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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.

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?”

Survey: 60% of Physicians Believe Social Media “Improves the Care They Deliver”

The Realtime Report

Many physicians are making use of social media – as a way to manage new information, discuss the latest journal articles or research, and to help provide quality care. ” The survey asked physicians how social media can be used for professional development and lifelong learning. 14% contribute information to social media daily.

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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. Facebook placed third in the survey. Twitter accounts.

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47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

Social media use isn’t quite universal—but it’s getting close. population now has at least one social networking profile; more than half use two or more social networks. The number of worldwide social media users is projected to grow from 2.1 Image credit: The CMO Survey. Top executives: social media marketing is for thee, but not for me.

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 authentic.

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Publisher Survey: Reddit Traffic Way Up, Digg Way Down

Adam Sherk

Has this translated into a significant change in social news referrals for publishers? ” I wanted to get a better idea of just how much of a shift has occurred with some of the publishers that we work with at Define Media Group. intentionally chose sites from several different publishers and focused on those with content that is a reasonably good fit for social news sites.

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Why Your CEO Should Be Active On Social Media [Study]

Mindjumpers

One of the basic steps for brands to take on social media is to enhance brand awareness by focusing on spokesperson visibility. The need for the top officials to communicate on behalf of the company becomes more apparent through the study done by social media branding firm BRANDfog. And 94% said C-suite social media participation enhances a brand image.

How to Meet Your Consumers’ Social Media Expectations

Mindjumpers

The crucial part of being commercially successful on social networks, however, isn’t just to have a profile or account. It’s to understand how your consumers expect to communicate with you, expect you to add value to their social network experience, and how you can combine your consumers’ wants with your own interests. Report: Social Marketing Is More Than Just Likes [Report].

Social Commerce IQ 2012 [Report]

Mindjumpers

The most recent report from 8th Bridge provides an overview and trend evaluation of the most recent state of Social Commerce. Data from the report was gathered during the period from August to October this year, where 475 companies based on the 2012 Internet Retailer Top 500 and Second 500 were involved. Customer Survey. survey among 1,819 U.S. Social Commerce Trends.

Social Media and Leadership Survey Results

SocialFish

We will be sharing the results of our Social Media and Leadership Survey TODAY, Tuesday October 16 at a workshop in Washington, DC. All are welcome!   The findings provide valuable insight into the expectations and behaviors around social media and leadership that exist across the hundreds of companies that participated in the survey. Rich, Ph.D.,

IMPORTANT PLEASE SHARE: 5 Minute Social Media and Leadership Survey

SocialFish

This is a quick and dirty survey that will only take you five minutes – we greatly appreciate everyone’s particpation. This is the link to share:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/social-leadership. Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey, the world’s leading questionnaire tool. We’re undertaking some research related to the themes in Humanize.

Conducting Surveys: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Spin Sucks

Surveys are always good…well…unless you do it in such a way that it makes the customer mad and they decide to write a scathing blog post for a wildly popular PR blog. Meeks on Amazon ), but to everyone else, he is just some random guy – took a survey today. Try to imagine EXACTLY who will be getting the survey and that they will be someone who is able to respond.

Survey: Pinterest a Great Source of Links for Publishers. What Types of Sites Get the Most Links?

Adam Sherk

The surveyed group includes the magazine sites in my Pinterest traffic survey plus quite a few more that we work with at Define Media Group. To make the survey more meaningful I divided the 60 sites into eight categories. Social MediaWhat types of sites get the most links from Pinterest? Average Links Average Linked Pages. Food 612,238 12,886.

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Only 17% Of Businesses Measure Social Media ROI; 12% Have A Realtime Analytics Solution

The Realtime Report

Two-thirds of business managers agree that it is “important” or “very important” for their business to “analyze and glean insight from large data sets from social interactions happening in real time.” And, as we’ve seen too often before, only a small percentage (17%) currently measure social media ROI.

Social Media to Replace Traditional Media Says CEO Study

Spin Sucks

Social Media to Replace Traditional Communication. ” And the 2012 IBM CEO Study confirms it once again. They surveyed 1,709 CEOS from 64 countries and 18 industries, and learned social media will leap to the number two spot while traditional media plunges to the bottom in the next three to five years. The Survey Says. And you know what?

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Millennials On Mobile, Social Media [Report]

The Realtime Report

adults to feel that social media sites are very important for finding information about news and current events, according to a new report from Scarborough Research. A few highlights from the report: 60% of respondents had visited a friend’s page or profile during the previous 30 days. The November 2012 Scarborough Research report, “ OMG! 49% had updated a status.

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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.

90 Percent of Small Business Use Social Media

Ari Herzog

A survey of 600 small business owners across the United States indicates that 90% are actively engaged in social networking sites and 74% perceive social networking as valuable — if not more valuable — than networking in-person. Please continue reading 90 Percent of Small Business Use Social Media and leave a comment if inspired. The takeaway is clear.

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?

Social Media Use: Three Big Mistakes Made by Small Businesses

Unspoken

According to a recent Manta survey , a staggering 90 percent of small business owners are using the web to network with potential customers and promote products and services. In seeking to connect with and grow an audience online , small businesses frequently turn to social media sites. Still, though social media is a popular marketing tool for small businesses, it can also be a minefield of potentially costly and critical mistakes. Here are a few of the biggest: Believing social media is free. Become Social in Social Media With Jugnoo.

