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Have you applied for your Growth Voucher worth up to £2000?

The Growth Voucher scheme was set up by the government last year, which gives businesses the opportunity to receive up to £2000 match funding with the aim of helping SMEs get strategic business advice and support to help them grow.
However, following an extension at the start of this year, the scheme is now drawing to a close, with an application deadline date of 31st March.

As an Accredited Growth Voucher Advisor, we have experienced the benefits the scheme has to offer, so why not see how it could help your business too?

If you would like to find out if your business is eligible to receive up to £2,000 match funding to put towards strategic advice, head to the Growth Vouchers page to complete your application.

Successful applicants will have until 30th June to find an advisor and process the claim.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us on 01962 600147 or email connie@tlc-business.co.uk.

#MarketingTitbits – Facebook, Vine, YouTube

Facebook-Vine-YouTube-smaller1. This is what happens on Facebook when you die
You may have never wondered what happens to your social media profiles when you die. It is not something most people would think about. However, different social media channels treat death in different ways. Until recently, Facebook has chosen to restrict a person’s privacy settings to just friends once they have died; however this has now changed.

Now, when a person dies, their Facebook privacy settings stay the same, they say they “are respecting the choices a person made in life while giving their extended community of family and friends ongoing visibility to the same content they could always see.”

Facebook have also added an extra touch for friends and family. If you are a Facebook user you will know that recently you have been able to access your “Look back” video, showing you your life on Facebook. After a father’s plea on YouTube to be able to see his deceased son’s “Look back” video, users can now request to see their friend’s videos upon request after they die.

To read more, click here. 

 

2. 14 best branded Vines of February 2014

Today, many brands are using Vine to connect with their customers. Companies such as McDonalds, Xbox, Microsoft and General Electric are doing great things on Vine and using the relatively new social media platform in an innovative way.

If you’re in need of inspiration on how to use Vine or just want to have a look at who is doing it well, have a look at the 14 best branded Vines of February 2014here. 

 

3. YouTube’s 20 most shared ads of February

Unruly Media have put together a list of the most shared adverts on YouTube from February 2014.

Three’s “Sing It Kitty”, Coca-Cola’s “Social Media Guard” and Budweiser’s “Puppy Love” all feature on the list. To have a look at the full 20, click here.