These facts will make you re-think your current social media tactics from a business point of view. Our tip, use Facebook on a daily basis, communicate with your fans and other Facebook pages, and creatively present your brand to the world online.
Facebook marketing on the rise: 92% of marketers use Facebook and 75% of marketers plan to increase their use in 2011 (2011 Social Media Marketing Industry Report). Indeed, 44% of North American companies see Facebook as important or critical to their marketing plans (eMarketer).
Mass consumer adoption of Facebook: There are 750 million active Facebook users across the globe and 31% of Facebook users are on the site multiple times every day (Pew Internet & American Life Project). Social networking accounts for one of every six minutes spent online (ComScore). Your customers are there. These are numbers you just cannot ignore.
Consumers look to Facebook friends for advice: 24% of consumers consult their Facebook friends before making a purchase (Edison Research).
Facebook influences consumer behavior: More than one in three consumers say they’re likely to purchase from a company they follow on Facebook (eMarketer). 53% of Facebook users would recommend a brand or company’s product to friends (ROI Research).