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Marketing with Facebook Insights

Marketing with Facebook InsightsStarting October 2, learn how to use Facebook's analytics tool to track and optimize your marketing efforts! Taught by the group marketing manager of social media at Microsoft/BingAds, Geoffrey Colon will show you how insights works, how to measure key performance indicators, and make your data actionable. Register now!

Are Facebook Users Being Threatened For Posting Critical Comments About BP?

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Facebook has become a valuable tool for brands to interact with consumers, but what happens when that interaction turns into aggression? Al Jazeera ran a lengthy story about users of the social network accusing embattled oil company BP of threatening them after critical posts, while BP deflected the blame to its public-relations company, Ogilvy & Mather.

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Victoria’s Secret, American Apparel Join Facebook Gifting Platform Wrapp

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Wrapp, which allows Facebook users to send free and paid electronic gift cards to their friends, has said that three new retailers have joined the fold: Victoria’s Secret, American Apparel, and Little Black Bag. Using Facebook as a platform, Wrapp noted that 1.25 million users of its iOS and Android applications have given 11.5 million digital gift cards — seen by 122 million Facebook users.

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Social Gifting On Facebook Trending Toward Local Experiences

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As Facebook looks for ways to monetize its presence, the company rolled out Gifts earlier this year — a program that is now available to all U.S. users. But Facebook wasn’t the first, and certainly won’t be the last, to test the social gift market. Several other companies — such as Plumfare, Boomerang, Treater, and GiftHit — use Facebook to deliver experiences that can’t be captured with gift cards.

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Friend-To-Friend Facebook Marketing: That’s A Wrapp

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It has been proven that a marketing message holds so much more weight when it comes from a friend rather than a brand. So how can brands get in on the friend-to-friend connection? Social gifting application Wrapp seems to have this solved. By utilizing sponsored (free) and paid gift cards, Wrapp has excelled at getting brands involved in conversations with friends. Wrapp CEO Hjalmar Winbladh, as well as Gap Sr. Director of Business Strategy Soundar Koneti, spoke at the AllFacebook Marketing Conference in New York about how the company has succeeded with friend-to-friend marketing.

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Learn From Top TV Experts At AllFacebook Marketing Conference

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Learn from the marketing and branding strategies of executives at ESPN, HBO, and TV Guide magazine at our event, AllFacebook Marketing Conference, Dec. 4 to 5 in New York. You’ll gain important insight on the big opportunities and fast-changing risks that are quickly emerging across the Facebook and mobile social landscape. Register before midnight tonight and save.

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