Welcome to Comms Creatives Academy

If you work in comms or marketing and you'd like support, inspiration, and BIG social media results every day, you've found your tribe.

This is not your average social media training...

Comms Creatives Academy is where Hel Reynolds and a team of experts help busy communications professionals to:

✔️ Increase your brand's social media engagement

✔️ Boost your reach

✔️ Produce more creative, effective content
 


Here's what you get when you enrol

One year of access to ALL Comms Creatives courses.
Training, advice and resources at your fingertips, whenever you need it.

  • 1. INSTANT ACCESS:
    The Social Media Expert course

    Access the entire course and achieve the Social Media Expert professional certificate. Over 16 video modules, you'll learn the best social media techniques from an award winning expert. Take the complete recorded course in your own time, or join us for the live classes.
    Worth £1200

  • 2. MONTHLY LESSONS:
    Live 90-minute video classes

    Attend our interactive live lessons on a different social media topic every month. Chat with your tutor, other students and get involved in the Q&A. If you’re too busy to join live masterclasses, just catch up on the replay. You'll find every class in your library of training materials. Worth over £2160

  • 3. WEEKLY INSPIRATION: Content Calendar & inspiration

    As well as learning and insight, this academy saves you time, and helps you develop brilliant content. Our calendar has great content ideas for your brand to create engaging social media posts, and use our handy pre-written content templates when you need to get quality, engaging content out in a flash. Worth £690

Is this a familiar scenario?

We all want our work to have impact, but communicators - especially those working for not-for-profit brands like charities, local public services, and housing associations - often face a few problems:

  • Your audiences aren't fully engaged and interested in important but heavy, often complex topics
     
  • You feel creatively constrained by a need to keep your social media well-judged and uncontroversial
     
  • It can be hard to find time to upskill and craft your best content


But you CAN bring your social media to life!

With Social Media Comms Academy, all year you learn skills, get inspiration, handy templates and resources AND help with implementation. 

Join Hel Reynolds, expert guest speakers, and other creative communicators in the social media club and professional development programme that gets you incredible results.

Dive in straight away: you can even catch up on ALL past masterclasses

You can access our entire library, on-demand, whenever you need a quick skills boost

  • MANAGING A THRIVING FACEBOOK GROUP

    January 2021 - replay

    Whether it's focus group, or a community chat - Facebook groups need a little love to get them going. Hel teaches the steps to make them a buzzing community.

  • LINKEDIN FOR
    BRANDS

    February 2021 - replay

    This lesson is for you if you feel like you could make better use of Linkedin. Tips, tricks and content suggestions to grow your brand among professionals.

  • INSTAGRAM
    STRATEGY

    March 2021 - replay

    What you should actually be doing with your brand's Instagram? Let's refresh your strategy. Beginners and Insta ninjas will get tips and tricks from this session.

  • HANDLING NEGATIVITY, TROLLS & SERIAL COMPLAINERS

    April 2021 - replay

    No brand is perfect, and people will always have a beef with your organisation. Hel will share her guide to turning your social media into a more positive space.

  • HARNESS THE POWER
    OF GIFS TO BUILD
    YOUR BRAND

    May 2021 - replay

    Want to know how your brand can make and share GIFs? This fun session will teach you about 'GIF Engine Optimisiation', and you'll learn 5 ways to make effective and attention grabbing GIFs.

  • HOW TO USE
    HUMOUR ON
    SOCIAL MEDIA

    June 2021 - replay

    You CAN can be funny and make our audience laugh, without being inappropriate or embarrassing. We'll teach you easy and safe formats for funny posts.

  • HOW TO USE TIKTOK FOR YOUR COMMS

    September 2021 - replay

    An introduction to TikTok for public services, charities and other serious organisations. It's not just teenagers dancing - learn how you can use this powerful platform to improve your video-making skills, reach new audiences, and bring more creativity to your content.

  • SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY : FULL COURSE

    October 2021 - replay

    Become a Social Media Strategist over 6 lessons. Build your strategic sills and confidence and write your brand's strategy. As an an Academy member you get exclusive access to this, our most popular strategy course (worth £990).

  • Facebook Ads: strategies for success and great ROI

    December 2021, replay

    Face it, boosted posts don't often give great results. Learn how to do ads properly. Our Facebook ads expert will give you a comprehensive overview of all you need to know to get up and running for your organisation. Includes a useful handout, and industry benchmarks.

Join communications professionals from organisations such as:

Join the Comms Creatives Academy

A whole year of training - at your fingertips
whenever you need it

There's a lot: you get courses, quick classes and resources.

But just like you don't expect to watch the whole of Netflix, membership of Social Media Comms Academy lets you pick and choose what you want to and need right now.

Get stuck in and make progress today. Register now from just £1199 +VAT per person
✔️ Social Media Expert Course
✔️ Monthly Live Masterclasses and meet-ups
✔️ Content Calendar

Content Calendar: Save hours of time + overwhelm every single month

Copy-and-paste templates and inspiration

Each month, we create content for you! 

Access your calendar with pre-written social media posts that will work for your audience. And we'll send you an email reminder of what's new each month.

Some you can just copy and paste, some will need tweaking, and some will be great creative ideas that you can use to create your own content.

How can The Comms Creatives Content Calendar help you?

