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The Social Sunday

The Social Sunday

By Hannah Isted
Welcome to the Social Sunday podcast! I’m Hannah Isted, I run HI Communications and I love helping small businesses with their marketing. The Social Sunday Podcast is all about making marketing easy for small business owners. Find out more on my website
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1. Making Content Creation Easy

The Social Sunday

45. Why experimentation is good for your business
How often do you experiment in your business? If you're looking for a way to mix things up, why not try something new with your marketing or offerings? In this episode I talk about why experimenting can be a brilliant way to improve your marketing and why now is the best time!  If you'd like to join The Best 90 Days Ever click here to sign up! 
June 26, 2022
44. How to promote your business over summer
If you want to get prepared for summer join my free workshop Get Your Summer Marketing Sorted! It's free for members of The Best 90 Days Ever. Click here to find out more - 
June 19, 2022
43. We're halfway through the year!
We're halfway through the year! How are you feeling about the next 6 months? In this episode, we look at setting goals and planning content for the summer. What is going to motivate you? How do you want to feel? Find me on Instagram and let me know! If you're interested in joining The Best 90 Days Ever and getting access to our free summer content workshop, join the waitlist here! 
June 12, 2022
42. How to have a scroll free summer
Are you starting to think about summer? Maybe you’re planning time off or how you’re going to fit in work and rest over the next few months? There is a way to slow down and still sell. You don’t have to lose momentum and stop promoting your products or services completely, but you can have a scroll free summer. If you love scrolling there’s no shade here (dya get it? A little sunshine reference) but you might find these tips useful!  The Best 90 Days Ever starts again on 1st July. If you'd like to be the first to know when doors open, sign up to the waitlist here -
June 05, 2022
41. Marketing hacks to try today
Welcome back to The Social Sunday Podcast! After a little break, I'm back with some marketing hacks and tips to save you time and energy. I've also included some tips from the amazing members of The Best 90 Days Ever, my 3-month membership which starts again on 1st July.  If you'd like to sign up for the waitlist just add your email address here - 
May 29, 2022
40. Liz Mosley - Branding and graphic design for small business owners
In this episode I speak to Liz Mosley about branding, graphic design and reflecting on this year! This is a brilliant episode to help you get clear on your branding for the new year and go into 2022 feeling clear and consistent. Enjoy!  Read more about Liz's course here - 
December 19, 2021
39. Maddy Shine - Why being visible is important for your business
If you want to go into 2022 being more visible in your business, listen to this! Maddy is the queen of visibility and gives so much useful advice, from SEO to blogging and how to help your business get found. Enjoy! 
December 12, 2021
38. How to improve your confidence on social media
In this podcast I want to talk to you about how you can improve your confidence when it comes to social media, and this will look different for everyone. I’m not suggesting we all jump in with a live video or a silly reel, but it’s good to have a goal or an aim that we can try and work towards. I hope this episode will help. Enjoy! 
December 05, 2021
37. Sian Childs - Personal Training and Marketing, Accountability and Consistency
In this episode I speak to Personal Trainer Sian about accountability, consistency and how many similarities there are with exercise and marketing! If you'd like to find out more about Project Six visit Sian's website here - 
November 28, 2021
36. How to create content when you’re feeling stuck
Creating content should be the fun part of marketing, but so many of my clients fall at the first hurdle and have no idea what to post. Getting going again after a break isn’t impossible, but it’s harder than when you’re posting every day and your content is flowing. It’s even better when you’re excited to share it! This episode has 4 ways to help you create content again. Enjoy!
November 21, 2021
35. 3 ways to save time on social media
If you are feeling the pressure to be constantly creating, promoting your business and sharing online give this a listen. It's got 3 ways that I use to save myself spending too much time online, but still being able to promote my business. Enjoy!
November 14, 2021
34. 4 steps for social media success
Have you ever wondered how a Social Media Manager would run your accounts? In this podcast I talk about the 4 steps you need for social media success and how you can learn to manage your own platforms to create engaging and consistent content. Find out more about my new course Be Your Own Social Media Manager on my website here Enjoy! 
