Social media experts in Derby and Nottingham on verge of reaching £1 million sales target

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in Status Social News | 0 comments

Social media experts in Derby and Nottingham on verge of reaching £1 million sales target

Status Social is closing in on generating sales worth a million pounds through social media.

We and our clients have generated more than £900,000 in sales by using platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook – we expect to break the £1 million barrier before the end of 2017.

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10 ways to Increase Profits for your B2B

Posted by on Jul 4, 2017 in Status Social News | 2 comments

10 ways to Increase Profits for your B2B

Do you want to get more leads for your business? Is your company making as much profit as you’d like? Is your cashflow as you’d like it to be?

Status Social has teamed up with A2B Business Growth to stage a FREE breakfast event at the beautiful Seven restaurant in Pride Park, Derby, where you’ll hear two presentations which could have a massive effect on your business:

5 Ways to Create Sustainable, Productive Cashflow in your B2B – Alan Bark from A2B Business Growth.
5 ways Social Media can Increase Measurable Leads for your B2B – Mark Saxby from Status Social.

This event, which is for company owners in the B2B (business-to-business) sectors, will give you valuable tips which you can take away to run your organisation more effectively.

10 ways to Increase Profits for Your B2B runs from 8.30am-10.00am on Thursday 19 October and includes a wonderful breakfast provided by Seven. It is free but places are limited:

8.30am: Arrive, breakfast and network with fellow business owners

9am: 5 Ways to Create Sustainable, Productive Cashflow in your B2B – Alan Bark

9.25am: 5 ways Social Media can Increase Measurable Leads for your B2B – Mark Saxby

9.50am: Finish (and network some more!)

About the speakers:

Derby Social Media Consultant Mark SaxbyMark Saxby is a former award-winning BBC and ITV journalist who set up Status Social six years ago. Status Social was one of the first specialist social media agencies in the UK and has gone on to help companies generate more than £850,000 of measurable sales through social media. Mark and his team have trained more than 1,600 people in how to use social media to achieve their business objectives.

Alan Bark is an Executive and Business Coach. He has 17 years’ experience in sales and marketing, mentoring and managing internal and field based sales professionals, and a further 13 years managing and coaching world class service delivery teams. Much of his work has been in the B2B sectors. Alan has achieved results time after time, increased average transaction values, increased sales conversions, built better qualified pipelines and reduced sales cycles. He joined the Action Coach network in February 2017.

Don’t just take our word about the added value this event can offer, have a look at what some of the attendees from our past events had to say about it:

“Really informative and gave several key takeaways I can use in my business”

“Engaging, informative & motivational. I leave today very much inspired”

Please don’t book a place if you are NOT a company owner in the B2B sector!

Eventbrite - 10 ways to Increase Profits for your B2B - September 2017


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Glazing industry show debut for social media specialists

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Status Social News | 0 comments

Glazing industry show debut for social media specialists

Social media management, training and strategy specialists, Status Social, will be exhibiting for the first time at national glazing event, The FiT Show.

More than 12,000 people have registered for the show which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham.

We’re exhibiting alongside specialist glazing marketing partners, Gate Marketing.

Our glazing industry clients have generated more than £200,000 in sales through social media. We’ve also run the social media for a national glazing event, which attracted a record number of attendees.

Gate Marketing and Status Social will be on Stand M3, just by the entrance to Hall 6, during the FiT Show:

FiT Show Floorplan

An Invitation to Connect

Through a powerful social media campaign, we personally invited hundreds of people to visit the stand, with significant results.

The team at Gate Marketing, led by Andy Wallbanks, have decades of experience working in the sector.

Status Social director Mark Saxby says that when Andy asked if he’d like to join him at the show, it was a no-brainer:

We are a results-driven social media agency and Gate Marketing shares our desire to make a difference in the glazing industry.

There are so many opportunities for glazing companies to increase sales through social media and traditional marketing. We’re looking forward to getting window company owners as excited about the opportunities as we are!

If you would like to meet up with Gate Marketing and Status Social at the FiT Show, then contact us to book an appointment, or visit us at Stand M3.

Also read how a glazing company generated £200,000-worth of business through social media.

