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Benchmark Study Q1 2017 – Current Social Media Trends

Setting goals for a social media strategy is important, but adapting the strategy to the previous performance and to the evolution of each network is essential. For the following study, we have analyzed 740,000 social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To make it easier to apply the findings to specific cases that marketers might encounter, we look at social media data by profile size clusters. Overall, we aim to show general social media trends regarding the three most important networks. But now let’s talk numbers!
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Study proves: 530% more comments on Facebook Native videos

This study on Facebook videos has been refreshed in October 2017 for you to keep you updated about the latest developments in the usage of videos on Facebook.

Thousand of videos are shared on Facebook timelines everyday. So every time you view your Facebook timeline, you will probably come across some moving images. In particular, media companies and brands are making more and more use of videos. The strategy behind this is mainly the fact that video content has the advantage of engaging users for a longer period. Through the combination of visual and audio components, videos have the possibility to transmit an experience that goes beyond that of images.

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Instagram Emoji Study – Emojis lead to higher interactions

Emojis are omnipresent – We use them while chatting with friends on WhatsApp, at work on Slack and they are even used in the business world, too. Scrolling through Instagram or Facebook, you will encounter many hearts, camera or thumbs up icons. We wanted to dig deeper on how Instagram emojis are used, how often they are used on average and, most of all, we wanted to know if a post containing emojis receives a higher amount of interactions. The following Instagram emoji study tackles all of these questions and reveals some great insights on how businesses can profit from emojis. (more…)


Benchmark Study: Set the right social media goals for 2017

It’s that time of year again. December not only means getting Christmas presents for your loved ones; It also means having to take closer look on the year’s performance before we can celebrate the new year with some fireworks. The following blog post takes our Social Media Benchmarking Study as a source for referencing in order to set social media goals properly. (more…)


Mercedes vs. Tesla: Social media face off

Mercedes-Benz and Tesla are both big players and competitors in the car industry. The competition for the car manufacturers doesn’t happen only on the streets; Mercedes vs. Tesla can also be seen on social media. For this reason, we have taken a look at the social media appearance of one of the oldest car companies, Mercedes-Benz, with its 90 year old history, and at Tesla, a pioneer of electric cars that was founded only 13 years ago. Basically, it is the establishment against the new kid in town.

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30 biggest brands on Facebook analyzed in-depth

Facebook is still standing tall as the most popular social media network for users and brands are investing heavily into their social media marketing. It offers interaction with users that show admiration for the brand and can be valuable as a more personal approach to new customers. But how well are the top brands on Facebook really performing? It’s one thing to see if they are still showing up in your timeline, but are they still posting as much as before? Is high activity on the network still being rewarded? What can you learn from their performance? (more…)


Twitter study: Steep drop in interactions for biggest profiles!

It is time for our first Twitter study in which we take a closer look on the first six months of 2015 and 2016. We analyzed a huge amount of Twitter profiles, 30k if you want to know the exact number, but don’t expect a simple resume of boring numbers and data. This study provides an interesting in-depth insight into the logic behind Twitter, and works out specific details of usage and strategies of the micro blogging channel. Keep in mind that this study is not only beneficial for marketers but also for everyone else that wants to learn more about the behavior of Twitter. The numbers will not only help you to understand the changes that happened in comparison to the first half of 2015, but also provide an understanding of the distribution of engagement on Twitter. We categorized the analyzed profiles in six different groups, so that every marketer is able to benchmark their own performance against the individual average. Are you so excited as we are about the results? So let’s get started! (more…)

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