Your wish has been granted – now it’s time to celebrate!
888ladies recently promoted a campaign titled Make 2014 Great. Launched in tandem with the fabulous makeover that the site recently underwent, this exciting promotion played out on 1 January at 9 PM. At stake was £4000 waiting to be won on New Year’s Day. 888ladies was determined to start 2014 right, and rolled out one of its most ambitious promotional packages ever. Cards were made available for £1 each, and the action took place under the specials tab in the lobby. A minimum of 1 card could be purchased and a maximum of 96 cards was allowed. The game of choice: 75 ball bingo with a 5 x 5 grid and up to 24 numbers needed to complete the winning ticket.
The 888ladies Facebook Campaign
As part of the Make 2014 Great promotion, 888 ladies took to social media networks like Facebook to promote the Make a Wish competition. To enter, 888ladies fans simply need to upload an image of something that would make 2014 great for them. The maximum prize value up for grabs with £400, and scores of contestants took to 888Ladies Facebook page to upload pictures of food processors, DVDs, TVs, toasters, sandwich machines and so forth. The winner would easily be determined by the number of likes associated with their particular wish. After the top contestants had been selected for final consideration, a panel of judges would decide upon a winner.
One particular player 888ladies, Champagne31 had an altogether different kind of wish. As a regular player of 888ladies, she knows all about community spirit and interaction. Her wish was simple: she needed money to purchase a wheelchair. The moment the fellow competitors saw what she had posted, the likes started rolling in by the truckload. Suffice it to say, she won the competition hands down. But their luck didn’t end there – she also managed to find true love in 2014. So it all seems to be coming together for Champagne31 and others at 888ladies.
Wright Place TV is looking for a social media intern (NO-PAY)
This position is virtual- you will not have to come into the
Wright Place TV Show offices in Ontario, California
4-8 hours per week (depending on events)
Social media monitoring
Will be ON-CAMERA at times
must be very good with
- google hangout
- google plus
- linked in
Must be punctual and able to follow directions
Benefits to the intern- Connections with and exposure to very powerful business people on the web via The Wright Place TV Show
You will receive Media Training
How to apply:
1) The first step is a phone call to the office, If you leave a great message, you will get a return call.
1a) It is highly recommended that you take some time to learn about The Wright Place TV Show and know what we do and what its about
BEFORE you call.
909 235 9744
A few of my younger or newer entrepreneur clients who are working on their social media, lament that they can’t turn their facebook contacts into real time connections. Or they can’t get their facebook friends to go over to their fan page and like the fanpage. There is one thing they overlook. Facebook is really good at naming parts and groups. They call the users of Facebook “friends” but the reality is, most of those people are not people who are a friend. They are an online-aquaintence.
Client A says, she lives in the same city as Person X and the person for the last 6 months has not agreed to meet for lunch or even a cup of coffee in person. However this same person had not problem making a phone call to try to sign up Client A for a workshop. Client A was a little put off. Clearly the person only had time for them when there was money to be made. Client A was interested in created a ‘REAL-Ationship” as The Career Enginner – Francina Harrison likes to say.
Sometime we have to face it. When you reach out to people who are never interested in creating an offline relationship you might have to face the fact that they are not a friend. They may not even LIKE you. In some cases they are people who “can’t stand you”. But if they can use you to make money off you, they’re in. Figure it out and walk away.
Client B says, he contacts person Z on Facebook and they never ever respond. Once again, it’s not a friend if the only way you have to reach them is Facebook. If people don’t respond to a message, then they probably have someone else posting for them. It’s not them or they have no interest in connecting with you. Take the hint. You won’t miss anything if you are no longer in their stream. They will never like or share your posts. Are there a few people on Facebook who don’t know they should answer messages? In theory yes, but if you are using Facebook for business, common sense would tell you it’s a 2-way street of communication. No one is looking for a billboard on Facebook. We have enough ads on there already.
Facebook should have online acquaintance segments. Just so people won’t get confused. Facebook is great for people to friend you and then watch you. If you read 5 articles on how to grow your business using social media, almost all of them will say, friend your competition and see what they are doing. Some of your Facebook “friends” are doing just that. All your plans are there. All your creative thoughts are being spelled out as you think them through and use Facebook as your personal diary. People are planning to knock off your products and events as soon as you post them. If you in business, the way you post is important. My friend Mark Mikelat says “Facebook is a conversation in a bar, people can overhear, join in, comment and get into the conversation. No expectation if privacy is implied or expected.” If you have something important and private to say, then say it in PRIVATE.
Can’t get your close Facebook family and friends to get to your business fan page? No problem, realize they are not a customer, so they don’t want to LIKE your business fan page. You want people on that page that WANT to be there. These same friends and family who won’t switch over have also never bought your product or service either. Get the pattern? Stop looking for support in the wrong places.
In conclusion, I just want remind entrepreneurs that you have to get out with real people and mingle. Everything can not be done online. You still have to connect. Instead of obsession with people you “met” online that would not give you a glass of water if you laying on a dessert road dried out and they were driving a full potable water bottles, take the hint, create real off line relationships that move your body closer!
I don’t rant often, but I had to get this one out!