Category: Social Media Advertising

6 Paid Media Tips to Catch Gen Z’s Attention

Advertising isn’t what it was fifty years ago. That’s good news for small-to-midsize businesses (SMBs) in 2019 since they don’t have to have the budget for a billboard ad or a full page spread in a magazine to compete. These days, digital ads, especially social media ads, are just as important as radio and television promotion. Businesses of all sizes have more advertising reach than ever before if they leverage online advertising properly.

Social media advertising is cost-effective for SMBs, but it’s also easy to waste your time and money if you don’t design your campaigns thoughtfully. Here are some easy tips for improving your social media ads and boosting your return on investment in advertising.

Use Templates to Create Bold Visuals

Culturally, we’re becoming more visual all the time and you need to be able to catch your consumers’ eye in order to compete with other advertisers. Not a designer? No worries. It’s never been easier to create bold visuals for your ads without any prior design knowledge. The secret? Templates.

Sites like Venngage or Canva offer templates for social media advertising that will make your ads look professional, polished, and appealing. It’s important to note that it’s still important for branding to create a consistent visual “voice” and use templates that are in the same style, which can include similar colors, fonts, or visuals.

Does Your Ad Copy Need a Boost? Then Mix Up Your Style!

What we’re taught to write in school isn’t the language of advertising. If your copy comes off as boring, bland, or too formal, it probably won’t engage your audience and entice them to buy. Channel your brand’s authenticity and communicate to your audience like they’re real people! Don’t use stodgy words, mix it up. Try to create a brand voice that reflects your company’s goals and values–a voice that speaks directly to your audience.

Automate for 24-Hour Presence

No one expects you to be up at 2 AM working on your social media posts (and if you are, it may be time to get some sleep!), but automation has come a long way and can help you distribute your advertising on a consistent schedule. Scheduling tools, virtual assistants, and other solutions can allow you to work on your social media advertising strategy when it’s most convenient for you (even if that does happen to be at 2 AM) but also maintain the schedule your customers expect.

Do You Understand & Speak to Your Target Audience?

Speaking of communicating directly with your audience, how well do you really know them? Do you understand different “segments” of your customer base and how to speak to each one of them?

If not, it’s time to do some in-depth research and fully utilize all of the online social media marketing resources out there. Find out which platforms your audience uses, what time they use them, and what they’re looking for in your product or service. From there, you can start to build out more targeted ad campaigns.

Targeting specific segments of your audience with tailored ads will help you save money and boost conversions because you’ll be more intentional with what you’re saying and who sees those ads.

Get Local: Geo-Targeting for Profits

When it comes to SMBs, local advertising is a cash cow. Smaller businesses can’t always compete with giant corporations when it comes to online presence, advertising, and e-commerce, but small businesses with brick-and-mortar locations can do very well in the world of mobile, local search and community engagement.

You can use social media to get involved in the local community and boost your online presence. Use local hashtags and location tagging in your posts and ads, and think about ways you can speak directly to the community. Get involved with local events! Large corporations can’t compete when it comes to catering to community needs because they have so many locations.

Remember: You Can Compete!

SMBs are the backbone of the American economy. Without them, we’d lose many of our jobs, unique communities, and cultural identity. Social media advertising helps level the playing field and can help small businesses succeed. You can compete with corporations!

Don’t worry if you feel somewhat overwhelmed or nervous about launching your first social media advertising campaign. It won’t be perfect, but you’ll learn a lot and feel much more confident during subsequent campaigns. The beauty of advertising online is that there’s little risk involved but the potential for big rewards.

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Social Media Marketing Video from MA Consultancy

If you are looking for Social Media Marketing Consultancy, Training & Services including Graphic Design for Social Media & Video Presentation Production for Social Media, all for prices starting at just £50 pm, please get in touch:

Call: 07517 024979 or email: maconsultancy1@gmail.com .

Social Media Marketing Video from MA Consultancy

If you are looking for Social Media Marketing Consultancy, Training & Services including Graphic Design for Social Media & Video Presentation Production for Social Media, all for prices starting at just £50 pm, please get in touch:

Call: 07517 024979 or email: maconsultancy1@gmail.com .

Top 5 Web Marketing Tips for New Business Startups and SME’s

1. Twitter Marketing

Set up a Twitter Account and Follow up to 5,000 of your target audience.

A large proportion will follow you back and those that don’t can be unfollowed so that you can follow some more.

This could be a particular niche or businesses / consumers in a certain geographical location. Whilst you are building followers and when you have thousands of followers, send out information, tips, offers, competitions and advice that would be useful and of interest to your target audience.

2. Facebook Marketing, Facebook Pages and Facebook Group Marketing

Use your personal Facebook account to connect with potential customers and partners, also create a Facebook Page and get your friends, potential partners and target audience (clients etc) to like and share your page. Whilst you are building likers & followers and when you have thousands of followers, send out information, tips, offers, competitions and advice that would be useful and of interest to your target audience.

You can also set up groups for your target audiences and get some of those to join your group where you can also share information, tips, offers, competitions and advice that would be useful and of interest to your target audience.

3. LinkedIn Marketing and LinkedIn Company Pages

Make sure you have a good LinkedIn profile page that covers everything that you do including all of your skills and which links to your company website, blog and Facebook page etc. Also add links to any video that you might have etc.

Also create a Company page on LinkedIn (you need an email address on a registered domain to do this) and regularly post information, tips, offers, competitions and advice that would be useful and of interest to your target audience via your LinkedIn company page and your regular posts facility on LinkedIn.

Finally on LinkedIn regularly connect with lots of people in your target audience on LinkedIn (but not to many all at once though as LinkedIn can block you). Also join lots of groups full of your target audience and connect with them via the group (Something linkedin allows you to do more aggressively than just connecting with people).

4. Blogging

Create a blog or ideally add a blog to your existing website or get a new website with a blog already included and start blogging regularly about your business, products and services etc.

This can help to improve the Seo of your website and get it associated with more keywords to help you get indexed more regularly the search engines and helping you to appear higher up and more often in the internet page ranks.

5. Keyword Content Marketing via content pages on your website

You should have an existing website or get a new website and create great keyword written landing pages for your business, as well as every single product and service and geographical area covered etc.
This will help to improve the Seo of your website and get it associated with more keywords to help you appear higher up and more often in the internet search engine page ranks helping you to get more enquiries.

If you need any help with any of the above please call: 07517 024979 or email: maconsultancy1@gmail.com

Twitter Follower Build Up Service – just £50 to £200 per month

Targeted Twitter Follower Build up Service

Are you looking for more genuine targeted twitter followers in a niche or target industry sector or geographical area?

Here at MA Consultancy in Cardiff, we can provide a manual targeted twitter follower build up service for prices from just £50 to £200 per month.

How it Works?

Choose from the building up of followers in a specific target industry or niche sector (say you like to market and sell to Accountants, Architects, Retailers, Restaurants, or Solicitors etc.) or choose a specific Geographical location (such as all consumer or all businesses in Cardiff, just the Bay or South Wales etc.) and we will follow 200 accounts a week for you (for 4 weeks – For just £50 a month), 400 accounts a week for you (for 4 weeks – For just £99 a month) or 800 accounts a week for you (for 4 week – For just £200 a month).

What results can you expect?

If you have a good product or services for the target audience you’re after, and you make yourself look good and sound relevant to the audience, then you should get a decent percentage (between 20% to 80% of the followers), follow you back.

These followers will then remain with you for ever (as long as the don’t unsubscribe down the line – a good content marketing strategy can help with this), meaning that you then have a new database for communicating for FREE with, allowing you to inform them about your products, services, offers and events etc.

Is there a contract?

There is no contract for our service, its just a month by month rolling agreement.  You set up a monthly DD for your chosen amount and can choose to cancel this at any time should you wish to stop the service.

What to do if you want to subscribe to one of our Twitter follower build up packages?

  • Pick your preferred option.
  • Sign up to the Monthly DD.
  • Email us your @name (Twitter Username and password) and niche target audience or geographical area and we will get going with your service.
  1. Twitter Follower Build Up Service Option 1 – £50 per month

  2. Twitter Follower Build Up Service Option 2 – £99 per month

  3. Twitter Follower Build Up Service Option 3 – £200 per month

Any questions?

Please feel free to complete our contact form on the contact page or get in touch: Call: 07517 024979 or Email: maconsultancy1@gmail.com

The Twitter Follower Build Up Service page was written “By Mike Armstrong”

Here’s How Small Businesses Can Harness Facebook’s Enormous Reach

By now, Facebook fb has established itself as the towering juggernaut in digital advertising. Consider the company’s recent earnings report — amidst a sea of underperforming Silicon Valley contemporaries, Facebook crushed it. Almost exclusively, this was thanks to its ability to monetize users. Meanwhile, the social giant has long been in the business of advertising…

http://fortune.com/2016/05/04/small-businesses-facebook-ads/

8 of the best Facebook tricks and tools you should know

(Picture: AFP/Getty)If you thought WhatsApp was the maker of our lives, it’s nothing compared to Facebook. The social giant has dominated the way we communicate, find out information and organise our lives since 2007. Oh yeah, and there’s the small fact it actually owns WhatsApp anyway… Even if it makes us depressed, it has a place in…

http://metro.co.uk/2016/04/12/8-of-the-best-facebook-tricks-and-tools-you-should-know-5801453/

New FREE Social Media / Online Business Networking Platform for Businesses in Wales

Business Network Wales has launched a new online business networking and business support platform for the Welsh Business Community.

