What have we been up to? Lovelly Communications Mid April Update

So, the plan was to do these once a week…. #epicfail. So we’re gonna go for two a month. I’ve even set a reminder in my phone… because you know, I always look at those! In short, we’ve been SUPER busy which is amazing. It means the blog doesn’t get quite as much love, but it means there are many things in the pipeline.

What have we been working on?

These are just a few of them! WOW it’s been a busy few months!

 

Cath Styles at MICF 2016

I’ve been working with the gorgeous Cath Styles in SHIFT at MICF 2016 or the last few months and tonight is the last show!! Cath Styles and I have worked together for 4 years and I’ve seen her grow & develop as a ‪#‎comedian‬. She’s brilliant! This is a wonderful show full of light & dark, humour & reality. It touches on ‪#‎mentalhealth‬ and finds the funny in the hard bits of life. See ‪#‎SHIFT‬ please!!

Tickets at: http://www.comedyfestival.com.au/…/…/shows/shift-cath-styles

See it on our blog here!

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Kirsty Mac at MICF 2016

There is just one shows left of @mackirstys ‪#‎micf2016‬ ‪#‎comedy‬ show‪#‎MANFLU‬. It’s on as part of @melbcomedyfestival at @speakeasyhq Melbourne 7pm. Book your tickets and don’t miss out on this show!! Must end Sunday! http://ow.ly/10DRD7

See it on our blog here: 

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Butt Kapinski at MICF 2016

Butt Kapinski is unusual, enticing and interactive. The poster alone will lure you in and make you want to know more! The show itself is bursting with action, engagement and so many laughs.

We were thrilled to run a giveaway on Lovelly Communications Facebook to give some lucky winners the chance to see the show!

This show also ends tonight so get on down. See more from the blog.

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Juan Vesuvius at MICF 2016

Excerpt from the blog:

Last year I saw Juan Vesuvius perform his clown DJ show, Calypso Nights, at Melbourne International Comedy Festival and it was an absolute stand out! It’s stayed in my mind and I’m so excited to be seeing “Juan Two?” tonight! Getting my Calypso moves ready and hunting down the maracas! Come along for opening night.

This show closes tonight!

See more on the blog here!

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Kultured Wellness

We’ve got lots of exciting things coming up with Kultured Wellness including events, conferences and some fun new products and offerings for customers. There’s lots of great content on the blog which you can follow here! 

 

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Photo shoot with Fleur Navarro

Sometimes you need to freshen up your profile and update your look. We organised to do a photo shoot in our home office town of Coogee in NSW. We’re thrilled with the results. Fleur Navarro was fun and easy to work with. We got so many great shots that I don’t know what to do with them all. You may notice updated images on our Facebook page, Linkedin, Google+, Instagram and more! Thanks to Fleur we are feeling fresh and ready for the next chapter of Lovelly Communications.

Take a look at her website at www.fleurnavarro.com for more details!

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Furry Friend Pet Sitters

Emma in all her spare time has set up another little business venture, Furry Friend Pet Sitters. With business partner Alison, Emma runs an in-house petsitting service across Sydney and Melbourne. For more details, you can connect with them on social media or send an email!

Instagram: @furryfriendsits

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DriveNow.com.au

We have been working with DriveNow.com.au car rentals for more than a year now and loving it. We’re seeing amazing results on Google+ and Instagram with traffic driving to the website. It’s lots of fun searching travel destinations and seeing all the great deals on offer.

Join the travel fun on social media:

Instagram – @drivenowrentals
Google+ – +DriveNowRentals

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Upcoming events

You might have seen that this week we launched not one… but two workshops for April. This will soon be a regular occurrence and we’re working on getting a WORKSHOPS page up and running and there we will list and share all upcoming workshops.

Structure and manage your social media – Melbourne Workshop

6-8pm on Tuesday 26th April.

