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Watch the latest #SocialMediaShow

I hope you enjoy the recording of Monday 13 February’s #SocialMediaShow which was broadcast live from my Facebook Page. The #SocialMediaShow is aimed people who work with or who are interested in social media. We discuss the latest social media news plus have these regular features:

  • Question time
  • Social media tip
  • Tools talk
  • My number of the week
  • What am I drinking?
  • And finally

The next show will be on Monday 20 February at 9.30am live from my Facebook Page – please Like the Page for notifications or add to your Google calendar using the button below:

Useful links and notes for today’s Show

Tools talk
Rainmaker Platform: Build a Powerful Website

Social media tip
Use Pinterest Traffic Ads. They’re a bargain as you only pay for clicks. Impressions and engagement are not specifically charged for.

LinkedIn Workshop
Join me and Louise Jenner – The Dream Job Coach in Cheltenham to learn how to USE LinkedIn on Tuesday 28 February. Come along to learn how to grow your business, find your Dream Job and network with LinkedIn – info and booking on LinkedIn Workshop in Cheltenham.

Questions? Need help with social media?
For more information about social media training please phone Jonathan on his mobile 07944 452380, message me on Facebook, tweet me.

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This week in social – it’s the #SocialMediaShow!

Here’s the recording of Monday 6 February’s #SocialMediaShow from my Facebook Page with the latest social media news plus regular features:

  • Question time
  • Social media tip
  • Tools talk
  • My number of the week
  • What am I drinking?
  • And finally

The #SocialMediaShow is aimed people who work with or who are interested in social media – I hope you enjoy the recording below.

The next show will be on Monday 13 February at 9.30am live from my Facebook Page – please Like the Page for notifications or add to your Google calendar using the button below:

Useful links and info from today’s Show

Tools talk
Power Editor – For extra functionality when setting up Facebook Ads, use Power Editor.

Social media tip
Don’t use the Boost Post button. Always use Advertising Manager or Power Editor (see above) for more options and greater control over your campaigns.

Facebook Ads Q and A
Join me and Josh Perkins of Perky Marketing on Monday 6 February at 7pm for a Facebook Ads live Q and A. Register for Facebook Ads Q and A to ask us anything about advertising on Facebook and Instagram. You’re welcome to tweeting @intranetfuture or message me with questions before the Q and A.

Facebook Ads Workshop
Join me in Cheltenham to learn how to use Facebook Ads on Thursday 9 February – just £87 for a 2.5 hour workshop. Come along to learn how to grow your business with Facebook Ads – info and booking on Facebook Ads Workshop in Cheltenham.

Questions? Need help with social media?
Feel free to ask me questions on any aspect of social media by posting under this blog post, tweeting @intranetfuture or messaging me on Facebook.

See you again soon on social media!

Jonathan

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Catch up with the latest social media news – it’s the #SocialMediaShow

Here’s the recording of this morning’s (30 January 2017) #SocialMediaShow from my Facebook Page with the latest social media news plus regular features including:

  • Question time
  • Social media tip
  • Tools talk
  • My number of the week
  • What am I drinking?
  • And finally

The #SocialMediaShow is aimed people who work with or who are interested in social media – I hope you enjoy the recording below. The next show will be on Monday 6 February at 9.30am live from my Facebook Page – please Like the Page for notifications. A change this week is the introduction of captions. I’ve just included them in the first part of the show but look forward to hearing what you think. Are they useful?

Useful links and info from today’s Show

Tools talk
Crowdcast.io (aff.link) – An easy to use LIVE video tool that allows split screen for Q and As and interviews.

Social media tip
Use the new post options on your Page which enable you to display a ‘call to action’ button on a post. Buttons available include: Learn More, Book Now, Get Directions (see Help People Find your Business below) and Sign Up.

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Facebook Ads Workshop
Join me in Cheltenham to learn how to use Facebook Ads on Thursday 9 February – just £87 for a 2.5 hour workshop. Come along to learn how to grow your business with Facebook Ads – info and booking.

