Brands have an overwhelming presence on Facebook, but has that transferred into the site’s photo-sharing network, Instagram? New figures from Simply Measured show that more brands are becoming hip to Instagram, as 67 percent of the Interbrand 100 (top companies such as Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, and Disney) have a presence on the site, compared with 57 percent in February.
Facebook and Bing are continually growing closer together, especially through the search engine’s Social Sidebar. Starting Friday, Bing users with the Social Sidebar can like and comment on Facebook posts directly on the site.
One-half of mothers on Facebook said they would share brands’ content on the social network in exchange for rewards, while 57 percent said they would like brands’ pages, according to the results of a survey of 647 moms across the U.S. by brand loyalty and engagement platform PunchTab.
Journalists were all about Facebook Wednesday, as the company conducted its first-quarter earnings call. The social network returned the favor Thursday, offering up best practices for journalists and best practices for media companies’ pages, as well as a case study highlighting the successful run on Facebook by Slate.
Facebook Journalism Program Manager Vadim Lavrusik and Scott Hershkowitz, who handles strategic partner development in sports and media for the social network, offered 12 best practices for media companies’ Facebook pages in a note on the Facebook + Media page.
The story of Henry Gribbohm, a 30-year-old New Hampshire man who lost his life savings of $2,600 on a carnival game, walking away with only a stuffed banana with dreadlocks, went viral earlier this week, and CollegeHumor was quick with a response.
Facebook has been pushing users to share more of what they love, especially through structured status updates. Users can now post visual stories that say they’re watching “Game of Thrones,” or “The Big Bang Theory,” and those preferences will be added to users’ Timelines under favorite shows. But does liking a show’s Facebook page necessarily correlate to watching it? In a recent study, CitizenNet discovered that a 3 percent increase in likes for a show’s page usually translates into a 1 percent bump in viewership.