It is important you get your business to stick in the minds of your customers and running a compelling email marketing campaign is one of the best ways to go about this. In fact, the return on investment that comes from email marketing is significant, and 80% of professionals state that email marketing is the driving force behind customer acquisition and retention. Below are five email marketing tips for small businesses: HAVE AN EASY AND APPEALING SIGNUP To make your email marketing campaigns effective, you must get your clients to sign-up. Without these sign-ups, you will have to purchase emails from marketing firms or get recipients. It is best you encourage your website visitors to sign up for your emails. Ensure the signup button is visible and appeals to your visitors. KEEP YOUR EMAILS CLEAR AND PRECISE Your clients are busy people. Therefore you should ensure they are short and…

If you are a visual company, Instagram is the place to be. Instagram is one of the biggest social media networks with over 700 million active users, 90% of which are less than age 35. So if it happens that a large chunk of, your client’s falls in this age range, then Instagram should play a major role in your social media marketing strategy. And consequently, you will be on the lookout for ways to grow your Instagram following organically just like you would do with every other social network you have a presence on. Most persons resort to buying followers, but this is not the answer as not only is it against policy but these followers will likely never interact with the content you are posting, rendering it useless. So your goal should be to get followers organically who fall within your target audience and who are interested in…

Responsive web design and conversion rates go side-by-side. In fact, studies have revealed that 77% of agencies have poor user experience as the major weakness of most websites. Conversion rate means business. The first thing a client sees when they visit your site is how it looks, not how many certifications you have, number of product sales, or software downloads. Therefore, to increase your conversion rates here are five things to consider: BEGIN WITH A VISUAL BRAND The first step in creating a responsive website is to create a visual brand identity. Identify your brand’s mission and why your customers need your products/services. Doing this sets the foundation for your overall design as all the efforts can be aligned to achieve a common goal which is to either appeal to a customer’s emotion or relieve them of pain. Your web design should reflect all you hope to achieve with your…

Social media marketing is one of the most effective forms of marketing and while there are those who will stick to the rules of the game there are others who consciously or unconsciously may engage in unethical marketing strategies aimed at exploiting loopholes and trick clients to trick through and get increased metrics. Google has been combating such strategies for years, and Facebook recently introduced a News Feed Algorithm to reduce the amount of spam content. Below are four notable digital marketing tricks which every marketer should avoid. USE OF STATIC VIDEOS Generally, video content generates more response than any other on Facebook so it makes sense for businesses to consider how they can tap into videos themselves. With the increased use of videos, some marketers have found a trick which allows them to gain the to the advantage of a video without actually uploading a video content. Well, Facebook…

The range of devices with which people access the web are increasing daily and no longer is it safe to assume that visitors will visit your website using traditional devices like the desktop and personal computer- there is a good chance they will do so with a tablet or a handheld device. Ultimately, if your site is not optimized for mobile you are losing sales as research revealed that 30% will abandon a purchase transaction if the shopping cart isn’t optimized for mobile devices. It’s therefore amazing that there are still several businesses websites which are not optimized for a mobile experience. Below are five reasons why your website must have a mobile optimized website: MOBILE WEBSITES ARE IN HIGH DEMAND Today, mobile devices are the easiest way to access information especially for clients that are always on the go. If your website is not mobile friendly, your prospects will…

Facebook was created as a casual social platform- a place to post things that inspire, interest or amuse you; a place where you can make new friends and reconnect with friends and family members and share important news. On the other hand, LinkedIn, another social media platform launched two years before Facebook was designed as a network for professionals and companies. On LinkedIn, you could cultivate professional relationships; post and catch up on industry content. Clearly, career-driven individuals had found a home in the social sphere, and the numbers showed that LinkedIn directs almost four times as many persons to your website compared with Twitter or Facebook. However, in recent years, LinkedIn has begun to feel a lot like Facebook. Why? The business and work sphere has evolved, and this has caused With the evolution of the business and work sphere, employers are beginning to see the benefit of throwing…

4 Unethical Growth Tactics Entrepreneurs should never indulge in Growing a business is no easy task as it feels like there are too many things that need to get done at the same time. There is the stress of handling the day to day administrative duties, managing money and thinking up strategies to grow the business. Sometimes, in thinking up strategies, we may indulge some bad or terrible ones without even realizing it. They are often so common that we may not think twice about their effects when we do them so in this article, we will be taking a look at four unethical strategies which entrepreneurs should never indulge. ADDING PEOPLE TO YOUR EMAIL LIST WITHOUT THEIR PERMISSION In most places around the world, it is unethical to add people to your mailing list without their permission. However, I’m being specific about the ‘grey’ area, where individuals we have…

The best times to post on social media signifies the time most of your followers or fans are on their social profiles and are hence more likely to view your content. That’s the easy answer but however not necessarily that insightful or useful. There are best practices for each social network, and the data from a variety of studies proves that posting at the best times will help you get more traffic, more engagement, and more followers. 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.

With so many tweets overwhelming each Twitter user, it can be incredibly difficult to get your tweets seen and clicked. Twitter has 320 million current active users so it’s no wonder why it’s getting more and more difficult to be seen on Twitter. But done correctly, Twitter can still be a great source of traffic. And as you know, if your Tweets aren’t driving traffic, then they’re not doing you or your business much good. That’s why I’ve compiled this list of 15 ways to get your Tweets seen and clicked on by your followers. 1: Add Images Did you know that tweets with images receive 18% more click-throughs, 89% more favorites and 150% more retweets? And you can create multiple images for each blog post, using attractive colors, centered headlines and interesting textures. Don’t forget to add your brand or URL, too. For a slew of free design tools,…