 New Online Social Networking Platform
The new Business Network Wales Business Networking and Business Support platform has being launched to the welsh business community in February 2016 and this platform will change the way that businesses in the Welsh business community, and beyond Wales, will do business with each other.

Business Networking / Social Networking Platform for Businesses in Wales

The new innovative Business Network Wales platform will offer it’s members the ability to network with each other in an open networking forum as well as to market, advertise and do business with each other.

Business Support Community Platform for Businesses in Wales

Members will also be able to learn from one another as well as use the various business support and business growth documents and integrated business support services in order to help improve their own businesses.

How to Join Business Network Wales?

To join the Business Network Wales business community system there are three different levels of subscription membership with the first level being FREE (with some restricted access) for business startups and those thinking about getting in to business.  The second level is an Enterprise level for just £150 per year and the third level is a Business level (with unrestricted access) for just £250 per year (to see what you get in each level please follow the link to the Business Network Wales plan comparison page).

More info…

As already mentioned the two main purposes of the Business Network Wales platform is to provide open business networking online as well as to provide online business support to businesses at any level including startups and SME’s as well as large companies and group corporate companies:

Online Business Networking 

The Business Network Wales platform has been specifically designed with business networking and online business networking in mind so it does not come with the usual contact restrictions and limitations of rival social media and contact/connection building platform systems such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.  Some of these other platforms restrict the building up of contacts and connections beyond the people that you already know or have met in the “Real World” however the Business Network Wales platform actively encourages you to connect and more importantly do business with new people that you meet within the new business social networking system.  The only restriction on our business networking system is that you can only contact and connect with businesses at the same level of access to the system and below.

Online Business Support including Business Support Documentation

The Business Network Wales platform has again specifically been built and design with business support in mind so it has many elements inbuilt which can help with supporting your business.  The main areas of business support are the many business support documents contained within the cutting edge document vault (including business startup support  documents, business growth support documents and business improvement documents) as well as the many negotiated business support services and the many business advertising opportunities.

Business Support Document Vaults

Free Online Business Support Documents inc. Startup guides

The business support document vaults contains over 5,000 Crown produced “Business Support Documents”.  These documents are Free to download and save on the standard PDF document system.  Access to the documents is restricted to the level of access you have to the system.  If you have the top “Business Level” that you can access all 5,000 business support documents, with the “Enterprise level access members being restricted to just over 2,000 of the documents, whilst entry level “FREE” members have access to 500 of the business support documents.  The majority of the documents at all levels are aimed at business growth and business support whilst a large proportion of the 500 documents aimed at the entry level “FREE” membership level are business startup documents ideal for business startups, new businesses and people thinking about starting a business.

Business Support Services

The owners of the Business Network Wales system, Private Social Platforms, have negotiated a number of business support services aimed at helping all levels of businesses to improve their business.

These business support services offer excellent opportunities to help and support all types of businesses in many different areas from Business Marketing and Business Cost Reduction Services to Raising Business Funds and Business Financing.

Example Business Support Service

Business Cost Reduction Services

Members of the Business Network Wales community platform can benefit from the support services already negotiated and available as well as the opportunity to put forward your business as a potential partner to the system if you feel that you may have a business support service suitable to be considered.

Business Advertising Opportunities

The purpose built system has a number of built in business advertising opportunities including the ability to “offer business services” and “reply to people requesting business services” via the “Business Exchange” section as well as “Banner Advertising” via every page on the system.

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Other Business Support Services

In addition to the business support document vaults and the business support services and business advertising services the Business Network Wales platform also allows business to raise funds via a “Crowd Funding” feature, sell tickets and market events via the “Event” feature and set up and join (open or closed) groups to allow better interaction and communication via the “Group” feature.

If you are part of the Welsh business community or you are someone looking for online business support or online business networking then this new Business Network Wales “Welsh business community platform” is for you.

So what are you waiting for.  Sign up today and start benefiting from the many features and benefits available to you from within the system and whilst your at it, invite all your friends, colleagues, partners, customers and suppliers to join you on the system for the benefit of being able to connect with them online as well as to help reduce your own subscription fee, via the inbuilt discount referral scheme.

Happy Networking and Business Running,
The Business Network Wales Team
“Business Network Wales” is one of the many Private Social Media Platforms run by “Private Social Platforms” and “FioFro” software.
Branded Social Media Platforms for UK Business & Organisations

In addition to Launching  the Business Network Wales Platform for 2016 they have also partnered with Wales’ Leading Professional Business Network, Introbiz, to offer the Introbiz.Wales online business community platform.

This page has been written and posted “By Mike Armstrong” from MA Consultancy | WelshBiz | 333 Websites.

Web Design Cardiff

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  • Free .co.uk domain name

  • Mobile Friendly Website / Responsive Website

  • Unlimited Website Support

  • Cardiff based Website Support Staff

  • Unlimited Email Addresses

  • Cardiff based Website Project Manager

  • Website Design

  • Website Development

  • Website Training Videos

  • Content Management System

  • Website Blog & Integrated Social Media

  • Website Backups

  • SEO Advice & Support to help you make a return on your investment

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Why use our 333 Websites web business for your web design Cardiff requirement?

You should use 333 Websites because our team is well rounded, very experienced and very customer focussed.  We believe that our offering represents the best value for money Web Design Cardiff services available in the market place.

What our Web Design Cardiff Team includes:

  • The 333 Welsh Websites team
  • Graphic design team
  • Linux technical team (hardware and software)
  • Web Marketing Specialists & SEO Specialists
  • Experienced Business & Corporate Account Managers

“The 333 Websites Web Design Cardiff Team will work with you on your new Website”

For more about the 333 Websites Web Design Cardiff Team please see the 333 Websites about us page.

For more about the two different website packages that are available when you buy a websites online, please see our Web Design Cardiff home page or to buy your website online now, please visit our online payment page:

Areas of Cardiff and the surrounding areas covered by our Web Design Cardiff services:

Web Design Cardiff

We provide Web Design Cardiff services to Marshfield, Castleton, St Mellons, Trowbridge, Llanrumney, Rumney, Splott, Tremorfa, Pontprennau, Pentwyn, Llanedeyrn, Cyncoed, Llanishen Lisvane, Rhiwbina, Heath, Cathays, Whitchurch, Thornhill, Rhiwbina, Llandaff, St Fagans, Fairwater, Canton, Roath, Adamstown, City Centre, Cardiff Bay, Grangetown, Riverside, Pontcanna, Leckwith, Ely, St George’s, St Nicholas, Dinas Powys, Penarth, Sulley, Wenvoe.

We also provide web design Cardiff services to places in the greater Cardiff area including Cowbridge, Caerphilly Ystrad Mynach, Trethomas, Bedwas, Treharris, Nelson, Pontypridd, Aberdare, Mountain Ash, Llantrisant, Talbot Green, Barry, Newport etc.

For a full list of areas please see below:

What areas of Cardiff & South Wales do our Cardiff Web Designers cover?

We can provide Web Design Cardiff services to businesses in all of these areas of Cardiff and the wider South Wales area:

