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B2C Social Networking with Facebook

B2C Social Networking with Facebook
03.02.11 Maximise your web marketing

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  • What are other people doing? Case Studies Coke Cautionary Tale - Skittles Red Bull Smaller Businesses? Above beach cottages
  • This is the new Facebook homepage released in the UK just a couple of days ago. Previously this was only available from a menu at the bottom of the page. A large part of the social in social networking is people sharing what they are up to. Here is Simon in Iceland, uploading his latest musical masterpiece. Down here are the obligatory adverts (on the right as in Googles interface), but also some reminders of peoples birthdays that are in my group of friends.
  • Its important to understand what Facebook means to most users It is a social online space where they share their pictures, thoughts, whereabouts, jokes and games with their friends.
  • If you're a group admin, your name will appear on that group, while Pages will never display their admins' names. Additionally, when you take actions on your group, such as posting on your group's wall, these actions will appear to come from you as an individual. However, if you post or take other actions on a Page you own, it will appear to come from the Page.
  • If this many businesses have active Pages on Facebook, there must be a good reason to be there To understand if you or your franchisees should join them, we need to understand first how to engage on Facebook. And we need to consider whether it is even worth doing? But First a bit of background.
  • When people sign up they enjoy putting all their details in including gender, DOB, relationship status – marketers dream!
  • Another option you have is to internally develop a new app. Pizza Hut’s Order App which allowed fans to order their pizzas directly through Facebook was a huge hit, for example. Red Bull has a custom application on its Page that pulls in Twitter updates from all of the athletes they sponsor. Developing a custom app for your Facebook Fan Page can be pricey, but if you can afford it or have in-house development talent that can get the job done, it can be very rewarding. My LinkedIn Profile – Creates a badge from your LinkedIn profile that gets displayed on your Facebook profile. SocialFly – Create notes about your online contacts, setup reminders to talk to them, and manage your contacts. Great app for keeping up with business contacts. Tag Biz Business Network – Puts a tag cloud of descriptive tags on your profile and participating friends’ profiles. These tags link back to the Tag Biz directory where you can easily find similar businesses or people and make your networking time more efficient.
  • Another option you have is to internally develop a new app. Pizza Hut’s Order App which allowed fans to order their pizzas directly through Facebook was a huge hit, for example. Red Bull has a custom application on its Page that pulls in Twitter updates from all of the athletes they sponsor. Developing a custom app for your Facebook Fan Page can be pricey, but if you can afford it or have in-house development talent that can get the job done, it can be very rewarding. My LinkedIn Profile – Creates a badge from your LinkedIn profile that gets displayed on your Facebook profile. SocialFly – Create notes about your online contacts, setup reminders to talk to them, and manage your contacts. Great app for keeping up with business contacts. Tag Biz Business Network – Puts a tag cloud of descriptive tags on your profile and participating friends’ profiles. These tags link back to the Tag Biz directory where you can easily find similar businesses or people and make your networking time more efficient.
  • Another option you have is to internally develop a new app. Pizza Hut’s Order App which allowed fans to order their pizzas directly through Facebook was a huge hit, for example. Red Bull has a custom application on its Page that pulls in Twitter updates from all of the athletes they sponsor. Developing a custom app for your Facebook Fan Page can be pricey, but if you can afford it or have in-house development talent that can get the job done, it can be very rewarding. My LinkedIn Profile – Creates a badge from your LinkedIn profile that gets displayed on your Facebook profile. SocialFly – Create notes about your online contacts, setup reminders to talk to them, and manage your contacts. Great app for keeping up with business contacts. Tag Biz Business Network – Puts a tag cloud of descriptive tags on your profile and participating friends’ profiles. These tags link back to the Tag Biz directory where you can easily find similar businesses or people and make your networking time more efficient.
  • Another option you have is to internally develop a new app. Pizza Hut’s Order App which allowed fans to order their pizzas directly through Facebook was a huge hit, for example. Red Bull has a custom application on its Page that pulls in Twitter updates from all of the athletes they sponsor. Developing a custom app for your Facebook Fan Page can be pricey, but if you can afford it or have in-house development talent that can get the job done, it can be very rewarding. My LinkedIn Profile – Creates a badge from your LinkedIn profile that gets displayed on your Facebook profile. SocialFly – Create notes about your online contacts, setup reminders to talk to them, and manage your contacts. Great app for keeping up with business contacts. Tag Biz Business Network – Puts a tag cloud of descriptive tags on your profile and participating friends’ profiles. These tags link back to the Tag Biz directory where you can easily find similar businesses or people and make your networking time more efficient.

6   B2C social networking with facebook - maximise your web marketing 03.02.11 6 B2C social networking with facebook - maximise your web marketing 03.02.11 Presentation Transcript

