Making an impact online: Breakneck Comedy

Making an impact online: Breakneck Comedy

The fourth company to take part in our guest blog series “making an impact online” is Breakneck Comedy. I did ask Naz Hussain to write something… but this is much more fun. In an EXCLUSIVE video, Naz reluctantly agrees to take centre stage and shares some amazing insight into creating something out of nothing…

Watch the blooper reel here!
Who is Naz?
Naz Hussain […]

A journalism graduate’s view of the media industry in Scotland

Over the summer, I have the pleasure of working with James Wyllie, who has come onboard as a paid intern, fresh from completing his journalism degree at Robert Gordon University. (He recently found out he got a first, which doesn’t surprise me at all!)
James is assisting me with all my clients and projects and we […]

Communications Presentation

Over the past four months I’ve been working with two really forward-thinking professionals to review, research and recommend a strategy for their department’s communications.
Jola and Emma work for the Kincardine and Mearns Community Planning Group – and part of the project involved creating an easier-to-understand brand: K&M Communities.
The group is a collective of public, private […]

Happy 10th Birthday Facebook

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in Facebook, Social Media Strategy | No Comments

Exactly ten years ago Mark Zuckerberg launched thefacebook.com from his Harvard dorm. Now it has more active users than were even on the internet on that day: 1.23 billion.
Although there has been the inevitable backlash and reports of teenagers abandoning the network ‘in their droves’, I, for one, cannot imagine life without it.
For one thing, […]

Social Media Week Glasgow

Posted by on Sep 14, 2011 in Social Media Strategy, Twitter | One Comment

Next Tuesday morning, between 8 and 11am, I will be speaking at one of the Social Media Week Events – Business Banter.
I was very kindly invited to speak by Jacky – Martin Jack, managing director of Think Different Events. Jacky is one of those guys who just gets it. He has spent a year building […]

Time to take a risk?

Posted by on Mar 20, 2011 in online strategy, Video Blogging | No Comments
Time to take a risk?

It’s time to take a calculated risk – and Impact Online is working with some innovators!

Why should social media be part of my PR strategy?

Posted by on Feb 21, 2011 in Social Media Strategy | No Comments

Look at this screenshot:

The top three results refer to the website. Then:
4th: Twitter
5th: Twitter
6th: Facebook
7th: YouTube
If I told you Networkingolf had also, within a week of this search, featured conspicuously in The Scotsman and The Daily Record, would you be surprised not to find any evidence of this until 14th position in the Google search […]

5 tips from New Media Breakfast’s 1st Birthday

Posted by on Sep 24, 2010 in Social Media Strategy | No Comments

You’ve got to love free legal advice – even if it’s not what you want to hear. You’ve also got to love a breakfast meeting that begins with Champagne – even if you’re pregnant and can’t drink it. Today was the 1st Birthday of the New Media Breakfast, so to celebrate Fatbuzz brought together a […]

Your website is your salesperson

Posted by on Aug 6, 2010 in online strategy | No Comments

Sometimes, among all the well-meaning advice that comes from friends, media, books and advertising, a tip will stubbornly stick. The one that’s been nagging me recently is this: Treat your website like a salesperson.

It’s a good one. My website was one of the biggest outlays when I set up my business so, of all things, […]

US v UK social media – Trey Pennington’s take

Posted by on Jun 18, 2010 in Social Media Strategy | No Comments

I’m looking forward to reading all the great blog posts about last night’s Media 140 Scotland event. They’ll no doubt pick up on the interesting points raised by speakers Pat Kane, Trey Pennington and Steve Berry and the debates they inspired afterwards while we all networked in Glasgow’s CCA.
I just wanted to share a really […]