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Discussion in 'Advertising, Marketing, Social Media' started by jpanarra, Mar 13, 2019.

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    Facebook and Instagram are down!

    Who's taking advantage of this opportunity over at twitter and other platforms. I know I'm trying to DM and tweet stuff to try to get some attention.

    Anyone else?
     
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    Facebook is back up again.

    Listen, anyone who thinks the Reptilian aliens would allow Facebook to stay down do not understand the powers at hand...
     
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    Sorry guys, my bad.
    I started running my first Instagram ads yesterday afternoon so this is probably my fault.

    (PS No sales via the ads yet, but lots of new followers)
     
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    This is a serious question and i'm genuinely curious, but what do you mean by this? Tweet stuff to get attention?
     
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    Yes. Talk about the Commandment of Control.
     
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    Nope. I was too busy working to care.
     
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    I can respect that for sure...

    I do a lot of my sales/marketing work on Facebook and Instagram. I focus on producing content and engaging with people to pull them into my funnel. So this being down had somewhat of a impact on my sales routine but adapt.

    Where are people's eyes, more specifically my customer's eyes, are on facebook and instagram so thats where I'm going to be.
     
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    This comment gave me life!

    Yas, that's the right mindset!


    On a more serious note:
    Twitter being my main marketing platform and being active there, it was interesting to see the panic over FB, IG and Whatsapp being down.

    I have seen some of the most creative ways and quotes using this outage to draw attention to their products. Even some big names.

    Amusing and something to learn from for sure!
     
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    The same day I posted one of the most controversial posts on my Instagram account. Couldn't like/comment on anything. Thought my account was done. I was already hearing voices saying: "Commandment of control", "All your work is gone" etc.

    Relieved to hear it was just the servers. Good thing I'm not using only one platform. But I really have to start finding ways to drive traffic to my other channels. Instagram/Facebook don't let you have much control.
     
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    rejoiceeeeeee rejoiceeeeeeee
     
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    For me it was the old if a bear shits in the woods...
     
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    I'm glad you are actually talking about marketing and opportunities rather than just the typical facebook scrolling habit. I was surprised to see how this was perceived by all of you who commented before.
     
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    Likewise. The shut down delayed a sale we were ready to launch by a few hours but no biggie, the response from other online businesses was interesting once it all got back on line. I haven't seen any statements about it yet other than Facebook denying it was due to hackers? Our facebook ads got effected around 12 hours before the main feed shutdown and I've seen in other facebook ad groups people saying the same.
     
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    This is why I always suggest building that email list ;)
     
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    Before I figured out how to skirt around the rules, I was booted a few times. Now just my luck, I was starting to market a new business yesterday morning and it started acting funny and I thought sure-enough I got banned again already. lol I was happy to learn it was everyone and not just me. :smuggy: I gave it a rest today but I'll be back at it again tomorrow. :innocent: :halo:
     
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    Groan...it interrupted my Messenger conversation with a buyer when I was doing more selling of my old stuff.

    Couldn't send her snapshots of the product.

    I'm pretty sure I'm going to lose that prospect now. :rage:

    Not sure if I can shift Facebook contacts on Messnger to WhatsApp. The latter seems to work just fine.
     
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