5 Ways to Humanize Your Brand with Data and Social Media Insights
SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
Have you ever thought about the quality of the human connections you make via social media? It’s easy to get lost in a sea of avatars and data insights. Marketers must use the data and social media insights to connect in a more human way. The data can help us deep dive into factors that enable higher quality of everything including relationships.
How to Determine and Prioritize Social Media Marketing Goals and Objectives
FEBRUARY 1, 2016
Achieving measurable social media ROI is very similar to teens and sex. It’s interesting because many marketing and social media leaders within brands and organizations of all sizes dream about achieving real ROI using social media and digital marketing, yet very few of them actually bring to fruition much more than a social media dream.
Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1
NOVEMBER 28, 2011
companies now use social media for marketing (though the figure varies widely based on size of company)? Get the details behind these stats and many, many more here in more than 40 of the best articles and blog posts about social media, search, budgeting and digital marketing research, facts and statistics of 2011 so far. Or that 73% of U.S. And 73% of U.S.
How to Use Social Media for Marketing Research
MAY 8, 2013
Social media has had a massive impact on marketing and the way that consumers view businesses. While many businesses are taking part in social media marketing, many fail to see the market research potential that the platform offers as well. These tips and tricks offer simple, easy to implement ways to turn social media into a powerful marketing research tool. Forming your Marketing Research Plan. Before you can begin to sift through your various social media platforms for information, you must first form a research plan.
Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010
JANUARY 17, 2011
For anyone in marketing or PR being asked to make “data-driven decisions “based on the numbers (and doesn’t that include pretty much everyone in marketing and PR these days?), the sources below provide a vast wealth of data, statistics and research results, as well as a bit of interesting social media trivia. Social Media Facts and Stats.
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. Here are five key takeaways from the research below. Advertising needs to be part of social media strategy.
Social Business + Big Data = Business intelligence
MAY 15, 2012
quintillion bytes of data. To put it into perspective, we have produced more than 90% of all online data that exists in the world today within these past two years. Combined, this online data equals Big Data. Being Being exceeding interested in the talk of Big Data, I’ve recently been inspired by the research and development of Big Data related software and applications.
Social Media is Changing Leadership [DATA]
OCTOBER 24, 2012
We surveyed 505 individuals about social media and leadership, as part of ongoing research related to the concepts in our book Humanize: How People-centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World. And Sunayna Tuteja talked about the challenges of “going social” at TD Bank , where they have 85,000 employees and LOTS of restrictive government regulations.
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.
10 Great Alternatives to the Google Keyword Research Tool
JANUARY 4, 2014
Keyword research is a fundamental part of content marketing. . Because many of the available keyword research tools are confusing and counterintuitive, the process can be challenging and time-consuming. The valuable insights offered by keyword research will inform your strategic process by identifying exactly what your customers want, need, and are concerned about. What to do?
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. Get social PR right.
What are the Best Social Networks for B2B Marketing? (Research)
AUGUST 27, 2013
There’s no question that B2B marketers have embraced social media. According to recent research , more than 80% of b2b marketers now use the “big 3″ social networks—LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook—to distribute content. And if so, which social networks are most productive? How much traffic do social networks drive to B2B websites?
Actionable Social Analytics: From Social Media Metrics to Business Insights [White Paper]
APRIL 11, 2012
Tweet Recently, Awareness released a new white paper on social analytics and suggestions on how marketers process and assimilate seemingly endless social data. This white paper called ‘Actionable Social Analytics: From Social Media Metrics to Business Insights’ presents comprehensive definition of social analytics to increase marketing and sales effectiveness.
Social Media Data: Time to Embrace it
Buzz Marketing for Technology
OCTOBER 26, 2011
There is not a day that goes by in the life of a marketer that doesn’t have a headline that reads, “marketers struggle to find the ROI of social.” It is as if marketers are chasing down a unicorn that exists only in their imaginations. 2011 MarketingSherpa study confirmed this with 62% of CMO’s believing that social media will pay off for them … eventually.
