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Running a social media campaign

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On Tuesday I delivered a two hour workshop on behalf of GAVCA on how to run a social media campaign. The aim was to help social media users put together a campaign that would help to make their use of these tools more effective. We looked at what social media could achieve and the social media […].. Read More

Six tips for writing better emails

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Here’s an interesting thing to consider. When you’re writing marketing material, I bet you think very carefully about what you’re saying and how you’re saying it. Hardly surprising – you want to make sure you get your message across loud and clear because it’s key to the long term success of your business. Do you […].. Read More

Pippin at the GAVCA Funding Fair

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Last month, GAVCA (Gloucestershire Association for Voluntary and Community Action) held its annual Funding Fair. Aimed at providing funding advice and information plus networking opportunities for voluntary and community organisations... Read More

How Herefordshire Rural Hub has been developing its vision

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I sit on the Hot Group of the Herefordshire Rural Hub. The Hub is a Community Interest Company led by farm and rural businesses across Herefordshire and its aim is to give members access to business development opportunities and keep them up to date with information on events, funding opportunities and rules and regulations. It […].. Read More

How long should a webpage be?

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Whenever I give a presentation about writing web copy, one of the first questions I’m asked is “How long should a webpage be?” It’s an interesting question, partly because it depends on an awful lot of factors, such as: what type of business you’re running (a florist’s website would perhaps be better focusing on visuals […].. Read More

Mock interviewing at Barnwood Park Arts College


A few weeks ago I received an email from Katherine Johnson at Gloucestershire Education Business Partnership. She wondered whether I might be able to spare a few hours doing some mock interviewing of 15 and 16 year olds at a local girls’ school... Read More