  • Social networking with Facebook
  • What is Facebook?
    • The world’s number 1 online social network – huge numbers
    • People profiles
    • Business profiles (Pages)
    • Groups
    • Community Pages (interests)
    • Places
    • Events
    • All linked together
  • A (very) brief history of Facebook
    • Originally launched in Feb 2004 as thefacebook.com
    • Started by former Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg
    • Became Facebook.com in August 2005
    • Completely free, but supported by advertising
  • Why is Facebook important?
    • More than…
    • 600 million active users (26 million Brits)
    • 2.5 billion photos uploaded to the site each month
    • 3.5 billion pieces of content (Web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photo albums, etc) shared each week
    • 3.5 million events created each month
    • 20 million people become fans (Like) business pages each day
    • 5.3 billion fans of pages
  • Why should I use it?
    • If you are a user…
    • It keeps you in touch with friends, brands, groups, interests and loved ones
    • Share the lives of others in a voyeuristic and fun way
    • Distance no object
    • It’s fun
    • It fulfils a basic need in all of us
  • Why should I use it?
    • If you are a B2C business…
    • It can spread word of mouth like wildfire
    • The “Like” button – inside and now outside Facebook
    • You can listen to and talk with customers and fans
    • You can promote your business with images, video and text
    • Facebook fans have an 80% higher propensity to buy
    • You become part of your fans’ world
    • You can advertise with laser-targeted precision
  • Why should I use it?
    • If you are a B2B business…
    • You might not need to
    • Are your customers B2C?
    • Recruitment?
    • Share the fun side of your business
    • Listen to what people are saying
  • Facebook profile pages
  • Facebook homepage
  • The average Facebook user…
    • Spends more than 55 minutes per day on Facebook
    • Clicks the Like button on 9 pieces of content each month
    • Writes 25 comments on Facebook content each month
    • Becomes a fan of 2 pages each month
    • Is a member of 12 groups
    • Has 130-187 Friends
  • Ways for businesses to have a Facebook presence
    • If your business is B2C
    • An individual can have a Facebook profile, but a business must choose:
    • Facebook Group or a Facebook Page (or set of pages)
      • You need a Facebook personal account to set up the group or the pages
    • But what are the differences?
  • Groups vs Pages   Groups Pages Creation Any Facebook user on any topic Only an authorised representative Privacy Can be closed or secret Are intended for public broadcast Admin You appear as your personal profile You appear as the organisation Limits No more than 5,000 users Unlimited number of fans Ideal for Local organisations / clubs Businesses
  • Groups and Pages
    • Intergage recently worked with a franchisor which provides music and singing classes for toddlers and pre-school children
      • Facebook groups for the franchisees’ local businesses
      • One central Facebook page for fans
        • Advantage – the national franchisor has a direct relationship with the end users through the brand page
        • Facebook groups are great for managing local franchisees’ classes
    • 700,000 businesses have active pages on Facebook
  • Facebook Pages
    • Businesses typically create “Pages” that allow fans to declare (and share) their brand allegiance
    • This provides a great channel to share content (videos, pictures, news and updates)
    • This also creates a link between their profile and your page that is visible to any friend that might want to check
    • You can engage in very public conversations with your fans
    • You can encourage users to share your page with their friends right from your Web site
    • Pages can be optimised for search inside and outside Facebook
  • Measuring Success
    • Page “Insights” provides graphical feedback
    • “ Likes” & Interactions
    • Demographics
    • What’s popular and where visitors come from
  • Advertising and promotions on Facebook
        • Can be laser focused on demographic profiles
        • We can advertise to the friends of our fans – and use their name
        • Not the same as search marketing in terms of response rates
        • Pay Per Click or Pay Per Impression is available on Facebook
  • The power of Facebook advertising
    • It taps into one of the best features about Facebook - its wealth of user information
      • DOB
      • Gender
      • Relationship status
      • Educational level
      • Location
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  • Advertising with Facebook
  • B2C Networking with Facebook
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  • B2C Networking with Facebook
    • Facebook “Like”
    • When 4 or more of your friends “Like” a web page – say a restaurant – you’ll know about it – on that page and in Facebook
    • This is going to be big!
    • New suite of social plug-ins that instantly personalise a visitor’s experience – showing them who they know that liked this content on your site
    • http://apps.facebook.com/feightlive/
  • B2C Networking with Facebook
  • B2C Networking with Facebook
  • Promoting events on Facebook
    • Ideal for inviting fans or group members to conferences, meetings and parties
    • Post photos of the event (pre and post) and tag them
      • When you tag someone, it appears on their wall
      • Any friends of someone you tagged can see the photo
    • Include details from the event, such as quotes from speakers, video, awards or competition winners
    • If you have time, visit the accounts of attendees afterwards and leave specific comments
  • Facebook applications
    • Programs written by Facebook or other third parties
      • Twitter Updater
      • My LinkedIn Profile – Creates a badge from your LinkedIn profile that gets displayed on your Facebook profile.
      • SocialFly – Create notes about your online contacts, setup reminders. Great for keeping up with business contacts
      • What Amazon is doing
      • Pass The Parcel
  • New! Facebook Places
    • A mobile application that allows users to:
      • Check-in at a location or “Place”
      • See friends who are nearby
      • Tag friends also at that location
      • Watch video
  • New! Facebook Places
    • What does this mean for “Venue” businesses:
      • Claim your place
      • Set up contact details, picture, opening hours etc.
      • Merge your Place with your Page
      • New advertising opportunities?
  • Brand New!
      • Facebook Deals – mobile based promotions
      • http://www.facebook.com/deals/business /
      • Sponsored stories – make the most of positive word of mouth
      • http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10100328087082670
  • To sum up
    • Choose Facebook Groups or Pages to engage with your customers
      • For most businesses Pages are more appropriate
    • Facebook is another medium of engaging with your public
    • You need to have a strategy before you start – what are you trying to achieve – what are the goals?
    • Get ideas from how the bigger brands are represented
    • Recognise and allocate suitable resource to maintaining engagement through Facebook
  • Useful references 1
  • Useful references 2 The Help Centre is very informative. And it will be right up to date.