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The internet has always been about competition. I’m the Foursquare Mayor of this kebab shop. Her cute kittens blog just jumped up 1,000 places in the Alexa rankings. You have 934 unread emails in your inbox since the Christmas break (yeah, we know – painfully true). And these things have massively benefitted the bewildering growth of the ‘net.
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The past few years have seen retailers storm into the world of content, grab it by the baubles and stuff it like a turkey. That’s why Tesco Magazine is now the most read publication in the UK. Bigger than The Daily Mail. Bigger than The Sun. Bigger than The Daily Prophet. Amazing.
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Dave likes unicycles. Sandra likes Dave. Dave likes Sandra’s new unicycle. Sandra is in a relationship with Dave. Dave quit Facebook.
Sharing things on Facebook is great, but it’s a lot of effort. And that’s a problem for marketing folks. Wouldn’t it be better if Facebook just knew when Dave or Sandra did something, then it could go and tell all their friends about it without either of them having to lift a finger? (All within acceptable, opt-in-and-out-able privacy settings, naturally.) Well, that’s now possible thanks to Facebook’s Custom Open Graph and the arguably-dark-art of “frictionless sharing”.
We’re delighted to announce the launch of a brand new Co-buying channel for Tesco – the UK’s largest retailer.
Co-buying is the fast-emerging new form of online retail, allowing the customer to define what’s on offer and for the offer to increase in value as more people participate; smart rewards rather than blanket discounting. It turns social media into a powerful transactional channel, driving customer acquisition and insight.
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Last year, the blogger Francisco Rosales wrote a brilliant piece asking whether we were ready for Social Commerce. It was a strange time: on the one hand, research companies like Gartner were saying brands were about to start generating 50% of their web sales via social. On the flip-side, F-Commerce (ie, bolting old-fashioned e-stores onto your Facebook Page) had crashed and burned all over Zuckerberg-land, making social selling about as sexy as a yardsale in a cemetery.