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35 Stupendous Social Networking Facts and Stats

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Though “social media” broadly encompasses a variety of platforms including blogs (WordPress, Medium, Tumblr), content sharing (YouTube, SlideShare, Instagram), and content curation (Scoop.It, Triberr, Paper.li), the term is nearly synonymous to many for the big social networks. Facebook is of course (by far) the largest social network. TechCrunch ). 3.

Which Social Network is Your Pro Sports League [infographic]

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Read the whole entry. » Social Media Strategy facebook linkedin pinterest pro sports social networks twitter This is a happy day, as NFL football is BACK.

Newest Installment in Facebook Live Ad Campaign Focuses on Sports

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The multiplatform advertising campaign backing Facebook Live  added a new television spot Monday focused on sports. Facebook said in a blog post Monday that 650 million of its users are connected to at least one sports page, adding that Facebook Live videos spur 10 times more comments than non-live videos. FacebookLiveSportsTVAd from SocialTimes on Vimeo. NBAChampions. CampionsFCB.

NASCAR appeals to more than just Sports Fans!

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The audience that follows NASCAR racing is a very loyal bunch of followers that average over 30 Million, which is on par with many sporting events such as the Stanley Cup, the World Series, and the NBA Championship. As expected what we found in the social data was quite interesting. Recently a client of Networked Insights approached us about.

Social Networking Spam – 5 Rules for Marketers

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Josh Mackey is General Manager at PeekAnalytics , a Social Audience Measurement Platform. More importantly, a family man and sport loving Aussie who loves life). There has been a lot of talk recently about social networking spam – inactive and bogus accounts on social platforms. Social Networking Spam - You Are What You Tweet. Mmm bacon!

Social Networking Accounts for 1 in 4 Minutes Spent Online in Europe

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For those 397 million Europeans, social networking now accounts for 1 in 4 minutes spent online. 50% visited sports sites and newspaper sites. Social Media Statistics Comscore EU5 Europe social networking statisticsThe average European consumer spends more than a day (25.9 hours) online every month, according to a new report by comScore.

Adidas Teams With Champs Sports To Create Instagram Mini Series

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Following their impressive World Cup ad campaign, Adidas has teamed up with Champs Sports to create four different online shows that will air only on Champs Sport’s Instagram page. According to Scott Burton, director of marketing for Champs Sports, the duo’s target demographic is male, high school varsity athletes, and the decision to create 15-second clips on Instagram was an attempt to generate more sharable, rewatchable and memorable content (AdWeek). adicolorTV  first debuted last Friday and at least 25 episodes will run on Instagram over a six week period.

The Future of Social: Networks

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During the past few years, social media has been an individual sport: A way to put out your shingle and start making a name for yourself. While groups, businesses and associations can all leverage the tools, there is often the feeling that social media has been meant to level the playing field rather than support traditional hierarchy. So what is changing? So what’s next?

[Infographic] Facebook Is NOT The Largest Online Social Network, Email Still Rules!

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Contrary to popular belief, Facebook is NOT the largest social network on the planet. So the numbers are clear that more transactions are sent via email every day, but is email really a social network? Business deals, holiday parties, family gatherings, sporting events, humorous content, and yes…even sex. That honor still goes to email. Absolutely!

The Top 20 Health and Fitness Social Networks

Direct Marketing Observations

One of my clients, a very large sports drink company, has indirectly nudged me into taking a look at the state of what I drink, and ea, on a daily basis. The offshoot of this has been that I have been paying a lot of attention to the health and fitness social space. With that being said, in my opinion, here are the best social networks for health and fitness that I’ve found.

Most-Tweeted Sports Event In History: Germany vs. Brazil

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Though the 2014 World Cup action has begun to die down, now with only two teams remaining, the social media frenzy surrounding the tournament has not. During Tuesday’s semi-final match, where Germany dominated host nation Brazil with a 7-1 victory, tweets reached a peak volume of 530,166 tweets per minute – making it the most talked about sporting event in Twitter history.

