The growing success of visually oriented social media platforms like Snapchat and Instagram is encouraging more interest in producing visual content among advertisers.
Social networking accounts for almost 1 in every 5 minutes spent online, according to a recent study from comScore.
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.
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+.
As part of an ongoing examination of social media and news, Pew Research Center analyzed the scope and characteristics of social media news consumers across nine social networking sites.