Social Media Marketing Strategies for Fifa World Cup 2010

With the 2010 World Cup just around the corner, the hugely popular Social Media giants such as Facebook and Twitter are starting to use marketing strategies, which involves connecting to fans on global and regional levels as well as updates on preliminary news and action.

So with the biggest sporting event on the planet looming it is no surprise these social sites are getting in on the act. Football or Soccer in North America is the top participatory sport in 75% of the world. Follow the link to Jazzou.com for an article wrote by Scott Moir (Irbtrax SEO), and links to the Facebook and Twitter official World Cup pages.

This years World Cup hosted in South Africa is the first since the explosive expansion of Social Media marketing. The 2006 tournament held in Germany was at a time when these sites were nowhere near as big as they are today.

This summers tournament will be like music to the ears of the Fifa World Cup partners as they can expect thriving business this year due to the advertisement they will get. Partners include: McDonalds, Budweiser, Sony, Visa, Coca Cola and Adidas.

So what do you think about using Social Media sites to get more involved with the World Cup? Let us know.