The purpose of this article is to share my story in hopes of connecting to the right people at Facebook who can help me save my businesses, and the jobs that go with it. To date, we have not been able to find an avenue through which to talk to Facebook and hopefully find a resolution that will ensure we can continue to run our businesses while complying with all Facebook policies.
We built our business over the course of more than 15 years, spending almost $60 million on Facebook ads in the process. My company, Shared, is a content publishing business (shared.com, life.shared.com, fun.shared.com). Until recently, we had more than 25 million enthusiastic fans on 11 pages. We posted memes, videos and links to articles written by our teams of writers. Facebook’s own Page Quality tab showed that all of our pages were green (no violations). We have high credibility and make it easy for people to reach out to us with any corrections or concerns.
Our legacy promotional business, Freebies (freebies.com, free.ca), publishes notices of free samples, savings and coupons from great brands. The majority of our expenditure on Facebook is through Freebies.