June 28, 2011, AllFacebook Expo presentation by Chris Tuff, VP/Social Media Director at 22squared (http://www.mediabistro.com/afexpo/program.asp).
Facebook APIs: There's More Under the Hood than Anyone Knows
What’s available through Facebook’s APIs? No one really knows. Many think that the only available statistics lie in Facebook Insights, but since Facebook opened up their Insights API, a treasure trove of data is available to agencies and brands. API dashboards from companies like AllFacebook, Socialbakers and PageLever serve as the new focus groups and using their tools, agencies are able to identify a brands’ active and engaged fanbase and parallel those segments to determine if they’re reaching brands’ target consumer, if they’re targeting these consumers with paid Facebook ads and if not, what adjustments need to be made to their engagement strategy and idea of that brands’ target consumer. This session will also examine the role of social media as it relates to brands as a whole, and explain why there is so much value for brands on Facebook. We’ll go on to discuss confusion around ad APIs and Facebook Connect APIs (what brands can access within consumer profiles), and share what else Facebook tools and insights can bring to both social media marketing and brand positioning.