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Getting Big Data to Actually Work

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Most marketers I talk with today say they are drowning in data. But in reality data they really want sits in disparate systems throughout the organization. Or if their company has invested big money in a traditional data warehouse, the results have fallen short of expectations. And only a small percentage reported effective data management practices.

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Why The Facebook Ecosystem Dominates Social Media Budgets {research}

Convince & Convert

Their Future of Social Marketing study surveyed 500+ social media professionals ranging from big brands (like those I interview on my Social Pros podcast ) to smaller, scrappy organizations from across the USA. When asked where they plan to spend the most money in the next year, survey participants were more likely to mention Instagram than Twitter. And of course, they were right.

What is Market Research?

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Market research supports marketing in creating a deeper understanding of the marketplace, competitive environment, organization’s image and competencies, and customer needs and wants. There are two main types of market research: quantitative and qualitative. Qualitative Market Research. The main types of qualitative research are focus groups (e.g. Mail-back Surveys.

Twitter Insiders: A Research Hub for Brands, Agencies

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter Wednesday introduced Twitter Insiders, a single destination for brands and agencies to fill their research needs. Research manager Gemma Proctor said in a blog post  that Twitter Insiders is a network of more than 12,000 users aged 16 and up from the U.S. When online, Twitter Insiders are always available–so they’re ideal for performing fast, continuous research.

Pew Research Survey: Findings on Search Engines, Social Networks.

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Pew Research News Survey: Findings on Search Engines, Social Networks and Twitter by Adam Sherk on September 13, 2010 The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press has published the results of its latest survey on news consumption and related topics.

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

Webbiquity SMM

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. Social Media Stats, Facts and Research Does Facebook Need To Build A Search Engine? Large Enterprise Social Media Research, Facts and Statistics Inc. Oh yeah.

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. The 1st was in 2010.

The Marketing of Marketing is not Telling Us The Whole Story About Member Research

SocialFish

Billions of dollars of marketing products are sold each year: CMS’s, marketing automation, advertising, customer data analysis and more. Big data, social media and video are all the rage but are not the necessarily silver bullet we claim them to be. And we focus far more on data and surveys than we do on qualitative market research. Data is only half the story.

Show 487 - Using Mobile Surveys for Customer Insights

Engaging Brand

Anna Farmery  talks to Mark Penson, CMO of Survey Anyplace , an expert in using mobile surveys to get real-time customer feedback. Are mobile surveys right for you? You can read more about Mark''s ideas on Using Mobile Surveys to Gain Customer Insights in this Engaging Brand post. What is the definition of modern market research? Is mobile market research more independent than customer focus groups? Is emotion stronger at the point of purchase and should market research adjust their market research data to recognise that?

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. And much more.

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. GET THE SURVEY RESULTS REPORT HERE.   The report is free. GET THE SURVEY RESULTS REPORT HERE. Debunking the Hype Featured Humanize Useful Data

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How Social Media Has Become a Tool For Clinical Research

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The exceptional growth and adaptation of social media networks represents an ideal opportunity to overcome one of the most challenging aspects of the clinical research industry. Reduce overall costs. A new survey shows that the internet is edging out doctors as people’s primary source of information on clinical trials. Further surveys have shown that 80% of these e-patients would be interested in participating in a clinical trial. Getting patients to enroll in a clinical trial is one of the biggest challenges that clinical research coordinators face. Buffer.

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. Also noted: • One in four Americans watches a YouTube video every day. • 53% of employers now research candidates on social networks before hiring. • 71% of companies now have a presence on Facebook. SEO Research and Stats.

The 2013 State of Community Management Survey

SocialFish

little bit about the focus of this year’s research, from the Community Roundtable’s call for survey participants (bold mine): Many of TheCR Network members and the organizations we work with struggle with some of the following questions: What is the benefit of a community strategy? From the Trenches Useful DataWhat difference does community management make?

