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Exploring the Power of Stories with SMW Bristol

As one of the world’s leading conference series, Social Media Week has an undying commitment to equipping community members with the tools, insights, and practices for shaping their business in profound ways that positively define the industry.

This year, with the global theme, “STORIES: With Great Influence Comes Great Responsibility,” SMW Bristol will bring its unique perspective into the power of storytelling in changing how people think and act, and our responsibility to use this influence for the greater good to the discussion table.

We sat down to speak with the organizers of SMW Bristol about the forthcoming event, what sessions have the most intricate ties to this year’s theme, which partners and brands they’re most looking forward to working with, key questions that will be addressed in their specific SMW edition, and much more.

What do you think will be the most important attendee takeaways from this year’s conference?

With over 1500 tickets sold to over 40 events, aside from all the skill up and learning opportunities imparted at Social Media Week Bristol the most important takeaway from the week will be the chances for networking. Over the years, we’ve heard wonderful stories of how Social Media Week Bristol has fuelled new relationships, created new collaborations, supported careers, elevated profile and generally helped build Bristol’s reputation – nationally and globally – as a center for creative, digital and tech excellence.

What session is your team the most excited about?

Infamous Russian feminist activist punk band, Pussy Riot will be joining the line-up for Social Media Week Bristol.

The exploration of activism in the social and digital age is a half-day conference which provides a platform to explore how activism is evolving and transforming as a result of social and digital channels and opportunities. Co-sponsored by the University of Bristol School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies and the Gender Research Centre, this event is aimed at campaigners, cause-related marketers, purpose-driven marketers, non-profits, charities and anyone with an interested in mobilizing social change.

How do your overall agenda tie into this year’s global theme?

Each event host has been given the global theme and asked to carefully weave this throughout the curation of their event.

Which partners or brands are you most excited to be working with this year?

We are thrilled to be working with our agency partners that have been so instrumental in the coproduction of Social Media Week Bristol. These include Fat Media, Noisy Little Monkey, Nomensa, Fourth Floor, Home, True, and Great State.

We are excited to hear talks by local heroes such as Aardman Animations and national speakers from B&Q, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and Battenhall.

The addition of an activism-focused event to our schedule which opens the week up to a new audience. We can’t wait to welcome Bess Hepworth.

What are some local trends you are seeing in your market?

Events that have sold out quickly this year give us some indication of what trends are being embraced locally, these include:

  • How social strategies can be used to fuel internal communication and employee engagement
  • Huge interest in best practice when using social media for B2b audiences
  • The role of social media in crisis management
  • How to maximise social media for SEO
  • All events that focus on imparting skills around video, podcasting, social sketching and Instagram Stories have also proved popular

What are some of the key questions that will be addressed during your edition of SMW?

One key question will be the impending social trends in 2020. Drew Benvie from Battenhall will explore this by discussing future social network advances, ways to spot innovation for brand communications on social media, and sharing advice on how to stay ahead of trends.

Another important question we’ll address is how to best work with influencers. Fourth Floor Creative will reveal what they’ve learned working with clients such as Channel 4 and Google. Separately, YouTube and Twitch network ‘The Yogscast’ will discuss the best ways to work with creators.

We’re also interested in exploring the power of “play.” Fat Media and Lead: Family will explore how “play” techniques can help brands deliver experiences that effectively capture consumer attention.

Yet another overarching question we’ll address is how to market to perennials. A special panel will look at how the 50+ demographic use social media and how we can use it most effectively to reach them as consumers.

Just want some decent know how? We’ve programmed a dedicated ‘skill up’ sessions on telling stories through video content with personality, sketchnoting for social, introduction to AI and how to make the perfect podcast.

Want to know how to work with journalists and media in the digital age? The CIPR’s changing landscape of newsrooms session will get you up to speed.

Interested in internal communications? Home and B&Q will delve into how social media conversation empowers employees and organisations to foster culture, collaboration and everything in-between and how we can create internal campaigns to inspire on and offline.

Weighing up whether a career in social media is a good idea? Youth charity, Off The Record, host a session on the mental health pros and cons of a career in social media. In addition, Adlib will be hosting a workshop on securing a role in social media whether you’re fresh out of school, university or focused on changing career.

Social Media Week Bristol takes place this year from June 10-14, 2019. Visit www.smwbristol.co.uk to learn more about the #SMWBristol speaker lineup, schedule, and more!

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Have you signed up to our record breaking breakfast networking event sponsored by Enterprise CarClub yet?

Record Breaking Pre Expo Networking Breakfast Sponsored by Enterprise CarClub… Come and join us for a record breaking pre expo breakfast networking event in Cardiff, South Wales at the Introbiz Expo in Cardiff at the Motorpoint Arena, this November. We are happy to announce that Enterprise Car Club are sponsoring the record breaking pre expo breakfast networking event. Opening […]

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5 Reasons why you need a Will?