November 07, 2021
33. Are you overcomplicating your marketing?
Are you overcomplicating your marketing? People often feel overwhelmed by their marketing and don't know where to start. At its simplest marketing is just telling people what you do and how it can help them. In this episode I’ve got 5 questions to ask yourself if you think you’re overcomplicating your marketing and what you can do about it. Enjoy! 
October 31, 2021
32. Tŷ Deco - Consistency, Christmas and keeping plants alive
In this episode I spoke to Ki and Dan from Tŷ Deco about starting a business, the challenges they've faced and how being self employed isn't always as glamorous as it seems. I loved their honesty about consistency and how they got started and I hope you love this episode too. Enjoy! 
October 10, 2021
31. Creating content that is fun, lively and engaging
I’m sure we’re going to have lots of grey days coming up in October, so let’s make marketing enjoyable again and create content that is fun, lively and engaging. In this episode I show you how to create content that your audience will want to engage with and that you'll love making. Enjoy!
October 03, 2021
30. Small things that have a big impact in your business
When we're short on time, it's easy to put marketing to the bottom of the list and think that what we do won't have an impact. But in this episode I talk about the small things that are quick, easy and have a big impact on my business. They are so small you could do them every day, so imagine what doing 90 of them would be like! There's also more information about my new course, The Best 90 Days Ever which starts on 2nd October. Click here to book your place and enjoy the episode! 
September 26, 2021
29. Rachel Waring - How to use Pinterest to promote your business
Have you thought about using Pinterest for your business? In this episode Rachel shares so much useful information to help you get started and grow your Pinterest account. Enjoy! 
September 19, 2021
28. 6 ways to have the best month in your business
Are you at the stage where you're planning for the next few months in your business and the lead up to Christmas? Here are 6 ways to have the best quarter ever by growing your audience, confidence and business. Enjoy! 
September 12, 2021
27. Cath from Sadler Jones - Growing your business and changing direction
I spoke with Cath from Sadler Jones about growing her business, hiring staff and why email marketing is so important! Cath shares so much useful information about scaling a business and growing sustainably in this episode. Enjoy!
September 05, 2021
26. How to make your marketing fun again
When was the last time you had fun promoting your business? When did you last feel excited to share your posts because you knew they were useful and helpful? In this episode I’ve got three ways to help you enjoy marketing again so you that can build momentum and be consistent in your promotion. Enjoy!
August 29, 2021
25. Louis from Barrybados - Building a Business on Barry Island
I spoke with Louis Ross, owner of Barrybados, a shop and brand based on Barry Island.  We spoke about running a business during a pandemic, where it all began, how social media has changed and of course the impact of Gavin and Stacey. Enjoy! 
August 22, 2021
24. Clair from Up Write - Improving Your Mindset and Marketing
I spoke with Clair, a copywriting, marketing and mindset expert (and also an amazing business friend) about building confidence and what to do when you're worried other people won't like your social media posts. Listen to this if you need a boost of bravery! 
August 15, 2021
23. Helen from Coaching By Helen - Creativity, Coaching and the Challenges of Being Self-Employed
I absolutely loved this episode with Helen Jane Campbell. We covered so many interesting topics around coaching, using your creativity, what your brand would taste like and finding your squad. I love this episode and I hope you do too! Enjoy! 
August 08, 2021
22. Beth from Bethany Lavin Photography - Using Images and Video on Social Media
In this episode I talk to Beth from Bethany Lavin Photography about *those* Instagram changes, how to make the most of your brand images, being visible in your business and why light is your best friend. Enjoy!
August 01, 2021
21. Jess from Wynter Isabelle - Running a Bridal Boutique During Lockdown
In this episode I talk to Jess from Wynter Isabelle Bridal Boutique about the wedding industry, starting a business and how even a car crashing into the front of her shop isn't going to stop her from helping her brides. Enjoy! 
July 25, 2021
20. Making a 6 month plan
We're almost half way through 2021! In this episode I talk about making plans for the second half of the year and how to break things down into smaller steps. Enjoy! 
June 20, 2021
19. How to spend less time on your marketing
One of the most common things I hear from small business owners is either they don’t have enough time or that marketing is taking too long. Here are a few ways to save time on your marketing, so you have time for the other things you love. Enjoy! 