How to Use Facebook Questions as Research Tool

Mindjumpers

However, the new tool can also be very effective, when wanting to do some research among your fans. simple, no cost option, is easy to implement, just involves a survey questionnaire. And if there is anyone who has already used this, please let me know how and what you think about Questions as a research tool. Facebook Tips business research Social Media tool

Open Research: A Framework for Social Analytics

www.web-strategist.com

We know that measurement is the the top goal inside of companies , and while I’ve published this data before, it’s important to recast it to show the important of measurement in an emerging technology set. link] Research Report: A Framework for Social Analytics | Thought Experiments [.] If you’d like to cite the graphics, please see this Flickr set. data above).

How to Uncover Meaningful Social Data

Convince & Convert

Call it the Analytics Effect: People get so hooked on cheap-and-abundant data from sources like Google Analytics that they ignore useful data from other sources. That post got me thinking: If we have research demonstrating that social media is helping people make purchasing decisions, why are we still having these furious debates over the ROI on social media?

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What New Data Tells Us About Blog Advertising

Convince & Convert

Our recent market research study identified and analyzed all sponsored content from the top 100 lifestyle bloggers, discovering new data finds and trends about blog advertising. Here are the major takeaways from this new market data, complete with an infographic breakdown. The blogging space has grown to be a major part of online publishing with a huge following and audience.

How Bloggers and Brands Create Successful Partnerships (New Research)

Convince & Convert

To shed some light on this grey area in blogger outreach, we went straight to the source: We surveyed 4,000 of the most influential bloggers on their marketing partnerships. Download the survey now. Key Takeaways from Surveying 4,000 Bloggers on Marketing. Your peer marketers are asking bloggers for the social profiles and social data when they are vetting.

In-House Counsel Use of Social Media Survey: An Interview With Greentarget’s John Corey

Myrland Marketing

The long-anticipated 2013 In-House Counsel Use of Social Media Survey conducted by Inside Counsel , Greentarget and Zeughauser Group was released today. In another blog post today, titled  Summarized: The 2013 New Media Engagement Survey , I provided a quick overview of the survey. Lee Pacchia : “This is the 3rd year for this survey. WHAT IS AN INVISIBLE USER?

The 7-Step, Data-Driven Way to Get More Traffic

Convince & Convert

So I researched the heck out of the topic to really understand the best seven-step, data-driven formula to create consistent content and set up a social media schedule that will help you reach your goals. Survey your readers to get their input. Combine your research with what you’ll bring to the table : How will your content be better? Content is data.

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How to Use Research to Create Content That Works

Convince & Convert

Tweetable Moments Finding the spicy meatball in a piece of data is key. webby2001 Tweet This Research to Resonate Tom Webster is a man of many talents. Today, he talks with Content Pros primarily as the VP of Strategy and Marketing at Edison Research. Edison Research is a custom market research company, solving problems for clients by figuring out their audience.

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. accompanied the post with the somewhat inflammatory headline - New Research: Americans Hate Social Promotions. This is not factually correct, as the survey did not ask about love vs. hate, but rather about “preference.” The Danger of Data.

A Social Network For Genetics Research: Can It Help Isolate Parkinson’s Genes?

The Realtime Report

Can social networks help with medical research? It started in 2009, when 23andMe decided to do genetic research and invited anyone diagnosed with Parkinson’s to donate their DNA sample. The company recruited people using social media, and at Parkinson’s research conferences. ”  The goal is to reach 10,000 participants, a much broader pool for genetic research.

Update Your Segmentation Model With Social Data Before It’s Too Late

Adam Cohen

Traditional customer segmentation models typically look at some combination of behavioral, attitudinal and demographic data. These models are built through survey data and can be the backbone of a sophisticated, integrated marketing program to identify, engage and activate those segments. This past week Pew Research released their 2014 Social Media Update.

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10 Reasons Market Research is Critical to Social Media

Adam Cohen

Here is a quick list of reasons to get Market Research engaged early in order to give social media (People fueled) initiatives the best chances of long term success. Tried and True Methods to Solicit Customer Feedback Industries are changing rapidly, and the need to conduct focus groups, surveys and gather feedback is too.  The CMO will also want to know the data. 5. 

