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Why The Facebook Ecosystem Dominates Social Media Budgets {research}

Convince & Convert

Facebook (and its sister network, Instagram) are beginning to dominate how social marketers spend their paid amplification budgets. As we know, paid amplification of social media is more important than ever in this era of disappearing organic reach. Facebook and Instagram will be the most popular venues for paid social in the next year. And of course, they were right.

Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity SMM

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.

Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

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.

How to Determine and Prioritize Social Media Marketing Goals and Objectives

Pam Moore

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.

5 Social Media & Digital Marketing “Must Haves” for 2016

yMarketingMatters

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.

Social Media is Changing Leadership [DATA]

SocialFish

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.

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Social Business + Big Data = Business intelligence

Mindjumpers

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.

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31 Sensational Social Media Marketing and PR Stats and Facts

Webbiquity SMM

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.

10 Great Alternatives to the Google Keyword Research Tool

Pamorama

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?

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. We’re all hungry for data. 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?

What are the Best Social Networks for B2B Marketing? (Research)

Webbiquity SMM

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?

22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools

Webbiquity SMM

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.

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10 Examples of Social Media ROI [Infographic]

Pamorama

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 Data: Time to Embrace it

Buzz Marketing for Technology

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.

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Social Media Gone Mobile

Mindjumpers

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.

Comparing 21 social media marketing tools [Chart]

SocialFish

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.

103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)

Webbiquity SMM

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.

Social Data can Adds Years to a CMOs Tenure

Buzz Marketing for Technology

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?

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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. 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.

6 Strategies for Increasing Fan Engagement on Facebook (Wildfire Research)

The Realtime Report

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

Webbiquity SMM

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.

How to Improve Your Social Media Marketing Plan With 13 Growth Hacks

Convince & Convert

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.

Why Data Driven Content Fails Alone

Geoff Livingston

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.

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New Research Shows How to Engage the Mommy Mind

Convince & Convert

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”.

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Social Media And Branding [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

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].

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6 Proven Strategies for Successfully Promoting Content Across Social Media

Buffer Social

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.

The State of Social Media In The UK

Mindjumpers

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.

Why Investors Need to Use Social Media

Convince & Convert

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.

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Social Media to Replace Traditional Media Says CEO Study

Spin Sucks

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.

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The Best Tools for Keyword Research, Competitive Analysis and Trending Topics

Adam Sherk

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.

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?

How Social Media Marketers Use Social Media In Real Life

Ignite Social Media

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.

The Single Most Important Trend to Consider in Your Social Media Strategy

Ignite Social Media

Over the nearly 9 years I’ve been here at Ignite Social Media I have been fortunate enough to have hands on experience working with brands to develop an overarching social media strategy that meets their business and marketing objectives. Let’s take a look at data that supports this assumption. ” Is it the rise of messaging applications?

Remembering the Dangers of Social Media Research

Convince & Convert

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.

A Simple Workflow for Keyword Research for Content Planning

Adam Sherk

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.

10 Reasons Market Research is Critical to Social Media

Adam Cohen

But those same companies need to leverage, not ignore, that insight available when fusing social media into the marketing mix they already have. People are the fuel behind social media, which is really just tools and tactics. Are they fickle with the brand of toothpaste they buy?  Do they use social platforms and if so, how often and why?  What did I miss?

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