Dundee Connections – Delegate List – 10th May 2018

I hope everyone has been enjoying the sunshine and 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
Craig Allan Shackleton Technologies
Amy Anderson DP&L Group
Pam Angus Tayside VA
Clark Boles CBO Associates
Rebecca Bramhall Hilton Dundee
Rosie Deery Concept Group
Alan Duff Barclays
Alastair Fitchet ajfitchet | architect
David Forbes SlimmerHealth
Vivienne Gilmartin  Dundee & Angus Collage
Amanda Henderson arh accountants
Clare Marshall The Marketing Geeks
Alex Martin Mortgage Advice Bureau
Bodil McCaskill Diginet
Carole McDougall
Peter Menzies Dundee Gin
Anthony Murray Concept Group
Stephen Myles Clydesdale Bank
Lorraine Noble Thompson Visual Print
Peter Richardson First Aid Perthshire
David Robertson
Stephen Salvona Howdens
Kirsty Scott Dundee College
Jamie Shankland Just Venue
Elliot Shaw Dundee Stars
Andy Simpson Angus 3D solutions
David Stapley Stapley Fireshield
Paul Strachan Strachan Consulting
Jacqui Strachan Smart PA
Peter Waggot Vertical Motives
Colin Wallace
Lynsey Ward MacDonald hotels

The final list is available to download: Dundee Connections May

Launching The Podcast

love hate social media podcast artwork

So I went ahead and launched the Podcast!

a real one! and you can listen to it HERE

We are asked about social media each and every day, from clients wondering how to get the best ROI to friends trying to figure out how to add an event to facebook (yeah, I get the whole kaboodle of questions)

So whereas I use the technical “how to” questions as inspiration on what short instructional video I should make next, (a list that is currently the length of my arm!) I have, until now, neglected the “what do you think about….” questions.

and its time that got sorted.

After all, if one person is asking these questions, I’m sure lots are thinking them!

Mostly it will be me and my opinions on the matters but if your opinion is different, why not come on as a guest and give us your take!

You will be able to find the podcast on Anchor.fm/lovehatesocialmedia and also on itunes, google plus, spotify and all the other platforms where podcasts hang out.

Also, if you have a question, send it over! No time like the present!!

 

 

 

 

 

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)

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

Introducing… Social Media Umbrella

Over the past year TMG have been asked frequently to provide social media solutions for many small businesses, however as consultants, the fully strategised and immersive packages we offer have often been out of the price ranges of many.

On reflection the solution was simple. We love networking, We love businesses building their marketing efforts and we love social media as a marketing tool, so we Social Media Umbrella was formed as a fully serviced solution. Packages start from £50+VAT so are affordable for small businesses and we rely on regular posting and network building to create consistent impact with your social media engagement.

 

For more information on how to set up a plan, check out the Social Media Umbrella website or follow us on our channels

*Instagram* *Facebook* * LinkedIn* * Twitter*

 

I’ve parted ways with Yatter


(A personal blogpost from Clare Marshall)

So as some of you already know, for a while over the latter part of 2017 and the beginning of this year I was working with Yatter, a new collaborative social media scheduler that has been developed in Glasgow.

Some of you may also have received the announcement email from when my profile updated on LinkedIn and for those of you who have sent their congratulations on my new post, I am humbled and thank you all.

Unfortunately, shortly after the announcement of my involvement became public, it became clear that despite being brought on to bring a fresh approach to their marketing, the team were uncomfortable with me working differently to the way they were used to, the relationships became sour and I decided I had to leave.

This wasn’t a decision I took lightly, the product is superb and those who know me know that I love seeing new businesses thrive! That’s why I love doing what I do.

I think it’s important to recognise that toxic environments don’t work for anyone, and at a time where the team needs to be pulling together, our differences were only causing division.

Yes, it’s disappointing to leave after so short a time, but no, I don’t regret parting when I did. It wasn’t going to work and it’s better to recognise that early on and save the big complicated mess at the end.

Yatter is a superb system and I wish those still involved all the very best for the future (if you would benefit from using a scheduler then check it out, I highly recommend it)

Toodle Pipski!

Clare 🙂

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