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Gem L Thompson
Works at Social Media Illumination
Attended Westbourne High School
Lived in London
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Conversations are key to social media. Too many businesses forget this and use social networks as additional broadcasting channels. Big mistake.
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Absolutely right! Luckily for me it's really easy not to trash talk my competitors as they are a lovely bunch of people that inspire me on a daily basis :)
I prefer collaboration to competition whenever possible.
 
The politicians of the world can learn a lot from copywriters.
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Are you as sick as I am of politicians? It doesn’t matter who’s in Government, it’s always the same old, same old. Political programmes are all about
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This new post from me tells you everything! Gulp!
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Social Media for Small Businesses - Can you really beat the big boys? A recent guest post for SEOmers :) 
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Soooo ... Here's the link to the podcast interview I did the other day ... http://traffic.libsyn.com/tsbmr/small-business-marketing-podcast-27.mp3

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Nervous! About to record a podcast The Small Business Marketing Report and my hands are shaking!!!
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Great to hear!
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I recently did an interview about The British Book of Social Media Marketing: http://youtu.be/ubC09m0EIDM - can't quite believe I'm sharing it!
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I know +Caroline M Shield is making her way through it. Great from a British perspective.
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This caused a bit of a stir when I first published it! Interested to hear your thoughts on it now ... :)
 
One from the Archives! How You Lost My Business on Twitter http://buff.ly/1fCYDzv
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New blog post for YOU! 
Building a Quality Audience on Twitter 
Enjoy (Plus1's and shares are always welcome!)
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My newest blog post, all about podcasting and my experience being interviewed about my book on The Small Business Marketing Report :) 

Learn While You Listen – The Small Business Marketing Report  
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After spending yesterday training strategies, today is a desk day for me. Lots of emails etc to respond to and new opportunities in the pipeline!
What's your day looking like? Anything exciting on the horizon? 
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Very well. Funny how life evolves... It's exciting, scary and rewarding! Love your work by the way, keep it up!
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Social media consultant, trainer and coach
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  • Social Media Illumination
    Social Media Strategist & Trainer, present
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London - Melbourne - Ipswich - Lakenheath - Kuwait - Woodbridge
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Social media speaker & trainer. Just finishing writing The British Book of Social Media Marketing Find me everywhere here http://about.me/GemmaThompson
Introduction
Social, really really social!
Passionate communicator, social media junkie (and strategist, trainer and coach!)
Naturally helpful ... but sharp as hell if people exploit my good nature!
Mother, Daughter, Sister, Lover, Friend, Cousin and Aquaintance to some of the most fabulous people on the planet!
And lover of exclamation marks!
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Author of the best-selling The British Book of Social Media Marketing - http://amzn.to/1iktcgS Runner up BFP Business Awards 2013 'Contribution to The Community' (For my work on Suffolk Business Stars)
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  • Westbourne High School
    General Education, 1981 - 1986
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My maiden name was Short
I was really surprised when I visited recently at how beautifully decorated and immaculately clean the venue is. Their prices for room hire are very reasonable too so I may stage some workshops here. Great location too and the food is very reasonably priced.
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