On Sunday 22nd June the London TLD girls (me, Elisa, Camille, Tamlyn) and Tamlyn’s sister Kim ran in a 5KM event at London’s Olympic Park called Pretty Muddy – with lots of mud involved. It was an obstacle course, and included crawling through tubes, stepping through tires, climbing ropes and sliding down slides.
Insight, advice, news and chit chat
Sometimes the biggest reason people who are unhappy with their existing websites don’t start the ball rolling for a new one is that they dont have time to think about it. They haven’t got the head space. It’s too overwhelming.
So what happens is either:
We do a lot of newsletters here at TLD, and we get great feedback – people saying they love our newsletters and always read them.
Email newsletters happen to be one of the best types of marketing out there (as usual, if it’s done well). This is because:
A term I came up with, which is way better than name dropping.
This means weaving in the experience you have while giving advice in your blog posts.
In a subtle way. Not in a bragging way.
I suppose it’s an art, and takes practice.
Most people say that the best source of business usually comes from existing clients.
Either referrals from clients or repeat business.
So, there is something to be said for focusing on this.
But it can feel awkward asking your clients for referrals. I know we are meant to do it, and “if you don’t ask you don’t get” and many people swear by it. Personally ,I still find it hard. Being in the UK it’s maybe harder for us.
April was an unusual month. As you may know, we have a number of South Africans who work for Top Left Design – Tamlyn, Amy, and JP – and in addition, I used to live there and half my family is South African. Amy lives in Cape Town, and Tamlyn was getting married (to Jack, who is English) in South Africa.
Amy and I decided it would be a good idea for me to visit South Africa, and she and I would both go to Tamlyn’s wedding together!
Why would businesses be worried about the fact people can post on their walls and pages?
Social media provide a space for customers, individuals or business interact with brands. We can define it as a two-way communication and therefore, there is a space for different kinds of opinions. But people fear negative comments, including criticism of bad customer service or negative experience with products.
Those comments and reviews are not only broadcast to the followers but also to the poster’s contacts.
Negative publicity spreads quickly.
I came across this excellent webinar from the idio Co-Founder & COO Andrew Davies.
Twitter: Forrest Gump
Here is the second edition about how movies can use social media platforms. In this post, I will review Twitter profile of classical drama Forrest Gump. Activity and variety are two main factors I will review.
Twitter profiles of movies are usually active up to about a year after a film’s release. And some are never really properly active at all even if they have set up the profile.
Lieutenant Dan, I got you some ice cream.
— Forrest Gump (@FourestGump) March 15, 2015