Top Social Media Marketing Challenges [CHART]

Social marketers in North America still find measuring ROI to be their toughest challenge. According to April 2016 research, well over half said they had a hard time figuring out how much return they were getting on their social efforts, topping other potential obstacles like securing budgets and tying efforts to business goals.

Social analytics solutions firm Simply Measured surveyed 350 marketers, primarily those focused on social media, in North America.

The largest share (61%) said evaluating the return on their investment is a challenge, followed by securing budgets (38.2%) and tying social to business goals (33.6%).

Meanwhile, tasks like integrating social tools and monitoring competition were much less likely to be threatening—both chosen by under 13% of respondents.