Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Your Social Media Goals For 2015

Think about that for a moment.

What are your goals for this year?  Make yourself a strong cup of coffee and sit down and plan out your year on social.

Here are 5 tips to get you started:

Have A Brainstorm
What is it you exactly want to do on social media?  Are you wanting to use it to share personal stories?  Are you wanting to become a though leader or social media influencer.  Are you here to build your business.  Think it through.

Choose Your Social Media
It’s all very well to sit on every social media network but you will find that one of them works better for you than any other one.  So choose which one fits your brand better.  Is it Twitter with short and sharp tweets?  Is it Facebook?  Are you more visual and do you prefer Pinterest or Instagram?  Perhaps you prefer making video content, then focus more on YouTube.

Have A Strategy
Once you have decided where you are going have a strategy in place.  Decide exactly what it is you want to do.  Have a plan and stick to that plan. 

Build your Brand
Set mini-goals for yourself and try to slowly build your brand on social media.  Share amazing pictures.  Tell people about wonderful places.  Upload spectacular videos.  Start following interesting people.

Track your progress
At the end of each quarter of the year check your progess.  Are you on track?  Do you need to change anything?  Do you like what you see on your timeline?
If you follow these simple tips you might just have your best year yet in 2015.

Fred Felton - @fredfelton
Creative Director – Falconscove – Advertising – Social Media Strategy – PR

Friday, August 22, 2014

15 Ways To Take The Ice Bucket Challenge

The Ice Bucket Challenge is a wonderful viral campaign for ALS to help find a cure for motor neuron disease.

It involves having a bucket of ice and water dumped over you and challenging 3 other people to do the same within 24 hours.  If they don't they have to make a donation.

It is sitting on the top of Twitter Trends at the moment and anyone from celebrities to politicians to everyday people have taken it.

Here are 15 ways to take the Ice Bucket Challenge

The Funny Way - Will Arnett 

The Mission Impossible Way - Tom Cruise

The Cute Way - Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner

The Film Director Way - James Cameron 

The Kermit The Frog Way 

The Presidential Way - George W. Bush 

The Facebook Way - Mark Zuckerberg 

The Microsoft Way - Bill Gates

The Eveyone Gets An IceBucketChallenge Way - Oprah Winfrey

The Star Wars Way - J.J. Abrams 

The Writers Way - Stephen King 

The Amazon Way - Jeff Bezos 

The Classy Way - Sir Patrick Stewart 

The Ambush Way - Seth Rollins

The I Just Broke The Internet Way - Benedict Cumberbatch

To find out more about ALS and how you can donate visit their website

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

50 Apps That Will Blow Your Mind

Greetings Dear Readers

This week I was asked to appear on LotusFM and chat on the Alan Khan show all about Apps.  I was asked to bring a list of 10 Apps.  I found plenty more.  This is the result and you can find some wonderful apps in this list.  Just a warning, some of them can be very addictive and some have resulted in families having huge arguments because people are too busy playing with their apps.  Enjoy!

Apps list (There are 50 Apps here plus a few extra just for good measure!)



To Do Lists



Social Networking 
  • Ubersocial for Twitter and Facebook 
  • Flipboard - magazine style view of your social feeds
  • Vine – small videos
  • Jelly – crowd sourcing answers to questions,





  • Ted - interesting talks you can watch
  • YouTube
  • iMovie – you can edit your movies

  • Kindle  - your own private library 

  • Find my iPhone - enable it and then install this app on another ios device to find it, lock it or erase it or play sounds

  • Endomondo - great for workouts, plotting your cycling or training. With thanks to @gordsreid 



Cloud Storage 

Weird Apps

Futuristic Apps 

  • Wikitude - augmented reality app uses phone camera so you can see interesting data around u.        
GoogleGlass Apps

Good site to learn how to build apps

Do you have a favourite app?  Let me know which is your favourite app and why?

Communications Strategist & Keynote Speaker
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

5 Inspiring Videos For You

Welcome Dear Readers

Here are 5 Inspiring Videos For You To Enjoy.

Carly Rose Sinclair - X Factor USA 2013 

Sam Berns - Tedx MidAtlantic

Brent Lindeque - A South African #neknomination - It's not what you think

Tom Thumb - Tedx Sydney

Elon Musk 

Hope you enjoy their inspiration.

