Engage Daily Update - 30 November
Support for Individuals
16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence
The annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign started on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. 2021 also marks the 30th anniversary of the Global 16 Days Campaign.
For more information, visit the 16 Days website.
The 12 Days of Digital December starts Wednesday 1st December at 2pm.
Open to any business based in Renfrewshire, member & non-member the 12 days of Digital December are designed to help you adapt to the changing environment. Funded by Renfrewshire Chamber these sessions are offered free of charge & form part of our strategy to support the recovery of the local economy. Please pass on the invitation to any staff member, contact or business you think would benefit from our free programme with some of the leading digital experts around.
Day 1 – Adapting your Social Presence in a World of Social Change (NSDesign)
Dec 1, 2:00pm - 4:00 pm
On Day 1 of The 12 Days of Digital December, we'll start by reminding you that change is inevitable – especially in the world of social media. It shouldn’t take a pandemic to have businesses adapt to new technologies or social platforms – we should always be looking for opportunities to embrace, and new ways to engage our customers.
Day 2 - LinkedIn: What you need to know and what you need to do (Gordon White from fatBuzz)
Dec 2, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
With the recent government advice to continue to work from home where possible, the need to utilise online networking, lead generation and business development tools has never been greater. Without a doubt, LinkedIn should be the starting point for many.
Day 4 – Making LinkedIn work for your business (With Gordon White from fatBuzz)
Dec 6 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Join Gordon from fatBuzz looking at what you need to do to optimise your Business Page and how to tap into the power of LinkedIn Groups and LinkedIn Advertising.
Day 5 – 30 Day Plan For a Stronger Digital Presence (Janine Marriott SEO)
Dec 7, 1:00pm - 2:30 pm
30 uncomplicated, effective steps that you can do yourself for free that will help strengthen your digital presence. Ideal for local businesses whether service based or with a store front (even if you’re currently closed) it is not suitable for purely e-commerce businesses.
Day 6 – Conducting a Digital Competitor Analysis (NSDesign)
Dec 8, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Join Gary from NSDesign as he provides you with an understanding of digital competitor analysis and why and how to use one using a range of free tools to help you understand and compare.
Day 7 – What A Podcast Could Do For Your Business… And How to Make It Happen (Colin Kelly)
Dec 9, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
2020 has been a huge year for podcasting with more than 10 million people in the UK now listening regularly. Is it time your business got involved and launched a podcast?
Day 8 – Social Customer Service (NSDesign)
Dec 10, 10:00am- 12:00pm
A fun, and engaging workshop discussing what ‘great social service’ looks like in today’s connected world. We’ll look at examples from a variety of companies and ask if we really deliver quality customer service, or do we focus on the numbers. Do we look for opportunities to wow customers across our social channels or do we just react to complaints.
Day 9 – Putting your Content to work (With Gordon White from fatBuzz)
Dec 13, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The need to communicate has never been more critical. During this period of disruption, uncertainty and a constant state of flux, businesses must continue to reach out to their stakeholders; in fact, it’s probably true that you need to increase your levels of communication. So, Content Marketing has never been more important.
Day 10 – Anti-Social Media (NSDesign)
Dec 14, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join NSDesign to learn where social media can go wrong in business, showing real world examples, the devastating outcomes, and discussing ways to mitigate the risks of it happening to you.
Day 11 – SEO in 2022 what you can expect and what you can do to get ready (Janine Marriott SEO)
Dec 15, 12:00pm - 1:30 pm
Join Janine Marriott SEO for a look ahead at how you can best utilise SEO in 2022.
Day 12 – How to use Analytics to grow your business online (Brian Tait from Aillum)
Dec 17, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join Brian Tait at Aillum for an insight into some of the tools and data available to you now, free, that can help you start monitoring, refining and improving your digital marketing activities! Includes tips on Google Analytics, Keywords / Content, Heat Mapping, Site speed and more!
To book your free place please email Laura Connor: email@example.com or Laura Ritchie: firstname.lastname@example.org
Renfrewshire Sound turns 40!
Youth Music Network - Recharge Fund
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Youth Music Network is making a total of £1,750,000 in funding available to help not-for-profit organisations across England, Scotland, and Wales with their post-Covid recovery. The Recharge Fund will award grants of up to £30,000 per year for up to three years to charities, voluntary groups, CIOs, CICs and co-operatives which support children and young people to make, learn or earn in music. Around 40 grants will be made to improve the capacity and capability of organisations and help them grow, adapt and be more sustainable, and to improve the wellbeing of staff, freelancers, volunteers, and young people. Funding can be used to cover core, project and capital costs, as well as equipment. The deadline for applications is 5pm on the 15th January 2022.