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Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
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Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 14 6:22 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Rob R wrote:
It's a great way to network, especially for my industry where we hardly ever see anyone.


Quite. I imagine the cows find a lack of opposable thumbs quite a barrier to using twitter etc..

Green Rosie



Joined: 13 May 2007
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Location: Calvados, France
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 14 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
Edit: *Anyone* who tells you how to use 'social media' as an effective marketing tool is almost certainly talking out of an inappropriate orifice.


Possibly but as somne-one who used to hate the idea of social midia I have just taken my first booking for the gite via Facebook and with 3 Twitter bookings under my belt and 2 recent enquiries it's not a complete waste of time for me. It's free, I like "chatting" and it's a usually better that what's on the TV!

sean
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 14 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It's the telling you how bit. Not the using it.

Chez



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 14 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The Rural Business people did a few free two-hour seminars on fb locally last year and some of my market colleagues were really impressed - they went from zero* to reasonably impressed in that time. But after two hours of 'your name goes here, don't click on people selling au-pair services' there's not much else to be said.



*'Facebook? Don't talk to me about facebook! Why do I need effing facebook, Chez?'

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 14 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

May I make a plea for those of us who don't do these Facebook and Twitter things? Make sure you have a web page and that ideally it is linked or set up in such a way that people with these smart phones can get to it too.

We get a lot of our business through our web page although we also have a face book page. Have no idea what that is like though because son deals with that, but I am sure he has linked it to the web page.

Some people we deal with don't even have internet, so even the odd sign in a shop or if worth while, an advert in a local paper/free paper still works.

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