Social@Ogilvy Facebook Timeline for Brands POV


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Social@Ogilvy Facebook Timeline for Brands POV

  1. 1. Facebook Timeline for BrandsThe Changes, and the Hidden ImplicationsFebruary 2012
  2. 2. New Facebook PagesFacebook just announced Which features matter What are the hiddenTimeline for brands. most? implications for teams? 2
  3. 3. A quick rundown of the newfeature set…
  4. 4. Page = “Mission Control Branded cover photo (851x315) and profile pic (125X125) allow for maximum creativity Applications and tabs appear as “favorites” beneath cover photo as thumbnails. You select four to display. Friends of user that Pinned posts keep like the page features at top of page for 7 days Timeline automatically inserts geo-targeted posts for fans in that 4 country/city
  5. 5. Page = “Mission Control Reach Generator premium advertising option will enable Fan posts promotion of a aggregated in a specific post into 50% separate stream of fans newsfeeds or sponsored story areas. Will reach fans via mobile as well as desktop. Browse page history chronologically Ability to post content in full page width box Fanta is a Social@Ogilvy client. 5
  6. 6. What impact willthese changesreally have on mystrategy and myteam?
  7. 7. 1.Timeline invites Obvious Impact Hidden Implicationbrands to play The ability to postdate content will add a Telling a brand history is the(creatively) in a new layer of depth to brand stories and obvious application of timeline, butvisually appealing, by extension, user engagement. the creative arms race will bechronological space. reinvigorated as top brands out-do Content will continue to be viewed in each other with inventive timeline Newsfeeds, but if well executed, it will uses. hook friends in to a much larger, more intensive Facebook experience back on the brand’s home page. 7
  8. 8. Brand HistoryCoke is telling their rich brandhistory chronologically 8
  9. 9. Character HistoryCaptain Morgan USA goesway back to recreate the storyof Admiral Sir Henry Morgan. 9
  10. 10. GamificationFanta invites friends to findlost characters locked in theirtimeline. 10
  11. 11. Brand VisionThe New York Times bringsarchives to life throughhistorical time pieces 11
  12. 12. 2.Timeline raises the Obvious Impact Hidden Implicationcreative bar, and The cover photo and nested profile Historically, many brands re-usedcreative investment. picture say it all – it’s time to call in the content from other platforms as filler creative cavalry. Creatives will start to for Facebook posts. Brands who play a much larger role in Facebook are fully adopting a unique timeline strategy, as well as asset development. strategy will need to recalibrate levels of investment in creative direction and resources in order to develop Facebook timeline content. 12
  13. 13. Page Layout Timeline Layout 13
  14. 14. 3.It’s all about Obvious Impact Hidden Implication“storytelling” The new emphasis on multimedia The community management storytelling will force brands away from calendar process will need to be text-dominated updates towards more revisited to accommodate text creative expression. Day in day out editorial and high volumes of production will require teams to augment multimedia. This will impact high quality multimedia with faster, timelines, review cycles and brand cheaper, more nimble forms of content. teams involved in the process. 14
  15. 15. Capture the MomentNike collects consumergenerated #makeitcountphotos submitted via socialmedia and brings them to lifeon Facebook, and inNIKETOWN New York. 15
  16. 16. 4.Reach Generator will Obvious Impact Hidden Implicationmake brand posts With Reach Generator, brands with Reach Generator will literallywork harder with 50k+ fans and a post frequency of 7-14X promote an entire post as an in-existing fans. a week can promote entire posts in fan newsfeed promoted ad. This newsfeeds or sponsored story area with means the job of community a guaranteed reach of 50 – 75%* of manager expands to include media fans. More eyeballs from those who planning/deployment as well as already “like” your brand should mean posting and moderation. more engagement and more sharing. *Existing brand posts reach an estimated 16% of current fans 16
  17. 17. 5.A new collaborative Obvious Impact Hidden Implicationownership model is The new ad model combined with proper Who owns your page? Whoimportant to success community management allows your page manages it? Now that Timeline to be set up to become a storytelling allows your brand’s page to become narrative that can be “on 24/7/365” with a true integrated paid/earned incredible reach beyond traditional media channel, it’s important to have paid impressions. and earned experts in place working in tandem to take advantage of this new landscape. 17
  18. 18. And, 5 Facebook BasicsTruer Than Ever1. Your brand is still a digital storyteller, with an evolving storyline where stories replace ads.2. Facebook should still be a part of your digital content strategy, with a team empowered to work horizontally to develop the best content.3. Your content should still work integrated into your page, or as a standalone in a Newsfeed.4. Facebook is still an epicenter for brand crises, be ready to deal with issues new – and old.5. Integrated Facebook dashboards combining conversation, content and advertising performance are still the way to measure and optimize. 18
  19. 19. Learn More Additional ContactsFacebook: Tom DeLuca North America RegionalSocial@Ogilvy: Director Email. tom.deluca@ogilvy.com Thomas CramptonWritten and prepared by: AP Regional Director Email. Blog. Kaitlyn Wilkins Twitter. @thomascrampton EAME Regional Director Email. Twitter. @kaitlynwilkins John Bell Global Managing Director Email. Blog. Twitter. @jbell99 19
  20. 20. Social@Ogilvy is the largest social media marketing communications network in the world.Named 2011 Global Digital/Social Consultancy of the Year by The Holmes Report, thepractice leverages social media expertise across all Ogilvy & Mather disciplines, offering anextensive list of services within the foundational business solutions – Listening andAnalytics; Social Business Solutions; Social Media Marketing and Communications; SocialShopping; Social CRM; Social Care; and Conversation Impact.For more information, visit ad connect with us,, 20