Twitter Monetizes Exclusive NBA Livestreamed Shows

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Livestreamed sports programming on Twitter is being monetized for the first time, as American Express and JBL Harman reached an agreement for ad inventory during the National Basketball Association ’s original fare for the social network. The Starters Twitter Show  is livestreamed on Twitter Tuesdays at 11 a.m. ET, hosted by J.E. hosted by Ben Lyons and Ro Parrish.

Behind the Curtain of a Sports Social Media Giant

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Bryan Srabian , Director of Social Media for the San Francisco Giants , joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss dedicating a physical space to social, basing an editorial calendar on the baseball game schedule, and how to handle rivalries in the Twittersphere. This week: From ExactTarget , a free ebook called The Mathematics of Social Marketing. Holy Social.

Twitter’s Verified Accounts Application Process (Infographic)

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Verified accounts debuted on the social network in 2009 , and Twitter’s July announcement paved the way for potential verified accounts in categories such as music, television, film, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, sports and business. Readers: Have any of you submitted applications to have your Twitter accounts verified?

A Complete Guide to Facebook’s Q3 2016 Financial Results, Earnings Call

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Beat the Street, indeed: Facebook’s third-quarter-2016 financial results exceeded Wall Street’s projections across the board, and the social network now boasts 1.79 The social network’s September average of 1.09 66 percent of Facebook’s MAUs visit the social network every day. In most social apps today, a text box is still the default way we share.

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Social Networking Online and Non-Profit Organizations | Freelance.

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Social Links Freelance Social Media Social Media Tips and Marketing Blog Home About Contact Subscribe Social Networking Online and Non-Profit Organizations by Meghan on May 26, 2009 As budgets and fundraising levels for non-profits get smaller, more organizations are turning to using social networking online as an essential part of their overall marketing strategy.

RIP: Social Media Networks & Features that Died in 2016

Ignite Social Media

The social media space saw many changes as well. Social media networks constantly have to improve and evolve in order to stay relevant. This post will revisit some of the social media networks and channel features that didn’t make it to 2017. Meerkat was another social platform that went under in 2016. Twitter as a Social Network. Meerkat.

Facebook in Talks for Exclusive Video Content (Report)

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Peter Kafka  of Recode  reported that the social network is negotiating with television studios and other video providers to license content including scripted shows, game shows and sports. Our goal is to kick-start an ecosystem of partner content for the tab, so we’re exploring funding some seed video content–including original and licensed scripted, unscripted and sports content–that takes advantage of mobile and the social interaction unique to Facebook. Readers: What are your thoughts on Facebook’s move toward original content?

US Mobile Ad Spending Will Top $4 Billion in 2012

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sports grew 417%. Just under 3 in 10 (28%) of mobile ads sent viewers to social media actions. eMarketer speculates that the incorporation of “native” ad formats in social media may have helped drive the high growth of ad spending.  Do you agree? Mobile advertising spending will total more than $4 billion by the end of 2012, according to eMarketer estimates.

Twitter, Vine, Periscope Debut Rio 2016 Features

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detailed the social network’s and apps’ Rio 2016 features in a blog post. There are also more than 50 other Olympics and sports emojis, which can be triggered by hashtags in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish, and Moreira added that the #Rio2016  and #Olympics  hashtags also work in Japanese, Korean and Arabic. The top three sports were basketball, volleyball and swimming.

Twitter to Live-Stream Two New NBA Shows

SocialTimes Twitter

The social network and the league announced an expanded content partnership Tuesday that will bring a new weekly pregame show to Twitter, along with a second show, for which the details have not yet been worked out. The shows will be created through the NBA Digital partnership with Turner Sports , and the league’s pact with Twitter also extends the Amplify  program between the two partners, with more video content coming for Twitter, Vine  and Periscope. Twitter’s live-video-streaming  pond added a big fish: the National Basketball Association. PhantomCam player arrivals.

