I am beyond thrilled to announce that we’ve found a good home for The Realtime Report. Effective today, #RLTM will be part of The Social Media Monthly family of online and event products, and will soon start publishing again on a regular basis. Read →
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has created an increasingly popular Instagram account, displaying some of the most alarming items that haven been confiscated at security checkpoints, including knives, grenades, rocket launchers, cannonballs and even snakes. Read More
How satisfied are consumers with social media sites? Today, the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) released data examining user satisfaction with social media, as well as portals and search engines, and news and opinion websites. Read More
Following their impressive World Cup ad campaign, Adidas has teamed up with Champs Sports to create four different online shows that will air only on Champs Sport's Instagram page. #adicolorTV first debuted last Friday and at least 25 episodes will run on Instagram over a six week period. Read More
The Realtime Report is currently on sabbatical; we will be posting new content only intermittently for the time being. Feel free to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org with ideas for collaboration or partnerships, or suggestions of guest posts.
From fashion to food, an increasing number of businesses are exchanging goods and services for tweets and Instagram posts in the form of modern day Social Media pop-up shops. Pop-up shops have become a regular and vital part of high streets around the world—but the latest trend is the exchange of free goods and services in return for tweets, Facebook posts and Instagram posts: the “Social Media” pop-up. Read →
On China’s Weibo platform, over 1.58 million users have talked about #IceBucketChallenge, and a total of 1.43 billion people have viewed posts about the topic. Read →
When realtime marketing works, it’s because you have something much bigger than you doing your marketing for you. It’s simple: if many people are already interested in a particular event, and you create a realtime marketing campaign that is centered around that event, the public awareness associated with the event benefits your marketing efforts. But how do you plan for that viral moment — and what are the risks of not doing so?
The pervasiveness of social media, the continued digitization of content, and the fragmentation of media platforms have given consumers and business decision makers a bewilderingly broad array of offline and online sources—creating significant challenges for marketers when it comes to measuring audiences and effectively targeting prospects throughout a decision-making process. Welcome to the era of media sprawl. Read →
Twitter recently announced its second quarter results for 2014, with both revenue and user growth surpassing analyst expectations. After two quarters in a row showing decelerating user growth, this quarter’s results offered great news for Twitter. The number of Twitter’s monthly active users topped 271 million (higher than the 267 million expected by analysts), for a year-over-year growth of 24%. Read →
As users spend more internet hours on mobile apps than online on PCs and laptops, is has become essential for brands to reach their costumers using mobile. So how can brands measure the success of their app? The number of downloads is a useful metric, but it’s just a starting point: of those who download the app, how many are retained, and how often are they opening the app? According to new data released by mobile marketing firm Swrve, the average retention rate (the average number of times an app is used), shows just over a quarter of users return to an app within 48 hours of first opening it. Read →
The results are in from Facebook’s second quarter, with huge gains in mobile. Check out the details here, along with the latest in social networking statistics. Read →
Following their impressive World Cup ad campaign, Adidas has teamed up with Champs Sports to create four different online shows that will air only on Champs Sport’s Instagram page. #adicolorTV first debuted last Friday and at least 25 episodes will run on Instagram over a six week period. According to Adidas, this campaign is the first-ever video series designed specifically for Instagram. Read →