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The Ultimate Newbies Guide to Blogging

Blogging is an essential part of marketing for any business nowadays. However, the are increasingly a number of individual who are now active and outspoken bloggers on a variety of issues and industries spanning from health and fitness to marketing and social media tips. So let’s have a look at some basic tips and steps one can take to start their own blog. If you have any thoughts or additional tips, join in the conversation in the comments section, subscribe to our blog for free, or simply click here to arrange a FREE Consultancy meeting, send me an email at Nick@CFMGroup.co.uk or Follow me below on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram

15 Great Ideas for a Business Blog

Blogging can be a great way to draw new customers to your business website as well as demonstrate your expertise in your industry. However, keeping your blog interesting and attractive for fans to want to come back is another matter which can be quite difficult to deal with. A common misconception is to constantly sell your services or products in a direct or indirect way. A great business blog doesn’t sell. Instead, it shows customers why they should do business with you and not your competitors. So let’s have a look at 15 types of blog posts that can draw new visitors and help build meaningful relationships with your fans and customers. Customer Success: You work on  many projects daily. Try and gather genuine, representative recommendations of your work and success and turn them into blog post to engage your readers and attract clients. Mention a popular post: If you notice a post by…

5 Reasons to use Facebook Live for your Business

After Periscope and Meerkat, Facebook has recently introduced their own successful concept of live video streaming. This new trend is getting more and more popular since it is very efficient in terms of engagement. People spend 3 times longer watching live video than native video. For that reason, why not trying it for your brand? Are you wondering how to use it and why would it be useful for your business? This article is made for you then! As social media experts, we’ve selected 5 main reasons why your business will benefit from Facebook Live Video. #1 Give an inside look at your Business Give your audience a taste of your Brand’s experience! Your fans will be curious about discovering a behind-the-scenes look at your business and how you work. It is a friendly way to make them loyal to your brand, and to make them want to discover more about you.…

3 Content Ideas to Drive Engagement

Looking for a way to publish efficient content and improve engagement?  Brilliant! With an exponential number of consumers desiring to connect and engage with their favorite brands, getting a creative and attractive content is the key to keep them interacting on your pages. But how are you going to improve your social media strategy? The good news is, this article will provide you amazing social media content ideas that will actually encourage likes, shares, comments, and clicks on your post. Based on our experience and expertise, we have selected three relevant tips that will make your posts beautiful and enticing. #1 Enhance your Blog Posts Blogs are highly efficient to showcasing your knowledge and sharing advice. Ranked as the 5th most trusted source for accurate information, blogs will allow you to positioning your brand as a leader and an expert in your industry.  You will be able to provide expert solutions to your audience’s problems. An easy way…

6 Tips to Grow your Personal Brand

Whether you are self-employed or work for a company, one of the most crucial aspects of business is your personal branding. If you are seeking to be successful, it is vital to understand how to effectively and accurately promote yourself and your ‘brand.’ Launching your own brand is always exciting, but at the same time, it can equally be very challenging. Here at CFM Group we have helped create and grow a number of brands such as Salathong, Ginos Dial A Pizza and Perfect Pizza. So let’s have a look at some of the elements we found very useful and effective that will assist you in organising the multifaceted issues you will face when seeking the “Road to Self Stardom”. Be yourself, be authentic  Your brand is the externalization of your actual identity and people will see that. Pretending or copying others will not serve your purpose as it is vital to convey the…

4 Signs you need Social Media help

It’s a regular misconception to believe anyone can run a social media page or create a Likes campaign for your company. The truth is, YES, anyone can. But can they do it successfully? In a world where we are all on social media with individual accounts as well as pages or groups sometimes, it is easy to understand why many CEO or StartUps avoid outsourcing their Social Media. However, when it comes down to make valuable use of it in a beneficial manner for your company and have grown to a point where your following and fans demand regular feedback and content from you, it might be time to re-evaluate your initial thoughts. Here are 4 signs you need to watch for: Not sure which channels to use Everyone is on Facebook, the majority of people are on Twitter. But have you considered LinkedIn, Google + or Pinterest? They are…

How to keep your audience engaged

As mentioned in many previous posts, blogging can be crucial for your business attracting leads, generating interest and even creating Brand advocates through your stories. Most companies are now aware of this and that they should at least try and post something but are fresh out of interesting ideas. What will my audience care about? How many times have I done the same thing? The more urgent the need to post something is, the more blank your mind becomes. It is hence imperative to think outside the box. Your common posts about your service, product, how good you are and what sets you apart from your competitors are all good but can became mundane and boring to your audience after a little while. So let’s have a look at 5 simple and interesting ideas that will help you beat that dreaded writer’s block. Create and Post “Listicles”: People love lists (including myself). Listicles or List…

5 Tips to Create & Post Quality articles

Posting on LinkedIn is very easy, but not many of us do so as often as we should. Presenting a professional and consistent profile on LinkedIn is important but how do you increase the views of your Articles and Posts to not only increase your visibility but also your credibility in your industry? Here are some basic tips to help you create and post quality articles on LinkedIn. After, it is directly associated to your professional profile and experience so it is crucial that your posts also represent you and demonstrate your knowledge and expertise. 1. Best dates and times: Through posting and scheduling for more than 30 companies through my work at CFM, I can strongly advise posting on a Monday and Tuesday morning between 10am-12am is the best times to post. Sundays are also good between 11am and 12am. In regards to other days in the week, I have noticed a significant decrease…

5 Ways to Get Organic Instagram Followers

The days when Instagram was simply considered a photography or kids app are long gone. Instagram has by far outgrown anyone’s expectations and is now considered a crucial part of any Brand or Company’s Social Media strategy. Companies and Brands quickly realised the opportunities available via the Social Media platform and have jumped on for the exciting ride. So far Instagram has shown a tremendous growth – as I also spoke about on the 26th of April in my post “Instagram Facts & Stats for 2017” – hence quickly becoming one of the largest networking, content marketing, engagement and audience building tools for brands and individuals worldwide. It’s currently undoubtedly the most popular social networking platform globally, with over 300 million daily users, sharing 95 million photos and videos per day. What is more important however, is the engagement brands and companies achieve on Instagram which can be up to 120 times more than Twitter whilst…

When Do #Hashtags Add Value on Facebook?

Do Facebook hashtags fit into a B2B strategy? Yes, your business can use hashtags on your Facebook business page -Actually – as Adweek has reported- Facebook will assign a unique URL to each hashtag so audiences can easily find them and engage with the topic in hand.  – but should it? Do Hashtags really make a difference on Facebook? Can they actually add value? Well the answer is somewhat ambiguous as they can add only if specific rules are followed ! What are those rules? Have a look below: Hashtags Add Value on Facebook When: Only 1 is Used: It is common practice – we see it all the time and are sure you also do – for Brands, Companies and even Influencers to use as many hashtags as possible, all in one Post. Adding many hashtags is not bad but due to the behaviour people tend to exhibit on Facebook’s…

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