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Estate agency claims 50% of its Instagram posts drive sales and instruction enquiries

first_imgHome » News » Marketing » Estate agency claims 50% of its Instagram posts drive sales and instruction enquiries previous nextMarketingEstate agency claims 50% of its Instagram posts drive sales and instruction enquiriesCase of estate agency Mr and Mrs Clarke highlights the growing power of Instagram as a free marketing tool for the property industry.Nigel Lewis25th February 202001,567 Views Boutique online estate agency Mr & Mrs Clarke has claimed that half of the properties it showcases on Instagram generate enquiries.Mrs & Mrs Clarke, which models itself on the upmarket Mr & Mrs Smith travel brand with a similar photography style featured on its website, is the latest agency to grasp that Instagram is an efficient way to market properties – for free.“Agents have done this sort of off-market selling for ages but through databases and email lists,” says co-founder Paul Clarke (pictured, above). “With Instagram, you can make it more aesthetically pleasing and interesting.”The Nottinghamshire-based but national agency says the latest property to be included within its Insta stream sold via the social media platform after a buyer spotted it while on holiday.Solihull woman Eleanor Betts saw pictures of the £420,000 three-bedroom semi detached house in Lapworth while on holiday in France.She told local media that she was so enamoured by the property’s quirky property photography that she decided to make an offer on the house on the spot, without having ever seen it in the flesh.Mr & Mrs Clarke is an unusual small estate agency on several fronts. It does not have negotiators in the traditional sense but rather partners as well as a brand director, photographer and digital director and its property images have more to do with a glossy interiors mag than the images most agents put on Rightmove.“There was a picture we put on Instagram that featured a cockapoo running through a living room. Within hours, a lady in her early seventies had sent a message,” says Clarke. “She viewed it and offered the asking price before the house hit the market.”Visit the Mr and Mrs Clarke website.Read about the dangers of Instagram. instagram estate agent Mr and Mrs Clarke Paul Clarke Instagram February 25, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Bar Risa closes

first_imgBar Risa nightclub has announced that it will close effective immediately after owner Jongleurs went into liquidation last Tuesday.The news has prompted an outcry of student grief.A statement published by the popular Friday night venue read, “Sadly, we can confirm that Jongleurs in Hythe Bridge Street has closed as the economics are such that long term viability cannot be assured.”Shortly after the announcement a flood of distressed student statuses appeared on Facebook. One student wrote “Why does the world have to be so cruel? Goodbye Risa.” Another stated, “Today was going so well until I discovered the demise of Risa. It’s a sad time for us all.”Matthew Evans-Young, a third-year Historian described his response to the news, “It’s like a great light has gone out. Never again will Oxford nightlife be the same. There will always be a Risa-shaped hole in my heart.”Only yesterday Oxford Students Services Limited sent out an e-mail promoting the night at Risa saying, “Oxford’s only student night on a Friday! Rammed every single week, get down before 11pm or risk missing out!” As a result of the closure, the Friday night will be hosted now at Escape on High Street.Scott Mody, a second-year Christ Church student commented with dissatisfaction on the change, “Risa is one of the best and funniest venues…Escape is always quite disappointing. Risa rooms are far better than Escape’s.”One third-year Oriel student added, “It’s like Filth all over again.”The closure came after Jongleurs parent company Regents Inn went into administration. Although the vast majority of the group’s assets were, sold protecting 2,000 jobs, nine trading sites were closed. At Risa, 15 employees were made redundant.Bar Risa’s closure makes it the latest addition to a string of failed recreational venues in Oxford. In recent months, Ha! Ha! Bar and Canteen and the burger chain Tootsies have closed their venues in the Castle. The Italian restaurant Carluccio’s has also confirmed that it is pulling out of the site due to poor trading and the nearby Living Room bar and restaurant is also in administration, though it continues to trade.A spokesperson for the company’s liquidators stated that it might be difficult to sell the site considering the number of empty venues around Oxford, especially in the Oxford Castle.However, not everyone was sad to see the club go. Colin Cook, chairman of the city council’s licensing committee commented, “Jongleurs caused many problems to nearby residents in Upper Fisher Row in the past, so I’m glad to see they will get some respite from the nuisance from that particular venue in the short term.“Restaurants come and go throughout Oxford and have done for many years.“This recession is certainly having an impact at the moment and the winter season is never a good time for bars and restaurants.”last_img read more