Twitter Serves Up Emoji, Stickers for Australian Open

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Jonno Simpson , who works on sports partnerships for Twitter, said in a blog post  that this year’s Australian Open is the first Grand Slam tennis tournament to get its own stickers on the social network. Twitter #AusOpen Australian Open Emoji emojis Grand Slam Hashtag Triggered Emoji Hashtag-Triggered Emojis Hashtags Jonno Simpson Sports stickers tennis

Fore! Twitter to Livestream Early Round PGA Tour Tournament Play

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Early round action from  PGA Tour  tournaments will be livestreamed exclusively on Twitter as part of a partnership between the golf organization and the social network. Streaming PGA Tour Live programming to Twitter’s global audience, as well as the millions of users who follow @PGATOUR and hundreds of PGA Tour player accounts, will provide new and innovative ways for sports fans to engage with our premium OTT offering. Enjoying @PGATOURLIVE ? There's more live golf coming to Twitter in 2017. TwitterSports https://t.co/5QoHZ0vecI 5QoHZ0vecI pic.twitter.com/SGs2oFk3YW.

Nielsen Social Content Ratings, Week of Nov. 28: The Voice Is Heard

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NBC reality competition show The Voice  topped the Nielsen Social Content Ratings  for TV series and specials for the week of Nov. Meanwhile, three college football games (two of them conference championships) and one classic soccer rivalry match cut into the National Football League ’s dominance of the sports category. The Voice led the week with 1.177 million total interactions across Facebook and Twitter, followed by NBC’s presentation of Christmas in Rockefeller Center (957,000) and AMC’s The Walking Dead (846,000). The Voice logo courtesy of The Voice Twitter page.

Rio 2016 Tops Twitter in 2016

SocialTimes Twitter

Chief marketing officer Leslie Berland  delivered the social network’s wrap-up of 2016 in a blog post , saying that the top 10 global trends on Twitter for 2016 were: 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The 2016 Summer Olympic Games  was the most-discussed topic on Twitter during 2016. presidential election. Pokemon Go. Euro 2016. Academy Awards. Brexit. Black Lives Matter. Donald Trump.

Facebook to Debut Canvas Organic Page Posts June 22

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The social network introduced Canvas for iOS and Android smartphones in February. The social network added that once a Canvas is created, its URL can be pasted into a page post, adding that once Canvas has been used once by a page, that page’s Pages Composer menu will feature a “Create a Canvas” option in its drop-down menu. football France Germany healthcare India iOS Italy Men's Shoes mexico Miami Dolphins mobile My Pooch Face National Football League NFL Nonprofits page administrators page posts Pages Pages Composer SGK Landscapes Shoes Sports Thailand Turkey U.K.

30 Resources and Tips for Using Pinterest to Market Your Business

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Sports memorabilia, carnival glass, stuffed animals, you name it. Pinterest , the new social-media darling, took note of this behavior and created an easy-to-use site where people can share their interests in the form of pictures. just started playing around with the platform, collecting images about social media and marketing and other topics. . People like to collect things.

101 Vital Social Media and Digital Marketing Statistics for (the Rest of) 2013

Webbiquity SMM

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). For example, 93% of marketers use social media for business. But how do marketers and consumers view social media differently? How do top executives use social media?

10 Reasons Brands Fail to Convert Facebook Fans into Paying Customers

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Posted in Commerce Facebook Interactive Marketing Sales Social Media Social Networking Strategy. As excited as marketers may get about shiny new objects— especially social media objects—they‘re often reluctant to spend money on developing new efforts for them. NASCAR appeals to more than just Sports Fans! So, why aren’t brands able to capitalize on that?

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Cubs Win 2016 World Series, and Twitter and Facebook Explode

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25 through Nov. 2, 33 million users were responsible for more than 150 million interactions on the social network. Andrew Barge , who works on sports partnerships for Twitter, said in a blog post  that the three top World Series moments in terms of tweets per minute, all during Wednesday night’s game, were: Game seven ends and the Cubs win the World Series. Kris Bryant.

