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Best Social Media Stats, Facts and Marketing Research of 2010

Webbiquity

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. Adam T.

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Blogging, social media use skyrocketing at universities

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

500 firms and the latest research turns to social media usage trends at four-year accredited collges and universities in the U.S. Some highlights: Social media usage soars. 100 percent of colleges and universities studied are using some form of social media, up from 95 % last year, 85% in 2009 and 61% in 2008. The rise of the blog.

Best Social Media and Digital Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 2

Webbiquity

Reports, surveys, studies and infographics are among the most popular content posted and shared across social networks. How widespread, really, is the use of social media for marketing? How are B2B marketers using social media differently from their B2C counterparts? How are marketers measuring social media success? General Social Media Statistics.

Research: Fastest-growing companies accelerated social media usage

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companies continue to out-shine the Fortune 500 on deployment of social media marketing initiatives.  Social networking continues to lead the way. Another noteworthy statistic around familiarity is Twitter’s amazing “share of mind” with 71% percent (up from 62% in 2009) reporting being familiar with the relatively new micro blogging and social networking site.

5 Proven Strategies for B2B Social Media Marketing

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Is Social Media Really Living Up to Expectations?

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Ann wanted to know how happy the group was with the lead generation results of their social media campaigns. Her question, and too many of her 30-plus responses, illustrated the disconnection between the expectations of marketers who are out on the frontlines every day and marketing gurus proclaiming the wonders of social media. After all, if you Google ”Top 10 B2B Trends in 2011” you’ll see social media listed on every one of them. You see, you have to look at the history of social media, it’s really short. she queried. How about you?”.

Study: B-to-B Marketers Lagging With Social Media

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); E-Mail Alert Sign-Up. --> Subscribe Now. --> Media Kit. --> About FOLIO. Media Kit. B2B: Business Media. Consumer Media. Media Kit. Media Summit -->. 2008 FOLIO Award Winners. 2009 Eddie and Ozzie Awards Winners. Study: B-to-B Marketers Lagging With Social Media. All You Brings Social Commentary Into Print Product.

Why Social Media Really Matters

Customer Experience Matrix

Social media is the latest stage in this evolution. One was the disparity between the time people spend on online activities (20% to 30% of total media time) and the share of advertising expenditures spent online (10% to 15%). Although some difference may be justified by the differences in media effectiveness, this still suggests to me that ad spending will continue to shift into online media until the spending is roughly proportional. Thus, social media present a major threat to search advertising revenues. social marketing. authority.

10 Tips for Integrating Social Media and LinkedIn in to Your Job Search in 2011

WindMill Networking

Since I began blogging in July of 2008 to share with the world my advice on many things in social media, I wanted to devote this blog post to give all of you in transition the same advice that I gave my friend’s sibling as to how I would go about looking for a job in 2011.  What other job search advice would you give on utilizing social media in 2011? about.me

10 Most Popular Content Marketing Posts of 2009

Content Marketing Today

In fact, visitors searching our site for the phrase “content marketing” increased by 85% in 2009 over 2008. Social media certainly loomed larger in the past 12 months but interest in content marketing strategy accounted for the majority of the most popular posts. Reasons Why Your Blog Is Your Most Important Social Media Tool. Kick back and enjoy. But now.

Six factors driving B2B social media marketing adoption

Chris Koch

We’re all getting constant advice—hectoring, even—about how we need to make social media a key part of our B2B marketing strategies right now. Two main threads underpin the logic behind these urgings: Your customers are becoming more active in social media, so you’d better get with it. Your competitors are adopting social in their marketing strategies, so if you don’t do it, they will. So I’ve assembled some research, from both ITSMA and other sources that examines the case for social media. Social media requires fewer hard dollars.

Do You Know the History of Your Favorite Social Media Websites?

WindMill Networking

Social media is fascinating in that businesses and professionals are often using all of these websites for things they were never intended for. From dorm rooms to couches, let’s look back to the history as to how the most popular social networks began – and perhaps learn some trivial knowledge that can help deepen our appreciation for these platforms. Please share!

