile

instagram training, the marketing geeks

Instagram can be an incredibly powerful tool when it comes to building connections and getting a visual presence online. So having a profile that encourages interaction is critical to its success as a business tool.

From building a profile that is visually appealing to having a concentrated content creation and posting schedule that will engage viewers, this workshop will have your profile fully functioning with business in mind, now more will Instagram just be about pretty pictures of your dinner!

Our first announced workshops are below with evening and daytime workshops available to book on eventbrite.

(THESE WORKSHOPS ARE INTERACTIVE AND WE WILL BE ALTERING PROFILES AND LEARNING STRATEGY AS WE GO, PLEASE BE PREPARED TO BRING ALONG YOUR DEVICES AND INTERACT WITH THE OTHER ATTENDEES)

Edinburgh dates:

Optimising your Instagram profile (Fri 18th May – morn)
Optimising your Instagram profile (Tues 29th May – eve)

Social Media Training Events

Our New Training Courses

Since our inception, there has been one topic that has consistently come up in our clients discovery meetings, and that is “How do I build my social media presence?”

The answers are simply but its important to have a clear strategy in place to make sure that your social media efforts are working for you and not just taking up valuable time.

To address the social media issues everyone has we are delighted to announce that we will be hosting workshops on a variety of subjects that can make running your own social media campaigns much more manageable and effective.

All events are bookable through eventbrite and more are to be announced shortly.

Edinburgh events:
Optimising your LinkedIn profile (Tues 15th May – eve)
Optimising your LinkedIn profile (Fri 15th June – morn)
Optimising your Instagram profile (Fri 18th May – morn)
Optimising your Instagram profile (Tues 29th May – eve)

Where will TMG be December 2017?

For anyone who doesn’t know, The Marketing Geeks are HUGE believers in face to face networking, so we get out and about and try to meet as many people as possible during the working week.

Lots of the events are free or cost the same as a cup of coffee or tea, and the connections you can make can be invaluable!

December is a crazy busy month so we’ll be calming down on the networking scene until the new year when we launch our own event in Dundee

So, if you would like to come along to any and either meet us there or arrange a one-2-one before or after the events we’d love to meet you!

Below are the events we will be attending this December (and their links to the tickets if you need to book!)

Tuesday 5th December

Creative Circles

The fantastic folks at Codebase are hosting Creative Circles monthly meet for creative, techs and makers, Event is sponsored by FreeAgent and is drop in anytime between 8:30 and 10:30am.

For this event we will be extra special as the good folks at PalTiya Premium will be demonstrating their incredible all weather sculpting material.

**There will also be a secont event held at Custom Lane, 67 Commercial Street, EH6 6LH**

Wednesday 6th December

Southsiders In Business

The original Glasgow event that inspired coffee connections is noted to be one of the best monthly events in the city. Don’t forget to bring along a toy or gift voucher for Glasgow Care Foundation

Thursday 14th December

GCI and Microsoft Christmas Extravaganza

Networking, festive drinks, GDPR (you see how we slipped it in subtly there?) at Waverley Gate. would be super to see everyone before Xmas!

Friday 22nd December

The Friday Biz Northumberland

Hosted by the delightful Charlie Kenny we attend the Granary in Berwick upon Tweed from 12noon-2pm (ish), lots of businesses and lots of interesting topics covered.

On all other days we are free for a chinwag over a cup of tea so feel free to get in touch at contactus@themarketinggeeks.co.uk and we can arrange a suitable time

For those of you who we wont get to see in December, have a great holiday season and we look forward to catching up in the new year

Where Will TMG Be? November 2017

For anyone who doesn’t know, The Marketing Geeks are HUGE believers in face to face networking, so we get out and about and try to meet as many people as possible during the working week.

Lots of the events are free or cost the same as a cup of coffee or tea, and the connections you can make can be invaluable!

So, if you would like to come along to any and either meet us there or arrange a one-2-one before or after the events we’d love to meet you!

Below are the events we will be attending this November (and their links to the tickets if you need to book!)

Wednesday 1st November

Southsiders In Business

The original Glasgow event that inspired coffee connections is noted to be one of the best monthly events in the city. So naturally we have to check it out!

1st & 2nd November

Scottish Business Exhibition

SMEs of all shapes and sizes will be gathering in the SEC with a variety of talks and events being held over the two days.