Trust in 2012: 4 Implications for Social Media

Dave Fleet

Edelman recently released the results of its 2012 Trust Barometer survey. Results of the 2012 Canadian Trust Barometer. Trust in social media increased by 175 per cent in Canada, and trust in other online sources rose by 20 per cent. 2012 Edelman Trust Barometer Canada and Global Results. Implications for Social Media.

The State of Social Media Marketing 2012 [DATA]

SocialFish

———– Social marketing software company Awareness has just released the second part of its bi-annual State of Social Media Marketing report for 2012, and it makes for some pretty interesting reading. 68% are interested in expanding their social footprint. 50% see the need to tighten integration between social and more traditional marketing.

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38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews

Webbiquity SMM

Manage all of your social media accounts from a single login on your iPhone? Make more productive use of your time on social networking sites? Find tools to do all of the above and much more in this collection of helpful business, online and social media tools, apps and reviews. Cool Social Media Tools. Storefront Social. Inefegy Social Radar.

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Why Komen Was Destined to Clash with Social Media

SocialFish

This is a guest post by Kami Watson Huyse, CEO of Zoetica Media  and editor of the Communications Overtones blog. Then at the end of February, the organization, in an effort to assess the level of the damage to its reputation, sent out a survey that tested messages rather than looking at a more organic approach to restore trust. Lucky for us, she agreed. Enjoy. Photo by WeNews.

Realtime Olympics: 60% of London 2012 Visits Came Via Mobile; Facebook Was 2nd Highest Traffic Source

The Realtime Report

A new compilation of stats from the 2012 Olympic Games reveals that 60% of visits to the official London 2012 Games website and apps came from mobile devices. The London 2012 stats – showing engagement across 77 digital products - were compiled by Alex Balfour, the head of new media for London 2012. London 2012 on Facebook, Twitter and Beyond.

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How Brands Used Twitter in 2012

Mindjumpers

Naturally, Twitter tends to be among the first choice of social media platforms that brands decide to engage in. Brandwatch’s recent report “Brands on Twitter 2012” goes deeper into the subject, analyzing 258 global brands’ Twitter activity for 2012 with comparison to 2011. Only 10 % of the brands did not tweet in 2012, down from 16 % in 2011: Purpose of usage.

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.

Don’t Believe Everything You Read About Social Media

Spin Sucks

These days my skepticism kicks in when I read sensational articles around “social media.” ” With all of the nuances of different platforms, social media is a huge umbrella that encompasses some very specific tools. Considering the range of services informing our perspectives, “social media” becomes quite an opaque concept.

Actionable Social Analytics: From Social Media Metrics to Business Insights [White Paper]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Recently, Awareness released a new white paper on social analytics and suggestions on how marketers process and assimilate seemingly endless social data. It has been noticed that marketers are turning towards social analytics to make use of this ‘big data’ while also attempting to understand consumer attitudes and behaviors and to harness these insights for business.

Fortune 500 Executives Aren’t Using Social Media and That’s OK

Spin Sucks

Some of you may have seen the report last week that shows 70 percent of Fortune 500 executives aren’t using social media. I’m not sure why we needed a study to tell us this. Executives Using Social Media. So why do we expect them to be using social media? Now there are lots of lights along the social media path. mean, really.

Summarized: The 2013 In-House Counsel New Media Engagement Survey

Myrland Marketing

Those of us who care about all forms of marketing, networking and communication for lawyers anticipate surveys that study the use of Social Media, as well as all marketing tools, when it comes to lawyers’ clients. Today, the 2013 In-House Counsel new Media Engagement Survey conducted by Greentarget , Inside Counsel and Zeughauser Group was released.

Association Social Media Best Practices

SocialFish

Last month, I presented at an Association Trends event about association social media. It was fun to talk about my favorite subject and especially fun to be part of a panel facilitated by Maddie Grant with association social media directors Susannah Murley  (SEIA),  Chad Davis  (NAHB) and Curtis Midkiff  (SHRM). Yes, young people are using social media….but

Beyond Your Borders: Promoting Your Business Internationally Using Social Media

SocMed Sean

appreciate Christian taking the time to share his thoughts on the international aspects of social media and some tips on taking your content beyond your own borders. The benefits of localizing company websites to target foreign markets are now widely recognized ( Common Sense Advisory studies suggest an average return of US$25 for every $1 spent on localization) and many businesses now use social media platforms for domestic marketing, but very few appear to be using those platforms to promote their services abroad. Share your experiences with us! Cheers!

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How to Buy Social Media Services: A Survey

Bare Feet Studios

As an initiative for the Social Media Club Hawaii Chapter in 2011 , I set up a survey of social media practitioners, looking at compensation and services. You can Download a PDF of the Social Media Pay Survey here. How long have you been a social media services professional? Are you buying or selling social media services?

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84% Say Company Leaders on Social Media Provide A Competitive Edge

The Realtime Report

Does having a company leader on social media give that organization a competitive edge? recent survey by Humanize looks at social media and leadership in organizations – in particular, how company leaders are leveraging social media for organizational results. social media involvement should be limited to crisis situations.

Only 66% Of Companies Agree: Social Media Poses Significant Risk To Brand Reputation

The Realtime Report

Two-thirds of companies agree that social media poses a significant or critical risk of damage to their organization’s reputation. According to Altimeter’s survey of 92 professionals involved in social media risk management, damage to brand reputation was the risk considered significant or critical by 66% of respondents, the largest percentage.