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Top Social Media Case Studies of 2012

The Realtime Report

What were the most popular social media case studies in 2012? User backlash was aimed at both Toyota and Twitter, which had verified multiple accounts used in the campaign (via LocalResponse technology). Both While the media was hyping the campaign as a “#McFail,” in reality only 2% of tweets about the brand that day were negative.

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.

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. 55% of Twitter users access the platform via their mobile.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

A year ago, the #Nifty50 honored 50 remarkable men and women on Twitter. 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. She also hosts the talent chat (#TChat) on Twitter Wednesdays from 7-8pm eastern time.

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.

U.S. Election 2012 & Social Media: 5 Must-Reads

Firebelly

Take a look at how social media has influenced campaigns in today’s must-reads. 8 Big Social Media Takeaways from the 2012 Election Campaign. By Alex Kantrowitz While face-to-face engagement is still the bread and butter of electoral politics, social media does have an important role to play in national campaigns. Election Day in the U.S.

Top Social Media Stats of 2012

The Realtime Report

What social media stats got the most attention in the last year? According to our traffic-counting elves, here are the top social media statistics we published in the last year: Twitter Hits 500 Million Registered Users  (Feb 24): Approximately 12.3 Analysts are estimating that the company’s IPO could value the social network at between $75 and $100 billion.  At the high end, that means the market would place the value of the content and other interactions produced by the average Facebook user at $118. billion internet users by the end of 2012.

Social Media In 2012: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (5 Must-Reads)

Firebelly

2012 was an exciting year in the social media space. From the Nielsen Social Media Report for 2012. 8 Big Social Media Disasters of 2012. Here are eight disasters from 2012…. 100 Fascinating Social Media Statistics and Figures From 2012. 10 of the best social media campaigns from 2012.

33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resoures of 2012 So Far

Webbiquity SMM

Given the widespread adoption of social media marketing practices, the “if” and “when” questions seemed to have now been resolved by most midsized and larger companies (and a lot of small companies as well). However, as the posts and articles highlighted below show, plenty of questions remain, such as how much should we budget for social media?

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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. Twitter dominates the picture. Twitter accounts.

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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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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. 25-34 year olds are now the largest age group on Facebook as we enter 2012, with users under 17 years making up just 5% of the user base. Our data sources for this article were Xposure and Nielson.

Top 12 Social Media Insights for Nonprofits in 2012

Pamorama

Blackbaud, NTEN, and Common Knowledge have released their fourth annual Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report, a yearly analysis of how nonprofits are using social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. This year’s report highlights 12 key social media insights for nonprofits that are intended to help the sector become more effective at using social media [.]. Facebook Infographics Marketing Nonprofit Social Media Twitter

The Biggest Social Media Mistakes & Disasters of 2012

Firebelly

With as quickly as things move on social media sites, there are going to be mistakes. Learn about some of the biggest ones brands made in 2012 (as well as lessons learned) in these must-reads. 11 Biggest Social Media Disasters of 2012. By Seth Fiegerman The calendar year wouldn’t be complete without a few social media fails.

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%).

[Comic] Social Media Security Fail

SocMed Sean

You’re asking for social media fun and frivolity with your Facebook or Twitter account. Facebook Featured Humor Mobile People Social Media Twitter best practices facebook security social media social networking tech tipsEver had this happen to you? The first thought is “oh no…my Facebook account has been hacked!”

The State of Social Media Marketing in 2012 [Study]

Pamorama

Marketers continue to question the value they get from Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites. Many don’t know any more about how to measure engagement and what benefits it offers brands than when social media marketing first took off a few years ago. Even though current thinking dictates that social media outreach is essential [.]. Social Media

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Timing Your Social Media Marketing

Pamorama

Social media marketers always wonder when the best time is to post on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and the myriad of other social platforms for optimum customer engagement. Is midday better because users look at their Twitter stream while they’re eating lunch? It offers valuable insights for marketers who are trying to fine-tune their social outreach efforts.

Social Media is Complicated [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

As introduced to us by Business Insider , Buddy Media’s Social Enterprise Software is a suite of products is “designed to help brands build and maintain relationships with consumers to accelerate their business.” Start sharing content and use social media as another channel to amplify it. ” Why do brands need help with this?

