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Survey Analytics Blog: Top 5 Infographics of the Week: Social Media Demographics

Survey Analytics Blog: Top 5 Infographics of the Week: Social Media Demographics | IMC | Scoop.it
Whether or not we like to admit it, social media has become a huge part of our lives. That is why we were so interested in learning about the demographics of social media users.

Via Russ Merz, Ph.D.
Sherin Nicolson's insight:

This is such a big insight into what the market is doing in todays cluttered technological world. This can help marketers break through that clutter and target these audiences through the means of technology that they are more inclined to use and relate to more. This also encourages research of IMC campaigns to move forward with their thinking as the technological advances are moving even more rapidly and quickly. The industry has changed rapidly because of technology and we as marketers cannot afford to ignore this. 

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Russ Merz, Ph.D.'s curator insight, May 3, 2014 6:29 PM

A collection of 5 infographics highlighting different aspects of social media demography. Good reference material.

malek's curator insight, May 4, 2014 7:14 AM

a good collection in one page

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Twitter Tests More Inviting Profile Designs On Mobile | TechCrunch

Twitter Tests More Inviting Profile Designs On Mobile | TechCrunch | IMC | Scoop.it
Twitter has been testing designs furiously all winter, including a tile-like format for tweets and a Facebook-style profile page on the web. But TNW has..

Via David Blundell
Sherin Nicolson's insight:

This is a unique tool for marketers to establish what their consumers interests are. Facebook has been very successful in attracting businesses which are looking to create awareness for their brands. Marketers are able to find insights into the target audiences, what their interests are and create a basis for their market research. This upgrade complicates the idea of Twitter, however marketers and businesses may find it a useful tool. 

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David Blundell's curator insight, March 27, 2014 6:44 AM

Hmm, is it me or does this look a bit messy? Maybe I'm just a simple sole who prefers the one column simplicity of (original) Twitter. What do you think? . . .

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Music analytics is helping the music industry see into the future

Music analytics is helping the music industry see into the future | IMC | Scoop.it

The internet is taking power away from record labels but it’s also giving them the ability to predict future hits.

 

The world’s listening habits were once relatively private.

Music lovers declared their allegiances with posters, festival wristbands and physical copies of the music they loved. But when listeners retreated to the safety of their bedrooms, they could indulge in guilty pleasures without Last.fm or Spotify telling the rest of the planet.

 

Record companies were aware which radio station played their songs and where their CDs were popular, but that information painted an incomplete picture at best. Who knew what music people were sharing on tapes and CDs burnt in the privacy of their own bedrooms?

 

“The traditional metrics like sales told us a record or CD was sold, but nothing about what happened after that,” says Paul Smernicki, director of digital at Universal Music UK.

 

That’s all changed. The explosion of data from sources like torrenting, music streaming sites and social media platforms has offered the music industry a huge opportunity to understand their fans and spot upcoming artists like never before. Music analytics is now worth an estimated £1.8 billion per year.


Via Russ Merz, Ph.D.
Sherin Nicolson's insight:

The marketing industry is ever-changing because of new and evolving technological advances. This shows you need to communicate to the next generation in new and innovative ways. Tradition is phasing out and new technology is the future!

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Russ Merz, Ph.D.'s curator insight, April 9, 2014 4:28 PM

Will the future of music production and talent scouting be embodied in an #algorithm? The emerging business of #music #analytics.