The most-discussed topic on Facebook globally in 2014 was 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, while the outbreak of the Ebola virus was the topic of the most conversation in the U.S., the social network announced in a Newsroom post Tuesday.
The fall television season is underway, and networks are increasingly turning to Facebook to help promote their new and returning series, with last Thursday’s debut of ABC’s #TGIT (Thank God It’s Thursday) trio of shows — returning series Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, joined by newcomer How to Get Away with Murder — generating 4.5 million interactions on the social network from 2.3 million users.
Facebook continued its ongoing efforts to help media companies and publishers use its platform with Tuesday’s launch of Facebook Media, a new site geared specifically toward public figures, organizations and media companies.
Facebook will maintain a strong presence at the 11th annual Advertising Week gathering in New York starting Sept. 29, returning as a sponsor and participating in several panels.
The Facebook page for NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams topped 1 million likes Wednesday morning, and Williams posted a video to mark the milestone and announce an upcoming question-and-answer session.
For the average Facebook marketer, the company can seem … faceless. Facebook is working to change that. The social network concluded a nationwide tour at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Tuesday, where it met with small business owners and entrepreneurs: Facebook Fit. In addition to hearing from small business experts and Facebook Director of Small Business Dan Levy, attendees got one-on-one help regarding their marketing situations. This in-person interaction is something Facebook wants to do more of.
Two more television shows are now more tightly integrated with Facebook, as social relationship platform provider Spredfast used two of the media application-programming interfaces the social network introduced at its F8 global developer conference in April for NBC’s “Today” and Discovery Channel’s “’Street Outlaws.”