Chart - Why Facebook Users Like Brands vs. Why Marketers Think They Do

The link between social media and loyalty seems to be on the minds of many, but user behavior on social networks is still misunderstood. Marketers in a Q4 2011 CMO Council survey weren’t just being overly literal when they interpreted a “like” as an indicator of agreeableness to content, they were missing by a long shot how customers truly viewed social relationships with brands. In actuality, consumers most often clicked the “like” button to show their loyalty. The next most popular reason users clicked “like” was because they were looking for incentives or rewards. Read the rest at eMarketer.