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Does anyone use Facebook for business networking purposes? If so, do you feel it is a good marketing tool?

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      UK Girl wrote Mar 8, 2009
    • We do for our fashion brands - well my daughter does on the younger brands - you must have good images and also add your PR coverage - you set up a group.

      It’s more for updating and PRing - also do you use it for events - my daughter has two facebook profiles one is work and the other is personal.

      The work one she has a lot of “friends” and sweats them as her network - do you also use LinkedIN ..




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      Cindylouwho1966 wrote Mar 8, 2009
    • That is what my web designers told me to do, Maverick. As soon as the new website gets up and running, I’m on it.




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      Jenz ~ wrote Mar 8, 2009
    • For PR facebook & myspace are okay however, to do actual business on there, in my humble opinion, no good.




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      Cindylouwho1966 wrote Mar 8, 2009
    • Hey, Jenz, do you sell any of your photography?




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      UK Girl wrote Mar 8, 2009
    • maverick the secret to building a brand - is awareness just creating a buzz so you use Facebook as PR you might get one or two enquries but measure that I would do a code for your website so you knew where they came from ..
      Who are your target market and what other PR techniques do you use ?




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Mar 8, 2009
    • I’m glad this topic was brought up this morning. I woke to the thought that I need to really ramp up my online presence. I am not exactly sure how to go about it, like Maverick. I thought of creating a group for my chocolate business on facebook so I can send updated photos and product information to my members. What I’m looking for is to have my friends share my group with others so I can build a network of people who would not otherwise know about my products.

      I also thought I’d go over to Linkedin today and sign up there. I’ve not even seen their site so I’m very new to it.

      Maverick, are you planning to do that as well?




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      Myrna Perez wrote Mar 8, 2009
    • I’ve been in hiatus for a while and I am preparing my business for a “Grand Opening“.  I’ve been making new and innovative style jewelry pieces. I have registered for a new business name—and am awaiting for it to be official.  When it is, I am going to make an announcement on Fab 40.  

      Where ever I advertise and sell my jewelry, I would like to link it to Facebook, Fab 40, etc . . . Is this how it works?  Thanks!




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      Womensafety wrote Mar 8, 2009
    • I use facebook because googles love it. I have made some contacts just pinging to facebook and it has worked great for me I am sure not for all business.




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      UK Girl wrote Mar 8, 2009
    • Ladies you need to think about your PR ..

      Have you thought about local press (we don't pay for adverts) ... don't do a long winded press release - send product bribery works every time  and a quick 150 words on your business - at the moment they are looking for feel good stories plus home grown businesses add to the local economy ...

      Also have you thought of doing a tie you with a similiar but adjacent business - so with jewellry a nice womens wear shop and have a drinks afternoon evening and invite the press along to that - you then share databases with the other company  

      In my vast experience a coffee and a freebie with a journalist is worth much more than any press release and advert as they can use you in the features section and then in business and then else where - make yourself the voice of business in your local community ........

      Be pushy with the press and they are lazy they will come back time after time trust me




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      Myrna Perez wrote Mar 8, 2009
    • I will give it a try. estatic




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      Minettam wrote Mar 8, 2009
    • Yes, I use FB for networking. I am Secretary for a local networking group and FB has lead new members and potential members to us. You can find us at Strong Coffee Networking Group on FB. As for my personal business, I have not found it to be helpful. I am an interior designer who does many things, but I mainly focus on painting, faux finishing, custom murals and stencils. My business has suffered greatly since 2006. If i don’t see an improvement soon, then I will move to another state and change careers.




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      Debbie McGinn wrote Mar 9, 2009
    • I do use FB to promote my business with AVON.  I have not been doing it for very long, but it helps get the word out notifying people specials and educating them on the product line.  I believe when you post something on FB, is like that old commercial used to claim, “you tell two friends, and they tell two friends and so on and so forth“.  I have a group as well “What’s New in AVON Products?“.  

      I do believe that a lot of people use FB for fun and some members do not want to be inundated with promo info.  I am currently working on putting together a paid ad on FB  - they appear on the right side of FB site. I’m going to test for a few days and see what kind of response I get.




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      Esther Bloom wrote Mar 9, 2009
    • I have been using Facebook to promote my business, I don’t think it is the best place. I do believe it is good for announcing events. I really haven’t found a really good place to promote my business.happy




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      Cindylouwho1966 wrote Mar 9, 2009
    • Vicki, I definitely like your newspaper-bribery approach.




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      UK Girl wrote Mar 9, 2009
    • honey thats what I’ve been doing for nearly 30 years with different products - also works with buyers if you wnat someone to buy your product send them a sample ..

      As they say nothing like the real thing and lets face it once they are hooked they’ll keep coming back ... I never refuse a call from the press so they always give me airtime




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