The UK’s data watchdog has just issues the maximum possible fine against Facebook for its failure to protect personal information of their users in regards to the Cambridge Analytica scandal that broke out a few months ago, here in Cambridge. The fine is a mere £500,000, a small fee for a company that announced $13.2 billion in revenue in the last quarter alone but nonetheless, a step towards demonstrating that such behaviour in the future will not be tolerated. The figure is so low simply because it was calculated using the UK’s outdated 1998 Data Protection Act, and regulators say it would have been “significantly higher” under the EU’s new GDPR regulations, which came into force in the UK in May. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said Facebook had let a “serious breach” of the law take place and had given app developers access to people’s data “without clear consent” or…

CFM Group, work closely with Buffer and one of their recent surveys revealed some very interesting results when it comes to having an effective Social Media strategy. According to that survey, over 50% of businesses worldwide do not have a clear, documented social media strategy which effectively means they could be making effective use of their social media, but could equally simply be wasting time and money. Without a purposeful, documented and strategic way of going about things and measuring their efforts, there simply is no way to know. So we decided to create a simple and easy to follow, step-by-step guide on how to create an effective social media strategy for your business. 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

LinkedIn has recently announced a very interesting update on its platform. Most of us have seen a number of profiles, with a FOLLOW rather than a CONNECT button next to them. They were mainly used for established personalities and Influencers allowing users, to follow their profiles and hence be regularly updated on their news via their feeds. LinkedIn is now giving all users the option to display a ‘Follow’ button as the main CTA on their profile page, as opposed to the current ‘Connect’ prompt which has been expected for a while now. This has actually been the main option for high profile users (like Richard Branson and Satya Nadella pictured above) who are in LinkedIn’s ‘inFluencer’ program for some time, but now, all users will be able to list the same hence increasing the possibilities of your posts being viewed and appearing in your “followers” news feed. It is…

2018 is almost over and as we are rapidly approaching Xmas, we thought we’d create a brief infographic on some of the trends we have seen in 2018! Have a look at our infographic below and tell us what you think! As per our infographic above, it is notable that they key points are: Rise of augmented reality. Increasing popularity of Instagram Stories. Continued investment in influencer marketing. Focus on Generation Z. Increasing brand participation in messaging platforms. Expansion of live streaming. Rethinking Twitter. Digital hangouts go mainstream. Facebook Spaces goes mainstream. Social platforms embrace stronger governance policies. 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

Facebook Messenger’s “unsend” button may finally be a reality very soon as it seems to have already appeared in many messenger accounts of users worldwide. In April, news came out that Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook messages were deleted from recipients’ inboxes in what many saw as a violation of user trust and abuse of power since Facebook  Messenger doesn’t have an Unsend button for its users. This swiftly prompted Facebook, to release a statement announcing that it would actually be building an UNSEND functionality for all users in the near future and the time seems to be nearer than ever. Facebook users were already able to delete messages in a chat, but those deletions would only be for their end and would not delete the message from the recipient’s inbox. In addition, an Unsend button did already exist but this was under a timer expiration and for specific secret conversations only. Facebook-owned Instagram already has an “unsend”…

We are proud to announce the launch of our new website which coincides with our expanding role as a global leader in Digital Marketing Social globally. Here at CFM, we are always looking to improve the service we offer, so in an exciting step towards enhancing your experience of working with us and we have thus launched a brand new website. With a fresh look and feel and intuitive design, our new website is designed with you in mind. Mobile optimised – Responsive – Modern -Easy to scroll through We understand your needs and how we can help you with a variety of people management challenges. Fully optimised for mobile devices, our new site will allow you to learn more about what we do, how we do it and the partners we work with across the globe, whether you’re at your desk or on the move. It also includes extensive…

Hi there, its time for another blog and what better than updating our Posting times and also helping our fans, followers and customers reach their audeicne easier and at the best possible times. We have hence now collected more recent data on the best times to post on social media, so everything is up to date as per our Infographic below. The optimal days and times to post on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn listed here reflect the latest algorithm changes too. Have a look at our gorgeous infographic and tell us what you think! Key Notes: Facebook: Ideally post on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 12 and 3 p.m. Twitter: Ideally post on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 12 and 6 p.m. LinkedIn: Ideally post on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and Friday between 5 and 6 p.m. Instagram: Ideally post on a Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 3 and 4 p.m.…

Mobile banking has grown rapidly the last decade and it is now almost impossible to find a bank that does not offer it. There are actually even banks that only exist online and hence downloading their app is the only way to interact with them for any number of reasons you may wish to. The shift to “mobile banking” is a global phenomenon which has empowered many African countries but also the everyday users in the western world. You see, one would think that mobile phones are not the safest of devices. You carry them with you, you can lose them at any time. However, with modern data encryption and security techniques, it seems that mobile banking is safe. What is mobile banking? Mobile banking is a service provided by a bank or other financial institution that allows its customers to conduct financial transactions remotely using a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet. Unlike the related internet banking it uses software, usually…

Further to our post last week in regards to how companies can carefully target, segment and market to their audience, we received many requests from readers on this could be done. What the easiest and most effective ways to reach the Millennials is and hence we have created the infographic below. Tell us what you think and if there is anything we should add to our infographic. 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