  • Websites in CF1 – Cardiff
  • Websites in CF3 – Rumney & Trowbridge, Llanrumney, St Mellons, Castleton, Marshfield
  • Websites in CF5 – Ely, Caerau, St Fagans, Culverhouse Cross, Canton & Leckwith, Fairwater, Danescourt, Llandaff, Riverside
    Wenvoe, Peterston Super Ely, St Georges Super Ely, Michaelston 
  • Websites in CF10 – CARDIFF CITY CENTRE (part of), Grangetown, CARDIFF BAY (part of) & Butetown
  • Websites in CF11 – CARDIFF CITY CENTRE (part of), Canton, CARDIFF BAY (part of), Grangetown
  • Websites in CF14 – Birchgrove, Whitchurch, Thornhill & Lisvane, Rhiwbina & Pantmawr, Gabalfa, Heath, Llandaff North, Llanishen
  • Websites in CF15 – Pentyrch, Gwaelod-y-Garth, Creigiau, Radyr, Morganstown, Tongwynlais, TAFFS WELL, Nantgarw, RCT, Groeswen, Caerphilly
  • Websites in CF23 – Llanishen, Cyncoed, Pentwyn, Penylan, Pontprennau & Old St Mellons
  • Websites in CF24 – CARDIFF CITY CENTRE (part of) & Cathays, Roath & Plasnewydd, Splott, Adamsdown
  • Websites in CF30 – Cardiff, 
  • Websites in CF31 – BRIDGEND TOWN, Brackla, Coity, Pen-y-Fai
  • Websites in CF32 – Cefn Cribwr, Laleston, Merthyr Mawr, Ogmore Vale, Tondu, Sarn, Ynysawdre, St Brides Minor, Pontycymer,Llangeinor, Garw Valley, Blaengarw, Blackmill, Bettws, Aberkenfig, St Brides Major, Vale of Glamorgan
  • Websites in CF33 – Cornelly, Pyle
  • Websites in CF34 – MAESTEG TOWN, Llangynwyd, Caerau, Nantyffyllon
  • Websites in CF35 – BRIDGEND: PENCOED TOWN, Coychurch, Llangan, VALE OF GLAMORGAN: Ewenny
  • Websites in CF36 – PORTHCAWL TOWN, Nottage, Newton
  • Websites in CF37 – PONTYPRIDD TOWN including Cilfynydd, Glyncoch, Graig, Treforest, Hopkinstown, Trallwng, Maesycoed, Pwllgwaun, Hawthorn, Rhydfelen, TREHAFOD,
    YNYSYBWL & Coed-y-Cwm 
  • Websites in CF38 – LANTWIT FARDRE, CHURCH VILLAGE, Tonteg, Efail Isaf, BEDDAU & Ty Nant
  • Websites in CF39 – Rhondda Area (RCT): PORTH TOWN & Llwyncelyn, CYMMER & Glynfach & Trebanog, YNYSHIR & Wattstown, Dinas (part of), Taff-Ely Area (RCT): TONYREFAIL TOWN & Coed Ely & Thomastown, GILFACH GOCH, BRIDGEND:
    Evanstown
  • Websites in CF40 – TONYPANDY TOWN, TREALAW, PENYGRAIG, Dinas (part of), Williamstown, Cwm Clydach, LLWYNYPIA, Taff-Ely Area: Penrhiwfer
  • Websites in CF41 – PENTRE, Ton Pentre, YSTRAD & Gelli
  • Websites in CF42 – TREORCHY TOWN & Cwmparc & Ynyswen, TREHERBERT & Blaencwm & Blaenrhondda 
  • Websites in CF43 – FERNDALE TOWN & Blaenllechau, TYLORSTOWN & Penrhys, Pontygwaith & Stanleytown, MAERDY 
  • Websites in CF44 – ABERDARE TOWN, Cwmaman, ABERAMAN, LLWYDCOED, Cwmbach, HIRWAUN, Penywaun, RHIGOS,Penderyn
  • Websites in CF45 – MOUNTAIN ASH TOWN, ABERCYNON, PENRHIWCEIBER
  • Websites CF46 – MERTHYR TYDFIL: TREHARRIS TOWN, Quakers Yard, Bedlinog, CAERPHILLY: Nelson 
  • Websites in CF47 – MERTHYR TYDFIL TOWN, Gurnos, Penydarren
  • Websites in CF48 – Cyfarthfa, Pant, Merthyr Vale, Troed-y-rhiw, Vaynor, Pentrebach 
  • Websites in CF61 – LLANTWIT MAJOR TOWN, Llan-maes
  • Websites in CF62 – BARRY TOWN (part of), Rhoose, St Athan, Llancarfan, Barry Island
  • Websites in CF63 – BARRY TOWN (part of), Cadoxton, Barry Docks
  • Websites in CF64 – PENARTH TOWN, Dinas Powys, Sully, Llandough
  • Websites in CF71 – COWBRIDGE TOWN, St Brides Major, Welsh St Donats, Pendoylan, Llandow, Colwinston, Llanblethian, Penllyn, Llanfair
  • Websites in CF72 – PONTYCLUN, LLANTRISANT TOWN, LLANHARAN, Talbot Green, Brynsadler, Miskin, Brynna, LLANHARRY
  • Websites in CF81 – BARGOED TOWN, Aberbargoed, Darran Valley, Gilfach, Pontlottyn 
  • Websites in CF82 – HENGOED, Cefn Hengoed, YSTAD MYNACH TOWN, Gelligaer, Maesycwmmer
  • Websites in CF83 – CAERPHILLY TOWN, Abertridwr, Senghenydd, Bedwas, Trethomas, Machen, Llanbradach, Pwllypant, Penyrheol,Energlyn, Trecenydd, Rudry

If you are interested in Web Design Cardiff services in any of these areas of Cardiff or the greater Cardiff area in South Wales please visit our 333 websites site via one of the links.

The Web Design Cardiff post was written “By Mike Armstrong”

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Top 250 Twitter Accounts in Wales including many from Cardiff…

Please take a look at the top 250 Twitter Influencers Accounts in Wales, as posted in the Wales Online Article (in Oct).:

In summary the top 50 Twitter Influencer Accounts in Wales are:

1. WalesOnline Twitter Account

Tweeting the latest Welsh news, sports, events and everything else you love about Wales.

Wales manager Chris Coleman: “It means everything!” http://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/bosnia-v-wales-euro-2016-10234874  pic.twitter.com/q8syKGK2eR

2. BBC Wales Twitter Account

The national public service broadcaster for Wales, covering news, sport, TV shows, radio programmes and digital content.

Korma blimey, it’s ! Catch up with Curry Wars on @BBCiPlayer » http://bbc.in/1Ms0tVg 

3. Welsh Government Twitter Account

The devolved government for Wales with responsibilities that include the economy, education, health, tourism and culture.

.@WG_CommunityMin launches new £10.9m childcare scheme to help get parents into work http://ow.ly/Tksdx 

4. BBC Radio Wales Twitter Account

National English-language radio broadcaster. Presenters include Jason Mohammad, Aled Jones, Bethan Elfyn and Chris Needs.

Can you guess today’s mystery year? Play ‘Blast From The Past’ with @elerision next. http://bbc.co.uk/radiowales 

5. Visit Wales Twitter Account

The official account from the Welsh Government department that promotes tourism in Wales.

Only 100 days to the Year of Adventure 2016 Discover adventure in Wales http://j.mp/YoA100 

6.  Welsh Rugby Union Twitter Account

The governing body of rugby union in Wales. In 2014 they launched the #iamwales project to chart the progress of the national team and the rugby community.

FT Wales 23 – 13 Fiji

7. ITV News Wales Twitter Account

Updates from the current affairs team at the ITV franchise for Wales. Programmes include Wales at Six and Sharp End.

Wales Weather: Wonderful this Wednesday! http://www.itv.com/news/wales/2015-10-14/wales-weather-wonderful-this-wednesday/ 

8. Chapter Arts Centre Twitter Account

Cultural centre for international art, performance and film, based in Canton, Cardiff for more than 40 years. They welcome more than 800,000 visitors each year.

Two more sleeps until ! @chapter_eats http://bit.ly/1FRPmn2 

9. Cardiff council Twitter Account

Wales’ biggest local authority with 29 electoral wards. County Hall is based in Cardiff Bay.

Cardiff Castle hosts a programme of spooky Halloween happenings this October half term http://bit.ly/1G5lHav 

10. Assembly Wales Twitter Account

The official feed of the National Assembly for Wales.

11 Nov in the , Hedd Wyn will be among the millions remembered who lost their lives in

Read: Which Welsh politicians are the most influential on Twitter?

11. Wales Millennium Centre Twitter Account

Iconic arts centre in Cardiff Bay, home to theatres for musicals, operas, ballet and dance, as well as arts organisation.

Win 2 tickets for Land Of Our Fathers on 20/21 Oct. RT & follow us by 12pm 20 Oct to enter https://www.wmc.org.uk/Productions/2015-2016/WestonStudio/LandofOurFathers15/ 

12. Derek Brockway Twitter Account

BBC Wales weatherman and TV presenter from Barry

rain on the way tonight. Spreading SE. Easing tomorrow leaving a drier afternoon with spots of drizzle.

13. Carwyn Jones Twitter Account

Wales’ First Minister. Jones also tweets as the Assembly Member for Bridgend, where he was raised.

It’s about time we got some certainty from UK Government with regards to Swansea bay tidal lagoon

Which Welsh politicians made the list? See our breakdown

14. South Wales Evening Post Twitter Account

Swansea-based newspaper covering South West Wales

92-year-old gym fanatic George shows the youngsters how it’s done http://ow.ly/TzYsX 

15. The Daily Post Twitter Account

North Wales’ best read daily newspaper, based at Llandudno Junction.

Here’s the front page of today’s Daily Post. For all the latest news and sport visit http://dailypost.co.uk 

16. BBC Wales News Twitter Account

News, features and analysis from the BBC Wales newsroom

19th Century folly in Swansea sold at auction http://bbc.in/1PtXRrC 

17. We Are Cardiff Twitter Account

A project collecting the stories of people that live the in capital

Nice one Cardiff street cleaners! Sweeping up the city’s mess while the game’s on… ta!

