35 Stupendous Social Networking Facts and Stats

Webbiquity SMM

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. And with Google+ being deprecated , social networking now primarily means the “big three” of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, plus Pinterest now at #4.

Four Points to Remember When Adopting a New Social Network

Waxing UnLyrical

While I haven’t given in to the craze yet, it’s impossible to ignore its meteoric rise in the world of social media, not just within our industry but in mainstream adoption. Social Media and marketing teams have been scrambling to figure out a strategy for Pinterest , and rightfully so – it’s a force to be reckoned with from a branding and a business-driving perspective. Here are some questions to ask yourself as you develop a strategy for social networks, both new and old.

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Social Networking For a Cause: The Power of Online Communities

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials Social Networking For a Cause: The Power of Online Communities I’d like to use this blog post to step out of our social-networking-for-business mentality and talk a little bit about using social networking for special causes. Please also use the “share&# button to let your networks know how they can help.

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. Other popular online activities among European consumers include: 3 in 4 visited a retail site. Mobile and tablets are also making headway in the European market – particular in the UK, where over 16% of online traffic comes from non-computer devices. Social Media Statistics Comscore EU5 Europe social networking statistics

Social Networking Stats: Reddit Earns 56 Billion Pageviews in 2013, #RLTM Scoreboard

The Realtime Report

The #RLTM Scoreboard: Social Networking Stats for the Week. if you have additional updates, or a social network that you feel should be on the list. . Will Reddit’s niche market – with users that are notoriously wary of heavy advertising - respond well to this venture into e-commerce? Social Media Statistics Reddit social networking statistics Facebook: 1.19 billion monthly active users. via Facebook. YouTube.

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How Retailers Can Use Pinterest To Boost Holiday Sales

Firebelly

People approach Pinterest ready to shop more than they do on any other social network. The post How Retailers Can Use Pinterest To Boost Holiday Sales appeared first on Firebelly | Social Media Marketing & Management Company. Pinterest Social Media MarketingHow can you take advantage of this to boost holiday sales? Add the Pin It button to your website.

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Report: How Social Marketing Works for Retail Brands [Report]

Mindjumpers

Tweet In late June, I wrote about ComScore’s second report called “The Power of Like 2 – How Social Marketing Works” and how it’s not just about getting likes, but rather about creating engagement and interacting with fans. Now, I would like to follow up on that post as ComScore has recently released their third report: “The Power of Like Europe – How Social Marketing Works for Retail Brands”. The State of the Internet Marketing World [Statistics].

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How Sprouts Farmers Market is Serving Up Social Retail Success

Convince & Convert

danafromAZ Tweet This Find the Love Sprouts Farmers Market is growing quickly. Dana and her team use social to make these launches as successful as they can possibly be. One of their challenges that social can help overcome comes from expanding to new regions. And of course, there is no shortage of natural food tips, recipes, and photos on Sprouts’ social feeds. Contests like this one get customers involved and active , both in the social sphere and in real life.

Are You Skilling the First Step of Your Daily Social Networking.

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials Are You Skipping the First Step of Your Daily Social Networking Maintenance? Daily Social Networking Tasks: It’s not all about content blasting. Sometimes we are overly anxious to jump online and start posting or sometimes we just don’t have a lot of time and a very important task of social networking maintenance falls by the wayside.

6 Challenges Brick and Mortar Retailers Need to Master Before 2020

Pixlee

Retail shopping has been permanently changed by internet culture. This combined with the presence of giant ecommerce corporations like Amazon and AliExpress has forced retailers to understand that shopping is no longer a simple errand but rather an experience for consumers. Is this leading to a retail-apocalypse? Many investors are dumping retail stocks as the bankruptcies of retail stores continue to rise. Don’t Neglect Digital Marketing.

How Social Media Changes Retail Storefronts

Ari Herzog

There is a trend among small business marketing in stores. I was taught that the area closest to door handles was more valuable then retail space on 5th Avenue. I see merchants show off what social networks they are on and what mobile technologies you can use inside the store. Small businesses have increased their social media and digital presence online and are now taking it to the brick and motar level in some very traditional ways.

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SortPrice Store Facebook Application Tops 1000 Retailers

Bill Hartzer

Proving yet again a real commitment to opening new avenues of success for online merchants everywhere, comparison shopping engine SortPrice.com has now built virtual stores for more than 1,000 retailers through its Merchant Store application on Facebook. Tags: Social Media

Foundations for integrated digital marketing

Sherrilynne Starkie

This ancient Chinese proverb still holds true in today’s marketing world. There are literally thousands of marketing platforms, apps, channels, networks and formats. Ok, so what is integrated digital marketing? Shared Media : This is social media.

Friendgiftr Lets You Send Gift Cards on Any Social Network or Social Media Website

Bill Hartzer

You can now use the same social network or social media website that you are on all day long to buy and send gift cards online securely. E-commerce startup Friendgiftr is the first to launch a special new service that lets you send gift cards through your favorite social network.

How to add Social Networking Buttons to Your Email Signature in.