Yours in social

Fred Felton
Social Media Strategist & Keynote Speaker & Trainer
Author of #101TipsForTwitter
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Monday, February 3, 2014

The New Twitter

Greetings Dear Readers.

Some of you might have noticed that Twitter has updated Twitter for The Web.
It now features lighter colours and a complete redesign of the top part of Twitter.

You can now see your Twitter Profile Pic and Your Header Pic.
It also features a new look Twitter Bird House at the top.

The New Look

The New Blue Dot

You might also notice a new blue dot on the top.

What is it for?
Is it a sequel to the blue streak from the past?

Nope it's just showing you that you have new tweets to read.

Interesting new look.

What do you think of the new design?

Yours in social

Fred Felton
Professional Speaker & Social Media Strategist
Author of 101 Tips For Twitter -
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Monday, January 6, 2014

What Are Your Social Media Goals For 2014?

Greetings Dear Readers.

Now there is something to think about right?

Well what are they?  Are you looking for world domination?  Are you looking for a new career path?
Looking to hit 10 000 views on your blog?

You do have goals right?

Well here are 5 Tips to get you on that path:


Sit down with a good cup of coffee and  work out your year ahead.  What do you want to achieve on social media?  Are you even on social media?  Look at the most popular networks out there.  Which one is suitable for your brand.

Select a network

Once you have decided on a network open an account and get started.
Here are some that might interest you:

How often are you going to be there?

Work out how often you want to be on the network.  Everyone knows that social media can be a huge time waste so choose your time wisely.  How often are you going to post?  Daily?  Weekly?  Monthly? You get what you put in, remember that.

What are you there for?

Decide what your purpose is on that network.  Is it to make friends, to get business, to build a following, to postion yourself as a thought leader? These are the things that you must decide about.

Stick to your plan 

Once you have chosen your plan, follow it with a passion.  If you find you are going nowhere with your plan change it and use another plan until you find a plan that works for you.  Remember to join a network that you feel comfortable with.  

Wish you all the best for 2014 on Social Media

Fred Felton
Creative Director & Keynote Speaker
Media Enquiries & Interviews:  email 

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

5 Apps Worth Looking Into

Greetings Dear Readers

Here are 5 Apps that you might have missed.


(Image - Twitter)

This app is a free voice guided satellite navigation.  That's right you read that correctly, a free voice guided satellite navigation.  It features turn by turn guidance and you can even download new voices.  They have just released a new voice from a US comedian Kevin Hart.  The app uses crowd sourced info for everything from locations to roads to traffic conditions and can even monitor how you drive to select optimal routes for you.  I have tried it out and it really is a wonderful app.

You can download it from your App store.
Find them on Twitter @waze -

Google Maps

(Image - Twitter)

Google Maps is another alternative for you if you just need a map on your phone.  Featuring the power of Google and turn by turn options that you can read this is indeed a powerful app for your phone.  Worth a spin.

You can download it from your App store.
Find them on Twitter - @googlemaps -


(Image - Twitter) 

Now this is something new.  Imagine having your own personal driver in your pocket.   Well that is just about what Uber is.  It's an app that lets you book a car to pick you up.  Perfect for late nights or parties.  The app also shows you on a map where your driver is.  You can choose from various cars to suit your budget.  Well worth a look.

You can download the app from your App Store
Find them on Twitter - @Uber -

Find My Way

(Image - Twitter)

This app is wonderful for those of us who make use of public transport.  In South Africa you just type in which city you are in and it will show you the various public transport options for you from the Gautrain to MyCiti to the People Mover.  The best part is it tells you when the next one is.  It features timetables and is also very easy to use.

Find it on your App Store
Find them on Twitter - @FindMyWayZA -

The Weather Channel

(Image courtesty wikipedia)

If you are looking for a new weather app you might want to try this one.  Features include weather on the app at a glance, wind, humidity, uv index, sunrise and sunset, hour by hour forecasts, 10 day forecasts, maps, severe notices.  It has a lovely design and so far I have been impressed.

Download it from your App Store.
Find them on Twitter - @weatherchannel

Do you have any apps you care to recommend?

Yours in social

Fred Felton
Digital & Social Media Strategist & Keynote Speaker
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