Yeah, that’s the question. And we’re putting the answer in your hands…just vote now in the poll to your right.
But first, take a moment to hear out my argument against a Facebook presence, which you might have already heard on the PR Works radio broadcast.
I love Facebook. I use it myself regularly. So do many of you. And we definitely believe in connecting with people using all forms of social media.
HOWEVER, the American Red Cross has a national presence on Facebook (see here, here and here for examples) and I’m a little concerned that by making our own page, we’re siphoning off a bit of that audience and potentially watering down the brand. I mean, why not just direct our fans to those pages as we’ve done thus far?
I do think that, like Twitter, there’s an opportunity to connect with Portlanders/Oregonians on Facebook without stepping on the toes of NHQ at all. But I’m not sure I’m so gung ho on it that I want to create a page. And honestly, it will just be a duplication of information that’s already on this blog and Twitter.
So give me your two cents. Vote in the poll and leave comments on there (or on here) with your perspective. Seriously, if you guys want us to have a Facebook page, we will. Even if you have to drag me — kicking and screaming — the whole time.