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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

3 Social Media Campaigns from Luxury Auto Makers in July

Posted by Doug Schumacher on August 14th, 2015 at 10:28 am

This past July there were some social media campaigns in the luxury auto industry worth taking a closer look at. Below, in the Subject Explorer chart, you see the topics brands were posting on the most, and with the most engagement (see the legend at the bottom of that chart).

The #acuransxontour hashtag really jumps out for both it’s high volume and high engagement rate. The analysis of this campaign is directly below, in the Subject Analyzer.
They’re taking an Acura NSX on the road and the first stop was Chicago. Where to next? Follow the car around the country — that’s the central theme here, which you can see outlined in the Top Related Terms chart, below.
In the Posts chart below, note the even distribution of posts around the 3 social networks. Of course, where engagement happens is another thing entirely, and like many of our previous campaigns we’ve highlighted, Instagram takes the lead here.

The next campaign, #nyfwm from Cadillac, is centered around New York Fashion Week: Mens. As this is only a several day event, the campaign’s duration is going to be quite different from the NSX road trip. This is clearly highlighted in the Posting By Day chart. However, in... Read more

Facebook Leaderboard for top Fruit Juice Brands

Posted by Doug Schumacher on August 10th, 2015 at 10:55 am

The leaderboard below shows how the top CPG fruit juice brands are performing on Facebook. This data is for the month of July, 2015.
Several interesting things stand out. The average posting volume of 20 is about 1 time per weekday, with Dole posting 45 times.
You can also see from Minute Maid’s engagements generated that you don’t have to have the most fans or the most posting volume to generate a lot of engagement. How are they doing that? It looks like a lot of their engagement has come from promoted posts, as you can see by comparing the total Engagements to the 24h Engagement columns. The bigger the difference between those two, the more likely they’re driving a lot of engagement from promotion (more on our post promotion detection method here).
That said, even when filtering out much of the promotional impact, as the 24h Engagement column does, we still see Minute Maid generating the most engagement, with a below-average fan count and posting volume.

Brands wanting to assess what works in this industry on Facebook would do well to analyze Minute Maid’s activities. Things like when they schedule their posts, what media format they use, and what topics they post about. Zuum’s Subject... Read more

Triumph Motorcycles' #womenwelove Facebook Campaign Analysis

Posted by Doug Schumacher on July 29th, 2015 at 9:01 am

In social media, there’s a lot to be gained from analyzing a competitor’s top campaigns. Campaigns are a good way to gain a deeper understanding of their approach to social media, and marketing in general. Analysis of a competitor’s top campaigns can show how they value the various social channels, where they allocate resources, and how their content performs across the different channels.
And if you want to find a brand’s major campaigns, look for the hashtags they use when posting. Analyzing the motorcycle industry’s top posting themes since May, I found a number of interesting topics that were posted on at least 5 times on Facebook. See the Subject Analyzer chart directly below.

Curious to see how a motorcycle brand executes a salute to women — a small portion of their customer base — I selected the #womenwelove campaign theme. Analysis of the #womenwelove campaign is in the Subject Analyzer chart below.
In the Posting Calendar chart, you can see the campaign is from Triumph, with 5 posts scattered across the last few months, as evidenced in the Posts chart. All photos, of course, per the Engagements chart.

The Top Related Terms chart gives you a quick take on the campaign’s overall content.
Also in the Engagements chart, note the engagement-to-fans (E/F) ratio of... Read more