We’ve heard from just about everyone else regarding how popular the 2012 Summer Olympic Games were on Facebook, but now it’s time for the social network to dish out its official statistics. The site noted that there were more than 116 million posts and comments related to the Games in London. And athletes collectively added 12.2 million likes to their pages between the opening and closing ceremonies.
Nike wasn’t the only winner among brands on Facebook at the Olympic Games. New statistics from AlchemySocial, an Experian company, show that BP and Samsung were also pretty popular on the social network in that time frame.
Now that we know which athletes won both the social and actual Olympic Games, it’s time to figure out which brands did best in London via Facebook. According to Socialbakers, Nike left everyone else in the dust.
If you’ve seen even just one event of the Summer Olympic Games in London, you’ve probably noticed that these are the most social Olympics ever. A China-based athletic apparel company, Li-Ning, is contributing to this effort. Using social platform UNation, Li-Ning is giving fans an inside pass to London by having them connect with athletes such as American triple-jumper Christian Taylor and Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell on Facebook and other modes of social media.