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NFL Teams on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, Weeks 10-12

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Social marketing firm Unmetric  analyzed all of the NFL teams on the three social networks from Nov. Other findings by Unmetric  included: The Cowboys also posted a clean sweep of likes and comments across the three social networks during weeks 10 through 12 of the NFL season. Readers: How is your favorite NFL team faring? Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Twitter Begins Application Process for Verified Accounts

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Twitter Tuesday rolled out an online application process for verified accounts , giving individuals and organizations the chance to join the social network’s nearly 187,000 accounts with the blue badge icon. Twitter said the verification application will be available globally later this week, offering as examples of potential verified accounts those in categories such as music, television, film, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, sports and business. Confirmed email address. Biography. Profile photo. Website URL. Tweets set to public.

Health And Fitness Apps See 62% Increase In Usage In Last Six Months

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Over the past two years, there have also been various innovative health and fitness apps integrated with major social networks. Such integration has inspired other fitness-based social networks including  Fitocracy , Daily Mile , and Traineo. Usage of health and fitness apps has grown exponentially since 2013.

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As Twitter Locks Out Developers, a New Site Welcomes Them

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It was the first social network I used to really engage and connect with people and it’ll always be my first love. Without the social network, I would have never met some of these people and the idea makes me very sad. I’ve always contended Twitter wouldn’t last forever. Social Media Twitter API app.net developers ifttt social networking

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NFL Teams on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, Weeks 13-15

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Social marketing firm Unmetric  analyzed all of the NFL teams on the three social networks from Nov. The Cowboys tallied the most likes across the three social networks, as well as the most comments on Facebook and Twitter, with the New York Giants  taking the Instagram comments title. 29 through Dec. Readers: How is your favorite NFL team faring?

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Twitter, Facebook Suit Up for UEFA EURO 2016

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Barthelemy Collin , who works on sports partnerships for Twitter, highlighted that social network’s #EURO2016 efforts in a blog post , and they include special emojis , letting soccer fans on Twitter determine the color of the Eiffel Tower ’s lights each night, users submitting questions for each game’s Man of the Match, exclusive insider content and a dedicated Vine  channel.

Facebook Prepping Instant Games Platform for Messenger?

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Tom Dotan of The Information  reported that the social network is already privately testing Instant Games, which would allow Messenger users to play “asynchronous” games with friends, where they take turns and are not playing at the same time. Facebook declined to comment on the reports. Readers: Would you like to see Facebook launch Instant Games for Messenger?

Camera Effects: Facebook Users (in Some Countries) Can Create Custom Profile Picture Frames

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The social network launched its Camera Effects  feature in Colombia, Mexico, Taiwan, the U.K. The social network provided instructions for using the feature on the Camera Effects page : Make a frame in your favorite design tool. Facebook is allowing users in select countries to create custom profile picture frames  that can be shared and used by other users, as well.

DHL and F1: Proving Sponsorship Value with Social Listening and Image Recognition

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But despite this vast expenditure, measuring the ROI of sponsorship remains a tricky business , especially with social media changing the game when it comes to measuring the reach of a brand or logo. We’ve previously written about how brands can get some idea of sponsorship ROI through using text-based social listening. This makes the true value of sponsorship very hard to judge.

Winners of First-Ever Twitter Awards

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter Thursday announced the winners of its first-ever Twitter Awards , recognizing original and creative advertising on the social network. Twitter said NASCAR set the record for the largest social media spike in history. The gold winners in each category were: #LIVE award: Ready, Set, Race , NASCAR , by Ogilvy & Mather. Cool suit @DaleJr ! 500th tweet of these hashtags wins his #DAYTONA500 fire suit! Rules: https://t.co/lB97h16f1T lB97h16f1T pic.twitter.com/0hE41rAJOS. — NASCAR (@NASCAR) February 21, 2016. This weekend, #LiveInTheMovies with Airbnb. https://t.co/lvcw7smzTe.

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