Social media marketing myths present sales barrier to indie authors

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Inaccurate beliefs are holding back the ability of certain writers to be able to improve their book sales. It has been broadly accepted among indie authors that social media marketing is among the most affordable and effective channels that they can use to be able to reach their readers and promote their latest (and previous) books, but the problem is that there is false information circulating that is reducing the results that many among this community are seeing. Advertising over social media can reach consumers over desktop and mobile platforms,…

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Social media marketing study reveals paid social represents under 10 percent of total spend

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Paid social is not taking up a very large percentage of the complete amount being spent by marketers. The results of an eMarketer study have now been revealed and they have shown that among the vast majority of participants in the research, a maximum of 10 percent of a total marketing budget was being spent on paid social media marketing. This study was conducted by STRATA, which is a media software company. It was determined that among 92 percent of the respondents who took part in this social media marketing…

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Social media marketing continues to be led by women

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When it comes to sharing on Facebook, Pinterst, and Integram, female users lead the way. According to the latest data gathered by Pew Research Center’s American Life Project, woman are, by far, the leaders in social media marketing participation, which could mean that marketers may be focusing their mobile and online campaigns even more specifically in their direction. The recent survey by Pew has shown that women use these networking sites far more than men. The data indicated that while both men and women are using social networks, it is…

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Social media marketing leads to one third of brand discoveries

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The results of a recent data analysis have shown that traffic is driven from social networks to brand sites. According to the latest Forrester Search Marketing Playbook (2013) marketers that use social media marketing as an element of their overall strategies online are driving consumers back to their brand sites by participating in social media. The research has finally shown that there is tangible benefit from using this advertising technique. The report from Forrester indicated that 32 percent of consumers find the official brand web pages that they visit by…

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Social media marketing spending over mobile will reach $200 billion

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This forecast is expected to be reached by 2017 according to a report that was released this week. Strategy Analytics has just issued a report which details its forecasts regarding spending on consumer social media marketing over mobile, and that it will increase from the $161 billion that it reached last year to $200 billion by 2017. The amounts included in the data and the forecasts include a number of different forms of content consumption. The mobile social media marketing spending in the report was making reference to the content…

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Mobile commerce is one of the leading priorities among IT pros

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Selling over smartphones and using social media marketing topped the list in the latest survey. According to the results of a survey that was administered to IT executives, among the top priorities that they are facing at the moment and into the future are mobile commerce and social media marketing. These professionals are seeing a rapid broadening in their responsibilities and roles due to smartphones. They are discovering that they are being expected to be able to manage a rapidly growing list of different functions with only an average level…

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