Oh Shit I forgot my Wedding Anniversary… AGAIN

by Adam Bean on January 5, 2012

The 28th of December. Why is that such a hard date to remember? I am not sure why but I have locked it in my iPhone for next year! Cheers for that idea Annabel. I don’t think even I could get away with forgetting my wedding anniversary three years in a row. But don’t panic it isn’t all bad news! My wife forgot both times as well!

 
Guess it must be something to do with Xmas and the mad rush to catch up with everyone at that time of year. Believe it or not this post is going to take a dramatic turn right now as this predicament was an invaluable lesson on the power of effective social marketing strategies with the topic being….

Facebook Ad’s

Within minutes actually more like seconds of posting this status update below
 
 
 
The advertisement below showed up in my sidebar
 
 
 
As I said don’t worry my marriage is in no danger at all, for some strange reason my wife has no plans of leaving any time soon! Lol.
But how targeted is that? I update my status about forgetting my anniversay, and they don’t just run an ad about anniversary presents or anything like that.
 

They ran a save your marriage ad.

 

Just think of the power of speaking to someone and tell them exactly how you can fix their problem, directly after they have just announced their problem to friends and family. That is the reality of Facebook, that option is available to your business right NOW!

Do you think that they may be in the frame of mind to take action and do something about their problem immediately? I am no rocket scientist, but I am guessing the answer to that question is a resounding YES

Anyway back to my problem, which takes another twist. Before I realized (more like was made aware of) that the 28th is our wedding anniversary. I arranged for a number of family members to get together in Melbourne this year to go to the boxing day test on day three which is…. You guessed it, the 28th!

Now I can still save this as my wife loves going to Melbourne. This year is our 15th  wedding anniversary so I want the present idea I come up with to be a real pearler. So I need a little inspiration for gift idea’s. The traditional gift for 15 year is Crystal (boring), the modern gift is a watch. Yes I did just Google it!

Neither of these is really grabbing me, so I would love to hear your idea’s. What did you get, or what would you love to get for your 15th wedding anniversary?

 

 

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Kama January 5, 2012 at 10:07 am

Maybe you can write that question on your status and see what comes up on the advertising?

David Stevens January 6, 2012 at 3:25 am

hey Beanie,
I’ve had 30 W A’s so I’ve had plenty of practise in remembering them
be good to yourself
David

Adam Bean January 6, 2012 at 6:21 am

ROFPMSL brilliant idea Kama!!

Adam Bean January 6, 2012 at 6:27 am

That is very cool David, and a huge achievement.

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