Questions? Need help with social media?
Feel free to ask me questions on any aspect of social media by posting under this blog post, tweeting @intranetfuture or messaging me on Facebook.

See you again soon on social media!

Jonathan

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The latest social media news on the #SocialMediaShow

Here’s the recording of this morning’s #SocialMediaShow with the latest social media news plus regular features including:

  • Question time
  • Social media tip
  • Tools talk
  • My number of the week
  • What am I drinking?
  • And finally

The #SocialMediaShow is aimed people who work with or who are interested in social media – I hope you enjoy the recording below. The next show will be on Monday 23 January at 9.30am live from my Facebook Page – please Like the Page for notifications.

Useful links and info from today’s Show

Facebook Journalism Project – read the announcement from Facebook.

Tools talk
Facebook Insights – Here’s some information from Facebook.

Social media tip
Use the new post options on your Page which enable you to display a ‘call to action’ button on a post. Buttons available include: Learn More, Book Now, Get Directions (see Help People Find your Business below) and Sign Up.

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LinkedIn Workshop
Louise Jenner and I are running our first LinkedIn Workshop of the year in Cheltenham next week on Tuesday 24 February. Come along to learn how to grow your business with LinkedIn – info and booking on Linked Workshop.

And finally…
Feel free to ask me questions on any aspect of social media by posting under this blog post, or by tweeting @intranetfuture.

See you again soon on social media!

Jonathan

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Social media predictions for 2017

Please find below the recording of yesterday’s #SocialMediaShow on Facebook Live where I look ahead to 2017 and provide 20 predictions. Some might be familiar, but there are a few original ones in there too as you can see from this list. For more details, please watch the video.

  1. A large scale hack of a major social network will take place
  2. Encryption of messaging across social networks will become more popular
  3. Facebook Page posts will have zero reach unless they are boosted
  4. There’ll be continued huge growth in Facebook advertisements with revenues reaching $5 billion per month be the end of the year
  5. Facebook will reach 2 billion users by the Summer
  6. Consumers will be able to shop directly on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  7. Automated customer services using Artificial Intelligence (AI) will explode
  8. Facebook will start producing hardware; perhaps spectacles or a phone
  9. Facebook will buy Twitter
  10. Google+ will finally disappear
  11. The Snap Inc (Snapchat) IPO scheduled for the Spring on the NYSE will be a flop
  12. LinkedIn will see huge changes; desktop redesign plus new functionality like document production (Microsoft Office), webinars and video conferencing
  13. Posting and tweeting using Alexa and other voice activated services will become popular
  14. Live video will increasing be used on Facebook, Twitter and perhaps LinkedIn too
  15. Live audio and podcasting will become very popular
  16. Social networks will make more use of geolocation services; eg location and communications between businesses and nearby customers
  17. There’ll be a popular new social network that hasn’t been started yet
  18. Virtual reality and 360 video posts on Facebook will become commonplace
  19. Augmented reality will be used by Facebook Messenger’s camera to provide more info on your surroundings
  20. Facebook will launch a chain of coffee shops


The #SocialMediaShow is aimed people who work with or who are interested in social media. The next show on Facebook will be on Monday 16 January at 9.30am where the discussion will be on the latest new features on social networks. Please friend or follow me for notification of when the broadcast goes live. Alternatively, select the Live Notifications button at the end of the broadcast.

LinkedIn Workshop
My first public workshop of 2017 is with Louise Jenner – The Dream Job Coach, on 24 January in Cheltenham where we’ll be showing you how to make the most of LinkedIn for you and your business – find out more and book.

Social Media Workshop
If you work with social media, my advanced workshop in Cheltenham on 16 February is for you. Learn how you can take advantage of the latest trends and new social network features plus lots more – find out more and book.

Social Media Predictions for 2016
Read my social media predictions for 2016 and see how they turned out.

And finally…
Feel free to ask me questions on any aspect of social media by posting under this blog post, or by tweeting @intranetfuture.

See you soon on social media!

