20 of the Most Memorable Marketing Moments in 2012

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20 Memorable Marketing Moments of 2012

HubSpot put together a list of 20 memorable marketing moments in 2012 that they thought represented some monumental strides in online marketing. And then, because they are marketers, they made them into this infographic.

January 10 – Google announce a shift in personalization, pushing Google+ social data and user profiles to search engines.

February 14 – Pinterest reaches 11 million unique visits per month.

February 27 – Brad Keselowski tweets from his car during a race at NASCAR’s Daytona 500 – and gains more than 100,000 followers.

March 5 – The Stop Kony campaign launces and goes viral with 94 million YouTube views.

April 9 – Facebook buys Instagram, a sign that visual content rules the Internet.

May 1 – SEOmoz announces $18 million in funding with a meme-packed press release.

May 18 – Facebook goes public

June 29 – Twitter and LinkedIn disable automatic posting of tweets to LinkedIn.

August 8 – American gymnist McKayla Maroney’s scowl becomes a meme legend from the 2012 Summer Olympics.

August 28 – Hubspot hosts the world’s largest inbound marketing event, InBound 2012 (self-serving listing).

September 16 – HootSuite acquires Seesmic Twitter management tool.

October 4 – Facebook signs up its 1 billionth user.

October 22 – Yahoo! announces that it will transform into a mobile and technology focused company.

October 28 – The San Francisco Giants engage social media so effectively during the baseball World Series that received a 99 Klout score.

November 4 – HubSpot raises $35 million in additional funding (self-serving listing).

November 6 – The U.S. presidential election was the most tweeted political event in history (with more than 20 million tweets).

November 6 – The photo of Obama hugging Michelle was the most popular image ever posted to Facebook or Twitter.

November 12 – The Oxford American Dictionary names GIF the word of the year.

November 24 – Psy’s Gangnam Style becomes the most watched video ever on YouTube with more than 800 million.

December 31 – After 80 years as a print magazine, Newsweek switches to online only.

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