18. I Loves The ‘Diff Twitter Account

Cult brand of the capital and creator of Taffywood products

Doing an impromptu meet and greet with Irish campers in Sophia Gardens. (This might be the Irish Consulate)

19. Wales.com Twitter Account

Welsh Government website promoting Wales to international visitors, students and businesses

There’s a dedicated website for visitors in China – http://www.wales.cn 

20. South Wales Police Twitter Account

The largest police force in Wales, serving 1.3m people. The headquarters are in Bridgend

Out today? Go out, have fun! Don’t be a ……

21. Jason Mohammad Twitter Account

BBC Sport and BBC Radio Wales presenter from Cardiff

Thanks for all your calls and tweets today to @BBCRadioWales – busy one. What will we do when this RWC leaves us?

22. Cardiff Online Twitter Account

News and views from the capital city, run by WalesOnline

The amazing Glow Neon Fun Run is in Cardiff this weekend and you can still take part http://bit.ly/1QMmxsX 

23. Institute of Welsh Affairs Twitter Account

Independent think tank which promotes the economic, social, environmental and cultural wellbeing of Wales

report says that where possible some elements of care should be delivered locally. http://www.clickonwales.org/wp-content/uploads/IWA_CancerReport.pdf 

24. Cardiff University Twitter Account

Founded in 1883, the institution is the 12th largest university in the UK and a member of the Russell Group. It has around 30,000 students enrolled from more than 100 countries.

Cardiff University researchers identify ‘s “Rosetta Stone” gene http://buff.ly/1LuCi3e 

25. Jamie Roberts Twitter Account

Wales international, British Lion – and qualified doctor, born in Newport. Plays for Harlequins.

Almost, just almost caught a smile from @AlunWynJones en route to training! @WelshRugbyUnion

26. Sam Warburton Twitter Account

Captain of the Wales rugby team since June 2011 and also led the 2013 Lions tour. Plays openside flanker for his home city’s team Cardiff Blues.

Can’t wait, so excited it’s nearly here….Great British Bake Off semi-finals 8pm!!

27. BBC Wales Sport Twitter Account

News from the BBC’s Welsh sport coverage

Closing date soon! Nominate someone who helps grassroots sport in your area: http://bbc.in/1W1jb6I 

28. Visit Cardiff Twitter Account

The official visitors’ website for Cardiff, run by Cardiff Business Council

It’s an ideal time to explore the seafood in Sustainable Food City http://www.visitcardiff.com/blog/fin-tastic-cardiff/ 

29. South Wales Argus Twitter Account

Daily newspaper covering Gwent. Based in Newport

Traffic very slow after 2-vehicle crash between J25 and J24 on the M4 in Newport http://bit.ly/1OPt6f2 

30. S4C Twitter Account

Public service, Welsh language TV channel

Oes ‘na sefyllfa Romeo a Juliet yn yr achos diweddaraf | Do we have a classic case of Romeo & Juliet here

31. Leanne Wood Twitter Account

Rhondda born-and-bred leader of Plaid Cymru, elected to the Assembly in 2003

Cyfarfod cyhoeddus – heno / @Plaid_Cymru public meeting tonight – https://www.facebook.com/events/768780943244604/ 

32. Leighton Andrews Twitter Account

Assembly Member for Rhondda and Minister for Public Services. From Barry

Great campaign on rhe Ynyswen

33. Business Wales Twitter Account

Information, guidance and support for businesses from the Welsh Government

Don’t listen the next time someone tells you being your own boss doesn’t pay… http://ow.ly/TzYNc 

34. Buzz Magazine Twitter Account

Free monthly what’s on guide that covers South Wales

“This was progressive rock at its grandest – and I was sold” STEVE HACKETT | LIVE REVIEW http://wp.me/pKmBG-4WG

35. BBC Wales Today Twitter Account

Tweets from the daily news programme broadcast on BBC One Wales

In Whitchurch, Cardiff artist @Rmerism is preparing a surprise for tonight’s football special – who’s he painting?

36. BBC Wales Politics Twitter Account

News from the broadcaster’s political team based in Cardiff Bay and Westminster

Live coverage of @fmwales‘s response to draft on @WelshGovernment‘s periscope here: https://twitter.com/WelshGovernment/status/656423280027566080 

37. Sport Wales Ywitter Account

National organisation responsible for developing and promoting sport and physical activity in Wales

Nearly half of young people in Wales now http://bit.ly/1NdMzEL

38. Rob Brydon Twitter Account

Comedian, actor, radio and TV presenter from Baglan, best known for playing Uncle Bryn in Gavin and Stacey

Great time with @ScottQuinnell and Steve Speirs yesterday. Great effort from Wales.

39. Plaid Cymru Twitter Account

National political party which aims to bring independence for Wales

Only an hour to go until @LeanneWood starts answering your questions live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leanne.wood.714 

40. National Museum Cardiff Twitter Account

Museum and art gallery at the city’s Cathays Park

This weekend is your FINAL chance to see our contemporary ceramics exhibition http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/cardiff/whatson/7948/Fragile/ 

41. Adrian Masters Twitter Account

Political editor at ITV Wales and blogger

My view of tonight’s @SharpendITV guests @bethanjenkins @MickAntoniw1 @NickRamsayAM See them yourself 1045 @ITVWales

42. Arriva Trains Wales Twitter Account

Train company operating in Wales and the borders

The toilets on platforms 6 & 7 at Cardiff Central will be out of use for a few weeks while we refurbish them so please use the ones on 3 & 4

43. FA Wales Twitter Account

The Football Association of Wales, including news from the national squad. Behind the#TogetherStronger hashtag

Wales are in Pot 4 for the UEFA EURO 2016 Draw on 12 December: http://bit.ly/1OvZIvM 

44. Shane Williams Twitter Account

Rugby great from Glannaman. Record try scorer for Wales and the nation’s most capped winger

Gutted for the boys however well done to South Africa.

45. Leigh Halfpenny Twitter Account

Wales and British Lions rugby player from Gorseinon. Plays for Toulon

Huge honour to have presented the boys with their jerseys along with @rhyswebb9 for tomorrow’s game @WelshRugbyUnion

46. National Museum Wales Twitter Account

A family of seven museums across Wales, including St Fagans National History Museum and Big Pit National Coal Museum

Another 6 performances of over the weekend @AmgueddfaLechi with @theatrbaracaws @walesremembers

47. George North Twitter Account

Wales and British Lions rugby player, currently playing for Northampton Saints.

Massive honour to receive my 50th cap today. Congrats to @donnytommy on his 1st. Bit rusty but great result!

48. Carolyn Hitt Twitter Account

Rugby-loving producer and co-director at Parasol Media, WalesOnline columnist and author from Rhondda

The only place where exceptional performance should be rewarded with a chair is the National Eisteddfod not

49. What’s on in Cardiff Twitter Account

Listings website in Cardiff from club nights and music to theatre and comedy

Well done to everyone taking part in @raceforlife in Cardiff this weekend! Looked like good muddy fun today!

50. Huw Stephens Twitter Account

Cardiff DJ who became the youngest ever Radio One presenter at 17. Founder of the capital’s Sŵn music festival.

Met Chris Evans this morning! I’ve been a fan since I was 14. Taught him some Welsh for BBC Radio Cymru! https://instagram.com/p/8lQXLAuvKm/

@WelshBiz at #132

The other 200 Twitter Accounts in the top 250 Twitter Influence Accounts in Wales list, are following, including at number 132 @WelshBiz, which is one of our very own Twitter Accounts, run by us here at this Welsh Marketing Company MA Consultancy (@MAConsultancy1 on Twitter) and also part of our Welsh Business Marketing brand which includes our Welsh Business News Blog.

51-100 of the top 250 Twitter Influence Accounts in Wales:

51. Keep Wales Tidy, Non-profit organisation committed to improving a better local environment in Wales

52. Cerys Matthews, Musician, broadcaster and owner of a festival and record label. The former Catatonia singer was born in Cardiff and raised in Pembrokeshire

53. Vaughan Roderick, BBC Wales’ Welsh Affairs editor, who presents politics show Sunday Supplement

54. BBC Scrum V, News and banter from BBC Wales’ rugby union programmes

55. Dai Lama, One of Wales’ best-loved Twitter feeds who came out of hibernation for the Rugby World Cup

56. Michael Sheen, Hollywood actor and campaigner. Born in Newport and grew up in Baglan.

57. Age Cymru, The national charity for older people in Wales

58. The Celtic Manor Resort, Five-star luxury hotel, spa and golf resort in Newport

59. Cardiff Blues, The capital’s professional rugby team, playing at Cardiff Arms Park in the Pro12 league

60. Wales Council for Voluntary Action, Represents and campaigns for voluntary organisations, volunteers and communities. Based in Cardiff, Aberystwyth and Rhyl

61. Arts Council of Wales, The funding and development organisation for the arts in Wales

62. Huw Thomas, BBC Wales’ arts and media correspondent. Based in Cardiff

63. Gareth Thomas, Former Wales rugby captain who won 100 caps during a career with spells in both codes. The sporting hero from Bridgend is now a TV pundit and presenter.

