With the holiday shopping season already upon us (notice how quickly Halloween decorations magically morph into Christmas décor these days?), we’re all surfing online and/or standing in line. And social media remains a major consumer resource. The good news is that Facebook is more popular than YouTube or Pinterest when it comes to holiday shopping preferences. The bad news that if you’re “old” (think baby boomer), you’re probably not using either, anyway.
Despite a slight decline during the third quarter of 2014, Facebook was still responsible for nearly one-quarter of social referrals to the more than 300,000 global websites studied by Shareaholic, according to the content amplification platform’s latest report.
With the holiday shopping season rapidly approaching, commerce technology platform MarketLive surveyed 1,000 U.S. consumers and found that 49 percent will make purchases based on social referrals, and 30 percent have made purchases via social networks during the past year, up from just 12 percent in 2013.
Go WEST, young women: Facebook, Box and Pinterest teamed up to form pilot mentorship program Women Entering and Staying in Tech, aiming at maintaining and furthering interest by women in tech careers, the three companies announced at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Phoenix Wednesday.
Marketing solutions provider SocialCode, a Facebook Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer, announced a partnership with end-to-end marketing software provider Percolate to combine campaign planning, content creation, closed-loop intelligence and paid media execution on social.
Social-data and ad-targeting platform 140 Proof announced that it has been granted what one of its advisors referred to as the “Hope Diamond of social advertising patents,” U.S. Patent No. 8,751,305, titled, “Targeting Users Based on Persona Data.”
Struggling to beat Facebook’s algorithm to garner more organic views for your posts? A new tool by Attentive.ly designed specifically for audience targeting for enterprise organizations could help.
According to a new study by G/O Digital, when people want to find out more about a local small business — they check Facebook more than any other social channel. G/O Digital, a Gannett company, found that when asked which social channel users go to in order to find out about a local business, Facebook led the way at 62 percent. Pinterest was second at 12 percent, and Twitter third at 11 percent.