Facebook had Black Friday fever during the week of Nov. 16 through 23, as the top 25 people talking about this scores went to retailers on Black Friday itself, with gigantic jumps in mentions of Black Friday (1,450 percent), shopping (586 percent), mall (304 percent), and sales (162 percent) during that time period.
Social gifting, which is becoming wildly popular on Facebook, has largely been conducted through gift cards and major retailers. Boomerang wants to make social gifting a local experience. The Chicago-based program is expanding to New York, Indianapolis, and Austin, Texas, offering small businesses and local retailers a chance to get in on the social gifting fun.
Brands nowadays shouldn’t just pick one channel — Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter — to promote their message, but rather embrace an integrated approach. Thismoment, a Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer, announced Tuesday the launch of DEC 4, its newest platform. DEC 4 allows brands to easily manage a consistent presence among Facebook and other social media sites.
You don’t have to be in Kansas City to have some fun with tonight’s Major League Baseball Home Run Derby. Several Facebook pages have planned games and contests for the exhibition, where top baseball players try to hit as many home runs as possible. You could even win a giant “like” foam finger.