  1. Saves you hours of time by giving you outlines & templates written by specialist social media experts.
  2. Stops the feeling of being overwhelmed and not knowing what to do.
  3. Grows your audience and get lots of likes, shares and comments.

Here's what our students say ➡

“Just wanted to share the impact of putting Hel's super-dooper advice into practice. Our Facebook engagement has transformed! I have posted ⬇️ 48% less and increased impressions by ⬆️ 268%, users reached by ⬆️ 333% and engagement by ⬆️ 481%. ”

Gemma Warren, Group Marketing Manager

“If you're into social media, I'd recommend this creative online course. You'll need to commit a couple of hours per week but the learning is phenomenal - so real time, practical, applicable and 💯 creative and audience focussed. It's ACE.”

Josephine Graham, Internal Communications Manager

“As well as being a great space to learn and bounce ideas off each other, this course allows you to catch up when best for you - #flexible #comms 😃 helps when you're as disorganized as me on times 🙌”

Natalie Warner, Digital Communications Officer

“This is an amazing course, I registered Abbey from my team and she's now inspired! She has a lot more confidence and is massively more understanding of customers and how to use social media :) You're a comms Wizard!”

Lucy Goldsmith, Communications Manager

“It completely changed my way of thinking about how we engage with our customers. I feel far more confident in my job and I also feel like I have more ideas about content. The course has given me the techniques I need to really grow all of our social channels.”

Lauren Parsons, Social Media & Digital Coordinator

Bonus: The Social Media Strategist Course

(£999 value)

A rare chance to get your strategy written with guidance, ideas and support from Social Media Expert Hel Reynolds. She'll take you through each step of creating a social media strategy, so you can build yours as you go.

View Social Media Strategist course details

Invest in your skills, with lessons that fit around your schedule

  • You will boost engagement levels on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and Instagram

  • You'll achieve better real-world results - key audiences will be keen to act on on your call-to-action

  • Your confidence will grow - so you’ll know what to post and feel sure you’re doing the right thing

  • You'll become more creative - and have new tools and techniques that bring your best ideas to life

  • You'll get recognition, achieveing the Social Media Expert Certificate, showing your peers that you're a accomplished social media professional

Is this Academy for you?

If you create social media content for your brand, it can feel tricky to make it stand out.

Sometimes we ask ourselves: 

"How do you have the ideas that make your posts go viral?" 

"Why is my content not getting the results I want?" 

"How can I be more creative?" 

Well, The Social Media Expert Programme that will teach you how to consistently create social media content that gets loads of engagement and brilliant results.

Our monthly masterclasses will bring you the freshest thinking and skills.

And our content calendar will give you the structure and ideas you need to confidently do your best work.

If you don't work in a role where you regularly use social media to communicate with your audience, this ISN'T for you.  

We don't cover basics like how and why to tweet, or use Facebook. 

The programme has been designed for corporate communications professionals from all sorts of organisations and companies.

  • PR, communications and marketing professionals. You will develop your expertise and confidence in creating engaging social media content.

  • In-house, freelance or agency staff. Most people who take this course are working for a corporate or providing social media services to their corporate clients.

  • Not-for-profit organisations. The lessons are designed for brands in the public sector, charities, and housing associations. Although the techniques apply to communications professionals in any industry, we specialise in helping not-for-profits.

Annual membership fees: invest in your communications and marketing skills

Pay by credit card or invoice today (prices include VAT).

✔️Social Media Expert Programme
✔️Monthly live masterclasses and meet-ups
✔️Creative Content Calendar

Or get the 'Expert Social Media Team VIP Package'

Get the complete social media training for all the tactics and strategies your team to thrive and achieve incredible social media growth

  • £7,198.80

    £7,198.80PREMIUM TEAM OF UP TO 6: Social Media Expert Programme + Comms Creatives Academy membership + private bespoke one-day masterclass/workshop

    Get personal advice and inspiration, so the whole team is skilled-up and confident.
    Includes:
    ✔️ A live online training day for your comms team*, completely tailored to addressing your specific challenges and goals
    ✔️One year full access to The Social Media Comms Academy
    ✔️ Bonus access to special events

    *Package is for a team of up to 6 people, contact to arrange bookings for larger teams.
    Book your team VIP package

Or you can pay by invoice, or credit card

If your organisation needs to pay via a finance or accounts department, you can arrange your enrollment via email.

You'll be enrolled as soon as we process your order. Email Lesley and you'll be sent an invoice for payment within 14 days.

More experiences from our talented students...

“It was such a refreshing change to other training courses. Helen is wonderful, so incredibly enthusiastic and supportive. You never feel like you're being preached at or lectured, it's just one comms professional sharing her experiences and wisdom with a group of like-minded comms folk. ”

Hannah Ambrose, Communications Manager

“The best thing about the course is being able to experiment with social media after LOTS of inspiration. This has given me the confidence to use my knowledge and express concerns to the team, whilst also allowing me to be more creative. Our social media has made an improvement already!”

Joelle Allen, Communications Officer (Campaigns)

“There's always the fear that this is going to be another course that shares the information you already know. This course wasn't the case - it was the way the practical advice was framed - the tips were aimed at people like me, busy and in charge of a number of things”

Gemma Warren, Group Marketing Manager