Monthly Archives: January 2016

Get Ahead VAArchives

Client of the Month: FabLittleBag®

FabLittleBag® is a discreet eco-friendly little bag to dispose of used tampons. The bag can then be sealed securely with one hand using patented finger loops. This innovative and brand new product has been designed, developed and manufactured by inventor Martha Silcott.

Martha’s vision for the FabLittleBag was born nearly 20 years ago when she stopped being a guilty flusher and hated the alternative options of wrapping in loo roll or using nappy sacks. But it took another decade or so to bring this idea to reality, resulting in her giving up her normal, sensible and well paid job in Financial Services to focus on taking FabLittleBag to market. Martha was able to negotiate a deal with Waitrose and Ocado whom exclusively sell FabLittleBag in 140 stores across the UK.


How to measure your results from Social Media

Here at Get Ahead VA we have experts in a huge variety of fields.  From Accounting to Admin, Hootsuite to Holiday cover, Email Marketing to Excel, our experts can add value to many aspects of your business.  In our current Expert Showcase series our VAs are delivering some of this expertise to you, with a series of ‘How to’ guides to help you get the best ‘bang for your buck’ in your business.

In this month’s guide Jenny, one of our social media experts, talks about how to measure the success of your social media activity. (more…)

Why size really does matter for PR images

Journalists are busy people, bombarded with story ideas and press releases every day.  For your news story to stand out and get noticed it needs to get many things right – be relevant, specific, interesting enough, with a catchy headline etc.  It also needs to have the right images.  Not having the right images can make or break that once in a lifetime opportunity to get your brand featured across the local, national or even international news.

Whether you are contacting journalists yourself or outsourcing it to other PR professionals, having the right images is vital.  You need to be prepared for all types of media, with images that are small enough for website and email use – and large enough for print.  Just as you tailor your approach to each media outlet with your covering email and press release, you also need to tailor the images you send – low resolution for an online only publication but high resolution for print media.