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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…

Social media is active at all times. There is always someone online at any given moment, ready to read what you have to say about your business, sandwich or a slightly too milky cup of tea made by a co-worker. As a business owner, brand or internet personality, it’s important to grasp the importance of ‘listening’ on social media, as well as posting about yourself. So let’s have a look at 4 ways – as well as reasons – why you should listen on Social Media. Building Relationships Follow people from the same city as you and interact! Making friends with others online will build lasting and meaningful relationships. Don’t act like best friends straightaway or instantly try to sell your product, but let them know that there is a real person running the account and it might help them keep you in mind for future partnerships, collaborations or even…

In an E-commerce market where time is money, being able to synchronise your main social media profiles can bring some much needed efficiency to your operations. However that does not necessarily have to mean that you are also compromising the quality or directness of the message you are trying to get across. As the majority of people are now aware, Social Media (especially for business) does not come free nowadays. Moneywise..maybe but timewise most definitely NOT. A number of statistics have shown that the majority of people – due to time mainly – tend to engage on 1 or 2 social media platforms and hen simply visit their other accounts on an somewhat irregular basis. Whilst it is important to be active on as many Social media platforms as possible, it is equally important to maintain your level of quality. Whether that be it in your posts, customer service or response…

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.…

When working with social media, your best bet is to always to use basic social media principles. This allows you to create organic followers that are actually interested in your business. Once a business is successful at developing a solid base of followers they may begin to think about advertising. But where are your advertising “pounds” or “dollars” going the furthest, Facebook or Twitter? Let’s take a look at each platform and see what each has to offer in terms of advertising. Facebook has incredible reach and a great UI Facebook has a number of advantages and the incredible reach that can be achieved ranks among the top. When you advertise on Facebook, you know you can reach an incredible amount of people and you can set up the campaign so that only your target demographics are targeted. This is an very useful component and Facebook has a very user…

Despite social media’s proven track record and results, there are still some companies who are..simply disbelievers. They struggle to see the tangible value and overall benefits of social media and choose not to engage or at least not to engage consistently and in a strategic fashion. Whether you’re looking for some new ways social media can benefit for your brand, or trying to sell its value to the C-Suite or even clients, we have you covered. According to Social Media Examiner, about 96% of marketers are currently participating in social media marketing practices, but a staggering 85% of participants are not necessarily certain which tools are the best to use. With our help here at CFM Group, we will diminish the confusion by thoroughly explaining the advantages of using social media to market your business. Have a look at our Infographic below and tell us what you think! Are you making use…

It may have sounded somewhat..odd a few years ago but Live-tweeting is kind of like note-taking, only it’s online, collective, and interactive and its very common and popular for big and small brands alike nowadays. When you hear a great quote from a speaker, or “tweetable tip” (as in, a key piece of dvice that can be abbreviated to less than 140 characters), all you have to do is type it up in a tweet and ship it out to the world. Your followers will see the tweet, and so will everyone following the event hashtag — and people can retweet, favorite, or reply to you. For attendees and organizers alike, live-tweeting has become a fixture at most live events, webinars, conferences meetups and lectures. Companies nowadays even hire people specifically to broadcast their event live to their masses of fans and followers online. First, let’s have a quick look on…

It has been a common tactic for marketing companies – and not only – alike to simple schedule their tweets, post them several times on many different profiles and also retweet them across their managed networks in a form of cross-posting. Well, Twitter is having none of that any longer. Twitter’s spam bot issue isn’t new, but it came to a head when it was revealed a few months ago that thousands of Russian accounts (also known as troll accounts) used the platform to influence the 2016 Presidential elections in the United States of America. Now, the company has announced new developer guidelines and a set of rigorous changes designed to prohibit automated actions and to make it harder for “tweetdeckers” to flood the social network. Starting on March 23rd, 2018, apps will need to be able to prevent bulk tweeting or face “enforcement action, up to and including the suspension of…

In May 2016, less than two years ago, Facebook reported that people spend an average of 50 minutes a day on its apps- Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram. This figure was seen as a sign of the tech’s giant astonishing growth as well as increasing influence over our lives. But on the web, two years is a really long time. On the 1st of February, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO reported that users are spending in total 50 million hours less a day on Facebook. This works out to about a 5% reduction in time spent per person. Facebook described the decline as a good thing, resulting from recent changes made to the newsfeed which decreased the number of viral videos users see, and encouraging sharing with friends and family. However, Zuckerberg failed to comment on how confident he was that the changes were not as a result of some other reason,…

Yikes! You’ve done it. On the spur of the moment you’ve gone ahead and followed all your colleagues on Twitter, and they have followed back. Now, there’s no going back. Everything has changed, and before you go on tweeting as before, there are some important rules you have to be aware of. DO NOT POST SLACK CONVO WITHOUT PERMISSION Thought your casual conversation with your workplace BFF was hilarious? Good for you. But, before you go ahead posting a screenshot for the world to see, take a second to consider whether your colleague would be cool with the world reading something he might consider private. GIVE THE ENIGMATIC PERSONAL TWEETS A SECOND THOUGHT If you feel a continuous urge to tweet sentimental song lyrics, and mysterious statements about your issues like to say a heartbreak, please refrain. Your colleagues are not going to favorite your 12 am “if they don’t…