Watch Out: Your Facebook Events May Be Getting Hijacked

Facebook Event Theft

Yeah, It’s theft alright. Someone takes your event that you have already posted on Facebook and duplicate posts it for their own.

Super shady right? Well it is happening right here in Indian River County in a major way.

How can you check for this? Use the Facebook search and search for your event name or variations of your event name. If you locate multiple listings for the same dates then you likely have a copy cat. Click each event and if the host or creator is not you then click the link and ask them to remove the event. You can also report them to Facebook.

It’s called Event Spoofing and it dilutes your audience and event messaging. I have even been fooled myself, showing interest, noted my attendance and even engaged a spoofed event.

This is bad for many reasons…

#1 – It makes your event look smaller than it is.

#2 – Prevents you from communicating with those interested and attending on the spoofed event.

#3 – Make the copy cat seem like the event authority.

#4 – Offers the copycat opportunity to acquire Facebook event subscribers that should be yours.

#5 – Tricks your event followers.

#6 – Allows the copycat to communicate with your event followers.

If you think this is happening to you and you need help or confirmation please reach out.

Growth Hacking Your Email Newsletter via Your WIFI Hotspot

Vero Beach Marketing has joined forces with Unified Technology Solutions to provide you the most awesome in technology and growth hacking for your business. We have a device that attaches to your WIFI that will prompt the user to enter their email address for access. Your customer sits down to enjoy and while using the WIFI they provide you with their email which you can then use for “Re-Marketing” later via your email marketing campaign. We are looking for 10 businesses to pilot our program. If you are interested please contact us today, We only have 10 FREE devices. Once this program is over it will cost $200+ to get on board.

“a marketing technique developed by technology startups which use creativity, analytical thinking, and social metrics to sell products and gain exposure.” – Wikipedia

This is exactly what our New Hot Spot and Free Lunch Programs are. Leveraging something you already have, modifying it every so slightly to make it do even more. These techniques are used by other businesses all over the country and we are bringing them to the IRC and giving you access to do more.

Now an Authorized Integrator for Wovax

WordPress Real Estate IDX  Apps / Websites
WordPress Real Estate IDX  Apps / Websites

A new Partner for Vero Beach Marketing, Vero Vine and likely for you. Don’t want to hassle with adding your listings manually on the Vero Vine Real Estate section, still want to get Free traffic to your listings? No problem, we can automate it for you using RETS and Wovax. We can also build a custom real estate mobile website using the same tools. Scrap the cookie cutter website your broker gave you. Get a custom real estate website and stand out of the crowd. Get RETS. Get Wovax. Learn More.

Easily Increase Your Event Attendance for as little as $50 a Month


Imagine maximizing the full potential of all of your existing advertising spend for only an additional $50. Sounds like a no brainer, impossible or a gimmick right? Well, it’s not. What is the old marketing adage? “I know 50% of my budget is working, I just don’t know which 50%.” Think about your print ads, radio, even social and web ads. You’re doing it all. Except, Remarketing.

Remarketing allows you to serve ads only to those persons who viewed your event page, gave you an email or phone number. How likely do you think you are to get a conversion from a new radio or print ad viewer versus an actual person who you know for a fact already viewed your web site? If you only had $1, where would you rather spend it? I’d put my money on Remarketing.

Learn how to utilize remarketing for your event schedule and increase your monthly event attendance with ease.

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Try Google Inbox

Meet the new inbox.

Built on everything we learned from Gmail, Inbox is a fresh start that goes beyond email to help you get back to what matters.

If you are like me and your email is your to do list, then you will love Google Inbox. Snoozing emails and setting reminders is key for managing your inbox, keeping it clean and stopping important messages from the “next page”. I use the app on my mobile and instead of Below are the main features…
Get things done with Reminders
Add your to-dos to the top of your inbox. And even get a helping hand to get them done.
Bundles, because some messages just belong together
Promotions are neatly organized. Purchases are in one place.  All of your trips are together. You can even create your own custom bundles.
See the Highlights at a glance
See order updates, flight status, reservation details, and pictures without having to open the message.
Hit the Snooze
Snooze messages and reminders to whenever (or wherever) you choose.

Download the Inbox app to get started.

All your Gmail messages are ready and waiting.


Invite to Like Facebook Page by Email

You may or may not be familiar with a feature that recently changed “Invite by Email”, well recently I found this option was missing when I tried to use it on Vero Vine. I had used it before. Facebook moved some things around again.


It all resides under “Suggest Page”. Here you can use various lists of contacts to invite people to Like your page. In this case, I want to export all email subscribers from Mailchimp to like the VV Facebook page. You want to be sure they are subscribers of some type before inviting as Facebook will email those email not on Facebook for you as the invitation as well as “suggest” to those already using Facebook.

How do I suggest my Page to my email contacts?


You can upload your email contacts so that they’ll be more likely to see a suggestion to like your Page on Facebook.

To suggest your Page to your email contacts:

  1. Click on your Page’s cover photo
  2. Select Suggest Page
  3. Upload a file or choose your email service and follow the on-screen instructions

Your Page may be suggested to your contacts who are on Facebook in places like Recommended Pages. If your email contacts aren’t on Facebook, they won’t see your suggestion.

Keep in mind that you can upload contacts up to 5 times for a maximum of 7,000 contacts per day per Page. You can upload a maximum of 5,000 contacts at a time.

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