The most important time of the year is rapidly approaching for toy retailing giant Toys “R” Us, with the unofficial kickoff of the holiday shopping season on Black Friday, and the company announced a revamp of its ecommerce sites for the flagship brand and Babies “R” Us, including enhanced sharing on Facebook and other social networks.
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Toy retail giant Toys “R” Us is revving up its 10th annual nationwide fundraising campaign to benefit the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, with some help from National Basketball Association legend Shaquille O’Neal, who will reprise his role as Shaq-a-Claus.
It was a sunny morning back in August 2008 when Stuzo launched its first-ever experience on a Facebook page for “Gossip Girl.” Back then, our engineers were still coding in Facebook Markup Language, and the creative was constrained to 520 pixels.
One of the most important groups on Facebook — in terms of marketing — is millennials. These young adults are the most active on Facebook and the people whom advertisers are trying to figure out. Compass Labs, a Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer in ads and insights, recently answered the question, “What do millennials like?”
Social commerce platform 8thBridge Graphite from 8thBridge is now fully integrated with the Web store, technology, marketing services, and agency services of eBay-owned GSI Commerce, the two companies announced.
Walmart was the most-talked-about brand on Facebook over Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and it appears that the major retailer has carried that momentum through the holiday season. According to an infographic from Compass Labs, Walmart is again one of the most popular Facebook brands, with the iPhone and Xbox 360 among the biggest tech gifts.
As millions of people opened their wallets last weekend for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, brands’ Facebook pages also experienced success. Walmart, which was bombarded on Facebook with criticism for opening at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, was actually the most successful brand on the social network during the two shopping days, according to Socialbakers. Amazon, Macy’s, and Toys “R” Us also earned kudos for fan growth and engagement.
Optimal Calls Out French’s, Gerber Childrenswear, Toys “R” Us, Students First For Facebook Engagement Growth
Facebook advertising and marketing developer Optimal called out four brands for their engagement growth during the period from Nov. 13 through 26: French’s, Gerber Childrenswear, Toys “R” Us, and Students First.
Facebook had Black Friday fever during the week of Nov. 16 through 23, as the top 25 people talking about this scores went to retailers on Black Friday itself, with gigantic jumps in mentions of Black Friday (1,450 percent), shopping (586 percent), mall (304 percent), and sales (162 percent) during that time period.
With Black Friday just days away, mentions on Facebook containing words related to holiday shopping are up 160 percent compared with one month ago, while mentions of Christmas are up 157 percent, according to the social network.