 

Promoting your business with social media –  Sydney Workshop

6-8pm on Thursday 28 April

Whether you’re a business or a budding professional, social media is a powerful medium for you to promote yourself!

Shameless self promotion you might say? Why yes! We believe that if you’re not talking about yourself, who will?

Book your place here!

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Competitions and giveaways!

We recently had the pleasure of giving away 5x double passes to the Transmission Films release of SHERPA in Australia. Five lucky winners got to see the film, see the competition and review here.

Sherpa is an awe inspiring, emotional and epic story of one  of the biggest tragedies to ever occur on Mount Everest. See this film to learn more about what life is really like for those who work and live on the World’s largest mountain.

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Marguerite Film tickets giveaway

We’ve got another wonderful tickets giveaway for you all! The good people at Transmission Films are bringing to Australian screens the French film,Marguerite. Based on the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a woman with such a passion for singing she would give everything to live her dream of singing in a grand hall. A drama with heart and passion, you’ll be captivated from the first note.

See details here!

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So! That’s more than enough to digest!! It’s all go over here and we thank you all for your support and look forward to the coming months!

 

Have a LOVELLY day!

Melbourne Social Media Workshop – Structure and manage your Social Media

We are excited to be hosting our first Melbourne workshop for the year. It’s called “Structure and manage your social media.” The biggest issue we hear about from individuals and businesses in running their social media is time. They don’t have time to do it and they find it hard to be consistent with posting.

This workshop will help to give you a plan, process and system for your social media. It will become a part of your general business activities and with consistent, relevant and interesting content, you will see results! Social media isn’t hard! It just needs to be managed.

There are just 10 spots available so book in now.

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Emma Lovell, social media professional and owner of Lovelly Communications, wants to help you by giving you the skills to promote yourself in the best way possible using social media.

In the two hour workshop with Emma, you’ll gain valuable skills and tips on how to enhance your social media. It’s not hard… it’s about being consistent, relevant and engaging. Some of the things we will cover include:

  • What to include in your posts
  • How to speak to your audience
  • When to post
  • How to increase the reach to your audience
  • Choosing the right social media platforms for you and your business
  • Systemising your posts and managing your account
    and more!

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Hear what others have to say about the social media coaching and working with Lovelly Communications.

“Emma, through Lovelly Communications, has supported my business (The Fundraising People) with our social media and online community building. She is someone bursting with knowledge and enthusiasm. Her understanding of social media is unquestionable and we have seen a huge increase in our Facebook group activity and fan base as a result of her help and support. I would strongly recommend Lovelly Communications to anyone who needs support in the digital/online space. She is a joy to work with!”
– Matthew Brine – The Fundraising People
Facebook: The Fundraising People Twitter: @Fund_Raisers

I love doing business with efficient, fast, fair, honest people, shout out toEmma Lovell for being a great biz partner- I highly recommend this woman, for all of the above!
– Alison, Owner at Furry Friend Pet Sitters 

“Working with Lovelly communications ensured that we were able to engage with the greatest possible audience across a range of demographics and social mediums. Emma’s professionalism and bright personality made for a wonderful working environment, which we will happily employ again in the future.”
– Charlie Ranger – Performer in “A Sunburnt History” Comedy Series
Facebook: A Sunburnt History Twitter: @wegotburnt

 

Remember, book your Melbourne Social Media Workshop tickets now!

 

Win tickets to French film, “Marguerite” showing at cinemas around Australia

We’ve got another wonderful tickets giveaway for you all! The good people at Transmission Films are bringing to Australian screens the French film, Marguerite. Based on the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a woman with such a passion for singing she would give everything to live her dream of singing in a grand hall. A drama with heart and passion, you’ll be captivated from the first note.

