first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Pork Council uses the Ohio Hog Farmers Facebook page to engage in conversations with consumers and serve as a resource for information regarding pigs, pork and farming. The page currently has an audience of more than 214,000 fans, and in the last 12 months has had a reach of more than 69.5 million people.On Friday, May 29, the Ohio Hog Farmers Facebook page fell victim to hackers. The outside group gained control to the Facebook page and disabled OHF administrators from being able to access or control the page.“It was quite the mess,” said Quinton Keeran, director of communications for the Ohio Pork Council. “OPC staff, with the help of additional Ag supporters involved in social media, quickly began posting to the page and letting OHF fans know that the page had been hacked.”After contacting Facebook Customer Service, the page was returned to its original state and access was re-granted to OPC mid-afternoon on the same day.In order to spin the situation in a positive direction, a blog post was created on posted on OhioPork.org and the Ohio Hog Farmers Facebook page. This post encourages individuals to like the OHF page and post something demonstrating their love of bacon, for the chance to win a 6-month supply of bacon. The blog post has received more than 3,200 views and is causing a huge influx of traffic to OhioPork.org. The Facebook post promoting the blog is also performing well, having received more than 2,000 likes, 660 shares and 320 comments.last_img