Marketing Day: December 12, 2012

Here’s our daily recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.

From Marketing Land:

  • Digitally Rewind 2012 With Facebook’s “Year In Review”

    Facebook’s new “Year In Reivew” feature now lets users summarize their 2012 in a nicely designed package. To see the year that was 2012, user simply need to navigate to Each user’s year in review pulls in the top 20 events that have occurred in 2012 along with added friends and pages liked. Additionally, Facebook has launched a [...]

  • New Facebook Privacy Changes Feature Simpler Privacy Shortcuts & Request And Removal Tool

    No longer will users be required to navigate through both account & privacy settings pages to manage sensitive Facebook information. The social networking giant is releasing a series of features that simplifies privacy controls thanks to new tools, a centralized settings page and simple privacy shortcuts. Facebook’s privacy has come under fire legally and competitively [...]

  • New Yahoo Mail, Flickr Part Of Larger Mobile Push

    Yahoo’s first two acquisitions in the era of CEO Marissa Mayer weren’t big splashy deals as many including me had anticipated; they were modest “acqu-hires” for mobile teams. By the same token Yahoo’s launch of new apps for Yahoo Mail and Flickr, yesterday and today, are similar workmanlike updates and upgrades to core Yahoo properties. Yahoo [...]

  • Google Chairman Schmidt Touts Android Sales: “We’re Like The New Microsoft”

    Amid multiple antitrust investigations around the world, I’m not sure he wanted to suggest that Google was the new Microsoft. But that’s the analogy that Google Chairman Eric Schmidt used in his discussion of Android’s growth and increasing lead over the iPhone. Quoted in a Bloomberg article Schmidt said the following: Booming demand for Android-based [...]

  • Ensuring The Email Is Right Before Hitting Send

    That moment before you click send on an email to millions of subscribers can really make you sweat, no matter how many times you’ve done it before. Once you hit send, it’s gone to the inbox, and the last thing you want to hear is “did that email go to everyone?” Confirming an email is [...]

  • Stock Price Be Damned! Facebook Is Top Company On ‘Best Places To Work 2013′ List

    Nevermind the underperforming stock price. Facebook employees are still happy enough to have voted the company the top place to work in 2013 in Glassdoor’s fifth-annual Employees’ Choice Awards. Overall, Facebook scored a 4.7 rating (on a 1-5 scale) and CEO Mark Zuckerberg got a 99 percent approval rating from his employees. This is the [...]

  • New Preferred Marketing Developer Center Helps Facebook PMDs Gain More Visibility & Business

    Back in April Facebook’s “Preferred Developer Consultants” were renamed “Preferred Marketing Developers.” Now, all PMD’s will be included in the new Preferred Marketing Developer Center. This will help folks find the right developers for their Facebook apps and enterprise tools. Some of the main features of the new PMD center include the addition of company [...]

  • Golden Tweets, Top Trends & New Voices: Oh My! Twitter Releases 2012′s “This Year On Twitter”

    At the end of each year Twitter wraps up a year’s worth of Tweets in a shiny display as a present for all of their users. This year’s Twitter experience outdoes previous attempts as the top Tweets, biggest conversations and more are included on the 2012 micro-site. Included in the display are: Golden Tweets – This feature [...]

  • Buffer Upgrades Web & iPhone App With New Look, Features

    Buffer, the increasingly popular social media management tool, has announced a new update for both its web interface and iPhone app. Together, the two products are getting a pretty substantial list of new features along with a new look. The new Buffer web app sports a new design that appears to make it easier to [...]

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