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Mike McGrail
Works at Velocity Digital
Attended Napier University
Lived in Edinburgh
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The latest Velocity Marketing Podcast looks at Google's mobilegeddon, Twitter DMs and much more!. I discuss the problems with dark social media traffic, recommend some reading and answer a listener question about personal branding through blogging. Packed with insights from his work in digital marketing, social media and beyond! A rapid-fire 15 minutes. iTunes link - http://bit.ly/velocityitunes

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VMP Ep. 3 - Mobilegeddon is Here!
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See the time it takes to write a 2,000-word article on the Buffer blog, how every minute is spent, and how we write blog posts from research to promotion.
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I've launched a podcast! It's a 15-20 show that looks at the big stories from the past 7 days in social media, digital marketing and beyond. It also includes tips and insights from my day to day experiences as a digital marketing strategist. The link below takes you to iTunes where you can listen to four episodes. Also available on SoundCloud and Stitcher, just search for Velocity Marketing Podcast! I hope you enjoy it. #podcast   #marketing  
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VelociTV episode 8 is live! I look at the Facebook Blueprint training modules, some new apps on the scene and give a simple, yet effective tip for LinkedIn Company Pages. Oh, and for the first time, I've included some bloopers at the end. 

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Are UKIP making good use of social media in the UK General Election 2015?

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Mike McGrail assesses the use of social media by UKIP in the lead-up to the UK General Election 2015. One of a series of #GE2015 articles.
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Is Facebook and Twitter enough?

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Facebook and Twitter dominate political social media, but in the lead-up to #GE2015, should MPs be using local alternative, Streetlife?
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We're in the middle of a services revolution where many things can be demanded with the tap of a screen. Here's ten companies grabbing the on-demand opportunity! 

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Need beer, dogs, candy or a new hairdo? On-demand service apps are huge and this post features 10 of the most interesting. Read and try them out!
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I get asked a lot what tools I use for social media and content marketing, so I thought I'd whip together a post of what I use for management, analysis and growth. Here it is! 

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Here's my list of the best social media and content marketing tools. Including community management, content planning, analysis and more! Enjoy!
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The final part of my #GE2015  social media battle looks at the social media use of The Green Party. This post also declares the overall battle winner!

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Mike McGrail assesses the use of social media by The Green Party in the lead-up to the UK General Election 2015. One of a series of #GE2015 articles.
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VelociTV is go!

In this episode I look at the furore around Facebook's 'feeling fat' status update, Twitter's moves to ban revenge porn, recommends live video streaming app, Meerkat and gives advice on growing a Twitter following for new business. Please subscribe if you like VelociTV! Got a question for Ask Mike? Leave it in the comments.

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http://www.meerkatapp.co
http://bit.ly/readvelocityblog

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After the Lib Dems beat-off the Tories yesterday, can Labour come in and take the lead with their social media skills? 

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Mike McGrail assesses the use of social media by Labour in the lead-up to the UK General Election 2015. One of a series of #GE2015 articles.
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  • Velocity Digital
    Managing Director, 2012 - present
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    Senior Digital Account Manager, 2010 - 2012
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Edinburgh - Melbourne - Port Douglas - San Diego
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Digital marketer, social media, adventurer, bon vivant, malts, leather bound books & mahogany
Introduction
A man of digital ways with a penchant for all things social. Managing Director of Velocity Digital. Owner of The Social Penguin Blog

Have been from pillar to post on this amazing planet of ours and hope to see much more.


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I guess starting The Social Penguin Blog is a pretty good one!
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  • Napier University
    Marketing Strategy
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Google Zaps Another Link Network, 'Several Thousand' Link Sellers Hit
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What a week it’s been where Google and SEO is concerned. The company, via Matt Cutts, has issued several warnings about things to come — and

Matt Cutts Talks SEO for Google: 9 Things You Should Expect This Summer
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When it comes to SEO for Google, what should webmasters expect in the next few months? In his latest video, Matt Cutts provides an overview

11 great ways to use social proof in ecommerce
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One of the most effective techniques you use on your ecommerce site to increase the confidence of buyers is 'social proof'.

Stop Stealing My Blog Posts! | Social Media Today
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After I published an article on Social Media Today, it began to pop up on other website unattributed to me. Indeed, it was republished 100 t

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Facebook launches Ads API
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The efficacy of Facebook advertising may still be yet to be determined for many advertisers, but that hasn't stopped brands from pouring big

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Toms Shoes - With every pair you purchase, Toms will give a new pair of new shoes to a child in need.

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Calculate live currency and foreign exchange rates with this free currency converter. You can convert currencies and precious metals with th

Friday Freak Out - The Overuse of Twitter Hashtags | The Social Penguin ...
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Mike lets off a little steam about the overuse of hashtags across Twitter.

SEO - How to Find Your Natural Search Rankings | The Social Penguin Blog
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Tyler Moore gives practical advice on how to check what your actual search engine rankings are and identifies some tools outside of Google t

Interview with Trevor Johnson from Facebook [VIDEO] | The Social Penguin...
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Mike McGrail and Jo Barnes interview Trevor Johnson from Facebook about the future of the network and opportunities for brands.

Book Review - The Lean Startup by Eric Ries | The Social Penguin Blog
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Michael Hayes reviews The Lean Startup by Eric Ries, a guide to installing lean mentality in a startup. Includes theory.

Friday Freak Out - Facebook Update Overkill by Businesses | The Social P...
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Mike McGrail vents about brands and businesses ramming too many Facebook updates down our throats and gives advice on providing a valuable F

Friday Freak Out - Automated Account Updating | The Social Penguin Blog
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Mike has a mild freak out about automating updates across social networks and media.

Is Social Media Pulling Us Apart? [VIDEO] | The Social Penguin Blog
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A great video from David Bowden exploring the world of social media technology and its impact on our lives.

More Twitter DM Spam- Warning Do Not Click! | The Social Penguin Blog
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There is a new spate of Twitter DM spam - 'Someone is posting nasty updates on their twitter about you, heres the posts they've been making

What Google Plus Your World Means For Your Business | The Social Penguin...
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Jenni Maley takes a look at Google's Search Plus Your World and decides that it's time for brands and business to get active on Google+. Pra

Dear Facebook & Co - Please Keep it Simple, Stupid | The Social Peng...
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Mike McGrail warns that Facebook and Google + must keep things simple or risk losing their social routes.

10 Steps to Running An Awesome Twitter Contest | The Social Penguin Blog
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Will Russell goes over 10 steps that are key to running a successful contest on Twitter. Great info and useful advice.

Good coffee, loads of space, tasty baking and damn comfy sofas! Only grumble is the price of food, it's certainly at the top end of cafes, but other than that, can't fault it. Flat white is a triumph.
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I've been to The Huxley a few times and it is fairly average really. Nice surroundings and good beer, but the food can be very salty. The hotdogs are the shining light and I regret not getting one yesterday, I went for a a burger and it was very greasy. The staff are always great and it's a good location, but it just misses a four star review due to the average food.
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