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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

LinkedIn: 300 million connected, 3 billion to go

Since the end of 2013, LinkedIn has added 23 million more members to its professional social network, bringing its total number of members to a milestone 300 million of which a third are in the U.S. >>

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Kenshoo: Paid search continues double-digit yearly growth

While paid search continues to account for the lion's share of digital marketing investment, Kenshoo's latest quarterly study shows how social ad spending is increasing at a faster rate year-on-year. >>

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New platform uses social components to increase engagement

People are spending more time on social networks, but while many businesses are also in the social space they may not be taking full advantage of what social networking has to offer. A new platform, from Fanhub, uses social tools to increase small businesses reach into the real world. >>

Monday, April 21, 2014

How Facebook, AdWords can work together

Facebook has been taking a beating recently about attribution, the worth of ads placed on the site and the change in algorithms that has some businesses seeing little return even on status updates. But one expert advises brands not to give up on social and instead to look at it differently. >>

Monday, April 21, 2014

Study: Tuesday/Thursday are best days for sharing

Think social media followers share just as many brand offers on Mondays as, say Thursdays? Think again. According to new data out from Extole Tuesdays and Thursdays outrank all other days for sharing, but Monday is still a day retailers don't want to miss. >>

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Marin study reveals the effect of integrating search and social campaigns

New research from Marin Software reveals that not only do search campaigns perform better when managed alongside social campaigns, but consumers that click on both search and social ads are more likely to make a purchase and spend more. >>

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

44% of Twitter's 982 million accounts never used

Twitter's 'dark pool' could be as much as 44% of account holders, according to recent statistics reported by Twopcharts. >>

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Brands: Why Facebook ads may not be a cure-all

With so many consumers in the social space brands need to be there, too, right? Yes, and no, according to one expert who says that while a social network presence may be of benefit for many brands, paying for social advertising is likely not. >>

Monday, April 14, 2014

Photos boost social engagement

New data from SocialBakers reveals that, no matter how big or small a brand's following is on Facebook, their best posts are those that include a photo. Similar research by Twitter reveal the same can be said of Tweets. >>

Monday, April 14, 2014

Studies: Social pushing engagement

Two new studies may have more brands reaching for the social space in their next campaigns and strategy meetings. According to details from Lithium Technologies, their community-based networks are driving revenue while data out from CRE indicates more consumers are turning to social for content. >>

Friday, April 11, 2014

Twitter outstrips Facebook ad clicks

While advertisers spent more money with Facebook than Twitter, it's Twitter that delivers the best results, according to new research from social and search ad agency Resolution Media. >>

Thursday, April 10, 2014

33Across: Social sharing spikes on tablets

Social sharing is gaining steam - especially with tablet users. That according to new data out from 33Across which measured social sharing traffic throughout the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament - March Madness. Their data shows 'tablet actions' - like sharing increased throughout the tournament. >>

Thursday, April 10, 2014

comScore report compares desktop use versus mobile for social

If you need to better understand the role that mobile plays in social media, take a look at comScore's recent mobile-desktop comparison chart and you'll soon see how it is. >>

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Consumer social sharing trends: Twitter surge

The latest ShareThis report shows that Twitter is the fastest growing in the world of social sharing. >>

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Television promotions for new shows continue to outperform social media

While social media may be becoming an increasingly important part of watching television, traditional television promotions continue to be more effective than social media in the decision of which new show to watch, according to the findings of a Council for Research Excellence study. >>

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