Facebook provides a tremendous opportunity to get the word out about our company and all it has to offer.
Taking away the ability for consultants to have Facebook pages is crippling our businesses and the Thirty-One Brand as well. Just because a few consultants have abused the use of Facebook Pages does not mean that all are not capable of having a Facebook Page and following some corporate driven guidelines.
Thirty-One Gifts as a company already values the use of social media. This is evident by the fact that a Social Media expert will be at the National Conference. We are seeking the same practice that HO uses in their C-E-R motto in allowing consultants (the consultants who make the company known) to do the same!
Some examples of guidelines could be:
The alternative method of having a Facebook group is not a good option. Group regulations set out by Facebook prohibit the use of groups to encourage sales on a product. Likewise, groups are simply not set up for businesses to use and are not customer or user friendly. It's really NOT a good alternative.
- Don’t Complain about Thirty-One Products, HO, or other related issues.
- Don't Spam other FB user with your page.
- Avoid Product Claims
- Don't pretend to be the face of the company rather use the page as an Independent Consultant
- Do participate in your customers discussions
- Do direct customers to HO if they have a concern you do not know the answer to.
Thus, this petition is on behalf of the many consultants who utilize Facebook Pages for their business and respectfully ask that Thirty-One Gifts HO would recant their recent policy on Facebook Pages and re-post a policy that reflects indented uses and guidelines for Facebook Pages rather then the deletion of them.