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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.

Twitter, Sky Sports Reach Deal for Premier League Highlights, Goals

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Live video streaming was a key point of discussion during Twitter’s second-quarter-2016 earnings call Tuesday, and it didn’t take the social network long to ink another pact. Sky News  reported that Twitter reached an agreement with Sky Sports  to live-stream soccer highlights and goals from the Premier League. Sky News reported, and Theo Luke , head of Twitter Amplify  for Europe, the Middle East and Africa told Sky News: We can’t think of a better way to continue the momentous summer of sport on Twitter than live Premier League video clips.

NASCAR appeals to more than just Sports Fans!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

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 Accounts for 1 in 4 Minutes Spent Online in Europe

The Realtime Report

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

The Realtime Report

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.

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

SocMed Sean

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 Future of Social: Networks

Spin Sucks

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?

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

The Realtime Report

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.

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.

Behind the Curtain of a Sports Social Media Giant

Convince & Convert

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Twitter Begins Application Process for Verified Accounts

SocialTimes Twitter

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.

Rio 2016, Week One: Michael Phelps Wins Facebook Gold

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Michael Phelps  was the most-talked-about Olympic athlete on the social network during the first week of competition, while swimming was the most discussed event, and Canada was the top country discussing Rio 2016 in terms of percentage of monthly active users. Events Facebook 2016 Summer Olympic Games Brazil Canada Gabby Douglas Gymnastics MAUs Michael Phelps Mónica Puig Monthly active users Olympic Games Olympics Rio 2016 Rio de Janeiro Rugby Ryan Lochte Simone Biles Sports Summer Olympics Swimming U.K. Week one’s most-talked-about athletes on Facebook were: Phelps.

US Mobile Ad Spending Will Top $4 Billion in 2012

The Realtime Report

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.

Copa América Centenario 2016 on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Vine, Periscope

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Facebook and Instagram teamed up with the event’s broadcasters— Fox Sports  in the U.S. Fox Sports will present multiple highlights of each game in real-time on Facebook and Instagram, along with postgame recaps, and the network will turn to live-streaming feature Facebook Live  during pregame and postgame shows. debut. Bolivia: @FBF_futbol. Brazil: @CBF_Futebol. Peru: @TuFPF.

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.

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?

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.

10 Reasons Brands Fail to Convert Facebook Fans into Paying Customers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

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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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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2016 NBA Finals on Facebook, Twitter

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook said the 2015-16 NBA Finals  was the most talked about ever on the social network, tallying more than 269 million posts, likes, shares and comments from some 43 million users. The social network added that this Facebook Live  video of the Cavaliers’ locker-room celebration  had been viewed more than 5.5 As for Twitter, Andrew Barge , who works on sports partnerships for the social network, said in a blog post  that some 24.2 Posted by Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, June 19, 2016. million tweets. Irving. Kevin Love. Draymond Green.

Facebook Debuts Featured Events on iOS App in 10 U.S. Cities

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Josh Constine  of TechCrunch  reported on the launch of the feature, saying that the events  are curated by Facebook employees, and categories include art, entertainment, family, festival, fitness, food and drink, learning, community, music and sports. As for why the social network is not planning a stand-alone events application, Koolwal told Constine: The cost to installing an app is high. Facebook iOS  users in 10 cities in the U.S. gained access to a new Featured Events feature Monday. Constine reported. Screenshot courtesy of Josh Constine, TechCrunch.

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

The Realtime Report

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.

A Complete Guide to Twitter’s Q2 2016 Earnings Call

SocialTimes Twitter

The social network posted revenue of $602 million, up 20 percent compared with the second quarter of 2015, with ad revenue of $535 million up 18 percent year-over-year. And also social commentary–anyone can comment about what’s happening now and share their thoughts, and sometimes those go into conversations. We are the place for news and social commentary.

Death of Muhammad Ali Shakes Up Facebook, Twitter World

SocialTimes Facebook

The death of former heavyweight boxing champion and cultural icon Muhammad Ali  last Friday jolted the sports world, along with Facebook and Twitter. Facebook said in a blog post by Evan Shugerman , who works on sports partnerships for the social network and Instagram, and data scientist Dustin Cable  that in the first 24 hours after Ali’s death, 48 million users were responsible for more than 110 interactions (posts, comments, likes, shares) on Facebook. Turkey. Australia. Canada. Italy. India. Pakistan. Germany. Ireland. Muhammad Ali: 5,639,220. goat: 183,615.

A Look Into Why People Share on Social Media

Ignite Social Media

And you know this is the tip of the iceberg in terms of how much information the world is sharing in social media. That’s just not part of normal face-to-face socializing, and in some cases, maybe even inappropriate. Fortunately, there are a couple of incredibly interesting and insightful research studies that have been published that explore why people share on social media.

A Guide to Marketing on Tumblr

Mindjumpers

Thanks to these functions, Tumblr has a social structure that allows you to connect with your target group on a level that can be hard to achieve on other blogging platforms. As with any other social platform attended for marketing, you should set up a strategy for your brand’s use of a Tumblr blog. Combining UX With Your Social Media Profiles. Tumblr’s functionalities.

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The Magic Number

Social Media Marketing

For example, in programming , sports , chemistry , physics , or even The Price is Right. But in the world of social networks, to me it means how many platforms and sites can you keep up with before it's simply too much? Now, with the advent of Google+ coming online, we potentially have four major social networks to track and interact on. What's your magic number?

The Washington Post Proves You Can’t Trust the Media

Geoff Livingston

This is true of small and large media outlets alike, as evidenced by a series of stories produced by the Washington Post ‘s sports section in the past two weeks. The news that Bud Black was hired as the Nationals Manager — a story reported by the Washington Post’s James Wagner and then echoed across every sports rag in the country — was wrong.

Mobile Social Networking Growing

Freelance Social Media

Social Links Freelance Social Media Social Media Tips and Marketing Blog Home About Contact Subscribe Mobile Social Networking Growing by cinta5 on January 14, 2009 The percentage of mobile phone users who said they accessed social networks from their handset jumped 182% from September 2007 to October 2008, according to a study conducted by The Kelsey Group and ConStat.

Facebook Debuts Keepy Up on Messenger Soccer Game

SocialTimes Facebook

The social network released a similar basketball game for Messenger  in March, and it said in its email that more than 1 billion games were played in fewer than 90 days. Apps Facebook Android basketball Copa América Centenario 2016 Emoji emojis Facebook Messenger football games Gaming iOS Keepy Up on Messenger messenger soccer Sports UEFA EURO 2016

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How to Optimize your Paid Search with Social Media

Buzz Marketing for Technology

So we potentially have a large sports audience as a segment of our brand, right? When I put a search term into Google, typically eight of the top 10 results are social because consumers are creating enough content for that to happen. The great thing about using social media data for topic discovery is you can see all of those searches connected together. Technology.