Facebook Fan Page for International House Cape Town
IH Cape Town is an English language school located in vibrant Sea point, from where you can see the ocean,take a stroll down main road past restaurants, boutiques, cafes and shops.
IH Cape Town has a super promotion / competition running right now- check out https://www.facebook.com/IHCapeTown for more details and to enter. There’s an Apple iPad2 up for grabs.
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The immensely popular app has been sold to social media giant Facebook.
It’s a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your photos with friends and family.
Snap a picture, choose a filter to transform its look and feel, then post to Instagram. Share to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr too – it’s as easy as pie. It’s photo sharing, reinvented.
Oh yeah, did we mention it’s free?
On the acquisition of Instagram by Facebook:
According to Mark Zuckerberg:
I’m excited to share the news that we’ve agreed to acquire Instagram and that their talented team will be joining Facebook.
For years, we’ve focused on building the best experience for sharing photos with your friends and family. Now, we’ll be able to work even more closely with the Instagram team to also offer the best experiences for sharing beautiful mobile photos with people based on your interests. We believe these are different experiences that complement each other. But in order to do this well, we need to be mindful about keeping and building on Instagram’s strengths and features rather than just trying to integrate everything into Facebook.
That’s why we’re committed to building and growing Instagram independently. Millions of people around the world love the Instagram app and the brand associated with it, and our goal is to help spread this app and brand to even more people. We think the fact that Instagram is connected to other services beyond Facebook is an important part of the experience. We plan on keeping features like the ability to post to other social networks, the ability to not share your Instagrams on Facebook if you want, and the ability to have followers and follow people separately from your friends on Facebook.
These and many other features are important parts of the Instagram experience and we understand that. We will try to learn from Instagram’s experience to build similar features into our other products. At the same time, we will try to help Instagram continue to grow by using Facebook’s strong engineering team and infrastructure.
This is an important milestone for Facebook because it’s the first time we’ve ever acquired a product and company with so many users. We don’t plan on doing many more of these, if any at all. But providing the best photo sharing experience is one reason why so many people love Facebook and we knew it would be worth bringing these two companies together.
We’re looking forward to working with the Instagram team and to all of the great new experiences we’re going to be able to build together.
Attention all Facebook Fan and Brand page owners and admins: the time has run out for the old Facebook layout that we’ve all come to know and love!
Ready or not, the new and improved timeline for brand pages comes into effect today, 30 March 2012.
This is great news for anyone with a Fan or Brand page actually, as the timeline (among other improvements) makes the interaction between fan and brand/company much more personal. Get ready to tell your brand or product’s story, and showcase your business.
Among the bundle of changes Facebook has made, the highlight for us is the ability to engage with fans through private messages directly from the new (and vastly improved!) admin panel on page.
The entire layout and design principle makes for a great user experience and ease of use from a page administrator’s perspective.
Good luck with the transition, and give us a shout if you’d like any help!
Facebook Timeline for Brand and Fan Pages
Facebook has announced the roll-out of timelines for Facebook brand pages.
This. Is. Awesome.
The buzz and atmosphere around these announcements has been met (mostly) with positive responses and (as usual) some discontent…
We see the changes as hugely positive as there are many new and exciting opportunities opened up by the changes to the way that brands will interact with users and followers within the Facebook social marketing context.
Either way, it is a case of adapting as quickly and effectively as possible because love them or hate them, the new changes will only be optional until the end of March 2012- after that, everybody’s going to have ‘em.
The specifics of Facebook timelines on your fan and brand pages:
1. New design aesthetic and updated feel and functionality.
The changes to brand pages and inclusion of the Facebook timeline for brands is a step in the right direction- the new layout closely mirrors the functionality of timelines found in personal profile pages, making them familiar to users. Also, they look really good. Nice!
2. No more page tabs. Horror!
The new layout phases out the fan page tabs we’ve come to love and utilize as social media marketers.
Provision however is made for app tabs to be displayed beneath the header image, and this position is prominent enough if used correctly. Although their visibility is somewhat reduced, they are still able to serve their most vital function: delivering content and functionality within the brand page context.
Another bonus is that Facebook has generously given brands a whopping 810px of screen real-estate to work with as opposed to the previous 520px, which is a huge improvement any way you cut it. This opens up limitless possibilities when it comes to delivering you brand’s content. Great!
3.Goodbye default landing page!
Yep. There is no way to set a default landing tab, which means that the new Facebook timeline for brands takes a totally different route in delivering ‘front door’ messages. Of course, this means that social media and brand managers will need to make radical changes to their strategy and campaign ideas.
4. The big one: Private messaging between brands and users.
This is the singular biggest improvement in the new brand pages design and functionality, also a long-awaited and much-needed improvement.
This will allow admins and managers to respond to users and followers directly and (if need) privately, reducing the amount of clutter of the timeline.
** These are just a few of the changes Facebook has made to brand pages, we are certain many more will follow!
What is the Upshot of the changes to Facebook brand pages?
Once again, we are never sure of what the next changes will be or in which direction the platform might take us.
One thing however is certain as recent history proves: changes will be made!!
We choose to roll with the punches. Essentially, the principles which make Facebook such a massive success in the context of social networking, are now available to every social media marketer, brand manager, company, corporation and brand wishing to utilize Facebook as a marketing tool. The timeline is social by design, which means in essence that brands are better able to do what everyone who advertises on the internet wishes to do: tell their brand’s story.
This is central and vital to the success of any marketing campaign: user engagement. The timeline for brands ushers in the new age of social media marketing that very effectively enables each brand to do just that- engage users more effectively.
What do you think about the changes? How will you adapt and where will you make your first updates?
Tell us by leaving your comments below. We’d love to hear from you!
We are RedHot Design™ and we love what we do.
We build websites, update and upgrade existing sites, professionally design online identities, consult on social media marketing campaigns, design Business Facebook Pages and develop and deploy custom Facebook Fan pages and Fan Gates.
RedHot Design is the product of Norman John Visser an experienced web and graphic designer with a reputation for turning excellence and creativity into results and return on investment.
He is the creator and owner of RedHot Design, The Web Designers and Social Media Strategists, and author of the RedHot Design blog.
He describes himself like this:
“I’m a Digital Creative, Professional Graphic Artist, Facebook Fanpage Designer, Social Media Strategist, keen Blogger and all-round Digiphile.”
“I like Twitter as a friend, I love Facebook, and most days you’ll find me eating, sleeping, dreaming, coding and designing all things web and social media in the beautiful Design Capital of the World, Cape Town, South Africa.”
What Have we done over the years?
We started out as a graphic design company, creating artwork and layouts for the printing industry and many small clients in Cape Town. In the early days the bulk of our work was signage and exhibition display media both indoor and outdoor which we supplied to our clients as a specialized small-run production company.
We started getting more and more requests for artwork, design and coding for web-based advertising and branding and moving the focus of RedHot Design to web design and social media marketing was a natural process driven by huge demand and shift to an inter-connected, online way of living, working and interacting over the last few years.
This is where we really excelled, and the reason behind the success of our little company is dead simple: