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Facebook Pages Manager iPhone App

Using Facebook Pages Manager App

facebook pages arge iconI was speaking to a dealership the other day and the topic of social media and time management came up.

Josh, the ISM at the dealership was ranting about Bobby’s post “4 hour work week at the dealership” and ordered the book “The 4-Hour Workweek” for himself. He mentioned he would be a happier camper if he could successfully manage the 5 dealership Facebook pages down to 4 hours a week in itself.

I asked him if he had an iPhone. He did.
I asked him if he had the newer Facebook Pages Manager app. He didn’t.
I informed Josh that he needs to download Facebook Pages app for his iphone. It’s not only a time saver but allows you to manage your dealership facebook pages on the go.

So it got me thinking – If Josh wasn’t aware of this app, how many others aren’t? Hence the reason for this post.

If you’re in charge of your dealerships Facebook page or multiple pages and you have an iPhone, this app is a necessity. 

The Facebook Page Manager app is an asset for any social media manager at the dealership. Heck – it might even be a way to get the Dealer Principle and GM onboard with Facebook (if they have an iPhone).

The app enables you to monitor all your dealers Facebook pages while on the move. Features include:

  • Post new updates and photos and respond to comments as your Pages
  • View and reply to private messages
  • Get notifications about new activity on your Pages right away – Perfect for reputation management?
  • Upload photos to your Page’s albums
  • See photos that are attached to messages
  • View your latest Pages Insights, including checkins
  • Facebook Pages app will now allow you to “Promote” posts right form the app. This is a great addition to the app!

A few screen shots from my iPhone using the Facebook Pages app along with a few of the latest facebook stats after the jump…

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It’s amazing how much action a mere photo of a rare or new Mercedes-Benz will receive on Facebook.

A Few Facebook stats to consider:

955 million monthly users
852 million daily logins (25% log in five times a day according to Edison Research)
72% of marketers plan to increase their use of Facebook marketing in 2012 (according to Social Media Marketing Industry Report)
54% of users access Facebook via mobile (according to Socialbakers)

More than half of mobile users visit Facebook daily.

These numbers show that Facebook is still the most frequently checked website on the Internet!

Do you have the Facebook Pages app on your iPhone? 

Founder of DealerRefresh - 20+ Years of dealership Sales, Management, Training, Marketing and Leadership.
  • D
  • August 22, 2012
Looking to get your managers / GM or dealer principle involved in your social efforts? If they have an iphone, encourage them to download this app. 
  • J
  • August 23, 2012
Different Josh here, just saying, no comparable app for Android?  First app I'm getting for my soon-to-have iPhone5.  I've been wanting to use something like this on my Android.  What's the story re: iPhone only?
  • D
  • August 23, 2012
Josh, from what I there currently is not a Pages app for Driod. Only for iPhone. One would think (considering the stock price), Facebook would not only have a Driod app but would also provide the ability for admins to use the new "Promote" post feature right from the app. A quick and easy way to Post and pay to Promote that post. Resulting in more revenue for fb. It's a feature I would use for sure.
  • P
  • August 24, 2012
I'll probably use this for my online business so I'll be able to do business while on the go.
  • D
  • August 25, 2012
@EleyDuke let me know if you use it and how it works out for you.
  • E
  • August 25, 2012
@dealerrefresh I am going to try it. Facebook has been really slow on iPhone and aggravating.
  • D
  • November 2, 2012
FYI - as of a few weeks ago (maybe even longer), Facebook Pages app for iphone will now allow you to "Promote" posts right form the app. This is a great addition to the app!