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Social media marketing trends point out difference between Twitter and LinkedIn users

Recent data analysis has revealed that age plays an important role in the popularity of these networks.

According to a recent release from Doug Anmuth, an analyst from JPMorgan, there are some significant social media marketing trends being revealed that have to do with the age of the users of the various networks.

What he found was that the user base at Twitter tends to be younger than all other large networks, for example.

At the same time, Anmuth also pointed out that on the other end of these social media marketing trends is that the users of LinkedIn are slightly older than those of other networks. He revealed that Twitter may lean toward the younger users, it still has users across every age range. The heart of its user group in the United States is made up of people between the ages of 13 and 44. The age range representing the largest group of its users is from 25 to 34. That said, 10.1 percent of its users are between the ages of 13 and 17, which represents a sizeable group. Equally, 18.2 percent of its users are 18 to 24 years old.

This knowledge, as well as the ages on other networks, is important to social media marketing trends and campaigns.

Social Media Marketing - Twitter and LinkedIn differencesThe reason is that the fact that there is a difference of this nature from one network to the other could change the way that ads are placed and promotions are expressed from one platform to the next.

To demonstrate the difference, looking at Facebook, it reveals that the user range is considerably broader. Still the largest social network in the world, its largest segment is made up of 25 to 34 year olds, at 19 percent of its American user base. Another 17 percent was represented, each, by the groups of users in the 34 to 44 year old range and the 45 to 54 year olds.

At the other end of the scale, LinkedIn, the professional network, leans much more to an older crowd, with the majority of its American user base made up of people aged 45 through 54. Only 9.6 percent of LinkedIn users were within the 18 to 24 age group. Social media marketing trends may soon need to differ from one network to the next to ensure that they will appeal to the largest groups of users.

10 Ways Augmented Reality Can Assist Retail

Today innovation trends influence significantly the marketing strategy.

Mobile devices became a vital element of a sales process, being used in decision-making processes. Following the trend, augmented reality has emerged as an innovative tool that allows brands to interact with consumers on their mobile devices. AR creates new digital experience that enriches the relationship between a consumer and a brand and can be used in any location – through PC at home, mobile devices or kiosks in stores.

Retailers have traditionally relied on print advertising campaigns or other media to promote products. Being divided in the past, print, media and in-store marketing efforts are merged today into the comprehensive consumer experience via augmented reality. Integration of augmented reality in marketing efforts aims to build consumer relationship, boost sales, and add value to the shopper experience. Retailers are getting the chance to attract their target audience by means multiple traditional and non-traditional interactions.

Here are top ten ways augmented reality can help retailers (with examples):

1. Improves conversion rates and reduces returns for clothing stores – Virtual fitting room (J.C.Penney)

Increased online conversion rate and reduced returns lead to an improved company’s profitability.

http://youtu.be/fhjuZMEJ4-U

2. Optimizes warehouse space (SAP & Vuzix)

Augmented reality can improve navigation around warehouse territory when big spaces and a lot of inventory items are involved.

http://youtu.be/9Wv9k_ssLcI

3. Combines traditional retail experience and e-commerce (Yihaodian & O&M)

The creation of virtual retail stores of any size makes it possible to stay closer to the customers with no inventory costs and long lines.

http://youtu.be/hJqIpIlR3nI

4. Enhances brand recognition (Cosmos(Tavria-V))

Gamification added to the physical products helps to engage customers with a product and works as an incentive to a quicker purchase.

http://youtu.be/qBuMCPYyRmQ

5. Empowers advertising campaigns (VW)

Brands can incorporate AR experience into an advert which directs the user to the additional web content, product video, coupons etc.

http://youtu.be/KRA0SZhKNyo

6. Lets customers “try” before they buy with a 3D product preview (Lego)

The product demonstration may not be as high pressure as a pitch situation but it is still a selling opportunity. AR experience can make an engaging alternative in situations when it is impossible to demonstrate a real product.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UxWkZtUKaI

7. Displays additional information about products shown, enriches shopping experience (IBM Research)

Anything from nutritional information to a virtual coupon that customers can redeem at check out can be incorporated with augmented reality.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAVtHjzQnqY

8. Searches for deals around (Valpak)

Augmented reality functionality helps merchants’ offers get found and used by consumers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSFpnJpNHkk

9. Visualizes product catalogs  (IKEA)

The “projected” catalog items give a customer a real-time, scale view of what the product would look like in their space.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDNzTasuYEw

10. Brings customers inside a store (Hugo Boss)

AR-enabled store windows entertain potential customers and make them wonder what’s inside.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4q4Aew-zx3w

Technologies are emerging with a speed of light. Companies that are open to new opportunities and adopt trending technologies for business development are the most likely to grow their revenue and market share.

Augmented reality marketing and retail are fairly new, although we can see the significant growth of successful campaigns over the recent years. Retail is a very attractive field to explore Augmented Reality because the results can be seen in real figures, live feedbacks from the customers and often get viral exposure due to its novelty. The examples listed above talk for themselves. We anticipate new impressive campaigns in augmented reality retail and believe it will soon become a crucial tool in the marketing technology set.

Author:

Dariia Gaioshko – Product Marketing Manager at Augmented Pixels – Odessa, Ukraine