In the last several years, New Horizons as a Corporation and additionally several key players in our company, have trumpeted that LinkedIn and Social Media are the new relationship tools of the future! Now I find myself part of the “older crowd”, ouch, so I finally decided to punch my ticket and get on the Social Media Train!
As a business team, my staff has started working on professionalizing their profiles and we are also launching actual training with Deanna Tiemann from Squishy Peanut Marketing. Later we will offer classes for our students and business clients as well.
In reading the articles, basically LinkedIn had us read too much fine print, too fast and many missed a little box “auto checked” for select all. This allowed LinkedIn to grab all of your contact and automatically send them invites to be part of LinkedIn and to connect with you……3 times!!! Thus the argument would be that this is unsolicited e-mail traffic or “SPAM!”
Not sure if this battle is one that will be won or if the IT Service Giant…LinkedIn will simply stomp out the claims, we will see, but stay tuned. I still feel that this is a worthy battleground for LeadGen!