Social Media Made Simple Book

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 9 customer ratings
(9 customer reviews)

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Endorsed by City & Guilds, this is a vital guide to using Social Media effectively.  Contains exercises, checklists and more – take action today!

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city&guilds endorsed scaledIn ‘Social Media made Simple’ you will find out how to make sure that you are using the right Social Media channels for your business based on your resources, your aims and your audience.

  • Not quite sure what you are doing with Social Media?
  • Started dabbling and not sure where to go next?
  • Need some help in getting the best from Social Media?

Everybody will have a different way of using Social Media and Social Media Simple contains exercises that will help you discover the best Social Media Strategy for your business. Save yourself time and money by starting out with the right Social Media for you.

‘Social Media Made Simple’ is endorsed by City & Guilds and can be used as a resource for both the City & Guilds ITQ Social Media Level 3 qualification and the City & Guilds Level 3 Social Media diploma

Praise for Social Media Made Simple

authoritative, up-to-date, realistic, logically structured, and approachable

City & Guilds Publishing

“This book delivers a pragmatic approach to getting businesses off the starting blocks and up and running with social media tools. Mary takes the reader through the fundamentals of online branding explaining clearly and concisely why a social media presence is vital for small businesses to thrive and grow. Practical worksheets cover all aspects of social media planning, including concepts, tools, strategies and ideas to shape your social media plan. This book will provide practical help for small businesses who wish to extend their marketing activities and succeed in their online activities.”

Eileen Brown, Contributing Editor, ZDNet Social business column and author of ‘Working the Crowd: Social Media Marketing for Business’.

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9 reviews for Social Media Made Simple Book

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Masooma Hussain

    Very useful book.Well presented. All necessary informations are described in an interesting way.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    The book was very well written

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Russell Kirk

    I have one of Mary’s books, they are highly recommend.”

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Viv Bryan

    I found this book extremely useful, it provides a good overview of the social media tools currently available, their unique attributes together with examples and lots of useful tips. It’s a must have for any SME or sole trader wanting formulate a practical marketing plan to promote their business online, engaging with their customers and increasing their ROI by using Social Media effectively.Social Media Made Simple: How to Avoid Social Media Suicide

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    Loving your book. Really digesting every bit of it – so much to learn.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Simon Badman

    As a social media trainer, I feel Mary has captured the key principles for anyone thinking of applying social media to their organisation.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Caroline Williamson

    Whether you’re new to this stuff or fairly experienced, this book helps structure your thinking and put a business edge on it. And if you want to influence others it produces some great tips. Excellent too as a pre-read to a workshop, most of it won’t date for years.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    L. MacDonald

    The perfect reference book to dip in and out off as a refresher for the many different social media platforms covered, or to follow the practical methodology from cover to cover to help produce your social media strategy. Mary Thomas a highly respected and leading UK authority on the subject shares her extensive knowledge of the subject in this essential “social media bible” – anyone who uses social media in any shape or form should own a copy, you will not need anything else – unless she produces a follow up!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Louise Wightman

    Social Media is about 70% of what I do for a living, I purchased this book as soon as it came out, in fact I pre-ordered it as I was aware of Mary’s work. The book not only covers social media, but makes you think about marketing & the bigger picture re link building (which could be considered SEO). You get templates to use & lots of diagrams to help you make sense of it all & how it all fits together. Mary talks in plain English, but very intelligently. Necessary book for any professional person looking to make an impact.

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Looking for genuine Social Media expertise?

Mary ThomasDuring 2010, Mary got tired of hearing about so called ‘Social Media experts’ offering their services to companies as experts for vast sums of money. These ‘experts’ often only had 10 followers and were learning on the job, but they could “talk the talk”.

Mary established the first accredited Social Media qualification – the City & Guilds ITQ in Social Media – in 2011 for people to learn how to use Social Media properly and to have a qualification to enhance their credibility. The ITQ Social Media qualification is ELCAS approved so people leaving the armed services can get ELC funding to get the course

Following on from this, Mary created a series of E-Learning courses in a variety of social media channels. In 2012, she was approached by Pitman Training Group who now sell the Concise Training courses under licence.  Mary has gone on to create further social media and digital marketing qualifications for City & Guilds which she now delivers world wide.

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