If you don’t work on cars, how do you know your mechanic isn’t ripping you off? And if he’s honest, he could still be inefficient — and that costs you money. It seems like everyone on Facebook is a self-proclaimed social media expert. There are no degrees or certifications, so we all operate without a license.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is No. 1 — at least according to Glassdoor, as the social jobs and career community released its list of the 50 highest-rated CEOs, as voted on by employees, and the leader of the social network led the pack.
Chat may soon be where it’s at for small businesses that are confused about Facebook’s myriad advertising and marketing options, as TechCrunch reported that the social network is testing a system from Salesforce.com that allows page administrators to contact its customer-service department via chat.
What are the keys to success when it comes to the Facebook news feed? “Understanding the Most Valuable Digital Real Estate: The Facebook News Feed,” a panel at the AllFacebook Marketing Conferencein New York Tuesday, presented a forum for six industry experts to ponder that question.
The acquisitions of Radian6 in 2010 and Buddy Media in June are starting to catch up with Salesforce.com, as TechCrunch reported that the company amended its 8-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission to show $20 million in net losses for Buddy Media during the first six months of 2012, which reportedly led to the layoffs of fewer than 100 people from Radian6 and other areas of its Salesforce Marketing Cloud business.
Why limit yourself to one, two, or a handful of sources for analytics to track marketing campaigns on Facebook and other social networks, when you can access 20 industry leaders via one platform? That was the thinking behind the expanded Marketing Cloud ecosystem introduced by Salesforce.com Friday.
Facebook revealed more details about its announcement earlier this month that advertisers can target ads to Facebook users by email, phone number, or user ID, with Vice President of Advertising and Global Operations David Fischer officially debuting the offering at the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco Thursday and announcing eight advertising vendors that offer the capability.
Facebook expanded on its Preferred Marketing Developer program, which debuted in April, with Thursday’s announcement at the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco of a new, exclusive tier, Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer.