Monday, 18 October 2010

Facebook - Ten things you need to know

Following the storming success of Facebook flick 'The Social Network' in its opening week, Experian have published the Top Ten facts you need to know about the social giant...

Pic - The Social Network Movie Poster

1. Facebook is the second most visited website in the UK after Google, accounting for 6.89% of all visits from UK Internet users in September.

2. In terms of internet pages viewed, Facebook is by far the biggest website in the UK. In total, 16.40% of all page views during September went to a Facebook page. Facebook now accounts for 1 in 6 page views in the UK, that’s twice the number of page views received by Google.

3. Facebook is the most popular social network in the UK, accounting for 55% of all visits to social networks. The nearest competitor is YouTube, which receives 16% of all visits to the category. Facebook is nearly 3.5 times bigger than YouTube in terms of monthly Internet visits in the UK.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Sesame Street Spoofs The Old Spice Guy

It was only a matter of time after all of the spoofs released of the Old Spice 'the man your man could smell like' ad over the year, before someone like Sesame Street released their own take on the viral smash hit made famous by Isaiah Mustafa. So here it is for all of those who have not seen it yet!

Video - Smell Like A Monster Sesame Street Spoofs The Old Spice Guy

YouTube Brand Channel Examples

After recently attending a YouTube presentation we were taken through a number of best in class examples of brands which are leading the way with their brand channels, all of which are well worth highlighting and checking out if you have a spare minute or two.

1. Carphone Warehouse - Eye Openers
This was a great example due to the fact that the videos are populated by the staff of each store, showing off to users the expertise of their employees. Videos are broken down by mobile model and give simplistic reviews, allowing viewers to use the integrated channel search bar to find their desired phone. There are also additional tabs such as Top Tips, Wow me, and Demos to further inform users to find out more. Carphone Warehouse - Eye Openers