4 Reasons why you need a Will

It is very easy to make a Will and having a Will in place will save your family unnecessary distress and heart ache at an already difficult time.

Please find 5 reasons why you should have a Will…

5 reasons why you need a Will – No. 1

Having a Will makes it much easier for your family or friends to make all the necessary arrangements when you die.  Without a Will the process can be more time consuming and more stressful.

5 reasons why you need a Will – No. 2

If you do not write a Will, everything you own  will be shared out in a standard way defined  by the law.  This might not be the way that you might want your estate (property & assets) to be shared out.

5 reasons why you need a Will – No. 3

A Will can help reduce the amount of Inheritance Tax that may be payable on the value of the property and money you leave behind.

5 reasons why you need a Will – No. 4

Writing a Will is especially important if you have children or other family who depend on you financially, or if you want to leave something to people outside your immediate family.

5 reasons why you need a Will – No. 5

Writing a Will is especially important if you live with a long term partner and are not married.  Their is no such thing in Law as a “Common Law Wife” if you want to leave something to a long term partner then you should have a Will.

If you are looking for a Will you should take a look at our Will Writing Service and other Estate Planning Consultancy Services for England & Wales.

In addition to Wills we also offer these other Estate Planning products & services:

Estate Planning Products

  • Standard Will / Last Will & Testiment
  • Mirror Wills
  • Safe Document Storage including Annual Will Storage and Life Time Will Storage
  • Probate & Pre-paid probate
  • Asset Trusts
  • LPA’s / Power of Attorneys
  • Business LPA’s  / Business Power of Attorneys
  • Memorandum of Wishes
  • Severance of Tenancy
  • Life Interest Trust
  • Protective Will Property Trust

Estate Planning Services

  • Will Writing Service
  • Asset Trust Writing
  • Lasting Power of Attorney Provision (Provision of LPA’s)
  • Business LPA Provision (Provision of Business LPA’s)
  • Preparation of a Memorandum of Wishes
  • Severance of Tenancy Services
  • Life Interest Trust Writing Services
  • Protective Will Property Trust Writing Services
  • Annual Will Storage Services
  • Lifetime Will Storage Services

Should you like to book a free consultation with an Estate Planning Consultant to discuss a Will or any of the other products or services please call: 07517 024979 or Email: michael.armstrong@willassociates.co.uk .

The 5 reasons why you need a Will page was written “By Mike Armstrong”

Six Reasons to Invest in Search Marketing or SEO Services…

Business owners are constantly working on business improvement, always looking to make their business better, more profitable, and more relevant.  With that in mind they should be looking to invest in search marketing or SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) services.

The information below should help you to understand the most important reasons to invest in Search Marketing or SEO services.

1. Customer Acquisition

 

Usually the most important factors in running any business is in the acquisition of new clients, customers, or users.

Website customer acquisition…

 

Your website is usually a fundamental piece of the puzzle, and without it, your efforts could be completely wasted.

Whether your website is just there to help your customers find your contact information, or if it is actually used to directly generate leads, appointments or sales, it is likely that you could be doing additional things in order to help you to reach more people and investing in search marketing or SEO services can help.

 

2. Search Marketing, SEO & Social Media Marketing

Social media marketing is, of course, a big area of interest at the moment for many businesses and website operators, and modern search marketing and seo combined more traditional seo services with social media marketing and this should be at the core of your business marketing strategy.

Search Marketing & SEO is forever changing…

Unfortunately, search marketing or SEO is something that is becoming more and more difficult all of the time, and most businesses and web operators do not dedicate enough time to the search marketing, seo or social media marketing and a good SEO Agency will do this for you as well as keeping up to date with all of the changes.

3. Link Building

Google and the other major search engine providers have extremely complex algorithms that help them to determine where various websites, landing pages, and videos should rank in their search results.

This information is proprietary, and so they simply can’t share exactly how each individual site is ranked.

One thing that has been known since the search industry was born, however, is that links are an extremely crucial measurement tool.

Links are valuable…

Having a lot of links pointing to your site is a signal to the search engines that your site has something valuable.  However, getting links to your website from other places on the internet is also quite complex.

 

but the wrong links could be harmful…

Backlinks can also potentially harm your site if those links come from the wrong places.

Quality over quantity…

 

Also, the number of backlinks is not generally viewed to be as important as the quality of a given backlink.  So while link building is important, it’s equally crucial to hire an SEO agency that understands how to do this properly.

4. Content Marketing

You may have heard this phrase before, and it’s likely to be heard many more times as currently within the world of search marketing and SEO content is King.

