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Social Media Content Ideas For May

Social Media Content Ideas For May

A new month, brighter days, and for lots of us there are holidays on the horizon or time out from routine too. In today's world though that time out will see most of us still connected to social media at some point, even if it's just to share a snap from some...

Introduction To Canva Training With ISME Skillnet June 2024

Introduction To Canva Training With ISME Skillnet June 2024

I'm delighted to work with ISME Skillnet on an upcoming, Introduction To Canva Training which takes place over Zoom on Wednesday 12th June 2024. In the course of this three-hour session we will cover; Canva templates Brand kits Working with stock content Working with...

Social Media Content Ideas For April

Social Media Content Ideas For April

April already and brighter days, longer evenings, time out from work and school, and, as with all months, plans to make for the month ahead. As always we’ve got a selection of dates that might be useful for themes to use in your social media during the month ahead but...

Social Media Content Ideas For March

Social Media Content Ideas For March

Well, March is now underway and with that a mix of weather (snow here in Ireland on the 1st!) and quite a few different dates to look forward to with bank holidays and easter countdowns underway. March is generally one of those months that easily lends itself to...

Social Media Content Ideas For February

Social Media Content Ideas For February

After a slow start to the year, if you're based here in Ireland, you're kicking off February with a brand new bank holiday - yay! We always share a post on our blog with themes that might be useful during the coming month on our blog and this February is no exception,...

Marketing Ideas For St Brigids Day In Ireland

Marketing Ideas For St Brigids Day In Ireland

St Brigid's Day Bank Holiday Weekend is just around the corner, and it's the perfect opportunity for businesses located here in Ireland or indeed, selling to those of us based in Ireland to create unique marketing plans to celebrate this new holiday. This bank...

Canva Training For Beginners – Introduction To Canva

Canva Training For Beginners – Introduction To Canva

Well, we're back to business and it looks like 2024 is going to be very busy!A lot is happening this month and I know everybody is really busy these first few days so I just wanted to mention an upcoming course that may come in useful for your business.I'm a Canva...

Merry Christmas from The Marketing Shop

Merry Christmas from The Marketing Shop

As we come to the close of 2023, it is with great joy and gratitude that I reflect on the incredible year we have had. This past year has been filled with a multitude of amazing projects, each one bringing its own unique and thrilling experiences. As we prepare to...

Social Media Content Ideas For January

Social Media Content Ideas For January

The new year is here and it’s time to start thinking about your social media content for now and indeed, the year ahead. Whether you're a small business owner, self-employed, or even working in the areas of marketing or social media, you'll find inspiration in our...

Last-Minute Christmas Marketing Tips To Boost Sales

Last-Minute Christmas Marketing Tips To Boost Sales

The festive season is in full swing, and as a small business owner, you're looking for ways to maximize sales in the final days leading up to Christmas. With the right marketing strategies, you can attract last-minute shoppers and boost your revenue during this...

Social Media Content Ideas For December

Social Media Content Ideas For December

December naturally lends itself to more seasonal themes for content than other times of the year. For those who might not be in full-on sales mode or who perhaps just need a little something extra aside from their own business to share on social, our post covers some...

One Year Of CHAT GPT: Revolutionising Business Communications

One Year Of CHAT GPT: Revolutionising Business Communications

Over the past year, the world has witnessed a significant leap in the capabilities of AI-powered chatbots. With the introduction of Chat GPT, businesses have found a revolutionary solution to streamline their communication processes. In this post, we're looking at...

10 Benefits Of Working With A Marketing Coach

10 Benefits Of Working With A Marketing Coach

As the new year approaches, many businesses are looking for ways to improve their marketing strategies and achieve their goals. One effective way to do this is by working with a marketing coach. A marketing coach is a professional who can provide guidance, support,...

LinkedIn Training – LinkedIn The Next Level

LinkedIn Training – LinkedIn The Next Level

LinkedIn is one of the most powerful platforms for business and while it’s used by lots of individuals and businesses, quite often users aren’t making the most of a network that could very well be the key to growth for your organisation. In November 2023 we launched...

Canva Tip – Magic Expand

Canva Tip – Magic Expand

Ever found yourself with the perfect photo that's just not the right dimensions to suit where you plan to use it? 'Magic Expand' might be just what you need, one of many AI features within Canva, you can adjust your photos so that you don't have to find an...

Social Media Content Ideas For November

Social Media Content Ideas For November

This time of year is heading quickly towards peak trading time for many, for others, it's heading towards a quiet time when the festive season gets underway, and, for everyone, a new year is on the way. Before we look at our own products or services there are a lot of...

Why Businesses Need A Digital Marketing Strategy

Why Businesses Need A Digital Marketing Strategy

In today's competitive business landscape, having a well-defined marketing strategy is crucial for the success of any small business. A marketing strategy serves as a roadmap that guides your business towards achieving its goals and objectives. It helps you identify...

DIVI AI and Your WordPress Website

DIVI AI and Your WordPress Website

At The Marketing Shop we create WordPress websites and our theme of choice is DIVI, not just because it looks good but because it's perfect for clients to manage with ease in the years ahead too. DIVI has been our theme of choice of many years, as an innovative...

Social Media Content Ideas For October

Social Media Content Ideas For October

Autumn is in full swing and that means there are plenty of opportunities for businesses to create engaging content for their social media channels. First up, it's important to note that there are a number of key awareness themes for months and as of this post we'll be...

September Social Media Content Ideas

September Social Media Content Ideas

Another month begins and as we head into September, there's a real autumn feel about everything as leaves fall, schools go back and the first of the Halloween decorations make an appearance in shops! In the latest edition of our monthly posts on themes for the month -...

Social Media Content Ideas For August

Social Media Content Ideas For August

It's August already even if it hasn't felt like summer in Ireland lately and although we might not like it, the countdown to back to school and before we know it Christmas is underway - even if it's still summer holidays for most of us. As always we've got a selection...

LinkedIn Turns 20, A Little On 20 Years Of Business Success

LinkedIn Turns 20, A Little On 20 Years Of Business Success

Did you realise that LinkedIn turns 20 in 2023? That makes it older than some of the larger platforms such as Facebook (2004) or YouTube (2005). And, while it may not have quite the same numbers as these other platforms, it has a very clearly defined niche of its own...

Explore Content Creation With Our Canva Trainer Debbie Ringwood

Explore Content Creation With Our Canva Trainer Debbie Ringwood

Are you looking to enhance your content creation skills and take your digital marketing efforts to the next level? Look no further! Our founder, Debbie Ringwood is a highly experienced Canva Trainer who has trained businesses and individuals across all sorts of very...