I’m not going to spend time in this post talking about “web 2.0” or the importance of leveraging social media as a means to market your brand. I’ve said it all before, and frankly if you’re a)reading this post, or b)anyone born after 1980 you already know it.
Instead I’m just going to point out a fantastic article Charles Hull from Archrival wrote for MediaPost about developing Facebook apps to promote your brand. He’s right-on, if you can develop a fun, easy-to-use app that promote your brand without bombarding people with constant updates and notifications, it will become viral and produce the desired effect.
I can’t tell you how many brand-promotional apps I’ve tried that ended up making me angry because they either harvested my profile info to push content to my friends that didn’t opt-in, or slammed my inbox with junk. Those have the opposite effect and should be avoided. In any case, a good article so enjoy!