Despite a string of controversies and the public’s relatively negative sentiments about aspects of social media, roughly seven-in-ten Americans say they ever use any kind of social media site – a share that has remained relatively stable over the past five years, according to a new Pew Research Center survey of U.S. adults.
Growing share of Americans say they use YouTube; Facebook remains one of the most widely used online platforms among U.S. adult

Attempts to find central “influencers,” “opinion leaders,” “hubs,” “optimal seeds,” or other important people who can hasten or slow diffusion or social contagion has long been a major research question in network science.

Not every marketer does influencer marketing, but a large majority do. In our first-ever forecast, we estimate that 67.9% of US marketers with 100 or more employees will use influencers for paid or unpaid brand partnerships in 2021.

WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messenger that claims to have privacy coded into its DNA, is giving its 2 billion plus users an ultimatum: agree to share their personal data with the social network or delete their accounts.

HispanicAd in association with Adam R Jacobson are proud to announce the availability of the 2020 Hispanic Content, Data & Social Marketing Report for our readers.

  • Four years ago, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called it “a pretty crazy idea” that fake news on Facebook could have influenced the election that handed Donald Trump the presidency.
  • Today, the idea that social media can influence political events is far less debatable. In the years since 2016, independent researchers and a bipartisan Senate committee have found that Russian actors purposefully spread disinformation on social media to meddle in U.S. elections.

Influencer marketing can be an effective way to boost brand awareness and exposure, and reach highly targeted groups that will likely be interested in your brand. And that's particularly relevant among younger audiences - according to research, 70% of teens now trust influencers more than they do traditional celebrities.

The Department of State (DoS) has selected Sensis to provide comprehensive social media services for its Spanish-language channels.

HispanicAd in association with Adam R Jacobson are proud to announce the availability of the 2019 Hispanic Social Marketing Report for our readers.

Two-thirds of parents in the U.S. say parenting is harder today than it was 20 years ago, with many citing technologies – like social media or smartphones – as a reason

Those who rely on social media for news are less likely to get the facts right about the coronavirus and politics and more likely to hear some unproven claims

A majority of Americans think social media companies have too much power and influence in politics, and roughly half think major technology companies should be regulated more than they are now, according to a new Pew Research Center survey that comes as four major tech executives prepare to testify before Congress about their firms’ role in the economy and society.

As Americans hunkered down under stay-at-home orders for much of March and April, they unsurprisingly consumed more mobile media. The added mobile time, however, wasn’t distributed equally. Some long-term trends, such as greater consumer interest in mobile video and gaming, accelerated as people sought diversion. Other longer-term trends, including digital audio, stagnated as commuting time fell precipitously.

eMarketer principal analysts Debra Aho Williamson and Nicole Perrin and forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Eric Haggstrom discuss consumer perceptions of the Facebook ad boycott and where dollars are being redirected. They then talk about how much is too much to pay for streaming TV, advertising expectations for H2 2020 and why WhatsApp Business has grown tenfold in a year.

It's been a busy few weeks at Facebook, what with the ad boycott, hastily arranged meetings with agencies, bullish statements from Mark Zuckerberg ('who needs advertisers, and in any case they'll be back soon enough'), and remarks from the company and its supporters that there's really nothing to see here at Facebook we were in any event cleaning out the Augean stables. No one believed them.  By Brian Jacobs - The COG Blog

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