Greggs reveals ambition to expand overseas

first_imgGreggs could open stores outside the UK after CEO Ken McMeikan revealed that he is eyeing international expansion as a way to maintain growth in the longer term.Greggs plans to grow the number of its stores in the UK from around 1,500 to over 2,000 in the next five to seven years, but McMeikan said he is also keen to expand internationally.”I am of the conviction that Greggs could grow internationally. You only need to look at the brands that have made that leap and have gone around the world companies such as Starbucks, the likes of Subway, McDonald’s and others. They sell a number of products that we sell at Greggs, such as coffee and hot drinks. We also have a very big market in terms of sandwiches, so along with savouries and bread rolls, these are products that will transfer across different country boundaries,” McMeikan told The Financial Times. “There is a great growth opportunity for Greggs outside the UK. But the priority at the moment is growth in the UK.”McMeikan’s comments came despite Greggs’ unsuccessful foray into Belgium in 2003, where it built up a small chain of 10 shops only to close them in 2008, following losses.Shore Capital analyst Darren Shirley said Greggs’ previous move into Belgium had “lacked conviction and a clear strategy”, but welcomed a possible second attempt at international growth. “Ken has big ambitions for Greggs in the UK to take the company well over 2,000 stores over the next five years, but it makes sense to explore new markets,” he said. “Greggs’ core categories of bread and savouries could be something different on the Continent where they have a culture of individual deli-based businesses.”last_img read more

Bon Iver Debuts New Album At Eaux Claires Festival, Feat. Bruce Hornsby [Full Set Video]

first_imgBon Iver announced his third full-length LP, 22, A Million, on Friday, after five years of studio silence. On the evening of said special announcement, Justin Vernon led the band to perform the entire album, in full, at his own festival Eaux Claires Music Festival in Wisconsin. A surprising move, to say the least, for any band — to perform an album live on the same day of its announcement — made for an incredibly special evening for festival attendees.Ready to hit stores on September 30th via Jagjaguwar Records, you can listen to the full set now, which includes the entire new album, with songs like “21 M♢♢N WATER”, “22 (OVER S88N)”, and “33 “GOD”, along with an encore that includes some new takes on past Bon Iver favorites “Minnesota, WI” and a very special “Beth/Rest” featuring Bruce Hornsby.Enjoy these live versions of the upcoming 22, A Million, by Bon Iver, courtesy of YouTube user cookiecrumblemusic. While the video says less about the album, it’s the audio worth paying attention to:Bon Iver @ Eaux Claires Music Festival 8/12/16:22 (OVER S88N)10 d E A T h b R E a s T715 – CREEKS33 “GOD”29 #Strafford APTS666 ʇ21 M♢♢N WATER8 (circle)____45_____00000 MillionEncore:Beach Baby (with The Staves)Minnesota, WI (New arrangement)Creature FearBeth/Rest (with Bruce Hornsby) (New arrangement)[via CoS]last_img read more

Ween Brings The Boognish To Burlington For Sunday Set On Lake Champlain Waterfront [Photos/Videos]

first_imgOn Sunday night, Ween made their way to Burlington, VT’s Waterfront Park to round out this past weekend’s Lake Champlain Maritime Festival lineup, which also featured Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band on Thursday and Twiddle‘s Tumble Down on Friday and Saturday. The band’s Sunday performance saw them work through a number of setlist staples including parts 1, 5, and 3 of “The Stallion” suite and the 2018 live debuts of “Pink Eye (On My Leg)”, “Demon Sweat”, and “Fluffy”.Below, you can watch a selection of videos from Ween’s Waterfront Park set via YouTube user monihampton and view a gallery of photos from the performance courtesy of photographer Bahram Foroughi.“Did You See Me?”“She Wanted To Leave”“The Stallion Pt. 1”, “The Stallion Pt. 5”“Japanese Cowboy”“Albino Sunburned Girl”“Waving My Dick In The Wind”“Object”“Never Squeal On The Pusher”“Captain”“The Stallion Pt. 3”“Happy Colored Marbles”“Pink Eye (On My Leg)”“Exactly Where I’m At”“I’ll Be Your Jonny On The Spot” > Improv > “Demon Sweat”, “Can’t Put My Finger On It”“Fluffly”View VideosNext up for Ween is a sold-out two-night run in Troutdale, OR on Friday, August 17th and Saturday, August 18th. For a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates, head to their website.Setlist: Ween | Waterfront Park | Burlington, VT | 7/29/18Set: Did You See Me?, She Wanted to Leave, The Stallion pt 1, The Stallion pt 5, Japanese Cowboy, The Grobe, Boy’s Club, Voodoo Lady, Albino Sunburned Girl, Waving My Dick in the Wind, Waving My Dick in the Wind (reprise), Gabrielle, I Gots a Weasel, I Gots a Weasel (reprise), Object, Never Squeal> Drums> Never Squeal, Ice Castles> The Final Alarm, Captain, The Stallion pt 3, Buckingham Green, Happy Colored Marbles, Pink Eye (On My Leg), The HIV Song, Exactly Where I’m At, Sorry Charlie, I’ll Be Your Jonny on the Spot> Improvisation> Demon Sweat, I Can’t Put My Finger on ItEncore: Fluffy– soundcheck: Bananas and Blow, Transitions, Mango Woman– Improvisation begins with Dean on keys, without Gene and Glenn. Glenn, then Gene, join Dean on keyboards for a three man key jam, then Dean switches to drums and Claude to guitar. Improv concludes with Gene and Glenn on keys, Dean on drums, Claude on guitar, and always reliable Dave Dreiwitz on bass.Ween | Waterfront Park | Burlington, VT | 7/29/18 | Photos: Bahram Foroughi Photo: Bahram Foroughi Load remaining imageslast_img read more

