CMD’s Inca is ideal for the Work From Home Market

CMD’s Inca unit is an on-desk power, USB charge point and network extender in one, making it ideal for the growing home office market.

This compact unit has four faces, offering both power and USB charging.  Available in black, grey or white, Inca enables multiple devices to be connected to the mains or charged at the same time, all in one place, making it ideal for those who need to transform their living space into a workstation.

A full product specification is available at  www.cmd-ltd.com/inca

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – CFAS AUTUMN ELECTRONIC JOURNAL

Our CFAS Autumn Electronic Journal is almost upon us, and we want your input!

The theme for the next edition is “Open Space” and “Adaptation” we welcome any contributions our members think will fit this category. The deadline for entries is 9th October.

What does “Open Spaces” mean?

There are many things that could fit into this category! Have you developed and created a brand new product suitable for outdoor use? Or have you adapted your working environment to give your staff extra room to work safely and efficiently?

Perhaps you’ve even adapted some of your current offerings to fit new workplace guidelines. For example, Sven Christiansen designed kits to quickly and easily reconfigure bench desk runs, into individual workstations, for enhanced social distancing compliance.

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The Sven Single-Sided Bench Conversion

If you’ve done something similar to this, or can answer any of the questions above, we’d love to hear from you.

Why contribute to the Journal?

This electronic journal will be published to a huge additional circulation. In addition to our near 8000 named contacts within facilities management, A & D, Manufacturing and dealerships, we have the opportunity to circulate to over 23,300 named contacts within the educational sector. These contacts cover all UK primary and secondary schools, colleges and Universities. It’s a perfect opportunity to help you grow your brand’s presence, both within and outside our industry, reaching audiences of every medium for maximum impact in the marketplace, giving you piece of mind that the right people know who you are and what you do.

Benefits

No more ‘The Office is Dead’ CFAS is helping the industry to fight back and show the benefits of workplace designed furniture in COVID-19 friendly environments.

Special rates across the board to help our industry survive this crisis. Let’s do this…be part of the Autumn journal.

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Great rates on OFAS Printing Services

Submission process

To submit artwork for the CFAS Autumn Electronic Journal, simply get in touch on the details below or visit our contact us page.

Phone: 0845 388 7973
Email: alan@cfas.uk

We can’t wait to hear how our members have been finding their new normal, so make sure to get your entries in by 9th October.

Have you and your colleagues subscribed to the electronic journal… Don’t miss your free issue, sign up now at www.cfas.uk

HELPING OUR INDUSTRY GET UP AND RUNNING AGAIN

The office is not dead.

CFAS is reigniting interest for commercial furniture manufacturers, dealers, fit-out and service providers. Our industry is going to fight back and show the benefits of workplace designed furniture in COVID-19 safe environments.

We are now calling for submissions for our CFAS Autumn Electronic Journal, and have extended this invitation to non-members for the first time. Our Journal is full of articles, editorials, industry news, and members promotions, and is the perfect way to gain brand recognition in this difficult period.

Open Space and Adaptation

We want to hear from you about how your business has adapted to provide a COVID-19 secure environment, and we are especially interested in the stories of our members who have built new products to suit this emerging market.

Have you created a new range to aid social distancing, or altered your design strategy to accommodate the new normal? Get in touch with us today to secure your spot in the office furniture world’s leading industry publication:

Phone: 0845 388 7973
Email: alan@cfas.uk

Sign Up to Read the CFAS Autumn Electronic Journal

Due to the increase in working from home, we want to ensure that everyone who will benefit from our Journal gets the chance to read it. We’ve made it really simple to sign up. Just scroll to the very top of the page and click “Get our FREE Journal”, enter your details, and the Journal will be sent direct to your inbox as soon as it’s released!

Helping Your Brand Grow

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CFAS provides a range of services to support our members with promotions, digital media, and social media to gain brand recognition.

We can give you the tools you need to promote your products, from social media advice and management to the design and printing of marketing material.

What’s more, we’re currently offering special rates across the board to help our industry survive this crisis.

The OFAS Graphic Design Service provides professionally designed printed pieces that can transform the look and feel of your brand.

They create all styles of publications, including:

  • Magazines and newsletters
  • Journals and booklets
  • Annual reports
  • Brochures and leaflets
  • Advertisements

Working from scratch or from a supplied template, the process of crafting your ideal design will involve you at every step until you are happy with the result. Once you have approved your design, a PDF will be generated for a final sign-off before printing.

To discover more about how CFAS can help your brand weather the COVID storm and reach new audiences, check out our recent article How CFAS is Helping our Members Adapt During Uncertain Times.

CFAS – Reigniting the Industry

10% Off Chair and Furniture Components With Vital Parts

 

 

Get 10% Off All Chair & Furniture Feet from Vital Parts throughout September.

Simply add to cart for the discount to be deducted, valid across all ranges:

Speak to our sales team on 01233 713 581 or visit our website at www.vital-parts.co.uk 

How CFAS is Helping our Members Adapt During Uncertain Times

It’s fair to say that 2020 has been a rotten year for businesses around the world, and CFAS is no different. But we are excited to tell you about how we’re finding our new normal, and how we are helping our members adapt during these uncertain times.

We’d love to hear how our members’ businesses are adapting to the new normal in our October electronic Journal, and we are now inviting submissions. If you’d like to share your experiences with our vast readership, please get in touch.

 

Online journal

After recently speaking with many of our CFAS members,  and due to the situation we all find ourselves in,  it became apparent that our next highly regarded industry Journal publication should be released as an online-only version. We will of course return to hard copies soon.