Jonathan

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#SocialMediaShow – 19 December

Here’s the recording of this morning’s #SocialMediaShow with the week’s social media news plus regular features including:

  • Question time – What are you social media predictions for 2017? Please let me know in the Comments below.
  • Social media tip – Use the Facebook Pixel when your objective is to obtain conversations on your website eg purchases.
  • Tools talk – Crowdfire. Manage your followers on Twitter and Instagram.
  • My number of the week – 6. Social media isn’t always the best form of communications. Only 6% of people who celebrate Christmas say they prefer to receive a Christmas Greeting via social media. 72% of people said they’d prefer to receive a good old printed card.
  • What am I drinking? – It was Cranberry Juice! Thanks for all the guesses.
  • And finally – PC Sally Baines took to Twitter to appeal for toys for 2 boys under 6 years old in foster care. The people of Twitter responded with teddies, books, a football and a Star Wars scooter. One little boy even gave two of his toy cars from his toy box at home. Ahh.

The #SocialMediaShow is aimed people who work with or who are interested in social media – I hope you enjoy the recording below. The next show on Facebook will be on Monday 9 January at 9.30am live from Cheltenham. Please friend or follow me for notifications. Alternatively, select the Live Notifications button at the end of the broadcast.

Useful links from today’s Show

Tools talk
Crowdfire – Also available as an app on iOS or Android.

Social media tip
Use the Facebook Pixel if you’re advertising on Facebook and want conversions on your website. Also, good for advertising to your website visitors.

LinkedIn Data Breach
LinkedIn has written to around 50,000 Lynda users and reset some passwords due to a hack. I would advise a password reset on Lynda.com and LinkedIn just to be on the safe side.

Enhanced Facebook Live
Huzza provides some great features to enhance Facebook Live as well as being a standalone video broadcast platform. I’ll be using it for the BIG Christmas Show for JPFestival.com and may give it a try for the #SocialMediaShow in the New Year.

Facebook Live 360
From next year, you’ll be able to broadcast live on Facebook in 360 video. Here’s one of the first examples from National Geographic.

Facebook Ad preferences
Irritated by ads on Facebook? You’ll shortly be able to block ad topics you don’t want to see eg alcohol ads plus Ad Preferences will be more accessible. You can go here to set your own preferences: https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences

Advanced Social Media Workshop
If you work in PR, marketing or work with social media, my advanced workshop in Cardiff on 12 January and in Cheltenham on 16 February is for you. Learn how you can take advantage of the latest trends and new social network features plus lots more – find out more and book.

And finally…
Feel free to ask me questions on any aspect of social media by posting under this blog post, or by tweeting @intranetfuture.

Have a great Christmas and see you soon on social media!

Jonathan

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#SocialMediaShow – 12 December

Here’s the recording of this morning’s #SOCIALMEDIASHOW with this week’s social media news plus the features including:

  • Question time – Do you plan your social media content? Let me know in the Comments below.
  • Social media tip – Watch the video or read below.
  • Tools talk – IFTTT. Great for connecting one service with another. Eg Display your Instagram photos natively on Twitter. See below for more info and link.
  • My number of the week – 1. Facebook has risen to the top spot among tech companies the annual Glassdoor Best Places to Work US rankings.
  • What am I drinking? – It was good old English Breakfast Tea. Thanks for all the guesses.
  • And finally – Google speaks Emoji! You can tweet @google with an emoji as an alternative to Google Search. For example, tweet the popcorn emoji to be tweeted back with local movie times. You’ll need location services to be enabled for this fun but time saving service to work.

The #SocialMediaShow is aimed people who work with or who are interested in social media – I hope you enjoy the recording below. The next LIVE show on Facebook will be a ‘Christmas Special #SocialMediaShow’ on Monday 19 December at 9.30am. Please friend or follow me for notifications. Alternatively, select the Live Notifications button at the end of the broadcast.

Useful links from today’s Show

Tools talk
IFTTT.com – Great for connecting one service, tool or app with another using applets. For example, use to receive emails everytime someone tweets a key word. Also available as an app on iOS or Android.

