I'm a filmmaker and I got a kickstarter fundraising page that I'm trying to get the word out on. I want to pre-sell movie tickets to our premiere and digital downloads of the movie to finance it. I have celebrities interested in being in the movie. I have 1,900 friends on facebook and 9,000+ on the fanpage for the movie. I post something on the fanpage wall telling people to check it out and facebook says it reached like 40 people. Now they ask you to pay to promote just to reach the people who liked your page! So I'm like okay, well I'll just message people. The problem is the last time I did that I got banned from messaging for a while on something unrelated. They block you on messaging too many people individually. So I consider doing a group message blast but they only allow 20 at a time. So I got to create 95 lists of 20 just to message all my friends. I'd post it on my wall but now facebook has it setup where most people will never see what you post on your own wall anyways. The last option I was looking at was a big event invite and have everyone in the cast/crew invite people to it and try to get it up to like 30k-100k in invites so tons of people hear about it. Then I read this here.. http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/blackhat-lounge/472609-facebook-event-gone.html That someone did that with just 5k people and facebook instantly banned/deleted the event. Gmail only allows so many e-mail blasts a day, I think a few hundred. Even if I create a list from scraped facebook e-mails, what are the odds of it even going through? It's impossible to reach people it seems and I feel like my fundraising effort is going to fail. It's got me feeling really frustrated and depressed but I guess I'll keep searching for a way.