Social Media Engagement

Social media platforms have exploded onto the scene in recent years. With so many to choose from, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, the possibilities seem endless. The opportunity to reach your customer base directly creates a whole new world of prospects for establishing a strong market position for your brand. Simply posting content across social media platforms sounds easy! Set up your accounts and people will start to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ your business and that’s pretty much it, right? Wrong.

By opening your business to online communities all of the content that you share will be seen by, yes you’ve guessed it, your customers! This will be the point that your online presence either thrives or merely survives. If you can successfully create accounts that demonstrate an abundance of personality, you are on the right track. However, if you fail to deliver high quality, accurate material then you may in fact cause irreversible damage to your business. Never forget that your online reputation can make or break your brand.

To stay relevant in the fast paced, demanding social sphere it is not enough to merely post images and text, hoping for a response from the public. To really thrive and let people know that you are here, it is essential that all of your content impacts profoundly on your target audience. Your content must be vibrant, eye-catching, well thought out, clever, unique and most importantly engaging.

The most effective way to do this is to create content that generates engagement between your brand and the public. This interaction will not only contribute to a more successful campaign reach, it also has the potential to create a loyal following.

FCDM specialises in creating, publishing, monitoring and measuring the effectiveness of social media campaigns, engagement levels, audience reach and overall success rates. Various platforms require different expertise and tools, all of which FCDM can manage for you, making your social media activity seamless and hassle free. The measurable results that we provide will ensure that your social media accounts not only survive but thrive.

Contact us today to see how FCDM can help to improve your social media engagement levels.

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FCDM is Nominated for Athlone Chamber of Commerce Award

FCDM is delighted to announce that we are finalists in the ‘Professional Service Provider of the Year’ category at the upcoming 2016 Athlone Business Awards.

At FCDM, we pride ourselves on being a company with a difference, we have a passion for delivering results and this can be seen through the success that we have secured for our clients. We have a highly skilled team that will work with each client to create a website that conveys their every unique need.

Additionally, FCDM’s team based approach allows us to provide a high quality, flexible and hands-on service. Our comprehensive skillset includes marketing, web development, graphic design, search engine optimisation, content development and project management expertise. Our portfolio ranges from small independent companies to large corporate clients.

The Athlone Business Awards is an annual event hosted by the Athlone Chamber of Commerce. It launched in 2014 and recognises local businesses that excel in their area of expertise. The awards also identify those businesses that promote excellence in the quality of their products, services and customer care.

The gala dinner will take place in the Sheraton Hotel in Athlone on Saturday 16th April and the sponsors on the night include: the Westmeath Independent, Midlands Radio 103, AIB Bank, Russell Brennan Keane, Bank of Ireland, Ericsson, Snap Printing, Athlone Institute of Technology, Seery’s of Athlone Cash & Carry, Direct Medical, Enterprise Ireland and Viking Boat Tours.

There will be a champagne reception at the Awards followed by dinner and the awards presentation. The evening will conclude with music from ‘The Conquerors’.

You can book tickets to the event and support the finalists on the night. A complete list of categories and finalists can also be found on this page.

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Google Web Designer: Free to Download, Free to Use

Google Web Designer is a free tool for Mac, Windows and Linux. It simplifies the process of building interactive HTML5 advertisements. The FCDM team utilise this application on a regular basis to bring ads to life and deliver the best possible designs to our clients. Designers will experience ease of use with Web Designer, thanks to the animated timeline incorporated within the system.

Google describes the Web Designer as:

“Google Web Designer gives you the power to create beautiful, engaging HTML5 content. Use animation and interactive elements to bring your creative vision to life, and enjoy seamless integration with other Google products, like Google Drive, DoubleClick Studio, and AdWords.”

This advanced web application enables users to design and build HTML5 advertisements using an integrated visual and code interface. You can create content using drawing tools, text, 3D objects, and you can animate objects and events on a timeline.

The animation timeline includes features including animation scrubbing, timeline events and auto keyframing. Updated 3D features on the application also allow animation design to be taken to another level.

Once the design process is completed, a clean human-readable HTML5, CSS3, XML files and JavaScript code is provided. The applications use of syntax highlighting and code auto completion makes code easier to write while also ensuring fewer errors.

Google Web Designer also provides a library of components that enables you to add image galleries, videos (including YouTube embeds) and maps to your web sites and advertisements.