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1921, the beginning of the Golden Twenties. Not far from Paris it is party day at Marguerite Dumont’s castle. Like every year, an array of music lovers gathers around a great cause at the owner’s place. Nobody knows much about this woman except that she is rich and that her whole life is devoted to her passion: music. Marguerite sings. She sings wholeheartedly, but she sings terribly out of tune. When a young, provocative journalist decides to write a rave article on her latest performance,Marguerite starts to believe even further in her talent. This gives her the courage she needs to follow her dream. Despite her husband’s reluctance, and with the help of a has-been divo, she decides to train for her first recital in front of a crowd of complete strangers. Inspired by the life of Florence Foster Jenkins.

Take a look at the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-u7tLhQQiM

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For your chance to win one of 5x Double Passes, answer this question in the comments:

“When is a time you’ve told a white lie to help someone achieve their dreams?”

We can’t wait to hear your responses and look forward to seeing this movie. Stay tuned for the review!

Screenings at various locations around Australia.

Sherpa Film – Spectacular!

Last weekend I went to see Sherpa Film and was blown away. It was everything I hoped for and more. Everest has a special place in my heart after I trekked there last year with World Vision Australia. It also brought up the conflicts that you feel when heading to this most hallowed place that brings with it political controversy and environmental concerns, the film addresses all of this with pinpoint accuracy.

The cinematography in this film was spectacular. An Australian production and world class cinema. The techniques to capture some of the epic shots of the mountain are unbelievable and it took me right back to the base of the largest mountain in the world.

Emotive and captivating. Sherpa Film draws you in from the opening shots and takes you along an emotional journey as you learn more about Chomolungma, the sherpas name for Everest, their mountain home. I learnt a lot about the Sherpa culture when I was there and the film highlights the complexities in the community – earning an income and wanting to protect a sacred site.

The film focuses around the recent tragedy where 16 sherpas lost their lives. It made me question taking on the trek altogether. It’s an internal struggle and a very publlic debate – should we be trekking thousands of people up this beautiful but unpredicatable mountain?

It will make you laugh, cry, fume with anger and think! That is a good film! A film that makes you think. I’m still thinking and talking about it a week later.

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Emma at Everest Base Camp in 2015 after trekking with World Vision Australia, raising more than $100,000 with a team  of 19 people to support women and children in Nepal.

Here’s a review I read in the Sydney Morning Herald and I really liked it, very accurate!

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See the original post here with the Sherpa Film competition on Lovelly Communications.

Thanks to Transmission Films, I was given 5x Double Passes to offer my audience to see this film. So I decided to pose a question on the films theme of challenge, adversity and struggle.

The question was:

“What is the greatest obstacle, mountain, you’ve ever had to overcome?”

It was just a question I thought I would throw out there, nothing too difficult, and see what came back. Basically the first answers to come in would win! EASY! But I was blown away by the openness and honesty it brought out in people. They opened up and poured their hearts out in the comments. They really dug deep and looked for a time that they’d really pushed themselves mentally, physically or both.

A friend once said to me “Emma, if you’re not literally or metaphorically climbing a mountain, you don’t feel like you’re achieving.” She really hit the nail on the head for me. I do things in extremes. But not everyone lives that way and for some people their challenges are far different to mine.

For some people, thinking of a tough time is hard to pin point. Another interesting result of the competition, having conversation with family and friends who couldn’t identify an obstacle. We all have our own paths and will have different journeys. It was really cool to just see people THINK about it and have some time to reflect.

Here are some of the amazing responses I got for this competition included:

“Hmm – probably getting divorced and leaving New Zealand after 15 years (the home of Sir Edmund Hillary, of course!), and moving to Sydney to start over from scratch. Either that, or being told I’d had a stroke at the age of 34, spending three months having copious tests done only to find I hadn’t – but no-one could tell me what I DID have. (Twelve years later, still a mystery.)”
– Robert

“The greatest obstacle I have had to overcome was losing my Father to a mental health illness. It really was a tragedy in itself, and similar to the story of the Sherpas our family had to endure much grief and anger before conquering the mountain that was my Father.
– Kim

