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Old 21 November 2012, 07:07   #21
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Hi

currently we have 88 likes. Most of these are from people who have used us and based in Scotland so want updates on events etc and we are v happy with this.

what I am not sure of is the big question of could we done more with Facebook? I have no desire for lots of people liking us if we dont add value to them as all this would be is a vanity thing and not a business bennefit. I have also no desire to sell through FB but I would like to know if we could improve our page? and if so how?

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Old 21 November 2012, 08:28   #22
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We use it as a lot of our customers are Brides and they love to look at all the weddings stuff and compare with others , it seems to be popular and helps spread the word .http://www.facebook.com/www.alresfordmarquees have a look and like us too!
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Old 21 November 2012, 11:14   #23
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We use it as a lot of our customers are Brides and they love to look at all the weddings stuff and compare with others , it seems to be popular and helps spread the word .http://www.facebook.com/www.alresfordmarquees have a look and like us too!
This is my point. what do you gain from me liking your site? I am not going to get married ( 2 wife's would be even more stupid and illegal) so I dont want updates and I dont see what you gain? am i missing something?

ps nice page though
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I gain because some of your friends may have a wedding, party or other event coming up soon and they look at my pages etc . Well I hope they do.
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And yes we do work north of the Border too.
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I gain because some of your friends may have a wedding, party or other event coming up soon and they look at my pages etc . Well I hope they do.
lol, sorry I think you are better of buying a lotto ticket as the odds will be miles better
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Part of the problem with anything advertised online is the sheer number of companies - not just marine but everywhere - who simply can't be bothered to reply to an email enquiry from a customer wanting to spend money. Many suppliers would do better to fix that fundamental failing before screwing around putting stuff on Twitbook.
You've touched on a subject dear to my own heart. I answer quite a few of these in my business. We have strict policy about replies and how fast they should be made. We also review answers and improve our technique - because it is a totally different sales situation.

However, be aware that "a fool can ask a question that even a wise man can't answer". I get emails with so many questions, ifs and buts that I can take well over an hour to answer a "stream of consciousness" query that took five minutes to compile. I could have answered the same query in five minutes by telephone and probably got a better grip of what the client wanted.

I do appreciate that your almost unique geographic location means email is a must and I'm not suggesting that you're an email timewaster.

However, I am going to take you off the Redbay Facebook list, as you have stated that you have no intention of buying one...

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I have also no desire to sell through FB but I would like to know if we could improve our page? and if so how?
I'd start by fixing the logo so it doesn't look like "my mum scanned it". You want to present a professional image.

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I think some people follow a brand such as Redbay or Scorpion as it may be an aspirational brand rather than something they are planning to purchase?
Well I think an aspirational brand = one you can't afford to buy now but you hope to one day. Is it worth nursing that potential customer now for a sale that might come in 5, or 10 yrs time?
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Having bought from Clyde Outboars via tinternet it was a bonus to see Cameron all spruced up!
What about a few of Dave in his Sunday best ???
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I'd start by fixing the logo so it doesn't look like "my mum scanned it". You want to present a professional image.

Well I think an aspirational brand = one you can't afford to buy now but you hope to one day. Is it worth nursing that potential customer now for a sale that might come in 5, or 10 yrs time?
Nurse all potential customers..............the nursing turns that 5 year wait into months.
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