Thursday, November 19, 2009

NY Times Tells us Why Facebook for Promoting Business

New York Times today makes a compelling case for using Facebook for business. As many already know, this social network offers an increasing array of tools for creating a Facebook Page that can easily replace a website in the cash-strapped early days of a small business.

Consider this example: "For Mr. Nelson, this is serious business. He and his wife, Candace, own Sprinkles, a cupcake bakery that relies on social media in lieu of traditional advertising. Mr. Nelson considers Facebook marketing essential. “People are out there talking about your business everyday, whether you’re looking or not,” he said. “This gives people a place to come and speak directly to us.”

Sprinkles uses Facebook to give customers a whiff of what’s cooking. Every day it posts a password on Facebook that can be redeemed for a free cupcake. Since April, its fan base has risen tenfold to 70,000."

Applying innovative thinking to Facebook could bring you face-to-face with a vast number of eyeballs who are ready to buy too.

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