Spruce Media, a Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer, examined the state of Facebook advertising in the first quarter of 2013, and reported mostly positive results, in advance of the social network’s first-quarter earnings call Wednesday afternoon.
Customer Relationship Management
Following last week’s announcement of an expanded partnership with customer-relationship-management system SugarCRM, social analytics and engagement solutions provider NextPrinciples Tuesday named SugarCRM as one of three new customers for its Insight-to-Action platform, joined by Marathon Sports and IT World Canada.
When social analytics and engagement solutions provider NextPrinciples debuted its Insight-to-Action integrated platform in January, one of the features it highlighted was the platform’s ability to integrate with existing customer-relationship-management systems such as that of SugarCRM. The two companies further extended their ties by announcing an expanded partnership Wednesday.
Social commerce firm 8thBridge announced the results of its second annual Social Commerce IQ report, and Facebook favorite Fab.com had a pretty fab showing, finishing atop the SCIQ 25 list, which measures the social commerce strategies of retailers based on four key success factors.
Social-media-management platform HootSuite means business with three new applications it introduced Tuesday, all of which are targeted toward small business users.
As demand for customer support on Facebook and other social networks increases, it will be increasingly difficult for companies to keep up. But appeasing customers will garner the customer loyalty they depend on.
Facebook and social ad-management software provider Buddy Media acquired Facebook advertising developer Brighter Option and social commerce and analytics startup Spinback over the past year, but it may find itself on the other side of the table soon.
Social enterprise software creator Buddy Media announced a host of additions to its social marketing suite this morning, including a unified social data application-programming interface, universal conversion tracking, and a new mobile content-development platform.