More than 20 million tweets have already been sent about the election Tuesday night, Twitter's government team revealed. That makes it by far the most tweeted political event in U.S. history.
The number was announced at 10:16 p.m. ET, with the election still in the balance — suggesting that the final tally would be much larger before the night was over.
With 20 million tweets, Election Day just became the most tweeted about event in US political history. #election2012
On Election Day 2008, 1.8 million tweets were sent. Today, that number of tweets is sent every 6 minutes. Both candidates have invested in social media heavily this election, and many feel that social media will have a measurable impact on the outcome of the election. We've found 160 mind-boggling stats around the 2012 Presidential election around the general themes of:
What separates Democrats and Republicans when it comes to digital advertising?What do Obama and Romney talk about on social media?How active are the candidates on social media?Which national convention stirred up the most conversation?
How many tweets did Obama get during the campaign versus Romney?
In certain instances, we'll provide actionable takeaways for you to apply to your own social marketing strategy.
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If you spend any time in mobile app marketing, you know that the vast majority of advertising campaigns are based on app installs. Whether an ad network or publisher is charging for impressions, clicks, or installs, the majority of app developers are backing everything out to a cost-per-install. We've started to see a shift. It's a shift I'm extremely excited about because it brings advertising back to a cost-per-action (CPA) for mobile apps.
Let's say you have a utility style app that's installed on millions of devices. Your users keep the app on their phone in case they want to book a trip, check in, listen to music, or pick up on a game they thought was interesting. Acquiring new app installs is certainly still important, but what if you could pay publishers and advertising channels for the users they re-engage, causing those users to return to your app and make a purchase. Wouldn't that be worth something?
We have to start thinking about the value of a user's actions beyond the install. What is a purchase in your app worth to you? How would this impact your budgets?
Imagine how this impacts the monetization of social media traffic. Though it might be likely that a user sharing their app experience on social media might be broadcasting to others that already have the same app installed, perhaps this re-engagement causes a new purchase decision or in-app action. Incentivizing marketing and advertising partners by paying for this actual revenue event will only drive more quality users to make more in-app purchase decisions.
With social media eating up an increasingly larger chunk of brands' communications strategies these days, it's easy for marketers to find themselves lost in the day-to-day planning and execution of messaging through all the various channels. What started as a seemingly menial task -- planning a brand's tweets for the week -- has now expanded to crafting Facebook posts and managing Pinterest boards, Instagram uploads, and Google+ interactions. Suddenly, what started as a seemingly simple task has become an unwieldy time-suck. And even those brands that are lucky enough to have dedicated social media managers are finding that the potential channels of interest are proliferating faster than the personnel allotment to manage those channels.
Since social media managers now have to do more with either the same or fewer resources, they have to create efficiencies in their current processes. Here are some simple ways to do so that you might not have considered. Streamlining your processes in this way will free you up to do more of what really matters in social media -- respond and engage.
Some of the following examples might seem obvious at first, but don't knock 'em until you've tried 'em. Simple tools (like calendars) tend to create an outward ripple of efficiencies. Have you discovered a creative solution to an efficiency problem? Please share in the comments below. The following ideas are ones I have personally used and tested.
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- When Greg Jurcisin isn't running his two restaurants in Euclid and Concord, he's thinking about how to keep customers to coming back. For him, e-mail marketing trumps social media.
In a world where social media dominates conversations for millions of people, small business owners like Jurcisin still find that marketing to customers who willingly sign up to hear about specials, activities, coupons and trivia is much more effective than marketing to the masses. In the last eight years, he's built a following of 2,600 customers who want to hear about his gourmet pizzasliquor tastings, live bands and even exclusive discounts.
Meanwhile he's still trying to reach 1,000 Facebook fans.
"When you use e-mail you're putting out all of this information and it's done. If they want more they can go to your website," said Jurcisin who owns Beach Club Bistro and Beach Club Grill.
And Jurcisin is not alone. With 3.3 billion users, email marketing has nearly three times as many user accounts as Facebook and Twitter combined.
"Social media is a slow process to build unless you have someone at your company dedicated to it or you can afford to hire a specialist. We have a Facebook page, but I'm running a business I don't have time to keep running back to a computer to answer questions about something we posted," Jurcisin said.
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