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The success, or lack thereof, of Facebook’s Microsoft-operated onsite targeted advertising has been well documented. However, an interesting tonic to this marketing malaise can be found in the strength of the simple wall post.
In a recent study it was found that brand pages were able to garner a Click through Rate of 6.49% from their conventional link-enriched posts. That a percentage that would make most paid search campaigns sit up and take note.
But before we get too carried away, this new research has been carried out using a number of assumptions and complicated calculus. But even as a proportional based study, this does make for some interesting reading. There’s no doubting the lure of social media, but many have questioned if sites, particularly Facebook, can really provide the kind of traffic needed to justify a targeted marketing campaign for most companies.
One company that clearly thinks a good deal of the new virtual domain is American clothes giant Gap. Abandoning their usual television campaigns, Gap have now launched headlong into the realm of social media and have pushed their energies towards their own Facebook presence.
The simpler, personalised interface of sites like Facebook and Twitter are highly detached from the usual glamour and publicity stirring the fashion brand is used to. But clearly this is a growing trend. As we reported setting up shop on Facebook has never been easier, with the social media platform becoming a thriving marketplace for a number of industries.
With these two news stories many more companies may well be looking towards their own social media stance; perhaps considering whether the time is right to delve in. Undoubtedly it’s a growing medium, but the results as things stand today don’t look bad, not bad at all!
Last month, we tuned in to listen to our very own Samantha Noble become a radio star. As a guest on Xan Phillips’ The Business on Voice FM, a programme dedicated to promoting the good news stories about business from the Southampton area and beyond, Sam shared her insights into paid media.
The Drum Network has launched a new initiative called ‘Create Britain’ which aims to show the world that Great Britain is still an awesomely creative marketplace, despite Brexit.
Create Britain is an online interactive map that invites businesses from the creative industry to contribute a short video to claim their own pin on the map that links to their video clip. The video clips need to answer one question: ‘What makes British creativity so great?’.