New York, NY (PRWEB) June 12, 2012
Macy’s, Sephora, Lancôme, and Michael Kors are ranked as Facebook “Geniuses” in the second annual L2 Facebook IQ Index®. The Index, developed in partnership with Buddy Media, the social enterprise software of choice for the world’s largest advertisers, measures the aptitude of 100 luxury and prestige brands across Beauty, Fashion, Specialty Retail, and Watches & Jewelry on Facebook, the world’s largest social media platform. The study, authored by Scott Galloway, NYU Professor of Marketing, a team of experts from L2, and Buddy Media, ranks the prestige brands’ Facebook efforts across four criteria: Size & Growth, Engagement, Programming, and Integration. Each brand was scored against more than 350 qualitative and quantitative data points, and assigned a Facebook IQ ranking of Genius, Gifted, Average, Challenged, or Feeble.
The L2 Facebook IQ top 10 remains dominated by retailers and beauty brands that have been deft at facilitating higher rates of engagement via user generated content and local page posts. The Watches & Jewelry industry has the lowest average Facebook IQ; though they record the highest engagement on their pages.
Download an Excerpt from the Report and Watch the Video Highlighting Key Findings: http://www.l2thinktank.com/research/facebook-iq-index-2012/
Top Ten Ranking:
3. Lancôme (tied)
3. Michael Kors (tied)
8. United Colors of Benetton
9. El Corte Inglés
10. Estée Lauder (tied)
10. Pandora (tied)
“Facebook investors have shifted the measurement stick from promise to performance,” says L2 founder and NYU marketing professor Scott Galloway. “Similarly, the marketing and digital professionals at prestige organizations, charged with building and engaging communities on the world’s biggest platform, will face heightened expectations and scrutiny. As tomorrow becomes today for prestige execs, the issue of what, and how, return is achieved on Facebook takes center stage.”
“We’ve seen tremendous growth by prestige brands on Facebook, specifically as they expand globally,” says Jeff Ragovin, Chief Strategy Officer & Co-Founder, Buddy Media, “The more these powerful global brands open up two-way engagement, create localized content, and amplify their efforts with social ads, the more return they will see.”
Key findings of the second annual L2 Facebook IQ Index® include:
About Buddy Media
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