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Social Media Stats [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet 2011 was a great year for social media where we saw true integration of “social” to our lives. To demonstrate the growth of social channels in the last one year, here is an interesting infographic designed by Internet marketing firm Dream Systems Media based on the data provided by AdAge. Each week on Facebook, more than 3.5 infographic].

79 Remarkable Social Media Marketing Facts and Statistics for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Social media and inbound marketing techniques have been a boon for marketers. Not only do leads generated through social and content marketing cost half as much as traditional outbound-generated leads (see below), they also close at higher rate (again, see below). And social media isn’t just about lead generation of course. And…even social media itself.

Eight Social Media Trends for 2012

Spin Sucks

This will get you started on planning and getting everything ready to launch the year on January 2. I’ve written the eight social media trends you  need to pay attention to for next year. 2012 Social Media Trends. Social TV Convergence. I’m not a television watcher, but I’m seeing something interesting happening with apps, such as Get Glue.

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Looking backwards and Forwards: What we’ve learnt in 2011 vs what’s next in 2012

Gemma Went

So it made sense to give it another airing and ask some clever comms folk the following questions: What was your biggest learning from a comms perspective in 2011? What is your one key comms forecast for 2012? Marketing PR Social Media Tips 2011 trends 2011 learnings 2011 comms review 2012 comms forecast 2012 predictionsThis time last year I ran a ‘looking backwards and forwards‘ post and it was pretty popular. … Read more.

Study: The Global Social Media Check-Up 2012

Mindjumpers

Tweet Burson-Marsteller has conducted a survey examining the social media activity of the world’s 100 biggest companies – the Fortune Global 100 companies. The Global Social Media Check-Up 2012 specifically looks into how these companies use Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+ and Pinterest. Why Your CEO Should Be Active On Social Media [Study].

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Six important shifts for social media in 2012

Dave Fleet

So, as usual, I got to thinking about the shifts I think companies need to make in their social media activities in the next year. Here are six shifts I hope to see in social media use by business in 2012. Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen a slow maturation in the way companies develop their objectives for social media.

87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Though social media marketing is now used in about 90% of companies, techniques, platforms and best practices continue to evolve.  What will likely be the hot trends in social media over the next couple of years? Social Media Stats and Demographics. 1. 56% of Americans have a profile on at least one social networking site. Social media fatigue?

2012 Social Media Marketing Industry Report

Mindjumpers

Tweet Recently, a report called “How Marketers Are Using Social Media To Grow Their Businesses” was released by Social Media Examiner. The report uncovers the “who, what, where, when and why” of social media marketing. The first chart shows the statistics for the question “Are you using social media for your business?”

23 (More) of the Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

As noted in 33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012 So Far , posted here a few months ago, social media marketing adoption is now so widespread there’s little further question of “if” or “when” in the minds of most marketers–but many “how” and “what” questions still remain.

3 new social media resolutions for 2012 and a couple from 2011 that still need attention.

Akamai Marketing

This is the 2nd year that I’ve published my social media resolutions. That said, I am glad I wrote my resolutions for 2011 as it gave me focus. Here’s my 2011 scorecard: ? Fine Fine Tune Karma for Business: I kept at this social media mantra this year and it worked for me and it worked for my clients. I’ll keep doing it. ? Beyond failed.

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2012 Social Media Predictions: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

Below are 5 must-reads related to 2012 social media predictions that we wouldn’t want you to miss. Social Media Predictions For 2012. Once we accept that “social” does not equal “transactional” we’ll all be a lot more adept at using it in 2012. Three trends and tools to watch in the coming year: 12 B2B Social Media Predictions for 2012.

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The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

This year, colleague Cheryl Burgess and I changed things up a bit, opening the award to nominations but focusing specifically on outstanding men and women who work for technology companies and are active on social media. We’ve also expanded the focus of the #Nifty50 this year to include an element of social good—the #Nifty50 Kids project. Stacey Acevero. sacevero. kishau.

The State of Social Media In The UK

Mindjumpers

Tweet Beginning of 2012 has brought in a lot of predictions and opportunities. Another chance to look at the social media universe, analyse the trends and make the strategies. But before starting this, it is always good to look back at how 2011 has been for our different sites and then go on to predict how it would be in future. UK Facebook statistics. LinkedIn.

8 Marketing Trends to Implement in Your 2012 Marketing Plan

yMarketingMatters

What a year was 2011 for social media and marketing! Things moved at the speed of light, right?  I watched and experienced first-hand the marketing and social media landscape change, consolidate, focus, develop and evolve all at the same time. But social media is a powerful marketing medium that MUST be used in your marketing tactics today.  Be real.

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Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In January of 2011, I said that I’d make our Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 subscriber only. This year, I am pleased to bring back our Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2011 thanks to an excellent sponsor, HubSpot. Sign up right now at a totally reduced cost for 2012 for a limited time. New Edition of the Ranking Factors for 2011 is Now Live !: SEOmoz

Global Social Media Adoption In 2011 [White Paper]

Mindjumpers

Tweet In January 2012, a report called ‘Global Social Media Adoption In 2011’ was published by Forrester. This report uses Forrester’s Social Technographics groupings to show how people around the world use social media. Regional social media adoption patterns: Here are some brief take-aways from the report.