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials How to add Social Networking Buttons to Your Email Signature in Outlook 1st Ta sk: Downloading the Icons to Your Desktop Go to [link]. In the Address bar, type the URL (don’t forget the [link] of the social media site that corresponds with the icon you have selected. Happy networking!

THE BEST SOCIAL NETWORK FOR LAWYERS, OR ANYONE, IS….

Myrland Marketing

The question had to do with a recommendation for the most effective online social network for lawyers. I’ve spent the past 2 years studying the Social Web in depth, even going through Certification last year because of my passion for this area. Now it’s all social media.

The Modern Guide to Social Media for Retail

Sprout Social

It might feel counterintuitive, but 90% of shoppers turn to social media for retail and often look for help with buying decisions. With that shift, consumers paved a new purchase journey for retailers to follow. Unlike the marketers of retail past, advances in technology gifted you with the unique opportunity to engage shoppers at every step of that journey—at home, on the go and in-store. At its most basic, social media is a marketing and sales tool.

How to Increase Cyber Monday and Holiday Sales with Social Media Marketing

Pam Moore

Many business and marketing leaders miss out on tapping into the power of the online shopping holidays and events to increase sales, brand awareness and most importantly connect with their audience. Too many times they think it's just for the big online and offline retailers. Even if you don't plan to participate in Cyber Monday or Holiday sales this year, you can leverage these tips to help get your online presence and social media platforms in tip top shape for the new year!

Klout and Peerindex – social network loyalty cards?

The Way of the Web

And here’s where the loyalty card element comes in: Supermarkets and social networks: The basics of the supermarket loyalty card are pretty simple. You share your data on frequency of visits and what you have purchased with the retailer, and in return they give you some rewards in savings or additional offers. The hook with Klout and Peerindex is that you tend to receive awards if you reach a certain level of influence, which requires you to use specific networks.

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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. Increase use of video marketing? What will likely be the hot trends in social media over the next couple of years? The recent 72 Fascinating Social Media Stats post on JeffBullas.com was one of my post popular guest posts ever, so here is an entirely new set of social media stats, facts and research findings.

How to Measure PR and Marketing Outcomes on Snapchat

Waxing UnLyrical

Leah Fein-Roque , who specializes in tech PR and digital marketing understands the Snapchat appeal personally: “I have a 21, 19 and 16 year old using it mostly for everything including texting. Despite Fein’s experience, it appears that Snapchat is a closed alternative to Facebook or Instagram for social communication. PlayStation Social Media Strategist Genny Harrison says that the gaming community hasn’t found Snapchat as useful to build community as other industries have. “In

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A Realistic Look at Digital Marketing ROI

Ignite Social Media

I’ve been working on nothing but social media marketing for brands since 2007 and one thing hasn’t changed. Brands are still typically in search of digital marketing ROI. Many brands want to know that if they invest, for example, $20,000 in a marketing program, they are going to drive more than $20,000 in sales. Key Takeaways: Digital marketing ROI is getting harder to achieve on social media in part because so many new brands have flooded social networks.

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20 Tips to Seriously Increase Cyber Monday and Holiday Online Sales

Pam Moore

Many business and marketing leaders miss out on tapping into the power of the online shopping holidays and events to increase sales, brand awareness and most importantly connect with their audience. Too many times they think it's just for the big online and offline retailers.

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You Should Really be Using Instagram Stories in Your Marketing Mix

Waxing UnLyrical

During the last couple of years, several trends have impacted the way businesses carry out social media marketing. Generally speaking, marketers tend to focus on high-quality images and videos, alongside posts that have the potential to go viral. This article will focus on outlining the importance of Instagram Stories, how marketers use the feature, and how effective it is for achieving marketing goals. Guest post by Alex Slichnyi.

10 Reasons Market Research is Critical to Social Media

Adam Cohen

It happens in all industries, but lately I’ve seen retail companies keep their “Consumer Insight&# group focused on traditional insight like mall traffic patterns and planograms. People are the fuel behind social media, which is really just tools and tactics.

Social Media Marketing and Darwin: Evolution or Irrelevance

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Consumers have evolved even faster with the advent of high-speed Internet-enabled mobile devices and social media. Have your marketing efforts evolved with them? Marketing at the peak of the television era was relatively simple. Everyone is clamoring for consumers’ attention, from TV and Web content they’re genuinely interested in, to an onslaught of thoughts and activities of friends and relatives, posted via every social media channel.

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?), How are consumers and b2b decision makers using social media in their buying processes?

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. of all marketers love blog posts about marketing statistics. 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). How do top executives use social media?

20 Tips to Seriously Increase Cyber Monday and Holiday Online Sales

Pam Moore

Many business and marketing leaders miss out on tapping into the power of the online shopping holidays and events to increase sales, brand awareness and most importantly connect with their audience. Too many times they think it's just for the big online and offline retailers. Even if you don't plan to participate in Cyber Monday or Holiday sales this year, you can leverage these tips to help get your online presence and social media platforms in tip top shape for the new year!

