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)

Dundee Connections – Delegate List – 12th April 2018

Top of the morning to everyone!!!

I hope everyone is looking forward to another Dundee Connections, please find the delegate list below if there is anyone on the list you would like an introduction to then please let Clare know when you arrive

First Name Surname Workplace
Peter Adams Utility Warehouse
Caroline Allan Good Food Good Feelings
Amy Anderson DP&L Group
Simon Anderson Xeretec
Franky Anderson Conference Care
Pam Angus Tayside VA
Deborah Bolton Love & Above
Rebecca Bramhall Hampton Dundee
Kelly Bruce HI Express Dundee
Mike Child Mr Droogle
Brian Davidson Webster Security and Fire
Rosie Deery Concept Group
Alan Duff Barclays
Alastair Fitchet ajfitchet | architect
James Ford M3 Networks
Kevin Fullerton Attercopia
Vivienne Gilmartin Dundee & Angus Collage
Michael Hodgson Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Colin Izzat Capital Document Solutions
Karen Law Karen Law
Clare Marshall The Marketing Geeks
Alex Martin Mortgage Advice Buereu
John McClarey Business Fives
Peter Menzies Dundee Gin
Anthony Murray Concept Group
Lorraine Noble-Thompson Visual Print
John Phillips Ainsley Phillips
Peter Richardson First Aid Perthshire
Alex Russon Barclays
Stephen Salvona Howdens
Jamie Shankland Just Venue
Andy Simpson Angus 3D Solutions
David Stapley Stapley Fireshield
Ally Stokoe Coe Solutions
Paul Strachan Strachan Consulting
Jacqui Strachan Smart PA
Graham Stuart Bruce Clark Printers
James Van Beusekom Bibby Financial
Peter Waggot Vertical Motives
Steve Wilson Focus Consultancy

The final list is available to download here: Dundee Connections April

Dundee Connections – Delegate List – 8th March 2018

Please find below the Delegate list for our first outing of Dundee Connections. If you’d like an introduction to any of our attendees please let us know when you arrive

Name Surname Workplace
Peter Adams Utility Warehouse
Emma Ainsley Ainsley Phillips
Jayson Alexander DC Thomson
Simon Anderson Xeretec
Pam Angus Tayside VA
Clark Boles CBO Associates
Deborah Bolton Love & Above
Rebecca Bramhall Hampton by Hilton Dundee
Mike Child Mr Droogle
Alan Duff Barclays
James Ford M3 Networks
Kevin Fullerton Attercopia
Samantha Fyfe Flik magazine
Vivienne Gilmartin Bookkeeper
Robbie Handy Attercopia
Amanda Henderson Axiom Marketing Solutions
Michael Hodgson Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Laila Ibrahim Updatalent
Colin Izatt Capital Document Solutions
Audrey Johnston Thrifty
David Knoyle Swinton Insurance
Gary Langlands Vision Sound and Light
Karen Law Karen Law
Craig McCarron Exchange Communications
John McClarey Business Fies
John Phillips Ainsley Phillips
Peter Richardson First Aid Perthshire
Nicola Robinson Thrifty
Alex Russon Barclays
Stephen Salvona Howdens
Andy Simpson Angus 3D solutions
David Stapley Stapley Fireshield
Ally Stokoe Coe Solutions/Link FX
Jacqui Strachan Smart PA
Paul Strachan Paul Strachan Consulting Ltd
Derek Whittet Skipton Building Society

This list is available to download here: Dundee Connections March

Dundee Connection Delegate list: 8th February 2018

Please find below the Delegate list for our February outing of Dundee Connections. If you’d like an introduction to any of our attendees please let us know when you arrive.

