Some of my favourite Online Review Infographics – 2016

I'm going to put it out there, i'm a sucker for a good statistic. But, I am also acutely aware of how limiting numbers can be and how taken out of context: Remember this quote by British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli: "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." That being said, statistics are extremely useful. The stats included...

Stage not Age: Why hiring young people for social isn’t always the wrong thing

STAGE NOT AGE: WHY HIRING YOUNG PEOPLE FOR SOCIAL ISN’T ALWAYS THE WRONG THING - Ben M Roberts
I’m writing this post on the back of having had someone recently say something to me at a networking event. They said to me “I’d never hire a young person for social media, they have no real experience in proper social media." *cue steam coming out of my ears* Wow, I can’t remember the last time I had to bottle up...

3 reasons why you can’t trust a company with only 5* ratings

3 REASONS WHY YOU CAN’T TRUST A COMPANY WITH ONLY 5* RATINGS - Ben M Roberts
It’s conventional wisdom, and well pretty much common sense that 5* ratings are good. I agree. I’m not going to tell you anything different. Online ratings and reviews are a fantastic way of companies showcasing their strengths and values, but as with anything, sometimes if it looks too good to be true then it probably is . . . 3...

Not everyone is a customer!

NOT EVERYONE IS A CUSTOMER! - Ben M Roberts
Not everyone is a customer, not everyone wants to be a customer. Yet it is a common mistake to think that, and it happens all to often, especially with start-ups. As a business owner, entrepreneur or marketer it’s natural that you want to target as many people as possible, and why wouldn’t you? I mean surely it’s what you...