Why Your CEO Should Be Active On Social Media [Study]
MARCH 28, 2012
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.
Don’t Mistake Activity for Effectiveness in Social Media
Direct Marketing Observations
MARCH 23, 2015
The world of the content marketer/social media marketer is changing. I had mentioned in a previous post how it resets every day. What that tells us and what a lot of old school social media marketers will tell you (old school being about eight years… ) is that the art of engagement has now become a science. The conversations, have been lost. We can fix this though.
The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools
FEBRUARY 13, 2017
Social media monitoring is vital for virtually every B2B or B2C brand. 58% 58% of consumers follow brands on social media. 71% 71% say they are likely to purchase an item based on social media referrals; in fact, consumers report that social media plays almost as big a role in purchasing decisions as does television. ” — Buffer Social.
Social Media Needs Local Activation!
OCTOBER 5, 2012
We have the opportunity to observe the spirit of the people, everyday, through personal impressions, social media, news and media – essential when managing a community on a local level. People should be able to express their concern where they are present and where they have a big part of their social life, such as on Facebook. The State of Social Media in Norway.
Which Social Network Has The Highest User Activity? [infographic]
JUNE 6, 2012
Tweet Are you considering which social networking site to spend your time and money on? The web design company Go-Gulf.com has compiled an infographic that compares the latest user statistics of the social networking sites Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Linkedin and Pinterest to see which one has the highest user activity. The State of Social Media in Norway.
New Structure of Global Facebook Pages: Focus on Local Activation
OCTOBER 18, 2012
Global Page needs local activation. Facebook launching this new structure of Global Pages is in my opinion yet another sign of how significant and up-coming it is for international brands to do local market activation based on one global social media strategy. The new Global Pages thereby enable you to do globally controlled local activation. Mindjumpers Network.
47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts
JANUARY 19, 2016
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 90% of young adults—ages 18 to 29—use social media (compared to just 35% of those over age 65).
Monitor Your Brand’s Instagram Activity with New Reporting Tool
AUGUST 27, 2012
In my blog post How to Boost Your Number of Followers on Instagram , I wrote about the importance of monitoring your activity on photo-sharing application Instagram at the same level as you monitor your other social media presences. Instagram is a growing mobile-only social media platform that shouldn’t be ignored by brands in their social media activities.
5 Social Media & Digital Marketing “Must Haves” for 2016
FEBRUARY 28, 2016
With so many social media and digital marketing options now available, it can be overwhelming to know what you should be doing first. Consumers Are Social. Being on Social Media is a Must. Consumers Are Social. Being on Social Media is a Must. Usage among those 65 and older has more than tripled since 2010 when 11% used social media.
The Case for Active Users as Social Media Community Managers
OCTOBER 30, 2012
The Case For Active Users as Social Media Community Managers. I’ve really been thinking about this lately. I’m an advisor at Pacific New Media for a social media certificate program they are launching. They’ve had social media classes for several semesters and I’ve taught several classes. But why is this important? .
The Most Popular and Active News Brands on Instagram
FEBRUARY 27, 2013
Now that Instagram web profiles have been around for a few months I thought I’d check in on the participation and activity of major news brands. keep coming across things like the Simply Measured study showing that 59% of top brands are now active on Instagram and the news that Instagram has surpassed 100 million active users. Social Media20 CNN 9,515 1 18.
Older Adults Active On Social Media Are One-Third Less Likely to Suffer From Depression
The Realtime Report
JULY 23, 2012
Regular social media use can stave off depression among older users. According to a study by by Shelia Cotton, a sociologist at the University of Alabama, Internet and social media users over the age of 50 may reduce their chances of suffering from depression by one-third compared to those who do not participate in social media. The findings?
Making Social Media An ROI Positive Channel For B2B Businesses
The Realtime Report
JANUARY 28, 2017
Making Social Media An ROI Positive Channel For B2B Businesses By Jingcong Zhao. Billion spent on social media marketing in the U.S. alone last year , it’s clear that social media is being cemented as a marketing function in most B2B organizations. Most B2B marketers are still using a social media playbook developed by B2C companies. With $5.4
How to Measure Social Media Success for Your Small Business
JUNE 20, 2014
With social media marketing, you can undeniably grow your audience, gain visibility and exposure for your company/products/services, provide outstanding customer service, and – yes – generate business and increase sales. Social Media Referral Traffic and Visitor Increase to your Website. 5. Social media measurement comes in different levels.
