The growing success of visually oriented social media platforms like Snapchat and Instagram is encouraging more interest in producing visual content among advertisers.
Consumers aged 14 and older access apps more frequently on smartphones than tablets, with social media the top app type on both devices.
In the battle among the social networks to attract new users, 2016 will be a banner year for Snapchat.
Almost 8 in 10 Americans aged 12 and older currently use some form of social media, according to the latest annual Infinite Dial report [PDF] from Edison Research and Triton Digital.
Word-of-mouth edges TV ads and online ads as the leading way by which teens hear about new brands.
While brands gradually increased their daily number of Instagram posts in 2015, their interaction rates declined from an average of 4.96 to 3.1.
Instagram adoption among brands is nearly ubiquitous across industries. Snapchat, on the other hand, is a different story.
Nearly all social media marketers worldwide believe Facebook produces the best ROI and is essential to social media marketing success.
This infographic from Quick Sprout illustrates some of the elements that go into creating create posts for YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.
Snapchat is getting more popular with older demographics, particularly the 25-34 and 35-44 age groups.