Several times recently, we, (the Lafourche Gazette staff), have noticed events that our friends post on Facebook congratulating someone, a family member perhaps, or posting an upcoming event.
As good as this may seem, not everyone has a Facebook page of even uses social media.
Many of our older readers, (those not within the age of social media), wouldn’t know how to access a Facebook page, or navigate a computer. These readers especially are the ones that depend and rely on the Gazette for information.
On Facebook, we are able to track how far a message is shared, how many people view it or interact with it. We have more than 7,200 Facebook fans and even on posts that are a big hit, only a fraction of fans see it.
Typical posts are usually only shown to a few hundred people at best. Organizations shouldn’t rely solely on social media to get the word out about upcoming events, awards, etc.
The Lafourche Gazette is FREE and we are here to help our community, as we have done for the past 50 years, share the news of happenings and events. Our audit numbers show that more than 18,000 people read the Gazette on a regular basis. Does your Facebook post get shared amongst 18,000 people?
So when something big is happening - Let us know! We’re more than happy to put the winning team’s picture on the paper, the athlete that signs a college scholarship, the fundraiser that depends on community involvement, the couple getting married, etc., etc. You get the idea!
Call our office! E-mail your information to us! We’re here to help.
Don’t always depend on social media to get the word out. Some people don’t do social media, but they do read the Gazette!
Lafourche Gazette Staff
Posted on Tue, May 10, 2016
by The Lafourche Gazette