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!