Additionally, Google Web Designer is integrated with Google Drive. This ensures ease of use when sharing Web Designer files with others. Designers will find this element of the application to be very useful, as do all of the members of the FCDM team.

Google Web Design is available for Windows 7+ and Mac OS X 10.7.x+. This installer does not require much space, just a few hundred Kb.

It is important to bear in mind also that Google Web Designer does have some drawbacks:

• All of the mainstream browsers are not supported.
• The application will not open HTML files that are not created by Web Designer.
• To fully utilise all of the features on Google Web Designer, you should have a good understanding of CSS3 properties and concepts.

However, in our option the benefits outweigh the above and include:

• It’s free.
• Animations are created quickly and easily.
• Prototyping can be done efficiently.

Download Google Web Designer or to see what it is all about and all of the features that it offers.

Or, if you would like to see what FCDM can do for your advertising campaigns and website design, please contact us today.

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Award Winning Website Design with FCDM

The winners of the ‘weddingsonline’ Awards 2016 were announced at a black tie gala dinner & ceremony, which took place on Monday 15th February 2016 at the Grand Hotel, Malahide.

FCDM are delighted to announce that our client, Midnight Sounds, won the award for “Website of the Year” at the 2016 weddingonline Awards.

Since its establishment in 2008, the ‘weddingsonline’ Awards have become an annual highlight for Ireland’s wedding industry professionals and brides and grooms-to-be alike. The purpose of the ‘weddingsonline Awards is to recognise the achievements, commitment and outstanding quality and service provided by the Irish wedding industry.

FCDM is a full service digital marketing company based in the heart of Ireland with a worldwide client base. The FCDM’s team based approach allows us to provide a high quality, flexible and hands-on service. Our comprehensive skillset includes marketing, web development, graphic design, search engine optimisation, content development and project management expertise.

The website was designed for Midnight Sounds by FCDM and focuses solely on the Irish wedding industry. The website offers information on upcoming showcases, packages, sets lists, blogs, testimonials and much more. The site features include:

  • Video banner,
  • live social media updates,
  • Mobile responsiveness,
  • Set list with YouTube access.

Visit the Midnight Sounds website to see all of the features.

The judges for the awards in 2016 were as follows:

  • Ken Fitzpatrick – Ken is currently CEO of the Digital Marketing Institute.
  • Mark Richardson – Mark Richardson is renowned as Ireland’s leading sales and communication skills expert.
  • Gareth Dunlop – A former Board Member of the Irish Internet Association, and Chairman of WeddingsOnline.ie, Gareth writes & lectures extensively on Internet related matters.
  • Sara Kennedy – Sara has over 10 years’ experience specialising in wedding planning, sales and marketing. Sara is the owner and blogger for IrishWeddingBlog.ie.

For further information, please call FCDM on +3531 5253188/ +353 90 6493740 or e-mail one of our dedicated team members at sales@fcdm.ie.

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The Best Digital Marketing Reads in 2016

Here at FCDM, we realise the importance of keeping up to date with all of the latest developments in Digital Marketing. In a fast moving industry where trends can change from day to day, it has never been more important to be responsive to stay ahead of your competition.

We have hand-picked 3 of the best marketing books realised so far in 2016. This selection provides insight into where the industry currently stands as well as offering vision into where it is going:

Content Inc: How Entrepreneurs Use Content to Build Massive Audiences and Create Radically Successful Businesses.

Joe Pulizzi, the founder of the Content Marketing Institute, provides a revolutionary blueprint for business. The approach in this publication is centred upon creating audiences and then developing products for them. This is in stark contrast to the traditional method of developing a product and then seeking out a market.

The inspiring real-life examples contained in this book demonstrate the power of content and how it can be utilised.

The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist, Period!

This book offers a practical approach to building and maintaining websites. Whether you are a website developer, designer, content creator, social media expert or just want to get to grips with the process, this book will give you simple to follow check-lists. As a comprehensive digital marketing guide, we think this one tops the list for 2016 so far!

Welcome to the Funnel: Proven Tactics to Turn Your Social Media and Content Marketing up to 11.

