Status Social double finalist in 2016 business awards

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in Status Social News | 0 comments

Status Social double finalist in 2016 business awards

Status Social has been placed in the final of two categories in the Derby Telegraph Business Awards.

The team has reached the final three in the Sales and Marketing Award and the Creative Industries award. It’s the second year in a row Status Social has made the shortlist in the Creative Industries Award.

Derby Sales and Marketing Award 2016The Sales and Marketing Award is open to companies in the region that, according to the Derby Telegraph, have “demonstrated sales and marketing excellence over the year”.

As part of the criteria for the award, judges examined Status Social’s innovation and creativity, as well as its ability to find solutions for sales and marketing challenges.

The Creative Industries award “recognised companies that have made major strides in this important sector,” according the entry criteria.

“Judges will look at the finalists’ dedication to developing something truly creative across a variety of industries. Entrants must also demonstrate a considered dedication to financial achievement and future business success.”

Creative Industries Business of the Year 2016Status Social director, Kerry Saxby, said the team were thrilled to reach the final once again:

“We felt we had a good chance in the Sales and Marketing Award category. Not only do we carry out some very creative marketing of Status Social itself, we generate significant sales for our clients. We’ve achieved nearly half a million pounds in sales for us and our clients through social media so far.”

A glittering awards ceremony to announce the winners takes place at The Roundhouse in Derby on June 9.

If you’d like to find out how we can help your organisation with its social media sales and marketing, phone or email us or use the contact form below for a free consultation.

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Social media consultant to star in ITV drama conclusion

Posted by on Apr 3, 2016 in Status Social News | 0 comments

Social media consultant to star in ITV drama conclusion

Social media consultant Chris Anastasi is to make a dramatic appearance in the conclusion of a top ITV show this week.

Chris, who started at Status Social in January after working in digital customer services for Sky and EE, will appear in a startling final scene in the hit drama, Grantchester.

The series, which stars Robson Green as a 1950s’ detective, finishes its current run on Wednesday.

“I can’t say much about my role,” said Chris. “But I can tell you my character is at the centre of a huge twist in the plot.”

Chris regularly gets asked to audition for particular parts in dramas. Last week, he was invited to try out for another drama, Channel 4’s Humans, at Elstree Studios in London.

“Although I love my job at Status Social I also enjoy the occasional dip into TV,” said Chris. “My Greek-Italian heritage and 6 foot 3 height give me a certain look which casting directors sometimes need – I’m happy to oblige!”

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Tourism clients soar up the social media league tables

Posted by on Mar 31, 2016 in Status Social News | 0 comments

Tourism clients soar up the social media league tables

Two tourism bodies supported by Status Social have been named as some of the best users of social media in England and the East Midlands.

Status Social carried out an assessment of Visit Peak District and Derbyshire’s social media to help it draw more visitors to the region. We were also asked to speak at its regional conference alongside Google. It was positioned second overall in the English Tourism Social Media Index, up from eighth last year.

The Status Social team has also worked extensively with Discover Derby under its Visit Derby social media banner. We helped it develop a social media strategy, trained the team how to run accounts well and ran several successful social media management campaigns.

The campaigns for Visit Derby promoted events such as Derby’s real ale festivals and the Revolution cycling series at Derby Arena; filling hotel rooms in the process. Discover Derby has risen to third place in the East Midlands (up from sixth) and 37th nationally (up from 56th).

Visit Cornwall was named the best tourism body at using social media in the index which takes into account which social media networks they use, community growth, and engagement as well as the amount of different types of media used.


Stella Birks, Visitor Services and Development Manager at Discover Derby, said: “It’s really good to see the improvement made in the tourism social media league table. Particularly as we operate with very little resource compared to some of the other destinations listed. We look forward to building on this success next year.”

Mark Saxby from Status Social said it was great to see the organisations do so well, but with different measurements in the index, they would have done even better: “We really enjoyed working with the tourism boards who were both very passionate about engaging with their audiences and drawing more visitors to their region and city.

“If the English Tourism Social Media Index also took into account the amount of money and visitors brought into the areas through social media, I have no doubt Discover Derby and Visit Peak District would have been even higher in the league table.

Find out how Status Social helped fill hotel rooms in Derby for Visit Derby.

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Nottingham social media presentation approaches for local agency

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in Blog, Status Social News | 0 comments

Nottingham social media presentation approaches for local agency

The Nottingham Business Expo will be the stage for a social media talk by the East Midlands’ largest social media consultancy.

Status Social’s Mark Saxby will speak about “Ten Social Media Networks which could Transform your Company” to the hundreds of business leaders expected to attend the event.

