Social marketing platform Pagemodo announced its spring 2014 release, with new features Post Designer and Cover Photo Designer aimed at enabling small businesses to easily create visually appealing Facebook pages and presences on other social networks, including Twitter and LinkedIn.
Facebook caught a great deal of flak when it introduced auto-play videos into the News Feed late last year, but they appear to be working for brands, as Adobe revealed in its Q1 2014 Social Intelligence Report that engagement with those videos was up 58 percent in the first quarter of 2014 compared with the fourth quarter of 2013, and up 25 percent year-over-year.
Social media analytics firm Simply Measured introduced its new Facebook Insights with Ads report, which gives brands a single dashboard for their owned, earned, and paid social efforts, along with compatibility with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
Spotify‘s Facebook application has been topping AppData‘s leaderboards for some time now. It’s the top gainer this week in monthly active users, accumulating almost 1.4 million new MAUs. Spotify has more than 32 million MAUs, and its daily active user/MAU engagement has increased 5 percent in the past week.
Brands on Facebook: Would you like the ability to accurately predict the lifetime reach and engagement of organic and paid page posts? Social marketing solutions provider SocialCode added a new feature to its MessageOptics 2.0 social analytics tool: Post Predictions.
In recent years, it has been witnessed that social business pages have been crucial for brands marketing themselves, as they allow content to reach the masses of people globally and extend brands’ awareness. Traditional advertising is dead, and the best way to connect with customers today is by utilizing the most powerful networking platforms the world has ever known. Social media marketing saves money, saves time, allows businesses to connect with consumers more directly and intimately than ever before, and provides unprecedented opportunities for targeted marketing.
Brands on Facebook striving for engagement would be wise to heed the power of videos, as a recent study by Shareaholic found that post-click engagement with Facebook posts trailed far behind the results delivered by YouTube, and also lagged behind Google Plus, LinkedIn, and Twitter.