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Why Women Are The Real Power Behind SOcial Media?

13 Mar

This infographic designed for FinancesOnline.com, goes into detail about why women dominate social media. In the USA alone one- third of women access Pinterest, vs 8% of men. On Tumblr it’s 54% to 46% in favour of females. On Instagram there is a smaller difference of 20% to 15%. Clearly women are dominating the fast- growing, visually oriented websites. Why do you think women dominate social media? Do you think social media will become “girl territory” Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Infographic: 45 SOcial Media Stats of 2013

2 Feb

The social community online is growing daily. Are you looking at how to engage with your online community?

This infographic created by Digital Insights goes into detail about social media numbers, stats, facts and figures for 2013. The key highlights from this infographic are:

  • 74% of marketers believe Facebook is important for their lead generation  strategy
  • 28% of Retweets on Twitter are due to inclusion of “please RT!”
  • 40% of marketers use Google+, 70% desire to learn more and 67% plan to  increase Google+ activities
  • 42% update their profile information regularly on LinkedIn
  • Over 1 billion LinkedIn endorsements
  • More than 16 billion photos already uploaded on Instagram
  • 80% of total Pinterest’s pins are re-pins
  • 4.2 billion people use mobile device to access social media sites
  • Social media generates almost double the marketing leads of trade show,  telemarketing, daily mail, or PPC
  • More than 23% of marketers are investing in blogging and social  media
  • Around 46% of web users turn to social media for making purchases

What are your thoughts about this infographic? Do any of these following stats surprise you?social-media-activities-infographic-2013

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Are You The SOcial Media You Use?

6 Apr

Do you have a profile on a social media channel? If SO you are not alone as nearly everyone is on one social medium or another these days and this is only expected to grow in the future.

This infographic created by The Maple Kind and published on Visual.ly starts off by introducing us to the number of users on social media networks: Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

Check out this humorous infographic below.
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SOcial Media Networks 2013

14 Mar

With 2013 here, SO! What? SOcial has compiled a list of social media networks that are bound to get bigger in 2013. Feel free to add in additional social media marketing networks that are on your radar under this post in the comments section below!

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SOcial MEowDia Explained

28 Feb

Do you love cats? What about social media? This graphic explains social media with cats was created by Avalaunch Media. “SOCIAL MEowDIA EXPLAINED” expands on social media marketing networks like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube and Instagram to name a few.

For example on Twitter people tweet that “I’m playing with my cat” while on Facebook people post “I like my cat” followed by “watch this video of my cat” on YouTube and “I’m very skilled at training cats” on LinkedIn.

What do you think of this infographic below? Let us know in the comments section below. MEOW!

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The SOcial Grammys

11 Feb

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday was an impressive night of entertainment for both artists and fans. The Social Grammys’ infographic was created by activ8social. Using a social media analysis this social media infographic focuses on four awards, which correctly predicted two out of four artists. The results from this infographic were complied by nominees YouTube, Twitter, Facebook  and Instagram accounts to attempt who was running for the following: best new artist, song of the year,  record of the year, and album of the year.

Some artists may have a huge following on social media accounts in regards to followers, fans, likes, and views which  showcases their online influence but this does not directly translate into Grammys as members of the Recording Academy choose the winners.

Check out more information in this infographic below. Are you surprised at who won?

The Social Grammys Infographic

Instagram & Facebook: ID Please

28 Jan

Instagram ID Check

Have you been asked for your photo ID on Instagram? If so, your not alone. Last week various users on Instagram reported to be locked out of their photo sharing app.

On January 19, Instagram introduced a new terms of service which CNET first discovered on Tuesday.

Users were first worried that their accounts had been hacked. However on Friday,  Talking Points Memo confirmed that the ID requests on Instagram (which is now owned by Facebook) were legitimate.

A Facebook spokesperson told Talking Points Memo “this is just a general practice for both Facebook and Instagram to request photo IDs for verification purposes depending on what type of violation may have occurred”… “Unfortunately, I can’t share more with you beyond that as we don’t go into details beyond that.”

Facebook declined to state exactly why a number of users would collectively receive notifications to provide government issued IDs last week or what specific violations had occurred.

Instagram’s has the right to “refuse access to the Service to anyone for any reason at any time” according to the terms of service.

What do you think of these recent developments? Will you still be using Instagram?

Facebook Blocks Vine

26 Jan

Facebook VS Vine Blocked

Social media giant Twitter has recently acquired video sharing app Vine, and shortly after this Facebook began blocking Vine. Vine is Twitters video application that has since been blocked by Facebook the ability to add and “find people” function to find friends on Facebook.

When trying to add Vine accounts there is a pop up that states “Vine is not authorized to make this Facebook request.”

Video sharing platforms like YouTube and iMovie share content in the same mode as Vine on Facebook however Vine is competing with Facebook’s video sharing  apps like Viddy.

In recent news, Twitter dropped Instagram’s Twitter card integration meaning that you can no longer find Twitter users within the Instagram app. In reality this should not be a surprise that Facebook cut off Vine. This move is the latest in the battle of Facebook vs. Twitter.

