Just in case you don’t already spend enough time on social media, you might also be able to shop there in upcoming months. Online shopping is edging its way into the realm of social media. Sounds a bit dangerous to those of us who don’t need another reason to online shop….On the other hand, this opens big opportunities for brands on social media.
We all remember when Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion. Three years since the purchase, Facebook is finally making some headway towards validating this hefty investment.
As more marketing and sales budgets are being shifted to social media, many marketers are being asked to show the return on that investment and provide more detail on the impact that social media has on the bottom line. In response to this, many social platforms are creating ways for brands to make each platform shoppable, making it easier for a brand’s fans and followers to go from casually browsing to becoming a valuable customer. Here are some of our favorite ways to utilize these features across a variety of social platforms.
Yes, we cheered on the Denver Broncos last year (a lot of good it did us eh?). And this year, our team almost made it to the big game so we could root for them again. But alas, looks like Room 214 will be rooting for social media during Super Bowl XLIX.
McDonald’s is a brand that’s already making waves in the New Year.
Publicis Groupe’s Leo Burnett won the company’s business in August, with the promise of refreshing McDonald’s image. The agency has brought new life to the phrase “I’m Lovin’ It” and is attempting to bring a more community feel to McDonald’s and the food produced by the worldwide corporation.
It’s finally happened. Facebook has finally updated its search feature so that when you close the window, log out of your account, or go to a new page, that hilarious video you’ve been meaning to show your friend is not gone forever.
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!