VALLEY EAST FACEBOOK COMMUNITY
I will continue to facilitate the growth of the Valley East
Facebook Community which has grown in size to 14,000 members.
This has become the social media extension of the
Valley East Today
Community Web Site which I founded in 2003. It is also a site
where I am able to showcase clients wishing to develop a higher
profile in the community.
Facebook Community serves as the virtual news publication for the
people living in Valley East. My wife, Valerie and I also manage
the following additional facebook groups as spin-offs of the Valley
Valley East Consumers' Guide
Valley East Town Hall
Valley East Baking Exchange
Valley East Real Estate Guide
Valley East Birds and Gardens
Woodworking, Crafts and Projects
Valley East Memories
Valley East Fundraising
Valley East Passing It On
Valley East Seniors Scene
The Valley East facebook group is the new wave media where part of the content is
publisher-produced and the rest consists of member contributions and
engagement. This is a two-way interaction which allows members to read
the news and/or engage with each other on topics of interest. The site
has also been very helpful when anyone requires any information. They
just ask a question and there are plenty of people with the answers.
The Valley East Facebook site is also a way for local goods and
service providers to let their prime market know about what they have
to offer residents. A heavy emphasis will be made in the coming years
on utilizing the Valley East group to promote local businesses.
The Valley East Facebook group is also an example of my ability in
group management, something that I suggest most businesses should
consider as a major component of their own marketing plan. I believe
that for some clients, managing their own facebook group would be very
beneficial to their organization. Facebook groups can also be used as
an effective tool for training of employees.