Monday, July 9, 2012

Social Media News For The Week Of 7/6/12

Find prime times for business' social media updates
A study by the email marketing firm, Yesmail discovered companies who market themselves on social media are not getting optimum results because of ill-timed postings. The study concluded that highest level of engagement by followers is between 10 p.m. and 12 a.m., yet most companies post updates between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
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8 Shocking Social Media Facts
Some interesting facts to keep in mind while employing social media for marketing purposes. Included in the list are the fact that Facebook has added a new user every second over the 3 years and 80% of Americans between the ages 18 and 24 are on the network. Yet 7% of Americans have never even heard of Facebook's existence. Full Story Here:

CEOs: Global economy, social media risks
A study by the risk management firm Deloitte & Touche and Forbes found that while 42 percent of U.S. executives believe the global economy is the greatest risk to their company, 27 percent point to social media as a source of risk. The survey points to the need for increased utilization of social media monitoring tools by companies. Full Story Here:

Why Pinterest Could Be The Next Social Media Giant
The social media network Pinterest has achieved remarkable growth since its launch in 2009. The network is well on its way to becoming the next big thing in the social media realm. According to a study by ComScore, Pinterest is now the number three social media platform behind Facebook and Twitter. Full Story Here:

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