I  am part of numerous blogging support groups and an ongoing theme I see is other bloggers stating (or complaining) that they do not have time to blog. I wanted to share what a typical day in my life looks like. Do not hesitate to contact us, subscribe to our blog for free, 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.

It may have sounded somewhat..odd a few years ago but Live-tweeting is kind of like note-taking, only it’s online, collective, and interactive and its very common and popular for big and small brands alike nowadays. When you hear a great quote from a speaker, or “tweetable tip” (as in, a key piece of dvice that can be abbreviated to less than 140 characters), all you have to do is type it up in a tweet and ship it out to the world. Your followers will see the tweet, and so will everyone following the event hashtag — and people can retweet, favorite, or reply to you. For attendees and organizers alike, live-tweeting has become a fixture at most live events, webinars, conferences meetups and lectures. Companies nowadays even hire people specifically to broadcast their event live to their masses of fans and followers online. First, let’s have a quick look on…

It is something we often all wonder and sometimes fear when it comes to our personal data, images, conversations and much more on the social media giants’ platform, which we all use daily for a variety of reasons. To get an idea of the data Facebook collects about you, you can literally just..ask for it. You will receive a file with every photo and comment you’ve ever posted, all the ads you’ve clicked on, stuff you’ve liked and searched for and everyone you’ve friended – and unfriended – over the past years of having an active account. This enormous amalgamate of data is primarily used to decipher which ads are best suitable to be shown to you as a user and consumer. It also makes using Facebook more seamless and enjoyable – say, by determining which posts to emphasize in your feed, or reminding you of friends’ celebrations or birthdays. Facebook…

It has been a common tactic for marketing companies – and not only – alike to simple schedule their tweets, post them several times on many different profiles and also retweet them across their managed networks in a form of cross-posting. Well, Twitter is having none of that any longer. Twitter’s spam bot issue isn’t new, but it came to a head when it was revealed a few months ago that thousands of Russian accounts (also known as troll accounts) used the platform to influence the 2016 Presidential elections in the United States of America. Now, the company has announced new developer guidelines and a set of rigorous changes designed to prohibit automated actions and to make it harder for “tweetdeckers” to flood the social network. Starting on March 23rd, 2018, apps will need to be able to prevent bulk tweeting or face “enforcement action, up to and including the suspension of…

Social media encourages dialogue between companies and their customers but can lead to negative comments, or social media trolls. How do you deal with these? Have a look at our infographic below with loads of free tips and advice on how to handle such situations. Does this blog give you a bit more confidence on how to deal with social media incidents? Do you have any questions? Do you believe there is something we should add to this blog? Do not hesitate to contact us, subscribe to our blog for free, 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.

Autonomous vehicles usually get all the headlines -and most times for the wrong reasons -, but automakers are steadily and gradually adding advanced electronic safety features to human-driven cars as they step toward a world of self-driving vehicles. Car and tech companies such as Audi and Tesla are rolling out laser sensors, artificial intelligence, larger viewing screens that show more of the road, cameras that can read speed limit signs, and systems that slow cars ahead of curves and construction zones. Many of the new features such as radars and cameras that were already in our cars, are now being reconfigured and re-thought of so as  to also be used for automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection and other safety devices. The companies also are keeping a closer watch on drivers to make sure they’re paying attention and off course adjusting to the new features in their vehicles. Tell us if…

Instagram is no longer just photos of your best friend’s coffee cup and muffin on a Tuesday afternoon. It’s a powerful and impressive way to market your business to thousands of people. Here are 5 ways to do that and make sure you’re not wasting any money or time! 1. Advertising If you have the budget, Instagram will strategically place your products in front of thousands of people scrolling down their Instagram feeds. Free Ads and print advertisements are no longer the best way to advertise your business. If you’re wanting your product to reach a specific audience, you can make sure it is only seen by people that are 18-30 year, or who have a similar interest in products like yours already. Remember to target your audience correctly – be specific. Pick the gender, ages and countries of your potential customers wisely. Don’t waste your budget! 2. Influencer Marketing Instagram…

What is a blacklist? It is a question I actually had to answer to one of my clients this weekend in regards to their personal email address. What is a Blacklisted email address? A blacklist is a list of servers or domains that a blacklist operator has deemed it sends spam emails although not all blacklists are created equally. Smaller blacklists such as Spam Cannibal and NoSolicitado usually have less of an impact overall but some – such as SpamHaus and Barracuda – are well known and can be very powerful. The impact that a blacklisting has on “deliverability” depends on a number of things but mainly the recipient server subscribing to the blacklist. How does a blacklisting happen? If for example one of our customers sends an email campaign to a data-list he has bought or has scraped, or third party contacts (or even is simply very old) on that…

Digital marketing benefits businesses of all sizes by giving access to the mass market at an affordable price. Unlike TV or print advertising, it allows truly personalised marketing. The main advantage of digital marketing is that a targeted audience can be reached in a cost-effective and measurable way. Other digital marketing advantages include increasingbrand loyalty and driving online sales. The benefits of digital marketing include: Do not hesitate to contact us, subscribe to our blog for free, 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.

In 2017, the number of apps removed by Google represents a 70% increase from the amount in 2016. Leveraging machine learning models and techniques, Google’s Android Security Centre removed over 700,000 malicious apps in 2017, many of which displayed adult ads to children or tried to capture user devices to use as slaves in DDoS attacks. Product manager for Google Play, Andrew Ahn made the announcement, adding that 99% of apps which were deemed harmful were deleted before anyone could install them. In 2017, Google dedicated the bulk of its technology to malware scanning and detection under the Google Play Project and users with Android devices can manually activate scan on their phones via the update section. The most popular types of ads which were used to deceive users were copycat apps with logos, features and promotional copy similar to popular mainstays, usually with paid or fake reviews, something Google…