“It was definitely the trail to Machu Picchu for me…
Although the biggest “Mountain” to overcome wasn’t actually the Andes themselves. Being away from my family and traveling on my own for the very first time was the biggest challenge.
Luckily I got to experience the trip with some very special people wink emoticon.”
– Sharon

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“The deafening silence and unforgiving wet earth when I ran the Outback full marathon last year was pretty challenging. Especially as I started 30mins late and didn’t catch up to the main group of runners!”
– Tom

“It’s definitely got to be completing Oxfam trailwalker haha!! Past the 18km mark every tree root dodged and rock stepped over felt like a bleeding mountain! Never mind climbing over boulders in the rain and dark still the hardest thing I’ve done and such a bittersweet memory as so proud we kept going through the sleep deprivation hallucinations to finish!”

– Isabel

“Here is my answer Em! Mount Kosciuszko. I did a 2-hr hike at the beginning of the winter season 3 years ago. It was rainy and foggy when we arrived at the mountain. However we still decided to continue with the hike when the rain calms down a bit. At the end we reached one of the lookout point and see the blue sky. It was a great experience!”
– Grace

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“Nursing a single engine aircraft with a partial engine failure over the rainforest jungle in Papua New Guinea with people on board and landing at a tiny bush airstrip. Probably the most stressful 40 mins of my life.. Camped overnight, Engineers flew in with a new cylinder, replaced it working under a tarp for sun/rain protection. Flew on the next day. Bush flying, eh? ”
– Tom

Thanks to everyone who entered, and do make sure you see this film!

Sherpa – Movie Screenings around Australia – Tickets Giveaway

Sherpa is an awe inspiring, emotional and epic story of one  of the biggest tragedies to ever occur on Mount Everest. See this film to learn more about what life is really like for those who work and live on the World’s largest mountain. 

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A fight on Everest? It seemed incredible. But in 2013 news channels around the world reported an ugly brawl at 21,000ft as European climbers fled a mob of angry Sherpas.

In 1953, New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay had reached the summit in a spirit of co-operation and brave optimism. Now climbers and Sherpas were trading insults – even blows. What had happened to the happy, smiling Sherpas and their dedication in getting foreigners to the top of the mountain they hold so sacred?

Determined to explore what was going on, the filmmakers set out to make a film of the 2014 Everest climbing season, from the Sherpas’ point of view. Instead, they captured a tragedy that would change Everest forever.

At 6.45am on 18th April, 2014, a 14 million ton block of ice crashed down onto the climbing route through the Khumbu Icefall, killing 16 Sherpas. It was the worst tragedy in the history of Everest.

The disaster provoked a drastic reappraisal about the role of the Sherpas in the Everest industry. SHERPA, tells the story of how, in the face of fierce opposition, the Sherpas united in grief and anger to reclaim the mountain they call Chomolungma.

Nominated by the British Academy of Film & Television for the Best Documentary Award, the film been described by industry bible Variety as Œmagnificent¹. It is a must-see documentary capturing the aftermath of one of the biggest tragedies on Mount Everest.

You can view the trailer here:http://sherpafilm.com/trailer/

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Special offer for Lovelly Communications supporters

Thanks to Transmission Films we have five double passes for screenings of SHERPA, at various locations around Australia.

For your chance to win a double pass answer the following question:

“What is the greatest obstacle, mountain, you’ve ever had to overcome?”

Put your answer in the comments below for your chance to win!

You can also enter at the following social media channels with the hashtag #LovellySherpaTix

Twitter @Lovellyinc
Instagram @Lovellyem
Facebook www.facebook.com/lovellycommunications

Entries close 31st March 2016

For screening locations and times, visit the official Sherpa film website: sherpafilm.com

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Butt Kapinski will captivate you at MICF 2016

Butt Kapinski is unusual, enticing and interactive. The poster alone will lure you in and make you want to know more! The show itself is bursting with action, engagement and so many laughs.

