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Social media training: celebrating 1000 trainees!

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Status Social News | 0 comments

Social media training: celebrating 1000 trainees!

We are celebrating training 1000 business people in social media at Status Social today!

Derby Theatre staff (pictured is Sarah Cockburn and Sarah Brigham about to get stuck in), who underwent a social media strategy workshop, tucked into our giant celebratory cupcake after helping to reach that meteoric number.

Since our formation in January 2011, Status Social have trained people how to use social media to increase their business’ profits from across the UK, Europe and as far away as Russia and the United States.
Director Mark Saxby said it’s been a year of increased demand and growth for the business:

“We’ve seen an upsurge in businesses booking us for training this year. Many are realising they’ve been running their social media platforms for a couple of years without much success. 2014 has been a time when many are deciding it’s time to use social media properly and get some proper training from a social media company with a great track record.”

As well as training in social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and blogging, Status Social also manages the social media accounts for businesses – with return-on-investment at the heart of everything we do.

Give us a call on 01332 776910 for a free consultation about how we may be able to help your business.

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Our team has grown by three

Posted by on Jun 18, 2014 in Status Social News | 0 comments

Our team has grown by three

We’re over the moon to have added three new members of staff to our social media team. The appointments take the number of people in our team, which is based in Friar Gate Studios, to five.

Derbyshire County Council communications officer Claire Hannon has joined our team at Status Social as a social media consultant. Claire has also worked for Connexions Derbyshire and has just finished a part-time business management degree at the University of Derby.

“When I was asked whether I was interested in working in the world of social media I jumped at the  chance,” said Claire, 27.

“Status Social works with some of the East Midlands’ biggest companies and  the way they help businesses increase their profits really appealed to me.”

The new staff at Status Social Left to Right James, Claire and Caroline

Three new staff: James Capps, Claire Hannon and Caroline Salmon.

Former Royal Crown Derby employee Caroline Salmon has taken up the role as administrator. She covered a variety of roles in her 15 years at the Osmaston Road factory including working in personnel, sales, reception and conducting tours.

“I never thought I’d tell my children I worked for a social media agency after so many years in ceramics,” said Caroline.

“But I love being in such a young industry and being a member of the team – it’s a great environment to work in.”

The third new member of staff is James Capps, a recently graduated University of Derby journalism  student. James will be working on the social media for Status Social and its clients, creating engaging  content and planning campaigns.

Our director Mark Saxby said: “Since the start of the year, the number of enquiries for social media  training and management has soared. We needed to expand the team to meet the demand and tackle  the exciting projects we have planned for 2014.”

We have trained around 1,000 business people how to use social media to achieve their business objectives since we were formed in January 2011. We also manage social media accounts for a variety of businesses including Derby City Council.

If you’d like to find out how we can help you with social media, call the team on 01332 776910

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Status Social takes on Royalty

Posted by on May 30, 2014 in Status Social News | 0 comments

Status Social takes on Royalty

We’re really excited to announce that the Status Social team has a new administrator – and she comes with links to Her Majesty.

Caroline Salmon spent 15 years working at Royal Crown Derby where she worked in personnel, reception, sales and took visitors on tours of the factory.

Caroline will ensure everything at Status Social runs smoothly, ensuring our clients know what’s going on and that we all eat properly.

She is currently designing a set of porcelain figurines of the Status Social team which will hit the high streets any time soon.

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First class Claire joins Status Social

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Status Social News | 0 comments

First class Claire joins Status Social

A former Derbyshire County Council communications officer has become the latest person to join the Status Social team.

Claire Hannon has begun work as a social media consultant for the East Midlands’ largest social media agency.

While at the local authority, Claire worked on its Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr accounts, promoting events, answering queries and live updating from festivals.

Before she joined the council, Claire worked on the online presence for Connexions and worked as part of the sales team at the Derby Telegraph. She has also recently been awarded a first class honours degree in business management by the University of Derby.

In her role at Status Social, Claire will be focusing on business development in the Nottingham area, managing social media accounts and running social media training workshops in one of the fastest growing networks, Pinterest.

Status Social is also currently looking for a social media manager to join the team based at Friar Gate Studios in Derby. You can find out more about this role here.

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We’re hiring! Social media manager vacancy at Status Social

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Status Social News | 5 comments

We’re hiring! Social media manager vacancy at Status Social

Are you creative? Do you love social media? Can you produce engaging, well-written content?

The East Midlands’ largest social media agency Status Social is looking to employ a social media manager. Based in our studio in Derby’s historic Cathedral Quarter you will create engaging social media content for us and our clients.

You will also write thought-provoking, must-read blogs and manage our website content.

As a member of a small team you will be expected to be flexible and get involved in other everyday activities as required at Status Social.

Candidates must:

Have creative writing skills
Possess strong attention to detail
Have good English grammar
Be organised and able to manage own time effectively
Have high standards of customer service
Be able to handle clients professionally with high standards of customer service
Be willing to match Status Social’s ethical standards

It is desirable that candidates:

Have knowledge and experience of using social media platforms
Possess confident telephone skills
Have experience using Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software
Are confident with Word, Excel, Prezi and WordPress
Have experience of marketing

Salary negotiable.

To apply for this role, send the following to or Status Social, Friar Gate Studios, Cathedral Quarter, Derby, DE1 1EE:

Your CV and salary expectations
A blog, no longer than 300 words, about any aspect of social media for business
Your reasons for wanting to work with us

Interested? We’d love to hear from you as soon as possible.

This post is now closed but we are still looking for social media consultants/managers/trainers of the future. If you would like a chat about your future at Status Social, then email us at

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Status Social goes to the wall

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Status Social News | 0 comments

Status Social goes to the wall

We love being creative in the Status Social office and felt the walls in our Derby base were still a little bare.

So we commissioned Derby arts collective Hello Young Friends to create something a bit special.

Armed with a projector, paint, brushes, the Status Social icon and a timelapse video, Jason and Rosie got to work. We think it looks amazing – what do you think?!

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