Welcome to North East Social Media and my first blog on my new fancy website! I have been managing social media accounts for client’s, working on their strategies, helping client’s with their SEO and teaching Social Media here in the North East of England for 6 years.
I have trained over 5000 North East businesses in the use of Social Media for raising their profiles, raising brand awareness and increasing both traffic to websites and of course sales. And I have enjoyed every minute of it!
In September last year things changed in an instant! We were an Social Media Management Agency of 4 and one of our fabulous team left to become a full-time Primary Teacher, another left to do a Psychology Doctorate and the third to become a Priest! Which took our Agency back to 1, little old me who managed to get ill in the same month and ended up with septicemia – but that’s another story!
So, whilst recovering I had plenty of time to reflect on my way forward and decided it was time for a change. With the help of my wonderful Coach Karen Rutter that decision has finally been made and …..
The thing I love most about my work in Social Media is being able to teach people how to use their own accounts effectively. I have an ability for being able to explain to people how they can use the different platforms for their own purpose, and how to actually use them; create campaigns and strategies so you can actually see results. And this is what I love! Yes I love content creation, and was very happy managing accounts, but I still taught people that Social Media works best in real-time, it works best when accounts are managed in-house rather than being outsourced.
So that is what in intend to do now at North East Social Media Ltd. I am going to concentrate on working with North East businesses, from start-up through to fully established companies, to teach you how you can use Social Media yourself.
The wonderful World of Social Media changes on a daily basis and I love keeping up to date with all the changes, so now that the decision has been made to move forward with teaching North East businesses how to use Social Media themselves, in-house, it will free me up with time to keep studying! Believe me, it’s an absolute necessity!
The plan is to run weekly Social Media courses at our Team Valley office as well as offering 121 bespoke training for those who prefer a private environment and I’ll also be offering packages to work with your team, over a period of time, helping you to create the perfect Social Media Marketing strategy, ensuring the whole team knows how to use the platforms correctly
Huge thanks to both Karen Rutter for helping me sort the thoughts clouding my brain and blocking me from being able to put any of my ideas in to an order and Chrissy Scott of Bag Tree Design who quite simply “got me” and was able to design my logo in a matter of hours and is now working on making this website beautiful for me.
Amanda Dixon is an Award Winning Social Media Consultant and has been working with North East businesses for over 7 years, She has trained over 2000 businesses in the use of Social Media for business, through 121 training sessions, hands-on workshops, bespoke in-house training and seminars. For 6 years Amanda ran a Social Media Management Agency and in 2016 changed direction and launched North East Social Media Ltd to concentrate on the education side of Social Media. Teaching North East Businesses how to use Social Media with the maximum effect North East Social Media Ltd believe that Social Media is far more effective when created and managed in-house, that way the posts are more current, images more creative, more fun and spontaneous.