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Manleys achieves major result against social media giant

CHESTER UK, November 9th 2022 – Manleys Solicitors has highlighted the complex world of social media defamation after a major client victory this week. The Chester law firm bagged its client an out-of-court settlement after alleged libel and data protection breaches on one of the biggest social media platforms.

The claimant had complained to the platform operator about a statement posted on it, but it failed to respond. Due to legal reasons, the parties cannot be named but the poster remained unidentifiable throughout the case.

Jessica Turner, Solicitor at Manleys said: “This matter has highlighted how operators of websites – including social media in England and Wales – are still liable for defamatory statements posted on their platforms by third parties, even when it is not possible for the complainant to identify the original poster of the content.”

The matter also highlighted that those bringing defamation claims against operators of websites, should ensure that their notice of complaint strictly complies with the requirements set out within the Defamation Act 2013.

Jessica added: “Defamation can be a complicated area of law, and it is understandable that the general public might not know about their right to complain about online content, how to complain, who to or even what their complaint must contain!”

“It’s no shock that some social media platforms do little to help their users report defamatory material, which if allowed to remain unchecked and online, can have a catastrophic impact on the reputations and lives of those affected.”

“When establishing a claim, it doesn’t matter whether a defendant has launched a deliberate attack on your reputation, is mocking you or has shared another defamatory post.”

“Even with Elon Musk’s $44 million Twitter takeover, stemming from an original plea to restore free speech, it’s unlikely that those libelled on some forms of social media will find it any easier to report defamation.”

If a social media post is read and serious reputational damage has been suffered, then someone could pursue a claim for online libel. Generally, the more followers the offender has, the greater the likelihood of reputational damage.

Defamation specialists Jessica and her team at Manleys are poised for the next cases and can assist anyone who believes they have been defamed on any of the social media platforms.

For more information, contact Manleys or 01244 230000

Make Money From Home – Great Options

Every single hour of every day, people ask how they can get out of the 9-5, and jump in to freelancing or running a home business. There is no easy way to say this, but it is probably better that you don’t quit your job just yet. Instead, you should start thinking about your options for a side hustle income, how will you manage your money, contract management, and more. For many, it comes from a need to earn more money, and for others, it is about fulfillment. There is no wrong reason to want to make money from home. So here are some suggestions that can get your creative juices flowing, and begin thinking about what you can do.


Probably the most obvious way to make money from home in recent years. It is quick and free to create a website, and you can build it in about 20 minutes. It helps if you have a niche in mind. Beauty, business, investments, savings, and so on. The more niche you are, the more you are going to be appealing for a specific set of clients and readers. In fact, you can make money by people reading your work if you have a few well-placed adverts. 


Online teaching is really popular right now. It helps busy people expand their knowledge in particular areas. They pay for the cost of a course or even a single session, and you deliver them. Interestingly you don’t need to do these live. You can record all of the content in advance and use a content delivery system to have the links and videos delivered to inboxes. 

Social Media

If you spend most of the day scrolling twitter and facebook, imagine how much sweeter it would be to do that – and get paid. You’ll need to learn the ins and outs of campaign management, and learn how automation plays a part in social media management. But you can get a sweet rolling contract with a client and fill billable hours with ease. 

Virtual Assistant

If you are very organized, (even if not in your own life), you can put that set of skills to work and start being a VA for people. They usually only require specific tasks that will need to be repeated every month or week. Making the work predictable and meaning that you can use various tools to keep you on track. 

Life Coach

If you have a background in personal development, or it is something that you are currently working on, then Life Coach might be for you. You will be spending your days helping people realize their potential, clarify life goals, and more. You can do groups or 1-on-1 and what you will charge will depend on your client base. For example, a single mom looking for direction will have a different budget to a CEO who has years of big success and wants more in life. 


This might be one of the more difficult ones, photography is a really competitive business. But if you have a good eye, and a decent kit, you can start offering sessions at a price that you think will work. You can charge a range of different fees, but for most people, any day work will be excess of $700. You’ll probably need to take a course in getting your photography business off the ground

Social Media is to blame for suicides, Branding company Spread awareness video

As another week comes to an end and the UK’s Brexit decision and teen knife crime dominate the media… there is an epidemic sweeping across our nation “under the cloak of night.” There are millions of teenagers struggling with depression and mental anxiety, the large social media networks have been facilitating these messages of self hate and sadly lives are being taken at an alarming rate…

Dozens of families have come forward and accused these social media giants of aiding their children’s suicides and now, in the wake of the death of Molly Russell a 14 year old girl who engrossed herself with disturbing posts on sites like Pinterest and Instagram, her father Ian Russell says these companies must be held accountable for the content on their sites.

British Brand Management have created an online video to build awareness about this issue affecting 1 in 3 children under the age of 16. It reenacts a very real scenario and hopes to provoke the online community to wake up and do something. After watching the reconstruction, British Brand Management invites the viewer to sign the online petition, which seeks to hold these social media companies accountable for this ever growing problem and push the issue all the way to parliament.

