Visa Grabs First Gold in Brand Race; Criticism of NBC Coverage Continues

After coming close with a silver and a bronze, Visa has officially nabbed their first gold in the social brand Olympics! Does that mean Morgan Freeman’s unmistakeable voice is paying off? Hilton also jumped back on the podium, all the way to second place, after disappearing from the top five since Thursday. (Scroll down to see the updated scorecard.)

Another persistant theme at this Olympic games is the public’s frustration with NBC’s coverage. While they can’t control social media spoiling some results, we had to wonder what they were thinking last night when the network aired a commercial of Missy Franklin celebrating her gold medal with her parents only minutes before airing the actual winning race. Here is a tag cloud that clearly illustrates the sentiments around the web:

Check back later for a post on the top events and athletes from last night’s games!