64. Jonathan Davies, BBC rugby pundit and former Wales player in both codes, known as Jiffy. From Trimsaran

65. Cardiff City FC, The capital’s Championship football side

66. Bethan Jenkins, Plaid Cymru AM for South Wales West. From Merthyr, lives in Neath

67. Cardiff Airport, Official feed for the capital’s airport

68. Wales Co-operative, National agency supporting community regeneration, economic development and social justice. Based in Caerphilly

69. St David’s Hall, Wales’ national concert hall, based in Cardiff city centre

70. Sherman Cymru, Performing arts venue in Cathays, Cardiff

71. CBI Wales, The Confederation of British Industry’s Welsh branch of the business lobbying organisation

72. Arts Wales, An arts community that champions Wales’ creative talent

73. Business in Wales, Breaking news analysis from WalesOnline’s business team

74. BBC Radio Cymru, News and updates from the BBC’s Welsh-language radio station

75. Swansea council, Official account for the city’s local authority

76. Huw Edwards, BBC News at Ten presenter from Llangennech.

77. Cadw, The historic environment service for the Welsh Government working to conserve Wales’ heritage

78. Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, The National Conservatoire for Wales and leading arts college for music and theatre. Based in Cardiff

79. Heart News Wales, Updates from the news team at Heart radio station

80. Kirsty Williams, Leader of the Welsh Liberals Democrats and AM for Brecon and Radnorshire. Grew up in Brynea, Carmarthenshire

81. Wales Air Ambulance, Charity providing emergency air cover in Wales for those who face life-threatening illness or injuries

82. Louise Elliott, Journalist and BBC Radio Wales breakfast presenter. Brought up in Llandegfan, Anglesey

83. Ryan Jones, Former Wales rugby union captain and British Lions player from Newport. Now a TV pundit

84. BAFTA Cymru, The Welsh branch of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts

85. Ty Hafan, Hospice for children, helping those with life-limited illnesses and their families. Based in Sully

86. Mike Phillips, Wales’ most capped scrum-half. The Welsh speaker from Bancyfelin, Whitland plays for Racing Metro

87. Nigel Owens, International rugby union referee and TV presenter from Mynyddcerrig, Carmarthenshire

88. Shelter Cymru, Charity that works for people in housing need across Wales

89. Heart Wales, Independent local radio station serving South and West Wales. Based on Cardiff

90. Eisteddfod, The Welsh language feed for news about one of Europe’s largest and oldest cultural festivals

91. Huw Lewis AM, Labour AM for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney. The Merthyr Tydfil-born politician is the Welsh Government’s Education Minister

92. Gareth Bale, Real Madrid star, Wales legend and the world’s most expensive footballer – he’s from Whitchurch, Cardiff

93. BBC Cymru Fyw, Updates from BBC Wales’ Welsh language news

94. St Fagans National History Museum, Cardiff attraction voted one of the world’s best open air museums (94)

95. Karen Price, Newport-born arts editor for WalesOnline

96. David Owens, Cardiff journalist at WalesOnline, known for his reporting of the music and arts scene. Founder of Welsh Rock For Refugees

97. Charlotte Church, Singer-songwriter, actress and TV presenter from Canton, Cardiff. A key voice in the anti-austerity movement

98. Laura McAllister, Former Wales international footballer, born in Bridgend. Now chair of Sport Wales and professor of governance at Liverpool University

99. Ignite Cardiff, Events with inspiring speakers who are given 20 blank slides to prepare a five-minute talk

100. Cardiff Bus, The main operator of bus services in Cardiff and the surrounding area

101-150 of the top 250 Twitter Influence Accounts in Wales:

101. Carl Sargeant, The Welsh Government minister responsible for natural resources

102. Lucy Owen, BBC Wales Today and X Ray presenter from Cardiff

103. Adam Jones, Former Wales and British Lions rugby player who now plays for Harlequins. Lives in Merthyr Tydfil

104. Wales Rugby, The latest news from the world of rugby, powered by WalesOnline

105. Elin Jones, AM for Ceredigion. Plaid Cymru’s deputy leader and health spokeswoman. From Lampeter

106. Vaughan Gething, Welsh Labour AM for Cardiff South and Penarth. Lives in Butetown, Cardiff

107. University of South Wales, Formed in 2013, the UK’s sixth largest university set across Cardiff and Newport with more than 30,000 students

108. St David’s Cardiff, Wales’ biggest shopping centre, found in Cardiff city centre

109. Alex Jones, TV presenter from Ammanford, best known for presenting The One Show

110. Big Lottery Fund Wales, Distributor of National Lottery cash, awarding £100,000 each day to good causes in Wales

111. What’s On Wales, Arts listings service.

112. Fair Trade Wales, National organisation for Fair Trade education, policy, support and campaigning

113. National Trust Wales, Organisation protecting the nation’s heritage and open spaces

114. Dafydd Elis-Thomas, AM for Dwyfor Meirionnydd, member of the House of Lords and former leader of Plaid Cymru. Carmarthen born, he lives in Snowdonia.

115. Wales Coast Path, Welsh Government account to promote the long-distance footpath around the nation’s coastline

116. Mark Drakeford, The Welsh Minister for Health and Social Services. Also tweets as Labour Assembly Member for Cardiff West at @MarkDrakeford

117. National Theatre Wales, English-language theatre company based in Cardiff

118. Swansea University, The city’s research-led university which has almost 16,000 students and is undergoing an ambitious expansion

119. The Riverside People, Cardiff Farmers’ Markets at Riverside, Roath and Rhiwbina

120. Vale of Glamorgan Council, Local authority with 23 electoral wards, including Barry, Penarth and Cowbridge

121. Tenovus Cancer Care, Cancer charity bring support and treatment to communities in Wales. Based in Cardiff and Carmarthen

122. Alun Davies, Labour AM for Blaenau Gwent. From Tredegar

123. Cardiff Life, Magazine celebrating the best of Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan

124. The Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Publicly-funded role that champions children and young people in Wales

125. The Bevan Foundation, Merthyr Tydfil-based charity that develops ideas that aim to change Wales and improve people’s lives

126. Clwb Ifor Bach, Live music venue and club in Cardiff city centre, popular with the Welsh-speaking community

127. CardiffBiz, Sales, marketing and social media consultant based in Cardiff

128. Welsh Labour, The largest political party in Wales

129. Macmillan Cymru, Charity offering practical, emotional and financial help to people affected by cancer in Wales

130. Sian Lloyd, UK’s longest serving female weather presenter. From Maesteg

131. The Welsh Local Government Association, Body representing local government and promoting local democracy in Wales

132. WelshBiz, Welsh business marketing brand owned by marketing company MA Consultancy

133. Swansea City FC, Wales’ only Premier League football club. Managed by Garry Monk. Homeground is the Liberty Stadium

134. Cardiff Devils, The capital’s ice hockey team, which plays in the British Elite Ice Hockey League

135. Simon Thomas, Plaid Cymru AM for Mid and West Wales. Lives in Aberystwyth

136. Roath Cardiff, Hyperlocal news and information site for Roath in Cardiff

137. Ken Skates AM, Labour AM for Clwyd South. Born in Wrexham

138. Steffan Rhys, Digital development editor at WalesOnline, who also runs Humans of Cardiff. From Ammanford

139. CityLife Cardiff, Cardiff lifestyle magazine and website

140. Wonderful Wales, Tweets from Southern Wales, the tourism body that promotes South East Wales

141. David Williamson, Political editor of WalesOnline, based in Westminster

142. Disability Wales, Non-profit organisation championing the rights, equality and independence of disabled people in Wales

143. Welsh Conservatives, The Welsh branch of the Conservative party

144. Cardiff Metropolitan University, Formerly know as UWIC, the institution has five schools among two campuses, serving around 12,000 students

145. Sŵn Festival, Music festival held in venues around Cardiff founded in 2007 by Huw Stephens and John Rostron

146. Wales Office, The UK Government’s department of state representing Welsh interests in the UK and UK Government interests in Wales

147. Martin Shipton, WalesOnline’s chief reporter, based in Cardiff

148. Chris Bryant, Labour MP for Rhondda since 2001 and Shadow Leader of the House of Commons since September 2015. Born in Cardiff and lives in Porth

149. South Wales Chamber of Business, A business support organisation run by and representing local businesses

150. Simon Thomas, WalesOnline’s rugby correspondent. Based in Cardiff

151-200 of the top 250 Twitter Influence Accounts in Wales:

151. The Cardiff Story, Museum that tells the story of the capital, based in the city centre

152. David Cornock, BBC Wales’ Westminster correspondent. From Penarth

153. Recycle For Wales, Run by Waste Awareness Wales, a Welsh Government-funded organisation set up to encourage the change of waste behaviours

