Social relationship infrastructure provider Sprinklr, a Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer, has acquired influencer advocacy company Branderati, and Branderati CEO Mark Curtis will join Sprinklr’s New York office as a general manager of its advocacy business unit.
Advocate marketing platform Crowdly, which refers to itself as the “after-like marketing firm,” announced the launch of its Crowdly 2.0 platform, which it said “provides actionable ways for leading brands and their agencies to surface, identify and build relationships with their best fans– driving advocacy, brand loyalty and sales.”
If you’re advertising your brand on Facebook, you’ve likely seen this recent video (below) from Derek Muller on Facebook fraud. If you haven’t watched yet, brace yourself for the number of Facebook advertising likes that are fake, and the damage those fake fans cause to your social reach and return on investment. To beat the threat of fake likes, you’ll need to focus on engagement, a strong core fan base, and contextual ads that draw the genuine fans needed for ROI.
Superfans are the most important people in Facebook brand communities, but getting them to engage is only one-half of the battle. They are by nature a small, crucial minority of a much larger fan ecosystem. A successful influencer-activation strategy must take into account how to shape a great experience for the many different types of fans.
U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team and Sunderland Forward Jozy Altidore, Denver Nuggets Power Forward Kenneth Faried, and San Francisco 49ers Running Back Marcus Lattimore may play different sports, but they all suit up with startup FanTree when it comes to selling unique gear that they help design through flash sales.
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.
Facebook page managers are constantly looking for help, asking what to post and when. Luckily, a speaker at the AllFacebook Marketing Conference in New York has the answers. Emeric Ernoult, the CEO and founder of AgoraPulse, laid down six simple tips for page admins who want to find success on the social network.