More roles coming in thick and fast…

I’ve got some great new roles coming in looking for someone like you to fill them, yes, you.

I have these active roles at the moment, if you’re interested in any of them, get in touch:

  • Sales and Marketing Executive – leading multi-platform agency in Covent Garden [3-5 years experience] £25-30k + uncapped commission
  • Community Manager – fun social media agency in Farringdon [2-3 years experience] £25-30k basic
  • Digital Account Manager x 2 – fab social media agency in Farringdon [3-4 years experience] £30-35k
  • Digital Account Manager – creative social media agency in Kingston [3-5 years experience] £30-35k
  • Senior Digital Account Manager/AD – creative social media consultancy in Kingston [6+ years exp] £40-45k
  • Social Media Account Manager – creative social media consultancy in Kingston [2-4 years exp] £30-35k
  • Social Media Content Manager – digital agency near Goodge St [2-3 years exp] £180-250p.d

These are amongst some of the others coming on each day, so if you’re interested or know some one who is, please get in touch.


You know you want to.


I hate time-wasting recruiters

Why do some recruiters call you up to tell you about a fantastic opportunity, when really all they want is your details to spam the shit out of your inbox at a later date? What’s the point? I don’t see the point, do you? I’m a recruiter, if I have a job for you, I’ll get in touch, if I don’t, I’d rather be honest with you and let you know what I do and don’t have, and if I can’t help you, I’ll forward you to someone who might be able to instead.

It really gets my goat, when cowboy recruiters feel the need to get in touch and give their sales pitch about that awesome job down in who-gives-a-crap-place, paying up to £40k, that is soooo perfect for you, but really it’s a con, there is nothing, apart from, ‘you must come in and register with us with your passport, your driving license, your goldfish’s date of birth and sign these documents that make you our property for ever *cue evil laugh*.’ No.

Don’t waste my time. I hate it. Waste my time, you go into the blocked calls zone on my phone. And don’t ask me to connect on LinkedIn, only to want to gain access to my connections.

I don’t want to time waste my candidates either. I don’t see the point. I’m new setting up by myself, so although I have roles across the industry, I don’t have as many as a recruitment agency might do. I’m slowly building up my network of candidates and clients, but it’s just me, so although I work 14 hours a day, am available all the time on the phone, or email or Twitter or Facebook or LinkedIn, it is just me, no resourcer [yet], so if I don’t have something, I’ll tell you. I’m an upfront, straight to the top, a chatty, fun recruiter who builds on good relationships with my candidates and clients.

If you disagree and think I’ve been crap, feel free to comment.



History of the Internet: 1969 – 2012 [Infographic]

AVG, the antivirus and anti-spyware security software company have created an infographic focusing on the major viruses and major steps the Internet has taken to arrive to where it is today. Most of us, especially kids these days take the internet for granted. I mean, I have a fit if my internet is down, God help Virgin Media when my broadband goes down, I turn into the devil.

There’s not a day goes by that I’m not tapping away on the internet, watching something on YouTube, tweeting about whatever or Facebooking my friends about whatever crap I had seen that day that they had to hear about. Apart from myself and my social friends [all my online girls and guy friends], my family aren’t that bothered about the internet but most of them don’t realise that emailing involves the internet.

This infographic brings us to a new level of awareness as it addresses the progression of the Internet. It is important that we do not treat it as an assumed luxury; however, it is incredibly difficult not to.


Tattoo Shop Finds New Way To Hire Candidates

Usually the bog standard way of getting a candidate to apply for a job is through an online application. Rarely do people now-a-days pop into an office and apply for a role. But this is where a person’s creativity is limited. A tattoo studio in Istanbul, Turkey called Bergge Tattoo has a creative way of getting their candidates to apply for a new job. They ask all of their candidates to fill in a QR code before giving them an application form to make sure no shaky hands get past the bar. This great idea was developed by the BÜRO advertising agency in Istanbul and launched last December and has seen a number of skilled artists apply for their Tattoo Artist roles in their new studio. If done properly, the candidate with the best precision, skill and creativity gets the role.

By carefully filling in the QR code, the studio can see who is set for a career as a Tattoo Artist within their studio and who hasn’t.




CEO’s should follow in Sir Richard Branson’s footsteps and use social media [infographic]

Sir Richard Branson knows how to use social media. You would think so with his brilliant ability to keep the world updated with the latest info, gossip, details and news about his ever-expanding business. What started as a bootstrapped mail-order record retailer that he founded in 1970 is now an empire of more than 300 companies in 30 countries that span diverse industries such as music, travel, health and beyond. On Twitter, Richard has over 3 million followers, he has a Facebook account with over 378k fans and over 4 million people have him in circles on Google+. He knows how to communicate with his audience through his brand and he knows how to do it well. Sir Richard Branson is just one of a very few who know how to use social media. Some CEO’s just can’t be bothered or maybe don’t understand the concept of using social media and how it really can make a difference with their business. If a business has used social media and a CEO thinks it doesn’t work, you’re doing something wrong. In this day and age everyone needs some exposure across social media to help their business.

