How to schedule and post to Instagram from a desktop computer

Scheduling posts and posting from a desktop computer has been possible for a little while using one of the Instagram partner third-party tools, such as Planoly or Later.

But the exciting news is you can now publish and schedule posts to your Instagram feed and IGTV from Facebook Creator Studio. You also get access to Insights and for anyone that struggles to keep up with Instagram direct messages you can see and respond to these too. Continue reading

Join our free 5 day Live Challenge

We’re excited to announce we’re going to be running a free 5 day challenge from Monday 24th June that will teach you how to use Facebook Live for your business.

We know how nerve racking it can be going Live, so we want to teach you how to use this useful way of reaching your audience effectively. Plus, we’ll give you a safe and supportive place to practice your Lives in a closed Facebook group. Continue reading

How Instagram can improve your body image

This week is Mental Health Awareness week and this year’s theme is Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies.

We all know that how we feel about our bodies can have a huge impact on our well being and mental health. Recent research by the Mental Health Foundation found that one in ten women have self-harmed because of their body image and worryingly for the next generation almost half of 18-25 year olds said images on social media had caused them to worry about their body image. Continue reading

5 reasons why you need a social media strategy for your small business

If you’re running a small business and posting to your social media accounts on a fairly regular basis you may be thinking that you don’t really need a strategy! But posting for the sake of it with no real direction or clear objective isn’t going to help your business a great deal and all that time and effort you’re putting into your social media could be wasted.

So, here are 5 important reasons why a social media strategy is essential, no matter how small your business and how it can really benefit you. Continue reading