High Quality Content is Crucial to your success…

 

Having high-quality content on your website is crucial to its success. In most cases, this content consists of informative articles that actually help people in the industry in which you operate.

How, though, does having all of this content actually help your search ranking?

Having high quality articles helps you out in more ways than one.

  • First of all, high quality content makes it much more likely that your content will be viewed, read and shared by others, and this can help you to generate additional backlinks.
  • Secondly, quality content helps you ensure that visitors spend more time on your website, and this is also a very important signal to search engine providers that your site is worthy of a good ranking.

5. New Markets

Often businesses aren’t always covering all of the markets they could be for their products and services and a good search marketing company or SEO agency can help you to find new markets for your products and services via detailed keyword researching and good keyword marketing toward those new markets.

6. Consistent results that can last a long time

There are SEO tactics that can help a website to rank highly fairly immediately, however, many of these tactics will not last, and some will actually cause you to be penalised later on.

Just as is true in most other areas of life, the easy way is generally not the best way.  A search marketing expert or Good SEO agency will help you by using proven strategies that will help you earn traffic for years to come and these results can be far better and more reliable than alternative web marketing strategies such as Adwords.

For all of your digital marketing needs, please consider looking into the services offered by us, MA Consultancy, a specialist Cardiff SEO agency – maconsultancycardiff.com.

For more about what we can do to help you please feel free to contact us on: 07517 024979 or email: maconsultancy1@gmail.com or feel free to complete the online contact form.

MA Consultancy can provide Search Marketing or SEO Services to Businesses across the UK including England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales

Search Marketing or Seo Services in England…

We provide search marketing or seo services to businesses throughout England including those in London, Oxford, Reading, Brighton, Portsmouth, Southampton & Winchester in the South East, Bristol, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Bridgewater, Taunton & Exeter in the South West, Birmingham, Coventry, Nottingham, Leicester, Derby & Stoke in the Midlands, Manchester, Liverpool, Blackpool, Bolton, Wigan & Preston in the North West and Newcastle, Leeds, York, Sheffield, Doncaster and Hull in the North East.

Search Marketing or Seo Services in Ireland…

We provide search marketing or seo services to businesses throughout Ireland including those in Belfast in Northern Ireland and Dublin in Eire or the Republic of Ireland.

Search Marketing or Seo Services in Scotland…

We provide search marketing or seo services to businesses throughout Scotland including those in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Fife, Aberdeen, Dundee & Motherwell.

Search Marketing or Seo Services in Wales…

We provide search marketing or seo services to businesses throughout Wales including those in Newport, Caerleon, Langstone, Cwmbran, Pontypool, Caldicot, Magor, Undy, Chepstow, Monmouth or Abergavenny in the South East, Cardiff, Bridgend, Ogmore vale, Maesteg, Porthcawl, Portalbot, RCT, Vale of Glamorgan, Penarth, Barry, Cowbridge, Merthyr in South Wales, Swansea, Mumbles, Neath, Llanelli, Carmarthen, Tenby, Narbeth, Ammonford, Haverfordwest and Fishguard in South West Wales, Powys & Brecon in Mid Wales and Rhyl, Wrexham and Bangor in North Wales.

The “Six Reasons to Invest in Search Marketing or SEO Services…” post was written “By Mike Armstrong” from UK SEO Agency MA Consultancy, WelshBiz Marketing Brand and UK Web Design Company 333 Websites.

WordPress Training Wales

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For WordPress Training in Wales including Social Media Training in Wales to help generate traffic to your WordPress Blog or WordPress website, please see all of the Half day or Full day Training Courses available on MA Consultancy’s Eventbrite page via the link.

You can book the WordPress training courses or other Marketing training courses online or you can book by phone or email where we can send an invoice for payment via bank transfer:

07517 024979 | maconsultancy1@gmail.com

As well as the off the shelf WordPress training courses we can also provide tailored Blogging, Content Marketing, Social Media & SEO Training Courses to your exact requirements and specifications should this be required.

Buy WordPress Training Wales online now:

You can buy  a tailored WordPress Training Wales course online now via one of the following links:

  • Web Marketing Training Courses – Half day (3 hours) for £200 – Buy Now
  • Web Marketing Training Courses – Full day (8 hours) for £500 – Buy Now
  • Web Marketing Training Courses – 1 Week (5 days) for £2,000 – Buy Now

You can also see other courses available via the online shop.

Businesses & Organisations we have trained:

Please find a visual image of some of the WordPress Training and other marketing training clients we have worked with.

Web Marketing Training / Social Media Training Customers

Free WordPress Training Online Via our Free Website Builder Platform with built in WordPress Training Portal and WordPress Training Videos

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For Access to Free WordPress Training Online please click the above image or this link.

The WordPress Training Wales page was posted “By Mike Armstrong”

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