This great infographic by MBA Online shows how CEO’s should use social media. It’s never too late to get started.


Facebook finally releases their new Facebook Phone Except it’s erm SHIT

3 years we have all been promised a phone that will change the future of Facebook and mobile. 3 years we have been waiting for a phone [with the help of HTC, I think] for something that will make our eyes twinkle, our tummies flutter and our brains explode with excitement. 3 years to this… a disappointment. Last Thursday, jeans and t-shirt wearing Facebook  owner Zuckerberg launched their ‘Facebook phone,’ a phone that doesn’t do any of the above because all it really actually is, just an app. Way to go Zuckerberg, where’s the excitement in that?

The app boringly called ‘Facebook Home’ is aimed at users to have access to Facebook ALL the time.  Who actually wants access to Facebook all the time? I use Facebook a few hours of the day personally and probably professionally too but have access ALL the time? Who would want to do that? The billion dollar social network insists the app doesn’t have any access to privacy settings and that anything on your pre-existing phone won’t be altered and your controls will work exactly the same when using the app at all times.  Apparently you can switch it off if you get tired of seeing your friends popping up all the time talking about their stuff, constantly whilst you’re texting your nan. It’s just some shit excuse for something exciting from the social network because Zuckerberg has absolutely no idea how to make his company a little more awesome that it once used to be. Mate, think about it, maybe it’s time to take a chill pill and think of something that is justifiable within the social media world.

Commentators are freaking out the detailed data that could be mined from home users could intrude on private life and many have taken issue with the claim that home put people, not apps, at the heart of the mobile experience, saying it would help Facebook sell ads. Mark Zuckerberg showed off the new app at Facebook’s campus in a presentation, where he said it was an attempt to do away with app-centred systems that were a legacy of the computer world in which people clicked on an icon to start a program. Once installed on the Smartphone device, the Home app takes over the lock screen and main display by then turning it into a live feed of information, notifications and images we Facebook users already are sharing on the Facebook news feed already.

So far this has bothered a few geeks, Facebook lovers and industry watchers including Om Malik of tech news website GigaOm who said

This application erodes any idea of privacy. If you install this, then it is very likely that Facebook is going to be able to track your every move, and every little action.

I don’t have a HTC phone or similar to be able to use Facebook Home but the idea of having my privacy ripped away from me makes the idea of using the app daunting and I’d rather go back to my secondary school brick phone than risk all that with an app. I love using my Facebook on my laptop, on my iPhone and on my iPad but however much I do use the site is down to me, the thing is, I don’t want it all the time clogging up my phone with other people’s endless crap about whatever at ever second of the day. That’s why I keep my usage how I like it, controlled. I log on when I want to and log off when I want to. Maybe Facebook need to understand they’re not going to be around for ever, something bigger and better no doubt will come into the ranks and catapult Facebook into space, but until then Zuckerberg needs to stop thinking it’s more important  than it actually is. If everyone wanted a phone, Zuckerberg should stop his minions firing up ideas and instead approach the people to get a better idea of what is wanted, just a thought.

I’d be interested to hear what users of the Facebook Home app say after a couple of months using it. Maybe times may change and I’ll have been wrong, but until then, I’ll keep my privacy close and Facebook on a log on, log off basis.


Dannii Introduces New Social Media Consultancy

Hello, hello. So, if anyone knows me, they would know that I recently started up a social media consultancy helping recruitment agencies and small businesses find their voice online, communicate with their audience and increase traffic to their website and business.

Just to get the intro’s going, I thought what better way than pinging this across a little more about what my social media consultancy is and how it may in fact help you.


Social Comoonnity is a social media consultancy based in West London and is the brain child of award-winning social media community manager Danielle Moon. Danielle noticed a gap in the market where companies didn’t know how to brand themselves online and helps them find their voice.

Social Comoonnity covers all core functional disciplines within Employer Branding, Community Management, Social Media and Digital Marketing.

How do we do this?

  • We listen to you and your audience
  • We find your voice
  • We identify key influencers
  • We develop the best creative campaigns that work across all platforms

If you’re looking to expand your online presence, feel like a penny lost in a big well or not hitting your target market like you think you should, contact me now on 07880 364 781 or email me at danielle@socialcomoonnity.com