154. Gethin Jones, TV presenter from Cardiff who now hosts ITV quiz show The 21st Question

155. Wales Federation of Small Businesses, Campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of self-employed and small firms in Wales

156. Rebecca Evans, Labour AM for Mid and West Wales.

157. Julie Morgan, AM for Cardiff North. Born and raised in the capital.

158. Llamau, Homelessness charity supporting vulnerable young people and women in Wales

159. Ken Skates, Welsh Government’s Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism. Also tweets as @KenSkatesAM as AM for Clwyd South

160. Sion Barry, WalesOnline’s business editor, based in Cardiff

161. Scott Quinnell, Former Wales, British Lions and Llanelli rugby player. Now a Sky Sports TV pundit. From Llanelli

162. Bethan Elfyn, BBC Radio Wales presenter and DJ from Bangor

163. Andrew RT Davies, Leader of the Welsh Conservatives and AM for South Wales Central

164. Kevin Brennan, Labour MP for Cardiff West and shadow minister for trade, investment and intellectual property. Born in Cwmbran

165. Monmouthshire County Council, Local authority with its county hall in Usk

166. Welsh Liberal Democrats, The Welsh branch of the Liberal Democrats

167. Rhun ap Iorwerth, Plaid Cymru AM for Ynys Mon

168. National Library of Wales, Based in Aberystwyth, the biggest library in Wales with more than 6.5m books and periodicals

169. Cardiff Events, Cardiff Council-run account providing information on events taking place in the Cardiff region

170. Llanelli Star, Weekly newspaper covering Llanelli and the Gwendraeth Valley

171. Daran Hill, Founder of Cardiff-based political consultancy Positif Politics

172. Lee Waters, Director of think tank, The Institute of Welsh Affairs, From Ammanford.

173. Nation Radio, Regional independent radio station for South and West Wales

174. Brains Brewery, Brewery and hospitality company that has brewed beer in the capital for more than 125 years

175. Cardiff Half, Cardiff Half Marathon, one of the UK’s biggest road races

176. Lynn Courtney, ITV Wales journalist and producer, based in Cardiff

177. Peter Black, Liberal Democrat AM for South Wales West and blogger. Lives in Manselton, Swansea.

178. Tomos Livingstone, BBC Wales political correspondent at Cardiff Bay

179. Oxfam Cymru, Welsh branch of the charity which works to eradicate global poverty

180. Rebecca John, BBC Wales TV journalist, based in Cardiff

181. Park Plaza Cardiff, Four-star hotel in central Cardiff

182. Katherine Jenkins, Classical singer from Neath, who appeared Dancing with the Stars

183. Feed The Sprout, What’s on, news and information site for Cardiff

184. Penderyn Whisky, Award-winning Welsh distillery that produces single malt Welsh whisky and other spirits. Based in Penderyn, Rhondda Cynon Taff

185. Stonewall Cymru Welsh charity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality

186. Radio Cardiff, Community radio station serving the capital city in Butetown

187. Llyr Gruffydd, Plaid Cymru AM for North Wales. Lives in Ruthin

188. Dylan Jones-Evans, Professor of entrepreneurship at Bristol Business School, founder of Fast Growth 50, blogger and WalesOnline columnist. Based in Cardiff

189. Helen Mary Jones, Plaid Cymru politician, who was an AM from 1999-2011.

190. Cardiff Students, Cardiff University students’ union

191. Dan Lydiate, Wales rugby international and farmer from Llandridnod Wells. Plays for the Ospreys

192. Spillers Records, The world’s oldest record shop at Cardiff’s Morgan Arcade

193. Green Man Festival, Independent music and arts festival held every August in the Black Mountains

194. Dan Tyte, Executive director at Working Word PR and author. From Cardiff

195. South Wales Police Cardiff, Feed for South Wales Police based in Cardiff

196. The Riverfront, Theatre and arts centre based in Newport city centre

197. David Deans, WalesOnline’s Senedd correspondent, based in Cardiff Bay

198. Paul Flynn, Cardiff-born Labour MP for Newport West since 1987. Writes a blog

199. Cardiff Castle, News and events at the medieval castle based in the city centre

200. Golwg 360, Welsh-language news website and magazine

201-250 of the top 250 Twitter Influence Accounts in Wales:

201. Gwdihw Cafe Bar, Music and venue and night club in Cardiff city centre

202. WWF Cymru, Welsh branch of the worldwide conservation organisation

203. Robbie Savage, BBC and Mirror football pundit from Wrexham who played in midfield for Wales

204. Pride Cymru, Charity that works to eliminate discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender, race or religion

205. Andrea Byrne, ITV News and ITV Wales presenter based in South Wales

206. Scarlets, The Scarlets rugby team, based in Llanelli’s Parc y Scarlets stadium

207. Natural Resources Wales, Welsh Government-funded body that maintains Wales’ environment and natural resources

208. RNIB Cymru, The Welsh branch of the Royal National Institute of Blind People which supports those affected by sight loss

209. Tom Shanklin, Former Wales rugby international and Cardiff Blues player, now a manager at recycling operator DS Smith

210. Alun Wyn Jones, Swansea-born Wales and Ospreys rugby player.

211. Public Affairs Cymru, National membership organisation for public affairs professionals in Wales

212. North Wales Police, Force responsible for policing North Wales. HQ in Colwyn Bay

213. Owen Smith, Labour MP for Pontypridd since 2010 and now Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

214. Lesley Griffiths, Welsh Government Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty. Also tweets as Labour AM for Wrexham (see 229)

215. Cynnal Cymru, Organisation for sustainable development in Wales. Based in Cardiff Bay

216. Jane Hutt, Labour AM for the Vale of the Glamorgan. Lives in Barry

217. Sian Lloyd, BBC News and BBC Breakfast journalist and presenter. Born in Bangor

218. Welsh Water, Water and sewerage company serving 1.3m homes and businesses in Wales and Herefordshire

219. BITC Cymru, Business in the Community is a business-led charity that champions responsible business

220. Urdd, Wales’ largest youth organisation which organises activities, including the Urdd eisteddfod

221. Darren Millar, Conservative AM for Clwyd West. Brought up in Towyn and lives in Kinmel Bay

222. Made in Cardiff TV, Local TV channel that has been broadcasting across the Cardiff Capital Region since 2014

223. Rarebits Collection, A collection of some of the best accommodation to stay within Wales

224. Carmarthen Journal, Wales’ oldest newspaper, serving Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire

225. Love The Valleys, EU-funded project to promote The Valleys

226. Dyfed Powys Police, Force serving Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys, covering a land mass of more than half of Wales

227. Alun Cairns, Conservative MP for the Vale of Glamorgan. The former AM grew up in Swansea

228. Community Housing Cymru, Membership body for housing associations in Wales

229. Lesley Griffiths, Labour AM for her hometown Wrexham. Also tweets as Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty (see number 214)

230. Sara Robinson, Managing director of Brighter Communications and blogger

231. Jamie Owen, Journalist, author and presenter of BBC Wales Today. From Pembrokeshire

232. Ramblers Cymru, Walking charity which works to protect access for the public to the countryside

233. Rupert Moon, Former Wales and Llanelli rugby player. Now works to encourage regeneration in Colwyn Bay

234. Gofal Mental health charity that provides services to the mentally ill and campaigns to increase public understanding

235. Glyndwr University, Formed in Wrexham in 2008 and has a student population of around 8,000

236. Welsh National Opera, National opera company that stages award-winning performances. Based at Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre

237. Effective Communication, Communications agency, specialising in PR, based in Cardiff

238. Team Wales, News from the Commonwealth Games Council for Wales. Based in Cardiff

239. Nick Servini, BBC Wales political editor. Born in Aberdare.

240. Carwyn Jones, Leader of Welsh Labour and AM for Bridgend. Also tweets as First Minister (see number 13)

241. It’s On Cardiff What’s on feed for bars, clubs, restaurants and events in Cardiff

242. Kathryn Williams, WalesOnline’s showbiz reporter. From Treorchy, lives in Cardiff.

243. Glamorgan Cricket, Wales ‘ only first-class cricket club based at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff

244. Robert Lloyd Griffiths, Executive director of the Institute of Directors in Wales. Lives in Cardiff

245. Stephen Crabb, Secretary of State for Wales and Conservative MP for Preseli Pembrokeshire. From Haverfordwest

246. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Fire and rescue service covering a population of more than 1.4m people

247. John Rostron, Independent music events producer and co-founder of the Sŵn Music Festival. Lives in Mid Wales

248. Ospreys, The Ospreys rugby team, based at Swansea’s Liberty Stadium

249. Alan Edmunds, Managing director and editor-in-chief at Media Wales, publishers of WalesOnline, the Western Mail, South Wales Echo, Wales on Sunday and the Celtic weekly titles

250. Fly2Cardiff, Passenger focus group that aims to promote Cardiff Airport to people in South Wales

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I’m receiving more and more questions from clients about how best to leverage paid content distribution and paid social platforms (here referred to together as ‘paid promotions’). There’s a lot of reason for increased interest—as content production has ramped up in digital marketing, it has become harder and harder to stand out from the crowd and reach the audience you want. Facebook shutting down companies’ free lunch social distribution has only further pressed the issue—and sometimes you’ve simply maxed out on other paid channels!

