In light of my recent article published earlier today about the possibility of Facebook cover photos disappearing, here are the top 20 most creative brand cover photos…according to Mashable.
1. Red Bull
Not only has Red Bull taken advantage of Timeline, it has also created a scavenger hunt with prizes to get fans interacting with the company’s history.
The New York Times‘ Timeline, which features its rather large staff as a cover photo, has highlighted moments from more than 160 years in history.
AT&T’s cover photo brings together an “ever-changing mosaic” of its fans’ photos.
The professional soccer team has also taken advantage of Timeline’s biographical features, already filling its page with content from 1908.
The company’s fresh-faced models are featured as the cover photo for Dove’s brand Page.
“Real women have been our inspiration from the very beginning. Today your photos, stories and memorable moments make up our new timeline,” writes the company.
Madonna has switched over to Timeline, and is using her brightly colored album cover as her Facebook cover photo.
Coca-Cola’s Timeline dates all the way back to its founding date, May 8, 1886.
“The Coca-Cola Facebook Page is a collection of your stories showing how people from around the world have helped make Coke into what it is today,” writes the company.
The motorcycle company’s history, dating back to 1903, is all filled out on its Timeline.
Nike is also an early adopter to Timeline. Its Page info dates back to 1972, when it was founded.
10. Kate Spade
Kate Spade mixed designs with its cover photo and profile picture, and has filled out to its founding date in 1993.
The car company’s Timeline dates back to when it was founded, Oct. 31, 1957.
“We encourage you to browse through our extensive Timeline to discover (or re-discover) some of the rich history of our products, people as well as messages from our loyal fans like you,” the company writes.
Coldplay has filled its Timeline all the way back to the band’s first show in 1998. They’ve also included interesting facts about their early days as a band.
Naturally, Facebook has filled out its own Timeline as well.
Walmart has its Timeline filled out back to the day it opened its doors for the first time in 1962. There are images of old stores and information about the evolution of the company.
Macy’s also filled out its history on Timeline, including pictures of the first “fancy dry goods store” in 1822.
Ford’s Timeline dates back to 1903, when the first Model A sold for $850.
People has placed some of Hollywood’s most familiar faces across its profile as a cover photo.
18. Today Show
The cast of the Today Show was among a select few photos chosen to roll out the social networking site’s new design.
The Timeline explores 60 years worth of history.
ESPN’s SportsCenter used its colorful studio as a backdrop for the program’s Timeline.
Lexus has included milestones throughout its Timeline, dating all the way back to its start in 1983. The cover photo is a hybrid concept.