It’s old news that brands are jumping on the Facebook band wagon. The problem is that some brands are jumping on without having a long-term strategy in place- and sometimes aren’t even considering if Facebook is something that they can really leverage.
I know we’re all looking to the future and trying to spy what brand is doing what next, but I think in this case, we can learn by studying what strategies have been executed successfully and what the main focus was in them.
General Goals of Facebook Fan Pages & Applications:
To gain new fans
To retain old fans
Understand demographic of fans through insights
Build community for fans to engage with the brand
Include content that links to main brand site to track referrals
Offer unique content (videos/images/posts) to engage with fans
Offer deals/discounts/specials where applicable
Give the brand a voice
But most of all: the brand needs to bring uniqueness with their page. Whether that be something in the design, user interface, or message. To know more about this Facebook Brand Strategies