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Instagram has consistently tried to improve its platform and add new features and tools to its stories. Earlier this week, rumours circulated that Instagram’s working on new ‘Nametag’ scannable codes to connect users to profiles, while the platform also officially released its “Focus Portrait” mode for selfies and videos just a week ago. Now, WABetaInfo reports that Instagram is also developing a new Q and A sticker option for Stories, which would allow users of the platform to pose a question within the Stories flow, but the response to that query would be private. As is visible above, the new Q and A sticker would be another option in your Stories tools and differs from the existing Poll stickers, in that the responses wouldn’t necessarily have to be multiple choice, while the results, as noted, would be sent privately. The option could be great for brands seeking rapport on new products, or ways they can…

As a social media user or even a professional, you most definitely (and if not you should) are already making good use of social media networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter as well as media sharing sites (i.e. Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat), along with maybe a handful of others like Pinterest and Google Plus. However, the reality is that these are just a part -albeit big part- of social media and not the only elements to it. Look beyond those social media juggernauts and you’ll see that people are using many different types of social media to connect and network online for many a reason. We have hence created a simply and short infographic to demonstrate 9 of the most important social media categories. 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…

Smart bloggers are always looking to save time and be more productive, and there are several time management and productivity tools out there which can be of tremendous help. The challenge though is finding the ones who are worth your time. In this blog, we will be looking at ten must-have tools you need as a blogger. STAY FOCUSED StayFocused is a great tool for procrastinators and the chronically distracted. The tool is a productivity extension for Chrome which helps limits the time spent on some websites that distract you. Stay focused blocks them for a day so you can stay focused. It’s an effective method although quite extreme. COSCHEDULE HEADLINE ANALYZER CoSchedule Headline Analyzer scores your headlines and attempts to predict whether they will be successful or not taking into account several factors such as structure, word balance, grammar, character, readability and word count. It also provides Google search…

Instagram has quickly outgrown its original impression as a fun app for kids and teenagers and has quickly grown to become a serious marketing, networking, and audience development tool for individuals and brands. It is now one of the most popular social networking sites in the world with over 200 million active monthly users sharing 60 million images getting 1.6 billion likes every day. Instagram is a lot more than just another popular social networking site as the average Instagram engagement rate for brands has been found to be 58 times higher than on Facebook. If you are one of those brands looking to get started building a brand profile on Instagram or are looking to revamp your Instagram profile and get more followers, below are some things you could give, a try. CROSS PROMOTE YOUR SELECTED HASHTAG Hashtags are an important tool on Instagram, and one of the first…

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…

Internet marketers who are in need of a very visual marketing scheme are without doubt leaning heavily on platforms such as Pinterest. Pinterest has recently made a few changes which will give marketers a number of new tools when using the platform. The Marketing Partners Program A large portion of Pinterest’s advertising revenue currently comes from a handful of marketing partners who Pinterest has approved. These partners earned what Pinterest dubs their “Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.” These approved partners make up the Marketing Partners Program and those wishing to advertise on Pinterest do so through these partners. So, what’s changed? The Marketing Partners Program has been in use for a few years now, but recently Pinterest announced they are bringing in a number of new partners. They are adding a few new types of companies that will allow advertisers to use third-party tools to track just how…