Vincent Teo, digital planning director at BBDO/Proximity based in Singapore, explained that the true value of social media is actually leveraging the information we already have about consumers. That includes understanding their interests and likes, such as where they have been on Foursquare based on their check-ins, connections on LinkedIn, and topics they are interested on Twitter. This information, he said, can be used in a meaningful way to connect with consumers.
Many brands such as Intel, DHL and American Express have already started using Facebook Connect, Twitter, and LinkedIn to pull customer information habits, interests and likes, he added.
In addition to being the world's largest ecommerce market, China is rapidly establishing itself as a hub for technological innovation around mobile social commerce, omnichannel marketing and virtual reality.
Twitter has announced it will now let any of its users apply for the much sought after blue badge of verification.