Social media tip
Upload your photos and videos in HD – If you would like your photos and videos to be displayed in HD on Facebook, then make sure they are set to upload in HD under Settings on the mobile apps (default is standard resolution).

Facebook improving lead ads
As mentioned in the show, Facebook are improving their lead ads – more details. Come along to my next Facebook Ads Workshop on 9 February 2017 to learn how to setup these ads and others – learn more.

Sell your products and services through Facebook Messenger
Shopify now offer an ‘off-the-shelf’ solution to enable businesses to provide goods and services to customers via Messenger – learn more.

Advanced Social Media Workshop
If you work in PR, marketing or work with social media, my advanced workshop this Thursday 15 December in Cheltenham is for you – just 3 spaces left. I’m also running this workshop in Cardiff on 12 January, Learn how you can take advantage of the latest trends and new social network features plus lots more – find out more and book.

And finally…
Feel free to ask me questions on any aspect of social media by posting under this blog post, or by tweeting @intranetfuture.

See you soon on social media!

Jonathan

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#SocialMediaShow – 5 December

Here’s the recording of this morning’s #SOCIALMEDIASHOW with this week’s social media news plus the usual features:

  • Question time – Do you use Twitter Moments as a source of news and information? Let me know in the Comments below.
  • Social media tip – Please watch the video below
  • Tools talk – LinkedIn’s Job Search App. See below for more info and link.
  • My number of the week – 20. The number of vacancies currently available at Snapchat in London.
  • What am I drinking? – It was a St Clements. Not vodka and pineapple as Scott Watson suggested in the show!
  • And finally – There is now a UK Social Media Hate Map. A charity called Ditch The Label has pinpointed the UK’s angriest towns having analysed 19 million tweets for hateful words and phrases. More on this under Useful links below.

The SHOW is aimed people who work with or who are interested in social media – I hope you enjoy the recording below. The next live SHOW will be on Facebook on Monday 12 December at 9.30am. Please friend or follow me for notifications. Alternatively, select the Live Notifications button at the end of the broadcast.

Useful links from today’s Show

Tools talk
LinkedIn Job Search App (aff link) – If you’re looking to change your job or career, check out the LinkedIn Job Search App. Download on iOS or Android.

Social media tip
Use hashtags on Twitter and Instagram – You may think you’re using enough hashtags to get your tweets and Instagram posts discovered and to find useful news and information but you’re probably not using enough. Aim for 2 on each tweet and 15 for each Instagram post.

Example of new showcase feature
For an example of the new showcase ‘slideshow’ feature on Pinterest business profiles, check out Burberry. Showcase is coming soon to all business profiles.

The Dream Job Coach’s webinar
Looking for a change of career? Here’s the link to Louise Jenner’s webinar on Tuesday 6 December: http://bit.ly/FREECAREERCHANGEWEBINAR

Facebook Ads Workshop
Do you have a Facebook Page? Learn how to set up and use Facebook Ads at my workshop in Cheltenham on Tuesday 6 December – find out more and book – JUST 3 spaces left!

Advanced Social Media Workshop
If you work in PR, marketing or work with social media, this advanced workshop on Thursday 15 December in Cheltenham is for you. I’m also running this workshop in Cardiff on 12 January, Learn how you can take advantage of the latest trends and new social network features plus lots more – find out more and book.

Social media hate map
Here’s more on the UK’s social media hate map from the Indy – read article.

And finally…

Feel free to ask me questions on any aspect of social media by posting under this blog post, or by tweeting @intranetfuture.

See you soon on social media!

Jonathan

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THE #SocialMedia SHOW – 30 November

Here’s the recording of this morning’s THE #SocialMedia SHOW with this week’s social media news plus the usual features:

  • Question time – Which do you prefer? LinkedIn or Facebook Groups?
  • Secret social media tip – Please watch the video below
  • Tools talk – SmartSurvey. See below for more info and link.
  • My number of the week – 20. LinkedIn recommend you should aim to post around 20 posts a month.
  • What am I drinking? – It was good old H2O. Not vodka as my Mum suggested!
  • And finally – according to a survey by Samsung the average Brit is likely to spend more time on social media than in the pub in their lifetime. More on this under Useful links below.

