The Top Benefits of Social Media Marketing [INFOGRAPHIC]

PamDyer
Pam Dyer Marketing Maven, SolutionsIQ

Posted on July 1st 2013

The Top Benefits of Social Media Marketing [INFOGRAPHIC]

 

89% of marketers say that social media generates more business exposure

The Conversation Prism The Top Benefits of Social Media Marketing [Infographic]There are a million articles and blog posts out there that sing the praises of social media marketing — how social networks like Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest have had a major impact on lead generation and sales. If you follow my blog, you know that I’ve written a lot of them myself. Wouldn’t it be nice to have an easy way to to see some proof and hard numbers to back up the claims?

Social Media Examiner recently released its 2013 Social Media Marketing Industry Report, which set out to uncover the “who, what, where, when, and why” of social media marketing. More that 3,000 marketers were surveyed, and their responses provide valuable insights into the benefits of social media marketing.

Wishpond, a maker of online marketing tools, created an infographic that nicely illustrates the study’s results. If you need to convince decision makers in your company that they should give social media marketing a try, keep this image on hand.

Here are the top benefits that companies are seeing from social media marketing:

  • 89% of respondents said that social media marketing has generated more business exposure
  • 64% saw lead generation increase by using social media 6 hours or less per day
  • 69% of marketers use social media to gather marketplace intelligence
  • 62% of marketers using social media for 2+ years reported a rise in search engine rankings
  • 62% of businesses with 10 employees or less reported that social media has reduced marketing expenses

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PamDyer

Pam Dyer

Marketing Maven, SolutionsIQ

I direct marketing initiatives at SolutionsIQ, a leading Agile services provider. My blog, Pamorama, is all about how organizations can optimize their online presence and branding with social media marketing. My goal is to help businesses understand how to use social networks to find leads, increase sales, and improve branding via digital marketing on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and other social networks. Topics include blogging, inbound and content marketing, and Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

I'm featured in Forbes as a Top-50 Social Media Power Influencer and a Top-20 Woman Social Media Power Influencer. I’m very grateful to my audience for reading and sharing my content, and proud to be associated with the many impressive people who are also recognized.

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Comments

This is a very cool inforgraphic! This just goes to show that social media marketing has been on the rise and will continue to rise and thrive as ways to help get your brand or service get recognized. More people have created and used social media accounts every day, all from around the world, and a company should focus on social media marketing anyway that they can. With all of the high numbers that are presented here, there is no way any company should be without some sort of social media marketing strategy.

Hi Pam,


I'm inclined to totally agree with your postulations. From all indications, the search engines are moving in favour of social media. For instance, I did my reseach and observed that websites, articles that creates a brand on Google plus ( having more followers, constant sharing of updates on the social media) tend to do very well on Google SERP.

Most search engine optimization consultant needs to embrace this in their conculting profession.

I am gradually embracing this concept as I aim to make my website viable.

I really appreciate the information above and they’re correct a 100%, but there need to be hard work and also some team work. This whole process might take time but it will surely give you the benefits.

Hi Pam, I was kinda confused on the info but I do understand them all. I am a new marketer and you're right Pam, I do use social networking sites to generate traffics to my site. But sad to say, I need tools to do and search the right keywords intended for my business. I have found the Colibri (http://colibritool.com/) and they have free trial period as well. Now, what I am trying to say is that, is this tool okay to use? Hence my colleagues have been using this one for their businesses and they recommended this to me. But before I will user this one, I do seek for your advice. Thanks