How Croydon businesses can get LinkedIn in 2018

Posted on February 12th, by Jonny Rose in Economics & Business. 1 Comment

It’s no longer a ‘nice to have’

The last time I wrote about LinkedIn it centred on the topic of death – today I want to talk about LinkedIn from a less morbid perspective: how Croydon’s professionals, entrepreneurs and freelancers can use it to find leads, nurture prospects and win more deals.

What is LinkedIn?

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional social network – home … Read More »

Dying in Croydon in the age of social media

Posted on January 28th, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Jonny Rose explores the effect of modern technologies on death and mourning

A remarkable Croydon Guardian story from last year caught my eye recently: Simon Binner, a 57 year old man from Purley, suffering from motor neurone disease announced his own death on LinkedIn.

Binner used the social network for professionals to alert followers to his imminent departure from this world – care of … Read More »

How to be a social media whizz and boost your business

Posted on July 1st, by Kirsty MacLennan in Economics & Business. No Comments

New contributor Kirsty MacLennan notes how the success of events such as the Purley Festival has been reliant on social media – and how it can help your business

“Tweeting is just for celebrities, isn’t it?” asked the curious lady serving tea at the Christ Church cafe in Purley. I’d just emerged from a whirlwind social media workshop by marketing agency Dot Social. “Well, actually..,” … Read More »