June 13, 2021
18. What to do if your Engagement is Down
There are so many reasons that your posts aren’t being seen. But there are things that can be done if your engagement has taken a nose dive so here are a few ideas to get things going again. Enjoy! 
June 06, 2021
17. 5 things that are stopping you marketing your business
Most of us know we should be promoting our small business online but there are always things that get in the way. Here are 5 common hurdles I hear that stop us from using marketing to help our businesses. Enjoy! 
May 30, 2021
16. Amy from Awesome Wales - Starting a Zero Waste Business
In this episode I speak to Amy from Awesome Wales in Barry and Cowbridge about starting a zero waste business, opening a new shop during a pandemic and how important your community is when you're running a business. Enjoy! 
May 23, 2021
15. 6 Marketing Mistakes
There are 6 marketing mistakes that I often see small businesses making and they are mistakes I've made myself too. Here's what I've learnt and how get the most out of your marketing. Enjoy! 
May 16, 2021
14. Documenting on Social Media
When you want to show up online, it’s so much easier to document rather than put pressure on yourself to constantly create. This episode has 4 tips to help you document your journey on social media. Enjoy! 
May 09, 2021
13. Just Getting Started
When it comes to our business, sometimes we have decisions that we need to just go for, and sometimes it’s about waiting until the time is right. This episode is all about just getting started. Enjoy! 
May 02, 2021
12. Getting Your Motivation Back
Motivation comes and goes when you're running a business or running a marathon! Here are 3 ways to get your mojo back when your motivation has disappeared. Enjoy! 
April 25, 2021
11. Launching Your Product or Service
Launching my first group course The 5 Day Newsletter Fix has been full of lessons. In this podcast I talk about what I would do again next time and the things I would change. Enjoy!  
April 18, 2021
10. Stepping Out of your Comfort Zone
Marketing is about constantly getting out of your comfort zone and it's true what they say, it's where the best things happen! In this episode I talk about reels, newsletters and what it feels like launching something new. This is the final day to sign up to The 5 Day Newsletter Fix, visit my website here Enjoy! 
April 11, 2021
9. 5 Newsletter Myths
I often hear reasons why starting a newsletter is hard or scary, but when you get going it doesn't seem that difficult after all. In this podcast I talk about 5 newsletter myths I often hear and why they aren't true for your business! If you'd like to find out more about The 5 Day Newsletter Fix, visit my website Enjoy! 
April 04, 2021
8. One Year of my Newsletter
The Social Sunday Newsletter has just turned one! In this episode I look at the good things (and the bad) of having a newsletter for your small business. Enjoy!
March 28, 2021
7. Keeping your marketing consistent
Consistency - what does it really mean? In this podcast I explain the 5 things to do to promote my business every single week. Enjoy! 
March 21, 2021
6. Future Marketing
How often do you think about the marketing that 'future you' will benefit from? If you ever feel like you have no time to market your business because you’re so busy, this podcast will show you how to make the most of the marketing work you've already done. Enjoy!
March 14, 2021
5. How to be an Expert
Why is being an expert important for your small business and how can you show your audience your skills and knowledge? Here's 3 tips to help. Enjoy! 
March 07, 2021
4. Small Business Gifts
There are so many ways to support small businesses, this episode is all about the gifts you can give, and if you're a small business - how to ask for them! Enjoy!  
February 28, 2021
3. The Pros and Cons of PR
In this episode of The Social Sunday I talk about the pros and cons of a piece of PR I received last year! Enjoy! 
February 21, 2021
2. Marketing Your Business in 10 Minutes
Marketing doesn't need to take ages. It doesn't need to be hard and complicated. In this episode I talk about my top 5 Tea Break Tips and how they can help you market your business in just 10 minutes. Enjoy!
February 14, 2021
1. Making Content Creation Easy
Who says that content creation needs to be difficult? In this episode of The Social Sunday I explain my content creation circle which helps to make posting for your business and reaching a new audience easy and simple! Enjoy!
February 07, 2021
The Social Sunday Introduction
Welcome to the Social Sunday podcast! I’m Hannah Isted, I run HI Communications and I love helping small businesses with their marketing. The Social Sunday Podcast is named after my weekly newsletter, the Social Sunday and is all about making marketing easy for small business owners. Listen to this quick introduction to find out more!
February 03, 2021