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It is a well known fact nowadays that society’s dependence on real-time messaging through social media and other platforms like WhatsApp or Facebook has increased to a worrying extent over the last decade. Even though these platforms were originally created with the promise of bringing people, groups and communities closer together, it is more common that the opposite actually happens and people are driven to isolation. The odd side of this is that despite the initial promise, brands and platforms will now do everything in their power to make sure they offer you “algorithmically customized” feeds to cater to your personal tastes, preferences and beliefs creating even further isolation. This is not an issue that occurs in one industry only as politicians, actors, sportsmen (and women) and singers will all admit. Don’t leave any factual holes in your social copy. It is very important you “do your research” over the matter…

When it comes to high return investments, social media marketing fits the definition both regarding the budget it consumes and the ROI it generates. However, the path isn’t exactly smooth or simple. Often, marketing teams are drawn to either paid or organic social media marketing strategies based on past successes or failures when rather should both form part of a comprehensive marketing strategy. While a single marketing strategy might work or have worked for you in the past, modern social media strategies experience higher ROI because they utilize multiple channels and communication styles. The key to running successful social media campaigns is to strike a balance between the two of them. In this blog, we will be taking a look at three actionable strategies to help you align your paid and organic social strategies successfully. But first, let’s have a quick look below at the difference between  the two. Now…

Loyalty programs are becoming more sophisticated and prevalent nowadays both for marketers as well as companies. They are a far cry from the traditional spend-and-get model and more aligned to omnichannel and multichannel programs that value customers for every interaction they make with their favoured brand. Smart marketers are capturing and leveraging loyalty data to understand their customers better and market effectively to them whilst also improving their systems and processes to be able ot maintain and update their data easily. We’re seeing significant advancements in loyalty as brands seek new ways to add value for customers so let’s have a look at 9 trends for Loyalty program managers in 2018! 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 below on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Twitter Moments have been around for over a year now but they were limited in use to only Twitter big shots and a handful of Twitter partners.Recently, Twitter has made this feature available to everyone, which means you can use this great feature to get the word out about your business! There are a few guidelines to keep in mind though, so let’s dive deeper and take a look at the best ways to use Twitter Moments. Understanding the basics Using the new feature is very easy and intuitive. You will now see a Moments tab on top of your Twitter page and after clicking that you see you have the option to ‘Create a New Moment.’ Once you click this you will see all sorts of options that are very self explanatory. You can add a title, description, cover image, and you can link other tweets to the Moment.…

Snapchat is one of the most powerful, mobile applications in the market today, and with over 100 million daily active users and 400 million snaps a day, it shows no sign of slowing down. This is why it has emerged as a powerful marketing tool especially for brands looking to reach out to users in the age range of 18 to 34 which forms 71% of Snapchat’s users. With the stats above, it’s clear that Snapchat is here to stay and below are some of the reasons why you should look to integrate Snapchat into our marketing effort. SNAPCHAT IS FEMALE CENTRIC According to Wall Street Journal, 70% of Snapchat users are females, and this means there is a readily available demographic market available for businesses. So if you have a business that is targeted at women, you should be integrating Snapchat into your marketing efforts, and failure to do…

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…

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…

The team at CFM Group is growing once again with the addition of Anastasia Kakagianni as a Business Development Director based in our Brand new offices in Thessaloniki, Greece. Ana will be fulfilling a varied role working alongside our existing content marketers and providing high-quality copywriting and social media management for our clients in Greece whilst also assisting with sales and business development through our new offices. She joins the team having worked as a freelance copywriter and digital marketer for a host of clients in the UK, the USA and Australia over the past three years and is highly qualified within the sector having completed Seneca Colleges’ Creative Advertising Program and achieving a BA Hons degree in Communication Studies from York University. She also holds a Google Adwords Certification as of 2015 and is expected to complete her “Instagram & Social Media With Purpose” course provided by Dean Street Society. Nick Kalavas, Founder of CFM…