Buffer partnered with BuzzSumo to analyze more than 43 million posts from the top 20,000 brands on Facebook in one of the largest studies of 2018. The most enaging topics posted as video content to Facebook include food, fashion and beauty, animals, do-it-yourself, and humor. The least engaging topics include finance and stocks, real estate, marketing and cars.
Despite the hype, it’s not yet clear if or when virtual reality (VR) technology will reach mass-market status. However, specialized applications are showing promise in a variety of industries.
Consumers are more likely to trust banks—and even insurance firms—than marketing or advertising companies. That’s according to a September 2017 PwC survey, which found that just 6% of US internet users said they trusted media and entertainment companies.
Seven in 10 Americans ages 50 and older own a smartphone, says the AARP in research, and those Americans are most likely to use their devices for messaging.
The probability of a mobile site visitor bouncing from a page more than doubles when the page load time goes from 1 second to 10 seconds, according to Google’s updated look at mobile page speeds.
Sprout Social surveyed some 1,000 US internet users last September to find that two-thirds want brands to take a stand on social and political issues.
It’s hard to sell to a public that doesn’t view you well… Yet that’s the task faced by the advertising and public relations industry, which continues to rank towards the bottom of all industries in public perception.
Content creation, online advertising/media placement and branding/public relations are the tactics receiving the most budget allocations, followed by email marketing and traditional ads.
Smartphones are maligned for many things, but they might actually be helping improve the health of at least some users.
Higher education institutions got the most bang for the buck in digital PR last year, enjoying an average of more than 121,000 social shares from press mentions per month.