Content Is Not Inherently Interactive, But The Platform Is (See The Problem?)


Tim Nudd of Adweek is in Cannes, soaking up what spills from the stage. This morning Nudd looked on as Facebook’s global head of brand design, Paul Adams, “froze with panic and could not continue.” According to Nudd, he walked off stage, composed himself and retured to deliver these four tips for approaching Facebook marketing: […]

I Like Your Jacket. And I “Like” Your Jacket.


Here’s an interesting use of Facebook in the retail space. A Brazilian retailer lets you see exactly how many people “like” a particular item of clothing. According to Springwise, C&A’s new “Fashion Like” initiative uses special hooks on the racks in its bricks-and-mortar store to display Facebook “likes” in real time, giving in-store shoppers a […]

Is Facebook A Good Medium For Advertising?

Just as a test, last month I did a targeted ad campaign on Facebook for my 99 cent book. The results were practically zero–very few clickthroughs and no sales. Nor did I hear from anyone who saw the ads themselves. Of course, one small test doesn’t mean anything in a grand scale. But now, Ad […]

Your Friends Are Your Friends, Not Personal Shoppers Or Recommendation Engines

Paul Adams, Global Brand Experience Manager at Facebook, wrote one of those traditional advertising is dead posts that I avoid or ridicule. But I didn’t avoid Adams’ take on things, and I will not ridicule his points, many of which I agree with. I will challenge some of his conclusions, however. His main premise: “To […]

Brands Beg of Thee

How does brands get people to “Like” them on Facebook? You can read all about it on best practices lists by social media marketing experts, or you can see what NOT to do, care of North Social. Brands fumbling all over themselves in pursuit of follower counts are easy targets, of course, but that’s okay. […]

Beers And A Breach


Heineken, the world’s third-largest brewer, is busy striking deals directly with Google, and now according to Ad Age, with Facebook. Asked how the Facebook deal would affect the Google pact, Heineken told Ad Age: “These are two different platforms [that] … complement Heineken’s strategy to be ‘part of the conversation.’ Facebook is a social media […]

What Do Real Buyers of Virtual Goods “Like”?


Chances are your Facebook Page is not one of The 100 Most Popular Facebook Pages In the World, but that’s okay. We can’t all be as popular as Eminem and Lady Gaga. To give us another view of popularity on Facebook, digital goods marketing technology firm Ifeelgoods compiled data from Facebook Credits users to gauge […]

Who On Your Team Speaks Fluent Google?

Molly Wood, Video host at CNET, speaks to iMediaConnection about how advertisers can go about working with Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple. Wood has some nice zingers in this reel. For instance, about Apple’s closed systems she says, “Apple is in charge and you will definitely feel it.” She also says, “dealing with Facebook as […]