New data from a survey of 1,092 consumers by Opinion Research Corporation found that 85% of social media users thought companies should interact with them through social media. This is strong validation for social media marketing. Consumers, tired of being shouted at, are ok...

Social Network traffic has seen some interesting trends as of late. There is no doubt that social networks are here to stay, and will only continue to become more mainstream. However, not all sites are seeing booming traffic, in fact some seem to be dieing....

I thought it would be interesting to see the Geographic data from Google Insight with regards to some of the top social networks around the world. Below you will find the data returned for each site, and the resulting country that has the highest...

We’re social media geeks. All of us who work at Ignite Social Media. Most of you who read this blog are, too. That means we’re not normal. I tell my clients all the time that nobody in the room is normal. They think about their...

One of the theories around social media marketing is that you need to drop your hook where the fish are. Tech-savvy consumers, particularly younger tech-savvy consumers, eschew traditional marketing vehicles (like TV) and are generally so annoyed by advertising that they have tuned it out....

comScore Ad Metrix is reporting today on the relative frequency of ads appearing on MySpace pages versus the relative frequency of ads appearing on Facebook. While MySpace had twice as many unique visitors (68.4 million) than Facebook in September, they served six times as...

Nick O’Neill has an interesting post on his very good “Social Times” site. (How, by the way, does he find time to post so much??)...