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March of the digital missionary door-knockers

September 13, 2012
source: The Independent

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MR says: Last month, the LDS Church started a new Facebook ad campaign that places marketing in random people's newsfeeds. And it's working.

For a moment I thought a friend of mine had become a Mormon. There in my news feed on Facebook, between posts from people I barely know and photos of babies (I'm 30), was a status update that read: "No matter how bad your past has been, you can change and move on."

How nice! But the post wasn't by or even endorsed by anyone I know: it was an advert for the Mormon Church placed in my feed (where I don't remember ever seeing advertising) as part of an online mission of such scale it would be the envy of its most prominent believer's presidential campaign.

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