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Top Tips for Bands on Facebook (Part Two)

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Following on from yesterday’s blog post, here’s more of our Top Tips for Bands on Facebook.

Ask Questions

Connect with your fans by asking for their input. Ask for their thoughts on decisions the band is making to get them involved. If you’re not sure what piece of artwork to use for an album cover, post both photos up on Facebook and ask for your fan’s opinions.

Using Facebook Questions is a great way to engage with your fans and gain a better understanding of what they want. Don’t forget, these are the people who support you each and every day.

Apps

Facebook apps are a great way off making your Page stand out. With thousands available for free, there’s no excuse not to have installed at least one. Soundcloud and Bandcamp both offer free apps that are great for showcasing your work, or for those that want to push their band’s marketing even further, apps can also be custom built for you to fit in with your band’s branding.

Read more at the Bozboz Blog: http://www.bozboz.co.uk/blog/top-tips-for-bands-on-facebook-part-two

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August 11, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Top Tips for Bands on Facebook (Part One)

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Having worked with several bands and DJs on their social media campaigns, Bozboz have helped increase the number of fans and followers for a variety of people including Goldie and Skint Records.


So you’ve started a band, made some music, joined Facebook and set up a Page – what now? Of course, your family and friends will be the first port of call but after that building up those ‘likes’ can become tricky.

Here’s our top tips for promoting your band on Facebook:

Read more at the Bozboz blog: http://www.bozboz.co.uk/blog/top-tips-for-bands-on-facebook-part-one

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August 10, 2011 at 11:01 am

Google+ Review

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The wait is finally over. Google+ has been unveiled and Bozboz have been lucky enough to test it out.

The social network, described by some as a potential ‘killer’ of rivals Twitter and Facebook has arrived with less of a bang and more of a thud. With its invite only launch, Google has been keen to stress that the launch is a Field Trial, and that ‘Things may not work as intended.’

Once you have set yourself up by entering some basic info and uploading a photo, you are prompted to begin using what we think is probably the best thing about Google’s new project: Circles.

Circles are a way of grouping your contacts so that you can easily share things with some people and not with others. This means we can share web-dev techniques around the office without boring our friends outside of work.

This appears to be a direct response to the lack of privacy that Facebook is often accused of and works brilliantly. While it’s unlikely to suddenly drive the 500 million Facebook users over to Google+, it will certainly tempt some. Circles really is a great idea and we think Facebook would be foolish not to announce updates to its Groups pages or a similar initiative very soon.

Read more on the Bozboz Blog: http://www.bozboz.co.uk/blog/google-plus-review

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July 1, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Facebook Monopoly

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It's even got its own currency.

The launch in the US (and soft-launch in Europe) of Facebook Deals is one more step on the path to social media monopoly for Facebook. It makes sense, and to be honest, criticising it would be hard to defend.

The best social networks are the ones that have the largest user base. Not having to trawl through a hundred different sites to find your mates saves you (and them) time and establishes a convenient standard. When was the last time you were in a pub, met someone and said “Facebook me”? Yesterday, right? Exactly.

As with the establishment of any monopoly, there are competition concerns, but in this case, it’s hard to see that the alternative is any better; particularly when it comes to location based social networks. Foursquare, Gowalla and Google Buzz have all been hyped by those in the industry, and certain “power users”, but have never really taken off with the general public. The potential of these services is enormous – think how interesting the Google Buzz layer on your maps app would actually be if people were using it.

What Facebook Places provides is a platform that almost everybody is already on, and the launch of Deals finally opens up a serious location based channel for small businesses to use as a marketing tool, as well as for consumers to pick up great deals.

Read more on the Bozboz Blog: http://www.bozboz.co.uk/blog/facebook-monopoly

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February 3, 2011 at 10:53 am

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