posted by Evelina
Hands will be raised as MadBid.com celebrates a social media milestone this week, and maybe breaking a world record! As they approach 25,000 Facebook fans, fun auction mascot Mr MadBid, is hitting the streets of London to give out 25,000 high fives and raise money for the Children’s Trust charity.
MadBid.com- the fun way to get a bargain online– has all the latest gadgets including iPads and even cars at 80% off RRP. With 1.6 million registered users and 1.4 million monthly unique visitors to the website it’s no surprise MadBid.com has an active Facebook fan following. Once a fan of the MadBid.com Facebook page, users get access to exclusive competitions, specials, games, polls, and auction updates.
MadBid.com MD Juha Koski says: “Our goal is to be accommodating and transparent to our customers, and the Facebook fan page is one of the ways MadBid.com interacts with customers to get their feedback and suggestions. We are constantly changing and improving to better serve our customers and user input from the fan page is often considered when we create new policies and promotions.”
The current world record for most high fives in 24 hours is held by Blake Rodgers from Rhode Island, USA who high-fived 3,131 people at a Dunkin Donuts in September 2008. Mr MadBid will be traveling around London all day on Thursday 30th June to get as many high fives as possible trying to reach our target of 25,000. His itinerary for the day includes Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, The London Eye, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus.
Sarah Wilson, senior corporate fundraiser from The Children’s Trust said “We are overjoyed at the support MadBid.com has given us over the past 3 years. The MadBid.com team always come up with crazy ideas to engage with the public and raise money for us. The children in our care face complex challenges everyday so we love the idea of being part of a world record challenge too!”
To celebrate 25,000 Facebook fans Mr MadBid will be giving out more than just high fives. Meet up with him and you may get some free MadBid.com credits or even a t-shirt!
Check the MadBid.com Facebook page to follow Mr Madbid on his tour of London 30 June or become a fan and look out for special deals exclusive to Facebook fans.