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Finest selection of social media data 2016

Before shooting firecrackers in the sky and ring in the new year, everybody who publishes content on a regular basis feels the need for a yearly summary. Now, I somehow have the feeling to do the same. In 2016 we aimed to deliver great content on social media data to our readers. Based on the feedback we received, it worked quite well. A big thanks for all the support and sharing, friends! The following blog post summarizes our most read social media articles and findings we published this year. Finest selection of social media data 2016: Here you go! (more…)


Top 5 quintly features you might not know about

When using any social media analytics tool it can be sometimes hard to focus on all features and how to benefit from them. There are so many ways to collect, analyze and present your data that some might get lost in the pool of possibilities and stick to the ways that they are already familiar with. In quintly, there are many features that you are probably already aware of. Here’s a little collection of the top quintly features, you might not know yet. (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…)


Learning from the best – The New York Times on Instagram

In February 2015 I joined quintly and soon I was looking for topics that are relevant in the industry of social media. After a bit of time spent researching and gathering information, I got the feeling that Instagram was a hot topic among businesses – and it still is. Back then, I was impressed by the work of The New York Times on Instagram. I read an article that interviewed Alexandra MacCallum and I found one of my first topics for a post. I analyzed the strategy the news corporation had on Instagram. Now, it’s time to have a look at them again. Is New York Times still “All in on Instagram”?
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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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US elections social media report: digging deep into data

Looking back at this election, it has been quite a ride. With Donald Trump, a non-politician, real estate mogul and reality TV celebrity entered the race. He is out to challenge the “Washington establishment” while spurring lots of controversy along the way. And then there’s Hillary Clinton, the former first lady and secretary of state, who will go down in history as the first female nominee for presidency in the USA. Despite all their political and personal differences, the democratic and republican candidates share one similar trait during their campaigns: the heavy use of social media. Let’s see where they stand just shortly before election day looking back at data from the last six months in our US elections social media report.

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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…)

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