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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 | 3 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 hard copies of the following to 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

Closing date: Monday 14 April, noon.

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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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Status Social joins forces with Treetops Hospice

Posted by on Jan 10, 2014 in Status Social News | 0 comments

Status Social joins forces with Treetops Hospice

Status Social is teaming up with Derbyshire’s best-known hospice to help it raise funds and more through networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

We have named Treetops Hospice as our chosen charity for 2014 and will now take the Risley-based organisation through a full social media marketing training programme.

The free service begins with a social media strategy workshop for the marketing team at Treetops later this month.

Lizzie Banks from Treetops, which provides respite and palliative care for adults, said: “We’re really pleased to be chosen by Status Social to benefit from their expertise. It’s a brilliant opportunity for us.

“Social media is really important to us at Treetops, but as a charity we have limited resources to expand it further. When we heard that Status Social wanted to support Treetops, we were really excited.

“We can’t wait to get started in expanding our knowledge and making the most of the benefits that social media offers.”

Treetops news

Treetops Hospice helps people with life-limiting illnesses to achieve the best quality of life possible.

Status Social, which is based at Friar Gate Studios in Derby, already works with several charities and is regularly asked to speak about fundraising through social media at Institute of Fundraising events across the UK.

Tania Vesty from Status Social said it was difficult to decide which charity to support: “We decided upon Treetops because we could see they had embraced social media but needed help to take it to the next level.

“The work they do in Derbyshire is fantastic and we’re looking forward to helping Treetops raise their profile further, see more giving and attract more volunteers through effective use of social media.”

Status Social, which celebrates its third birthday this month, has trained nearly a thousand business people from across the East Midlands, the UK, Europe and the United States in how to use social media.

 

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Need a social media speaker? We can help!

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Status Social News | 0 comments

Need a social media speaker? We can help!

Nine social media speaking engagements in just two months. This figure illustrates how much in-demand the Status Social team has been for social media talks recently.

And 2014 looks to see much of the same with Status Social’s Tania Vesty heading over to Amsterdam to address some of the world’s top marketers in January. Contact us if you’d like to book our much-praised social media speakers for your event.

As well as talks in Edinburgh and Cardiff, Status Social’s Mark Saxby spoke at the Social Media Marketing UK Conference before more than a hundred delegates. James Bastable took the following photographs at the event…

Mark Saxby at the Social Media Marketing Conference UK, delivering a social media talk including Pinterest www.jamesbastable

Mark Saxby at the Social Media Marketing Conference, delivering a social media talk including Facebook www.jamesbastable

Mark Saxby at the Social Media Marketing Conference, delivering a social media talk www.jamesbastable (1)

Mark Saxby at the Social Media Marketing Conference, delivering a social media talk, including Twitter www.jamesbastable

Mark Saxby at the Social Media Marketing Conference, delivering a social presentation www.jamesbastable

Mark Saxby at the Social Media Marketing Conference, delivering a talk on social media strategy www.jamesbastable

Mark Saxby at the Social Media Marketing Conference, delivering a social media talk,including LinkedIn www.jamesbastable

Or watch a short video of Mark’s appearance at the event, put together by the organisers…

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Social media training in the East Midlands? How about LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google Plus, blogging, social media strategy…. phew!

Posted by on Dec 7, 2013 in Status Social News | 0 comments

Social media training in the East Midlands? How about LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google Plus, blogging, social media strategy…. phew!

With signs the economy is picking up, many business people see 2014 as the year to take their social media marketing more seriously.

So, in response, Status Social has scheduled a series of social media workshops at our state-of-the-art training room in Derby with the first ones taking place in January.

The social media training kicks off with Status Social’s most popular workshop, How to Get Customers on LinkedIn on January 15. Attendees will be told the story of how a client generated £15,000-worth of new business within a week of his LinkedIn training, plus many more examples.

A week later on January 22 there is a double header – a social media strategy workshop in the morning and How to Get Customers on Facebook workshop in the afternoon. There are just three places remaining for the Facebook training.

Twitter and blogging feature on February 18. Our much-praised Blogging for Business workshop kicks off the day at the training room in Friar Gate Studios in Derby. It’s followed by our How to Grow Your Business Through Twitter workshop in the afternoon. Booking a place on both workshops generates a discount.

On March 12 we are running our LinkedIn for Solicitors training, a workshop that counts towards your CPDs. That is hosted at patent attorneys Swindell & Pearson in Friar Gate, Derby.

Two of the most exciting emerging social networks around are the focus on March 18. How to Use Pinterest for Business and Google+ for business are the titles of the two social media training workshops taking place that day in Derby.

And as usual, all of our workshops have an early bird offer. If you book your place more than two weeks before the social media course, you are eligible for a discount. Don’t leave it too late, though. Some of our social media workshops are fully booked more than a month in advance!

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