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Ugly social media comments: how to develop a PR crisis management plan that works

  26.06.2016   Blog Posts, Uncategorized

Social media is one of the most powerful, if not the most powerful way to interact and engage with current and prospective customers in 2015. With over 13.6 million Facebook

Facebook’s new empathetic-dislike button: what is it and how will it impact your business?

  21.09.2015   Blog Posts, Uncategorized

You heard that right. Facebook is releasing a new button that aims to compliment the LIKE button.  CEO Mark Zuckerberg has indicated he doesn’t want the new button to be

Marketing Australia – who is looking at what and where [INFOGRAPHIC]

  14.09.2015   Blog Posts, Uncategorized

In May this year, Sensis released a report that contained some interesting statistics about Australian’s media usage patterns. We’ve put together this handy infographic that contains some up to date statistics.  While

Australian Social Media Usage [INFOGRAPHIC]

  10.08.2015   Blog Posts, Uncategorized

At the end of July, The Business Spectator – Technology Spectator released useful statistics on Facebook usage. Social Media News also distributed statistics on social media usage in Australia. We pulled out

Why Australians aren’t following brands on social media – and what you can do about it

  20.07.2015   Blog Posts, Uncategorized

Australians have embraced all facets of social media with open arms, after all 49% of us use it every day!  But, recent research has found only 11% are “very likely”

Facebook’s new ‘See First’ and ‘Discover New Pages’ updates: What do they mean for business marketing?

  15.07.2015   Blog Posts, Uncategorized

Facebook has released a new button that aims to change the way posts appear in your News Feed.  The app update is only available for iOS phones at this time

Australian businesses & social media [INFOGRAPHIC]

  8.07.2015   Blog Posts, Uncategorized

  In May, Sensis released its Social Media Report. The report features heaps of interesting statistics about how Australian individuals and businesses are using social media, when they’re using it

Looking for a mid-year change? 6 ways to make your LinkedIn profile stand out

  8.07.2015   Blog Posts, Uncategorized

It’s official – Aussies love LinkedIn.  The Sensis Social Media Report May 2015 found that 28% of the population had a LinkedIn profile, even more than Instagram at 26%! However,

Snapchat: the untapped marketing tool & what you need to know

  25.06.2015   Blog Posts, Uncategorized

Last year, we looked at the unorthodox ways brands are using Instagram, Vine and Snapchat to market themselves.  Almost a year later, these platforms have only continued to grow in

Australians going mobile [INFOGRAPHIC]

  22.06.2015   Blog Posts, Uncategorized

A recent report by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has found that an increasing number of Australians are cutting fixed-line telephone and internet connections in favour of exclusive

Dallas Buyers Club decision also a warning for people who cut and paste

  9.04.2015   Blog Posts, Uncategorized

  In the wake of the recent Federal Court judgement that a number of Australian ISPs give up the addresses and identities of those who illegally downloaded the film Dallas

New ACMA research: 92% of Australians enjoy an online lifestyle

  2.04.2015   Blog Posts, Uncategorized

New research from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) compiled in 2014 shows that Australians are now more connected than ever. The new research shows that nearly every Australian

What’s the right social media platform for your industry sector?

  11.03.2015   Blog Posts, Uncategorized

It’s 2015 and it’s official: social media has exploded. We all know by now that social media offers both big and small business practically equal access to a gargantuan-sized audience.

Getting value out of your social media spend?

  11.03.2015   Blog Posts, Uncategorized

In 2015 social media marketing is very big business. Big business and SMEs alike now understand the potential exposure good content published across a number of social media platforms can

Content Marketing Predictions for 2015

  11.03.2015   Blog Posts, Uncategorized

Content marketing spend is set to skyrocket in Australia in 2015. Big business has been on board the content train for a number of years now and SMEs are due

The evolution of Instagram [INFOGRAPHIC]

  11.12.2014   Uncategorized

Latest Australian communications trends you should know about

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has released some pretty interesting research that highlights Australians are using communications technology like never before. The ACMA’s report, released in late November,

5 tips for a striking LinkedIn profile

  8.10.2014   Uncategorized

Ever gone searching for work without a CV in hand? You don’t see many successful businesses out there without a sign out the front either. In 2014 the personal resume

New ACMA research: unlike large companies SMEs failing to see value in digital

  7.10.2014   Uncategorized

A new report from the Australian Communications and Media Authority highlights that Australian SMEs’ lack of urgency to modernise and embrace the digital economy may be to their detriment. The report

Ello and what’s all this then? The new social media platform set on killing Facebook

  2.10.2014   Uncategorized

Ello, there! You might remember some of the rather controversial things Facebook has been up to in recent times. Earlier this year Facebook was all over the news after it

5 stone-faced lies you believe about content marketing

  16.09.2014   Blog Posts, Uncategorized

The simple truth is that we believe a lot of porky pies when it comes to the value of content marketing. If you haven’t heard all the misinformation and plain

Has your business made the great mobile migration?

  11.09.2014   Uncategorized

Did you know that, according to Google, the number mobile searches will surpass computer searches in the next year? While this statistic might surprise you, the great mobile migration has

Australians devote 52% of screen time to mobile devices

  12.08.2014   Uncategorized

Anyone who has a gen Z at home, knows a gen Z or has observed one in their natural habitat will tell you that in 2014 one screen isn’t enough.

3 effective social media tools for B2B and B2C that businesses often overlook

  11.08.2014   Uncategorized

Most online-savvy businesses today agree about the benefits of marketing their business on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. But what about the less obvious platforms? It’s

Effective email marketing tips for chiropractors

  16.07.2014   Uncategorized

Over the past several years the public attitude towards the chiropractic sector and the legitimacy of the health benefits it can deliver has resulted in chiropractors becoming highly competitive in

Owned media channels the way of the future for all business marketing

  15.07.2014   Uncategorized

In a recent report released by the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) in partnership with the consultancy group PwC, it was found that 67% or two thirds of marketers were shifting

The importance of being LinkedIn: build your Company Page right

  2.07.2014   Uncategorized

LinkedIn is the social media epicentre for the business world. To date, over 3 million businesses have company pages on LinkedIn.  Over 150 different industries are represented and 1,275,000 products

5 BIG stuff ups in communications history

  18.06.2014   Uncategorized

We’ve all been in relationships where communication can be an issue, it goes with the territory—your partner just isn’t you. Communications experts are in the business of clearing away the

Is Google+ the best platform for SMEs? ……we think so.

  3.06.2014   Uncategorized

With over 500 million users and 925,000 new users daily, Google+ is the second largest social network. While it is often overlooked and misunderstood, there is no denying that it is

10 reasons why you should enter business awards and how to go about it

  21.05.2014   Uncategorized

Many large corporations, government bodies and business groups support or organise small business award nights to show their support for small business owners that operate in their area or sector.