But more than simply being an extra ‘pay to play’ option, paid promotion is a crucial part of any holistic digital marketing strategy. By using the range of paid online promotion and advertising tools available, we can take more comprehensive control in presenting the best user experience throughout the funnel—delivering the right content, at the right time, to the right person. There are three primary functions of paid promotions:

Improve the breadth and depth of content distribution
Use powerful targeting to drive more qualified traffic
Capture, retain, and shepherd qualified users to ultimately produce conversions
How and why you might use paid promotions will of course vary quite a bit, but regardless of your end goal, there are two key tasks for anyone seeking to succeed in doing so. Do these two things right, and you will have laid a solid foundation for achieving your goals.

First…

1. Define and target a specific audience
Defining a target audience in digital advertising or paid promotions is a more exacting exercise than usual, because we’re actually operationalizing a definition that can be precisely carried out by setting controls in a PPC-like interface. Think of it like programming a computer—you need to break down your definition in extremely concrete, exclusive terms that are interpretable by the tool you’re using. Don’t despair though—it’s not hard to do, and if you’ve been a good marketer and developed some proper user personas you’ll be ahead of the game!

Answer these questions to set a concrete definition of the people that should be targeted with a given campaign or content release. These are typically going to be the criteria you actually enter into an interface when starting a promotions campaign on a tool like Facebook or StumbleUpon.

Demographic Information – Our ideal target for this content is…

Age – Many platforms will offer simple age based targeting, usually in the form of your typical “18-24, 25 – 36” type brackets.

Gender – Again, this is a simple demographic setting and is often available. Think about setting up separate ‘A/B’ versions to separately address men and women when relevant!

Education Level/Status – Is your audience in school? Have they completed a degree? Facebook and LinkedIn will let you drill in on these parameters.

Geography – Be as specific as possible. Generally, the combination of a state/province and a metro area level is as granular as geotargeting options go.

There are a few more options you can find on places like Facebook -income level, marital status, employment status, and more can be particularly useful in B2C contexts.

Many platforms will also give you an opportunity to define your target audience by interests, so think about what relevant topics or subjects the target user might be particularly interested in or looking for while online! For example,
likes for travel blogs, language learning sites, famous travel writers, country specific cuisine, etc all can be used to converge on a very specific type of person.

2. Choose promotion channels
Once your target audience has been defined and the above questions answered with the best data available, you must consider the channels or platforms that will best make use of it. There are three major factors:

Which platforms have targeting capabilities and an audience that can best replicate the user profile using their targeting?
Remember to weight the user’s expected online behavior heavily in selecting platforms – while one might offer targeting to match the most targeting characteristics, if your audience does not actively use the platform’s core service it is of little value as a promotional channel.
Which platforms can best present the media to be promoted?
It is important not to detract from the user’s experience of the content, or place it in a channel that does not fit it’s form. A long form video, for example, will not usually fare well in skippable preroll spots or on-site rollover placements.
Remember also that use of different platforms can depend on device – and so might the usability of your content!
What behavioral context is preferable to achieve your objectives for this piece?
I strongly recommend taking a few minutes to browse around as a user when making these decisions, in order to think less abstractly about the experience you aim to create. Choosing channels is often a case-by-case process, but for common objectives there are some simple, intuitive guidelines to keep in mind:

If you want your content shared, promote it on channels that have built-in sharing capabilities (social media, StumbleUpon).
If you want users to feel they’ve ‘discovered’ a piece, focus on content plug-ins (Outbrain, Zemanta, etc), discovery tools (StumbleUpon), and more niche placements (subreddits, subject blogs)—depending on the accessibility/simplicity.
If your goal is a high level of direct exposure for content at a low price, content discovery plugins and display ad networks can deliver. Cost is relatively low and inventory is high, so it’s easy to get eyeballs on your work.
If conveying authority is important, officially sponsored or openly disclosed promotions on respected media platforms or with trusted individual publishers can be a good tool—though often more expensive.
It can be useful to combine these guidelines to plan for more complex goals. For example, if you want to convey a sense of ‘discovery’ but also encourage sharing, StumbleUpon Paid Discovery could fulfill both these needs—the sponsorship is subtle, the user is in ‘discovery mode’, and SU has a social sharing frame right on top of the page. If that audience isn’t engaged enough, you might bring traffic to a piece via Reddit and retarget for sharing on Twitter.

Planning for promotion should not be an exclusively post hoc activity—the content itself should be created with intended placement and utility in mind. Engage early in the process as goals for the content are first set, so that creative development and objectives do not ultimately conflict with the feasibility of promotions. Simply being involved in the conversation to flag potential problems is often enough!

Think outside of yourself…
One of the most critical parts of this framework is leveling what you want to achieve with what users will accept and value in a given medium, so I want to take a moment to reinforce the importance of this.

In answering questions of targeting and placement in a performance-driven world, it can be dangerously easy to think egocentrically, only in terms of what YOU want your customer to do in a given context—or more insidiously,
what you want them to want to do. Remember that as a marketer or advertiser you are necessarily carrying tremendous baggage, both in terms of product knowledge and expectations. It’s tremendously important to step back from your own (or your company’s) perspective and think as a user.

What you ultimately need to reach your goals isn’t necessarily what individuals using one of these channels wants when doing so, or are ready to do. Take the time to understand your audience and reach out to them in a way will resonate with the journey they are on.

What considerations do you pay special attention to when promoting content? Are there areas of the discipline you’d love to learn more about? Hit me back in the comments!

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You can schedule posts to go out before you get up, at times when your too busy to post, days you are off and times when your a sleep to help you reach more if your audience then you could be manual tweeting and posting alone.

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Follow and engage with real world Friends, Business Partners, Associations, Suppliers, Customers and Partners and use some of their @names in your tweets to help the tweets go further (as your real world contacts will usually retweet your tweets for you).

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Why your #B2B #Business should be using #Facebook for #Marketing !!

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B2B Marketing on Facebook? Yes! So Say IBM, Volvo, Salesforce & Lattice Engines
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It goes without saying that Facebook is most commonly associated with consumer marketing since it’s hardly a place for industrial engineers to talk about the latest manufacturing process or for enterprise software companies to promote side by side feature comparisons.

But behind those companies are people – both on the brand and the buyer side of the B’s in B2B. B’s are people too and those people use Facebook to connect with peers socially. They may not look for product spec sheets for manufacturing hardware on Facebook, but they can get an idea of the people behind the companies they buy from as well as a more personal look at companies outside of nuts and bolts, hardware and software.

Enter our experts in B2B Marketing who use Facebook to do just that. At MarketingProfs B2B Forum last week, Joel Book from Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Katie Keating from IBM and Amanda Maksymiw from Lattice Engines came together for a panel on B2B Marketing and Facebook.

The panel moderator was John Haydon from Inbound Zombie.

First up was Joel Book @JoelBook, Principal, Marketing Insights at Salesforce Marketing Cloud (formerly ExactTarget). Joel talked about his client, Volvo Construction Equipment of North America and how they have been using Facebook for B2B. If you haven’t heard of Volvo CE, they compete with CAT, Deere and other manufacturers of heavy equipment.

Volvo’s multichannel strategy for acquisition, selling and service of customers includes:
Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Trade Shows, Remarketing Email, Volvo Construction Dealers, volvoce.com, Monthly Email and more. But Facebook has been particularly effective. Said one Volvo executive:

“For Volvo Construction Equipment, Facebook has been the number one social media technology for posting equipment as well as promotions and generating leads”
In Spring of 2013 Volvo CE started using Facebook ads to engage prospects by providing links to content which sent traffic to volvoCE.com. There they could convert to email subscribers. After that, Volvo began targeting existing customers with Facebook ads.

Targeted Facebook Ads were very successful for Volvo CE. Some of the targeting options focused on Facebook users with interests in the kinds of equipment Volvo CE customers buy as well as construction equipment brands that are competitive to Volvo CE.

Volvo partnered with Lego to create a Lego Technic L350F toy targeted towards individuals with specific interests in construction equipment. Promoted on Facebook and elsewhere, this was a big PR success and created brand awareness as well as adding 1,200 names to their prospect email list.

A few tips on Facebook Marketing for B2B companies from Joel:

1. Create a “social profile” of your best customers using a tool like Active Audiences from Salesforce Marketing Cloud, then use that profile to identify and target prospective customers with direct response ads using Facebook Custom Audiences.

2. Use Facebook Custom Audiences to target and attract prospective email subscribers. 68% of B2B brands say email is “core” to their business. And more B2B brands are discovering that Facebook is their top source for attracting new subscribers.

