NikkiPilkington 12 Days of Christmas song

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All together now!

On the first day of Christmas, Nikki gave to me:

A first place on Google for me

On the second day of Christmas, Nikki gave to me:

2 new subscribers, and
A first place on Google for me

On the third day of Christmas, Nikki gave to me:

3 ideas for blog posts,
2 new subscribers, and
A first place on Google for me

On the fourth day of Christmas, Nikki gave to me:

4 Foursquare checkins,
3 ideas for blog posts,
2 new subscribers, and
A first place on Google for me

On the fifth day of Christmas, Nikki gave to me:

5 great reviews…
4 Foursquare checkins,
3 ideas for blog posts,
2 new subscribers, and
A first place on Google for me

On the sixth day of Christmas, Nikki gave to me:

6 tweets for Twitter,
5 great reviews…
4 Foursquare checkins,
3 ideas for blog posts,
2 new subscribers, and
A first place on Google for me

On the seventh day of Christmas, Nikki gave to me:

7 brand new meta tags,
6 tweets for Twitter,
5 great reviews…
4 Foursquare checkins,
3 ideas for blog posts,
2 new subscribers, and
A first place on Google for me

On the 8th day of Christmas, Nikki gave to me:

8 sales from Facebook,
7 brand new meta tags,
6 tweets for Twitter,
5 great reviews…
4 Foursquare checkins,
3 ideas for blog posts,
2 new subscribers, and
A first place on Google for me

On the 9th day of Christmas, Nikki gave to me:

9 SEO tips,
8 sales from Facebook,
7 brand new meta tags,
6 tweets for Twitter,
5 great reviews…
4 Foursquare checkins,
3 ideas for blog posts,
2 new subscribers, and
A first place on Google for me

On the 10th day of Christmas, Nikki gave to me:

10 brand new Challenges,
9 SEO tips,
8 sales from Facebook,
7 brand new meta tags,
6 tweets for Twitter,
5 great reviews…
4 Foursquare checkins,
3 ideas for blog posts,
2 new subscribers, and
A first place on Google for me

On the 11th day of Christmas, Nikki gave to me:

11 ways to get links,
10 brand new Challenges,
9 SEO tips,
8 sales from Facebook,
7 brand new meta tags,
6 tweets for Twitter,
5 great reviews…
4 Foursquare checkins,
3 ideas for blog posts,
2 new subscribers, and
A first place on Google for me

On the 12th day of Christmas, Nikki gave to me:

12 hours of mentoring,
11 ways to get links,
10 brand new Challenges,
9 SEO tips,
8 sales from Facebook,
7 brand new meta tags,
6 tweets for Twitter,
5 great reviews…
4 Foursquare checkins,
3 ideas for blog posts,
2 new subscribers, and
A first place on Google for me

Happy Christmas everyone and here’s to a fab 2012!

Thanks to Suze St Maur for the idea 🙂 )

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Can you dance? Would you like to take part in a Flashdance?

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One of our newest clients. Living the Dream, are looking for dancers to take part in Flashdances-at the Galleria Shopping Centre in Hatfield, Hertfordshire and at St Pancras International Station in London.

More details below:

They are going to be amazing events and will be so much fun to be a part of!!  We are aiming for 60+ dancers for the Galleria and 100+ dancers for St Pancras.

DANCERS– You  need to be 13-25 and have had at least 2 years dance experience and can pick up choreography well. If you can only perform in one Flash dance that is fine – make this clear when you fill in the form to sign up.

You will only be required for a couple of rehearsals before Christmas (see schedule below).

SIGN UP (see below)- DEADLINE 17th DECEMBER!!!!!!!!

FLASHDANCE PERFORMANCES

GALLERIA PERFORMANCE – Wednesday 29th December 12-4pm

ST PANCRAS INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE – Friday 31st December 8am-2pm

FLASHDANCE REHEARSALS

Rehearsals to learn the choreography
Sunday 19th December 1-4pm – Beaumont School, St Albans
Tuesday 21st December – 2-4pm – Beaumont School, St Albans
The choreography will be the same for both perfomances, ideally you will need to attend both, however if you cannot attend these dates please sign up anyway as we will be putting a private video on YouTube of the choreography for you to learn.

However, EVERYONE will have to attend the rehearsals the night before each Flash Dance you will be performing in. NOTE – rehearsals are free.

Rehearsal for Galleria Flashmob
Tuesday 28th December – 8.30-9.30pm – at the Galleria, Hatfield.
Everyone required to attend this if they want to perform at the Galleria the next day.

Galleria Performance
Wednesday 29th December 12-4pm
Performances start around 1pm, every 45mins/1hour. 4 performances throughout the day!

Rehearsal for St Pancras International Flashmob
Thursday 30th December – 5-7.30pm – Beaumont School, St Albans
Everyone required to attend this if they want to perform at St Pancras station the next day.

St Pancras International Performance
Friday 31st December 8am-2pm
First performance at 9am, next at 1pm. Finish by 2pm latest. So you will all be back in time for your New Year’s Eve parties!!

T-SHIRTS – All performers will be required to wear a Living the Dream t-shirt. It has to be a pink, purple or blue 2010 t-shirt not one of the old ones. T-shirts are £6 (proceeds to Teenage Cancer Trust). You will need to bring the money for this at the rehearsals. You can tell us what colour/size you want on the sign up form below. If you already have a 2010 t-shirt you do not need to buy another one.