The SHOW is aimed people who work with social media – I hope you enjoy the recording below. The next live SHOW will be on Facebook on Monday 5 December at 9.30am and will be broadcast from The Growth Hub in Gloucester.

Useful links from today’s Show

Tools talk
Smart Survey (aff link) – A great UK based alternative to Survey Monkey. Create online surveys and responsive questionnaires with user-friendly yet advanced survey software.

Secret social media tip
Use Twitter polls – A great way to obtain feedback and engage your followers. Here’s some info from the Twitter blog.

Great example of a Facebook Group
Network and learn from other businesses in the 15,000 strong Local Business Network Group on Facebook.

Facebook Ads Workshop
Do you have a Facebook Page? Learn how to set up and use Facebook Ads at my workshop in Cheltenham on Tuesday 6 December – find out more and book.

Advanced Social Media Workshop
If you work in PR, marketing or work with social media, this advanced workshop on Thursday 15 December in Cheltenham is for you. I’m also running this workshop in Cardiff on 12 January, Learn how you can take advantage of the latest trends and new social network features plus lots more – find out more and book.

Bespoke social media training from me
I can visit your offices for a bespoke in-house training session. You can also book me for a one-to-one session either in-person or via Skype.

And finally…
The average person will spend more than three years updating social media, 12 months in the pub and 235 days waiting in a queue over the course of a lifetime, according to the ‘Times Of Our Lives Report’ by Samsung – learn more.

Feel free to ask me questions on any aspect of social media by posting under this blog post, or by tweeting @intranetfuture.

See you soon on social media!

Jonathan

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THE #SocialMedia SHOW – 16 November 2016

Here’s the recording of this morning’s THE #SocialMedia SHOW with reporting plus discussion on the week’s social media news. Plus there are the following usual features:

  • Question time – Will Twitter still exist at the end of 2017? Please let me know what you think in the Comments below.
  • Secret social media tip – watch the video or check links below for this week’s tip which is on LinkedIn.
  • Tools talk – Twitter Dashboard. See below for more info and link.
  • My number of the week – 80%. Kissmetrics has identified LinkedIn as best lead generation tool with 80% of social media leads coming from LinkedIn.
  • What am I drinking? – It was tonic water.
  • And finally – watch the video to learn how Facebook can help you live longer…maybe!

The SHOW is aimed people who work with social media – enjoy the recording below. The next live THE #SocialMedia SHOW will be on Facebook on Monday 21 November at 9.30am.

Useful links from today’s Show

Tools talk
Twitter Dashboard – Create different feeds, view analytics, set up a welcome notice for Direct Messages, schedule tweets and more with the Twitter Dashboard. Sadly, only available as an app in the US.

Secret tip
LinkedIn is about to have a huge revamp with features such as Advanced Search, Relationship and Media likely to be removed. To protect your data and to avoid losing your Media I suggest you archive your data. You can find out how to do this and access the LinkedIn Archive Tool here.

Facebook Business Influencer Guide
Facebook has launched Facebook for Business Influencers including The Facebook Business Influencer Guide (pdf) Lots of useful content and not just for influencers.

LinkedIn Salary Checker
Go here to find out how much you or your employees should be paid – LinkedIn Salary Checker

Social media training from me
Upcoming social media workshops in Cheltenham and Cardiff. Alternatively, I can visit your offices for a bespoke in-house training session. You can also book me for a one-to-one session either in-person or via Skype.

Feel free to ask me questions on any aspect of social media by posting under this blog post, or by tweeting @intranetfuture.

Don’t forget to join me on Monday 21 November at 9.30am for THE #SocialMedia SHOW on Facebook Live.

See you soon on social media!

Jonathan

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