PDA

View Full Version : Rainier Falcons Facebook Group


redfalken
01-26-2012, 12:24 AM
Hey Gang,

After a discussion at tonight's meeting, I decided to start a Facebook group as a way to market the club and maybe get a new member or two. I'm not sure who else is on FB. I added Joanna and Brian to the group. I remembered Nathan after I made the group and now can't see how to add people. Hopefully you'll see this Nathan!

Anyone else want to join...feel free. I'm not planning on being very active with the group but at least it's out there for people who are searching for us.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/167765523339696/

doghows
01-26-2012, 09:22 AM
Sign me up, I fart around on face book too. I think I have too much spare time somedays.

Nathan289
01-26-2012, 11:33 AM
Its actually my wife that is on facebook. I'll see if I can find the group and join.

I don't have a fb profile. There are certain reasons behind that.. my dog has a fb page though:WHATTHE:

Nathan

Nathan289
01-26-2012, 11:36 AM
Nevermind. Appearently my wife already signed up.....


Nathan

Luva65wagon
01-26-2012, 11:52 AM
Thanks Kenny. That other place I mentioned it might be worth making a presence at is: http://www.hubgarage.com

It appears to be something Chris Jacobs of Overhaulin fame was behind. It's pretty cool to have a place like this that attracts car-only types from all over the world. It is a bit on the slow side, I will warn you, and I get bumped off a lot, but I've already been chatting with an Aussie Falcon owner and I'm trying to become buddies with as many Falcon owners I can find. My garage is Luvfalcons007 in case you want to look.

redfalken
01-26-2012, 12:46 PM
If anyone wants to join the group, just log on to your FB account, search for "Rainier Falcons", and you should see the group. Then there's a "Join Group" button to click up near the top of the page.

Since I started the group, I get an email notice to go in and approve you to join.

Luva65wagon
01-27-2012, 05:37 PM
I guess, if possible, we get the big "F" logo on the web site with a link to the Facebook page. Yes?

redfalken
01-27-2012, 11:19 PM
Good idea Roger. You're full of 'em!

Pat would have to do it. Here's a link to their logo downloads page:

https://www.facebook.com/brandpermissions/logos.php

SmithKid
01-28-2012, 10:09 PM
So..... I don't have a FB account and don't really want one. Is there a way to see this w/o having an account?

Luva65wagon
01-29-2012, 12:17 AM
Here you go Gene...

:ROTFLMAO:

:D

Luva65wagon
01-29-2012, 12:20 AM
But seriously, no. Facebook requires membership to look at anything. Kind of a pain system, but I suppose that's what it's all about.

Jeff W
01-29-2012, 01:24 AM
Maybe you want to find a new treasurer that is on facebook... 'cause I ain't joinin'
jw

Luva65wagon
01-29-2012, 10:57 AM
Maybe you want to find a new treasurer that is on facebook... 'cause I ain't joinin'
jw

I with you 100% Jeff (NOT the finding a new treasurer part, but rather the NOT joining FB part).

I had to join FB for work when we added it as a means of attracting more customers - or allowing for allowing our customers to communicate with us who would otherwise not. I personally don't like Facebook because there is no easy way to disassociate my personal life from that of work (or in this case the Rainier Falcon Club). I get so many customers trying to "friend me" and I don't want to friend them. So I feel a jerk for not doing so. But that is the line I draw.

Also, it allowed me to connect with my family, whom otherwise I'd not hear from for years, but a big part of me wants to un-friend them, my own family, because they tend to just use it as a means of using expletives (cursing) for no other reason than to do it. That irritates me. I don't communicate that way.

So, for those of you who don't want to join - don't. It will not be a mark against you in any way. Consider it just another avenue to reach people we might not otherwise reach. As long as we, whose goal it is to draw people into the club, use it as a tool to do so and not a replacement for the club forum, then we can make everyone happy. I still plan to use this forum 95% of the time. Meaning I'll devote 5% of my time to monitoring it.

Jeff W
01-29-2012, 11:25 AM
That makes sense. I just didn't want to miss anything important because it was discussed on FB exclusively. I don't mind missing that "Brian is now watching Battlestar Galactica - Season Two"... or is that a TWEET? :confused:

BillP 98201
01-29-2012, 11:42 AM
I think its a good idea! Ive already seen people I know who arent members of the club get on the fb page. I like the hubs garage site too :BEER:

SmithKid
01-29-2012, 11:43 AM
I'm with you, Jeff. And for those of you who may, for some weird reason, want to communicate with me it's going to have to be through this Forum, email, or at a last resort the phone (remember those?).

redfalken
01-29-2012, 12:19 PM
I think the FalconForum will always be our main form of communication. Facebook is just another way to attract members. A new way for them to find us. I think you'd be amazed at the number of Falcon owners in the area who have no idea we exist. No reason to pass up some free marketing!

FB is definitely not for everyone but I've had a lot of fun with it. Finding old friends, keeping in touch with long lost relatives, and keeping up on the bands/music I like.

Nathan289
01-29-2012, 01:01 PM
What other free marketing can we take advantage of??

Craigslist, my space, twitter?? Link our web page to every other falcon club web sites??

Nathan

redfalken
03-17-2012, 03:12 PM
Just a follow-up...I posted an ad to craigslist this morning:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/grp/2907316681.html

The drawback is that it's in the "Groups" section under the "Community" heading. And I suspect most Falcon people are looking for parts and cars under "For Sale". Just before the swap meet I suppose I could put an ad in the "For Sale > Auto Parts" section and probably won't get flagged as long as we mention some specific parts we will have for sale.

And...I don't mind posting events and announcements on Facebook and craigslist but if anyone wants to volunteer to be our marketing guru, please chime up. I know there are lots of places we could be making our presence known. We just need a reliable member who's main responsibility would be to market the club.

redfalken
05-11-2013, 01:38 PM
It's been a little over a year now and we're up to 30 members on our Facebook page. Just wanted to tickle this thread and remind anyone that has a FB account to sign up. Do a search for "Rainier Falcons Car Club" and you'll find us.

Marion
07-11-2013, 01:53 PM
I'll bite...