Sunday, June 30, 2013

Happy Social Media Day! How Many People Use Social Media? (Graphic)

social media day 2013
Today is Social Media Day 2013 and I couldn't be happier to celebrate it. After all, if it weren't for social media, this site wouldn't exist and my job would be a far less interesting one. 

I thought it might be interesting to remind everyone just how many people it takes to make this social revolution possible. Below is a little graphic I threw together a little while back to display the amazing user counts of over 200 social networks (including Pinterest, of course), tools and apps. 

Please see this post for even more stats and links to all of the sources for the stats in this graphic. 

Social Media Day infographic

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Jabra Creates Contest to Find the Most Pinteresting Mom

Bluetooth headset-maker Jabra is running a pretty interesting Pinterest campaign this Mother's Day. Their "My Pinteresting Mom" campaign is a contest that encourages pinners to share their favorite images that represent their mom.

All you have to do to enter is create a board titled "My Pinteresting Mom" and then pin away. Board content is up to the pinner, but the company offers the following suggestions:
Post things to the board that represent your mom – could be favorite book she read to you as a kid, the meal you always had at Sunday dinner, her favorite perfume, etc.
You also have to include the Jabra Pin to Win image and three items from that would "help mom out" on your board. Once your board is complete, fill out this form and you are entered.

First place prize is $500 and a Jabra FREEWAY device. Second place is a Jabra SOLEMATE.

Not a bad idea for a contest. The process is a bit lengthy, but Pinterest isn't the easiest network to run a contest on, so a little clunkiness comes with the territory.

Hurry up. The contest only runs until tomorrow (Thursday) night at 5pm ET.

Good luck everyone and Happy Mother's Day!

Minor disclosure: Jabra was a client of mine at my former employer. This page also may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosures page for more information about my affiliate partnerships.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

(April 2013) By the Numbers: Some Amazing Pinterest Stats

pinterest stats
Here we go again, with another "By the Numbers" post for all my fellow social media stat geeks. This time, we look at the image-bookmarking phenomenon that is Pinterest.

Note: This post was originally published on my other blog Digital Marketing Ramblings. For more social media stats and news, be sure to check it out...

Anyways, here you go. More Pinterest stats then you'll ever need.

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these stats come from Instagram’s own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100% accurate.

As if that wasn't enough stat porn, here is a little infographic from Wishpond that displays stats about the users that have made Pinterest such a quick success.

pinterest stat infographic

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