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Free Social Media Training for Charities! – Status Social Charity of the Year 2017

Posted by on Nov 8, 2016 in Status Social News | 2 comments

Free Social Media Training for Charities! – Status Social Charity of the Year 2017

Do you work for a Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire or East Staffordshire charity or know someone who does? You could receive £5000+ worth of social media training and support for free!

We’re on the hunt to find the Status Social 2017 Charity of the Year. We love helping charities use social media to make an impact, so once again we’re giving away a year’s free social media help.

Applications to be our 2017 Charity of the Year are now closed. Please follow us on social media to stay up to date with our support for charities.

Download the Charity of the Year application form.

Throughout 2016 we’ve been supporting Derbyshire’s eating disorder charity First Steps.

Free Social Media Training

We were delighted to be chosen as Status Social’s Charity of the Year for 2016. The team at Status Social devised a social media strategy for First Steps and provided training workshops for our staff members. This has helped us to develop skills to enable us to raise further awareness of eating disorders and has allowed us to reach out and help more people within Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and the wider community.

Throughout the year the team have been so helpful, knowledgeable and professional, and have always been on hand to offer support on all social media queries. Thanks to the help of Status Social, we have seen our Facebook reach and Twitter impressions double. This has benefited First Steps as a charity massively, and we now have a social media strategy to take us forward in the future as we continue to grow.

I would therefore strongly recommend Status Social for any businesses looking for any Social Media training, and I would also like to wish the next charity that Status Social choose as much success as we have had.

In 2015, we worked with cancer support charity Annabel’s Angels. We ran social media strategy workshops and delivered training in Facebook, Twitter and blogging. As a result of our input, the number of people who saw their Facebook posts increased from 189 in January 2015 to an impressive 12,000 by October.

Annabels Angels logo rectangle

“We feel a lot more confident with our social media presence since working with Status Social. We felt the training delivery worked really well in terms of content and pacing. You gave us patience, tangible case study examples to get our heads around, humour, and plenty of coffee and chocolate biscuits.

“It’s of no surprise that our new media team consists of a dedicated social media officer role with backup from additional members. We’re all still volunteers but it’s important for our stakeholders to understand that we take the role of social media very seriously. After all, we’re only ever as good as our last blog, status update or retweet, right?” Simon Hancox, founder of Annabel’s Angels.


If you work for or run a charity in the region and would like to make a difference with social media, we’d love to hear from you. We know how powerful social media can be and we have proved that with the right training, charities can see impressive results.


Here’s how we’ll help you:

Developing a Social Media Strategy

We’ll explore:

– The difference between traditional marketing and social media marketing, and the benefits of each.

– What your charity is currently doing on social media.

– What your charity would really like to achieve through social media.

– What social networks your key audience is using at the moment and has potential to use in the future based on research.

– Your charity’s tone of voice and how you engage with your followers.

– Your objectives and how you can measure your impact on social media.

Having reviewed all this, we’ll work with you to create a social media strategy that your charity can stick to. We’ll also make it easy for you to explain your strategy to new staff and volunteers in the future.

Things move quickly in the world of social media, and we make a point of staying on top of all the latest developments. So even if you feel your charity’s already got a robust social media strategy, you could still benefit from our expert insights.

Free Social Media Training

Once we have worked out the best social media strategy for your charity, we will train your staff on up to three of the social networks you need to use to attract your key audience.

The social media training you receive will be uniquely tailored to your charity, your team, and your goals. But it could involve any of the following:

– How your charity can increase brand awareness on Facebook.

– How to use Twitter to increase the amount of people you reach out to.

– How to write great blogs that will get your charity found on Google.

– How to use Pinterest to get more donations.

– How to generate interest from decision makers over LinkedIn.

– How to raise your profile with young people on Instagram.

Businesses usually pay quite a premium for our social media training. But become our charity of the year, and you’ll get it all for free. Don’t miss out!

Ongoing Social Media Support

There’s no point going through a social media strategy process and training if what you learn isn’t put into practice.

So if you’ve got any social media-related questions, we’ll always be just a phone call or email away.

We want your charity to achieve results! So we’ll also be in contact at least once a month to see how you are getting on, and to give ongoing advice.


“In January 2014, Status Social chose Treetops Hospice as their first ever charity of the year. We were thrilled as we already knew of the company’s work and were keen to learn as much as possible from them. They haven’t disappointed.” Lizzie, Marketing and Communications Executive, Treetops Hospice

Interested in Being the Status Social Charity of the Year?

