A homage to a time gone by…

Stranger Things
Stranger Things debuted on Netflix. Compelling storytelling, a homage to a time in America that has seemingly gone by, and good-times with my brother and dad on the couch at the house. The Duffy brothers have really done something here. It truly is next level stuff. Can’t wait for season 2.

Video

Swim To Leave A Triangle

I’ve been finding inspiration from ‘top’ chef videos. These are people who are so passionate for their craft and their business that they transcend the ‘stars’, transcend their employees, they even transcend food. They find essential human truths that are concealed in the vagaries of mankind. The combination of their observations has been inspiring and impactful on how I’m looking at business, and frankly, life right now. Looking outside the industry you are currently in can provide immense insights that can conversely be applied to your industry. This video, is a great example.

New Facebook Page Change

Facebook made a huge change this week that now allows you to login to your facebook fan page and act as that user while you go about your business on Facebook.

Really, this is one of two major changes Facebook has ever done; the other being the comment notification change.

Also, the new Facebook page layout has disrupted the flow of traditional “IM” Facebook page templates, so if you made any mods to your page you should check it out to see if it still works.

I think this new change is incredibly powerful from a market leadership point of view. Because the notifications, and interactions that you get to do now with your fans is totally seamless. It just works better.

I have some really exciting changes that I’m going to do on my Facebook page in the coming weeks and I invite you to come along for the ride.

Just like my page and keep checking the blog for all the news about this stuff. – “See what I did there, I got you to like my page ;-)”

And no this is not part of any secret launch or anything weird like that.

Just good ol’ fashion content to help you along.

Facebook is a part of the plan for my niche businesses, and websites this year. It should be a part of yours too.

The reality is it is getting pretty noisy on Facebook lately because everybody is promoting it. So, you really have to be super cool to your fans, and your customers if you want them to stick around and get to know and your company/brand.

I think there will come a time where Facebook is no longer the coolest kid on the block, but for now this platform is where your customers are. And because of that, that is where you need to be.

Talk soon,
Mark

P.S. Be sure to like me and come along for the ride.