Friday, October 19, 2012

Social Media News For The Week Of 10/19/12

Social Return on Relationships: 13 Tips to Ignite Relevant Value

Successfully marketing a business on social media requires a commitment of time and and resources combined with carefully planning a strategy for achieving goals. Success is best achieved by establishing true relationships between brands and their customers and followers. Full Story Here:

Social media building a business connection

According to study by Lab42, a marketing research firm in Chicago, people think Facebook is a better platform for connecting with brands they like than the websites of those companies. 82 percent of the 1,000 social users surveyed, think Facebook is good for interaction with businesses. The study said further that 48 percent will “unlike” companies who spam their newsfeeds with too many posts. Fresh content is what people are really seeking. Full Story Here:

Small Business’ Big Use of Social Media

A study by Northwestern University and the firm Syndio Social, has found that small businesses who market themselves with social media stand to gain the most, over larger companies. Over half the traffic coming to small business websites is being driven by Facebook and Twitter, three times more than the traffic coming to larger sites. Facebook drives 48 percent of the traffic, while Twitter nearly 4 percent. Full Story Here:

87 More Vital Social Media Marketing Facts and Stats for 2012

A collection of very interesting statistics surrounding the utilization of social media by businesses as we go forward in 2012. Full Story Here:

24-mile skydive a boon for Youtube, social media

The recent 24-mile high skydive by Felix Baumgartner has clearly illustrated how the world is now connected by social media. Almost 7.3 million people watched the event live on Youtube, while a picture posted on Facebook by his sponsor Red Bull, got almost 216,000 likes; 29,000 shares; and over 10,000 comments in less than 40 minutes. Full Story Here:

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