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I had the pleasure of attending the show last night and after hearing so much buzz coming out of Adelaide Fringe, I was glad I did! Expect the unexpected with this show. Be prepared to get involved in the show and you’ll be captivated until the final applause.

Butt is a charachter, a very interesting character. Unmistakable in appearance and endearing in the quirky mannerism’s. This is a show you’ll see and talk about for weeks after.

You’ve got until the 17th April to see the show but don’t leave it too late, with the buzz that’s going around, the show is sure to be a sellout!

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Details for the show!

Think it’s a solo show? Think again. Private eye Butt Kapinski invites you to co-star in a film noir murder mystery. This funny, filthy, fully interactive ride is riddled with sex, sin, shadows and subterfuge – no seat is safe!

From the director and co-writer of RED BASTARD – the internationally acclaimed bouffon show – Butt Kapinski has been taking North America by storm. With a swag of awards from Edmonton, Calgary, Hollywood, Orlando and Vancouver Fringes, and off the back of a huge Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2015, Butt makes her MICF debut.

Kick reality to the curb with this full-on interactive comedic experience! Play in a world of dark dreams and bad similes. ADULTS ONLY.
– – –
BUTT KAPINSKI
23rd March – 17th April
7:15pm (Sun 6.15pm)
Tuxedo Cat, 293-299 La Trobe St, Melbourne

All shows are wheelchair accessible.
Tickets: http://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2016/season/shows/butt-kapinski

Make sure to check out Butt on social media:

Twitter @buttkapinski
Facebook – Butt Kapinski

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Have you snapped your #headbandforgood photo yet?

We are loving the ANZ #headbandforgood campaign raising funds for World Vision Australia! For every selfie taken and shared with the #tag, ANZ will donate $2 to World Vision to support their work in the Asia Pacific region.

Now that is GOOD!

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Emma is a World Vision Blog Ambassador and she wrote this article for them about the fun campaign:

http://blog.worldvision.com.au/show-us-headbandforgood/ 

Novak Djokovic is the face of the campaign and he has given some great inspiration with his fun headband photos. It’s going gangbusters on #socialmedia and so many people are sharing their fun photos, and it’s simple, just tag it!!

And then it was shared on the Global Citizen website!! Check it out here:

https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/show-us-your-headbandforgood/

This such an easy and fun campaign to get behind and we can’t wait to see your #selfies with your #headbandforgood!

How to better promote yourself on social media – Melbourne workshop

How to better promote yourself using social media is a two hour workshop for those wanting to gain a presence online for themselves or their business. Shameless self promotion you might say? Why yes! We believe that if you’re not talking about yourself, who will?

Buy your tickets here at Eventbrite,

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Whether you’re a business or a budding professional, social media is a powerful medium for you to connect online and reach a larger audience. You can promote yourself or your business to audiences you may have never reached otherwise.

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Emma presenting at the first Sydney Social Media workshop

Emma Lovell, social media professional and owner of Lovelly Communications, wants to help you by giving you the skills to promote yourself in the best way possible using social media.

In the two hour workshop with Emma, you’ll gain valuable skills and tips on how to enhance your social media. It’s not hard… it’s about being consistent, relevant and engaging. Some of the things we will cover include:

  • What to include in your posts
  • How to speak to your audience
  • When to post
  • How to increase the reach to your audience
  • Choosing the right social media platforms for you and your business
  • Systemising your posts and managing your account
    and more!

What: 2 hour social media workshop
When: 6.30pm- 8.30pm, Tuesday 21st July 2015
Where: Honey Bar & Restaurant
345 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne, 3205, VIC.
Cost:
$87 – Early bird special (Book by 6pm on Friday 3 July, 2015)
$97 – Full ticket price
$79 – BFW special with promotional code

Included: Chocolate. Workbook. Question time with social media professional Emma Lovell.
Special offers will also be available for attendees for Lovelly Communications services after the course.

