Another fake Disney Facebook contest is making the rounds.
The fake page was created today. The first post on the page is a post that features a fake contest.
“Great news, we’re giving you and 50 other people a chance to win a 2 week Vacation to Florida, Walt Disney World. Each person will receive 4 tickets each, a stay in an all-inclusive 5 star hotel with $5,000 spending money for a date of your choice.
For a chance to win just “Share” & “Like” this photo. (Comment to double your chances).
Good luck, competition ends in 48 hours. Winners will be announced and messaged.”
This is not an official Disney Parks Facebook page. How do we know? Notice the “.” in the “Walt Disney World.” page name? Here’s the official Walt Disney World page.
The DCAToday Twitter and Facebook accounts will merge with @DisneylandToday effective March 10.
“As of 3/10 follow us @DisneylandToday as we join forces & answer your Disneyland, DCA & now Downtown Disney & Hotel questions!” @DCAToday tweeted on Monday.
@DCAToday launched back in June 2012 and coincided with the opening of Cars Land.
Previously, the @DCAToday and @DisneylandToday accounts have been run independently, with each park tweeting park-specific photos and status updates.
@DCAToday also said the DCA Today and Disneyland Today Facebook pages will also merge.
As of 3/3, @DCAToday has 62,857 followers, @DisneylandToday has 101,629 followers, DCA Today Facebook has 37,288 likes and Disneyland Today Facebook has 55,901 likes.
It’s a smart move by Disney to consolidate all of the tweets and photos into one voice/account. Most people think of “Disneyland” and not “Disneyland Park” and “Disney’s California Adventure Park.”
Disney “stomps” its competition when it comes to social footprint and engagement, according to a study by Dachis Group.
According to a report from Forbes, Dachis has built a data platform that analyzes and evaluates social engagement. The research company can examine volume of content, impressions, interactions, and consumer enjoyment levels.
Dachis Group determined that Disney has the biggest reach among media networks in terms of unique individuals, interacting with 3,434,668 of them in September. The company also reportedly has the most “shareable” content of any of the networks studied, with almost 5.7 million shares in the period between September 1 and October 1, 2013.
According to the Forbes.com report:
“Football coverage from ESPN and ABC feeds the company’s social engine, and ESPN’s “Sportscenter” dominates conversations, enlisting more than a million users in just a month’s time. Dachis observed that Disney generates this interactivity by breaking sports news via official media accounts, and then having its pundits and personalities interact with those accounts as a part of the same conversation. For example, ESPN Stats & Info might break a piece of news, and then Paul Carr would join the discussion with his perspective on the announcement.”
CBS ranked second in the study, News Corp finished third and Time Warner ranked fourth.
Read more: Forbes.com
Disney will host a “Social Media All Stars” event next week as a part of their #DisneySide promotional campaign.
The contest kicked off on Monday at 12 p.m. ET and will end at 11:59 a.m. ET on Nov. 1. During the duration of the contest, at unannounced times, 19 “social influencers” will each post on his/her social media account an invitation for readers to show off their #DisneySide and register to win tickets.
Each post will include a unique link to www.DisneySideEvent.com. Only a set number of participants will be awarded a ticket for each “fire drill” post.
Through Nov. 1, Disney will give away 725 pairs of tickets for the event being held at Disney California Adventure on Nov. 5.
The first “social influencer” Grumpy Cat posted the contest link on Facebook around 5 p.m. ET. The 25 pairs of tickets were gone in less than 3 minutes.
For more about the contest, visit disneyside.com.
A fake “Disney Cruise Line” Facebook page that surfaced over the weekend is the latest scam targeting Disney fans.
The page, created on Saturday, posted a link to a “contest” that has been liked over 12,000 times and shared 17,000 times. The post reads:
“We at ~Disney Cruise~ are currently having a great year and would like to share our good fortune with our loving fans! We are giving away Vacation Packages to any of our cruise locations. Which will include all expenses paid for 7 days (ROOM – SUITE & $3,500 SPENDING MONEY) for you and 3 of your friends.”
The terribly written post asks the user to share the contest and register by entering their e-mail and name into a Facebook contest form.
The “Disney Cruise Lines Fun 2013” page has nearly 2,000 likes as of Monday morning.
Here’s a similar scam that was posted on a fake “Walt Disney World Usa” page. The post reads:
“Celebrating A Whopping $2.11 Billion in revenue so far in 2013 we at Disney have decided to end your summer vacation off with a bang by giving away 155 Tickets To Disney Land or Disney World to you our fans!”
That post was liked nearly 11,000 times and shared over 20,000 times.
Here’s a great article from AllFacebook.com about how to avoid Facebook scams.