Window Film Industry is Extremely Social

June 26th, 2018 by Emmariah Holcomb

In this day and age connecting has been made easier through technology. Asking for help or advice may have been a challenge for some in the window film industry before, but now everyone has the freedom to reach out. In many cases using sites like Facebook allow answers to questions in real time. There are many window film related groups on Facebook.

Window Film Pros was the first industry group of its kind and was started by Patric Fransko, president at Eye Magnet Management. Other groups include Women in Window Film, Christian Tinters 4 Life, Window Tinters United, Window Film Revolution, Window Film Pros (Latino), among others.

“I started Window Film Pros to give individuals that make a living installing film a place to ask questions, share experiences and network. We try to keep the overall vibe positive and welcome anyone from a brand new company to a seasoned veteran. The focus is on helping us grow the industry as a community,” Fransko said.

There’s so many active window film Facebook groups available, but why are so many people members?

“I think Facebook has made the window film industry closer. You can get information before it gets released and exposure to different techniques that someone could use in their own business,” said Rick Tallman, Window Film Revolution administrator.

Facebook groups specifically for women are also on the rise. “I remember tintdude.com was where you went to find information in the industry. Now you have groups like Women in Window Film where a woman can get answers in real time. It’s become so much more interactive,” said Liza Noland, Star Shield Solutions Director of sales and marketing SE.

Some would say Facebook groups allow everyone to be on the same playing field. “These groups essentially put everyone in a bucket and make everyone accessible, no matter the skill or experience level,” Noland said.

Overall the industry has become more accessible to those with and without experience. In just a few minutes someone can not only join a group, but also discuss industry products, common issues and get advice on how to make their businesses better. Though each group is different they all have the same core and offer some type of forum for discussion. And as window film makes its presence more known on social media platforms the more followers or group members they will have.

“I get questions every single day on how to do things. Anyone across the country who has an issue while they’re working can reach out and ask for help through these groups … and we offer advice for the love of the industry,” Tallman said.

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  1. Thank you for the great coverage of the Window Film Pros group. The group has only survived as long as it has and continued to grow because of the great members involved.

  2. I think these groups are amazing and offer so much help and they gives us lots of ideas. They also don’t have an attitude like some of the members on tint dude.What a pleasure to find other people in our industry who are always helpful. Keep them coming lets lots of room for everybody. Regards Leon Levy Klingshield South Africa

  3. It’s nice to know that I’m not alone in this window tint industry it’s good to talk to people that have the same problems Etc as I do and to learn Trade Secrets

  4. It’s nice to know that I’m not alone when it comes to tips and tricks of the trade

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