“Annie” – Hull New Theatre – 15th to 19th May 2012

Beverley Musical Theatre present “Annie” at Hull New Theatre between 15th and 19th May 2012.

Tickets are ON SALE NOW through the Hull New Theatre box office on 01482 300300 and are priced between £ 8 and £ 16

Annie

Annie - Hull New Theatre 15th to 19th May 2012

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Calendar Girls – Hull New Theatre September 2012

Ok we need your help! Do you have a successful business or know someone who does?

One Off Productions (http://oneoffproductions.synthasite.com/) is to be one of the first amateur companies in the world to present Calendar Girls at Hull New Theatre in September of this year.

Along side the show One Off are producing a calendar featuring the cast and aim to raise £10,000 to be split between the local breast cancer unit and the original Calendar Girls charity.

Do you have or know a company that would sponsor one of the months for only £ 300? This is a great opportunity to raise the profile of your business within the Hull and East Riding region and also support some extremely important charities. Along with half a dozen others I’ve put my business forward so there are not that many slots left.

NOT A PENNY OF THIS GOES TO THE SHOW – its just to produce the calendar and raise money for these amazing causes – any offers????

If so, get in touch we me via info@weststreetdesign.co.uk and I can put you in touch with the organisers.

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Social Media In 15 Minutes a Day !

Business people are now beginning to understand that, run properly, and effective Social Media campaign can help raise their business profile and hopefully get them noticed more.

However the biggest problem which people still have is finding time to do it effectively. Well here are a few tips that I’ve picked up which can help you manage your Social Media presence a little more effectively .

Social Media in 15 minutes a day

Social Media in 15 minutes a day

First of all the basics:

  1. Social Media is quite simply about communicating with other people online. It’s not complicated, it’s just the art of listening and sharing.
  2. Not every form of Social Media is suitable for all businesses. For one business Facebook could be completely irrelevant, for another it could be a lifeline to future business growth. The same can be said for Twitter, Blogs, Linedin, YouTube and all other platforms.
  3. Choose your platform wisely

There really is something for everyone:

Photographs (Flickr / Photobucket)
Social Bookmarking (Stumbleupon / Delicious)
Blogging (WordPress / Blogger)
Micromedia (Twitter / Tumblr)
Lifestyle (Facebook / Myspace)
Professional (Linkedin)
Video (YouTube)
Consumer-led (Forums / Review Sites)

Now for the preparation. It’s extremely important that you consider what you are trying to achieve with Social Media. You need to look at your competitors, build all the foundations by setting up your profile, upload photographs or logos and ensure that everything links back to your own website. Get all your monitoring set up (Google Alerts / RSS Feeds / Google Reader) and ensure that all your notification settings are established so that you don’t have to go looking for information – the information finds you !!

Many Social Media platforms have built in facilities to make your time easier (and a hell of a lot quicker). For instance, you can set up notifications on Linkedin to be emailed details of questions being asked by members. You can set up saved searches on Twitter and also use free online software to schedule your Tweets.

Once you’ve done all the preparation, you’re ready to go. With all your notifications, alerts and settings in place you can easily manage your Social Media network in only 15 minutes a day. Here’s an example of what yours could look like:

Your new 15 minute daily schedule:

  • 3 minutes – Check Twitter for company, competitors and useful info
  • 2 minutes – Scan Google News and Alerts for important articles
  • 3 minutes – Check LinkedIn Groups / Answers sections
  • 2 minutes – Check your Facebook page for comments and Likes
  • 5 minutes – Respond to above as necessary and schedule daily tweets

So, there you have it: your Social Media plan for 15 minutes a day. You can spend more time on this if you wish but at least you know that in busy periods your Social Media networking is always taken care of.

If you would like to know more about the above, how Social Media Can Help Your Business, Web Design or just how to Market Your Business Online more effectively, please visit www.weststreetdesign or www.socialmediame.co.uk

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