27/10/2016

7 things I like about the Federation of Small Business’s website

I was recently looking at the FSB’s website and was impressed by how easy it was to navigate, how clearly the information was ‘chunked’ and displayed, and how it showcases their re-brand. I thought I’d share the top 7 ideas that […]
29/09/2016

Should you be offering podcasts to your members?

I was recently commissioned by a client to produce some podcasts, interviewing the winners of their awards. Podcasts are a growing medium – it is reported that 12 million podcasts are downloaded a week in the UK. The BBC shared in […]
29/09/2016

6 top tips for how to talk to your trustees about your communications work

I recently read CharityComms’ new free best practice guide, “How to talk to your trustees about comms” . Whilst it is aimed at more traditional charities, I found many of the insights useful and transferable to membership bodies. While some boards understand […]
23/08/2016

My 8-point checklist for making an impact on social media on a budget

Earlier this year I spoke at MemCom with CharityComms on making an impact on social media on a budget. The great thing about social is that it is generally free and the potential reach is huge, which makes it a good […]
22/08/2016

Is this the future of membership?

  I was intrigued to read ‘The future of membership’, a report from the New Citizen Project organisation. New Citizen Project was set up in 2014 with the idea that if we, as members, see ourselves as citizens as opposed to consumers, we are more […]