Demographics The number of Americans overof Facebook ages 35, 45, and 55 on Facebook isusers growing fast. In the last 90 days alone, the number of people over 35 has nearly doubled. There are more Facebook users ages 26-44 than 18-25 today.
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According to a “Social media sites continue to bestudy released an important source of communityin January 2009 connection, and savvy retailersby Rosetta, an are reaping the beneﬁts ofinteractive Facebook’s rapid extension into newmarketing agency, demographics, such as Gen X and59 of the 100 seniors,” said Adam Cohen, partnertop retailers with Rosetta’s consumer goods andhave a Facebook retail practice.presence.
General Tips The most effective Facebook fan pages are updated on a regular basis with new content.
General Tips If theres actually evidence that the page administrator is visiting regularly and interacting with the community, the more engaged fans will be (check out the wall on Dells page).
General Tips Facebook pages work best when their less about "me, me, me" and more about "you, you, you" (customer-centric).
General Tips Be a good member of the community: promote others even more than you promote yourself. Linking and promoting others is a nice way to show you care about others and can set you apart as an “expert” in the ﬁeld.
General Tips The creative material of your message should be something that people want to share virally with others. Make it newsworthy, controversial, timely, immediately useful, or even humorous.
General Tips Dont spam—wrap your self-promotion in something of value to others.
Tostitos on 0 to 17,000+ fans in one monthFacebook:Case Study
Tostitos on The concept was simple. Get theFacebook: most rabid, dyed-in-the-wool fans toCase Study compete against each other for the chance to win a $100,000 scholarship for their school.
Tostitos on Tactic:Facebook: Create a Facebook application thatCase Study collected fans’ info., a short paragraph about why they should be selected, and a photo showing their school spirit.
Tostitos on Two teams were selected a few weeksFacebook: later, and they began a cross-countryCase Study challenge that started in NYC and ended at the Tostito’s Fiesta Bowl on game day. Throughout the challenge, they were ﬁlmed and wrote updates about their experience on the Facebook fan page.
Tostitos on Results:Facebook:Case Study 17,779 people became fans of the Facebook page 56,531 page views 39,477 unique visitors 597 wall posts 1098 entries with photos for the contest 1925 entries to the contest were shared with a friends
Tostitos on Success Tip #1Facebook:Case Study Give users value Aside from the $100k scholarship (which is admittedly a clear value), Tostitos had high entertainment value. People ﬂocked to the site.
Tostitos on Success Tip #2Facebook:Case Study Invite (and unite) a community Facebook was a natural ﬁt for this promotion. The ﬁrst big spike on the fans chart above happened after the schools were announced. When the page ﬁrst launched, Tostitos had to cast a somewhat wide net with their ad placement. After it was announced on December 7 that Ohio State and University of Texas were the two competing schools, Tostitos reﬁned their ad target down to just current and alums of those schools.
Tostitos on Success Tip #3Facebook:Case Study (New) content is king! The next big spike in trafﬁc can be brought attributed to status updates. Once the race began, the page lit up with new content on a very frequent basis. This created news feed items and gave fans a reason to come back to the page. Graphics and content were updated often. Engagement. Engagement. Engagement. There is no substitute.
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