FILM: Protect Bears Ears, Utah

first_imgJosh Ewing began visiting the Bears Ears region of southeastern Utah to climb at Indian Creek and explore the local archaeology. But when he gave up a 6-figure salary in advertizing to move to the town of Bluff, he saw degradation from oil drilling, looting, and careless visitors. Ewing knew simply loving a place was no longer enough. “If I’m going to be working my ass off, I want to be working my ass off for something I really care about.” He was asked to head up the organization “Friends of Cedar Mesa” and is working to protect it.  #ProtectBearsEarslast_img

9 social media marketing solutions for credit unions

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Social media presents opportunities for banks and credit unions to generate meaningful connections with customers and members, attract desirable consumers and achieve ongoing business initiatives. With improved targeting, enhanced advertising, compliance support, developments in ROI tracking and more, social media now has the potential to play a meaningful role in your financial institution’s marketing plan.by: Brenna Keough, Digital Strategist at ZAG InteractiveWho said banking is boring? Okay, so maybe savings accounts and mortgage loans aren’t the top trending topics on Twitter. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t talk about them on social channels. It just means you have to treat them in a way that makes them approachable, relevant and interesting. That is what social media marketing allows banks and credit unions to do — communicate with existing and prospective consumers in a way that is personal and relatable, while achieving quantifiable business results.Social media is ubiquitous, so to stay relevant, financial marketers will need to understand the capabilities and opportunities of various social media platforms. With a unique ability to establish and maintain relationships, financial institutions will need to embrace, resource and advocate for social media as an integral ingredient in their overall marketing mix.1. Creating ConnectionsSocial media facilitates two-way communication and enables banks and credit unions to talk with — not simply to — customers and members. Financial Social Media reports that 44% of mass affluent consumers that use social media interact with financial institutions specifically. Interacting with customers and members on social media cultivates mutually beneficial, stronger relationships, which can contribute to brand loyalty and customer satisfaction. continue reading »last_img read more

Proposed banking overhaul sets up high-stakes battle

first_img 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Kevin CirilliThe chairman of the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday proposed the largest overhaul of financial rules since the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law, pinning his hopes for passage of the sweeping bill on a small group of moderate Democrats.Sen. Richard Shelby’s (R-Ala.) plan, detailed in a 216-page “discussion draft,” centers on provisions that would dramatically raise the threshold that determines which banks are labeled “systemically important” and thus subject to more stringent federal supervision.The proposal aims to ease regulations on smaller banks and credit unions, while also making structural changes at the Federal Reserve designed to increase transparency and shift more influence to the central bank’s regional outposts.Shelby intends to move legislation forward quickly, and is looking to the panel’s centrists for crucial support. continue reading »last_img read more

Creating intelligent branch banking experiences to drive growth opportunities

first_img continue reading » Financial institutions are taking a fresh look at the brick-and-mortar branch – location, size, offerings, staffing and technology – to create a new banking experience for their accountholders. Innovative self-service capabilities such as interactive teller machines (ITMs) are at the forefront of new approaches to branch banking, blurring the line between the physical and digital worlds.Far from becoming obsolete, the reinvented branch is a key growth strategy for many financial institutions, including Sunmark Federal Credit Union. To create a presence in new communities and strengthen bottom-line results, the Albany, NY, credit union recently opened two smaller, more digitally focused branches that feature self-service ITMs. Sunmark’s vice president and CIO, Darryl Enfield, said the response to the new branches has been overwhelmingly positive.“Some in the industry say to abandon brick-and-mortar, stop building additional branches and move everything to mobile and online,” Enfield said. “But our members really do value the branch experience and have embraced self-service capabilities.” ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more