The power of combining social media and content marketing is what underpins a successful integrated marketing approach. From start-ups to well established corporations, this book offers insight into how various strategies can be implemented for immediate impact.
The comprehensive break down in this book is divided into four main sections:

1. Efficient content creation,

2. Utilising social media to create brand awareness and trust,

3. Future trends for social media and content combined, and what this means for the future of digital marketing,

4. Practical advice on the resources that you need to stay ahead of current trends.

 

If you are interested in learning more about how FCDM can help your business succeed online visit our website or contact a member of our business development team today.

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FlatOut.ie Nominated for Cork Digital Marketing Award

FCDM are delighted to announce, that our client, FlatOut.ie was nominated for “Best use of Facebook” and “Best Website” at the Cork Digital Marketing Awards.

The Cork Digital Marketing Awards are organised by the Cork Chamber and allows companies in the area, the opportunity to showcase their excellent use of Digital Marketing and to be recognised for their exceptional online engagement. Companies were invited to nominate themselves, before September 7th, after which the list of companies were published online.

Successful companies experienced a vast quality of superb publicity as well as been given a competitive edge when seeking clients.

The winners were announced at CDM’s gala event in Fota Island Resort on the 29th October. Many of the nominated companies were in attendance, as well as the members of the Cork Chamber. KC, Programme Director of RED FM hosted the event.

FlatOut started its journey in January 2014 and since then it has been on a steady upward trajectory. It all began, when the owner, Andrew who is an avid motor sport fan and competitor- found that the industry was lacking a “one-stop-shop”, where organisers could post ads about upcoming events and competitors and supporters could advertise goods for sale. It was from this thought that Flatout.ie came to be.

The FCDM team designed and created Flatout.ie, as well as branding the companies social media accounts. We have worked very closely with Andrew and his team in order to provide them with a truly unique and special website.

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Online Trading Voucher Scheme 2016

FCDM are delighted to announce that the Local Enterprise Office will be continuing the Online Trading Voucher Scheme into 2016.

This scheme is for small businesses, with less than 10 employees, that have been trading a minimum of 12 months. This scheme give small businesses the amazing opportunity to develop an e-commerce website, helping to expand their business and reach new audiences.

A grant of up to €2,500 based on 50% of eligible expenditure is available. Full details of the scheme is available here.

It is a requirement by the Local Enterprise Office that applicants attend an information session prior to submitting an application. This ensures that applicants are aware of how the scheme works, what the grant covers, how to apply etc. Contact your local enterprise office for meeting dates and times.

If you are interested in attending, please book your place at the following link. Places are limited so early booking is advisable.

FCDM is a digital marketing company with a difference, we have a passion for delivering results and this can be seen in the success of our clients.

We have a team of highly skilled website designers and coders that will work with you to create a website that meets your needs. We can achieve this by using the most advanced web technology and implementing an effective digital marketing strategy. The end result is a website that is both visually appealing to the eye and also performs to the best of its ability.

If you want to find out more about how FCDM can work with you to help grow your business please do not hesitate to contact our dedicated team on 01 525 3188.

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FCDM Client Nominated for Website Design at International Property Awards

FCDM are delighted to announce, that one of our long-standing clients, Feltrim was recently nominated for an award at the International Property Awards (Americas) for its website www.balmoralflorida.com. The award ceremony was hosted by the Barbados government in Barbados on October 23rd.

What are the International Property Awards?

The International Property Awards, are open to residential and commercial property professionals from around the globe. They celebrate the highest levels of achievement by companies, operating in all sectors of the property and real estate industry. An International Property Award is a world-renowned mark of excellence.

The new website for which they were nominated for this prestigious award, was created for their new premier resort and community near Orlando in Central Florida, Balmoral. The team here at FCDM who designed and developed the new website, created a unique design which showcased this marvellous facility, using a number of key exciting features.

By simply logging onto the website, visitors can get an in depth knowledge of the resort and its properties. FCDM created a virtual tour of the property that allows visitors to view this outstanding property, without traveling from their home. Additionally, FCDM also incorporated videos and a number of different features which allows you to get in touch easily. This includes links to all social media outlets and even a contact form.

Visit the Balmoral website to explore these fantastic features.

This is our second client in the past number of weeks to win or be nominated for an award based on the website we designed for them. If you would like an award winning website for your company, contact the industry leaders today.

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Ireland’s Leading Website Design Agency

Are you looking for a professional web design to enhance your online presence? Do you need some information about trading online or you are considering a redesign of your existing website? Then you need the assistance of industry leaders, FCDM – Full Circle Digital Marketing.

