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Could you be our Charity of the Year?

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Status Social News | 0 comments

Could you be our Charity of the Year?

Do you work for a charity or know someone who does? You could win a year’s social media support for free!

We’re on the hunt to find the Status Social 2015 Charity of the Year. We love helping charities use social media to reach out to more people so we’re giving one charity a year’s free social media help.

Throughout 2014 we’ve been supporting Treetops Hospice in Risley, Derbyshire, with free social media training and consultation and we’re looking to support another East Midlands or East Staffordshire charity in 2015.

Treetops-Logo-Portrait-JPEG“In January, 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



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

Download the Charity of the Year application form

Our chosen charity of the year will get our help with:

Developing a social media strategy

We will go back to the start and look at the following things with you:

  • 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.
  • Creating a social media strategy that your charity can stick to and use with new staff and volunteers in the future.

Social media training

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

The training may include:

  • How your charity can use Facebook.
  • How to use Twitter to increase the amount of people you reach out to.
  • Writing great blogs that will get your charity found on Google.
  • Using Pinterest to get more donations.

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.

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

The deadline for entries is December 5, 2014 so don’t delay. Good luck!

Download the Charity of the Year application form

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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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