Seven Tools for Your 2012 Marketing and Communication Plans

Spin Sucks

Today, though, I want to talk about some things you should be considering for your 2012 marketing and communication plans. Groupon and Living Social and City Deals and Swirl and Totsy and Gilt , oh my! If you’re looking for an opportunity to use a daily deal site, keep an eye on which ones remain toward the middle of 2012. Social Television. Consolidation. Privacy.

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Social Media is Going Corporate [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

The following infographic was compiled by MBAPrograms.com and it showcases some recent and interesting findings on how corporations are tackling social media. Below are some of the more interesting highlights from the infographic: 94% of corporates use social media in some capacity. Favorite social sites are Facebook (92%), Twitter (82%), LinkedIn (73%) and blogs (61%).

2012 Social Marketing & New Media Predictions [White Paper]

Mindjumpers

Tweet In 2011, social media has grown and graduated to a whole new level. We saw an expansion of social media and integration of it in every sphere of our lives. has compiled a list of top predictions, insights and advice from 34 marketing strategists, brand marketers, and leading marketing consultants for the year 2012. For this reason, Awareness Inc.

2012 Round-Up Of My Social Media Cartoons And Comics

SocMed Sean

It’s that time again, time to bring all of my 2012 social media comic strips, cartoons and humorous graphics into one single post. If you haven’t already, also be sure to check out my roundup of social media comics and cartoons that I created in 2011. Are You A Social Media Channel Changer? Cheers! Or Is It?

2012 Marketing: Five Ways to Power It Up

Spin Sucks

Here’s an example: In early 2011, a business owner asked me, “Do we really need a website? I don’t know if we’re getting anything from it.” It turns out the website was getting a high volume of visitors and thousands of new email subscribers each month. Marketing Websites 2012 marketing mana ionescuToday’s guest post is written by Mana Ionescu. . No excuses. Remember Groupon?

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The State of Social Media Marketing– Annual Survey Report

Mindjumpers

Tweet Recently, Awarness Inc released a report called The State of Social Media Marketing : Top Areas For Social Marketing Investment and Biggest Social Marketing Challenges in 2012. This report looks at key different areas of your social media strategy like monitoring, investments, human resource allocations and last but the most important one – the challenges.

39 More (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Insights of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

The notion of using social media for business has gone from cutting edge to commonplace in an amazingly short time. And for those laggard firms still resisting social media, recent changes by Google now make it all but imperative. Of course, there’s no single cookie-cutter approach to social media marketing that works for every enterprise. And again.

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9 social media trends to keep your eye on in 2012

Akamai Marketing

2011 was a game changing year in social media. In some ways, social media is growing up, but in other ways we’re just getting started. But this is a dynamic field and we’re sure to see changes in 2012 too? Social CRM: I predict in 2012, I think we’re going to see an increasing attempt to translate digital profiles back to a customer.

Identifying, Understanding and Influencing Social Media Users [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet In my last blog post , I wrote about a recent report focusing on how social marketing is more than just ranking up a bunch of likes! Further, several cases (respectively based on both earned and paid media) were included in the report in order to demonstrate how successful management of a community contributes to the brand increasing its sales figures. Social media personas.

5 Ways that Social Media Impacts SEO

Adam Sherk

I was invited to contribute a column to an upcoming social media guidebook from Media Industry Newsletter and Folio. How does social media activity impact search engine optimization? That’s a common question these days as publishers try to make the most of search and social for audience development. Hopefully you’ll find it useful. AuthorRank.

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102 Compelling Social Media and Online Marketing Stats and Facts for 2012 (and 2013)

Webbiquity SMM

With 92% of companies now incorporating social media into their marketing efforts, it’s no longer sufficient to just “be there” on social networks. What do buyers really want from social media marketers? What is the source of the largest share of social traffic to websites? (It’s not what you almost certainly think.). Visual.ly ). 8.

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Social Media to Replace Traditional Media Says CEO Study

Spin Sucks

” When Geoff Livingston and I were writing Marketing in the Round , we referred to the 2011 IBM Global Technology Study , which showed the anecdotal information I was collecting was right on par with what other business leaders around the world were saying. Social Media to Replace Traditional Communication. ” And the 2012 IBM CEO Study confirms it once again.

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Best Social Media and Digital Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity SMM

Reports, surveys, studies and infographics are among the most popular content posted and shared across social networks. How widespread, really, is the use of social media for marketing? How are B2B marketers using social media differently from their B2C counterparts? How are marketers measuring social media success? General Social Media Statistics.

Social Media: The Key to Transforming Doctor-Patient Communication

Waxing UnLyrical

You put on your Dr. Mom hat, jump online and feverishly Google their symptoms, you check social media to see if any of your friend’s children are sick. Overwhelmed But what if you could connect with your doctor using social media ; asking for advice via a quick Twitter or Facebook message? If social media and blogs in the U.S reach nearly 80% of active U.S.

