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The Social Media Briefing – Edinburgh Sept 25th 2014

20/08/14
By Mike McGrail

Is your business using social media as part of your marketing and communications activity? Is a boost required? Perhaps you are looking to make your first moves in the social media world?

If you struggle to make sense of the current opportunities and issues within social media and need clear information and opinion from a highly experience source, our Social Media Briefing session may well be exactly what you need!

This three hour session will take a look at the following areas:

  • What are the key social media platforms and how do they apply to marketing and communications?
  • How to maximise the potential for these platforms
  • What are the emerging platforms are are they relevant?
  • Integrating social media across your marketing and communications mix
  • Analysis and reporting – what should you be measuring and how?

Please note, this is a small session with a maximum of six attendees, meaning you’ll have plenty of opportunity to ask questions directly related to your business. This is not a ‘hands-on’ session – you won’t be in front of a computer, learning how to write tweets etc –  it is however a packed full of information and insight that can be immediately applied to your approach and will be very interactive.

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Job Vacancy – Digital Marketing Executive

19/08/14
By Mike McGrail

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Want to join a rapidly growing digital marketing agency with a varied and exciting client base both in the UK and overseas? We have an opportunity for a forward thinking, creative and effective digital communicator to join our ranks. This is the ideal role for a graduate (degree not a requirement) or someone in the early stages of their career.

What are the key aspects of the role?

Community/social media management

  • Creation and publishing of content across social media platforms
  • The ability to find and curate content from across the web
  • Interacting with the public via social media across various client accounts
  • Management of Velocity’s social media presence
  • Reporting on social media progress

Blogging

  • Writing of blog posts for Velocity’s clients and our own blog

Client liaising

  • Communicating with clients via email and telephone and attending face to face meetings

Key attributes

  • Knowledge and experience of the use of social media platforms for marketing – Twitter, Facebook, G+, Instagram and Pinterest
  • The ability to think creatively and adapt thinking to the needs of clients from various sectors
  • A truly pro-active approach to working
  • Bags of initiative – we are a small company, and while support will always be offered, we want people who offer a solution alongside asking for help
  • Strong communication skills, especially written
  • The desire to progress alongside the business

This is an entry-level role that offers the right person real opportunity to grow with the business. We need a team-player who isn’t afraid to ‘muck-in’. You don’t need to be a graduate, we just want to see evidence of understanding social media, content marketing and the wider digital marketing world.

Salary etc

The salary for this role is flexible based on experience (ideally you’ll have a minimum of 6 months experience, however please do get in touch if you have less). You’d be working from our city centre office in Edinburgh, with potential for occasional travel. We look after people at Velocity and you’ll be part of a young, fun team, with a real desire to do phenomenal work for our clients. We’ve got some very interesting projects lined up with an exciting mix of clients.

Sound good?

If you like the sound of this role, please email us via the details here. Catch our eye! Standard cover letters make us want to sleep…

 

Awesome Things to Read

3 Awesome (and 1 sad) Things From this Week – 15/08

15/08/14
By Mike McGrail

Did you know, that in Guatemala, they call Friday ‘the day of the crested billed Cucumber’? Fact! Ok, not a fact, or even remotely true. Here are some great things we saw online this week…

1 - Eerie pics of abandoned places

We love the @AbandonedPlaces Twitter feed, featuring pics of all manner of places that have been, well, abandoned, such as this bowling alley…

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2 - What would happen if you ‘liked’ EVERYTHING in your Facebook feed for two days?

This chap over at Wired did exactly that. Things changed very quickly. See the full article here, a must read!

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3 – Illustrated tributes to Robin Williams 

The world lost a true genius this week with the sad passing of Robin Williams. Vice published this post with wonderful Robin illustrations. RIP Robin, you funny, funny man.

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4 – Paddy Power live tweets an awkward text chat…

Poor Steve! What a strange twist of fate. See the full chat here.

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Have fun this weekend!

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