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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Is social media turning users into psychopaths?

Back away from the screen. Spending too much time staring at a screen, whether a PC monitor, tablet or smartphone could be turning you into a psychopath, according to information released by Who Is Hosting This. >>

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Pinterest Business Insights API released

Pinterest is making it easier for businesses to know what's working on the image-based social network with the addition of the Business Insights API which will run alongside the free analytics currently on offer. >>

Friday, May 23, 2014

Video shares skyrocket within 3 days of launch

Nearly half of all video shares are happening within the first three days of a branded video launch. That according to new data from Unruly, which should video sharing has nearly doubled in the past year. Last year, during the study only about 25% of video shares happened within the first 3 days of launch. >>

Friday, May 23, 2014

Restaurants with a Facebook Page may now display menu

Restaurants with a presence on Facebook can now better represent their offerings and attract customers by displaying perhaps their most important business ingredients on Facebook - their menu. >>

Friday, May 23, 2014

LinkedIn reveals buying power of 'Prosumers'

Research from LinkedIn, released this week, reveals that its members are an attractive audience for marketers with more buying power and influence than other social network users. >>

Monday, May 19, 2014

How brands are using social data to engage

According to a recent IBM Global CMO survey about 71% of CMOs around the world don't believe their business is prepared to deal with the explosion of 'big data'. One online platform is helping brands harness and utilize social data to engaging and convert consumers. Here's how: >>

Monday, May 19, 2014

Buyapowa: Few global retailers have achieved social maturity

Most global retailers are building up communities of Fans or Followers on social media, but few are taking their social media marketing far enough, according to new research released by social commerce provider Buyapowa. >>

Monday, May 19, 2014

Just 1% of retailers' traffic originating from social media

Social media marketing isn't filling up the cash registers in the U.S., according to new figures released by the e-tailing group, but that doesn't mean that being seen in social spaces is a waste of the time and effort involved. >>

Friday, May 16, 2014

Facebook's 500 million soccer fans vocal and active

Facebook is touting itself as the world's biggest stadium in the run up to the FIFA World Cup. With kick-off just under one month away, users of the social network should brace themselves for newsfeeds teeming with soccer fans' updates while marketers can use the sporting event to engage consumers. >>

Friday, May 16, 2014

Are brands making the most of social

The social space is ripe with data - from shoppers favorite brands to what they had for dinner last night. The key is knowing what data is important to the brand and what is not. One expert weighs in on how brands are using social network data. >>

Friday, May 16, 2014

Pinterest pins popular categories to days of the week

Does what people Pin on Pinterest differ by day of the week? Pinterest were keen to find out and the results show that there is definitely a trend in what gets posted and when. >>

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Forecast: SocMedia Ad Revs to skyrocket

Look for enhanced targeting to begin pushing more ad dollars into the social space. That is the takeaway from a new forecast from BIA/Kelsey Group, which indicates ad revenues from social media will push past the $18 billion mark over the next four years. >>

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Study: Retailers failing at cross channel, for now

A new study from RSR Research indicates retailers may be failing at cross-channel - for now. That's because, while most retailers admit they have plans for cross-channel synchronization, most (89%) haven't implemented the strategy. >>

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Study: Pinners predominantly women, loyal

Pinterest may not garner as many headlines as Facebook or Twitter, but maybe it should. According to new data from RJMetrics Pinterest's user base may be small, but it is loyal - with people using it as much in the fourth year of activity as in their first. >>

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

What shoppers want from social brands

Social media is like speed dating - a lot can go right. And a lot can go wrong between the brand and the shopper. What is the best way to approach those shoppers without being too friendly or too business like? One expert offers his advice. >>

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