Social Media Ostriches – The Corporate Hypocrisy Of Blocking Employee Access To Facebook and Twitter

SocMed Sean

Every time I hear of companies blocking Blogging Sites, Facebook, Twitter, and other Social Media sites, it makes me wonder what curmudgeon or poorly informed leader is calling the shots and what experience drove them to make the decision. There have been quite a few situations where folks on Twitter have reported news before the local or national news outlets.

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.

How Brands Used Twitter in 2012

Mindjumpers

Twitter is definitely a platform that will survive on the long run, constantly growing in terms of increased user base as well as brands joining in order to engage with their audiences. To put the succes into perspective, in September 2011, the platform’s user base was half that amount, meaning that Twitter added as many users in 15 months as it did in the previous five years!

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. Social Commerce Trends. Customer Survey. survey among 1,819 U.S.

Social Media Comic: The Social Media Timesink

SocMed Sean

As a professional working in social media , I spend most of my day working on developing strategies to leverage channels like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blogs to engage with customer communities. Then, when the day is over…I spend more time researching new tools, looking into the rumors of whether company X is buying company Y, reading articles about the latest digital technology and building connections with other bloggers and social media professionals. Do you work in social media? Do you experience social media overload?

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? Can Social Media Disrupt Your Life Or Career?

Social Networking Stats: Twitter & Politics In 2012, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard:  Social Networking Stats for the Week. Twitter: over 500 million users. via  SmartBlog on Social Media. Please email marissa@modernmediapartners.com if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list. Twitter & Politics: A 2012 Recap. tcot (top conservatives on Twitter). teaparty.

Top 5 Social Media Fails of 2012

Shift Digital

Brands love social media  for marketing and business development because it allows them to expose themselves to global audiences and hopefully, have a promotion go viral. Most of the below brands are rock stars when it comes to social media marketing, but we all make mistakes here and there! Here are the top 5 social media fails of 2012.

2012 Marketing: Five Ways to Power It Up

Spin Sucks

Email your contributors (your PR people, marketing and social media, SEO and customer service) and ask them to add the main promotional milestones of the year (in your industry). Idea: We should be on Twitter. Q: Why? A: So we can have more of a presence online. Q: Why? A: So we can reach more people. Q: Why? A: So more people know of us. No excuses. Remember Groupon? Current.

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Is Your Social Media Strategy Truly Agile?

SocMed Sean

Social media isn’t without these nebulous phrases or buzzwords either. My latest favorite buzzword that is invading both the business and social vocabulary is “Agile” As an ex-software developer, it makes me giggle a little when people use it incorrectly. Sustainable development, able to maintain a constant pace – Social media is a long-term commitment.

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. By Avi Savar Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other outlets are constantly evolving and experimentation is necessary to find success. Social Media Predictions for 2012. By Jeffrey L.

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Five Ways to Measure Social Media Efforts

Spin Sucks

He asked if that included social media. said it did and he relayed a story to me about how many cold calls he gets from social media experts wanting to start Facebook and Twitter accounts for his business. Well, anyone with a Twitter account and a keyboard is a social media expert.” And trust can be built through the social networks.

Are You A Social Media Channel Changer?

SocMed Sean

Combine 300 channels in my cable package, with an extremely short attention span and you have all the ingredients necessary for an evening of click…click…click… Are you changing the channels too quickly when it comes to social media? The same problem exists in the realm of social media, though. I admit it…I’m a channel flipper.

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.). Twitter Stats.

Interactive Social Media: Add Your Favorite Tune of 2012

The Realtime Report

Have you shared your favorite song of 2012? Social marketing solutions company Hyperactivate.com has created “the world’s first social media music mosaic” — powered by Spotify, the project aims to share everyone’s favorite tunes in 2012 via an interactive, social media collaboration.

Social Media Use At Work

Spin Sucks

Last week I was working with a group of CEOs and one of the leaders said to me, “How do I get my employees to use social media? Most, if not all, use Facebook , YouTube , and Twitter in their personal lives, yet seeing that passion translate to work is oft missing. The issue, though, stems from the difference in how people are invited to the social networks.

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.

25 Social Media Pet Peeves – How Many Are You Doing?

SocMed Sean

A while back, I asked a fairly straight-forward question on my Facebook page : What is your social media pet peeve? The value, here, is to help each of us understand what irritates other people in the realm of social media. 25 social media pet peeves.  Spam and/or Phishing – via Twitter, LinkedIn email or any social media channel.