Facebook recently announced a major change to their algorithm that impacts businesses and content publishers directly. For those unaware, the change is part of Facebook's ongoing effort to ensure the content shown to you is content that you actually care about. As a result, Facebook is prioritizing posts from friends and families over business pages and media publishers. The full post announcement from Mark Zuckerburg can be read here. The changes are said to be rolling out over the next few months.
There's no longer a need to write an article on why IT channel partners need to focus on social media as an effective platform to communicate to customers and prospects. Social apps now consume >60% of the time spent on our phone, with the average person checking apps like Facebook more than ten times a day. The question now becomes how can VARs & MSPs best spend their time and resources within these tools. Our vote is on a single platform that is extremely undervalued based on the level of targeting and ability to do compelling account based marketing: Facebook's ad manager.