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5 Social Media Tactics to Enhance Your 2020 Holiday Marketing Strategy

Ignite Social Media

The holiday season has traditionally been the largest revenue generator of the year for major brands and retailers, but 2020 has marketers taking their typical playbooks and throwing them out the window. 5 Social Media Tactics for your Holiday Marketing Strategy.

Facebook Poke vs. Snapchat: New Marketing Channels?

Mindjumpers

The apps allow the users to send each other videos, photos or message that, unlike the majority of the content producing social networks, will “self-destruct” within few seconds after being viewed. A counterbalance to the constant self-portrayal and online identity creation enabled and reinforced by social media. Though quickly being used for sexting more than anything else, the network also presents a great engagement opportunity for brands.

How an Instagram Account May Be a Game Changer in Promoting Your Business

Postcron

Instagram is one of the companies that’s at the forefront of encouraging the use of visual content as a marketing tool. Getting real Instagram followers should be a substantial part of every business’s marketing strategy. Instagram has the highest engagement rates of any social media network. In other words, your audience doesn’t just see your ads, they interact with them and are more likely to remember them than on any other social media channel.

The Ultimate Guide to Pinterest Marketing 

Later

Are you getting the most out of your Pinterest marketing strategy? . So if you’re not seeing results from your efforts, now’s the time to knuckle down and invest in your Pinterest marketing strategy. . Here’s our Ultimate Guide to Pinterest Marketing: Table of Contents: The Power of Pinterest Marketing for Business. How to Use Analytics to Tailor Your Pinterest Marketing Strategy. The Power of Pinterest Marketing for Business.

3 New Social Media Features to Consider for Your Brand

Ignite Social Media

Implementing new features on social media can be an intimidating task to take on. The moment you see that buzzworthy headline about a new feature on social media during your morning coffee, you’re likely asking yourself the following questions. These features could be a benchmark for future content, trends, and social communication. By now you’ve likely seen big names like GMC and GoPro take advantage of this new way to use social media, along with many others.

5 Top Online Marketing Trends for the Rest of 2013

Webbiquity SMM

Whether you work in the b2b world, in non-profit marketing or with a brick-and-mortar retailer, you know that having the right online presence can bring even more customers to your organization. While you may have a website and a Facebook page, there is much more to maintaining a successful online marketing presence. Here are a few of the top online marketing trends for the second half of 2013 that may help you grow your sales both online and off faster than you expected.

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Great Marketing Is Utilitarian

Twist Image

Who among us has not felt the stirrings of super-market rage as we crisscross the fluorescent-lit maze of shelves, our shopping carts banging together as we search for a single palatable salami? This is a problem good marketing can solve. Meijer , a regional market and grocery chain, has close to two hundred stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. Marketing is no longer just about messaging and brand loyalty. Enter: Utilitarian marketing.

Best Social Media Stats and Market Research of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Data junkies, stats addicts, web trivia buffs rejoice — here are a deluge of social media, search and other marketing research facts and figures from 50 articles and blog posts published so far in 2010. How are marketers planning to allocate budgets this year? While social.

B2B Testimonials: Seven Things to Do When Clients Won’t (or Can’t) Talk

Webbiquity SMM

Search for any local restaurant, retailer or other establishment and customer reviews are almost certain to be featured prominently in the results. Some companies view their selection of vendors, and their particular methods of using those vendors’ products, as a competitive advantage and so don’t want to reveal their choices or methods to other market players.

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Facebook Marketing: Now Available! | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Facebook Marketing: Now Available! What is Facebook Marketing About? Facebook Marketing is a deep dive into how Facebook can be leveraged by your company starting TODAY.

Top 15 Social Media Marketing Blog Posts Of 2015

Firebelly

The 15 most-read posts on our social media marketing blog in 2015! IS IT TIME TO REMOVE SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS FROM YOUR WEBSITE? Those little social media icons—they may stand alone or be adorned with a message like “Let’s get social”—are found on almost every website these days. 3 WAYS TO IMPROVE SOCIAL MEDIA ROI IN 2015. A CLEVER WAY ONE RETAILER BRINGS PINTEREST FROM ONLINE TO IN-STORE. SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING: PROCESS MATTERS.

Instagram Demographics That Matter to Social Media Marketers in 2020

Hootsuite

And once you do, you’ll be able to create a smart Instagram marketing strategy that will create leads, sales, and an audience devoted to your brand. After all, the social media platform boasts more than 1 billion users all over the world (more than 1/10th of Earth’s population).

How to Write a Social Media Policy

Webbiquity SMM

Why is having a social media policy in place so critical? Because virtually 100% of companies are now involved in social media—whether they acknowledge it or not. Half of all Americans are now members of at least one social network, and that figure rises to 67% for 25- to 34-year olds.

Just get us the Millennials! #Marketing #Fail

Janet Fouts

“Just get us the millennials” This mind set is short-sighted and mindless old-school marketing at best! Millennial’s are just one demographic in your potential market and you need to think carefully before you focus entire marketing campaigns on them. Prefer to spend more on socially responsible companies and say a company’s commitment to the community influences their decision to work there. They’re social.