SpongeBob, Bob Marley and Coca-Cola. One wouldn’t normally group these three items together. So, what do these three entities have in common?

All three are members of the illustrious club: The Top 25 Most-Liked Pages on Facebook (Summer 2011). Insidefacebook.com released the full list last week. See any surprises?

  1. Facebook
  2. Texas Hold ’em Poker (Zynga Poker Fans)
  3. Eminem
  4. YouTube
  5. Rhianna
  6. Lady Gaga
  7. Shakira
  8. Family Guy
  9. Justin Bieber
  10. Linkin Park
  11. Coca-Cola
  12. The Simpsons
  13. Katy Perry
  14. South Park
  15. Cristiano Rinaldo
  16. Harry Potter
  17. Lil Wayne
  18. Bob Marley
  19. Akon
  20. Megan Fox
  21. Disney
  22. Vin Diesel
  23. Beyonce
  24. MTV
  25. SpongeBob SquarePants

The number one spot has almost 49 million likes, and the 25 spot is liked by almost 28 million. Nearly half the list consists of musicians, with another handful being actors, athletes or TV personalities (hey, cartoons still count). Coca-Cola is the only CPG brand on the list. If it wasn’t evident before, it’s certainly clear now that celebrities know a thing or two about social media marketing.

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