Facebook Apps Provider North Social Expands, Educates Through Partnerships With The Next Web And Events Company FITC

Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — North Social (http://www.northsocial.com), a leading provider of Facebook applications, today announced partnerships with The Next Web (http://www.thenextweb.com), one of the most influential technology blogs in the world, and FITC (http://www.fitc.ca), an international events management company, to expand and educate social media best practices to The Next Web and FITC’s global audience of technology, business and design creators.

“North Social is committed to helping educate brands, community managers and small business owners in improving their visibility via Facebook to build a better following,” said David Brody, Managing Partner, North Social. “We’re excited about our partnerships with The Next Web and FITC, as they allow us to reach a passionate community who can truly take advantage of North Social’s suite of Facebook apps to create meaningful experiences on their fan pages.”

North Social’s partnership with The Next Web will enhance The Next Web’s vast portfolio of Facebook fan pages and collaborate to bring social media best practices to The Next Web’s readers. The Next Web features content across Europe, Australia, Middle East, Africa, Asia and North & South America, covering news and trends in technology, business and culture worldwide.

“The Next Web selected North Social not only for its suite of powerful Facebook apps but because they share our forward-thinking mindset,” said Zee Kane, Editor in Chief, The Next Web. “Our readers, fans and followers turn to us to inform them of leading edge tech tools and tricks. That’s why it’s extremely important for us to partner with disruptive brands like North Social, as they are showing businesses of all sizes how to achieve more with less. What’s not to like about that?”

FITC powers events for the design and technology communities with its flagship event, the Design + Technology Festival in Toronto, considered the premiere industry event for interactive and new media talent. With events worldwide, FITC events bring digital creators together to inspire, educate and challenge one another.

North Social’s powerfully simple suite of Facebook apps for Fan Pages enables any brand, big or small, to run highly efficient social media-based promotions. North Social offers the most robust suite of Fan Page apps for small and medium businesses, with 18 applications starting at only $19.99/month. North Social also works with thousands of agencies and consultants, giving them access to enterprise tools, which enable them to provide valuable social media marketing services to their clients.

About North Social North Social provides one of the largest platforms of simple apps to create and manage custom Facebook fan pages. Their growing application buffet has Facebook apps for every occasion; for fan growth, promotions, brand building, e-commerce, social sampling, content distribution, and more; enabling businesses and brands of all sizes to quickly create engaging fan experiences without spending precious time and budget on application development. Over 100,000 North Social applications have been installed by companies of all sizes and types, including global brands such as Zynga, Electronic Arts, AEG Live, Hyatt, Expedia, 1.800.Baskets, Stanford University, Sony and the Dallas Mavericks. In February 2011, North Social was acquired by Vocus Corporation, a Maryland based provider of marketing and PR software. For more information, please visit http://www.northsocial.com

About Vocus Vocus (Nasdaq: VOCS) is a leading provider of cloud-based marketing and PR software that helps organizations of all sizes reach and influence buyers across social networks, online and through the media. Vocus provides a suite of software for social media, content marketing and media relations, creating a comprehensive solution for our customers looking to generate awareness, build their reputation and increase sales in today’s customer-led buying cycle. Vocus is used by more than 30,000 organizations worldwide and is available in seven languages. For more information, please visit http://www.vocus.com or call (800) 345-5572.

About The Next Web Founded in 2008, The Next Web is one of the world’s largest online publications that delivers an international perspective on the latest news about Internet technology, business and culture. Ranked amongst the top 10 most popular blogs in the world, it has an active, influential audience consisting of more than 4 million monthly unique visitors. The Next Web continues to expand its global presence on its website with the addition of new channels and content partnerships, as well as through events in North America and Europe.

About FITC FITC produces design and technology focused conferences and seminars worldwide which inspire, educate and challenge attendees. Since 2002, FITC has brought together like-minded professionals and students in Toronto, Amsterdam, Tokyo, San Francisco, Chicago, Seoul, New York, Los Angeles and many other cities. Staying fresh by covering relevant topics including interactive design and business, HTML5, Flash, FLEX, AIR, mobile and more, FITC provides the professional development and networking opportunities needed to keep attendees up to date on the rapidly changing industry they work in. FITC produces a number of events internally and in collaboration with other event organizations throughout the year.

For more information visit http://www.fitc.ca



Katy Lim
North Social