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Monday, December 15, 2008

Netpop: Anatomy of a social networker

Over 40 million Americans now contribute to social networking sites in one form or another, according to a new report from Netpop Research, making them a lucrative market for advertisers. So what does the average social networker look like? >>

Friday, December 12, 2008

NetPop: Social Networks grow 93%

Social networking may be nearing the saturation point, but it still offers advertisers an interesting avenue. Because social networks are still growing substantially, marketers have the chance to fully engage the social audience. >>

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Forrester: Consumers don't trust corporate blogs

Corporate blogs and brand social network profiles aren't trusted as much as other sources of information such as print newspapers, Internet portals and personal blogs, according to a recent report from Forrester Research. >>

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Personal finance: Small group influences the masses

There's a group of consumers that have been identified by Mediamark Research & Intelligence as being key word-of-mouth influencers in the realm of personal finance. >>

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Brightkit offers twittering solution for marketers

Want more control of your social messages? Need a hand keeping up with platforms like Twitter? A new platform could help marketers better manage social campaigns on platforms such as Twitter. >>

Monday, December 08, 2008

Report: College females blog, visit social networks more often

According to a new report, marketers intent on reaching young females should push more advertising dollars into the social realm. According to Anderson Analytics, college females are more likely to blog and to visit social networks than their college-aged counterparts. >>

Friday, December 05, 2008

Online reviews usage peaks on Thanksgiving, Cyber Monday

Consumers turned to online reviews in large numbers in the run up to Black Friday, found Bazaarvoice, peaking during the evening of Thanksgiving Day and again on Cyber Monday. >>

Friday, December 05, 2008

Report: 1 in 10 youths watch television online

A recent report from Knowledge Networks indicates that online video is only increasing in scope and size, especially amongst the younger demographics. The report finds that just over 10% of consumers aged 18 - 34 watch television online weekly and that the group spends an additional hour every day with media. >>

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Social networking via mobile phone on the increase

Recent surveys have shown that most mobile phone users take their mobiles with them wherever they go. It's this portability and 'always on' technology that is prompting the increasing use of mobile for social networking. >>

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Social network targets job seekers

Marketers are trained to advertise where the consumers are; in the online world, most consumers are on social networks and many more are surfing the job boards hoping for a better job and more money. A new social network combines these two fields, which could become a gold mine for online marketers. >>

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

PowerReviews gives SMBs online review option

Just as online shoppers have come to expect product images and detailed descriptions, they will soon come to expect user reviews, too. The role of reviews in online buying behavior is such that they're no longer a helpful site addition, they're an essential feature, but what if you can't afford a couple of thousand dollars a month to implement and maintain such an improvement? >>

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Media6Degrees launches to public

After two years of research and development, Media6Degrees is out of beta and ready for public consumption. The platform, which offers a social graph of the US gives brand marketers scalable customized audiences. In beta testing, the platform was show to turn each $1 spent on the site into $7 in transactional revenue. >>

Monday, December 01, 2008

For bloggers, consumers it's all about relevance

Just four short years ago, most consumers didn't know a blog from a news organization's website. Now, it seems consumers have their own blogs and are horning in on so-called professional content sites. What does that mean for advertisers? More places to advertise - if they do a bit of research first. >>

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Need for customer engagement drives social media uptake

In an era where price sensitivity, a focus on quality and intolerance for bad customer service reign, marketers must find new ways to interact with and retain customers. Social media fits the bill, with many looking to the channel to improve customer engagement. >>

Thursday, November 27, 2008

CMOs uninterested in social network strategies

CMO's aren't averse to using social media, finds a survey by marketing services company Epsilon, but don't bank on seeing many brands pop up on social networking sites anytime soon. >>

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