Name Surname Workplace
Ailish Laughlin The Wee Travel Company
Alan Aim Travel by Knight
Alex Russon Barclays
Alex Airnes Mul-T-Lock UK
Ally Stokoe Coe Solutions/LinkFx
Amanda Henderson Axiom Business Consultancy Ltd
Amy Hanlon Calliope Yoga & Bodywork
Andrew Stewart AS Wealth Management
Andy Simpson Angus 3D Solutions Ltd
Audrey Johnston Thrifty Car & Van rental
Chris Scott Chris Scott Photography
Craig McCarron Exchange Communications
David Lawrence Foremost Golf & Sports Photography
Dougie Dougan Dundee Wanderers Hockey Club
Duncan Campbell HR Professional
Felicity Wild Copywriter
Gary Langlands Vision Sound and Light
Gordon Smith ACCA
Jacqui Strachan Smart PA
James Ford M3 Networks
Jodie Kemlo Advocating Together (Dundee) SCIO
Kerri Roberts Peter Vardy
Kevin Fullerton Attercopia
Marcus Patton Peninsula UK
Mark Moody EcoLab
Melissa Lanigan Peter Vardy
Nicola Robinson Thrifty Car & Van rental
Peter Adams Utilities Warehouse
Peter Menzies Dundee Gin Co
Peter Richardson First Aid Perthshire
Robbie Handy Attercopia
Scott Jordan Cleaning Doctor
Simon Anderson Xeretec Office Systems
Stephen Salvona Howdens
Stephen Salvona The Photograbber
Steve Wilson Business Recovery and Insolvency, Thomson Cooper Accountants
Steven Clark Together Money
Susan Malavet-Coulsen Cordially Cake

Download the list: Dundee Connections February

First Dundee Connections is a HUGE Success!

I am absolutely delighted to report that The first of our monthly Dundee Connections networking meetings was a rip roaring success! With over 40 businesses represented in the room there was a fantastic mixture of existing and new connections and I’m sure everyone who attended started on the path of building business relationships that will last!

Weavers Mill are our venue and I’m sure everyone would like to thank Linda for all her hard work as I’m sure a crowd of 40 plus teas, coffees and brekkie rolls were an unexpected addition to her Thursday morning! We’ll have to give her more warning next time!

Dundee Connections will be a monthly event held on the second Thursday of every month, (so pencil the dates in the diary so you don’t miss out) Our next one is booked for 8th February and tickets are available on eventbrite now.

The reason we ask you to register is in part so that we can get a good idea of numbers and also so that we can prepare a delegate list prior to the event so that all attendees can look out for contacts that they need to meet and use the time we have effectively! You are welcome to come along without registering but we cant promote you if we don’t know you’re going to be there!

Hope to see you all at the next one!

 

Where will TMG be? January 2018

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 January (and their links to the tickets if you need to book!)

Tuesday 9th 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.

Wedding Supplier Event @ Ghillie Dhu

The Wedding Suppliers network in Edinburgh brings together wedding professionals so whatever you are in need of, there will be contacts there to help you.

Thursday 11th January

DUNDEE CONNECTIONS

The Marketing Geeks are hosting their very own event in Dundee for some relaxed and friendly networking for businesses in and around Dundee

Thursday 18th January

East End Connections

This monthly event held in the East end of Glasgow is open to all who work in and around Glasgow.

Friday 5th & 19th January

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 23rd January

Connect & Share

Another new event for Dundee, hosted by DP&L group! See you all there

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, we look forward to catching up with you all!

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

We’ve started a YouTube Channel!

Yes, that’s me! and yes, I am a total poser!

But that’s actually a GOOD THING because we have started a YouTube Channel. Whoohoo!

What I have been finding recently is that different people ask me the same questions, how to set things up? why do one thing and not the other? and often times when I’m speaking to folks it turns out that they have been scared to ask for fear of looking foolish or it being a stupid question.

IT’S NOT, ask away!!!

I am THE QUEEN of “stupid” questions!

Apart from that one time when we sat in a Nintendo briefing and a member of staff asked what to do with the DS if it ran out of battery and we all sat and rolled our eyes as the trainer tried to sensitively tell her to charge it up without adding “you moron” to the end of his sentence. That was a stupid question. But no, on this occasion it wasn’t me.

So from now on, When I get asked a question, we’re going to make a video about it. Because you know what? If you’re wondering it, then other people will be as well! and we might as well be open about it. If I don’t know how to do something, I’ll find out. So we’re all learning together!

(I wont name who asked me, don’t worry!)

So if you’ve got anything to ask, fire it over….this might be fun 🙂

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