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

In just a few short years, Twitter has transformed from an odd little sort of public IM service where people posted what they just ate for lunch or what their cat was doing at the moment into one of the big four social networks and a significant channel for news, PR & marketing, politics and more. How To: Get More Qualified Followers on Twitter by Social Media Today.

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The Fastest and Slowest News Sites in 2012

Adam Sherk

Page speed is not a major ranking factor (according to Google it impacts roughly 1 in 100 searches) but it does have a direct and indirect impact not only on SEO but also on social media activity and the overall user experience. Here are the fastest – and the slowest – news sites in 2012: Home Page Page Speed Score. April 2012. April 2012 Page Speed Score. Yahoo!

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How to use Social Media for Employer Branding and Recruitment

Mindjumpers

Social media is ultimately about establishing relationships. Using social media for employer branding and recruitment provides the following benefits: An opportunity to enter into dialogue and engage/attract potential candidates. Therefore, it is important to have a social media policy in place, where you communicate your expectations to your employees.

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8 Social Media Questions Publishers Should Be Asking Themselves

Adam Sherk

For most publishers social media has earned itself a prominent seat at the audience development table. However many still face issues with strategy, execution and incorporating social into a cohesive program. This week I took part in an OPA Social Media Day panel on social media for audience development with Lisa Brewer from Time Inc. Social Media

Best LinkedIn Guides, Tips and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

While B2C marketers focus on Facebook, LinkedIn is consistently cited as the top social network for B2B marketing. LinkedIn Adds Job Title, Company Names To Text Ad Targeting by MediaPost Online Media Daily. How LinkedIn Apps Can Promote Your Business by Social Media Examiner. 10 Tips for LinkedIn Social Networking by Online Social Networking.

When to Thank Your Social Media Fans

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Ever read those articles on how a business has successfully used social media to increase brand awareness and drive sales? Saying thank you is not only a vital “social” action in social media, but it’s also just plain good marketing. If you use social media prior to an event in the hopes of increasing traffic to your booth, that’s great. Why is that?

12 things I thought I knew About Social Media in 2011

Direct Marketing Observations

As 2011 winds down, it’s time for me to reflect on the state of my social media world in 2011. Things that I thought I knew about social media in 2011: 1)      That I knew what I was talking about. Just because I might know more about social media than the average person, it didn’t preclude most corporate heads to assume that they knew just as much about socia l, if not more, than I did. It’s a blog post in and of itself. 5)      Corporations were ready to be transparent in 2011. Where is the disconnect? years?

US Mobile Ad Spending Will Top $4 Billion in 2012

The Realtime Report

Mobile advertising spending will total more than $4 billion by the end of 2012, according to eMarketer estimates. And new  research by Millennial Media  reveals that certain industries have seen tremendous growth (more than 400% year-over-year) in mobile advertising. The third quarter of 2012 saw a 574% jump in mobile ad spending for the automotive industry year-over-year.

The Most Remarkable People on Social Media Today

Unspoken

Sure enough, there were lists of who were the greatest online influencers in 2011. Since I couldn’t find any lists that suited my taste, I decided to start my own… “The Most Remarkable People on Social Media Today” My own social media hall of fame, so to speak. I did not take into account the number of followers or the number of retweets but selected my list purely based on how much these people changed my beliefs or motivated my actions. She brings Social to Big brands. LIZ STRAUSS Founder of SOBCon, social business strategist.

My Top Posts of 2011 on SEO, PR and Social Media for Publishers

Adam Sherk

Nevertheless, here are my top 10 posts of 2011 by pageviews: Which NBA Teams Have Seen the Most Growth on Twitter and Facebook? Looking at my 2011 posts, it is interesting that a sports topic got the top slot since that’s not a major focus for me. But several of my sports posts continue to drive traffic so maybe I’ll look for new ways to examine sports and social.

Five Tools to Prep You for 2012

Spin Sucks

Following are some examples of how five new technologies are being used…and how they can help you prep for 2012. But they’re easy and effective enough to test, expand your social prowess, and show off a little. Five Tools to Prep You for 2012 originally appeared on Spin Sucks on October 3, 2011. Social Media Trends Google instagram pinterest QR codes tumblr

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2012 Social Media Business Trends

Blue Focus Marketing

As the end of the year draws near, it’s time to start looking at social media trends for 2012. Competition will intensify as the rules of marketing are further altered by social media, mobile web and all in real-time. For businesses that don’t start embracing social media, 2012 may mark the beginning of their declining growth and profit.

How Social Media Reflects Human Behaviour

Mindjumpers

How to successfully connect and engage with your customers and consumers via social media is the natural focus point of our blog, as this is Mindjumpers’ field of expertise. We guide and advice brands on how to take on the challenges of brand communication on the various social media networks and platforms. Social media moves mountains – and governments.