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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,…

5 Most used Social Media Platforms

5 BIGGEST SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS It’s almost impossible to imagine that the biggest social media platform in the world started less than two decades ago. Facebook and a lot of other social media sites opened up the digital space for a lot of businesses and firms. Social media revolutionized networking and connectivity. Individuals and organizations make use of these platforms daily to stay connected with acquaintances, friends, families, clients, and customers. Even governments have a presence on social media. This article presents a list of the 5 biggest social media sites at the moment. The basis of this list is the number of users and market share. Facebook Facebook is undoubtedly the biggest social media platform. Apart from the popularity of Facebook users, its market share also keeps it at the top of this list. In June 2017, the Facebook community (number of active users) grew to 2 billion users…

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.

Cross-post Instagram Stories to Facebook

Facebook has recently been making some significant changes with an aim of becoming a more evident, cross-platform player. It’s all down to a new capability that allows users to cross-post an Instagram story to their Facebook profile. Simply put, you can now send your videos to both platforms with a single post. As of yet the feature only works in one direction, Instagram to Facebook. However, Facebook has said it has ‘not ruled out’ a Facebook Story that can be cross-posted onto Instagram. This is an update that could potentially cause quite a stir on social media and have enormous implications and advantages for Business users. It will allow companies to make much better use of their Instagram stories by also promoting them on their Facebook page, an option previously not available. This is not in a Test or Trial stage (that is what was happening the past month in…

Choosing the right Social Media: Estate Agencies

What should you post? Where should you post it? Who should do the posting? How do you know if it’s working for your company? Social media marketing can be a great means of connecting with your potential customers as it allows you to portray your brand message, team spirit and unique personality and values in a fun, informative and engaging way that your website can never do. Nonetheless, managing your social media can also be expensive (to outsource), frustrating, confusing time consuming, costly to outsource and potentially damaging to your reputation. If you’re writing any kind of content – blogposts or articles – social media gives you a megaphone to amplify it, allowing you to reach huge numbers of people instantly. And even when you pay to distribute it, it’s still currently better value for money than any other advertising channel, bar none. However, managing your Social media shouldn’t be a chore but part…

Social Media platforms for Business

As a small business owner, your to-do list most of the time feels like a never ending task. So when it comes to Social media being added to that list, it can be a tad overwhelming and frustrating. With so many platforms out there, tips, advice and experts it is very hard to get a clear understanding of which platforms to use and how in order to maximise their potential. A first step would be to be active on the platforms you believe work for you. Have a look at other companies in your industry and identify where they are most active and why. Create similar platforms for your company or brand, a unique hashtag and you are good to go. You do not have to be on all platforms as a start up as time limits that and it is also important your time is spent productively. To help you determine…

Facebook Do’s and Don’ts (Infographic)

With Facebook having exploded over the past decade and people’s attitudes and behaviours online changing daily, it is difficult for users nowadays to grasp the unspoken rules of the social interactions within. Yet, there is a general agreed upon courtesy or etiquette for online communication which we you can apply to your online behaviour on the social networking site. Nevertheless, there is no such thing as hard and fast rules for spontaneous social interactions because they are ever-changing. So let us expertly guide you through the minefield of what is and what is not acceptable behaviour in the Facebook world. Have a look at our Do’s and Don;ts infographic below and let us know what you think or if you have also perhaps committed one of these errors below. Feel free to click on the images to see more of their websites, subscribe to our blog for free, click here to arrange a FREE Consultancy meeting, send…

How to make your Facebook Page more Popular

If , as most businesses out there, you are trying to harness the power of Facebook to market your business, then great content and engagement are just 2 small pieces of the puzzle. To really make the most of your presence on this popular social network, you need your business page to be popular and growing. Social media marketing is getting hotter with every passing day, and every online business is changing their strategy to be more active on social-media platform. There are a number of things you can do to promote your page increasing advertising, conversion campaigns and posting regularly but in an ever growing market on Facebook, it is crucial you have a clear goal and are aware of what you are seeking to get out of your page. This in turn will help you understand your audience better and assist you in writing targeted, high quality content to…

4 Tips to getting started on Social Media

New on Social Media ? Wondering how to create a plan for success? This article is made for you! As social media experts, we are highly aware of how confusing it could be when it comes to elaborating your social media strategy for the first time. However, establishing your online presence doesn’t have to be a daunting task. In this article, you’ll discover the four major steps to get started with social media marketing. #1: Identify your goals and audience This is the first thing you need start with. Write down all of your business goals and objectives  to build a future coherent and effective Social Media strategy. You  will then be able to choose the best Social Media to engage on. But first, this is what your SM plan should include : Define your online brand image: this is  all about identifying how you want people to perceive your business. Why don’t you…

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