National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day

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Now. Then guys, how the devil I you, well, excellent, me too. Thank you very much for asking.

Welcome to national white chocolate cheesecake day as a mouth full and a half, isn’t it? And I could deal with one now though. Nice cup of coffee, white chocolate, cheesecake, maybe some raspberries on the side. This isn’t a food blogger by the way. This is just what I’m quite fancy in that. That is very moment in time. Anyway, as we all know, there’s lots of ingredients in a cheese cake. You’ve got the base slur, you’ve got the cream cheese, you’ve got the flavoring, you’ve got way of your pot on top of it. So there’s lots of different elements to a cheese cake, and that’s the same as putting out a piece of social media. There’s lots of different elements to putting out great social media that will get good interaction as well.

You’ve got to put out a great visual that generally that goes with content. Now, it doesn’t have to be perfect, but he’s going to be great. It’s got an actually tie into the content that you’re putting out. You’ve got to put out great copy. So what is it that you’re saying? How are you trying to get it across? Is there a beginning, middle and an end or is it just all thrown together? Is that value in there is people grabbed, people are going to read it or watch that video or whatever it is going to be and get value from that content. Because what you’ve got to try and do with social media is get all those elements together to make a great piece of content so that people will interact with it, will actually share it and actually take time to actually consume it as well.

That’s the most important thing. And if you keep doing that over and over again, word will spread that you giving value in your content really good. And it’s worth consuming because people will be sharing it on a regular basis. Exactly. So if you want to think about putting together your social media content, you’ve got to start thinking about all the ingredients and how are you going to put them together. Layer upon layer upon there until you make your very delicious white chocolate cheese cake with whatever it is that you get upon the side of it.

Anyway, it’s just a short one for hopefully you got an idea of what I’m trying to get across. Hopefully got some value from this. Make sure that you get all your ingredients together, you get your story together, you get your copyright, you get your visual right. You get the value that you’re giving, right? And you’ll be on tour winner with your content until tomorrow. Thank you very much for watching and consuming this piece of content, and if you are off to go celebrate the day now, enjoy your coffee and then probably your big piece of white chocolate cheese cake. I might have to make a white chocolate cheesecake. Now I need to learn how to make a white chocolate cheese cake first. Anyway, see you tomorrow. Bye.

National Dentist Day

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Now then how you did Lynn, are you well, excellent. Me too. Thank you very much for asking. So today is national dentist’s day. A bit of an interesting one. This one, because dentists are just one of the businesses that I speak to on a regular basis who believe they cannot give value in the content that they put out on social media. Because as we should know by now, giving value is the most important part of social media. Actually helping people, helping educate them, letting them learn from your experience, your knowledge, your expertise. So if you’re not giving value, then the chances are you’re selling. And that really puts people off massively on social media. We are bombarded with sales messages all the time. So value is the place to go. But every business has a place of value that they can give even dentists. So if you’re a dentist watching this right now on national dentist day, remember you can still give value, for example, how to flush your teeth, or what is the best toothbrush for somebody with gums that bleed easily, or what’s the best toothpaste?
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Jif Lemon Day

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Now. Then how the devil are you. Well, excellent too. Thank you very much for asking or welcome to another video ad. Today is all about Shrove Tuesday because obviously it’s pancake day making pancakes. We all know why we do it. We’re claiming the fridge of all the crap so that we can do well for lent unless of course you’re like me and you’re giving nothing up for the next 40 days cause I’m perfect. Anyway, moving on. I wanted to talk to you about a piece of content that really ties well into Shrove Tuesday and pancake day and this is the kind of stuff you need to be thinking about potentially doing with your brand and your business as well. Who remembers here? If you’re of a certain age, we’ll do the TV adverts for our little plastic lemon friends, CIF lemons. Do you remember the advert? In fact, a lot of people still call pancake day this because of this particular Advair Jif lemon day. Have a check out of this

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Don’t forget the pancakes on Jiff lemon Danny, so they have it.

There was an advert for a little, a little orange lemon, no, a little yellow lemon with lemon juice in there that caused people to call pancake day Jif lemon day. And so I want you to think about content for your brand in the same way as they were thinking about pancake day for Jif lemons. How can you tie your content into voice happening on a specific day in the year, what events are happening throughout the year? This is why I do all these daily videos, this daily content that goes on podcasts and on memes and non video because it’s all connected to daily events that people are searching for on a regular basis. So when they’re searching for it, there’s a chance they might come across your content as well and get some real value from it. So I want you to start thinking about what daily events are happening.

I’ve got to put some links to uh, calendars that I use. I’ll put them down in the section below so you can go check those out. But look for events that are tying your business into different things. Few years ago, I was working with somebody who was a leadership coach. I mean went through their entire year’s marketing. And then we got to the very end and they asked, when should I start? And the honest answer was the next day if possible because the next day was may the fourth star Wars day, if you know what I’m talking about. So star Wars day on may the fourth and they were a bit confused. And I said, well, I want you to write a blog about how the architect of the death star missed the weakness of the death star because daft ADA was a crappy boss. And that’s how you need to start thinking about your content.