What Social Media Means For Your Business in 2014/2015
OCTOBER 22, 2014
SOCIAL MEDIA is no longer a novelty , but a strong marketing tool for small and medium business owners. Businesses have definitely realized and experienced the power and importance of social media. Did you know that social networking is now the top Internet activity and people spend more time here daily than any other major Internet activity, including email?
Social Activism and Social Media
OCTOBER 9, 2013
Social networks are undoubtedly the perfect platform for social activism and the promotion of good causes. Because of their reach, social networks are perfect for talking about issues that affect us in our everyday lives. The phenomenon of participating in social causes via the Internet is sometimes referred to as ‘clicktivism.’ Share with us!
Social Media Management Must-Have: Sprout Social
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
I’m often asked about my favorite social media management tools. Must-Have: Sprout Social. I’ve used many social media management systems over the years. Each has pros and cons, but Sprout Social is my favorite. The post Social Media Management Must-Have: Sprout Social appeared first on Firebelly Marketing | Social Media Marketing Agency.
Don’t Make These 9 Social Media Marketing Mistakes
NOVEMBER 8, 2014
Social media marketing should be part of your strategy. Social networking is the most popular online activity, so it makes sense for businesses to try to engage that audience in an attempt to increase sales. But even large corporations with top-notch marketing departments make mistakes when it comes to leveraging social media.
The Dark Side of Social Media
APRIL 6, 2015
love social media. Sure, we kind of expect to hear about people being stalked because of social media. Again, something that doesn’t make you super excited to use social media. Social Media is Magic. know I should be more active there, but I just don’t make the time. Are You On Social Media All Day? link].
Top 9 LinkedIn Social Media Marketing Groups
OCTOBER 12, 2015
Here is a list of my nine favorite LinkedIn social media marketing groups that I think you’ll enjoy too. They’re great places to solicit and share social media marketing advice! Social Media Marketing. Description: This is the largest and most active social media marketing group on LinkedIn and it includes 20 subgroups for special interests.
Social Networking Stats: Facebook Tops 1.32 Billion Monthly Active Users, #RLTM Scoreboard
The Realtime Report
JULY 25, 2014
The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. billion monthly active users. Twitter: 255 million monthly active users. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. Google Plus: 343 million monthly active users. Instagram: 200 million monthly active users. Billion Monthly Active Users. Facebook: 1.32 via Facebook. YouTube. via YouTube.
How to Calculate the ROI of Social Media Marketing [Infographic]
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
Quick: Can you list the goals of each and every one of your social media efforts? So much of social media is on the fly—a response rather than a plan—that it can become a slippery planning slope for companies, especially those that are understaffed. In fact, setting goals is a key component of establishing a process to measure social media profitability.
Social Media Marketing Tips For 2017
The Realtime Report
FEBRUARY 11, 2017
Social Media Marketing Tips For 2017. Social media marketing, in general, is huge. But, as with everything online, social media marketing is evolving and changing all the time. Here are some great tips to make sure you’re using social media marketing to its fullest potential in 2017. Live Video. This looks set to rise to 43% in 2017. Sales.
33 Thought-Provoking B2B Social Media and Marketing Stats
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
B2B marketing budgets are shifting to digital and social. But spending on digital marketing programs is projected to rise three times as fast, and over the next five years, the share of budget dollars dedicated to social media marketing will more than double. Social media benefits are unclear. MediaPost ). 9 B2B Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts.
How to Promote Your Event With Social Media Marketing
FEBRUARY 16, 2015
Events are, by nature, social affairs. Likewise, people join social media networks such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to connect, interact, and share with their peers. Events are a great way to attract customers, so make the most of them with social media The art and science of managing and marketing events has evolved a lot in recent years.
Social Media Comic: The Social Media Timesink
MAY 29, 2012
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?
