Buddy Media, the New York-based company that enables brands to publish effectively on Facebook, has raised $54 million in new funding. 

According to Peter Kafka of All Things Digital, the investment puts the new valuation at over $500 million.

In November, Beet.TV spoke with CEO Mike Lazerow at the Monaco Media Forum.  He provides an overview on the company and its potential growth.  We have republished that interview today.

Andy Plesser