Tuesday 7th November

Creative Circles

The fantastic folks at Codebase are hosting Creative Circles monthly meet for creative, techs and makers, Event is sponsored by FreeAgent and is drop in anytime between 8:30 and 10:30am

Wedding Suppliers Network

A great event for anyone who supplies services associated with weddings, from venues and caterers,  bespoke honeymoon planners, to wedding stationers and florists.

Friday 10th November

Preparing for GDPR

Admittedly not the sexiest of subjects but one that we will all be affected by in the next few months. We go along so that we make sure we keep ourselves compliant and also so that we can steer our clients in the right direction for help and advice.

The Friday Biz Northumberland

Hosted by the delightful Charlie Kenny we attend the Granary in Berwick upon Tweed from 12noon-2pm (ish), lots of businesses and lots of interesting topics covered.

Tuesday 14th November

MBTAG Tourism Showcase

We were invited along to the last MBTAG away day and it was not only eye opening to the range of businesses in the Midlothian and Borders area, but also a bloomin fun (if absolutely exhausting) day out!  come along and see what different services you could work with!

 Wednesday 15th November

Expo Scotland

Hashtag events are running Expo Scotland at Hampden Park for its second year! lets hope this is even bigger than the last!

Friday 17th November

Business Week East Lothian Coffee Morning

This bi monthly event in Haddington brings in a HUGE selection of businesses from in and around East Lothian and has some fantastic speakers.

Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd November

Scotland Build 2017

Scotlands leading event for those in construction and design held at the SEC. there will be workshops and seminars covering the two days so check out their website for an itinerary to make sure you don’t miss anything!

Thursday 23rd November

East End Connections

We unfortunately had to miss last months EEC and are feeling the FOMO. Looking forward to this one as it’ll be incredible!

Network Borders

We’ve never been before but this event in Lilliesleaf has caught our attention as its been steadily growing over the summer. so time to check it out!!!

Thursday 30th November

Intellectual Property Zone

Another subject that people shy away from but is incredibly important to know where you stand with. We’ll be going along anyway so if there is any uncertainty with where you stand with trademarks, IP or brand awareness, come along or let us know and we’ll look out for someone who can answer your questions.

On all other days we are free for a chinwag over a cup of tea so feel free to get in touch at contactus@themarketinggeeks.co.uk and we can arrange a suitable time

Networking

If you want to improve your business reach, organizing a networking event can be just the ticket that can get you in front of potential clients and customers.

Networking can range from coffee mornings to drinks events and The Marketing Geeks are just the people to tailor the event to suit both your and your clients needs.

Event Planning and Management

 

As well as organising our own events to bring together the business community, which range from networking to trade shows, we are also experiences event managers for roadshows, conferences, seminars and gala events.

Each business is different and TMG will be able to work with you to tailor an event that will make your business stand out

 

Get in touch and we can start planning your next event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Firrenes First Single, Now available!!!

So…. As some may already be aware, at the beginning of 2017 I began working with a new Edinburgh band called The Firrenes, they had only formed a few months before and in spite of having only performed one gig, The Firrenes were proving to be an ambitious and talented mix.

They had a second gig in April which rallied a fantastic crowd and then it was in to Chamber Studio, Edinburgh to work with the incredibly talented in-house producer and owner, Graeme Young to put their first double A-side single together.

Like seriously, this guy was like a magician! (for music obviously)

And, (drum roll please) It is a pleasure to announce that the single is now available on Vinyl, CD and digital download from the links below.

As someone who is in no way musical witnessing first hand the phenominal level of talent at every stage of the production process was awe inspiring, from the band as a core, who were joined by Luci Holland on vocals, James McCutcheon on sax (for recording and Fiona Dabjen for live performance) A gospel Choir of Romana Munir, Victoria Simmonds & Helena Paul; Findlay Heatherington on Trumpet and Andrew Blair on Trombone, To the photographic talent of Stephen Salvona (the Photograbber), Model Estefania Alejo, Nexus Digital for video production. Everyone worked incredibly hard to bring this single to life!

(And to anyone else I’ve missed, a massive thank you!, my heads bursting trying to remember everyone!)

And the hard work payed off as the band were joined at their gig at Edinburgh’s Voodoo Rooms by surprise guest, and long time hero of Jules, Michael Eavis. Who looked like he really enjoyed the show!