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10 B2B Social Media Case Studies and Examples

Social Media B2B

As we have learned by writing posts for this site, people are interested in examples of what other B2B companies large and small are doing with social media. UPS launches a B2B social media marketing campaign. from Social Media Influence. UPS, the global shipping firm, is launching a new “logistics” ad campaign in the coming days to boost its credentials with small businesses by leveraging social media networking power. Catchy ad music aside, this could be one of the best examples to date of social media utilization for B2B.

Why are America’s fastest-growing companies killing their blogs?

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Are America’s fastest-growing companies shifting away from blogging as a primary social media platform?  ”Maybe” could be a conclusion based on new research examining the INC 500 from The Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts. 73% say that social media tools are important for customer support programs. What do you think?

Top 10 Marketing Predictions for 2009

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Joe Pulizzi from Junta42 polled content marketers and social media marketers for their best single prediction for 2009 - see the full list of 42 predictions here. Tags: social media Content Marketing Here is what I would consider the Top 10 predictions from that list David Letterman style.

Top Social Media Measurement and Tracking Tools

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); E-Mail Alert Sign-Up. --> Subscribe Now. --> Media Kit. --> About FOLIO. Media Kit. B2B: Business Media. Consumer Media. Media Kit. Media Summit -->. 2008 FOLIO Award Winners. 2009 Eddie and Ozzie Awards Winners. Top Social Media Measurement and Tracking Tools. Social media audiences have effectively become another universe of prospects to tap, which means measurement and tracking is essential to yielding from these visitors both direct and indirect revenue. MOST READ on FOLIO: F+W Acquires Aspire Media.

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100,000 Twitter followers. Now what?

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I used to document my social media journey by writing a post at each increment of 10,000 Twitter followers on my account. But I recently hit 100,000 Twitter followers so I thought this would be an appropriate time for a momentary zig from the regular content on {grow} to reflect on how I am keeping up personally with what has become a social media tsunami. Who knows.

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

Webbiquity

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. Which social networking site is used by 92% of senior marketing executives? What social media tool helps small business double their reach on Twitter? link].

Great New Social Media Marketing Tool: PitchEngine

Content Marketing Today

Although PR methodology has focused primarily on getting the traditional media to write about your company or your client’s company, the goal has always been to influence ‘the public’, that is those members of the population that you want to impact positively. Now, another powerful tool has emerged: PitchEngine , which lets you create and share social media releases for free.

B2B social media case studies - 3 you can learn from and why they work

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Communications Conversations Conversations about digital PR strategy Home About Arik Work With Me Around The Web Speaking Contact Subscribe From The Blog 3 B2B social media case studies and why they work Posted by arikhanson on 17. Sep, 2010 in Uncategorized There’s no shortage of social media case study posts online these days. What don’t we see a lot of?

Let the 2009 Trend Lists Grow

PR Meets Marketing

  One of my most popular posts last year was my summary of 2008 trend lists. I’m a little late this year, but better late than never =) When I look back at my three trends, it seems odd that I selected the growth of blogomerates, social media connections for PR and long tail PR. So what do I think will be top trends for 2009? To me, these seem almost second nature!

What Stephen Hawking Can Teach You About Social Media Marketing Strategy

Modern B2B Marketing

He’s a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the United Kingdom and he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009. When it comes to social networking and social media marketing , what can you learn from this extremely accomplished scientist? When NASA held its 50th anniversary celebration in 2008, Hawking gave the keynote speech. Speak and travel.

Will Social Media Replace Traditional Marketing?

Content Marketing for BI

Social media is on the tip of most every B2B marketer’s tongue these days. Of course, it’s no surprise that Forrester finds social media to be the hot new marketing tool. Looking at B2B social media efforts in 2009, the study shows: 68% have set up group pages on social networking sites. Should we be blogging and tweeting?”

The Word Of The Year Is a #Hashtag

Marketing Action

The winners tend to reflect the zeitgeist at large: In 2009, the word of the year was “Tweet.” We recently did a three-part series on hashtags that will take you from the basics to the sophisticated: Start here: How to Know Which Hashtags to Use in Your Social Media Posts. And finally, check out: Tips and Tricks for Using Hashtags on Social Media Sites.