Why choose FCDM for a professional web design?

FCDM is a company with a difference, we have a passion for delivering results and this can see proven through the success of our clients. We work closely with our clients to build this relationship and we acknowledge that it is this star quality that has made FCDM Ireland’s leading professional web design and digital marketing agency.

With a large number of award winning websites, FCDM truly are the industry leaders when it comes to professional web design. If you search for a professional web design company in Ireland, you will a large amount of results. You will not find a company with as much experience and a more dedicated team than FCDM.

No job is too big or too small for the highly skilled team here at FCDM. We thrive in today’s ever changing market and love taking on new roles and tasks that our clients put forward to us. We currently have offices in Athlone, Co Westmeath, Dublin, the United Kingdom, Florida and Dubai.
Some of the benefits of choosing FCDM for a professional web design are:

We at FCDM are honoured to say that we are Google Certified AdWords Partners meaning our team have access to new product information and recent updates from Google, so your companies marketing will remain up to date with Googles changes.
We will assign you a specific project manager, wed developer and graphic designer.
We have a highly skilled and experienced team
We create bespoke web designs suited to the needs and wants of our clients.

If you are interested in finding out more about FCDM, the leading professional web design agency in Ireland, simply contact a member of our team or phone us on +3531 5253188. We would be delighted to hear from you and discuss how we can help your business grow.

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Digital Marketing Agency

Are You Looking For A Digital Marketing Agency To Enhance Your Online Presence?

The way we view and live in this world is rapidly changing as both a consumer and a business. Your customers and potential customers are on the move and are spending more and more time on mobile devices rather than on a desktop.

Why Should I Trade Online Now?

The days of locating the phone book, looking for a business address near you and going to the premises to make a purchase have changed dramatically over the years. The likelihood of the purchase search process is someone is sitting in their home or in their workplace. They may be either in the Country or millions of miles away and they are looking for your products and services. They will first go online and search for the items or services that your company supplies, but they will not purchase from you as they cannot find your business. This is because you have no online presence and are not accessible to the potential customer.  If you are not online, put simply, you are missing out on sales that your online competitors are delighted to receive.

Why Are People Shopping Online?

One of the main reasons for an increase in customers shopping habits and in this method of shopping is down to the increase of mobile devices and to the accessibility of the ever growing internet market. With an online website, your customers can shop 24/7 from morning to night! Your customers can view your products from the comfort of their own home and can make a purchase compared to waiting until your business opens up the next morning at 9 am to make the purchase. In this time they may change their mind or worse go to one of your competitor’s website and spend their money there.

 WE WANT TO HELP YOU

Our friendly team will help and assist you at every step of your exciting online journey. It is now the perfect time to create a virtual version of your bricks and mortar business, as there is now a great incentive to small businesses.  This incentive is called the “Online Trading Voucher” and is available to small businesses now. The Irish Government are offering your business a grant of up to €2,500 to help you get your business online.

 

FCDM is a Digital Marketing Agency that can give you the ability to reach clients all over the world, which you would not have the ability to reach before your website implementation. We can help you increase sales through organic search and through paid search ads, also known as Google Adwords.

FCDM are Certified Google Adwords Partners and have been trained to the highest level of Google’s Standard.

FCDM’s Digital Marketing Strategy:

  • Our Digital Marketing Agency takes the time to listen to you so we can fully and truly learn who you are and what it is you do. We do this in order to examine what the current competitive landscape looks like for your industry.
  • A detailed website analytics review will be carried out with complete benchmarking of your current online performance.
  • A detailed roadmap will be generated, we will then advise you of our specific course of action that we will develop for your online business.
  • Once devised, the strategy will help determine the next steps for your individual needs.
  • A detailed website draft will be created by our experienced seasonal website developer’s. This will include, how your website should ascetically look, the type of content it should have which is based on the most current SEO techniques and will demonstrate to you how the website would be structured and navigated.
  • Social Media: We will create a structured tactical plan that will suit all your online needs to generate sales while also raising awareness of your business.

FCDM is Ireland’s number 1 Digital Marketing Agency and we have both the knowledge base and the technical ability to drive your business forward.

If you would like more information on hiring a Digital Marketing Agency please contact us today.

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