Social marketing platform Shift, a Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer, has a new vice president of agency partnerships: Andrea Wolinetz, former managing director of connected platforms at PHD.
HBO drama series “Game of Thrones” has been the topic of much buzz on Facebook, with the final episode of its fourth season having aired Sunday night, and now, Facebook Product Specialist Dave Goldblatt will have a chance to be a part of that buzz, as George R.R. Martin — creator of the television series and author of the A Song of Ice and Fire books that “Game of Thrones” is based on — will add a character named after Goldblatt to an upcoming book.
Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos and videos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured this photo of The Band Perry at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
The fourth season of HBO drama “Game of Thrones” premieres on the premium cable network April 6, but fans can turn to Facebook for a taste of Westeros March 18 at 6 p.m. ET, when the premiere episode will be screened at Lincoln Center in New York, as the event’s red carpet will be streamed on Facebook Live.
Fighting Over The TV: Facebook Provides Data To 10 Overseas Networks; Twitter Provides Data To Nielsen
Facebook and Twitter dug in their heels Monday in their attempts to establish beachheads in the world of television, with Facebook announcing plans to release data on actions (likes, comments, and shares) related to TV shows to 10 networks in eight overseas countries, while Twitter announced that it will provide data to ratings powerhouse Nielsen on the number of tweets about TV shows and those tweets’ total audiences.
The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony aired on CBS Sunday night, and The Wrap used Facebook’s recently introduced keyword insights application-programming interface to determine the five most social moments of the event on the social network.
Following Facebook’s introduction of clickable hashtags Wednesday, Justin Osofsky, the social network’s director of platform partnerships and operations, focused on how hashtags will factor into discussions about television shows in a note on the Facebook + Media page.
Facebook users who have imagined what their News Feeds would be like in the form of television shows may want to tune in Your Show, a new application from Social Studios TV that creates a daily TV show featuring content from users’ News Feeds.