This week for our Social Media Roundup we will be discussing some exciting news: Facebook at Work. That’s right, the social network is making a supplemental platform to its existing network, allowing workers to share files (like Google Docs), network (like LinkedIn) and communicate (like Slack.) Facebook at Work will be a one stop shop for businesses and their employees. The new site will launch sometime in early 2015.
Hey there Social Media Gurus! Here’s your roundup of social networking updates that are making headlines this week!
In the digital marketing realm, we love advertising on social media. It provides us with data and access to various markets, all for free. However many users worry that the abundance of ads on platforms like Facebook and Twitter invade their personal privacy. This is where a new social media platform, Ello, comes in.
Here’s a fun fact: Olive Garden went through a rebrand in July. To be perfectly honest, I did not know about their new look, logo and menus until their Never Ending Pasta Pass campaign. Get this: the Never Ending Pasta Passes are gift cards good for seven weeks worth of all-you-can-eat pasta, salad, breadsticks and soft drinks at the chain for only $100. Never mind, they sold out in 45 minutes on September 17th.
Though the Facebook Global Pages functionality launched in 2012, it was not met with massive adoption by brands. It seems as though Facebook introduced this feature slightly early, as the global conversation is just starting to pick up steam. Many of our clients have started asking, “Can we do this? How do we do this?” and have had increasing interest from their local businesses worldwide.
After much speculation, Facebook finally announced this week that hashtags are being slowly rolled on Facebook. This is sure to make for a very different experience not only for users, but also for marketers and brands.
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Google+ all released updates to their existing platforms ranging from advertising, to insights, to video and more. Rather than having to scour the Internet for information on each announcement, we’ve put together a quick summary of each.
In an effort to make it easier for marketers to target their audience with relevant advertising messages, Facebook has been working with third-party consumer data partners to collect and incorporate their public data knowledge into Facebook ad targeting.