Are you surprised with these recent developments?

How to Make the Leap to Visual Storytelling for Your PR Initiatives

23 Jan

What You Need to Know Now About Facebook Timeline for Brands

Tuesday, Febuary 19, 2013

1:30 p.m- 3 p.m

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Join PR News on Tues., Feb. 19, for a webinar that will put you in sync with the latest trends in digital content consumption. Your online audiences want and expect great visual content, and this webinar will show you how to apply your text-based storytelling PR skills and make the leap to visual storytelling.

At this Webinar, you’ll learn how to:

    • Spot opportunities within your organization for visual storytelling
    • Unleash your visual storytelling skills online
    • Make the connection between written and visual storytelling
    • Motivate your fans and followers on social media channels to collaborate in the creation of visual stories
    • Tell your brand’s story with Facebook’s Timeline
    • Create visual stories with Pinterest and Instagram
    • Find ways to create infographics—and find the resources to produce them
    • Use free tools for your visual storytelling

You’ll learn how to mine your existing visual content and create new content (affordably); determine how to use those images to tell a brand’s story across multiple social media channels; apply tried-and-true storytelling principles to the use of still images; articulate the relationships among visual pieces to clarify your storyline; and launch visual stories that motivate audiences to participate and share their own images.

Each registration comes with access to the archived version of the program, the materials provided by the speakers and a personalized certificate of completion. For questions regarding this webinar, contact Saun Sayamongkhun at saun@accessintel.com.

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SOcial Networks To Watch In 2013

12 Jan

These social networks are bound to get bigger in 2013. Feel free to add in additional social networks that are on your radar under this post in the comments section below!

1) Inbound:

The goal of Inbound.org is to enable great content from the world of inbound marketing to get noticed. There’s an amazing community of bloggers, marketers and enthusiasts passionate about non-paid channels like SEO (search engine optimization), social media, content marketing, conversion rate optimization, etc. and we believe they deserve a site where sharing great content is controlled by them.

Inbound.org

2) Instagram:

A picture  is worth a thousand words, and Instagram has plenty of photos to go around with one hundred million users and billions of photos between them. Instagram is a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your photos with friends and family. Snap a picture, choose a filter to transform its look and feel, then post to Instagram. Share to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr too – it’s as easy as pie. It’s photo sharing, reinvented.

Instagram

3) Myspace:

MySpace social media network is back, again. They are sticking to their roots by empowering people to express themselves however they want.  This is especially true for musicians, photographers, filmmakers, designers and dedicated fans. The website’s still in closed beta at the moment but will be released soon. The new look, new management and direction of the site  make it one that’s worth following in 2013!

Myspace

4)  Quora:

Quora connects you to everything you want to know about. Quora aims to be the easiest place to write new content and share content from the web. We organize people and their interests so you can find, collect and share the information most valuable to you. When you want to know more about something, Quora delivers you answers and content from people who share your interests and people who have first-hand knowledge — like real doctors, economists, screenwriters, police officers, and military veterans. On Quora, it’s easy to create a personalized homepage of everything you want to know about by following topics, questions, people and boards.

SOcial Media Stats

3 Jan

SOcial Media Statistics: Facebook, Twitter,  Google+, Instagram, Pinterest

SOcial Media Statistics 2012

21 Social Media Updates & Advancements to Inspire Your 2013 Strategy

1 Jan


2012 has been a year of change in social media.

Although Twitter and LinkedIn ended their relationship, they both worked to make segmentation easier. Meanwhile, Facebook bought Instagram and took strides towards making global marketing easier.

Now it’s time to integrate these updates swiftly into your marketing strategy.

With 2013 here, take this time to learn about these updates and start the year off fresh. We’d like to help out by sharing the 21 biggest updates and advancements from 2012. Review them to help make the difference you’ve been waiting for in your social media strategy.

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Cheat Sheets for the Social Marketer

17 Dec

Become an expert in all the major social channels! Quickly learn all the most important strategies and success metrics for each one, as well as how to drive leads, optimize and automate your social activities, and much more. The series includes separate cheat sheets for:

  • Twitter: Discover how to identify influencers and build brand affinity
  • Facebook: Learn best practices and how to build relationships with your prospects
  • LinkedIn: What you need on your company page and how to leverage connections
  • Blogging: How to optimize your content mix for lead generation and thought leadership
  • Google+: What you need to know to take advantage of this emerging social space
  • Pinterest & Instagram: How marketers from every industry can best utilize these highly visual social networks

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Final Deadline to Enter PR News’ Social Media Icon Awards

11 Dec

New York City, New York (PRWEB) December 11, 2012

The Social Media Icon Awards is open to U.S. and international organizations that have moved the needle by way of their stellar social media efforts. There are over 70 categories to choose from and organizations are able to submit multiple entries.

