The Walker Studios Challenge 2012 Round Up

Last year I launched the Walker Studios Challenge, a Video Blogging Challenge set to encourage Businesses, Individuals and Charities to raise awareness of themselves and their missions by placing themselves on the second largest search engine in the world; YouTube. Some people found this comical, some found it engaging and others found it helped boost their confidence.

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#YOUDRIVE the Advert

For a few years now I have been preaching the power of Social Media, and in Northern Ireland it has fallen somewhat on deaf ears. In England it caught on, but not to everyone, but Northern Ireland really don’t seem to get it. Last night, something happened that I hope the majority of businesses in Northern Ireland saw. A Television advert of two parts was aired on UTV (ITV/STV) that asked users to vote for how they wanted the second half of the advert to go via Facebook and Twitter.

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The Twitter Activity Tab

Sooner or later you are all going to notice a big shake up if you visit the Twitter Website, assuming you haven’t already. Twitter has done away with the old @Mentions and Retweets Tabs and replaced them with two new gems, the @username (for me @walkerstudios) and Activity Tabs.

Activity Tab on Twitter

Activity Tab on Twitter

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AuntySocial Connected – Social Media Surgery Blackpool

Wednesday 1st June saw myself and some others from the Social Media Advice scene head down to Number 5 in Blackpool’s Cedar Square to take part in Aunty Social Connected for an Introduction to Social Media, lending a hand to representatives of Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector (VCFS) organisations in Blackpool.

Aunty Social Banner

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LinkedIn us together, oh Twitter!

Recently, Nathaniel Cassidy of Duchess of Grange wrote a Blog entitled “Never link your social media profiles!“, which is ironic because I had in the works (AKA my head) a plan for a similar post.  Rather than “reinvent the wheel” as Nathaniel did an excellent job with his post I am going to refine mine down to a specific.  Do not have LinkedIn automatically update with your Tweets.
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Tutorial: Follow Friday on Twitter

While sitting at work the other day I saw a message flash up that Tweasier was looking for some guest content, and after asking them if I could join in they agreed. My topic of choice, Follow Friday. They mentioned that they have a blog post related to the subject, which is about a tool that lets you automatically sort out your Follow Fridays, see here for their post.

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Preston TweetUp – BlogPreston w/ Stage9

Tuesday 12th October 2010 signalled my first TweetUp. I attended the Preston TweetUp held by BlogPreston with sponsorship from Stage9. By Sponsorship I of course mean them advertising themselves and the TweetUp a lot and bought everyone their first drink down at The Continental in Preston.

Official Preston TweetUp Logo Stage9 Logo

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