Tuesday, 22 June 2010

What's Vince doing on our Facebook Page?

You may have noticed that "Vince" is a busy guy, he was with his kids on Sunday wishing everyone a happy Father's Day, then he was supporting the World Cup and now he's celebrating the start of Wimbledon. He will keep highlighting special events in the global calendar but also in our own calendar. So, if fatBuzz ro one of our clients is up to something that we want to celebrate or highlight, Vince will be the guy doing it on our Facebook Page.

Please take a minute to registed on the Facebook Page in order to keep up with all the news and events from fatBuzz and our cleinets and friends.

FaceBook Page http://www.facebook.com/fatbuzz

Monday, 21 June 2010

FACEBOOK, July New Media Breakfast Glasgow and Edinburgh

8am on Friday 2nd JULY 2010 at No.29, Glasgow
8am on Thursday 15th JULY 2010 at The Tower Restaurant, Chambers Street, Edinburgh

Facebook is without doubt the largest and most popular social network with over 400 million users world wide, it's difficult to avoid it nowadays with such a large following of private and business users.

Are you getting the most from your Facebook activity? Is your Facebook set up properly for your business; should you use a Group, a Facebook Page, Facebook Causes or, your personal provile? How do you determine your privacy settings? These are all questions we will explore at the next New Media Breakfast.

Facebook advertising is growing everyday in popularity and importance; Joel Lumsden, the tallest member of the Attacat Internet Marketing team will make a cameo appearance at this breakfast to talk about why this relatively new platform is generating such a buzz in the online marketing world. He’ll explain how it differs from conventional pay-per-click platforms such as Google AdWords, share examples and tips on how to achieve good returns, look at the incredible demographic profiling available to advertisers and generally give an impassioned call to action for businesses to take advantage of the window of opportunity that Facebook advertising represents.

Early indications are that this will be an extremely popular subject so, please book now to ensure your place.

This event is complimentary to 29 Members - If you are a member you should email Malcolm to reserve your place.


Early indications are that this will be an extremely popular
subject so, please book now to ensure your place.

Summer's here

I always think the start of Wimbledon signals the start of our summer.

fatBuzz and With Kids

We are delighted to announce our support With Kids, a charity based in the East end of Glasgow in addition to the three other charities; PRTC, Revive MS Suport and the Freedom From Fistula Foundation.

We were asked to provide some advice to With Kids but, when we met with them we were extremely impressed with the whole organisation, the team and the wok that they do so we decided to offer more than just advice. We have already helped them to rebrand and we have launched a new online network for them. We have donated all of this work to With Kids and we've commited to meeting the ongoing cost of their social network platform.

We believe With Kids make a difference to many lives on our own doorstep and we would like all of our associates, clients and friends to show their support by simply joining the online network - doing this will help to promote the charity and it's work and, extend its reach to a much wider community.

Of course, we invite all of you to get more involved if you wish; this could be via a donation, giving some of your time or, helping with some of the events they plan to hold. To keep up to date with everything they are doing please join the network today.

We would also ask you to take a look at the work of the other charities we support, they all do valuable work and would welcome any support that you may be able to offer.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Happy Father's Day message

The team at fatBuzz would like to say
Happy Father's Day

Please feel free to share our greeting to any fathers you may know.

Saturday, 19 June 2010

fatBuzz off to a more than decent start...

I remember the first time I heard my friend Gio Benedetti talking about his early days in business when he recounted the story about his first big break which came from helping a company with a problem and, in doing so, reducing their costs considerably. I also remember Willie Haughey, one of the guest speakers at the fatBuzz launch, telling how his first break came, as a one man business in Rutherglen, after helping someone who was in a difficult situation. My thoughts also bring Kenneth Martin of Block Architects to mind; he is about to donate a kidney to his dad and, in doing so, raise as much money as he can for sick kids.

Gio and Willie have been hugely successful, Willie Haughey's business empire now spans the UK and Australia with over 10,000 employees in the UK alone.  Kenneth Martin's business, whilst much smaller at the moment, is thriving and he continues to get lots of leads and new contracts.  These three people have something in common; they help other people when they have a problem. Rather than exploit a situation, they offer support  and I'm sure that has a part to play in their success; they are decent people.

This week we successfully launched fatBuzz Ltd and it wasn't without its challenges.  The most difficult of these being the loss of our internet connection five days before the launch (a situation that is not yet fully resolved).  This happened while we were creating the new web site, network site and the Blog, none of which we were able to complete.  The internet problem really couldn't have happened at a worse time and whatever internet access we could borrow was pretty much used to keep up to date with client work.  However, this is when you discover people with genuine integrity and professionalism and for that I am very grateful.

Tim Barlow and his team at Attacat willingly offered to step in to help us get some messages out and, their whole team swung into action the second the name was announced to get a Google Adwords and search optimisation campaign underway.  Likewise, Belinda Roberts of Winning Entrepreneurs helped to get the word out and arranged the transfer of the Edinburgh contingent through to Glasgow for the launch event, again willingly and without being asked.

Michael O'Hare (The Booking Room), John McGuire (Phoenix Motor Company), Gaynor Turner (McIntyre's Edinburgh) and many others offered their support without any thought of exploiting my technical difficulties and for that reason I dedicate the first fatBuzz Blog post to all of them.  I hope, and believe, success will follow these people around because they have integrity, professionalism and, above all, common decency — thank you one and all.

On the subject of integrity, I must mention NKD Clothing, their team were among the very few that knew the name in advance and, true to their word, they kept it secret.  More to follow about the clothing but for now, thanks to Gill and Steph and the team for their help.