The first Instagram ad debuted Friday, from fashion brand Michael Kors, CNET reported, and if the comments in the screenshot above are any indication, users of the Facebook-owned photo-sharing network are not happy, despite the fact that Instagram announced the addition of advertising to its feed in early October, and previewed what the ads would look like last week.
Earlier this month, Instagram announced that it would begin introducing advertising into its feed, and Thursday, the Facebook-owned photo-sharing network offered examples of what the ads — which have yet to launch — will look like.
The Nitrogram 50, a list of the 50 most popular brands on Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network Instagram, went live to the public Monday, with athletic apparel and footwear giant Nike topping the charts by a wide margin.
Wrapp, which allows Facebook users to send free and paid electronic gift cards to their friends, has said that three new retailers have joined the fold: Victoria’s Secret, American Apparel, and Little Black Bag. Using Facebook as a platform, Wrapp noted that 1.25 million users of its iOS and Android applications have given 11.5 million digital gift cards — seen by 122 million Facebook users.
It seems that brands are not only becoming more hip to social photo-sharing site Instagram (which Facebook purchased last year), but getting smarter about usage. A study by Simply Measured shows how the Interbrand Top 100 Brands (such as Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, and Microsoft) have adopted Instagram. An overwhelming percentage of Instagram photos are shared via Facebook, which drives more engagement than Twitter.
Social media agency We Are Social has primarily focused on earned and owned media, but the company feels that as the lines between paid, earned, and owned Facebook media are becoming blurred, it’s time to expand its offerings. We Are Social announced that it is offering support for companies that plan to pay for advertising on Facebook and other social media sites. The company hired David Gilbert, formerly of TBG Digital, to run this new program.
Now that we know which athletes won both the social and actual Olympic Games, it’s time to figure out which brands did best in London via Facebook. According to Socialbakers, Nike left everyone else in the dust.
The Summer Olympic Games in London have proven to easily be the most social Olympics to date. Recently released statistics from Facebook and from Wildfire Interactive show just what people are posting about — everything from American gymnast Gabrielle Douglas to Procter & Gamble, an official Olympic sponsor.
With one week to go before the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London get underway, blue-chip brands are in overdrive trying to take full advantage of Facebook in their marketing strategies, with Coca-Cola, British Airways, and Adidas now atop the medals podium, according to the real-time social media scoreboard provided by Sociagility and Acknowledgement.
How often do you post to a company’s Facebook page and receive direct feedback? Your chances at getting a response are better if you’re talking to a telecommunications company or an airline, according to a study from Socialbakers.