Alitalia, Spotify, Quora and Oculus have got new visual identity, while Netflix and Instagram have redesigned their websites. LinkedIn’s Pulse app has gone through redesign too.
LinkedIn’s Relationships @Work study provides valuable insights into the relationships between employees, and shows that good connections with co-workers can make people happier. The survey reveals that 46% of professionals worldwide think that “work friends are important to their overall happiness” because it generates positive atmosphere.
LinkedIn is rolling out its global campaign, The Picture Yourself, that focuses on success and personal stories of four people who reached big on their professional path. The initiative goes from direct relation to career goals to plans and aspirations, asking the audience “What’s your dream?” As part of this campaign, a local effort in the UK was launched, marking the first-ever LinkedIn’s brand campaign on the market.
Unlike many car manufacturers that hope to engage with the multimillion Facebook or Twitter audiences, Honda Australia has chosen a less popular, professional social-media networking site LinkedIn to promote its new Accord. The brand has collaborated with Leo Burnett Melbourne and ZenithOptimedia to launch a promotional website Honda Accord A-Team, where users (residents of Australia) can sign in with their LinkedIn accounts to enter a contest and win business-technology products worth AUD$3,000.
The professional network LinkedIn, which has 150 million members worldwide, finally gets an iPad application, which allows users to check the news, keep up-to-date with groups, get business intelligence and insights, links and job offers now from their Apple tablet as well. The company upgraded their iPhone, Android and Mobile Web products last August, and now it was time to provide iPad users with a dedicated app. “Imagine having one place where you can get all the info you need about who you’re meeting with that day, trending and timely news that is impacting your industry, who’s changed jobs and what your coworkers are sharing, liking, and commenting on. We’ve pulled all this for you, all in one place,” says the official LinkedIn blog.
LinkedIn has become the first privately-held social media company to go public by selling its shares at $45 per unit. Surprisingly, in the first day of trading shares rose as 171 percent and closed at $94.25, more than 109 percent above the initial price. According to www.reuters.com, to date 7.84 million shares have been sold, which puts the company at a valuation of about $4.3 billion.
After winning in almost every segment of online business and activities, including Internet search, online advertising, email, Google is eyeing success in the areas that are somewhat unexplored for the company. According to businessinsider.co.uk, “Google’s new CEO Larry Page is all about winning in social, tying every Googler’s bonus to the success of the company’s social strategy.”