Netgear has teamed up with Facebook to let small businesses offer their customers free WiFi access in exchange for checking in to a business Facebook Page.
Want more likes? Ask for them before you give out free WIFI!
The deal, announced on Monday at CES 2014, will see Facebook WiFi available on four of the company’s premium dual-band 802.11ac wireless routers. Once enabled on the router by the business, customers accessing the service are automatically taken to that business’s Facebook Page, where they are given the option to Like the Page if they want to carry on browsing the Internet for free.
The companies tout the option as an easy way for businesses to “build closer relationships with customers by sharing offers and announcements directly from their Facebook Page”, as well as pointing out that they will also get access to Facebook Page Insights in order to learn more about their customer base.
Chad VanCalster is a businesss development specialist with Sonix Studio, a web development, design, SEO and hosting firm with offices in Green Bay, Wisconsin and Dallas, Texas. A Computer Science graduate of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Chad started his career consulting for large corporations in the northern Wisconsin region, including Wisconsin Tissue, Georgia Pacific and Schneider National, among others.
Through experiences with marketing within his own company, Chad became a student of Internet Marketing, with a focus on Social Media. That eventually branched into helping clients with THEIR Social Media Marketing. Chad is an expert at using social media to expand your credibility and impact in your chosen markets.