The holiday season is approaching, bringing with it the prime season for brands running contests on Facebook. On that note, Facebook application creator ShortStack shared 18 tips for building social media contests, in infographic form.
Facebook began testing the ability for Power Editor users to preview News Feed ads as early as last September, and the social network confirmed to sister blog Inside Facebook that it began rolling out the feature and other changes to Power Editor last week, with all Power Editor users receiving the updates “over the next few weeks.”
Facebook announced that it has been averaging more than 1 billion video views per day since June, with 65 percent of them on mobile, and brands and users that post videos will now be able to see how much of those 1 billion-plus views they were responsible for, as public videos from users and pages will now display view counts.
Marketing solutions provider SocialCode, a Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer, announced a partnership with end-to-end marketing software provider Percolate to combine campaign planning, content creation, closed-loop intelligence and paid media execution on social.
Social media relationship platform Hootsuite announced the acquisition of Brightkit, a solution for creating customized social marketing campaigns, and the launch of new product Hootsuite Campaigns, which is based on Brightkit’s solution.
The European Commission, the antitrust authority of the European Union, will decide on Facebook’s proposed acquisition of cross-platform messaging service WhatsApp by Oct. 3, and the EC will do so armed with detailed information from questionnaires sent to companies including telecommunications operators, other social-networking sites and Internet-service providers, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Facebook announced some eventful news for page administrators, as the social network introduced desktop and mobile News Feed ads and insights for events, as well as a new look for users’ events pages.