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Offline marketing your Facebook fan page: Facebook joins Google, Foursquare & Yelp with window decals. Will you stick it?

It was reported earlier that Facebook started sending some businesses window decals to Facebook fan page administrators to place in a viewable area. Ironically a few weeks ago someone from a restaurant downtown Raleigh had walked into the office asking where he could have some made. I’m not sure if he received one of the Facebook fan page window decals being the letter stated it was only  being mailed to a few selected businesses.

Today I was able to read  the letters but this one wasn’t sent to a  business but to a local university. It’s good to see Facebook not only sending window decals to businesses but to colleges too being that’s where they started at. The letter included most of the same information sent to business including a $25 in credits for a Facebook Ad. The letter also had this message from their Director of Product Marketing;

“Our mission at Facebook is to help people share and make the world more open and connected. To that end, you are welcome to share your Coupon Code with up to one friend or colleague. Thank You for using Facebook pages to connect with your customers!”

If you’re thinking, doesn’t this sound familiar? Then yes, both Google and Yelp have mailed out window decals / stickers for businesses to display. Also now Foursquare provides businesses with window decals to show mayor specials and promote check-ins. Google has even mailed out Google Adwords coupons on Valentines day. Here’s what the Google and Yelp window decals look like.


Now the real question. With Facebook receiving a little “I’m closing my account” due to privacy backlash along with Yelp, Foursquare and Google mailing out window decals too, will you stick it if you receive one?  Let me know why or why not in the comments.

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