Next up was Katie Keating @ThingsSheSaid and Engagement Strategist at IBM. Katie manages all corporate social media channels for IBM, including Facebook. Her advice for B2B marketers on Facebook:

Visuals are essential. Show things behind the scenes, people, clients, and products. These are all important for driving engagement.

Think like a B2C – How do people experience your brand if they can’t touch it? For IBM it’s through their employees. IBM is spending effort on empowering employees to be brand advocates on social networks.

Try new tactics – IBM has tried things like Facebook chats and influencer research. They actually created a tool to mine influencers in India and engaged with them. This was all organic.

Let your audience “exhale” with content that’s just for fun. B2B Facebook content needs to break from products and services. Use Facebook ads to make sure you’re reaching target audiences.

On IBM’s Facebook page, they share the company’s history of innovation and behind the scenes content. Facebook post performance is closely monitored and if a post resonates organically, IBM will support it for further amplification with Facebook ads.

Last up is Amanda Maksymiw @amandamaks Content Marketing Manager at Lattice Engines, which sells predictive analytics to mid market and enterprise companies.

The Lattice Engines product is a new thing, predicting who your next customers will be, so a lot of their content is educational.

Lattice Engines’ goal with Facebook: Humanize the brand to attract and retain talent, drive engagement with Lattice Engines brand, retarget influencers, prospects and customers. Facebook ad targeting is based on interests of buyers and competitors.

Along with posting content on Facebook are offers such as the opportunity to attend a webinar.

The Lattice Engines company Facebook page is very employee focused. They engage with Facebook fans through images, conversations, text and video content.

A few tips form Amanda for B2B Marketers on Facebook:

Create and share a blend of personality and professional content. Post pictures of employees and content efforts.
Post pictures with short text – it leads to higher engagement.
Hone targeting and retargeting skills to grow, engage and convert your audience. Target based on email addresses, (custom audiences) location and interests.
So it sounds like a “human to human” approach beyond the business side of B2B actually has some legs when it comes to social networks like Facebook. Like any effort to connect with business buyers in new ways, it makes sense to experiment. See what is already happening in a B2B context in your industry, amongst competitors and early adopters within your own company. Decide what your goals are and be committed to both understanding the targeting options within Facebook as well as the type of content that will connect with business buyers when the situation is not all business.

Are you using Facebook as part of your B2B marketing mix? What lessons have you learned?

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How To Reduce Your Sponsored Update Expenses In Social Media Advertising
by christopherjanb

Social media marketing is continually becoming competitive. Pushing your updates, comments, or posts out to your connections is becoming less valuable. Why? Well, your connections are being inundated by others in their network bombarding them with other information.

Whether it’s your blog articles, infographics or simply sharing a page on your website, your update, post or comments need to be found and seen in social communities. Why else are you spending time in social media marketing? The difficulty within social communities is the amount of content being published every day. Your content is becoming increasingly harder to find or even be noticed.

The following points have been addressed to help you better understand:

How social media influencers can help your brand message in social communities.
How curating and nurturing your social community updates can increase visibility.
Examples of how nurtured social community updates have had success.
How nurturing can increase visibility in social communities while reducing your advertising costs with sponsored posts.
Whether you are telling people what you’re doing (Twitter) or confirming where you are (Foursquare) or showing people what you’re doing (YouTube), you are spending time raising the awareness of your business. That time has to ultimately have a return on investment.

If you’re in the media department the first response would be to spend money sponsoring posts by advertising within the various social communities.

For anyone in the marketing department following strategic processes or in non-media communications, you might be wondering what your options are besides advertising? Try tagging!

Social Media Influencers
Let’s define an influencer, relative to social media marketing, as a person who has a large and more importantly active following within a social community. This person may be an expert in their field or have a level of popularity within a community. We do want to separate a influencer from brand ambassadors or even brand influencers. For more about these two topics please read “How Brand Influencers And Brand Ambassadors Are Different” by Brooke Ballard, another SteamFeed.com author.

We want to be clear a social media influencer isn’t someone who is purely based on the quantity of followers. If that were the case they could not be a valuable influencer. In order for them to be classified as an influencer they have to have engagement with their followers and in turn their followers have engagement with the influencer.

Engagement in social media marketing is defined as a dialogue and not what most businesses do, which is to push out their updates like an ad. Social media marketing cannot be used as though it were interruption advertising on TV or radio. Likewise you cannot use automation in hopes that it is the end of your social media marketing process, rather keep in mind it is only the beginning. The rest of the process requires human beings to listen and interact in a dialogue.

Many of us have gone to our LinkedIn account and posted an update, shared something on our website or perhaps from around the web. The update or post in LinkedIn reaches your existing group of connections and that is about as far as that post will go.

If you were to locate someone within your connections who has a wide reach in the social community, then one message by that person will reach a larger audience. As an influencer they would have ability to make the message interesting to get engagement by the their network, who in turn would pass the message on to their network. In a short time you your message would reach thousands of people. This is why social media marketing has such huge potential, but only when executed strategically, with human beings and with engagement in a dialogue based on relationship marketing.

Curating and Nurturing Your Social Media Postings
When we think of curating something the first thing coming to our mind is an art exhibit. In social media marketing we are going to define this as organizing and selecting information you will present to your connections. This process means you need to find relevant content to your business, posting it to your social community accounts, and engage with your followers.

You can of course share something you posted on your company’s blog or website. Chances are you will be far more effective if that information was on a industry publication where you might be a guest author. A similar analogy would be the difference between giving a prospect your brochure compared to having an editorial in the newspaper. The newspaper editorial will have a greater impact on the prospect than your brochure.

You’ve organized the content you’re going to share, determined an effective headline and presented the benefits of what you are sharing. If you leave this shared post as is, chances are it will fade off into electronic never-never land never to be seen again.

In order to avoid having Peter Pan save you, your best course of action is known as nurturing what you have curated.

Let’s take an example of a post in my LinkedIn account that has not been nurtured. In this case the author was tagged in this post, however, without their engagement, the best we can see is the post having 65 views in 12 days.

In order to nurture your post in a social community like LinkedIn, you need to start by adding a comment to your post. As part of your comment, you will want to tag someone from you network by name. As you type their name LinkedIn’s system will start to try finding anyone matching the name, so you can click on them. The same happens if you were to tag a company.

In the above example before completing the name of the company SteamFeed, LinkedIn found the company so I can click on them to tag them in the comment.

Once a person is tagged in a comment they will receive a notice from LinkedIn informing them of the tag and recommending they respond.

Who you tag is important. You will want to have identified influencers from your network, which means developing a relationship with them and engaging in conversation before you start to tag them. This might include that you reciprocate and engage in their posts.

After the people you have tagged have engaged in the conversation, don’t even think about walking away! Your next step is to re-engage in the conversation, comment on what was said and starting tagging more people to engage in the conversation.

As the conversation takes life the views, comments, and likes will start to grow giving that post more exposure and thereby getting your brand name out to the community through thousands of people.

You will find spammers wanting to get into the middle of the conversation and if that happens clean up their comments by removing them. Keep the conversation clean and healthy.

The Nurturing Results
During the month of September 2014 in preparation for this article, I curated and nurtured posted articles from other SteamFeed authors into my LinkedIn account. The results were quite interesting and clearly shows how nurtured posts had more exposure than non-nurtured posts.

Example #1
The author, Jessica Ann, engaged in this post and we were able to bring other people into the conversation. After two days we had 322 views, 11 comments and 4 likes.
Example #2
The author, Brooke Ballard, engaged in this post and we were able to bring other people into the conversation in this example as well. After three days we had 546 views, 8 comments and 1 like. You will notice, compared to our first example, we had less comments and likes, with more views. This has clearly something to do with who was engaged in the conversation and how many people they had in their network.
Example #3
The author, S. Anthony Iannarino, engaged in this post and achieving the best example of nurturing. After eight days of activity we had 1,063 views, 12 comments and 4 likes. The constant activity on this post helped to generate the exposure it deserved.
Curate and Nurture or Waste Your Time
Making social media marketing work for your business requires more than merely posting or using automation to pretend you are doing social media marketing. Relationship marketing takes more time and is more effective over the long run. Listen to what is being discussed, provide relevant responses, engage in a dialogue. One post that is nurtured is worth more than 10 posts that are pushed out through automation.

This type of engagement can provide similar results to sponsoring updates that have no commentary or engagement by anyone. Why spend advertising dollars on posts you are not going to nurture?

Building relationships with the right people in the social communities can expand your brand’s reach to a much wider audience, generating more traffic to your website, and ultimately more leads and sales. The process will aid in building a loyal audience through your authority on the subject and credibility you are building.

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Melih Oztalay
CEO at SmartFinds Internet Marketing
I am a 20+ year veteran of the Internet and digital technologies. I am the CEO of SmartFinds Internet Marketing located in Birmingham, Michigan, providing Internet marketing solutions and services to businesses. As a sought out subject matter expert and pioneer with Internet technologies, I bring innovation, early adoption, creativity, resourcefulness and imagination to client marketing solutions on the web.
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