Social Media Marketing
Its been 3 months since my work includes managing social media. I manage pages and ads for company clients using social networks like Facebook.
I had trouble setting up ad accounts with Facebook since my IP Address is here in the Philippines especially in adding credit card information. Facebook automatically blocks/suspends/disables the ads account when the IP address of your current location does not match with the address of the credit card. They will also block your credit card. You will have to appeal to Facebook what happened and explain to them why there is a location difference of the information you provided. By then, you can’t continue making ads.
The big problem is that Facebook doesn’t have any hotline or technical telephone numbers where you can call and follow your appeal. You have to wait until they e-mail you or notify you on your Facebook Account.
I didn’t know until now that Facebook is this strict on handling payments if you run an Advertisement campaign. I am still waiting for their response for the ads account resolution.
So as to the title of this post, I discovered that they have Facebook Agency Program.
The odd part is you can’t sign up an Agency in the US. (Yet to be proven…)
Look at the image, as you can see, there are limited country choices.
I used proxy IP address that is US based, visited this page and checked whether the options will be changed if I am in a different country and VIOLA!, dropdown’s have still. You’re maybe thinking I’m right huh?
As of today, I am still waiting for our application to be approved. And whether the credit card verification will be solved by this FAP(sorry, I didn’t mean this), yet still to be discovered.
August 16, 2013 (Friday) – I applied for an internet connection plan with PLDT MyDSL. They said the new 999 plan will be up to 3 Mbps which was very fair to me because of my work nature. The Sales department told me from their Osmeña Boulevard office that the installation will be done 1 to 2 weeks from application date.
August 19, 2013 (Monday) – I was amazed how fast my application was processed. I just got the internet connection service which I verified, has 3Mbps of download speed. I tested it on few sites like Youtube and Facebook and all are seemingly in a fast response until I got into a problem, every time I connect to a site it stops and then stuck on the page and can’t connect anymore. I was alarmed by this and immediately called their hotline 173 for help. The tech said my account is “on proposal” stage. He asked me to call 171 opt 4 for assistance for account activation. He also told me that the connection will be normal if my account is fully activated (I hope so).
If you want to dig in directly to your application logic but not minding about where and what to start, Bonfire is your buddy.
It’s an application bootstrap you can use to start a web application.
How easy? It requires real programming of course. Well, it’s not a content management system(as we know like WordPress and Joomla). Bonfire is designed to throw whatever crazy ideas you have to begin an app. You can do whatever you want with it actually.
But of course, you have to have the skills (I might say), or experience in the following.
- PHP & MySQL – Of course! Check out the link if you are a new to web development.
- Codeigniter - because it’s made from CI.
- HMVC - Bonfire uses modular functionalities to arrange codes and to separate different/combine modules.
You also probably need to familiarize their BF_model and file organization.
Me, I use PhAR or Php-Acitve Record (I will discuss in a different post), which basically let me query database information easily so I didn’t bother using their model.
I have been using Bonfire for 5 months now and my experience have been great.
I have built few applications for our clients and I never felt so confident presenting our products.