35 Stupendous Social Networking Facts and Stats
AUGUST 11, 2015
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]
Convince & Convert
SEPTEMBER 7, 2014
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
JULY 27, 2016
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
MARCH 14, 2012
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
Convince & Convert
MARCH 20, 2012
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!
Adidas Teams With Champs Sports To Create Instagram Mini Series
The Realtime Report
JULY 24, 2014
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
DECEMBER 5, 2011
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!
DECEMBER 3, 2011
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
MARCH 4, 2010
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
The Realtime Report
JULY 10, 2014
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.
Behind the Curtain of a Sports Social Media Giant
Convince & Convert
AUGUST 2, 2013
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)
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
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?
Twitter, Vine, Periscope Debut Rio 2016 Features
AUGUST 2, 2016
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.
Social Networking Online and Non-Profit Organizations | Freelance.
Freelance Social Media
MAY 26, 2009
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 to Live-Stream Two New NBA Shows
JULY 19, 2016
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.
US Mobile Ad Spending Will Top $4 Billion in 2012
The Realtime Report
DECEMBER 27, 2012
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.
Facebook to Debut Canvas Organic Page Posts June 22
JUNE 20, 2016
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
JUNE 10, 2016
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 Teams Up With GLAAD, MLB on Spirit Day Emoji
OCTOBER 19, 2016
The social network announced that it teamed up with GLAAD and Major League Baseball on the initiative, and starting Thursday, users who incorporate the #SpiritDay hashtag into their tweets will see the emoji included. TwitterOpen president Jim Halloran added in a blog post that MLB vice president of social responsibility and inclusion Billy Bean will wear a special purple #SpiritDay T-shirt to game five of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium Thursday. Twitter is marking Spirit Day Thursday (Oct. 20) with a custom purple hashtag-triggered emoji.
Twitter Begins Application Process for Verified Accounts
JULY 19, 2016
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
AUGUST 12, 2016
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.
30 Resources and Tips for Using Pinterest to Market Your Business
FEBRUARY 18, 2012
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
AUGUST 5, 2013
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
Buzz Marketing for Technology
SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
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?
DHL and F1: Proving Sponsorship Value with Social Listening and Image Recognition
MAY 12, 2016
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.
As Twitter Locks Out Developers, a New Site Welcomes Them
SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
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
Health And Fitness Apps See 62% Increase In Usage In Last Six Months
The Realtime Report
JUNE 24, 2014
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 Guide to Marketing on Tumblr
JUNE 14, 2012
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.
2016 NBA Finals on Facebook, Twitter
JUNE 20, 2016
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.
The Magic Number
Social Media Marketing
JULY 23, 2011
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?
Copa América Centenario 2016 on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Vine, Periscope
JUNE 3, 2016
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.
Facebook Debuts Featured Events on iOS App in 10 U.S. Cities
JUNE 27, 2016
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.
A Look Into Why People Share on Social Media
Ignite Social Media
JULY 13, 2016
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.
Mobile Social Networking Growing
Freelance Social Media
JANUARY 14, 2009
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
JUNE 15, 2016
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
Periscope Live Videos, Highlights Can Be Monetized via Twitter Amplify
SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
The social network announced in a blog post that live video broadcasts and highlights on Periscope can now be monetized, and it detailed the initial campaign in the program, focused on the U.S. When he started Periscoping during the Wimbledon Championships , it was clear to us that is a change in how people will watch sports. All of this will be live on Periscope and Twitter.
The Washington Post Proves You Can’t Trust the Media
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
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.
4 Reasons You Suffer From Social Burnout
NOVEMBER 25, 2014
Being social is hard work; it means that you have to feel passionate about what you do, it means you have to want to connect with like minded people, it means wanting to give more than receive. Humans are social beings. When it comes to sports team we can be passionate, when it comes to friends we want to talk to them, when it comes to family we want to give them love.
Rio 2016: 285 Million Facebook Video Viewers, 139 Million Facebook Live Views
AUGUST 26, 2016
The social network’s Facebook Live prospered from the events in Rio de Janeiro, as well, with 139 million views throughout the games. BBC Sport. Posted by BBC Sport on Saturday, August 13, 2016. Facebook Web Video 2016 Summer Olympic Games BBC Sport Brazil Facebook Live Great Britain Livestreaming Michael Phelps Olympic Games Olympics Opening Ceremony Parade of Nations Puerto Rico Rio 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics U.K. The 2016 Summer Olympic Games spurred 285 million unique video viewers on Facebook, with 59 percent of those under the age of 35.
Death of Muhammad Ali Shakes Up Facebook, Twitter World
JUNE 7, 2016
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.