Outage Alert: Facebook and Instagram

So, picture this....

I sit down to down to work, excited to dig into content creation, scheduling and other marketing strategies for my clients.

As many of you know, I create content for social media and email.

I log on to Facebook, or at least I tried, and get a big error message. Now, mind you, I live in the sticks so I assumed it was my internet.

Fast forward an hour as I sit at Starbucks. It was clearly not my internet at home.... the internet did, in fact, explode. Facebook and Instagram are down. Cue mass panic!

I took to Twitter to see what was happening and it wasn't just me. In over 10 years of using Facebook, I have never experienced this long of an outage. I felt lost.

What is a business owner to do now?

Well the news is good if you have a functional website and an email list, so breathe easy. This outage got me thinking.

What if...?

WHAT IF THOSE PLATFORMS DISAPPEARED TOMORROW FOREVER?

Do you have all your eggs in one basket?

Have you been relying on Facebook, Etsy, or Instagram to run your business?

Have you been skimping on a website or maybe you don't have one at all?

Have you skipped email all together because you "don't have time" or "don't like email"?

Let today be a good reminder of WHY you need to have complete control over your business.

It's not about what you WANT to do, it’s about what your customers NEED from you!

At the very least, you need a functional website and an email list. Social media and another other marketing efforts are an added bonus to your overall strategy.  Don’t get me wrong, they are incredibly powerful; however, we are at their mercy, so just keep that in mind as your business grows.

So, where do we go from here? We wait for everything to come back online, and we keep moving forward with our marketing efforts. This is just a reminder to take a peek at your marketing strategy to see where you can improve.

Do you need help determining where your business can improve? Yellow Barn Media is happy to help. We launched a new and improved website, with a resource library that we will be packing full of amazing resources, just for marketing your equine business. You can also schedule a connection call so you can get to know us and how we can serve you.

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Contact: Jamie Samples
Jamie@yellowbarnmedia.com
517-375-5399

 

 

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