Prestige brands — those in the beauty, fashion, retail, hotels, and watches and jewelry sectors — are relying more and more on Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network Instagram in their marketing efforts, according to a comprehensive study by digital think tank L2.
Despite Instagram’s rapid growth, the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network still does not have an official application for Apple’s iPad tablet, and developer Codegent is looking to fill the void with Flow, which debuted on the iTunes App Store this week.
Love was in the air at Instagram in 2013, as #love was the most-used hashtag on the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing service during the year, with other top hashtags including #tbt, #friends, #fashion, #food, and #selfie.
The lobby of The Carlton Hotel in New York is the home of the first-ever digital Instagram holiday tree, a joint initiative by the hotel, social marketing platform PromoJam, Caravan Stylist Studio, and 30 top fashion designers.
Fans of fast-moving consumable goods (think everything from meat to candles to sponges), travel, and nonprofits are the most social with each other when it comes to shares from Facebook fan posts, according to data from social media analytics platform Socialbakers.
Online fashion retailer Nasty Gal totals nearly 842,000 likes on its Facebook page, and the social network — along with Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest — has been a key driver of its steady revenue growth since its inception in 2006. What are some of the secrets to its Facebook success?
It’s probably not surprising that when Facebook users are 21, most of their friends are also in that same age bracket. It’s also not a shocker to say that men talk about sports on Facebook more than women. But how do trends change over time? Do 30-year-olds tend to talk about health more than new high-school graduates? A highly visual set of data from Wolfram Alpha brings Facebook’s social graph to life, showing how people connect and relate to each other on the social network.
More companies are putting more importance on having a Facebook presence, but which industries have seen the most growth in terms of pages and fans? Analytics company Socialbakers crunched the numbers from July through September (the third quarter of the year), finding that health and travel were the kinds of Facebook pages being set up the most. Pages regarding health and alcohol saw the greatest gains in terms of fans.
Shoppers often turn to gift cards in lieu of actual presents because, at least when it comes to clothing, remembering the sizes and preferences of family and friends is a daunting task. SizeMob, a Web and Apple iOS application that officially launched Wednesday, can make that task less daunting, and make stores’ return lines a bit shorter, with a little help from Facebook.
Facebook users will control a photo shoot that will appear in the December issue of Elle, as the fashion magazine teamed up with social entertainment provider Milyoni on Facebook application The Social Shoot.