Inc.'s 20 Awesome
Facebook Fan Pages
These 20 companies demonstrate Facebook done right. With active discussions, lively photos and videos, and custom content-;these pages are converting thousands of loyal fans into buying customers.
When Facebook announced its latest business page upgrade, it wasn?t to frustrate you?turns out the upgrade does wonders for business pages.
Facebook is a key online marketing tool for businesses-;if utilized to its fullest it can drive increased traffic to your website, generate additional sales, promote brand recognition and loyalty, and provide you with a direct communication link to your clients and customers. Here's 20 companies-;chosen from nominations by entrepreneurs, social media experts, Inc. editors, and Facebook-;that we think have awesome fan pages. Vote for your favorites by clicking the "Like" button on this page.
Zappos uses Facebook as its culture cultivator: using discussion posts, wall updates, a Fan of the Week contest, and other tactics to whip their fans into a frenzy.
Company culture rules at Zappos. So how does that translate onto its Facebook page? "It serves as a small, tight-knit community for our very loyal, rabid fans, numbering well over 100,000 on Facebook," says Aaron Magness, senior director of brand marketing for the powerhouse online shoeseller. That means Zappos won't sell on Facebook or use slick marketing campaigns to win fans. "It's just a place to have a conversation," adds Magness, even if it has nothing to do with shoes. (A recent question posted by Zappos read: "From Arachnophobia to Pteromerhanophobia, some things give people the jitters! What's your funky phobia?" Nearly 100 people replied.) The firm does, however, ask for customer feedback, which played a role in its decision to use models instead of mannequins as it gains a foothold in the clothing market. "It was a big decision, and we wanted to know if customers were comfortable with it," says Magness. "Through Facebook, we learned our fan base wasn't comfortable with super-stick-thin runway models."