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Archive for April 4, 2012

Consumer Attitudes Toward Socially Responsible Companies [CHART]

via The majority of consumers from different regions across the world prefer to buy from, work for, and invest in companies that give back to society, but the proportions willing to pay extra for products and services from these companies are drastically lower, finds Nielsen in a March 2011 report. Indeed, consumers in North…

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Online Reviews & Suggestions [CHART]

via Brands can gain significant insights into how to improve already successful products by analyzing online reviews, finds BazaarVoice [pdf] in a March 2012 report. Examining more than 6 million pieces of user-generated content from both in-store and online shoppers, the company found that 12% of all reviews include product suggestions, and that the…

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Mobile Search Ad Spending Up 221.1% [CHART]

via Paid search spending grew 30.3% year-over-year in Q1, according to an April 2012 report from IgnitionOne. This represents the highest growth rate for search ad spend of any quarter since Q4 2010 (35%), and the highest growth rate in a first quarter since before 2009. Mobile and tablet search continued its impressive run,…

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Impact Of Facebook Timeline [CHART]

via A recently-released study from Simply Measured found that a study of the Facebook Fan Pages of 15 early adopters from a variety of industries realized 46% more engagement per post with Timeline. Another study, by Vitrue, found that some brands have seen as much as 190% lift in engagements rate per fan. It…

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