March 22, 2011

Getting Social Media Love On The Go

Filed under: Social Media — Tags: , , , , , , , — Meredith @ 9:52 am

As the weather gets warmer, a lot of you in Smaller Box land will be doing some outdoor vending. One thing that’s problematic about the real world is that people can’t simply click to take actions. Things are certainly moving in that direction with sophisticated wireless devices, but even those involve a little typing. To make it easy to get passersby onto your social networks, consider using SMS.

Both Facebook and Twitter allow their users to like and follow pages with a simple text message (provided their users have their mobile numbers registered with Facebook/Twitter). You can encourage them to text their way to your pages with a simple sign.

For Facebook
Ask people to text “like [page name]” to 32665
For Smaller Box the text message would be “like smallerbox”
This page will even make you a handy sign you can print and post at your booth.

For Twitter
Ask people to text “follow [twitter name]” to 40404
For Smaller Box the text message would be “follow smallerbox”

Make some signs for your upcoming event booths so people can easily connect with you online, even if they’re just passing by at a crowded show.

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  1. That is amazing, thanks for the tip! I’m getting set up through a local small biz advocacy org to have one of those scannable Q code things that should work similarly, but this is also very useful.

    Comment by Mallory — March 22, 2011 @ 11:37 am

  2. Thanks for the nice article. I had no clue how to do this on Facebook and this makes awesome sense. I had to figure out how to do it (my mobile wasn’t set up on FB) but how cool. I’m super excited to put up a sign at my fairs and see how much I can grow at one show. Might be a cool idea to encourage people to do it and show you and give a small prize if they do. Something like a free 1″ button or sticker or something…

    Comment by Martha Latta — March 22, 2011 @ 8:32 pm

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  4. That’s a great tip, I’ve never thought of doing it before and that can be a fun way to drive engagement socially during an event. Thanks for passing that tip along Meredith!

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