[Social Samosa Exclusive] Reigning Facebook topics in November

Festivities, reality shows and sports tournaments form the heart of November in India and this reflected mighty well on Facebook during the month. Exclusive data, shared by Facebook with Social Samosa, gives a detailed snapshot of what mattered the most to Indians, on the social networking giant?

Facebook swarmed with content in November, especially with brands hopping the festive marketing bandwagon. In the particularly cluttered phase, a few brands managed to standout.

Data suggests that UC Browser was the hottest brand on Facebook this November. The brand went on wish granting spree with their Diwali contest. The brand further created a light heated video, weaving Diwali’s essence with a strong brand recall.

Next on the list is Canara Bank and Toyota Innova. While Canara Bank has multiple Facebook pages, Toyota Innova follows a UGC oriented strategy.

Ankit Dholu click a perfect selfie with his #ToyotaInnova after travelling non – strop from Gujrat to Kashmir.

Posted by Toyota Innova on Monday, November 30, 2015

British Airways, Kurkure, Amul and MagicBricks are next on the list. Kurkure dominated social media with its #WhySoSweet campaign while Amul manages to set the social registers ringing every time it releases a new banner.

Iss #Diwali, sabko lagna hai #Chatpata, so wear your favorite saree,Fishing for compliments, our Pummy ji is also looking very pyari.Kurkure wishes you a very Happy #WhySoSweetDiwali!

Posted by Kurkure on Saturday, November 7, 2015

Its entertainment!

With big budget releases lined up, entertainment has been one of the most sort after topics on Facebook.

SRK’s Diwale scored high on Facebook in this genre, followed by Bahubali and young singer, Armaan Malik. With James Bond reappearing on the big screens, James Bond 007 was the fourth hottest topic on Facebook.

Dilwale is Christmas gift, News on Dilwale 2 is New Year’s gift <3 :) Dilwale Shah Rukh Khan Rohit Shetty Kajol Varun Dhawan #ShahRukh #Dilwale

Posted by India.com on Monday, November 30, 2015

Survivor Series, Amaal Malik and Captain America: Civil War managed to make the cut too.

Festivities & Events

Diwali was the most spoken about holiday in November. The data further adds that Dhanteras, Chhath and Bhau Beej were spoke about too.

In terms of international events, Paris Attacks and El Clasico received the most mentions on Facebook.


Thanks to the intolerance debate, Aamir Khan managed to take Facebook by storm. The active received flak and support alike for quoting his wife’s views in an interview.

A Sikh Gentleman’s Reply to Aamir Khan on IntoleranceTooo Goooood Speech..This is the feeling of all indians and he has raised it perfectly in this video

Posted by Ashish Khandelwal on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

King Khan was next on the list, followed by Yuvraj Singh. Rahul Gandhi too raked quite a few leaves on Facebook, with constant debates around the politicians’ stance.

Prithviraj Sukumaran, Anupam Kher and David Cameron were the next in the hottest people on Facebook.


FC Barcelona was trending hot on Facebook in November. Ronda Rousey and WWE World Championship followed closely.

Leo Messi, Neymar Jr., Luis Suarez take the headlines at FC Barcelona but they are a well-oiled machine at the moment. Running on Sergio Busquets.

Posted by ESPN FC on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Facebook users also spoke about Holly Holm, AS Roma, Bangladesh Premiere League and China Open (Badminton).

The data sheds light on topics, people and brand that impacted Facebook-ers.