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The UK’s data watchdog has just issues the maximum possible fine against Facebook for its failure to protect personal information of their users in regards to the Cambridge Analytica scandal that broke out a few months ago, here in Cambridge. The fine is a mere £500,000, a small fee for a company that announced $13.2 billion in revenue in the last quarter alone but nonetheless, a step towards demonstrating that such behaviour in the future will not be tolerated. The figure is so low simply because it was calculated using the UK’s outdated 1998 Data Protection Act, and regulators say it would have been “significantly higher” under the EU’s new GDPR regulations, which came into force in the UK in May. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said Facebook had let a “serious breach” of the law take place and had given app developers access to people’s data “without clear consent” or…

When we talk about social media marking nowadays, we often focus on millennials as they tend to be the most active users online. Nonetheless, that is a somewhat skewed reality as truth is that pretty much everyone is on and uses social media nowadays from your boss to your mum to your colleague or niece.  So have a look at the infographic below which tells you where different generations are in social media and how companies and using this data to target their preferred audiences. Have a look at our infographic below for more information and tell us what your view is whether you are a..”millennial”, a marketeer (trying to reach this market), a parent (somewhat bamboozled by the development and growth of social media), we’d love to know your view. I’d love to hear your view so do not hesitate to contact me, subscribe to this blog for free, click here to…

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and ePrivacy Directive (ePR) affect how you as a website owner must obtain and store cookie consents from your visitors from the EU. The GDPR is a regulation that is enforced from 25 May 2018. It affects all websites located in the European Union, and websites that have EU citizens as users. Next in line is the ePrivacy Regulation, which is currently in process in the EU, and which is expected to be finalized in 2019. The ePrivacy Regulation will have much of the same scope as the GDPR, and will stipulate requirements aimed specifically to protect the privacy of electronic communications. Why do I need cookie consent on my website? Cookies of both first and third party provenance on websites track users in different ways. For example the IP address, or merely the actions and behavior of users on the site and from site…

We have all heard and seen examples of video marketing on our personal social accounts. Video Marketing is definitely not a new concept but what is making waves is the increasing importance consumers and marketers are putting on video content. Taking into account that YouTube is second to only Facebook when its comes to calcualting the number of active monthyl users, meaning opportunities to engage consumers through exciting and attractive video content have never been this accessible. As a company, we often create videos for our clients and can undoubtedly notice the drastic increase in interview and post-production requests, especially in this year. And it is not only coming from employees but also CEO’s who are happy to put a face to their brand as they are now fully aware of customer engagement. In addition, getting former or current clients to review the product or brand they used (fro the brand…

The history of technology is the history of the invention of tools and techniques and is similar to other sides of the history of humanity. As you may be aware, Technology is derived from the Greek word, “Techne” (τέχνη) which means art (Craft or skill) and “logia” (λογία) which can be defined as the Study (or science) of.. Technology has always impacted society in significant ways and has generally been used to automate, improve, inform, or destroy (Can be combinations) with positive and negative consequences. Nowadays, the pace of, and impact of, technological change has become almost instantaneous so let’s have a quick look at our infographic below and some important events that have shaped the digital landscape. We have obviously left out many other landmark dates but which one is the most important one to you or the one you believe has had the biggest impact on our society? I’d love to hear your view so do not hesitate…

It is possibly the most used App nowadays from youngsters and adults like. Yes, we all have Facebook accounts and use messenger as one of our prime means of communication nowadays, but nonetheless noone can deny that Instagram has taken the ..social world (Ask Snapchat) by storm and its customer base and users are growing daily. With this in mind, it is only natural that there will be hundreds (if not thousands) of accounts on Instagram that are..spammy, uninteresting or simply..annoying. We have all come across that post on Instagram that we really wish we never saw and certainly do not want to see anything similar again. Well, brace yourself for..Silence as Instagram is rolling out an exciting new mute feature and we can’t wait to test it out on all our annoying friends (and not only).  So how does Instagram’s new mute button work? Well, this long awaited feature for…

As most businesses, I am certain you also want to engage customers online? Social media can be a great way to get your customers involved and create real and genuine conversations with your target audience. But you need something to actually get that engagement started. That’s where contests and ads come in to help you. There are plenty of different formats you can use for social media contests, depending on your business and the social media platforms you use, but they’re all good at engaging your existing and potential customers. Here are 6 very easy and useful ideas we can help you with or you could also run yourselves for your company. Have a look at our infographic below for more details. I’d love to hear your view so do not hesitate to contact me, subscribe to this blog for free, click here to arrange a FREE Consultancy meeting, send me an email at Nick@CFMGroup.co.uk or Follow me…

Facebook groups have been around since forever, but recently, Facebook has begun making some significant improvements and adding new features. As a business owner, there’s no better time to key into the wonders of Facebook groups. Facebook groups are an excellent way to connect with your customers, and convert potential clients. There’s also immense value in building a brand and having a place where your customers can know more about your business and talk with others within your brand community. To build an effective Facebook group, here are simple steps: CREATE THE RIGHT GROUP The first and most important thing is to determine the purpose of your Facebook group. Do you want to create a place where customers can come to ask questions? Do you want customers to be able to speak with other like-minded customers or perhaps you want a place where you will be getting valuable feedback? Next,…

Is Twitter a part of your company’s social media marketing? Are you perhaps missing out on a Great opportunity? In any case, with the latest Twitter updates, new 280 character Limit and real-time marketing, you’ll likely want to take a fresh look at what Twitter has to offer. Have a look at our infographic below and let us know what techniques you use to promote your company via Twitter. 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.