Tagged 'advertising'

'Big in 2016' Social Media Predictions: Video Eats the World, Organic Social Death Knell

Posted by Willie Pena on December 28th, 2015 at 12:37 pm

For 2016, we looked at some of the biggest trends, how they will evolve and what it will mean for social brands.

Jeb Bush = $35 Million Loser (TV Neophyte)

Posted by Mark Hughes on December 22nd, 2015 at 9:19 am

Jeb Bush has spent a lot of money on television advertisement campaigns. $35 million dollars, to be exact. He is the largest spender of TV campaigning, spending more than the rest of the GOP combined. You would think that, with the amount of money his campaign has thrown towards television, he would be growing in the polls, but here’s the reality:
He’s failing.
The most recent poll shows Bush at just 3%. Jeb Bush’s ad campaign is sinking at a titanic rate. None of his ads are affective. On top of that, the GOP front runner, Donald Trump, has spent just over $2 million dollars (which is a relatively easy feat when the news covers you every single day), but with the amount of money Jeb has put in, one question arose:
Does Jeb Bush have ANYONE who knows/cares about ROI on his TV?
$35 million dollars is a massive budget for any advertising campaign. It’s almost as if his campaign was aiming to be the next Draft Kings. (the exception being that Draft Kings has had an incredibly successful return). With Full Funnel Attribution, the Bush campaign (or any other political candidate) would be able to pinpoint where their advertisements are doing the best and which... Read more

Report: Social Media Benchmark and Content Trends for the Fruit Juice Industry

Posted by Doug Schumacher on November 24th, 2015 at 11:39 am

In this report we look at the fan counts, posting habits, engagement levels, and content themes of the top fruit juice brands in the US. We’ll analyze 9 category leaders: Dole, Naked Juice, Capri Sun, Ocean Spray, Minute Maid, Welch’s, SUJA Juice, V8, and Langers Juice
Highlights

The largest network account among all these brands is Dole’s Facebook account: 1.8 million fans.
Instagram accounts on average gained over 18% in fan growth, industry-wide.
Between Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, Instagram generates the most engagement. And on average, engagement on Instagram is over twice that of Facebook, despite having only 2% of the Facebook fan count.

Report: Social Media Benchmark & Content Trends for the Energy Drink Industry

Posted by Doug Schumacher on November 18th, 2015 at 10:10 am

In this report we look at the fan counts, posting habits, engagement levels, and content themes of the top energy drink brands in the US. We’ll analyze 5 category leaders: Monster Energy, Red Bull, Rockstar Energy Drink, Burn Energy Drink, and 5-Hour Energy.
Highlights

The largest network account among all these brands is Red Bull’s Facebook account: 44.2 million fans.
Instagram accounts on average gained over 3% in fan growth, industry-wide. That compares to .37% for Facebook.
Between Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, Instagram generates the most engagement. Facebook only has 54% of the total public engagement generated by Instagram.

Facebook July Leaderboard for CPG Dips and Dressings

Posted by Doug Schumacher on August 17th, 2015 at 11:36 am

CPG is a very broad business category, with sub-categories like soft drinks having brands with some of the larger social media fan counts anywhere. In our July ranking of the 25 most engaging brands on Facebook, the three top brands are CPG.
Of course, the CPG umbrella includes many smaller brands, with more niche or regional appeal. One subcategory in particular is dips and dressings. Below is the Facebook Leaderboard for some of the top dips and spreads brands in the US for the month of July.
You can see that the fan counts, while not what you’ll see from Pepsi or Coke, are still substantial. Posting volume is a little light in this category, with even the top brand, Sabra, only posting about 1 time per day.

Fan growth rate is also relatively strong, averaging almost 2% for the industry. That would be around 25% growth per year, and you can see Litehouse Foods, the second largest brand in this group growing at well over 5% in July.
Yet another interesting view on this chart is the comparison of the Engagements column to the 24h Engagements column. As we explain in this post about how to estimate the percent of engagement of a competitor’s post that was generated by paid promotion, It looks... Read more