Although Facebook’s initial intention was to connect and share on a personal level, B-to-B companies for the most part have a hard time using Facebook as part of their overall marketing program. Here are some facts to consider:
- More than 500 million active users
- 50% of our active users log on to Facebook in any given day
- Average user has 130 friends
- People spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook
- Create a two-way conversation – You need to engage people, so don’t always talk at them and push out news. Listen and give them content and insight that will help them.
- Connect community – Give your fans a place to come together and share.
- Build relationships – People buy from folks they know, like and trust. According to a survey from Chadwick Martin Bailey and iModerate, customers are more likely to buy from companies they follow on social media.
- Cross promote – You can’t have all the answers nor should you. Use Facebook to share interesting articles about your industry.
- Make things sharable – Make content interesting and fun. What we really want is to have people share.
So if you currently have a blog and want to repurpose your content, this is a good way to do that and build your Facebook fan base at the same time.