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Social media marketing spending will reach $36 billion in 2 years

Some of eMarketer’s latest stats are now showing that this year will already reach $15.5 billion in SMM ad revenue.

It is no great surprise that social media marketing is increasing in its use, but according to research from eMarketer, this form of advertising is also consistently breaking spending records and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

Advertising over SMM is expected to reach a tremendous $36 billion by the year 2017.

This represents a tremendous amount of growth from what is predicted for this year. The research from eMarketer also indicates that the social network that will be experiencing the greatest benefit from this advertising trend will be Facebook. As the popularity of these networks continues its increases among consumers, advertisers are catching on to the potential at a growing rate. This is causing them to spent more in order to be able to make contact with their target market in a more meaningful and effective way.

This year, advertisers around the globe wills spend nearly $24 billion on social media marketing.

social media marketingThe eMarketer research has predicted that this will represent an increase of 33.5 percent over the spending for social media advertising, last year. In only two years from now, the use of social media for ads and marketing will make up 16 percent of the worldwide digital ad spend.

The top spenders on SMM will be located in the United States and Canada, where it is anticipated that marketers will be boosting their payments to the various social networks by a whopping 31 percent in 2015, alone. This will bring the amount of spending on that medium up and beyond the $10 billion mark for the first time in history.

When looking at it from the perspective of the breakdown for individual users, this actually represents a spend of over $50 per user throughout the social networking universe. That amount has been predicted to rise to reach $71.37 per user within the span of the next couple of years, said the data and forecasts in the eMarketer report.

The market that will come in second for social media marketing spending in that time will be the Asia-Pacific region, where there will be a predicted spend of $7.4 billion. Third place will belong to Europe, where they will spend $4.74 billion.

Social media marketing study shows Facebook’s network is hot

The research found that the company is ready to take on the needs of app marketers in its ads.

A recent statement from Fiksu, a mobile marketing firm, has shown that the current forecast in social media marketing looks very good for Facebook in terms of effectively advertising smartphone and tablet apps.

The latest data is showing that the social network has the ability to encourage people to download the games.

Games are a considerable driver of the overall social media marketing ad revenue that Facebook has been experiencing. Earlier in 2014, Facebook initially rolled out its advertising network, offering app developers an opportunity to reach out to device users and encourage them to download their offerings. For many, this has become a golden opportunity that has brought them from relative obscurity into a level of relevance in the mobile app world.

That said, the successes of social media marketing ads for mobile app developers weren’t always obvious.

Social Media Marketing - Facebook popularAccording to the Fiksu chief strategy officer, Craig Palli, the results seen for mobile app developers using Facebook for their ads were relatively disappointing for the first while. They showed low response rates. However, while advertisers have seen lower click through rates, at the same time, they are still seeing a better return on investment than they have been seeing via other methods and techniques. This was demonstrated by recent research that was conducted by Fiksu.

Along with Facebook, the firm also looked into eight mobile ad campaigns for apps, one of which was conducted by a game developer and a large retailer. As a whole, what was found was that ads for mobile apps on Facebook averaged a 1.16 percent click through rate. Similar ads on the mobile ad network at Facebook saw only a 0.34 percent average click through rate.

That said, though the social media marketing ad network saw lower response rates, it also experienced notably higher conversion rates. The ad network’s conversion rate was 26.28 percent, whereas the ads on Facebook, itself, saw a conversion rate of a considerably lower 16.61 percent. Moreover, the network ads saw a much higher average revenue per user ($3.64) than those on the Facebook app itself ($1.63).