If you work for a charity, we’d love you to get in touch and let us know how we could help you reach more people through social media.

If you don’t work for a charity but know of one you think would benefit from our help, why not encourage them to apply?

We would welcome entries from previous applicants to be our Charity of the Year.

To put your charity forward for a year’s free social media support, you need to:

Download and fill in our Charity of the Year application form and email it to

– Come in to see us at our Friar Gate Studios HQ if you are successful in being shortlisted.

Don’t delay! The deadline for entries is November 30, 2016.

Good luck!

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Derby and Nottingham Social Media Agency Grows by Two!

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in Status Social jobs, Status Social News | 0 comments

Derby and Nottingham Social Media Agency Grows by Two!

Derby-based social media agency Status Social has taken on two new team members, including one person to expand its social media service in Nottingham.

Despite having worked with Nottingham businesses over the last six years – including Nottingham City Council, Nottingham Trent University and Vision Express – there are still many in the city who are unaware of Status Social’s record of generating half a million pounds worth of sales through social media.

Derby Social Media Agency

Henry Skinner, who’s a Nottingham Trent University graduate and former Status Social intern, will be based in Nottingham and looking to build strategic partnerships with other creative businesses. As specialists in social media, Status Social only offers social media services such as social media training, social media management and social media strategy.

Henry plays dodgeball at an international level and he’s a keen scuba diver. He’s currently growing an oak tree in his lounge.

Derby Social Media Agency

Status Social’s other new arrival is Danielle West. She joins us as our administrator, which is probably the most important role in the business. Danielle spent the past few years working as a sales and marketing executive at The Derby Conference Centre. She was Derby Community Champion Fundraiser of the Year 2015, and she’s also been named a St John Ambulance First Aid Champion. Despite not liking water or fish, this summer she swam with sharks.

Danielle will also be leading Status Social’s ambition to set up a new charity in 2017 which will work with school children on how they can use social media proactively, without being bullies or ruining their future career prospects.

Contact us to find out how Status Social can help you achieve your business goals through social media.

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Status Social Consultant Headed to Hollywood

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016 in Status Social News | 0 comments

Status Social Consultant Headed to Hollywood

Status Social Consultant Chris Anastasi proves that dreams can come true. He writes scripts for a hobby, and now one of his scripts has been picked up by some major Hollywood players to be turned into an original feature film. Here he talks about how he managed to make the leap from Derby to Hollywood.

“They just asked me to do it,” said Chris. “I had an idea. They had an idea. So I pitched it, and now it’s getting made!”

Chris’s film is a black comedy starring Jason Mewes of Jay & Silent Bob fame. It’s a dark comedy called Madness in the Method, and its cast also includes Kevin Smith, Stan Lee, Danny Trejo, and Matt Willis from British rock band Busted.

Social Media Consultant Headed to Hollywood

Chris has always been heavily into movies. He used to work as a projectionist, and for years he’s made a point of going to the cinema at least once a week.

All the while he’s written scripts on the side. And now one of those scripts is going to be brought to life.

“It just sort of happened,” he said. “It’s all about knowing the right people and being in the right place at the right time. So I thought, if I just put myself everywhere, eventually I’m going to meet the right person, in the right place, and at the right time.”

But it’s not just who you know or what you know. Chris insists that it’s also about who you are.

“You have to be nice to people,” he said. “You have to be friendly. People want to work with nice people.

“And you need to work hard. This is a hobby that I worked really hard on. Because why wouldn’t you work hard on something that you love?”

Social Media Consultation Derby, Nottingham, Leicester

We asked Chris how he felt about his Hollywood success. “I’m working with my heroes,” he said. “I’m going to be stood next to them, hearing them read the words that I wrote.

“You know when you’re a child, and you play with all your toys and make them act out your dreams? I’m just an adult playing with toys!”

Mark Saxby, Director of Status Social, couldn’t be happier for Chris.

“Chris is living proof that if you believe in something, and if you work hard at something, your dreams can come true. He’s an inspiration to us all.

“We employ “two percenters” – people who love challenge, change and living life to the full. Chris is a true two percenter!

“I wish him all the best, and I can’t wait to see the finished film.”

Madness in the Method is being produced by Red Rock Entertainment. Learn more about it here.

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