On Facebook Growth, Contests and a Paper Laptop with JJ Loomer Wizibido

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Pop a juice box!

No disrespect to the many amazing guests I have had on The Social Media Pubcast, but this week’s guest beats them all. I was honored to have JJ Loomer on the show. JJ is the five-year-old CEO of JJ Loomer Wizibido.

Here’s a picture of our interview taken by some paparazzi through the window…

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JJ sipped a Capri Sun Pacific Cooler while he spun tales of his rise from jobless one day to running his own business with two clients the very next.

The nature of his business:

  • “I got my laptop”
  • “I read”
  • “I check out my iPod and something”

Here is that one-of-a-kind green, paper laptop of his…

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Asked why he started his own company, he said “I like the work.” Gotta love a guy who’s passionate about his job! That’s why we do what we do.

If the cuteness isn’t too much for you yet, make sure you watch his Valentines Day greeting from “Jon Loomer Wizibido.”

Make sure to check out JJ’s Facebook Page here.

The Show After the Show

My interview with JJ was rather short — he’s a busy man! — so that left me solo the rest of the way.

This week, I left my beer choice in your hands. Thanks to your votes, I worked on a Sam Adams Octoberfest in this episode (once JJ left the room, of course).

Not many votes, but we’ll work on that!

We’re approaching two very big milestones for my business: 3,000,000 page views for JonLoomer.com and 20,000 Likes for my Facebook Page. Granted, I’m not a big believer in big, round numbers, but it’s still fun!

So to start, I offer you a little “thank you” in appreciation of every page view you have provided this site and for following along on Facebook. You’ll have to listen to find out what that thank you is!

The Challenge: Grow to 20,000 Likes

Throughout the rest of the episode, I focused on Growth and Contests. This is something I also covered yesterday when I wrote Increasing Facebook Likes: You’re Building a Number, Not a Business. But this episode was where I first started thinking this topic through.

I often have people ask me how to grow quickly. Maybe it’s to get to 20,000 or 200,000 Likes. That type of challenge, of course, is backwards.

Here are the four steps I recommend…

Step 1: Know Your Value Proposition

STEP 2: Start Executing on that Value Proposition

Step 3: Attract with Ads

Step 4: Contests?

I have competing feelings on contests. Of course, the rules on contests have changed, which complicates the matter a bit more.

Pop a Bottle!

That’s it! A really good episode this week.

So pop a bottle! Sit back, throw on those headphones and enjoy…

Go to http://jonloomer.com/awesome to tell your friends that the Pubcast is AWESOME!

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About Jon Loomer

Jon Loomer is a digital marketing consultant with a unique perspective on social media. He was introduced to Facebook in 2007 while with the NBA (back before Pages) and has been using Facebook for business ever since. Stay in touch by liking his Facebook Page (Jon Loomer Digital).

  • http://blog.wishpond.com/ Nick @ Wishpond

    Hi Jon, great podcast today! I’ve just left you a great review on iTunes.

    What you said about giving away an IPad is probably the biggest mistake I see in any contest. I’ll go one step further and recommend to any business to make the contest prize a gift card to your store. It will help to only attract people who are interested in your products. And it’s the prize that is the most enticing to the largest group of people. If you give away a certain product or service, you will only get entries from people interested in that specific product.

    Are you interested in teaming up for another Facebook contest podcast?

    Cheers

  • Will Gott

    John,

    You talked about during the show about some type of special for your power editor course. Is that still the case?

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