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3 Reasons your Marketing agency Fails

It is a fact that digital marketing is at the heart of business growth and brand awareness in today’s fast-paced, highly competitive and technology-driven market. Businesses, both large and small, startups and existing ones, leverage digital marketing tools to acquire and retain customers, build more robust customer experience, improve their brand presence and edge out their competitors. To meet up with these needs, they employ the services of either a professional digital marketing firm or a digital marketing expert. However, many business fail despite employing the services of these professionals and most have either been frustrated or ultimately edged out of the online market space because of ineffective marketing campaigns. Other reasons stem from non-purposeful digital marketing strategy to the incompetence of the digital marketer. Looking at these reasons in detail: LACK OF A PROPER DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGY Digital marketing requires creative, sustained and quality strategy. Most businesses make…

Traditional Marketing vs Digital Marketing (P&C)

Traditional and digital marketing are two ends of the marketing spectrum which involve different methods and tools. Business owners are always at the point of deciding whether to incline more to digital marketing or stay with traditional marketing. This dilemma is even more for businesses built in the industrial age that has relied on traditional marketing for a long time. Traditional marketing uses more traditional advertising tools such as television, radio, newspaper, magazine, and billboard. Until the popularity of this Internet, this form of advertising was generally accepted and effective. Digital marketing, on the other hand, uses Internet-based methods to advertise products and services. Digital marketing includes the use of social media, blogs, applications, and emails to reach the target audience of a product or service. Today, most people are online more than they are reading a magazine or paper. This trend has increased the focus on digital marketing. However,…

Top 5 Digital Marketing Tools

Digital marketing is based on technological tools and methods. A digital marketer uses specific tools to ensure that the different aspects of digital marketing campaigns – social media, email, and website – are performing as they should. There are specific digital marketing tools for the different marketing campaigns. Five of the top tools digital marketers use are stated below. Website analytics tools An organization’s website is the center of its digital marketing activities. Website analytics tools monitor all the actionable activities on a website. Digital marketing campaigns are measured by clicks, subscriptions, sales, and client activities on the website. A digital marketer measures the activity rates and makes further decisions based on it. Some of the essential web analytics tools are the popular Google Analytics and Adobe Analytics. Email marketing tools Email marketing is a method of marketing that is based on email messages. Despite the fact that emails have…

The Social Media Alphabet

There was a time when the phonetic alphabet was used to spell out letters of the alphabet. Remember the “P for Papa” or “D for Delta”? Are you a Beginner on Social Media ? Does it all seem a bit confusing and baffling ? Are you constantly hearing and seeing words and abbreviations you have absolutely no idea what they mean ? Let’s give you a little hand in to getting a better understanding of some crucial terms. Nonetheless, we live in a digital world today, often dictated by Social Media interactions and relationships. So here is my version of how to teach the “Social Media Alphabet”. Tell us what you think of our Social Media Alphabet and give us your suggestions ! Feel free 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.

The Benefits of Consultancy

Whilst interning at CFM group I have noticed the importance of consultancy. The benefits and reach of consultancy can be exponential from a client’s rapport to a company’s reputation and even from a personal development view point. It seems to be when a company can achieve this component and successfully penetrate it; magic can happen. Here are five benefits of a marketing consultant: To help determine which marketing mediums will be most effect for your business To teach the critical elements of a good marketing message, suitable to your business Applying what you need to know for your marketing plan and how to execute it The use of Simple methods for reactivating old customers with innovative solutions Understanding where to place your advertising for maximum exposure As much as consultancy can be lucrative for business practice it must be tested, tracked and intricately planned. Knowledge and creativity is what makes…

SEO Tips to Improve your E-Commerce site !

If you thought attracting customers to your brick-and-mortar store is a challenge, getting customers to find your online store can be even more difficult. With an increasing number of e-commerce websites competing for the attention of shoppers with similar products, you need to make sure that your online store stands out. That’s where SEO comes in. Let’s take a look at some very useful tips that could improve your website and subsequently increase sales ! These tips will give your e-commerce site the boost it needs to stay competitive. Maintain a clean structure It’s very important to pay attention to both internal and external link building. Use internal links to direct users to the appropriate content and make absolutely sure that there are no broken links. This is truly vital to ensure that Google indexes your site properly. Your structure considerations should also include clean URLs. URLs should be easy to…

Basic Strategies to Improve B2B Marketing!

B2B marketers are flooded with new ideas and techniques that claim to lead to great conversion rates. A good marketer must analyse and vet these techniques to make sure they are legit and will have the most bang for their buck. It can all get very confusing very quickly. While some of these tips and strategies may have merit, the most important strategy is just to stick to these basic principles. Have a Mobile-Friendly presence They have been saying that mobile is the future for a while now but the reality is that the future has arrived. The majority of Internet searches are now coming from mobile devices and if your web presence isn’t mobile friendly you are missing out on a huge segment of the population. The use of responsive designs that work on both desktop and mobile platforms are highly suggested. Do not Ignore Branding Branding isn’t only…

Ad-blocking: Will Google follow?

Advertising can be annoying. This isn’t a secret and many internet users are so annoyed that they employ ad-blockers to rid themselves of the ads as much as they can. Web browsers are catching on to this trend and now Opera and Brave have built-in ad blocking. So, the question remains, will leading browser Google Chrome follow suite and build ad-blocking in as well? Google runs on advertising To answer this question very simply, no, Google will not be building in ad-blocking for Chrome. Google’s revenue stream absolutely depends on advertising. This means they would effectively be shooting themselves in the foot if they built an ad-blocking feature into the very popular Chrome browser. Google’s solution to ads Now, just because Google is not planning on integrating an ad-blocking solution doesn’t mean they don’t recognize that users are getting fed up with ads. Google is instead focusing on…

How to use Facebook to increase sales !

The value of Facebook for business owners is now very well known. It is essential in gaining new customers and maintaining a positive relationship with existing ones. The real value is in directing these followers and customers back to your business or website so you can make conversions in the form of sales. Soon, a new feature on Facebook will allow you to make those sales without users ever leaving the Facebook app or website. Facebook is in the process of rolling out a new shopping feature which will allow users to make purchases directly from Facebook itself. This will appear as a new ‘Shopping’ section in Facebook where businesses will be able to list their products and users can purchase directly from the page. Depending on a businesses’ settings, users will have the option to use Facebook for payments or be directed to the businesses website for payments. Utilizing…

Digital Marketing .. When will I see results ?

Digital marketing can be a truly exciting prospect for any business as the potential for return on investment is huge given the right strategy is utilized. Businesses create large and detailed social media campaigns, inject new content into websites, and rework an entire site’s SEO optimization in an effort to get ahead in digital marketing. Then they wait. And eventually the all important question we are always asked by our clients is.. When will I see results? The hard truth is that these things take time, and believe it or not there is usually a decrease in activity immediately following large changes or initial campaigns as it takes time for new information to be indexed by search engines. This doesn’t mean digital marketing doesn’t pay, it only means patience is required. Every type of digital marketing has different time lines in terms of results. The quickest of this range is…

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