10 Examples of Social Media ROI [Infographic]
SEPTEMBER 28, 2013
Does social media drive ROI? The immediacy and visibility offered by social media marketing has convinced most business owners that it’s worth their time and effort, but calculating its effectiveness is another story. Enter social media. Social Media ROI: 10 Examples. Used Twitter as a social maître d’ to build releationships.
Social Media Gone Mobile
JULY 5, 2012
Tweet As yesterday’s tip on our Facebook page advised, the SoLoMo (Social, Local, Mobile) revolution of how we interact on social media platforms refers to the need of an intensified focus on use of mobile devices in daily life of social media. More importantly, the upgrade is a clear indication that mobile is to be takien seriously in social media.
Social Data can Adds Years to a CMOs Tenure
Buzz Marketing for Technology
MAY 30, 2012
Research indicates that the number of months has risen slightly but by any measure, it’s still a short duration for any C-level role. Because until very recently, there was no way to get real-time feedback and deep data-driven insights before the marketing campaigns occur. In most of its forms, traditional marketing follows a linear, serial process. How important is real-time data?
The Future of Social Media (And How to Prepare For It): The State of Social Media 2016 Report
NOVEMBER 14, 2016
Imagine being able to predict the next big thing on social media, knowing what social media will look like in 2017 and beyond and how will brands use social platforms to connect with their audience. As someone who works with social media every day, this information would be invaluable. – The evolution of social media roles.
10 Tips to Be a Social Media and Digital Marketing Rebel
SEPTEMBER 7, 2016
Why is it so many smart social media and digital marketers claim they want to lead or are already leading their industry and niche? Too often they are chasing shiny objects, have a deep rooted fear of missing out and end up wasting cycle after cycle on social networks, technology and tactics that simply are not even appropriate for their business. We must ask WHY. iTunes.
103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)
NOVEMBER 12, 2013
As the use of social media in marketing has become ubiquitous, marketers have turned their attention to making the use of business social media more sophisticated and strategic. They are refining tactics, integrating social with other marketing channels, taking a hard look at new networks, and continuing to refine their measurements of success. Relevanza ). 2.
Comparing 21 social media marketing tools [Chart]
FEBRUARY 5, 2015
According to the latest research by TrustRadius, buyers of social media management tools are looking for eight core functionalities: Community management. Paid media management. Depending on the social media strategy and the use case (that is social listening, customer care or social media marketing) some functionalities are more important over others.
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.
6 Strategies for Increasing Fan Engagement on Facebook (Wildfire Research)
The Realtime Report
AUGUST 6, 2012
Brand advocates — people who share content that results in a new person engaging with a campaign – generate an average of 14 earned media impressions each, according to research released today by Wildfire, the social media marketing software company recently acquired by Google. Extend your social communities across a variety of platforms.
101 Vital Social Media and Digital Marketing Statistics for (the Rest of) 2013
AUGUST 5, 2013
As marketing becomes more data-driven, it’s vital to use data to keep up with trends, competitor strategies, and developments in your market. Okay, that statistic was made up (though probably not far off the mark), but the social media and digital marketing facts and statistics below are real (or at least from generally reliable sources). Social matters in b2b.
Your Complete Social Media Checklist
AUGUST 1, 2016
Have you ever wished you had a social media checklist? The amount of work that goes into growing and managing a social media presence is immense, and it can be hard to make sure you’re staying on top of everything that needs to get done. Today I have Michael Patterson of Sprout Social sharing a guest article and social media checklist. Enjoy! .
Remembering the Dangers of Social Media Research
Convince & Convert
APRIL 15, 2012
Last week, I wrote a post about new research from ExactTarget that studied Americans’ digital channel preferences. It was a lengthy report, but what stood out for me was the finding that only 5% of us prefer promotional offers from brands to show up in social media – even brands we have given permission to contact us. They remembered the research in general.
How to Improve Your Social Media Marketing Plan With 13 Growth Hacks
Convince & Convert
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
Some smart people started calling that scrappiness growth hacking —a way to use data to help you improve what you’re already doing to build 10x growth for your business. Here are 13 data-backed growth hacks we learned at CoSchedule while building our social media marketing plan. think you’ll find they’ll work for your social media marketing, too.
