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Arkansas State, Batesville Chamber of Commerce to Hold Advanced Facebook Marketing Seminar Sept. 11


JONESBORO, Ark. — The Arkansas State University Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) and the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce are jointly hosting an “Advanced Facebook Marketing: Beyond the Likes” seminar Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 1-4 p.m. at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, 409 Vine Street in Batesville.

In this workshop, attendees will explore added tools for Facebook marketing including:
How to create an effective social media strategy for your organization,
How to use Facebook insights to develop marketing strategies,
Facebook social plug-ins to link business websites,
Tips on time management techniques and tools,
How to increase fan engagement to make profitable relationships.

Herb Lawrence, director for the SBTDC, will teach this three-hour seminar. 

“Facebook has become a great marketing tool for small businesses,” said Lawrence.  “Now over one billion people around the world are on Facebook.  In Arkansas, over half of the population is logging into their Facebook accounts daily.  Facebook is a unique tool that allows our small businesses to find, communicate with, and develop profitable relationships with customers.”   

Registrants will learn how to leverage their Facebook pages to get more out of customer engagement.  Attendees should have a Facebook page for their organization and a minimum of 25 fans.

Registration is $35 per person, $25 for chamber members and $20 for faculty, staff and students from the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.  For more information or to register, contact the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce by phone at (870) 793-2378, e-mail Mandi.curtwright@mybatesville.org or register online at: http://tinyurl.com/BatesvilleAdvancedFacebook. Also, contact: Herb Lawrence, SBTDC director, at hlawrenc@astate.edu, or call (870) 972-3517.

In addition to the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, these seminars are co-sponsored by Independence County Economic Development, Inc., Citizens Bank, First Community Bank, First National Banking Company, Liberty Bank of Arkansas and Merchant & Planters Bank.