Bridge Social Network

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Why Does Your Business Need a Social Network?

Bridge's social network allows you to connect to the businesses that are important to you. Whether you're a retailer, brand, sales rep, market building, ad agency, or publication, you can 'friend' your business friends on Bridge's social network. You can then easily share news, events, price lists, large files, PDFs, zip files, and videos.

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4 Reasons to Use Bridge's Social Network

  1. Knowledge. More easily learn about important decisions by your colleagues, key dates about events, and more.
  2. Price. Free for your business.
  3. Ease. Reduce the clutter that other social networks confuse people with.
  4. Simplify. No need to use Dropbox. Chalkboard enables you to share PDFs, .jpgs, and more.

Bridge Compared to Other Social Networks

Social Media Explained
  • Twitter - I'm eating a #donut
  • Facebook - I like donuts
  • Foursquare - This is where I eat donuts
  • Instagram - here is a photo of my donut
  • Youtube - here I am eating a donut
  • Linkedin - my skills include donut eating
  • Pinterest - here's a donut recipe
  • Spotify - now listening to "donuts"
  • G+ - I'm a Google employee who eats donuts
  • Bridge - I'm selling or buying a donut

Bridge vs Facebook

Bridge
Facebook
Focused on business.
Not focused on business. Too many distractions and pictures of irrelevant things.
Must be a business to join.
Any person can join and fill your newsfeed with irrelevant pictures — thereby reducing efficiency.
Shows 100% of the news that you share with your business friends.
According to the New York Times, Facebook only shares a fraction of what you wish to share with friends.
Easily share files such as price lists and catalogs (PDF, Excel, Zip, etc.).
Facebook doesn't allow loading of PDFs nor Excel files.

Bridge vs Dropbox

Bridge
Dropbox
Add 4 Gbs of files to Chalkboard. That is 400% more than Dropbox.
Only has 25% of Bridge's free file storage space.
Use one password to access content from 100+ brands.
One more password to remember.
Files appear next to relevant products. Eg: Waterford files appear next to Waterford products.
No relevancy. Files don't appear in context. Dropbox files are often unorganized and not organized like a website nor catalog.

Chalkboard

Chalkboard is the online tool that members use to share information with the social network. You can share news, events, industry trends, and files with your business friends. Once you friend the businesses that you do business with, you'll see what they share.

Chalkboard Auto-posting

Auto-posting is a game-changing feature for sharing news. If you are a retailer, auto-posting saves you from having to create content and manually repost what brands share. Your brands do the work for you. As a brand, this feature delivers the ultimate exposure for your news and products. You no longer have to wait for retailers to find the time to share what you share with them. It's automatically shared. Please note: auto-posting is optional and could be turned off if one wishes.

Library File Sharing

Library is the online tool to share and store large files. Library offers more space and ease then Dropbox and other file-sharing services.

What are businesses saying about Bridge's social network?

"Chalkboard helps keep customers and us apprised of promotions, news, and new items from our manufacturers. Also, it gives our regular customers new content to see each time they come to our site."
~ Chuck, Glassworks & Cheeks

"Bridge is an easy way to receive and share information about products directly from the source."
~ Cheri Stalls, Fisherman's Wife

"As a vendor, Bridge serves as a way for us to easily and efficiently share information with retailers, customers, and sales reps."
~ Alyssa Pereira, DeVine Corporation

"Bridge allows me to broadcast in one click our press clips and share creative display ideas."
~ Virginie De Toustain, Philippe Deshoulieres

What are businesses saying about Bridge's social network?

"Chalkboard helps keep customers and us apprised of promotions, news, and new items from our manufacturers. Also, it gives our regular customers new content to see each time they come to our site."
~ Chuck, Glassworks & Cheeks

"Bridge is an easy way to receive and share information about products directly from the source."
~ Cheri Stalls, Fisherman's Wife

"As a vendor, Bridge serves as a way for us to easily and efficiently share information with retailers, customers, and sales reps."
~ Alyssa Pereira, DeVine Corporation

"Bridge allows me to broadcast in one click our press clips and share creative display ideas."
~ Virginie De Toustain, Philippe Deshoulieres