Damien Timmer, Mammoth Screen, London. ‘SMMS has really boosted our audience engagement. They have been promoting Poldark from the get go with fun & engaging content. They gathered behind the scenes material, developed a great relationship with our talent, worked closely with our production teams and have helped us ‘trend’ week-after-week. I couldn’t be happier.’


Lee Frater, Business Growth Hub, Manchester. “We commissioned Social Media Makes Sense to deliver a series of 6 two day ‘Digitally Savvy’ practical workshops to help 95 of our (mainly)  female business clients from across Greater Manchester region to build functioning business Facebook and Twitter pages. Plus information on how to develop social media strategies, tips and tricks of scheduling posts and further useful information about the Cloud, Mailchimp, and other free marketing tools available on the internet.

“We received excellent feedback about the training, and had a very high retention rate over the two days.

“Additionally, Social Media Makes Sense delivered 10 ‘How To’ videos for the launch of our new digital TV website, again producing useful instructions for using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn all aimed at helping local businesses improve their online marketing presence using free tools.

“We are very happy with both the delivery and the positive results achieved by the attendees.”

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Sally Mansfield, The Skills Company, Manchester. “We commissioned Joanna to deliver a series of social media workshops to our business customers. We were delighted with the very positive feedback from our clients and with Joanna’s responsiveness to our requirements when we first discussed our ideas for the workshops. She listened and understood exactly what we were trying to achieve. One of our customers said, “The trainer was excellent, she delivered the courses in such a way that it was easy to understand and gave us some really great ideas that we have been able to put into practice.”
We were so pleased with the results we will be running more workshops in the coming months. Thanks Joanna.”


Caroline Lord, MMU. ‘We asked Joanna to provide us with training for our current students who are working to support the transition of new students into MMU.  She pitched the session perfectly to suit the mixed audience of staff and students and we have booked Joanna again.  I have absolutely no hesitation is recommending her.  She is a rising star and definitely one to watch for the future.’


Martin Wenner, Laythams Holiday Lets Retreat, Clitheroe. “May I just say what a pleasure it has been working with you, Jo, and your team this last two years. And continues to be. Your flair, guidance, problem-solving and energy represent a can-do approach which we at Laythams recognise has been a major contribution to getting us “on the map”, and in a fresh new way. There’s a lot of day-to-day detail and hard unseen work, as you know better than anyone, in the way you support and develop the Laythams web presence. Hence, the unique offerings at Laythams are being communicated increasingly and the hard work we ourselves are putting in is being rewarded with a growing business. Here’s to an continuing fruitful business partnership! Thank you!”


Ann Durrell, Director of Development at homes4u, Manchester. ‘After attending training sessions on Social Media with Joanna I was so impressed that I booked her to deliver training to my management team. Feedback from the sessions was fantastic, everyone agreed that the training was delivered in an easy to understand and professional manner. I would totally recommend Joanna for any of your social media training needs.’

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Pamela Bateman, Display Pack Ltd, Manchester. “I recently attended one of Jo’s social media and LinkedIn workshops and felt enlightened and empowered by what I learnt. I can’t recommend Jo enough; Her knowledge, energy, enthusiasm and passion for Social Media and LinkedIn is infectious! I was so impressed that I employed SMMS and Jo to carry out some training with our marketing apprentice on a one-to-one basis. Jo’s delivery of the programme was not only informative but easy to put into practice. We are already seeing the benefits of this training in the levels of engagement we are now getting on social media. Thank you Jo for making what seemed like a daunting new learning curve easy, exciting and very enjoyable.”

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Nick Holmes, M I Cloud Informatics Limited, Manchester. “Jo really, really knows LinkedIn and how to use it as a tool to grow your business.

Her course was fruitful, great value for money and gave me an immediate Return On Investment.

If you are serious about using LinkedIn to grow your business, I wholeheartedly recommend that you go and see her.”


Sharon De Mascia, the LinkedIn course, Jo gave me some advice on how to improve my profile and I have been amazed at the difference that changing a few words has made! I now find that senior people in large corporations are now keen to connect with me on LinkedIn. Thanks SMMS.

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Ed Beattie, Through Marketing, Chesire. “The social media session hosted by Jo from SMMS was insightful, informative and enjoyable.

Jo obviously knows her stuff and by using real life experiences and examples was able to really bring the seminar to life to aid greater understanding of the issues.

The Q&A session at the end was a great idea and I picked up plenty of useful hints, tips and advice. The best social media seminar I’ve attended for quite some time and I was made to feel very welcome.

Thank you and looking forward to the next one.

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Dawn Cretney, Enterprising Youth C.I.C, Manchester. “Joanna has a great ability to help you understand social media in a really short timeframe and help you create impact. I attended some of Joanna’s training and 2 days later designed my first ever marketing campaign for some training I was delivering. I posted my advert once in FB as a test and within 12 hours 45 people had registered interest!”


Keri Jamison, KeriKit, Macclesfield. ‘Jo has been instrumental to the start up of my business. through one to one meetings, Jo has guided me through all formats of social media to ensure I get the very best from each platform. I was totally new to twitter but now with Jo’s support I feel confident I can help it drive my business.’

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Chrissi Nadin, All About Venues. ‘I found the training SMMS provided really helpful. I now know what I need to do to market our business, make valuable connections and drive sales via Social Media. Jo not only showed me how to use it platform effectively but also gave us lots of ideas on how to create engaging marketing online. I have no doubt I will be calling upon SMMS services again in the near future – such a breath of fresh air thank you!!’