The first pucks drop in the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup Playoffs Wednesday night, and the Facebook Data Science Team examined which of the 16 participating teams have the most likes in states and provinces in the U.S. and Canada, respectively.
Facebook has a new director of marketing for the U.S. and Canada: Deirdre Davi, formerly executive vice president at Sterling Brands.
Facebook Global Director of Small Business Dan Levy announced last November that the social network had more than 25 million active small business pages, and the latest initiative aimed at strengthening the company’s bond with that explosive market segment took flight last week, when the newly formed Small and Medium Business Council met at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.
The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, are now a memory, but the International Olympic Committee took one final look at highlights and statistics on Facebook and other social networks at the Games.
Facebook Thursday began the rollout of a new, Twitter-like feature called Trending, which it began testing last August, adding a list of topics that have “spiked in popularity” to the right-hand side of users’ News Feeds. The social network said Trending began rolling out Thursday in the U.S., U.K., Canada, India, and Australia, adding that it is also testing a mobile version of the feature.
Digital marketing outfit Kenshoo tapped Vice President of Sales and Interim Managing Director, Asia-Pacific Gary Nafus as its new managing director, Americas.
It’s year in review time at Facebook, and Pope Francis donned the crown as the most-talked-about person or event globally, while Super Bowl XLVII took home the U.S. trophy, according to data released by the social network Monday.
Contrary to popular belief, there is still a substantial teen population on Facebook, and the social network teamed up with Canadian nonprofit organization MediaSmarts on “Think Before You Share,” a guide and tip sheet aimed at helping Facebook’s younger users decide what to share or not share online.
A Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer changed hands late last week, as Majestic Media, which is based in Toronto, announced that it was acquired by Toronto-based private-equity firm Lynx Equity. Terms were not disclosed.