The Nottingham Business Expo takes place at the Motorpoint Arena on Thursday 3 March, 2016, running from 9am until 4pm. Status Social will also be exhibiting at the event.

“We’ve been working with Nottingham businesses such as Vision Express, East Midlands Trains and Nottingham City Council for many years but there are still many in the city who aren’t aware of the impact our social media knowledge can have on their business,” said Mark.

“My presentation will look not only at the biggest social media networks that could make a difference to businesses, but also the lesser known ones which may have more of an impact if used in the right way.”

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Status Social at last year’s Nottingham Business Expo

The team at Status Social has trained around 1,500 business people how to use social media to increase sales since becoming one of the first specialist social media agencies in the UK in January 2011. Status Social has also managed social media accounts for organisations such as Marriott Hotels, Saniflo and Derby City Council.

If you’d like to attend the expo, Status Social has access to 15 free tickets to the event. The only condition is you need to come and say hello to us on our stand! Click here for more details.

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PA/administrator sought by Status Social

Posted by on Jan 18, 2016 in Status Social jobs | 0 comments

PA/administrator sought by Status Social

Derby social media consultancy Status Social is recruiting again! It’s your chance to be part of our amazing success story.

Derby Telegraph’s Creative Business of the Year finalist, Status Social, is looking to employ a full-time PA/administrator. Based at our expanding headquarters in Derby’s historic Cathedral Quarter, you will need to be a passionate, dynamic, team-player who will help us provide the gold standard to our clients.

You must:

– Have strong writing skills, particularly spelling and grammar, and attention to detail
– Possess strong communication skills – in person, by telephone and by e-mail
– Possess numeracy skills
– Be confident with new technology
– Be organised and able to manage your own workload

You hopefully will:

– Have experience of working in an accounts department and using an accounts package
– Have at least two years of administration experience or possess talent beyond your years
– Be confident with Excel and Word
– Have used Google apps

You definitely will:

Derby social media experts Status SocialHold firm to the Status Social values of being ethical, honest, accurate, creative, plain speaking, teamworking, and having fun; and embrace our system of open feedback. These values are the backbone of our business, featuring in our three-monthly appraisals and weekly meetings. We will quiz you about them during our interview process.

Your duties will include:

Diary management, arranging meetings, attending client / potential client meetings to take notes, proposal writing, e-mail management, making arrangements for client workshops, event planning, raising sales invoices and entering purchase invoices into our accounts system, chasing payments, purchasing of office equipment and other supplies.

To apply for this role, send the following to

– An explanation of why you are the right person for the job, using the above requirements and providing evidence.
– Your CV.
– Your salary expectations.

The deadline for applications is midnight on January 31, 2016, but we will begin the process of meeting applicants as soon as we spot someone with potential.

We would encourage interested candidates to call beforehand to find out more about the job and what you’ll be doing on a day-to-day basis.

Creative Industries Business of the YearStatus Social was one of the first specialist social media consultancies in the UK. Since 2011 we have trained nearly 1,500 business people how to generate leads, increase brand awareness and improve customer service through social media.

We have helped some of the UK’s top companies, including Vision Express, Marriott Hotels, East Midlands Trains, VINCI and Saniflo to formulate social media strategies and we manage accounts for businesses who love seeing return-on-investment from their social media.

We also don’t allow you to work your birthday. We take the day off to go for walks in the countryside. And we close down the business to go to beer festivals. There are lots of reasons why it’s great to work at Status Social!

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Derby’s social media consultancy celebrates 5th birthday!

Posted by on Jan 18, 2016 in Status Social News | 0 comments

Derby’s social media consultancy celebrates 5th birthday!

Five years ago this week Status Social was launched. Our new website (built in less than a fortnight) and social media channels were fired up and we announced ourselves to the Derby business community.

Remarkably, we’d already attracted clients in the run up to our launch, including someone who contacted us on day one. She’d heard rumours we were setting up a social media consultancy and wanted to be our first workshop delegate. We knew we’d made the right decision to go into business.

Five years on and we’ve trained nearly 1,500 business people how to use social media to achieve their objectives and carried out social media management in Nottingham, Derby and beyond for a variety of clients including Vision Express, Marriott Hotels, East Midlands Trains, Saniflo, the NHS and Motorpoint.

Derby social media experts Status SocialWe’ve worked with people across Great Britain, USA, the Netherlands, France, Spain and Brazil. We’ve won awards and helped our clients generate hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of business.

And probably most important for us, we’ve discovered where we stand in the world of business. Our two main company values are being honest and ethical. We want to be a business that makes a difference – to bless our clients with a great service; to bless our staff by helping them become more valuable members of society; and by blessing the community by giving our time and money to people less fortunate.

That’s the Status Social way. Here’s to the next five years!

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