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There is strictly limited places for this exclusive workshop in social media.

To learn more about Lovelly Communications and services on offer, visit: www.lovellycommunications.com

A few endorsements from people Emma has helped grow their profile using social media:

“Emma, through Lovelly Communications, has supported my business (The Fundraising People) with our social media and online community building. She is someone bursting with knowledge and enthusiasm. Her understanding of social media is unquestionable and we have seen a huge increase in our Facebook group activity and fan base as a result of her help and support. I would strongly recommend Lovelly Communications to anyone who needs support in the digital/online space. She is a joy to work with!”
– Matthew Brine – The Fundraising People
Facebook: The Fundraising People Twitter: @Fund_Raisers

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“Working with Lovelly communications ensured that we were able to engage with the greatest possible audience across a range of demographics and social mediums. Emma’s professionalism and bright personality made for a wonderful working environment, which we will happily employ again in the future.”
– Charlie Ranger – Performer in “A Sunburnt History” Comedy Series
Facebook: A Sunburnt History Twitter: @wegotburnt
We can’t wait to see you there

Remember to get your tickets at Eventbrite

Social Media Workshop Sydney: Maximise your efforts on Social Media

After a great workshop in Sydney in May with some really engaged participants, Lovelly Communications is again hosting a Social Media Workshop in Sydney.

Tickets available at Eventbrite: 

Social Media Workshop Sydney: Maximise your efforts on Social Media

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Whether you’re a business or a budding professional, social media is a powerful medium for you to connect online and reach a larger audience. You can promote yourself or your business to audiences you may have never reached otherwise.

Shameless self promotion you might say? Why yes! We believe that if you’re not talking about yourself, who will?

Emma Lovell, social media professional and owner of Lovelly Communications, wants to help you by giving you the skills to promote yourself in the best way possible using social media.

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In the two hour workshop with Emma, you’ll gain valuable skills and tips on how to enhance your social media. It’s not hard… it’s about being consistent, relevant and engaging. Some of the things we will cover include:
– What to include in your posts
– How to speak to your audience
– When to post
– How to increase the reach to your audience
– Choosing the right social media platforms for you and your business
– Systemising your posts and managing your accounts
and more!

What: 2 hour social media workshop
When: 10am- 12pm, 11th July 2015
Where: AFIF seminar room.
Suite 403, Lvl 3, 152 Bunnerong Road, Eastgardens, NSW, 2036
(3rd floor of the Westfield Eastgardens office tower.

Cost:
$87 – Early bird special (Book by 5pm on Friday 3 July, 2015)
$97 – Full ticket price
$79 – BFW special with promotional code

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Included: Tea, coffee & biscuits. Workbook. Question time with social media professional Emma Lovell.

Special offers will also be available for attendees for Lovelly Communications services after the course.

There is strictly limited places for this exclusive workshop in social media.

To learn more about Lovelly Communications and services on offer, visit: www.lovellycommunications.com

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A few endorsements from people Emma has helped grow their profile using social media:

“Emma, through Lovelly Communications, has supported my business (The Fundraising People) with our social media and online community building. She is someone bursting with knowledge and enthusiasm. Her understanding of social media is unquestionable and we have seen a huge increase in our Facebook group activity and fan base as a result of her help and support. I would strongly recommend Lovelly Communications to anyone who needs support in the digital/online space. She is a joy to work with!”
– Matthew Brine – The Fundraising People
Facebook: The Fundraising People Twitter: @Fund_Raisers

“Working with Lovelly communications ensured that we were able to engage with the greatest possible audience across a range of demographics and social mediums. Emma’s professionalism and bright personality made for a wonderful working environment, which we will happily employ again in the future.”
– Charlie Ranger – Performer in “A Sunburnt History” Comedy Series
Facebook: A Sunburnt History Twitter: @wegotburnt
We can’t wait to see you there

Get your tickets now!

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