Ring In the New Year with 2011 Marketing Trends

Posted By: Carlee Vellinga

As the Holiday season approaches, the year is coming to a close. We look to the next year with anticipation and curiosity. What will 2011 hold for social media? This article written by Eric Tsai from B2C Marketing Insider reveals the four most expected trends for social networks, businesses and marketers.

4 Internet Marketing Trends For 2011

As we’re approaching the end of the 2010 there are numerous developments with businesses using social media. I had predicted that brands will need to figure out how social fits into their overall brand strategy by identifying where the leverage is with social media and how to manage it.

Online communities are now everywhere there is access and common objectives. Even social networks are interconnected themselves pushing and pulling content across various channels.

For business owners, bloggers and marketers, we have to realize that the landscape is changing and will continue to shift towards attentive reach, not frequency.

Instead of trying to reach broad targets of demographic groups, investing in paid media we find valuable organic content becoming more powerful, ranking higher by search engines and shared by passionate communities.

Need more facts to back up the growth of social media? According to Harris Interactive:

  • 9 out of 10 (87%) online adults use social media
  • Highest percentage (22%) uses social media less than 1 hour per week
  • Highest percentage of 18-34 yr-olds (17%) uses social media 6-10 hours per week

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