That’s the band away to Germany now for their gig in Berlin but when they get back the planning of a UK tour and recording their album will be underway (no rest for the wicked)

You can buy the record and CD from the online shop at www.TheFirrenes.com, or download the songs from SpotifyAmazon and iTunes.

Excerpts from the singles and some of the Firrenes other material is available on their YouTube channel.
Happy Listening!!!!

Where Will TMG be? – October 2017

For anyone who doesn’t know, The Marketing Geeks are HUGE believers in face to face networking, so we get out and about and try to meet as many people as possible during the working week.

Lots of the events are free or cost the same as a cup of coffee or tea, and the connections you can make can be invaluable!

So, if you would like to come along to any and either meet us there or arrange a one-2-one before or after the events we’d love to meet you!

Below are the events we will be attending this October (and their links to the tickets if you need to book!)

Wednesday 4th October

Falkirk Business Day 2017

Come along to hear speakers from business around the Falkirk area

Tuesday 10th October

Wedding Suppliers Network

All suppliers for wedding, from venues and caterers, to wedding stationers and florists

Wednesday 11th October

Scottish Networking Show (Edinburgh)

Networking on a mammoth scale at the Edinburgh Capital Hotel. Mingling, 60 second pitches, speed networking, the full shebang. If you’re there, say hello!

Thursday 12th October

Launch of the Firrenes first single

Before jetting off to Berlin to begin their first European gig The Firrenes will be launching their first single “Time & Place/Destitution Row” at the Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh.

Friday 13th October

Friday Biz, Berwick upon Tweed.

Hosted by the delightful Charlie Kenny we attend the Granary from 12noon-2pm (ish), lots of businesses and lots of interesting topics covered.

Wednesday 18th October

Coffee Connections Edinburgh

Colin McKeand’s legendary coffee connections at the Village Hotel, Edinburgh will be drawing the usual crowd of 80+ guests so get along and start connecting.

Thursday 26th October

East End Connections

Having recently bumped into Fiona who runs East End Connections and having never attended before, it’s about time we ventured through to sunny Glasgow to see what all the fuss is about!

On all other days we are free for a chinwag over a cup of tea so feel free to get in touch at contactus@themarketinggeeks.co.uk and we can arrange a suitable time

Your most memorable job?

What’s your most memorable job been?

Has it been memorable because you hated it or because you loved it?

Over the years I have had some pretty interesting jobs and got to work with tremendous people. People who I would never have been able to come into contact with had it not been for some obscure demand from a client or some desperate to impress the boss, new graduate who thought up the wackiest idea ever to get attention.

Usually managed to get the wrong sort of attention as wacky ideas tend to be a logistical nightmare. Just saying!

Anyhoo, the other day I was asked what my favourite job was? The asker probably assuming I would say that working for Nintendo and all their cool games was my fav, or perhaps running events with Alcohol brands?

Nope. These were cool jobs and I learned a lot and had a crazy amount of fun, but my favourite stands alone!

I remember the phone-call…

Hi, Clare, we’ve had a last minute cancellation and wondered if you could step in?

Sure, what’s it for?

It’s for blood donation. (a subject I happen to feel passionate about, so they had me!)

Cool, I’ll do it. Send over the details.

I was dressed as a blood drop. It wasn’t glamourous. But it was incredible fun. I was there to have my photograph taken with delegates of a blood technology conference. So not blood donation at all.

The opening evening had a ceilidh, I was the main attraction and danced about as a crazy blood-drop. The following days I turned up and people came over to get their pictures taken with me. My minder took me around the conference and got to have pictures with scientists and developers and engineers.

At the end of the conference week I got a thank you card from the team and we took pictures of us all together. (I’m in red at the back)

That one idea, which was quite a simple one, turned a run-of-the-mill meeting of scientists at seminars into a memorable and enjoyable few days. It also made Roche stand out amongst the crowds of other exhibitors as everyone knew they were there and where to find them. Clever huh!

So next time you are planning an event or a seminar or even a meeting, think about how you can make it memorable and engaging. Be approachable and people will come to you and feel their time is appreciated. It doesn’t need to be a costume character, take photos as you go around, thank the attendees for coming, put on a speaker, ask for opinions. Make it your own and people will come back!

If we can be of assistance in making your next event memorable, get in touch at workwithus@themarketinggeeks.co.uk