Poll: Do you use Facebook for marketing purposes?
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Mar 31, 2013

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Do you use Facebook for marketing purposes?".

This poll was originally submitted by Kasia E Slobodzian-Taylor. View the poll results »



 

Marjolein Snippe  Identity Verified
Netherlands
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Not for translation business Mar 31, 2013

I think facebook can be very useful if you run a green travel business, or a funky clothes webshop, or sell fair trade jewelery, or for other 'lighter side of life' shops. In those cases, interests, social life and business can intersect. At least with regard to the things I translate, this is not usually the case so I would not consider using facebook for this.

 

Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
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Not for marketing translation Mar 31, 2013

However, I do have a FB page for my book: https://www.facebook.com/FindingMyInvincibleSummer

I will soon be posting reviews and linking this page to my blog.


 

Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 18:25
Member (2006)
German to English
No, not at all Mar 31, 2013

and not for anything at all really! I am not a member, will never be a member, etc.!

They only want your data for advertising, or to use you, so not with me!


 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
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Member (2009)
English to German
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No Mar 31, 2013

And I don't plan on ever creating a facebook profile.

Wishing those who celebrate it a Happy Easter!icon_smile.gif

[Edited at 2013-03-31 11:06 GMT]


 

Tim Drayton  Identity Verified
Cyprus
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Turkish to English
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No Mar 31, 2013

I do not use Facebook at all.

 

Alexander Kondorsky  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
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English to Russian
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No Mar 31, 2013

In my opinion, being a facebook user is discrediting for a professional.

 

Hin und Wieder  Identity Verified
Netherlands
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Member (2012)
German to Dutch
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No Mar 31, 2013

I use it for contact with relatives and friends. And that's me, mommy, daughter, friend. Not me the translator. I do not think my clients or colleagues wish to know how many dipers I had to change or how much fun we had at the zoo. It is nice for my parents to keep in touch and follow their grandchildren from a distance.
I use twitter though for working purposes and it even got me a lot of jobs too.


 

Triston Goodwin  Identity Verified
United States
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Spanish to English
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Multiple services Mar 31, 2013

We have a facebook page where we market several different services and make different resources available. It works great for our language support classes and people love the worksheets and games that we share. We haven't received any translation work through the page.

We are linked with several other translation agencies and video game developers, so we do enjoy seeing what every one else is upto.


 

macimovic
Netherlands
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English to Serbian
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No Mar 31, 2013

And I don't plan to do it. Plus I don't even have a FB profile nor I'd like to.

[Edited at 2013-03-31 15:46 GMT]


 

svenfrade  Identity Verified
Germany
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French to German
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No Mar 31, 2013

You won't find me on Facebook. It's as simple as that.

 

Yetta J Bogarde  Identity Verified
Denmark
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Member (2012)
English to Danish
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No, Mar 31, 2013

I keep Facebook for private use

 

Susan Mahmody  Identity Verified
Belgium
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Member (2011)
Dutch to German
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No Mar 31, 2013

FB is totally private whereas channels as LinkedIn, twitter,... can be used for professional purposes

 

Rebecca Garber  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:25
Member (2005)
German to English
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Facebook is for family and friends Mar 31, 2013

Pretty much sums it up.
While I have occassionally shared pix of some of the stuff I do in my free time with a few (very few) project managers, these tend to be people whom I have worked with for several years, and we run it through personal email, not company or professional.


 


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