Social Media Engagement With Brand Content Soared 52% Last Quarter

People engaged with U.S. brand content 52% more often in the first quarter of this year than they did a year ago, and their engagement is growing faster even than the rate at which brands are pumping content out, according to data on 100,000 brands from social-analytics firm Shareablee.

In all, people liked, shared, favorited or commented on brand content across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter nearly 13 billion times in the first quarter alone, and it was people’s engagement rates rather than brands putting out more content that drove most of that big increase.

On Twitter, average posts per brand rose 16%, but average “actions per brand,” such as favorites or retweets, rose at twice that rate – 32%. By far the biggest driver of increased engagement was Instagram, which saw brand fans rise 138%, posts per brand rise 21% and consumer engagement with brand content double to 1.9 million actions per brand – more than 20 times the rate of Twitter and nearly three times the rate of parent Facebook.

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Source: Ad Age

Is Twitter a time-waste for brands?

Size does not always matter…..

 

Is it more important to have massive amounts of random followers or should Brands look at the value of influencers. A recent Forrester Research report found that Mass Influencers (MI) are the consumers that brands, authors and businesses need to court. The problem? MI’s are hard to find. Only about 16% of the total American online audience are considered Massive Influencer’s. To find these massively influential consumers, the Forrester report indicates that brands need to do a bit more monitoring of social networks and posts about their brand, they need to better segment consumers on their lists of followers and then they need to engage.  Read More….

 

 

 

Twitter plans to launch an advertising platform in about a month

frontpage-birdSource: MediaPost News  Twitter Ad Platform ‘Imminent’ by Laurie Sullivan

Twitter plans to launch an advertising platform in about a month…

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