After three short years, Huisgenoot has reached 200 000 ‘likes’ on Facebook, making it the biggest Facebook page of any South African publication and the largest Afrikaans destination on Facebook.
“The fact that Huisgenoot’s Facebook page reached 200 000 ‘likes’ is testament to the strength of the brand and the loyalty of the Afrikaans-speaking community to the magazine,” says Wilmer Müller, head of digital, Huisgenoot, YOU and Drum.
“Under the careful supervision of our web editor we monitor activities on our Facebook page 24/7 and stimulate conversations, improve interaction and offer our fans substance with regular competitions and giveaways,” Wilmer says.
“Huisgenoot’s Facebook page isn’t just about all the ‘likes’ we get. It’s about a community of people who talk to the brand, but especially to each other. Our mantra is unchanged: Huisgenoot is a destination for Afrikaans-speakers who think, chat and enjoy life together. It’s also heartening to see our readers migrating to using new media – but still buying our printed magazine week after week,” says Izelle Venter, editor-in-chief of Huisgenoot, YOU and Drum.
Readers may access delicious recipes, the latest news, celeb gossip, competitions, sneak previews and much more when they join Huisgenoot’s ever-growing Facebook community.