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Social Media Benchmarking Study Q2 2015

Main Take Aways

Facebook The average Facebook page posts twice per day, but the number massively differs depending on the size of the page (1-1k fans: 8 times per month, 1m+ fans: 229 times per month), links and photos among the most popular post types, highest interaction on photo posts.

Instagram Users post on average once per day, accounts with 100k+ follower twice, image and video Interaction Rate about the same, the average interaction for pages up to 1k likes have 23 interactions on average, 10m+ followers have 570k interactions per post, Posts receive 29x more likes than comments

Twitter Users tweet on average slightly over 5 times per day, profiles up to 100k followers hardly use replies to users to interact, four interactions per tweet is the average for pages > 1k, Just 1.25x more favs than retweets (more…)


How to profit from Instagram – Under Armour knows it

Ever since the rise of the Social Web, there have always emerged new trending networks that have a steady effect on the importance of other channels. Currently on the rise is Instagram with its pictures, short auto-play videos and hashtags, especially for younger people that are often the early adopters in the Social Media market. Due to purely visual content on this platform, it is especially efficient for marketers of brands in the B2C sector, because the visual communication is targeted majorly to the emotions of users. To engage their fanbase and potential clients, marketers need to apply lots of creativity. So the relation of costs and benefits is especially effective for companies producing items that can raise emotions in their target groups, such as products from the beauty, clothing, food, travel or event industry.

In the following article we are analyzing ‘Under Armour’s’ Instagram strategy as a best-practice example, showing how to utilize possibilities on Instagram. From these tactics every company can learn and apply tactics to their own strategy. For the sports clothing industry, the example “Under Armour” displays clearly that the presence on Instagram is growing very fast in comparison to Facebook, where fan growth is not as fast anymore. Below, there is also a visual comparison of the interaction rates of both networks and it is apparent how well Instagram works for the brand and how attractive the platform can be for clothing marketers.

Under Armour
Under Armour
Period of analysis (May 1st to May 31st) (more…)


King of Engagement – Instagram Study Q1 2015

Average Interaction on Instagram is up to 10 times higher than on Facebook

The following Instagram study provides insights on the most important stats during the first quarter of 2015. To get part of the photo-stream of an individual is not an easy task for companies. With 300M monthly active users and 2.5B likes per day the photo-sharing platform literally exploded since it was founded. People seem to like square-shaped pictures and the intuitive double tap like function and consequently interact a lot. In this study we analyzed how likely it is that users interact with the average account on this social network. On top of that, we wanted to identify if videos play a crucial factor in Instagram strategies, and which amount of posts might be considered as an optimum, plus an analysis on other relevant metrics.

Number of Instagram Posts
Whereas the average Facebook Page posts 1.5 times per day the number of posts on Instagram differs. Here users are tending to post less with roughly 1 post per day during Q1 in 2015. Analyzing pages with more than 100k followers, we found that these bigger pages tend to post more frequently than smaller pages.

Video / Image Distribution
We found in this study that 93.78% of users posts are images. Nevertheless, we saw in the Instagram strategy of New York Times, that for some channels videos play an important role.

Average Likes Per Post
As mentioned, videos do not seem to play a crucial role in Instagram strategies. Nevertheless, the following table shows that video and image posts receive a similar amount of likes on average.

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How To Create Your Own Formula For Social Media Success

We all hear the discussions about Social Media ROI all the time, but in the end there is no standard answer to the question on the return of your social media activities. That’s why we want to show you a different approach of setting up your own formula for social media success. With the recent introduction of QQL we have laid the foundation for technically defining your own metrics. In this blog article we want to go a step further and help you to get the theory right behind that and to come up with your own formula that measures your success the best. We believe that there is no standardized success formula thats can be accurate, so going the individual path is definitely the preferred and recommended choice.

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