It’s not quite the Facebook video ads that have been the subject of rumors, but social rich media advertising platform Moontoast and user-generated-video platform VideoGenie announced Thursday that they have teamed up to integrate VideoGenie’s capabilities for capturing and managing user-generated video with Moontoast’s ad units.
When Facebook’s redesigned News Feed was announced, with filtering options, many brands worried that users would simply use the “all friends” feed and bypass their messages. But there are still ways that companies can market to fans, and do it through the all friends feed. As Chelsea Hickey, marketing manager of Zuberance, explained to AllFacebook, companies can still get their messages across by catering to brand advocates.
Napkin Labs works to help Facebook brands reach out and collaborate with those who want to share ideas. The company recently announced that it has enhanced its offerings, introducing a real-time insights dashboard and an activity library that can help provide inspiration for new campaign ideas or help marketers learn ways to capture insights about fans.
One of the most powerful questions in business is, “Would you recommend our company to a friend?” That’s what LoudDoor’s new product — Brand Satisfaction — aims to figure out, at least in terms of Facebook pages. Brand Satisfaction surveyed fans of thousands of the biggest brands on Facebook to figure out if they’d be willing to recommend the company, and then broke that data down further into purchase and like motivation.
Social commerce platform 8thBridge Graphite from 8thBridge is now fully integrated with the Web store, technology, marketing services, and agency services of eBay-owned GSI Commerce, the two companies announced.
Odds are you’ve liked a page on Facebook only to regret it a few hours or a few days later. Maybe it keeps posting about itself, or there’s no relevant material out there. Don’t be that page. Kevin Mullett, a social media and search-engine-optimization expert and the director of product development for Cirrus ABS, talked with AllFacebook about the biggest mistakes he’s seen companies make on their Facebook pages. Don’t worry, there’s still time to change for the better.
Social-media-management platform HootSuite means business with three new applications it introduced Tuesday, all of which are targeted toward small business users.
For years, social marketing was largely spurred by brands. But now, a company can’t just push a message on Facebook and expect its fans to buy into it. As social customer engagement platform Get Satisfaction points out in its newest white paper, creating a cohesive network of fans who are willing to talk to each other about the company is the next step for brands to succeed both on Facebook and other social networks.
The holy grail for a brand on Facebook is the advocate. But how does a brand turn an everyday Facebook fan into someone who is willing to share and speak positively about the company? Ambassador, a social referral platform, laid out a timeline illustrating how a user becomes a brand advocate.
Another take on how brands can identify their most influential fans comes courtesy of on-demand social marketing automation software provider Awareness, which announced an integration with Facebook’s custom audiences advertising feature.