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In our previous issue we went over a few helpful hints for earning profits on Facebook. In this issue we are going to talk about Facebook marketing and Facebook Groups for your business enterprise.
This Facebook Group Application has recently been revived by the social networking site, to make it more useful and beneficial for its users. Take note that unlike Fan pages, the Groups application is not ideally suited for use if you’re building a target market. A group can be kept secret or open should the moderator chooses to do it. With Groups, one is allowed to chat, send emails and post photos to a given group of people.
Nevertheless, the Groups feature has a number of restrictions when compared to a Fan page or Business page. To get the most out of this application, some businesses either assign a staff to manage it using a personal account or be watchful when including contacts to their Facebook business page. Even the business owner can implement this directly.
Let’s quickly check out a few ways to apply social media management and using the Facebook Group Application to your advantage:
- As Connection to other Industry Figures
Irrespective of the industry you belong to, a solid discussion about various issues is quite important for you as a businessman. This not only increases your knowledge about the industry you’re in but also builds your reputation among other business owners. Although one might argue that you are indeed talking to competition, it is unwise to cut corners on ideas as this is one way to make a buzz in the community. So don’t be afraid to talk about and moderate a closed or open discussion (whichever you prefer) with other entrepreneurs. It might just be a peg for a prospect to choose you later on.
- As a Support Group
Do you have several queries pertaining to marketing campaigns and other aspects of running a business? In case you need to discuss some internal issues with the admin, how do you go about it? With Facebook for Business you can effortlessly do this with as much visibility or privacy as you want.Your staff members will see the discussion and feel relieved that they’re not the only ones who are making the effort to solve the issue. It is also a way to celebrate small milestones in the department you belong to or with the company at large.
- As a Call for Corporate Social Responsibility
Are you organizing a fundraising activity? How about if you need to connect with the charity your company is involved with? Facebook will give your efforts a strong sense of accountability. Not only that, it will also help you become more organized should there be a need for some volunteers from your team. If you decided to make the discussion open or accessible to everyone, your customers and other companies might even include themselves.
- As a Way to Update Field Workers Not all industries require a closed office. As such, these companies need a way to update their employees of the happenings in the Administrative side. Any issue that need to be handled within the staff can be done online with the use of Facebook Groups. Discussions can be done through chats as well as posting of updates at the wall.
Keep watch for the next issue of Facebook for Business. We will concentrate on the right ways to start conversations with your fans and friends on Facebook.
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