TRANSPORT – For the Galleria rehearsal and performance you will need to make your own way there, if you drive there will be free parking passes. For the St Pancras performance we will hopefully be able to cover everyone’s train tickets. We will let you know nearer the time.

FILMING – We will be filming the event and putting it on YouTube, Facebook and our Website. If you know anyone that is a budding young film maker age 13+, please put them in touch as we need a big team of camera crew to work with sweet HD cameras at St Pancras International.
The event at St Pancras International will have a lot of media attention, newspapers, radio and the BBC and ITV are meant to be coming to put us on the news. So hopefully… you will be on TV!!

HELPERS/PARENTS – If you aren’t a dancer but still want to get involved, we will need helpers at both Flash Dances to hand out flyers and collect money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. We also need some parents to chaperone at St Pancras and help look after groups of performers on the day. Please get in touch with me if you would like to help!!

Interested? Sign up at Living the Dream!

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More than 5 hours a week spent on Social Media Marketing?

We are all aware of the power of social media. Used by millions of adults all around the world, social media is by far one of this century’s biggest phenomenons. So with such vast potential audience on social network sites and blogs every day, it only seems logical for companies to embrace social networking to boost the awareness of their brand.

A survey recently conducted by NikkiPilkington.com, an Internet marketing company based in the UK & France, reveals some dramatic if not unsurprising results on how businesses are now using social networking as a regular part of their marketing strategies. The results not only show which sites and what type of social media is most commonly used, but also the duration of time businesses spend on social media marketing.

The sites that people use to promote their business

The sites that people use to promote their business

An impressive 95% of businesses declare they incorporate Twitter into their marketing strategy. Twitter, the world’s leading micro-blogging service, now has literally billions of ‘Tweets’ per quarter. So anyone who is anybody now has to be there in order to boost their online performance.

Following not far behind is Facebook, now the world’s leading social networking site, with 77% of businesses responding taking part in ‘Facebook-ing’. Blogging is also used by an impressive 67% of businesses, with 48% also commenting on other blogs (often as a part of link-building campaign).

Online business forums and YouTube also take a slice, 61% and 28% respectively, but perhaps one of the most surprising revelations is that 0% seems to incorporate MySpace. Although MySpace arguably laid the foundations for social networking back in 2004, in 2008 it was overtaken by Facebook, whose popularity still on the rise.

We also asked how long per week was spent on social media marketing. Again unsurprisingly, 42% spend 5 hours or more every week using the likes of Twitter and Facebook. A still rather hefty 28% spent between 2-5 hours, whilst 17% spend 1-2 hours, and 9% spend 30 minutes to an hour per week on social media marketing. Only 4% spend less than half an hour a week, with all of these results proving the significance of social media within the realms of marketing.

How long per week is spent on Social Media Marketing

How long per week is spent on Social Media Marketing

It is clear that with the ever increasing rise of Tweets, updates and blogs, social media marketing is going to have to keep up with this modern form of communication. Although offline advertising should not be underestimated, social media marketing as a part of a digital marketing campaign is one of the most integral forms of increasing brand awareness in the 21st Century

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Disclaimer: The stats above were based on the responses of 624 business people. As the stats were gathered via Twitter, Facebook, online forums and blogs, it is clear that there will be some bias towards those areas of promotion. However, responses were also solicited via email and our newsletter, to try and even this up a little!

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10 Facebook, Twitter & Social Media T-Shirts for Kids & Adults

We love a good top ten post here at NP, and as we’ve recently found a fab social media t-shirt for Baby O (see if you can guess which one it is!) were inspired to bring you:

10 Facebook, Twitter & Social Media Tshirts for Kids & Adults

1) I’m not a blogger, I just Tweet a lot

Perfect to make a point – not everyone is a blogger, of course. Available from Twitter’s Threadless page

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2) They’re not my parents, we met on Facebook

A great statement for kids, can we have another that says ‘They’re not my kids, I found them on eBay’ please? 😉 Available in ages 4-9 from Little Sunflowers

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3) You ‘Like’ this

Using the Facebook thumbs up to promote an air of narcissism – nice… Found over at NerdyShirts

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4) 140 is the new 420

Subtle – we like this one – either people will get it or they won’t, but it won’t be ‘in your face’. Another one from the Twitter Threadless store.

140

 

5) Digg & Reddit & Stumbleupon & Delicious

Perfect for all you Social Bookmarking addicts out there. Another one from Nerdy Shirts.

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6) Twittering blue bird for kids

A variation on the Twitter bird, this can be customised to include a Twitter name. Found over at Spreadshirt

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7) There’s a Facebook group for people like you

The ultimate insult from Facebook tshirts?

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8) Connect with me … Linkedin

Even Linked in are jumping on the apparel bandwagon – quite subtle though! Available direct from Linkedin

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9) YouTwittFace

Maybe this says it all?!? From CafePress

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10) Social Networking Killed My Social Life

I know how the designer of this one feels 🙂 Another Cafepress find.

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So there you have it, ten Facebook, Twitter and Social Media T-shiorts for kids and adults alike – if you’ve found any other Social Media tshirts, let me know in the comments below!

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