PR News’ inaugural Social Media Icon Awards recognizes the most outstanding social media campaigns across all social media platforms and the creative individuals driving these stellar efforts. This awards program is open to organizations worldwide, large and small. The final entry deadline is this Friday, December 14. Winners along with honorable mentions will be recognized at an awards luncheon in spring 2013 as well as on http://www.prnewsonline.com.

For more information about the Social Media Icon Awards, visit http://www.prnewsonline.com/SocialAwards_2012.

The Social Media Icon Awards are divided into platform categories: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, Instagram and others. Public relations and marketing professionals who are communicating on these platforms with proven success should enter and get recognized for their hard work. The Social Media Icon Awards also shine the spotlight on the best social media team as well as the products and services that fuel these effective campaigns. Organizations worldwide are eligible to participate and encouraged to enter multiple categories because of the discounted rate that is available after the initial entry.

The winners of the Social Media Icon Awards represent corporations, agencies and nonprofits. They are the risk takers who have taken tremendous strides and understand the important role social media contributes to an organization’s success.

To enter online, visit http://www.prnewsonline.com/SocialAwards_2012.

Winners and honorable mentions will be awarded in the following:

Facebook Categories

  •     Best Survey/Poll
  •     Community/Engagement
  •     Contests/Games
  •     Corporate-Community Partnership
  •     Crisis Management Campaign
  •     Event
  •     Marketing Campaign
  •     Photography
  •     PR campaign
  •     Profile Page
  •     Social Good Campaign
  •     Use of Video – moving words and pictures to activate your community

Twitter Categories

  •     Best Tweet Content
  •     Best Use of Hashtags
  •     Campaign to Increase Followers
  •     Crisis Management Campaign
  •     Customer Service via Twitter
  •     Funniest Tweets
  •     Growth spurt
  •     Marketing Campaign
  •     Most Engaged Followers
  •     PR Campaign
  •     Profile page
  •     Promoted Tweet Campaign
  •     Social Good Campaign

Pinterest Categories

  •     Best Brand Presence
  •     Best Photo with high number of Repins/Likes
  •     Community/Engagement
  •     Ecommerce
  •     Marketing Campaign
  •     Most Creative Board
  •     New product launch campaign
  •     PR Campaign
  •     Social Good Campaign
  •     Wow! Photo

LinkedIn Categories

  •     Best Company Profile Page
  •     Best Content on a Company Page
  •     Best Group
  •     Employee Communications
  •     Marketing Campaign
  •     Media Relations
  •     Most Engaged Company Page
  •     Most Engaged LinkedIn Group
  •     PR Campaign
  •     Recruiting Campaign

Instagram Categories

  •     Best Contest
  •     Best Photo
  •     Best Use of a Photo
  •     PR Campaign

YouTube Categories

  •     Best Channel
  •     Individual Video
  •     Marketing Campaign
  •     PR Campaign
  •     Viral Campaign

Google + Categories

  •     Branding Campaign
  •     Circle Growth
  •     Content/Thought Leadership
  •     Use of Hangouts

Technology Categories

  •     Influencer ID Tool – this tool accelerates ability to identify true influencers in your community
  •     Innovative Product or Service – share with us a “wow” product that moves the social media needle
  •     Reputation Management Service – this product saves face
  •     Social Media Measurement/Analytics Tool – this tool or service boosts efficiency, tracks KPIs and improves campaign

People Category

  •     Best Social Media Team

And the Rest

  •     Best App
  •     Best Infographic
  •     Corporate Blog
  •     Foursquare presence
  •     Individual Blog
  •     Games
  •     Tumblr presence

PR News’ Social Media Icon Awards is a great opportunity for organizations to get noticed for their top social media initiatives and the individuals driving their success.

For questions regarding the Social Media Icon Awards, contact PR News Marketing Manager Laura Berdichevsky at lberdichevsky(at)accessintel(dot)com. For sponsorship and exhibit information, contact PR News Senior Vice President & Group Publisher Diane Schwartz at dschwartz(at)accessintel(dot)com.

The PR News family of products also includes the weekly PR News publication, The Digital PR Summit, Media Relations Forum and PR Measurement Conference, PR Webinars and Workshops, PR Guidebooks, Platinum PR Awards, PR People Awards, Nonprofit Awards, 15-to-Watch and more.

Social Media Buzz During #NYFW

13 Sep

Which designers got the biggest social media boost during #NYFW Spring 2013?

We followed 30 designers during the week’s runway shows, presentations and parties, and when every last follower and fan was counted the winner was Instagram by a long shot of 500% increase in followers for several designers during #NYFW.

SOURCE: Burson-Marsteller

Instagram on Your Camera? Nikon May Be Working on It

10 Aug

Instagram on Your Camera? Nikon May Be Working on It [REPORT]. Read: http://ow.ly/cRV8o #Insragram #Nikon #photog #photography

SOcial Marketer Cheet Sheet: Pinterest & Instagram

22 Jul

Tips for the Social Marketer Cheat Sheet: Pinterest & Instagram #socialmedia #smm #pinterest #instagram

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Tips for the Social Marketer Cheat Sheet: Pinterest and Instagram

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