When the first wave of social commerce arrived—mostly reproducing ecommerce catalogs on Facebook—critics predicted it would fail because users didn’t want to shop where they socialized. More than half a decade later, most social media users still don’t turn to social platforms to make direct buys. Now it’s all about influence, social ads and a multi-channel path to purchase.
This infographic from SocialPubli illustrates why microinfluencers are so…influential.
The number of Facebook users in the US will inch up 0.9% this year to 169.5 million. While growth has plateaued, Facebook is still the most used social network among all age groups, except for teens.
eMarketer estimates that roughly nine out of 10 companies use social networks as a marketing tool, and that level of involvement has been steady for years.
This infographic from Spiralitics illustrates Facebook’s advertising formats and features, including: Video, Photos, Slideshows, Canvas ads, Instagram carousels and stories, Audience network ads, Instant Articles and Messenger.
This infographic by NCC illustrates how companies are investing in marketing channels like video, social media, content marketing, search optimization, email marketing, advertising, and technology.
Social media is the main way that youth (18-24) around the world discover news online, whereas older adults are more apt to directly access news stories, according to the Digital News Report 2018 from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Fully 53% of young adults reported coming across news stories via social media, compared to one-third (34%) of adults ages 55 and older.
This infographic from Make A Video Hub illustrates Instagram’s history and growth, demographics and usage statistics.
This infographic from unmetric illustrates the best days of the week and times of the day to post to Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Google took the lead over Facebook last year in referrals to media sites. An analysis from the firm delves into the major referrers by article category, finding that Google search is a bigger referrer than Facebook for most.