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Offline ThePoet

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Project Appleseed Facebook pages
« on: February 13, 2014, 10:27:12 PM »
I would like to take a moment to introduce myself.  I am relatively new to the Project Appleseed community, having attending my first Appleseed in November, 2013 and second only last weekend.  I  accepted an Orange hat on Sunday and look forward to learning along side such a great group of people.

I have a fair amount of academic and professional training and experience in marketing and advertising and have been in touch with Fred over the past several months to offer my expertise in these areas.  Fred has asked that I work on developing the foundation for a marketing effort on a national level.  It is my goal to develop key messages and push them out to a broad yet carefully segmented audience across various media.  The easiest way to begin on a limited budget is through social media.  I have done some preliminary research into our current social media presence on Facebook and was surprised to find 23 Facebook pages and/or groups for Project Appleseed.  The lack of consistency of message and visual look and feel give me cause for concern.  In order to be effective on a national level, we will need to present a carefully crafted message within a consistent system of visual identity.  Our current way of doing this leaves too much room for error and can place the RWVA at risk.

I would like to ask you help in letting me know the name(s) of the person or people in your region or state who currently run any Project Appleseed social media account (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). 

Our plan is to migrate all users of general Project Appleseed Facebook pages to a newly-created official Project Appleseed page.  After users are migrated to the official page, we will ask that the existing pages be shut down.  I realize state and regional pages are important and do not believe these should be shut down.  However, it is important that these state and regional pages adhere to a set of standards for messaging and the use of approved logos, images, and other design elements.  We will provide guidelines for approved messaging and images for these pages at a later time.

Thank you for understanding.

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Re: Project Appleseed Facebook pages
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2014, 09:21:17 PM »
I'm personally not a Facebooker but I'm sure some of our instructors have profiles. Never heard of an Oklahoma Appleseed FB page either. Henschman may be the one to talk to on that. It would probably be a good idea to have one Appleseed FB page being that it would give the organization a centralized place for exposure in the social media world to everyday Americans. Seems like everything is going to social media nowadays.
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Re: Project Appleseed Facebook pages
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2014, 01:31:38 AM »
I am the admin for the Oklahoma Appleseed Facebook page.  Dale Spencer used to run it, before he left the program, and he passed it on to me.  I am not a big Facebook user though -- I rarely check the page, much less post anything.  We really need to find someone here in the State who is more active on Facebook to run it, and post shoot dates, pictures, etc. 
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