With the likes of ITV’s Loose Women presenter Katie Price recently airing her views on the negative effects of social media content on the youth, British Brand Management’s Director Reece Johnson states “It starts with awareness, we can’t sit back and watch our next generation fall by the waist side whilst the government debate about the difficulties of enforcing online censorship.”

Crowdfunding Platform For Social Media Pages


Fund My Page is a new crowdfunding platform designed to help social media page owners monetise their content by raising funds from their fans. Many social media pages have been stuck in a limbo for a long time, not knowing how to generate a sustainable revenue stream for doing what they love best.

Creating digital content is not easy. It takes hundreds of hours to continuously produce amazing content. There are also many costs involved that people are not aware about such as image, music and stock footage licenses.

Fund My Page has been created to help social media pages take their work to the next level by running powerful crowdfunding campaigns so that they can take their social media pages to the next level.

What’s unique about is that it not only allows you to launch campaigns but is actively involved in helping campaigns promote themselves by providing free promotional content. Each campaign has a “promotional toolbox” where the company adds free marketing material to aid their campaign efforts.

If you run a Facebook page, Twitter account or Instagram channel, you can now monetise your pages using the Fund My Page platform. It is designed exclusively for social media pages, blogs and websites. The platform takes a 5% platform fee and 3% payment processing fee.

The benefit of over other crowdfunding platforms is that it allows campaign owners to collect their funds at anytime of their campaign even if they do not reach their target. This is a huge game-changer to the crowdfunding industry.

Based in the UK, Fund My Page allows social media users all over the world to use their platform. Users can choose the currency in which they wish to collect funds. Each campaign can also add perky rewards that provide a goodwill gesture for campaign backers.

Crowdfunding has become a major source of revenue for creative artists who often lack the funds to produce content. Millions of pounds are raised everyday to help startups realise their dreams.

18 Social Media Influencers to Follow in 2018

In the digital age, social media influencers are winning the web with their presence and outstanding work. The opinion of these experts has a major impact on social media audience, that’s why so many people are following social media influencers.

In this story, we share the details of the top social media influencers who are renowned for their outstanding work. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the top 18 social media influencers to follow in 2018.

1. Jeff Bullas

Jeff Bullas is one of the most prolific and consistent social media influencers. His treasure chest of valuables can be found at Recently he was also listed as one of the top 20 global influencers of CMO’s on Forbes.

More than 5 million visitors were recorded in his blog last year. From blogs to eBooks, Jeff Bullas offers all the essential tricks and tips you need. To follow Jeff Bullas visit his website or connect with his twitter account:

2. Rand Fishkin

Rand Fishkin is a leader in search engine optimization resources, tools and community. He plays an active role to improve websites on Moz Blog and WhiteBoard Friday with SEO tactics and sharing techniques. The title “Wizard of Moz” is given to Rand Fishkin for his outstanding work on Moz Blog.

Rand has been named amongst the 30 Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs by BusinessWeek. New York Times, Seattle Times and Newsweek have also written about Rand Fishkin’s proficient work in search engine optimization. To connect with Rand, follow him on his Twitter account:

3. Cliff Obrecht

Cliff Obrecht is the COO and co-founder at Canva which has now become one of the fastest growing tech startups in Australia. Cliff started his first company called the Fusion Yearbooks with Melanie Perkins as co-founder at the age of 20.

Canva now has more than 10 million users with a team of about 150 people in two offices. Over 42 million US dollars have been raised by Cliff in funding from Australian and US investors such as Felicis Ventures, Blackbird and Matrix Partners alongside Hollywood actors Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson. Follow Cliff on his Twitter account at

4. Mack Collier

Mack Collier is included in the list of “Top 25 Social Media Marketers in the World” by Forbes.

The first business book of Mack titled “Think Like a Rock Star: How to Create Social Media and Marketing Strategies That Turn Customers Into Fans” was published by McGraw-Hill in 2013. To connect with Mack Collier on Twitter, follow this link:  Of course with all of this expert help available, having the right computer set up, to access all of these insightful influencers advice is imperative. Certainly while comparing all of the top tips from our list of experts a comparison of the best web hosting services is also a good idea to make sure your basics are fast and reliable.

5. Ann Handley

Ann Handley is a digital marketing pioneer, writer and best-selling author of the Wall Street Journal who empowers and inspires people to create marketing content that customers will love, providing real results to the business.

Ann delivers high quality content, whether it is on “MarketingProf’s”, a leading blog or her recent book “Everybody Writes”. Ann was named by IBM as one of the 7 people shaping modern marketing and Forbes cited her as a top thought leader. To connect with Ann Handley follow her on Twitter:

6. Mari Smith

Mari Smith is amongst the leading experts of social media and Facebook marketing. Mari travels to different countries to provide training and keynotes to entrepreneurs and corporations.

