Social media workshop kicks off Derby Business Expo

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in Status Social News | 0 comments

Social media workshop kicks off Derby Business Expo

A social media workshop giving advice on how businesses can increase profits through social media will be one of the highlights of the first Derby Business Expo.

Status Social director Mark Saxby’s 10 social networks that could transform your business talk will give companies the chance to hear about new forms of social media that they may have never have considered. Mark will also give examples of how these networks have helped businesses generate income through using them effectively.

The Status Social team will also have an exhibition stand at the day-long event on October 30, 2015, at The Roundhouse on Pride Park (see photos taken during the press launch at The Roundhouse below).

The Derby Business Expo will also feature speakers from companies such as Rolls Royce and McLaren Racing. Delegate tickets for the Derby Business Expo are free.

Status Social has trained more than 1,300 business people from the UK, Europe and across the world, as well as managing scores of social media accounts for businesses such as Marriot Hotels, Saniflo and Derby City Council. Mark Saxby will this week be named in the Derby Telegraph’s 250 most inspirational business leaders.

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Status Social bids for the World Cup with Derbyshire County Cricket Club

Posted by on Sep 11, 2015 in Status Social News | 0 comments

Status Social bids for the World Cup with Derbyshire County Cricket Club

Derbyshire County Cricket Club’s plans to host the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup will be boosted by its partnership with Status Social, according to its bid.

The East Midlands’ largest specialist social media agency is helping the club to improve its social media effectiveness – skills that will be used if the city is picked to stage matches in the 2017 tournament.

Derbyshire County Cricket Club has placed six metre high stumps on the Pentagon Roundabout in Derby to demonstrate the city’s support for its bid. Sixty local businesses helped fund the 1.8 tonne structure.

Status Social has helped Derbyshire County Cricket Club to put together a social media strategy and is now putting the marketing team through training in how to get the most out of the different networks, beginning with LinkedIn later this month.

Status Social director Mark Saxby said: “Social media has proved itself to be an effective way to increase profits and brand awareness and we’re looking forward to seeing the results from Derbyshire as they get stuck in.

Derbyshire County Cricket Club social media strategy workshop“Since the social media strategy process began, Derbyshire has also been recognised as one of the UK’s most influential first class county cricket clubs on social media and we are excited that our work with Derbyshire has been included in their World Cup bid. It will be great for Derby if it can become a host city for such a prestigious event.”

Status Social, which began life in 2011, has trained more than 1,300 business people in how to use social media and manages social media accounts for local, national and international companies.

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Buffer, Tweetdeck and analytics – what I learned during work experience at Status Social

Posted by on Aug 19, 2015 in Status Social jobs, Status Social News | 0 comments

Buffer, Tweetdeck and analytics – what I learned during work experience at Status Social

Looking for a job in social media? Status Social is always looking for its next talented members of staff. One method we use to find potential new employees is through internships and work experience. Landau Forte student Richard Frost carried out work experience with Status Social. Here are his thoughts on his week…

“Over the past week, I have been doing work placement at Status Social and have found the experience very interesting. I have learned about how businesses should use social media and why they should be using it.

I have learned about things such as scheduling tweets, through the use of the Buffer app and Tweetdeck and I now understand the purpose of what businesses do on social media too.

I kept a log of all the things I did while at Status Social which helped me keep track of everything I learned during my stay.

I have learned how events are run on Twitter and how social media can be used to attract potential customers. I also learned from observation how Status Social discover who could be a potential attendee at an event and who would not. For example, for the Derby Beer Festival the team would look for people who were interested in beer who are not too far from Derby, then tweet them to try and get them to come.

WAYI have also seen a side to social media that I have never seen before such as Twitter Analytics. I never knew you could find out how many people have been viewing your tweets over certain periods of time. I learned about this when I wrote my report on Status Social’s Twitter Analytics. This helps a business see what does well on Twitter and what doesn’t. This allows them to streamline their social media content to make it as good as possible.

Overall, my time at Status Social was very interesting as I learned about all kinds of things about social media and the business use of it. It was very eye-opening and now I know how to use social media most effectively for a business. I understand the tactics used by businesses on social media to gain a following of customers and potential customers.”

