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Facebook Releases 'Topics to Watch' Report for February, Highlighting Key Trends

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Facebook has released its latest ‘Topics to Watch’ report which highlights the key subjects gaining momentum, based on mention volume, across The Social Network.

The monthly Topics to Watch reports can be a great way to stay ahead of the latest trends and shifts – according to Facebook, up to 80% of the topics they've identified in their monthly reports have gone on to become more significant movements.

Facebook Releases Latest 'Topics to Watch' Report, Highlighting Key Trends

facebook releases latest topics to watch report highlighting key trends

I don’t know about some of these.

Facebook has released its latest ‘Topics to Watch’ report, which highlights the key subjects gaining momentum, based on mention volume, across The Social Network. The monthly Topics to Watch reports can be a great way to stay ahead of the latest trends and shifts – according to Facebook’s research team, up to 80% of the topics they identify in their monthly reports go on to become more significant movements.

Facebook Releases New Report on Key Media Consumption Trends [Infographic]

facebook releases new report on key media consumption trends

Facebook has released a new research report as part of its “Shifts for 2020” series, which looks at how emerging tech is influencing user actions.

The latest update looks at “four tech-driven shifts that will change the way we connect, come together and create community”.

Facebook Releases New Report on Shifting Consumer Behaviors and How to Maximize Your Marketing Efforts

facebook releases new report on shifting consumer behaviors

Facebook has published a new research report which provides some interesting food for thought for brands looking to make the most of social as an outreach platform, with a specific focus on video content.

The report, entitled “New medium, new rules: video advertising in the mobile age”, highlights the need to understand changing consumer behaviors - and not just in terms of the mediums through which they’re consuming media, but also the way they use each specific medium, and how advertisers can tap into that to produce better results.

LinkedIn Releases New Report on How Employee-Shared Content Can Drive Audience Action

linkedin releases new report on how employee shared content can drive audience action

With social media giving everyone a voice, employee advocacy – and expanding your marketing reach throughout your employees’ social networks – has become a much more significant consideration. LinkedIn is one of various platforms that have sought to tap into this trend, via their employee advocacy program ‘Elevate’, which aims to help encourage employee engagement on social in a way that helps boost your wider brand efforts.

According to LinkedIn, on average, employees have around 10x more connections on social than companies do, and through tools like Elevate, businesses can use this as a means to expand their reach.

New Report Looks at How Twitter Data Can Be Used to Improve Market Understanding

new report looks at how twitter data can be used to improve market understanding

Amidst all the criticism of Twitter, through their inaction on Terms of Service violations, to their slowing growth, to their lack of profit, one thing that often gets overlooked is the platform’s value in terms of data, and tracking real-time trends.

This, of course, if central to Twitter’s ‘Happening Now’ ethos, which is now central to their marketing efforts, but even with it being a core element, many still fail to understand just how valuable Twitter data can be for detecting trends and movements before they become more significant.

New Report Shows Brand Performance on Social, Broken Down by Industry

new report shows brand performance on social by industryWhich industries perform best on social, and on what platforms are they seeing the most significant growth?

These can be key questions when formulating your own strategy – while you can’t necessarily compare your business to others straight up, looking at what’s working in each sector can give you a baseline, while also pointing you to the platforms where others in your market are seeing the best results.

To help with this, TrackMaven recently conducted a study, examining 12 months worth of social data from over 700 leading businesses. They’ve segmented the results into industry sectors, providing more granular data on each – here’s a summary of their key findings.

New Report Shows Instagram, Snapchat Lead Facebook in Teen Usage

new report shows instagram snapchat lead facebook in teen usage

Mark Zuckerberg will not be happy about this.

According to the latest study by Pew Research, Facebook is now the fourth most popular social network amongst teen users in the U.S., lagging behind YouTube, Instagram and (the worst news for Zuck) Snapchat.

Requests for User Data Rise in Twitter’s Latest Transparency Report

twitter-7-4Twitter said that it has seen an increase in requests from government agencies around the world for account information and content removal.

Twitter on Thursday released its bi-annual transparency report, detailing the number of requests for information the company receives from government agencies around the world.

Releasing transparency reports, a practice pioneered by Google four years ago, is now commonplace for many large technology companies; Facebook, Yahoo and Microsoft regularly release their own similar versions.

Snapchat Increases Lead in Teen Usage According to New Report

snapchat increases lead in teen usage according to new report

While Snapchat has come under increasing pressure from Facebook, and increasing scrutiny from market analysts and investors, there is one key audience segment within which the app is still winning – teen users.

According to new research released by investment firm Piper Jaffray, Snapchat’s now more popular among U.S. teens than ever, rising beyond its previous leading benchmark in their past surveys.

U.S. Paid Search Spend Sees First Drop In Six Years

paid search dropIgnitionOne, a global marketing cloud company, released its Q1 2016 Digital Marketing Report, demonstrating both steady trends and surprising changes in digital advertising metrics.