The State of Social Media In The UK
JANUARY 10, 2012
Another chance to look at the social media universe, analyse the trends and make the strategies. Our data sources for this article were Xposure and Nielson. 2012 Social Marketing & New Media Predictions [White Paper]. New Report on Social Media Management From Altimeter– Reading it Will Save Your Company’s Money! UK Facebook statistics.
Social Media to Replace Traditional Media Says CEO Study
MAY 23, 2012
Social Media to Replace Traditional Communication. 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 study also found more business leaders are moving toward a more social workplace, as the best ones already have.
Social Media And Branding [Infographic]
DECEMBER 19, 2011
Tweet Social media is the now a hot spot for all brands, though it presents an amazing opportunity to create a presence and connect with customers, but on the hind side, it is quite easy to get the whole thing wrong. The survey findings: In order to dive deeper into this topic AYTM Market Research surveyed 2,000 internet users. Social Commerce Psychology [Infographic].
A Look at How Three Brands Are Driving Social Engagement
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
Did you know Facebook is capturing over 90 percent of all social media shares? It's time to dust off your social media strategy and see how you can increase social engagement. Here is what Fractl and Buzzsumo research found. The post A Look at How Three Brands Are Driving Social Engagement appeared first on Spin Sucks.
The Best Tools for Keyword Research, Competitive Analysis and Trending Topics
OCTOBER 7, 2014
Editorial teams and content creators are always on the lookout for useful tools for keyword research and content planning. To help with that, I’ve put together a list of the best options for keyword research, competitive analysis and monitoring search and social trends. Keyword Research. 1. Bing Keyword Research. Social Trends. Social Mention: Trends.
A Simple Workflow for Keyword Research for Content Planning
JULY 9, 2013
Most editorial teams employ basic keyword research tactics as part of their daily routine, such as using keyword tools to refine word choice or monitoring trending topics for real-time opportunities. But what about using search and social data to influence the editorial calendar over the longer term? Keyword Research for Content Planning. Step 1: Pick a topic. SEMRush.
Why Investors Need to Use Social Media
Convince & Convert
AUGUST 31, 2015
In the past, successful decision-making was based on knowledge garnered from traditional media, trade publications, and personal connections. However, with the rise of social media, there is now a quicker, more efficient way of gathering data to influence investors’ judgements. And that’s precisely where social media comes in. The Impact of Social Media.
87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012
OCTOBER 16, 2012
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?
Why Data Driven Content Fails Alone
AUGUST 24, 2015
Worse, the new account-based marketing trend — which is just hyper-targeted data-driven content marketing — focuses on precision provided by analytics, but not the technique used to create niche content. In many ways, trends like social media tools and data analysis provide new powers for marketing, much like an electric drill works better than a hand crank.
Social Media Strategy Template
DECEMBER 9, 2014
Download the PDF of the Social Media Strategy Template here. In January 2014 almost three-quarters of all adults were active in social media, according to the Pew Research Center. 92% of marketers claim that social media marketing is important for their business. However, only 38 percent of companies say they have a defined social media strategy.
How Social Media Marketers Use Social Media In Real Life
Ignite Social Media
MAY 17, 2016
At Ignite Social Media, everyone is an expert in social media marketing. We eat, breathe, and live social media. But what may surprise you is how the various individuals at Ignite utilize social media in their everyday lives. We can see that I prefer social channels for entertainment and connection purposes. First stop, me.
New Research Shows How to Engage the Mommy Mind
Convince & Convert
MARCH 30, 2016
With 90% of moms online and 22% shopping online at least once a day , more moms are having conversations through social channels about their purchases and sharing their feelings about their experiences with brands. In order to determine the topics moms discussed most on social, Insightpool’s data science team did a deep dive into the mom by creating filters around “children” and “kids”.
6 Proven Strategies for Successfully Promoting Content Across Social Media
MAY 18, 2016
You’ve crafted the perfect blog post : Well-researched, SEO optimized, contains the ideal keyword ratio with trustworthy outbound and internal links, and it even has a nifty infographic that you spent hours to create. Social media managers and marketers know that sometimes even the most epic material requires love and hard work when it comes to promoting content across social media.