Mirroring global investment trends to BRIC countries the fastest moving market for brands is Brazil, which has 4 of the top 5 fastest rising global brands - Halls (157 fold growth), Trident (61x), L’Oreal (19x) and Chicklets.
The Coca-cola brand alone has nearly 100 million more fans on Facebook than there are people in the United States.
May 15, 2012—Just days before the most-anticipated initial public offering in history, new data from the leading social media analytics provider Socialbakers proves just how powerful the 901 million-member Facebook platform is for big brands looking to expand their global footprint and penetrate emerging markets.
Kraft Tops the List of Fastest Moving Brands
Three of the top five Fastest Moving Global Brands come from the Kraft family. The company’s Halls, Trident and Chiclets lines made major gains over the past year, boosted by strong audience engagement in Brazil (the second-largest Facebook audience). L’Oreal Paris Brazil and AXE Indonesia (Unilever) round out the Top Five.
Consumer Goods Win Big Around the World
Consumer Packaged Goods (CPGs) have emerged as industry leaders on the global scale, with half of the Top 10 Fastest Movers falling into this category. CPGs also dominate in key growth markets. In Brazil, the most engaged brands are CPGs, and in the United Kingdom, Cadbury Crème Egg and Cadbury Wispa rank in the top two. In France, M&Ms boasts the highest engagement rate of any brand in the nation.
Mobile/Telecom Move the Needle in Emerging Markets
Socialbakers CEO Jan Rezab commented: “CPGs have historically been early adopters of social media in well-saturated markets, so it only makes sense that they leverage this strategy to dominate in these high-growth markets as well.”
Mobile brands have also made big moves among the top 10 Countries, as well as in some smaller, yet highly engaged markets. As the proliferation of mobile devices continues to permeate virtually every corner of the globe, carriers and device manufacturers are leveraging this momentum to engage audiences and expand their reach.
BlackBerry, which has fallen behind the pack in the U.S. mobile market, is among the top three brands in Mexico and Indonesia. Samsung and Nokia top the leaderboard in Turkey and Mexico, while regional player Vodafone has by far more fans and higher engagement than any other brand in India.
Fan Engagement Highest Among Emerging Markets
It’s no surprise that, among the top 10 brands, the overwhelming majority of Facebook fans hail from the U.S. However, fans in emerging markets are much more actively engaged—a metric that proves to be very valuable in gaining international traction. Indonesia, Mexico and the Philippines rank in the top three in Engagement Rate. Meanwhile, four of the top five Fastest Moving Brands saw their biggest gains in the booming market of Brazil.
In its exclusive look at global Facebook brand engagement data, Socialbakers’ analysis not only highlights the social network’s exploding international reach but also how the world’s biggest brands are tapping into the social economy to build international momentum. The data examines the Engagement Rate (ER)* of brands—a clear measure of brand engagement—in the top 10 countries with the largest Facebook user base. The infographic and complete analysis are available at http://www.socialbakers.com/blog/558.
“Facebook is clearly giving social-savvy companies unprecedented access to build dynamic relationships and grow revenue in key markets,” said Rezab. “It can be incredibly time-consuming and difficult to go to market in new regions with a localized website or microsite, even for some of the world’s biggest companies. And even then, you’ve still got a static presence that fails to truly engage your target audience. Facebook eliminates that barrier to entry by providing a well-entrenched and steadily-growing platform.”
“Engagement is the core of the social economy—people buy what their friends buy and recommend,” Rezab said. “Simply having a lot of fans isn’t the answer to building a strong social economy presence—they must be active. Growing that engagement and viral reach is the key to success, especially in international markets.”
Socialbakers’ proprietary social analytics platform helps social marketers uncover actionable insights to measure the effectiveness and drive campaign ROI across all major social networks, including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Google+. For more information, visit http://analytics.socialbakers.com/.
Socialbakers is a social media analytics company and the most cited source for global Facebook data with more than 10 million Facebook pages and places indexed. Launched in 2008, Socialbakers’ tools include its easy-to-use Engagement Analytics and Engagement Builder. It is the only solution that allows brands such as Lufthansa, L’Oreal, Danone, Vodafone, Samsung, GE Money, Ogilvy, Kraft and Peugeot to measure, compare and contrast the success of their social media campaigns with competitive intelligence.
Comparison site Gocompare.com has launched with global performance marketing network Affiliate Window. Launched by a team of insurance experts in November 2006, Gocompare.com is one of Britain’s most popular comparison sites.
With the move to Affiliate Window, the brand plans to diversify and automate their affiliate programme. Gocompare.com will use Affiliate Window’s market-leading reporting and automation to help grow the channel.
Three million packs with ten £5,000 holiday prizes on offer
Carling today announced the launch of its latest on-pack promotion, offering consumers the chance to win one of ten £5,000 holiday prizes.
The £5,000 Holiday Getaways promotion was designed by Carling to encourage consumers to make the most of their extended bank holiday weekend. The ten £5,000 holiday voucher prizes offer winners the choice to book holidays worldwide. The prizes offer great flexibility with each winner able to bring friends and family on their holiday, and even use the voucher across multiple holidays.
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The Super Bowl’s done and dusted but the ad wars will linger on, with claim and counter claim as to which did well and which didn’t. We’ll cover this intelligence (if such it be) as and when but here’s a pretty fair selection courtesy of the Guardian (feel free to ignore the trying-very-hard-to-be-funny commentary).
Here’s one from Jeep and agency Iris that didn’t surface before the Bowl, of the ‘heroic’ school of advertising that may be a bit over the top but comes as a welcome change from all those celeb-packed comic efforts. It topped Adweek’s top five.