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Mobile marketing nets Facebook more attention from investors

Facebook mobile marketingFacebook generates hype with focus on mobile marketing

Facebook is expected to report in full 2012 earnings by the end of January, which is likely to have investors paying close attention to the social networking company. Facebook went public in 2012, but experienced lackluster participation from investors, who were unwilling to meet the company’s own predictions of its share price. Investors are likely to be interested in the mobile advertising efforts that Facebook has been making in recent months. The company’s focus on mobile marketing may help rekindle the interest investors had in Facebook once upon a time.

Facebook adopts more aggressive stance in mobile space

Facebook has been introducing a multitude of new features in recent months. Many of these features are designed to make the social network easier to use by consumers. A significant portion of features have been added to benefit companies and advertisers looking to connect with these consumers. Mobile marketing has been one of the key focuses of Facebook in this endeavor, and the social network has been providing advertisers with better tools to engage their audiences.

Graph Search may be a major victory for Facebook

Earlier this month, Facebook introduced a new search function that opened the gateway for location-based services and better targeting of consumers for advertisers. The Facebook Graph Search, as it is called, allows marketers to make use of keywords to find promising demographics on the social network. These advertisers can then find out where these consumers live, what they like, and make use of other information that could be vital to the development of an engaging mobile marketing campaign.

Third quarter reports show that mobile focus has benefitted Facebook

Mobile marketing is expected to help Facebook see some growth. Thus far, Facebook’s focus on the mobile space has yielded significant benefits, with the company’s shares registering an increase of 35% in the third quarter of 2012. Whether the fourth quarter will produce similar results has yet to be seen, but investors are likely to pay close attention to the company’s future mobile marketing efforts, as long as Facebook can continue seeing progress therein.

Social media marketing from Facebook and Pinterest most successful offline

Social Media MarketingThese two industry leaders are generating more in store action than other networks.

A new social media marketing survey conducted by ACTIVE Network has revealed that 47 percent of social network users have taken offline action in some way following an interaction on one of those sites.

These actions consisted of such behaviors as making a purchase, meeting someone, or participating in an event.

Social media marketing and consumer behaviors from five networks were examined within the survey. They included Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn. Among them all, it was determined that Facebook was the greatest driver of offline actions. In fact 87 percent of the users of that site had taken part in at least one offline action as a result of an online interaction there.

The second social media marketing position was taken by relative newcomer, Pinterest.

Pinterest’s social media marketing generated offline action among 70 percent of its users. Next was LinkedIn, with 60 percent, then Twitter, at 56 percent, and finally Google+ at 37 percent. The ACTIVE Network study was entitled “Beyond the Click”.

Also determined through this study was that Facebook and LinkedIn were the leaders in social media marketing that brought about personal connections and meetings in person. These two networks frequently led to meeting offline as well as building direct contacts. In fact, 70 percent of the users of Facebook have gone on to make direct contact with someone because of an interaction that had occurred on the site. Comparatively, 56 percent of LinkedIn users experienced the same result after an interaction on that network.

Similarly, among Facebook users, 40 percent had actually met someone in person because of an interaction that had occurred on that website, where 25 percent of LinkedIn members had done the same thing for that reason.

When it came to event attendance, the leaders were Facebook and Twitter. At Facebook, 58 percent of users had attended an offline event following social media marketing on that site, whereas 31 percent of Twitter users had done the same thing because of what they’d experienced on that network.