How can you tie different things back into your business so that it actually really works for you? So could you have done something with national Tati a day or national dog biscuit day or like two day Schwab Tuesday or like tomorrow’s national day. So take a look at the calendar, see what you can tie your content back into. And if you’re not willing to do like daily content like I’m currently doing, well, why don’t I do weekly content? That is the ideal way to start. You start off with one piece of content and you can make that into lots of different things like I mentioned on national tortilla day, and the most important thing is, is you’re making content on one subject matter. So you’re not Scattergood in your approach with your marketing. So try and enjoy your pancake day, your Jeff lemon day, and as you do, just remember, you go look at some calendars, you’re going to get some content ideas together, and you can put a plan together so that you know what you’re talking about week on week, month on month, year on year. Start making that content and start making it work harder for you. But most importantly, tie back into events that are happening because that will really make that content a little bit more easier for you to make and also easier for people to find if they’re searching for it until tomorrow. Thanks for watching. See you then. Bye.

Tug Of War Day

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Now. Then how the devil are you? Excellent. Me too. Thank you very much for asking. I’m Simon Scholes, founder and creative director of perception studios, the award winning visual marketing agency and as always on a daily basis and wanted to talk to you about some of the stuff that you can do yourselves for free or potentially with a small cost attached, which is what today is all about because I’m going to tat to you about the fact that it is national tug of war day and on a day like today where it’s raining and horrible outside, the last thing you want to be doing is playing a tug of war, but on a daily basis, especially if you work in marketing in your brand or in your business right now, and you have this tug of war between whether you should spend money on social media or not really bother.
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ADVENT TIP 13 – WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO STICK THEM?

REMOVE THE FRICTION

So, you’ve downloaded your live video, you’ve got your subtitles ready to go, you’ve got a whole heap of great short edits to make the content easier to digest on different platforms…..So where you put your content?

Well, the simple answer is everywhere. You want to build an audience of raving fans, so, get that content out there to find them. It may be a little time consuming uploading to multiple platforms, but, trust me, it’ll be worth it. Build those raving fans wherever you can, and in time, watch them become more and more dedicated to your value content and start to share it with people they know would benefit from it, so your audience will grow and grow.

Beware, when using your caption file on the videos, linkedin WILL NOT let you add captions after you’ve uploaded your video, it has to be done during the upload process, so make sure you’ve got them to hand so you can add them at the same time

As always, you know where I am if you need to ask any questions or need further help [email protected]

ADVENT TIP 8 – TALKING TO, NOT AT YOUR AUDIENCE

TALKING TO, NOT AT YOUR AUDIENCE

So, you’re prepared for you live video. You have it all planned out, you’ve got your 3 or 4 great resonating moments / bullet points to help you talk about your blog subject as a true voice of authority. However, how do you talk to, not at your audience?

This is something I struggled with as a radio presenter. My first snoop (listen back to a show with the boss) went something like this. “Simon, how’re you going to connect with the listener. Right now you’re talking at them, they won’t want to be your mate or go for a pint with you, you need to create an emotional connection”. So off I went with those words ringing in my ears, how the hell was I going to make a connection with the audience when they’re not there for me to bounce off, to respond to what I’m saying or more importantly, for me to talk to. That’s when it struck me, what I needed was something to replace them in the studio, something that meant I was able to connect and talk to them without them all being in the studio with me.
I placed a small stuffed toy on the window sill just behind the mic and started talking to him, it felt instantly different, having that thing to talk to made all the difference. Obviously he didn’t talk back to me or laugh at my jokes (it’d be really fucking scary if he did) but, it made all the difference to my style of communication to an invisible audience. This is how you need to approach your live video content, place a soft toy behind the lens, a photo of a best friend, your partner, a loved one, just someone or something you can talk to, rather than worrying about the audience behind the lens or the picture of you on the screen.
Make sure it’s behind the lens and nowhere else, and you’ll absolutely fly and feel the difference instantly yourself too.

As always, you know where I am if you need to ask any questions or need further help [email protected]

ADVENT TIP 7 – THE 5P’S

THE 5P’S

So, our next advent tip is my 5P’S……Preparation prevents piss poor performance. (more…)

ADVENT TIP 5 – HOW TO GET YOUR BLOG SEO RIGHT

Getting My Blog SEO Right

 

So, SEO, we’ve all heard of it, but do you really understand it. Firstly, if you don’t understand it, it means search engine optimisation.

SEO is really important for marketers, but obviously we’re not all SEO experts, yours truly included. So here are some simple tips to try and work too on your blogs, and if you want more advice, google is an excellent tool. (more…)

TALKING TO, NOT AT YOUR AUDIENCE

Going live and creating video is one of the biggest things for a business right now. Jump on to linked in and you’ll see videos from every business, from will writers, accountants, property experts through to florists. It’s all there, and it’s all giving you great value.

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Can You Make Us A Viral Video

I WANT YOU TO MAKE ME A VIRAL VIDEO

Flat design talking about digital marketing as text “Viral” on desktop.Vector Illustration

When I speak to brands and businesses about a video, viral is usually one of the main things people want from a piece of content.  In fact, the term seems to have exploded in the last 12 months or so.

The honest answer to anyone is, there is no magic formula for making a piece of content go viral.  You could make the most polished piece of content and it is seen by nobody, and then film yourself on your phone talking while you walk and it goes crazy on views.

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