Mari Smith claims the 4th spot on Top Social Media Power Influencer on Forbes and has authored the book, The New Relationship Marketing. She also co-authored Facebook Marketing: An Hour A Day. Mari Smith can be found on Twitter at:

7. Joe Pulizzi

Joe Pulizzi, the founder of Content Marketing Institute (CMI) is a speaker, entrepreneur, podcaster and author. He is called the “Godfather of Content Marketing” for being the leader of content marketing movement. Joe has written 4 books, including his latest one titled “Content Inc”. The third book of Joe, “Epic Content Marketing” was named as one of the “Five Must Read Business Books of 2013” by Fortune. To find out more about Joe’s work, follow him on Twitter:

8. Neal Schaffer

Neal Schaffer is listed by Forbes as a Top 35 Social Media Power Influencer and his blog “Maximize Social Business” is listed by AdAge as a top 100 global marketing blog. Neal also offers social media strategy coaching and consulting. He has presented at more than 150 events worldwide and teaches about social media at Rutgers University. Neal Schaffer can be found on Twitter at

9. Lee Oden

Lee is frequently cited for his PR and digital marketing expertise by leading business and industry publications like Forbes, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, Fortune Magazine and The Economist. Follow Lee Oden on his Twitter account at to get more of his expert advice.

10. Murray Newlands

Murray Newlands is an entrepreneur, business advisor, investor and speaker. He has written for many major publications such as Entrepreneur and VentureBeat. He founded a chatbot builder company “” and an online invoicing company “”, both of which are located in Palo Alto.

He is recognized as an “alien of extraordinary abilities”. Murray is the author of “Online Marketing: A User’s Manual” published by John Wiley & Sons. Murray Newlands can be found on Twitter at

11. John Rampton

John Rampton is a serial entrepreneur who loves building amazing products and services that scale. He was recently named no.3 on Top 50 Online Influencers in the World by Entrepreneur as well as an expert of blogging by Forbes. He is the CEO and co-founder of Due.

John is also recognized by Time Magazine as a motivational speaker who helps people in finding a sense of meaning in their lives. To connect with Rampton, follow him on his Twitter account:

12. Michael Stelzner

Between the podcast, the conference and the blog, of course you are familiar with Social Media Examiner. Michael Stelzner is the founder and CEO of Social Media Examiner. Michael is the author of two books: “Launch: How to Quickly Propel Your Business Beyond the Competition” and “Writing White Papers: How to Capture Readers and Keep Them Engaged”. To connect with Michael Stelzner, follow him on his Twitter account:

13. Michael Brenner

Michael Brenner has been actively working in marketing, leadership and sales role for more than twenty years serving different groups of industries.

Michael’s keynotes and workshops for tiny startups and Fortune 500 brands have inspired professional and personal change. Today, Michael is the chief-executive officer of Marketing Insider Group. Follow Michael on his Twitter account for more insights:

14. Ross Simmonds

Ross Simmonds is the founder of an e-commerce store “Hustle & Grind” and Crate (content marketing software). Ross also offers his services as a content marketer to startups and brands around the world.

Ross Simmonds uses the website to share his thoughts on marketing, life and other things that inspire him. Find Ross on Twitter at to connect with him.

15. Ben Chestnut

An American internet entrepreneur, Ben Chestnut is the co-founder of MailChimp, a popular email marketing company with 15 million users. Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that Ben Chestnut was awarded as the “Most Admired CEO”. Ben has countered many arguments about social media replacing the need for email marketing. You can connect with Ben Chestnut through his twitter account:

16. Stefan Wesley

Stefan Wesley is one of the UK’s leading digital marketing consultants, speakers and is also CEO of Sigma Digital (, one of the fastest growing Digital Tech Startups in Europe. Stefan specialises in brand and celebrity online reputation management which has allowed him to become one of the “fastest up and coming influencers of 2017”.

When he is not helping clients, Stefan travels the world delivering online reputation keynotes and personal digital strategy workshops for young adults allowing them to enhance their employability. Stefan Wesley can be found on Twitter at

17. Glen Gillmore

Glen Gillmore is called the “man of action” by Time Magazine while IBM calls him the “futurist”. Glen is included in the list of Top 20 Social Media Influencers by Forbes and is ranked top in digital transformation, social media marketing and emerging tech.

Glen provides advice on digital marketing strategy, trends, influencer relations, online community building, online reputation management, governance and compliance. To find out more about Glen, connect with him on Twitter:

18. Brian Dean

Brian Dean, an internationally recognized expert in SEO is the founder of Backlinko. He created Backlinko to teach the lessons he had to learn the hard way. Brian made his name by publishing practical strategies that allow marketers to grow their business. Backlinko is one of the most popular online marketing blogs. To connect with Brian Dean, follow him on Twitter: