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  • Increase your Facebook Organic reach for FREE!

    I’ve been using the new-ish style of Facebook Call to Action posts for a while now on the Pages I manage for others and I have found a significant increase in engagement, reach (10-20%)* and actions taken by the end user - I know this as we are getting more calls or messages in the bricks & mo...
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  • How to take part in a Costa Women Zoom

    Costa WomenZoom are our new video interview platformStarted back in February 2014 as an experiment, the video interviews originally as Google Hangouts have now become a staple part of the Costa Women diet. What is a Zoom?It's a 2 way video chat (a bit like Skype or Facebook Video Call) that is recor...
  • How to be Fearless on Facebook

    When it comes to social media, and especially Facebook too many people build obstacles in their way to getting started, before you can even contemplate a strategy or make a sale.   Having spoken to many business owners over the last 12 months, and most being members of Costa Women, I keep h...
  • How to take part in a Costa Women Hangout

    Costa Women Hangouts are now over 100! Started back in February 2014 as an experiment, they have now become a staple part of the Costa Women diet.   What is a Hangout? (aka Hangouts On Air with YouTube Live ) It's a 2 way video chat (a bit like Skype or Facebook Video Call) that is recorded...
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  • Well, that was a busy week!

    Starting with a return to the classroom teaching at the European Sixth Form College, and on Friday the lovely ladies at the Costa Women West of Marbella Group, talking Social Media Marketing. Thank you for your great feedback, and I'll get those presentation notes over to those who attended asap. I ...
  • Facebook vs YouTube?

    Two years ago there was no hesitation – YouTube all the way to the bank, but NOW is a whole new ball game! How would you like over 12,000 views and 100 shares and 47, 000 post reach! Video Marketing is a great way of showing your clients what you do. You may have seen myGoogle+ Hangouts on Air Playl...
  • It's all go here!

    Woosh, where does the time go? This week I am on house-sitting duty in Alhaurin el Grande and the Taxi of Mum, so up and down to the coast it is :( It's not quite as bad as it sounds as the beautiful location and awesome facilities (Jacuzzi, pool, wine fridge) make up for the long distance driving. ...
  • Facebook Spring Clean

    This week I started the 5x50.org challenge and my bum  hurts!  Are you allowed to say bum here? The reason why ... sciatica! Can't seem to shake it, so probably heading off to the chiropractor this week. Anyway, enough of my moans and groans  I also completed another  Handbag and Shoes video (Hango...
  • What is a Google+ Hangout On Air?

    You may have heard talk recently of a new "video interview" trend, we are calling Handbags and Shoes. (it's a long story how we got that title so you will just have to watch all the videos from the beginning!) The technology to create these live, recordable, video chats was launched by the teams at...
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  • Shoes and Handbags go Live!

    Well we finally made it happen ... the first official Costa Women Handbag is live on YouTube http://j.mp/OPzOqW Big thanks to Maya Middlemiss for taking partThe sound quality needs a little work, but I did forget to mention that the guest must use headphones for best results to isolate the speaker f...
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  • Busy week!

    I had a great day yesterday at The Dental Mavericks, Party in the Park event in Alhaurin.Here are the photos I took http://ning.it/14Sn2hMThis week I also started a new campaign for The Irishman Marbella. The bar is in a lovely location on the paseo near Marbella port, right next to the beach. They ...
  • Personal Paparazzi

    This month sees the launch of a new service to my Digital Portfolio, called Personal Paparazzi Personal Paparazzi is a new and informal way of capturing your photo memories of special events and landmarks in your life. Designed with fun in mind, Personal Paparazzi will attend your functions, and "sn...
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