Interesting Stats on Home Improvement Research

eMarketer reports that for Brands and retailers in the home improvement sector, over 1/3 of homeowners start their home improvement projects online. According to Zillow, a real estate website, a survey in the U.S. taken in the winter of 2013 found that 39% of adults found inspiration for such projects online. In a 2013 survey…

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Making Social Marketing Make Sense For Small Business

“Hands down, the biggest mistake small businesses are making on social media is not using social media,” pointing to a stat from the recent STAPLES study that found that while most small business owners want to use social and know they should be using social, more than a quarter haven’t considered how it can help…

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7 Most Interesting Social Media Studies & What to Learn from Them

“One of the first things I learned, after taking the plunge into Social Media, was that things aren’t yet very defined. The available guiding metrics and studies are really just in their beginning phase and a lot is still quite vague. To help make things a bit clearer, I’ve collected 10 of the most interesting…

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Not all Facebook Ads are created equal

There are Facebook ad’s in the right margin of the page and there are “promoted posts” that show up in users’ news feeds. Here’s a study that shows that if a Facebook page owner makes a post on their page and then pays to promote that post, the post will show up in the targeted…

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Why Facebook Likes Do Matter

“One of the questions causing a fair amount of debate around digital marketing circles revolves around whether or not Facebook page “Likes” carry any measurable business value.” Instead of trying to put a dollar value on a fan, this article goes into the differences between how fans and non-fans are treated by the various Facebook…

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Facebook to Brands: You’re Posting Stuff Wrong

“New data from Facebook itself tell us that what looks good on the social-media guru’s presentation deck isn’t the best approach for making Facebook work for the brand.”

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CEOs Who Tweet Held in High Regard

There may be new reasons for CEOs and CMOs to join the Twittersphere. According to a recent study, consumers and employees regard company leaders who engage on social media platforms positively. The survey results indicate that consumers believe C-suite engagement in social media can benefit how they view a brand and its executive leadership. The…

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Following Brands on Twitter Increases Purchase Intent [STUDY]

Link: Following Brands on Twitter Increases Purchase Intent [STUDY] “People who follow brands on Twitter are more likely to both buy and recommend those brands’ products, according to a recent study of online consumer behavior.” The article states the percentages for each consumer behavior, and also compares to a different study regarding liking a brand…

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