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AAFD Launches Social Media Networks to Interact and Communicate with Franchisees and Dealers

Posted on Date: Feb 7, 2012


SAN DIEGO, CA, February xx,2012 – The American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) has launched new social media outlets to connect with its community of franchisees and dealers who share similar interests. The launch of these new social networks reflects the organization’s continuing commitment to increase franchisee communication, promoting Total Quality Franchising practices and supporting effective franchisee associations.
The AAFD has a franchisee channel on YouTube , active Facebook and Google+ pages, LinkedIn Company page and a following on Twitter . These outlets will provide the latest news on the AAFD as well as general franchisee information and user generated info from AAFD members and staff.
“These new social network platforms provide AAFD with another method of communicating and engaging the franchisee community,” states AAFD CEO, Robert Purvin. “Our goal is to educate and allow members to make informed decisions about their business and how this can be achieved as they link back to the AAFD website.”
“The AAFD social media sites offers a unique opportunity for new or prospective members to interact with other AAFD members and staff to get insight on how to make the most of their franchise,” adds AAFD Social Media Director, Joel Ellazar. “It will give us yet another opportunity to listen to the needs and concerns of franchisees, and to work harder to meet those needs, both online and when they come to visit us at the”
Everyone is invited to visit the AAFD social media sites at the following locations:


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About AAFD
May 1, 2012 marks the 20th Anniversary of the AAFD, a national non-profit trade association representing the rights and interests of franchisees and independent dealers throughout the United States. The AAFD is focused on market driven reform to achieve its mission to define and promote collaborative franchise cultures that the AAFD describes as Total Quality Franchising. Since its formation the AAFD has grown to represent more than 50,000 franchised locations throughout the United States. The AAFD has members in all 50 states and represents more than 100 different franchise systems.
The AAFD’s Fair Franchising Standards, Fair Franchising Seal, Trademark Chapters, and emphasis on Marketplace Solutions led to the Association’s recognition as a growing force in franchising. The AAFD’s Branded Partner programs add a new dimension to the value of AAFD membership. The AAFD provides a broad range of member services designed to help franchisees build market power, create legislative support of interest to franchisees, provide legal and financial support, and provide a wide range of general member benefits.

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Joel Ellazar
American Association of Franchisees & Dealers

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