All Polls and Surveys Are Not Equal

Geoff Livingston

In Washington, polls and surveys drive policy decisions, particularly around campaign season. However, several online polls and surveys last week did produce highly questionable results, and in once case, was outed as a hoax tarnishing the Microsoft Explorer brand. Launching a poll or a test on a web site is so easy now that anyone can claim to execute research. Google+ Polls.

9 Data-Driven Blog Writing Tips

Writtent Blog

Well, diving deeper into some of  the latest content  research to improve your skill set is definitely a powerful place to start! We’ve surveyed the latest research and studies to provide you with the very best. Humanize Your Data. Better marketers use data to back up their claims. Are you a self-proclaimed data nerd? ” 2. Suspense and Mystery.

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10 Insightful Marketing Charts from 2015

Convince & Convert

Now more than ever, the data at our fingertips is ripe for the harvest. But without the proper tools for processing and understanding that data, we would still be in the dark. That’s why data visualization is such a powerful tool. Infographics and gifographics aren’t just fun to look at—most of us literally wouldn’t be able to make any sense of data without them. search.

On Research, Measurement’s Oft-Forgotten Sibling

Waxing UnLyrical

However, prior to that we had a great chat with Steve King of Emergent Research , and I wanted to give you the much-delayed recap from that chat. And that is because far too many public relations practitioners still don’t understand the importance of research. After all, research is what “strategic communications&# are supposed to be based on, right? Right.

Survey says… People do pay for online content!

SocialFish

View more presentations from Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. Useful Data datalicious‘Nuff said, really.   The question is, what of your stuff is good enough to pay for? Buying and selling e-content.

Social Media Data: Time to Embrace it

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Well that day was yesterday for many of the folks at Pivotcon where I debuted a presentation on the 12 Ways to Monitize Social Media which documents many approaches to ROI in social media more importantly half of them are ways to use social data to get a great return. 2011 MarketingSherpa study confirmed this with 62% of CMO’s believing that social media will pay off for them … eventually.

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9 Data-Driven Tips for Using Images in Blog Posts

Writtent Blog

Here are some data-driven, scientific ways to boost your visual content game: 1. In fact, the average among the 100 most popular blogs in a  survey by Blog Pros was really high. Neil Patel’s research indicates that these types of visual content are super popular among users of social media. These types of informative, data-packed visual content are still definitely in.

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MUST READ new Pew survey about groups on the internet

SocialFish

There is a brand new Pew Internet Research survey out called The Social Side of the Internet which is all about the impact of the internet on GROUP-FORMING. There’s lots of data in here about internet users joining groups, including associations. Featured Useful Data dataliciousSee what you think. Check out the report here.

[DATA] Social Business Benchmarking Report

SocialFish

I’m a member of the Society for New Communications Research (SNCR) and they have just posted preliminary results of the Social Business Benchmarking Survey, conducted with the Leaders Network run by Vanessa DiMauro, whom you may know as a fellow contributor with me on Social Business News. The survey is ongoing, you can complete it here. Useful Data

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10 Cheap Survey Tools for Bloggers Who Want Answers

ProBlogger

And the best to do that is with a survey. How can surveys help you? This will help you create surveys, but it won’t help you get to those breakthrough insights that will turn your posts into reader magnets. To do that you need to know information like this: Demographics: A survey will tell you who’s reading your blog. Content: A survey will tell you what kinds of content your readers like. Do they like practical articles or more research-based posts? Products: A survey will also tell you what kinds of products your readers may be interested in.

Survey: Twitter Less than 1% of Traffic to Newspapers and.

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk Survey: Twitter Less than 1% of Traffic to Newspapers and Magazines; Facebook 1% by Adam Sherk on March 2, 2010 For my presentation on Twitter Marketing Tactics at SMX West this week I wanted to get a sense of just how much traffic Twitter is driving to major news sites. The highs for Facebook and Digg were 2% and 7.2%