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via emarketer.com A March survey of US mom internet users by Totsy verified BabyCenter’s conclusions. While product reviews had the greatest effect on purchase decisions for about half of moms polled, nearly 21% of moms said that friends’ opinions online contributed most to their decisions, along with 11.5% who said that general media buzz figured…Read More
via marketingcharts.com One of the chief benefits of Facebook for marketers is the earned media opportunities it provides, according to a comScore report released in June 2012. Using large brands as test cases and analyzing the impact of this earned media exposure among fans and friends of fans as compared to a control group, the…Read More
via marketingcharts.com Word-of-mouth is still the most popular way for consumers to recommend local businesses, though social channels are figuring more into the equation, finds a BrightLocal survey, the results of which were published in June 2012 on Search Engine Land. 77% of the survey respondents said they had shared a recommendation through word-of-mouth in…Read More
via marketingcharts.com Email is overwhelmingly the top driver of virtual event registration, according to an August 2011 survey from MarketingProfs and Trendline Interactive, sponsored by ON24. Data from “The Practicalities of Virtual Events” indicates 83% of virtual event attendees have heard about an event through email. Only 23% have heard about a virtual event through…Read More
via marketingcharts.com The Nielsen survey also asked respondents to identify which advertising and brand messaging platforms are the most relevant to them when searching for information about the products, finding that the relevancy results often mirrored the trust responses. Recommendations from friends and family again topped the list, at 90% of respondents, followed by consumer…Read More