Facebook Is Friendlier

Facebook for Business

According to Colleen Taylor of GigaOm, Facebook.com/business debuted Tuesday to help small businesses get the most from Facebook. The company is billing the new web page as an “online education center” that gives directions on such things as how to set up a profile page, create targeted ads and deals, and interact with customer feedback […]

It’s The Platform, Stupid

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At a press conference to launch the Facebook’s new chat features yesterday, Zuck said the entrance of Google and others into the social space “validates” his company’s view that social is the wave of the future. According to Fast Company, Zuckerberg’s equanimity stems in part from the fact that his company has a new strategic […]

Nevermind That Visigoths Don’t Tend Crops, Capital One Likes Facebook’s Fertile Soils

Capital One

I don’t play FarmVille on Facebook, but I’ll try to keep an open mind as I put this post together. Capital One, the U.S. based bank specializing in credit cards, home loans and auto loans, is running a week-long promotion on FarmVille, the hugely popular Facebook-based game from Zynga. The promo provides special rewards for […]

I Opened Up My Eyes To See…

Widespread Panic

Pay-per-view is coming to Facebook this June 14th and 15th when Widespread Panic performs from ACL Live at The Moody Theater in Austin, Texas. Viewers can purchase either a single night for $5 or both nights for $10, with unlimited viewing through Sunday, June 19th at midnight. Payment can be made through Facebook Credits, or […]

Facebook’s “Grown Up” Makes It Rain

BusinessWeek is crediting Facebook Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg, for figuring out the company’s revenue model. In the three years since Sandberg, 41, defected from Google and joined Facebook as its COO, she has helped to steer the company to previously unimaginable heights, devising an advertising platform that’s attracted the world’s largest brands and forging […]

Yet Another Facebook Story: Facebook-Studio.com

“Learn from top Facebook marketers, then become one.” That’s the pitch Facebook is throwing your way today, via its new stand alone site, Facebook Studio. Facebook Studio is actively courting an advertising audience. According to Ad Age, it is a platform aimed at agencies, PR firms and media strategy companies. “We need to do a […]

We’re Burning Coal Right Now, As We Type And Read And Watch

With the growing popularity of Facebook comes an ever-expanding need for energy. Greenpeace recently called on the talents of Director Daniel Bird and his international production company, Savage, to create a new 30-second spot asking Facebook to “Unfriend Coal.” Visual Effects/Animation Company: motion504 According to The Nation, data centers and telecommunication networks—two key components of […]

Man On A Horse Drinking Coffee

To promote its new Levels coffee system, Seattle’s Best Coffee is hosting a live 24-hour interactive comedy show featuring actors and directors from Second City. “We wanted an exciting, big launch,” said Michelle Gass, Seattle’s Best president. “The spirit of this brand is to create a disruptive idea that builds emotional connection to the brand. […]

Yet Another Facebook Story: An Open Book In Prineville

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Google wants to do no evil, but they’re not the only Silicon Valley player committed to moving the needle for good. According to The New York Times, Facebook’s new data center in Prineville, Oregon will run on specially-designed stripped-down servers that are 38 percent more efficient and 24 percent cheaper than those sold by major […]

Whatever The ROI, Brands Are On Facebook For Good (Now What’s The Plan?)

It’s 2011. Chances are you’re recommending, and executing, Facebook campaigns for your clients. But why? Is it because all the cool kids are doing it? According to Fortune, Facebook isn’t all that wonderful of a medium for brands. Razorfish’s recent 2011 Liminal study points out that consumers prize a few things when engaging with a […]