Friday, May 11, 2012

Social Media News For The Week Of 5/11/12 Announces Most Effective Times to Post announced recently released metrics which suggest the most effective times for posts on social media sites including Facebook and Twitter. The afternoon works best, between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. for Twitter, and 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. for Facebook. Full Story Here: 

 The Social Pulse: For Companies, Social Media Increasingly All About The Visuals

The influence of visual content in social media is gaining traction. Businesses are being offered more opportunity for visual branding on social media networks. The Facebook Timeline and the rapidly growing site Pinterest along with the highly visual Tumblr all present companies with fresh and new branding platforms. Full Story Here: 

Integrating Public Relations Into Your Small Business Marketing Plan

Using social media marketing, small businesses can engage in their own public relations now cost effectively. The new social media technologies have empowered small companies to manage public relations without a budget for a big P.R. firm. Full Story Here: 

Consumers Expect More Social Engagement

A new study by Lithium Technologies found consumers' expectations exceed what businesses are delivering when it comes to engagement on social media sites. Roughly two-thirds of survey respondents report they never received a response from a company after tweeting about the firm. 58% surveyed say they heard nothing from companies after "Liking" them on Facebook. Full Story Here: 

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