But don’t worry – there will still be the same mix of industry news, insightful articles, and relevant advertising. Our theme for this edition covers Open Space and Adaptation. Are you providing products suited to Open Space? How have you helped the new social-distance friendly offices with their new layouts? Maybe you have provided the many homeworkers with office furniture and ergonomic accessories! Our October Journal is the perfect place to reach our vast audiences, both in the trade and end user community, including FM’s, A & D, Educational Sectors, Hospitality, Government bodies,  Dealers, and many more.

We have also created extra means of signing up for our journal, as we don’t want staff members who are working from home to miss out on getting a copy. If you haven’t yet signed up for an electronic copy of our next journal, you can do so by scrolling to the very top of the page and clicking “Get our FREE Journal”.

 

 

Social media support for members

We are here to advise and assist our members on how to get the best from social media during this challenging time. We dedicate ourselves to driving potential customers interested in your products and services to our site and social media feeds. You don’t have to worry about not having the time, knowledge or flair on how to communicate and keep up to date on business social media platforms – CFAS can do it all for you!

If you’re interested in learning more about social media and how it can work for your business, check out our recent article 7 Great Ways to Use Social Media Marketing for CFAS Members in 2020.

 

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Our Industry Database

We are updating our extensive industry database, to ensure we capture all COVID-related company changes. This lets us provide current and relevant data for our members, and helps us understand the difficulties our industry is facing in 2020.

 

Membership renewals

At CFAS we have understood the challenges of the current climate. That’s why we froze our membership renewal process from April, so members would not lose out.

We are so pleased that we have been able to provide continued support to our members with access to all the wonderful benefits of being a CFAS member during these difficult times.

 

Finding 2020’s new normal

Be it in preparing a COVID-safe working environment; making tough financial decisions; learning how to diversify into new markets; or taking stock of the industry as a whole; CFAS is here to offer support and advice to our members as they adapt to this year’s challenges. We are here to lend an ear, so please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

Don’t forget – we’d love to hear how our members’ businesses are adapting to the new normal for our October journal, and we are now inviting submissions. If you’d like to tell us about your experiences, please get in touch!

7 Great Ways to Use Social Media Marketing with CFAS in 2020

💻 Most of us have heard of social media marketing, and many of our member businesses have some kind of social media presence. At CFAS we understand there sometimes aren’t enough hours in a day, so we’ll give you the main reasons why social media should be a key part of our members’ marketing strategy in 2020.

Why not have yourself a quick break, grab yourself a hard-earned hot drink, and digest our top 7 reasons to use social media marketing in 2020 for CFAS members!

Reach New Potential Customers

Let’s start with one of the classics. Millions of people are active on social media every day, some of whom will be interested in your product… They just don’t yet know you exist! In fact, 60% of Instagram users say they discover new brands through the platform.

Social media marketing is an ideal way to increase brand awareness – whether it’s organically (costing nothing), or through paid advertising. Relevant hashtags, location tagging, social feeds, and engaging with your competitors’ followers are all great ways to increase your reach.

And what’s the best thing about social media marketing? You can do all this right from your phone.

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Keep Your Brand Front-of-Mind

Whether it’s potential or existing customers, trade contracts, or end users, social media marketing is a great tool for keeping your brand in the spotlight. With so much to think about day-to-day, it can be easy to ignore the importance of an effective working environment.

CFAS members can use social media platforms to entertain and connect with their clients, ensuring you’re top of mind when they come to purchasing new commercial furniture.

Increase Website Traffic and Sales

So you’re reaching new potential customers and engaging with your current ones. What will be the outcome of this? More visits to your website and increased sales, of course!

Social media marketing is a great tool for optimising all stages of the sales funnel, from awareness and consideration through to conversion and referring.

Reputation Management

Keep tabs on what people are saying about your brand, helping you to highlight the good things and smooth out any complaints.

If you’re well established there’s a good chance someone’s already talking about your brand, so why not add to the conversation? Customers love seeing the human side of the corporate world – Yorkshire Tea do this brilliantly!

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Customer Service

As well as knowing what others are saying about you, end users use social media to interact directly with brands. This could be to ask questions about a product, make a complaint, or to say thanks.

Harvard Business Review recently concluded that brands who don’t respond to their customers on social media can damage their bottom line.

Learn About Your Customers

Social media platforms provide lots of free data about who is interacting with your brand, helping you fine tune your customer persona. Plus, using techniques such as UTM tracking you can see over time which platforms are leading to the most leads or sales!

This will help you understand where to concentrate your social media efforts, and make decisions on where to invest in paid advertising.

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Keep Track of Competition

Last but not least, there’s no better way to keep an eye on your competitors than on social media. They’re likely to be telling their followers about new developments or products, and you can keep pace with problems or pain points that you could step in and solve.

So there we have our top 7 reasons to use social media marketing in 2020 for CFAS members. If you’re already a member and don’t have your link to submit posts, contact us for a reminder – and if you’re not yet a member, learn more about our amazing social media packages, member benefits, and how we can help your business grow!

Teknik’s New Editable Home Office Flyer!

 

Our brand new home office flyer is now available!

Editable to add your own logo, sell prices and contact details

Contact us at Marketing@teknikoffice.co.uk to request your copy now!

Nobo Plexiglass Screen – High Level of Protection

View the full range available at Essential Workspaces www.essentialworkspaces.co.uk

The Nobo clear acrylic room divider screens provide an effective social distancing solution for any environment, whilst also allowing clear and safe communication.

The robust plexiglass surface can be easily wiped clean and the transparent design means that natural light isn’t restricted or reduced. Features a smart anodised trim.

View the full range available at Essential Workspaces www.essentialworkspaces.co.uk