If you would like to know about what internship or work experience opportunities we offer, or simply fancy a chat, then contact us on 01332 776910

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Status Social shortlisted for top business award

Posted by on May 12, 2015 in Status Social News | 0 comments

Status Social shortlisted for top business award

Status Social is a finalist in the Derby Telegraph 2015 Business Awards! The East Midlands’ first specialist social media agency has made the final three in the Creative Industries Business of the Year Award.

The competition looked at Derbyshire companies which had “developed something truly creative across a variety of industries” and “made major strides in this important sector”.

The five-strong team at Status Social, which also has a studio in Nottingham, has been invited to a glittering awards ceremony at The Roundhouse in Derby on June 24.

Director Mark Saxby said everyone connected with Status Social was delighted: “To be shortlisted in such a competitive sector is amazing. When you look at who has made the final three in the past, it’s always been design agencies, so for a social media consultancy to figure, it shows just how creative we are.”

Creative Industries Business of the YearFellow director Kerry Saxby said the Status Social awards entry had focussed on some key areas: “We help generate so much business for East Midlands companies through our social media training and social media management that our contribution to the Derbyshire economy was plain to see. And the way we do it – particularly our social media management – is different to everyone we know.

“We also focussed on the incredibly creative projects we are involved in including our exciting Safe Social Networking for schools project – helping students, teachers and parents understand the power, problems and potential of social media.”

And Mark added: “We just want to thank all our amazing clients who have seen the potential of social media as a business tool and worked with us over the past four-and-a-half years.”

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Google endorses Status Social advice at conference

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in Status Social News | 0 comments

Google endorses Status Social advice at conference

Status Social’s teaching on the importance of Google+ when it comes to search results has been endorsed by Google itself.

Speaking at the Peak District and Derbyshire Tourism Conference, Status Social director Mark Saxby explained how businesses could not afford to ignore the world’s second largest social network because of its immense influence over Google.

He gave an example of how a particular page on Status Social’s website reached page one on Google within 18 hours of being successfully shared into a Google+ community.

In his keynote talk at the event, senior travel industry manager at Google UK, Satyan Joshi, referred back to Mark’s earlier talk about how important it was for businesses to recognise Google+. He went on to say that videos – easily produced by smart phones – encouraged a higher placing on search engine results.

Ellie Jones, business development manager at Alton Towers, was at the event. She said about Mark’s presentation:

Ellie Jones“Mark delivered an engaging, exciting and memorable session on how to use various social media channels effectively. Mark gives a great amount of credibility to his presentations by including a range of case studies and success stories that show how much of an impact social media can have for businesses of all sizes. He speaks with confidence, clarity and enthusiasm.”

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Social media experts expand with base in Nottingham

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in Status Social News | 0 comments

Social media experts expand with base in Nottingham

The East Midlands’ leading social media agency, Status Social, has secured studio space in Nottingham.

After working with Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham City Council, the City of Caves museum and many more organisations in Nottingham, it seemed like the time was right for us to create a base in the East Midlands’ biggest city.

We’ve taken up space in the historic Oldknows Factory – a former lace factory with more than a passing resemblance to New York’s ‘Flat Iron’ building.

Status Social Nottingham officeWe’re nestled on the top floor of the factory within the studios of Fat Free Media, a ground-breaking video production company. Fat Free Media began life in 2007 and has worked with top names such as Toyota, Boots and the University of Cambridge. It also collaborated with Status Social on the successful VisuallySocial project which took place in Nottingham in 2013.

Our home in Derby remains the same – at Friar Gate Studios in the city’s Cathedral Quarter.

Status Social director Mark Saxby said: “We have seen an increasing number of enquiries from Nottingham businesses which recognise that we offer a social media service above and beyond our competitors. It makes sense to have a base in Nottingham where we can meet with potential and existing clients and become fully immersed in the Nottingham creative scene.

“Our social media consultant Claire Hannon has been working with the city’s businesses for some time and will continue building successful relationships there.”

Status Social Nottingham office poolFat Free Media founder Neil Rostance said: “We are really pleased to welcome Status Social, there is lots of exciting cross-over between both businesses and I really look forward to sharing the space and knowledge to benefit all our clients. We’re lucky to have such a relaxed and creative space and I know Status Social will be very happy and productive here!”

If you are involved in a business in Nottingham and would like to talk to Claire about your social media requirements then email her at or call her on 0115 8248 242.

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