I recently read a post summarizing a few eye-popping social media trending stats that just demand attention. If the “powers that be” in your company think social media marketing is a fad and a waste of time, dangle a few of these gems in front of them …
5.0 billion … Minutes spent on Facebook every DAY
3.6 billion … Photos uploaded to Flickr as of June, 2009
100 million … YouTube videos viewed per DAY
13 million … Articles on Wikipedia
6.5 million … Dollars contributed to Obama campaign by online donors
3 million … Tweets per day on Twitter
1382% … Month-over-month growth rate of Twitter Jan-Feb 2009
93% …. Of social media users believe every company should have a social media presence
20 … Hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every MINUTE
Your customers are there. Your competitors are there. Get in the game.
You’re in marketing for one reason: Grow.
Grow your company, reputation, customers, impact, profits. Grow yourself. This is a community that will help. It will stretch your mind, connect you to fascinating people, and provide some fun along the way. I am so glad you’re here.