5 October 2016

Five awesome resumes

Resumes, blah, they can be so boring; a standard word document, bullet points, and the dreaded times new roman font. 
Then there are the other factors, should I keep it to one page? Do I put a summary? Do I include personal interests and volunteering jobs? What about a photograph or personal references? 

36 Days of Type to design

Have you heard of 36 Days of Type to design?  A cool project which challenges illustrators, designers, and graphic artists to design individual letters and numbers each day over a 36 day period. 
The results, a huge selection of awesome numbers and fonts, which have now be turned into a super cool font generator, which randomly generates different fonts.

It's really simple to use, all you do is type in a phrase and super cool individual fonts and/or numbers are generated. Hover over each font and it will give you the name of the designer or if you want to change the design, click to switch and another design is randomly generated. 

To find out more about the individual designers, click on their profile name and you'll be magically transported through the internet to Instagram where you can share the love.

4 October 2016

12 of the of the best chocolatey inspired twitter names

Chocolate, I love it, as I'm writing this blog I'm tucking into a Cadbury Dairy Milk bar, although other brands are available. 
There are plenty of ways to celebrate the creamy goodness, World Chocolate Day, occurs globally every year on July 7. Or unless you live in my house it occurs on daily basis! There is also Chocolate Week, the UK's biggest celebration of chocolate.

I'm very partial to chocolate (in any form cake, biscuits, fudge I'm not fussy) when I was growing up, my nickname was 'Chocolate'. And no that's not because I regularly consumed chocolate, it was a play on my name and the chocolate treat, chocolate eclair. I even had a personal email address to reflect my nickname and love of chocolate, chocy_claire@hotmail.com, but sadly it was hacked and compromised and I no longer have access, cue sad face. 

22 September 2016

My Mum the 1960's Workplace Disruptor

Workplace culture can inspire disruption. This is a direct result of forward-thinking leaders who are not afraid of challenging the status quo; of having their own beliefs or ideas questioned to changing acceptable means of production.' quote Chicago Tribune 

It's been a hot topic for a while now with plenty of businesses and individuals writing content about disruption, myself included Five Digital Marketing Disruptions'. Disruption is not a new topic, it's been around for years, we don't always acknowledge what happened in the past.

3 September 2016

The Ultimate List of FREE Stock Photo Websites

Are you one of the 46% of marketers who say photography is critical to their current marketing and storytelling strategies? 
Images are an important part of your online presence, Researchers found that colored visuals increase people's willingness to read a piece of content by 80%.

That's a big percentage, but finding that perfect picture for your website, blog or advertising campaign can always be a tricky, especially if your budget is tight, well never fear, I have compiled the Ultimate List of free stock photo websites, allowing you to search for that perfect free image! This list is a combination of sites, photographers who produce their own images, community sites allowing users to upload photographs and search engines.

20 August 2016

Digital Marketing is Baked into my DNA

I love social media and Digital Marketing, I thrive on being innovative and pushing boundaries using digital and social tools. 
I'm super passionate about social and love having the experience to work with facebook, twitter, Linkedin, Google+, blogging and YouTube. 

Digital Marketing is really exciting and it's amazing that I get to work with technology and discover new ways to enhance products and increase leads. 
It’s vital to create a smooth customer experience on all Social Media and digital Platforms. Ensuring your customers can engage with a range of interesting, fun and exciting content. Social media and Digital Marketing are totally baked into my DNA.

19 August 2016

One Hot Tip On How to Get Retweets

I use twitter, a lot! And one of the biggest questions I''m always asked is, how to I get lots of retweets? 
It's not always about retweets, you also want people to comment, follow and like your tweets, but let's start with just getting retweets. 
Assuming your content is good and is hitting your target audience, here is one simple hot tip to help you get those retweets. I recently wrote a blog called '15 Female Digital Influencers on Twitter' - which yes as you can guess, was all about 15 women I follow on twitter, there are millions of people to follow and finding those people who interest you can be a tricky task.