Friday, June 12, 2009
Several months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting 3-time entrepreneur Rahim Fazal. Fazal came into our offices here at Axiom, along with a venture advisor friend of my boss’s, pitching us the capabilities of Involver.com. What started as a video platform for social networks now includes the first complete brand marketing suite for Facebook.
Involver’s new suite for Facebook includes RSS feed, Twitter, photo gallery and polls integration, among many other rich and engaging mini applications. So why do you need this? Well, if you’re like me, you want aggregation because it saves a lot of time, offers the most potential for link-luv (that’s what we call it here), not to mention overall buzz spread. With its new suite for Facebook, Involver has given me a remedy for my biggest pain on Facebook: applications that have yet to effectively work on Facebook Pages. I tried BlogBox and after about an hour of trying to configure everything with Feedburner URL and errors popping up, along with it never uploading to the Page, I got rid of it. If that’s not enough, in order to get a quicker real-time uploading for blog posts using BlogBox, you have to upgrade; otherwise, subject yourselves to a vast amount of hours waiting and wasted.
True, Involver Facebook Suite’s most customizable “bang for the buck” comes at the price of an upgrade, but thankfully, the service offers just the right amount of free tools to get the job done on your Facebook Page—enough to pitch it to prospects and create your own space on Facebook.
Here’s to Rahim Fazal, Tyler Willis (outstanding customer service guy), and the rest of the Involver team on a job well done in providing a streamlined and easy-to-use service. If you’re looking for Involver’s video application, check it out here—a one-stop shop to identifying your brand’s biggest fans as well as creating viral-viewing potential.