Welcome to March

What a controversial month that was eh? Only a week in and Facebook and Instagram share they may want to leave Europe a "Face-tagramExit" if you will. Then at the end of the month all sorts of unpleasant things happening in Ukraine. It's been a bit of a month hasn't it?

Let's check out what you may have missed and see if there are somethings you want to implement going forward:



This nasty little bit of clickbait made everyone jump but in reality its just Meta having a tantrum about data. Don't get me wrong, it's a justified tantrum but its more to do with data transfer, storage and processing rather than anything else.

I do think that it's all paled into insignificance since Ukraine but let's keep an eye on things shall we?

Facebook Reels Globally Launched

It has been in the makings for a while now but in the last week of February, Meta announced that what was previously only out in the US has now rolled out everywhere.

In fairness, stories on Facebook has been essentially neglected by most people unless it was connected through Instagram. Will we see more now?  Doubtful, but I'm open to being wrong... Personally I feel TikTok has got Facebook Stories by the proverbial tail here. (You thought I was going to say something else didn't you!).


Want to Schedule an Instagram Live?

Well now you can and you previously couldn't! I'm not entirely sure why its taken so long to do but now you can get on your favourite app with this marketing ploy and promote it before hand, just like you can on Facebook. Read more about it here. It's actually pretty easy...


Screenshot Notifications

I think this is actually a good idea and long time coming personally but NOW Meta has set up a notification for anyone who screen shots the messenger chat. Everyone in the chat will be notified that someone has taken a shot. So just be careful what you do from here. Not entirely sure when it comes or came in....


Video's bringing Your Business Alive

I just love this application!  It's so sophisticated and easy to use at the same time! Anyway Socially Sorted shared this great blog about the various ways you can create a video using their templates. I simply didn't get time to do some before today but will definitely try some in the near future. Before it gets too well known!

Read more about this capability here.


Time to Change Character?

Well, character limits anyway. Yep, since 2017 when they doubled it from 140 to 280 characters, they are now toying with the idea of making it possible to do Articles no less!

The MICROBLOGGING site (soon to be a misnomer) obviously hate it as much as the next Facebook, when someone clicks away from their website to view something else so this apparently is in the works. Have a read of the article yourself here.

So what do you think?  When you think of articles do you think of writing them in long form in Twitter?  Seriously, my head is melted at the prospect...

Google Business Profile

Get Your Head Around Reviews

So just as you're looking at upping your social media game - we (social media marketers) remind you that there's an awful lot out there ALREADY that can make it great straight away. If only you just simply used them!

This is the time to bring your audience and customers to your excellent reviews and help sway any reservations that they may have about your product or service. Please check out the extensive blog post here for full information. Very useful!

Sales from Social Media Fast Track Programme

Did you want to get some of the essential tips to understand how to create your OWN Marketing Strategy. No need to feel baffled and left behind when it comes to social media. I have created this group programme and workbooks that you will give you the foundation AND framework to build upon. These sessions and tools will keep you accountable as well.

Later this month I am doing another free webinar where you can learn more about the programme. If you would like to attend then please sign up to my FREE Zoom Webinar running on the 24th of March at 1pm UTC or 8am EST. Or watch from the free Facebook Group "How to Make Sales from Social Media".


My 1:1 Marketing Course Designed for You

Supported Digital Marketing Strategy Training

If you're looking to create a strategy for your social media and overall digital marketing and would like to know how to do this by yourself for your own business or for the company you work for, then you maybe interested in doing this training that I offer.

I help you create it at a pace you set, filling in the gaps in your knowledge along the way. You'll be given work to do between the sessions that you can manage and that won't be overly disruptive to your everyday workload.

This will give you accountability and you can contact me anytime during the training if you have any questions that crop up between sessions.

March has brought a lot of changes as people are feeling conflicted about how to post on their socials due to the Ukraine issue. I have some regular time slots to offer this training to you and it can run either in (2 days for one person this month!) 1 month, 6 weeks or even 12 weeks if you prefer! I can give you the dates to fit around both our schedules from day one so you know this in advance. If you would like to learn more about what this covers, then visit this page.

This course has been currently accepted by 5 Local Enterprise Office Areas as suitable for the Trading Online Voucher but you can also get this training directly. Check out all the lovely testimonials I have received regarding this course.

Useful Blogs

The Mindset Strategist - T.E.A.R. Method by Melanie Boylan

February Podcasts for The Monday Morning Marketing Podcast

Podcast 110 - Love Your Marketing

Podcast 111 - Sell on Social Media with Louise McDonnell

Podcast 112 - Bad Reviews

Podcast 113 - Productivity with Kris Ward


With a rollercoaster of things happening personally and professionally, it's a lot to deal with. I remain devoted to my family and my work and will help anyone who asks for it. Please reach out, my network is your network.

If you have any questions on any of this or would like to bring your own questions to me, then contact me today!.

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