AllFacebook InsideFacebook InsideMobileApps InsideSocialGames SocialTimes LostRemote TVNewser TVSpy AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

2012′s Biggest Wins (And Fails) In Social Media Marketing [INFOGRAPHIC]

2012 was a very big year for social media.

Facebook’s IPO and Instagram acquisition, Twitter’s growing importance as a news and communications tool around the world, LinkedIn’s march to 200 million users and Pinterest’s rapid rise all dominated the headlines, and many top brands capitalised with innovative marketing campaigns and promotions.

However, in the world of advertising, people rarely remember the winners. The losers, however, often get talked about for months, with foot-in-mouth campaigns and attempts at damage control by the likes of McDonald’s, Chick-Fil-A, American Apparel and others this year leaving millions of people shaking their heads, wondering just how did they let this happen.

The social platforms themselves had a few stumbles, too, and this infographic takes a closer look at the biggest social media marketing moments of 2012.

(Source: MBA in Marketing Degree Guide. Fail image via Shutterstock.)

Mediabistro Course

Content Marketing 101

Content Marketing 101Get hands-on content marketing training in our brand new boot camp, Content Marketing 101! Starting September 8, digital marketing and content experts will teach you the tips and tricks for creating, distributing and measuring the success of your brand's content. Sign up before August 15 and get $50 OFF registration. Register now!