Ultimate Guide to Measuring Social Media ROI
FEBRUARY 6, 2017
Social media ROI is one of the most heavily debated topics in the online marketing world. Because measuring the effectiveness of social media marketing efforts isn’t as clear cut as, say, running a Google AdWords campaign. And judging by the numbers, a lot of businesses are struggling to grasp the financial impact social media marketing is having for them.
15 Common Social Media Questions & Answers
FEBRUARY 8, 2017
Whether you’re just getting started with social media marketing, or you’re an experienced marketer, there’s always something new to learn. In order to help steer you in the right direction, we’ve compiled a list of some common social media questions you might be dying to ask. 1. Do I Have to Be on Every Social Network? Answer: No.
WhatsApp Hits 500 Million Active Users
The Realtime Report
APRIL 23, 2014
Mobile messaging service WhatsApp just topped 500 million active users , according to the company’s blog post yesterday. The service was acquired by social networking giant Facebook back in February. Related Stories LinkedIn Tops 300 Million Users Social Networks See Majority of Traffic Coming From Mobile WhatsApp Hits New Milestone, Then Crashes.
Social Networking Stats: Instagram Has 90 Million Active Monthly Users, #RLTM Scoreboard
The Realtime Report
JANUARY 18, 2013
The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. Facebook: 1 billion active users. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. LinkedIn: 200 million active users. Google Plus: 135 million monthly active users. Please email email@example.com if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list.
22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
As social media marketing has become ubiquitous ( 88% of marketers say social media is important for their businesses), hundreds of new tools have developed just in the past few years: tools for social media management, monitoring, measurement, automation, identifying influencers, creating graphical content, and more. Image credit: Buddy Media.
36 Sensational Social Media Stats and Facts
DECEMBER 1, 2015
Though social media marketing has become ubiquitous, most companies and brands still struggle to achieve their desired results. Those are among the conclusions it’s fair to draw from the collection of social media marketing facts and statistics below. Social media needs to be part of an integrated strategy. Social is for customer service.
Five Social Media Automation Myths Busted
JULY 21, 2015
Human history is a testament to that: It reduces errors, frees us of the mundane and repetitive tasks, and releases time for the really valuable activities. . Social Media Automation Myths Debunked. Social media is— and will always be—about human interaction, but its utility and sphere of influence extends beyond this. Automation Makes Social Media Impersonal.
Outsourcing Social Media Management
MARCH 4, 2013
whom I have long respected for his sound and pragmatic social media and marketing advice and expertise. Outsourcing Social Media Management: The Flawed Logic of the Badged Employee. sometimes see posts on social media or articles talking about the evils of outsourcing social media management to an outside consultant or company. Thank You, Tom.
Social Media Use At Work
FEBRUARY 20, 2012
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? The issue, though, stems from the difference in how people are invited to the social networks. In contrast, however, when we ask our teams to be socially active online, the lines are different. None of them want to do it.”
The Importance of Local Activation on Social Media: India
DECEMBER 4, 2015
Our ever-growing global network of Local Social Media Managers around the world helps us ensure contextually relevant content through social listening, content production and response management. Statistics from Internet and Mobile Association Of India reveal the growing number of India’s population using social media. Social behavior varies across demographics.
Is Your Social Media Strategy Truly Agile?
JULY 24, 2012
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.
Social Networking Stats: Active Usage Drops For Facebook and Twitter, #RLTM Scoreboard
The Realtime Report
MAY 16, 2014
The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. billion monthly active users. Twitter: 255 million monthly active users. Qzone: 599 million monthly active users. Google Plus: 343 million monthly active users. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list. . YouTube.
31 Sensational Social Media Marketing and PR Stats and Facts
JULY 14, 2015
Business and consumer marketers are nearly unanimous in their belief in the importance of social media to marketing activities. As noted below, the money is following that belief: social media now accounts for about 11% of all digital marketing outlays, and spending on social media marketing will total nearly $10 billion this year. BentoBox Media ).
Top Social Media Case Studies of 2012
The Realtime Report
DECEMBER 31, 2012
What were the most popular social media case studies in 2012? Both Toyota and Twitter learned an important lesson about social media campaigns that involve automated messaging, and LocalResponse no longer runs this type of campaign. While the media was hyping the campaign as a “#McFail,” in reality only 2% of tweets about the brand that day were negative.