This weekend I was fortunate enough to get an opportunity to help Ivan Misner, the founder of BNI, personally. I was CC’d on an email looking for anyone that could help connect him with someone at Facebook because his personal account had been frozen and he was impersonating Ivan Misner. Crazy right? I thought I had a connection that could help but that didn’t pan out. However I did have an idea. Here is what I sent Ivan on a whim;
If we can’t get access to the account through normal channels today, I suggest turning this into a social media exposure opportunity. We can create “Free Misner‘s Account” images and get all of BNI to share them on Facebook. I think it would lead to the account being released, create additional exposure for BNI, and generate possible media interest.
He really liked the idea and within a few hours we had a new Facebook group up and going and people began sharing this image.
It’s only been two days and the group has over 500 members. I’m excited to see where this ends up. Ivan is doing a video on his blog about it tomorrow. To be continued…
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