- Date December 15, 2011
- Category Weekly Update
- Author Doug Schumacher
- Tags content, content strategy, coupons, curation, ecommerce, facebook, facebook advertising, fcommerce, timeline, tumblr, twitter
10 links that point to the future of marketing:
Timeline looks great so far, and this video is a great start to understanding it. It’s really about making your life look like a great adventure, and it’s a far more emotional view of someone’s life than we’ve seen in the past with things like the Info tab. Visuals really dominate the timeline, both in terms of real estate and interest. It will be interesting to watch how Facebook tweaks the relationship between the various Timeline elements going forward.
Some more good tips on Timeline and how to dive in.
I’m convinced Facebook commerce (or Fcommerce) is going to be big. This is a very thorough and insightful analysis of where the industry is currently. The big takeaway is, there are a lot of different Fcommerce features, and no single setup is going to be right for every industry or community. As always, it’s going to come down to how well you know your customer.
These coupons are closely tied to other Fcommerce efforts on the rise. All of this is going to add new emphasis on evaluating the real value of a Facebook community. It’s also going to provide a lot of access to data that will help answer that question.
In total agreement with this. Sure, curation’s great, but everywhere I go I see brands and people curating content. What really makes an impression is original content. It’s harder to do well, and that’s why it works better.
Great content is even better when it’s really, really short. As in 140 characters.
The Wall is where people are looking, and in the Wall, images perform the best. No major surprises, but it does underscore that people come to a brand’s page to see what’s going on. It’s the brand’s job to make their page as dynamic as possible.
An average of 3,417 text messages per teen in Q3 2011. As the author states, “Um, WOW!”
“Yet” is the operative word here. The timeline creates a far more emotionally powerful presentation of whom or whatever it’s for. What marketer wouldn’t want that for their brand. And of course, Facebook is wanting to gunning for their IPO, and appealing to brands is a big part of that story.
Tumblr has consistently crept up to be the 5th largest social media network, according to the latest comScore data. There’s a reason. It fills a great niche that the real content creators like — an easy way to post rich content and attract a large audience.