Want proof that the C-suite is into social media? Here it is.

Chris Koch

We just wrapped up our ITSMA Annual Marketing Conference this week and the strongest current driving the river of conversation was social media. Specifically, frustration over how to use social media to reach the C-suite. In fact, it’s hard for most of us to imagine these people using social media at all. CEOs Use Social Media More than Other Buyers. Just 15% of CEOs and directors said they did not use any form of social media at all, while 34% of manager/directors and 26% of VPs/Assistant vice presidents said they ignore the stuff.

Social Media Success Stories

Anything Goes Marketing

I get a few blank stares at times when I talk about social media technologies with friends and colleagues but I’m starting to win people over day by day. Today, I want to share these stories with you to help you better understand the power of social media and to hopefully inspire you to continue on your social media efforts or to jump in for the first time.

2012 #Nifty50 Top Men in Technology on Twitter

Blue Focus Marketing

Last year, my colleague Tom Pick ( @TomPick ) and I introduced the #Nifty50 awards , which honored 50 men and 50 women who were leading the way in social media through their active engagement on Twitter. This year, we also decided that honoring the tech sector’s greatest social media advocates on our respective blogs isn’t enough. Mark is the author of “ Socialized!

Top 15 Recommended Social Media Books of 2010

WindMill Networking

It seems like only yesterday when I was blogging about the top 15 recommended social media books of 2009 , but here we are ending out 2010.  Not to mention the ever-growing importance of social strategy. The Social Media Bible: Tactics, Tools, and Strategies for Business Success [2nd edition] by Lon Safko. Social Marketing. Social Media for Good.

20 LinkedIn Groups Every Marketer Should Join

Hubspot

To get a glimpse of just what kinds of popular marketing groups -- and even niche communities within marketing, like blogging and social -- there are on the social media site, check out our list below. Created: March 3, 2008. Created: February 2, 2008. Created: November 4, 2008. Created: August 6, 2008. Created: March 27, 2008. Social Media.

The Social Media Marketing Wormhole

Content Marketing for BI

Marketing as we know it is over and we are about to enter a whole new universe I call social media marketing. Social media marketing is still young and still only a small percentage of companies are giving it a try. They understood that adding social media to their marketing was not as simple as it sounds. No more “build it and they will come” websites.

Crunchy, salty, nutritious news & views on B2B marketing for technology companies | Velocity - the B2B marketing acceleration agency for technology companies

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So click here to find out whether they changed my mind… Read more… Stan Woods | June 16th, 2009 | one comment The Content Marketing Workbook It’s here. Read more… Doug Kessler | June 11th, 2009 | 3 comments Choose your patients carefully The most respected surgeons in the world have the best survival rates. Here’s why B2B marketers should do the same thing… Read more… Doug Kessler | June 8th, 2009 | no comments Featured post The Content Marketing Workbook It’s here. Use social media to drive people to it (and vice versa).

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The Graying of Facebook, Research and Other Signposts for Social Media Maturity

B2B Marketing Savvy

Read time = 2-3 minutes) One of the surest signs of mainstream acceptance is when cutting edge trends bleed into traditional media coverage, become fodder for SNL and other parody spoofs, and (gasp!) Sure, campaign 2008 thrust Twitter on to the public stage, but what else? Smattering of Social Media Maturity Proof Points. 2009). of the 2009 ISCRAM Conference.

Can Social Media Save Detroit?

WebMarketCentral

Roxanne Darling at Bare Feet Studios recently wrote an outstanding piece on the use of social media at Ford. In How Ford Can Ramp Up It’s Social Media Turnaround Story of 2009 (nicely summarized by John Cass on Social Media Today ), she outlines a social media strategy to help Ford become more transparent and connect more effectively with customers.

Enterprise Social Networking Platforms: Think Amazon, Not Facebook

Biznology

“This is just Facebook for the Enterprise” is the most common way most people describe enterprise social networking platforms. However, when implementing a social networking platform at your workplace, you’ll soon find that the resemblance with Facebook pretty much stops there: even though the building blocks are very similar, the overall playbook is very different.