Facebook accounted for 23.39 percent of social referrals to websites in the second quarter of 2014, with that percentage total representing a 10.09 percent gain since March and a whopping 150.49 percent leap since the end of the second quarter of 2013, according to the latest report from Shareaholic.
Attention, Facebook users: If you really want to own a Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG, you’ll have to buy one from a dealer, like everyone else. Facebook pages claiming that they are giving away the automobiles to users who enter contests by liking the pages, liking and sharing promotional posts, and choosing the colors of their cars in comments are scams, according to Hoax-Slayer.
Just when you think scammers have hit rock-bottom, they find a way to go even lower. Daily Mail reported that online scammers are attempting to drive traffic to websites promoting adult hook-ups and counterfeit drugs by using fake Facebook pages supposedly paying tribute to victims of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 (MH17), which was shot down over Ukraine last week.
One of the most popular topics of discussion on Facebook is travel. People love posting vacation photos, as well as using Facebook’s structured status updates to say where they’re going. Ampush, a Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer, put together an infographic showing how advertisers can target these Facebook users filled with wanderlust.
This week, Chico’s is hiring a senior specialist of social media and reporting, while Rescue Social Change Group needs a senior community manager. ISACA is seeking a social media strategist, and California Cryobank is on the hunt for a digital marketing specialist. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional social media jobs on Mediabistro.
Germany edged Argentina to win the soccer portion of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, and according to social marketing and analytics platform Engagor, Kia Motors came from behind to edge Nike in the battle for brand mentions among World Cup sponsors.
Social engagement and loyalty rewards program provider SocialToaster announced that it joined sponsored social company Izea’s Izea Exchange ecosystem in order to better manage and execute its sponsorship campaigns across social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube and LinkedIn.
Former Facebook Vice President of Global Operations Colm Long led a $650,000 seed funding round for PropelAd, which provides digital advertising automation for small and midsized businesses, and Tribal.vc and Enterprise Ireland also took part.
It’s hard to come up with a more obvious call to action than “buy,” and Facebook announced Thursday that it is testing a buy call-to-action button with “a few small and midsized businesses in the U.S.”