Keeping with the theme of the Olympic Games, Kenshoo Social wanted to see which countries offered the most value and effectiveness to Facebook advertisers in areas such as average cost per click and average frequency of delivery for ads. While the U.S. may have brought home the most gold in London, the same was not true in Kenshoo Social’s competition.
Now that the closing ceremonies of the Summer Olympic Games in London have finished, it’s time to look at the winners — not on the track or in the pool, but on Facebook. New statistics recently released by Wildfire detail the most popular athletes and countries on the social network during the Games.
The Summer Olympic Games in London have proven to easily be the most social Olympics to date. Recently released statistics from Facebook and from Wildfire Interactive show just what people are posting about — everything from American gymnast Gabrielle Douglas to Procter & Gamble, an official Olympic sponsor.
If it wasn’t bad enough that Facebook Co-Founder Eduardo Saverin renounced his U.S. citizenship, fellow co-founder and current CEO Mark Zuckerberg was likely rooting for an athlete from Haiti during the men’s triple jump final at the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games Thursday, but Samyr Laine, his freshman roommate at Harvard University, finished 11th out of 12 competitors with a distance of 16.65 meters, well behind the gold medal winner, Christian Taylor of the U.S., and his 17.81 meters.
On Facebook, not all fans are created equal. Certain people have a little more influence than others — when they recommend a brand’s page or product, their friends tend to join in. A study by social media solutions firm Wildfire Interactive (recently acquired by Google) examines just how brands can optimize their Facebook pages to promote more sharing and gain the eye of influential users.
Our friends at AllFacebook Stats brought up an interesting question when looking at the Facebook country statistics for this month: How much are the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games contributing to the surge in U.K. Facebook users?
Jamaica and German gymnast Marcel Nguyen (pictured) soared at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London last week in terms of Facebook likes, according to statistics from social media marketing software provider Wildfire Interactive.
People all around the world are going crazy on Facebook for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Thanks to the wide availability of data, we can see just how crazy. Olympics fans can play games, use applications to gain more information about their favorite athletes, like an Olympian’s Facebook page, or simply mention them in a status update. So what have been the most popular apps and who have been the most popular athletes so far?
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.
Two of America’s most popular athletes are also the most popular 2012 Olympians on Facebook. According to our sister site, AllFacebook Stats, basketball stars Kobe Bryant and LeBron James have the most fans of any athlete competing in the upcoming 2012 London Summer Olympic Games. Who else has a loyal following?