Plot twist: why I’m not going to CMA Live 18

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Anne Johnston accepting an award from Chris Marr of the Content Marketing Academy

  Sometimes in life you’re forced to make a tough decision for the greater good and as I write this with just over a week till it starts, it’s with a heavy heart that I’m having to pull out of CMA Live 18. Cry cry cry! Brain injury 1-0 AJ. CMA Live is the UK’s leading content marketing, social media and business growth conference and I’ve been looking forward to it since I attended CMA Live for the first time in 2017. It’s so far apart from your average business conference. Chris Marr and his team do things very differently, … Read More

Landscape photography exhibition at Whitehills Art Gallery

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Forfar photographer Anne Johnston is exhibiting her landscape photographer at Whitehills Art Gallery

I am so pleased to announce I am exhibiting in the Art Gallery at Whitehills Health & Community Care Centre in Forfar from 5th December 2017 until 2nd February 2018. You can visit the exhibition daily from 9am – 7pm. Read on and I’ll share with you what inspired me to do the exhibition, how you can buy the artwork and how you can watch the exhibition on TV. The ethos behind the Community Care Centre is to provide a Centre for various aspects of health and social well-being. Art can contribute to a healing environment and 20% commission from … Read More

Can you photograph my charity event for free wine, nibbles and publicity?

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Charity event photography

I get inundated with requests to photograph charity events for free in Forfar, Arbroath, Dundee and beyond and as much as I would love to support all of you with my time, I can’t. But there is another way. Let’s get to the bottom of it. I donate money to charities that are close to my heart (literally) for personal reasons. I support British Heart Foundation because I had life-saving heart surgery as a baby and Cancer Research UK because I’ve watched my Mum fight her way back from the brink of death and I want to do what I … Read More

Is CMA Live worth all the hype? CMA Live 2017 reviewed

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Marcus Sheridan CMA Live 2017

  CMA Live is the UK’s leading content marketing event run by the Content Marketing Academy. Held in Edinburgh it’s a 2-day event attracting world-wide speakers at the top of their game. But is it worth all the hype? Read on for my review of my first CMA Live experience.   My journey to CMA Live 2017   I’d only just heard of the concept of content marketing and the Content Marketing Academy in early 2016. I was learning about content marketing but wasn’t sure if I was ready to invest in what was then called TCMA 2016. So I … Read More

Content Marketing Academy 90 day challenge: the big review!

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Earlier this year the Content Marketing Academy set its members a 90 day challenge to help us improve our businesses through content marketing. We’d set our own objectives, commit to the process for 90 days, support each other along the way and hopefully come out the other end relatively unscathed. Did I ace it or do I need to go suck eggs? Let’s jump in and find out. Here’s the questions the CMA asked us to answer to review our progress. I set myself a target of producing one wedding related blog a week to get me into the habit … Read More

Feeling the fear and doing it anyway: how I overcame my fear of public speaking

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Feeling the fear

It’s the morning after the night before, I’m riding the waves of a high after a successful speaking gig, feeling totally stoked and reflecting on just how much things have changed. You see, even a few years ago there’s no way I would have stood up and delivered a speech in a room full of people. I would rather have poked myself in the eye with a stick. But today, I’m feeling good and know that I’ve turned a corner. Related content: I started out in life as a glum baby, the one that horrified anyone that dared to look … Read More

Welcome to my brand new piece of internet real estate

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photography website Anne Johnston

  A new home for Anne Johnston Photography   Just over a month ago I embarked on a mission to create a brand new website and when I say “mission” I don’t say that lightly! Here’s the thing… I’m a bit of a geek and completely unashamed of it, I love to keep up-to-date with technology and while most people would hand over the design of their site to a team of expert web designers and builders, I’m all for getting stuck in to see what I’m capable of. So here we are! Hello!   Why the change?   I’m … Read More