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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!

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.

What you should know if you are panicking about Google's Changes

With Google announcing that around the 21st april, your site’s “mobile friendlliness” will affect your search results, a lot of people are worried. This is because to create your site again, to make it responsive or to make a mobile version, takes time and money, and that may not be something your business has budgeted for.

We get it. As a small business, unexpected costs are the WORST!

Anytime you have to upgrade your PCs, invest in new software, replace a team member, or pay some regulatory body, there are costs which don’t necessarily align with your business’s income and profit. Annoying!

Social media in film - case study - Frozen on Facebook

We are film lovers and social media lovers so I thought to do a few deeper studies on how individual films are represented on social media platforms.

Facebook is definitely the most widespread platform to stay in touch with fans even years after a film premiere. It’s interesting to see how an animated movie which is dedicated to kids uses social media on a platfor which has a lower age limit – Facebook. Disney’s Frozen is the most successful animated movie ever.