Exiting Facebook as a Marketing Vehicle

Image by pshab For a few months now, I have been reducing my marketing presence on Facebook. Generally, I don’t enjoy the conversational tone, and I believe Facebook is losing market power. Another aspect is to create a safer place where I don’t have workplace colleagues and contacts reading my feed expecting the latest and greatest Geoff news (Woo. Hoo.). I’d rather have a closer family and friend experience there. This seems to have happened by happenstance, anyway. In fact, of my current consulting and speaking clients, only one head of marketing is a friend on Facebook. The linchpin was seeing organic unpaid engagement drop on blog posts. Geoff Livingston on Google+

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5 Common Forms of Facebook Spam

Image by Christian Barmala One of the issues a mature social network brings with it is spam. And though Facebook has rebooted its privacy settings for sharing, it is still largely an opt-out network that creates tons of spam. The spamification of Facebook extends beyond professional solicitations to unwanted emails created by friends who want you to participate in their activities. While this is well-intended, it just shows that Facebook with its many features has also created many ways to spam your buddies. Here are five common forms of Facebook spam: 1) Group Additions There’s nothing worse than getting added to a busy Facebook Group, and suddenly having dozens — even hundreds — of emails land in your in box. […]

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