Uniqlo Transforms Pinterest Into Giant Branded Mosaic. The strategy of the social media conversation. The 9 Most Creative Uses Of Pinterest. In what seemed like no time (but was, in fact, several years), Pinterest went from a talking point for digital elites to a de rigueur social tool for just about every person, media company and, of course, brand.
According to data compiled by online consumer behavior firm Experian Hitwise, Pinterest saw 104 million visits in March, a strong third-place finish behind Facebook with 7 billion and Twitter with 182 million. So, there’s clearly a compelling case for Pinterest based on overall numbers. But how are brands creating a presence on Pinterest using the platform’s strengths to their advantage? Given the rapid growth of Pinterest, there was hardly a chance for brands to absorb any meaningful best practices.
David Berkowitz, VP of Emerging Media for digital agency 360i, recalls introducing clients to Pinterest a year ago, noting how quickly the landscape has changed for brands on the platform. Facebook, Social Networks Get Greater Share of Online Ad Spend. More marketers than ever believe their brands should be engaging with consumers on social networks—and advertising is an increasingly successful tool for doing so.
As a result, worldwide social network ad revenues will surpass $8 billion in 2012 and approach $10 billion by 2013. Spending in the US will reach $3.9 billion next year, up from $2.74 billion in 2011. In 2013, US advertisers are expected to spend $4.81 billion on social network advertising, up 23.4% over 2012. Www.wpp.com/NR/rdonlyres/F09D759A-1EEC-4494-8EE5-66797EFE875A/51279/ogilvy_pressrelease_social_oct11_guidb6fb5f1019964.pdf?pageContent_PressRelease.
Guide for Responding to Negative Feedback: US Air Force Model - Learning About New Media. Pourquoi les avis négatifs ont-ils un impact positif sur les ventes. As Social Spending Rises, Which Metrics Are CMOs Focusing On? Marketers are working to measure social media investments in different ways, in the hopes that budgets will rise in this still-growing space.
Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the American Marketing Association analyzed how high-ranking marketers look at social media within their organizations for the September 2011 edition of their “CMO Survey.” The study found that companies are setting aside a greater percentage of their marketing budgets for social media and plan to continue that trend going forward. As of August 2011, marketers were spending an average of 7.1% of their marketing budgets on social media and planned to increase that to 10.1% in the next 12 months. Within five years, marketers expect social media to account for 17.5% of marketing budgets. But a look back over several past CMO Surveys shows that social media budgets are growing more slowly than marketers had expected or hoped.
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New Balance: Urban Dash Challenge ARG App Here is a pretty cool new campaign from New Balance to promote their first Flagship store in New York.
To do it, they’ve created the “Urban Dash” iPhone app that challenges you to find hundreds of virtual batons throughout New York, before running to the new flagship store while still in possession of that baton. Each day they are releasing 20-30 batons, and if you make it to the store with one, you’ll score a free pair of New Balance 574 Shoes instantly, but if you manage to collect the most virtual batons out of everyone in NYC, you’ll take home an exclusive 14k Gold Baton worth over $20k!
Forget the Klout Score! What’s Your Social Zoom Factor? There is definitely no shortage of social data, metrics, measurement strategies, analytics, influence scores, listening platforms, reputation management approaches and experts ready to take your credit card to help you figure it all out.
I have received several tweets and messages recently asking me for tips to help people raise their Klout score. If you are focused on trying to raise your Klout or other influence score I have only one answer for you… you are measuring the wrong metric! What is your Klout score going to do for: Promoting Products Using Social Media - Advertising. Now, companies increasingly are running online ads that focus less on pitching their products than promoting their Facebook pages and Twitter accounts.
The ads, which have menu tabs and increasingly resemble mini-Web sites themselves, allow users to click within the ad to see a brand’s Twitter messages or Facebook wall posts in real time, or to watch a brand’s video content from YouTube — all without leaving the Web page where the ad appears. A recent online ad for Mrs.
LINKEDIN. ROI. FACEBOOK. TRAVEL. The Art of the Checkin: From Location to Content to Brand. Caroline Giegerich is the blogstress behind the Daily Marauder and a digital marketing consultant.
Follow her on Twitter for more social media and emerging tech insights. Within the spectrum of social media, the act of sharing essentially amounts to a desire to personally define ourselves to others. In the age of the social network, there are an almost infinite number of options for creating that personal definition on the web. Checking in is just one of the newer ones. There is an art to checking in and a way to make it part of your online identity. Twitter Testing Geo-Targeting Ads. La m?thode infaillible pour r?ussir sur les m?dias sociaux enfin d?voil?e. Si vous avez déjà mené quelques expériences pour votre entreprise sur les médias sociaux, vous avez pu constater que ce n’était pas si simple. Vous n’étiez que 4 à la flashmob que vous avez organisé sur le parking d’Auchan, et dans la foule du samedi matin, personne ne s’est rendu compte qu’il se passait quelque chose.
Votre lipdub sur une version remixée de Licence IV , pourtant censé exprimer toute la convivialité de votre marque, n’a fait que 17 vues sur Youtube (Remarquez, il valait mieux…). Il n’y a que la vidéo de votre chat, quand vous l’avez jeté dans la baignoire, qui a dépassé les 1.000 vues, mais votre patron a refusé de la publier sur la home du site de la boite sous le fallacieux prétexte que le logo que vous aviez réalisé en tondant le chat n’est pas assez visible. Et vous regardez, éperdu, les compteurs de vidéo virales qui dépasse les 100.000, les 1.000.000, les 10.000.000 de vues parfois. Et vous aimeriez bien que cela vous arrive à vous aussi. Enfin… Parfois. Presenting: 10 of the Smartest Big Brands in Social Media. Samir Balwani is an emerging technology strategist at Morpheus Media, a firm specializing in Social Marketing, SEM, and SEO.
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