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Muddy Run - obstacles

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. 

Marketing to deepen clients relationships

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.

Amy and Keren

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!

Who can comment?

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.

Social media in film: Forrest Gump on Twitter

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.