Facebook Connect! •! More than
80,000 websites have implemented Facebook Connect! •! More than 60 million Facebook users engage with Facebook Connect on external websites every month! •! 2/3 of comScore’s U.S. Top 100 websites & half of comScore’s Global Top 100 websites have implemented Facebook Connect!
Facebook Credits! •! Virtual currency
is a multibillion-dollar market! •! Facebook created credits in ’09 & recently started rolling out to a few social games - ex. Happy Island! •! Partnership with PayPal - payment option for purchasing Facebook credits!
What’s next for Facebook?! MOBILE!
•! Users will be able to do more and more things on Facebook through their mobile device! •! Play Games! •! Interact with Fan Pages! •! Purchase! •! Send money!
What’s next for Facebook?! FAN
PAGES! •! Brands have only begun to test the limits of what’s capable in Facebook! •! Facebook to offer more services for brands, but at a price!
What does Facebook mean for
you?! •! Brands that aren’t on Facebook are missing out on opportunities to connect with their customers and future customers! •! Facebook allows you to get thousands of fans and turn them into marketers - sharing your content / message! •! Facebook presence is more important than your website! •! Facebook content displaying in real-time search!
What does Lifestreaming mean for
you?! •! Today, people have their own brands. You have to ﬁnd a way to be relevant to them within their brand. Think of it as co- marketing with fans of your brand.! •! Think of the many ways that your brand creates content and ﬁnd ways to spread the word, outside of Facebook and Twitter.! •! Real-time content. And portable content.!
What does “checking in” mean
for you?! •! Location-based marketing is the next big thing! •! Is there a way for your business to take advantage of check-ins? Rewards, promotions, data mining, etc.?! •! Is this going to be the year for Mobile?!
What does Visual Search mean
for you?! •! Consumers are not satisﬁed with search today.! •! Existing searches are best for items you know more about and not ideal for “Discovery”! •! Your brand can come alive in a visual search.! •! This is the year to experiment and ask users for feedback.!
A few facts about FarmVille...!
•! FarmVille is the most popular app in the history of Facebook! •! FarmVille players outnumber real farmers in the U.S. by a ratio of 60 to 1! •! On an average day, FarmVille players purchase 500,000 virtual tractors. John Deere, the biggest U.S. manufacturer of real tractors sell around 5,000 a year.! •! FarmVille was able to raise over $1 million for Haiti relief efforts!
What does Social Gaming mean
for you?! •! Marketing opportunities - bing example! •! In many cases, apps / games within social networks represent one of the best ways to reach new customers.! •! Consider researching whether or not your customers are playing social games. Is there a place for your brand within that game?!
What does Augmented Reality mean
for you?! •! Throw off the constraints - technology now opens new possibilities.! •! Cool for the sake of being cool is still cool - but the beauty lies in trying new things.!
What does Google Wave mean
for you?! •! It’s particularly useful for brainstorming and collaborating over multiple geographic locations.! •! Over time people want to interact both with your brand but also with other customers. Are there ways that you could incorporate group engagement?! •! Great forum for working with multiple agencies and stakeholders.! Want a Google Wave invite? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
What is this Buzz all
about?! •! It’s another social network...! •! Ties in with: Twitter, Picasa, YouTube, Flickr, Mobile! •! Tied directly to Gmail - comments to your posts go directly to your inbox! •! More of a closed network, but you can choose to share things publicly and/or privately!
What does Google Buzz mean
for you?! •! Another method of engaging and collaborating with others! •! Opportunities to gather feedback - similar to Twitter, but messages can be longer and include images, links, etc.! •! Could be an interesting social network when they add features for businesses / brands!