As the number of internet users on a global scale rises to 2 billion, Waseem Saddique Marketing, a Birmingham based marketing consultancy, announces a record number of businesses are turning to Social Media to enhance their internet marketing campaigns.
According to a report released by Forbes, a record 81% of businesses worldwide are now utilising Social Media as a form of online marketing. Due to this surge, Waseem Saddique Marketing has revealed growing interest in the use of its marketing consultancy services.
Waseem Saddique, CEO of Waseem Saddique Marketing Services, commented: “Businesses are becoming far more aware of the impact of Social Media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and LinkedIn and they are looking to maximise the potential of such sites to increase customer bases and become more interactive with their consumers.”
Many of the businesses represented by the 81% figure now employ staff dedicated solely to providing that social savvy solution. Waseem Saddique Marketing is pleased to report increased use of their service as businesses make contact in need of advice and guidance on using Social Media to enhance online marketing strategies.
Social Media has become a widespread phenomenon, with a distinctive allure and the capability to reach out to audiences through laptops, smartphones, tablets and a whole host of other means. Basically, there is no escaping the reality that it has become an integral part of society that many cannot do without.
This latest announcement from Waseem Saddique Marketing Services comes as no surprise as businesses do battle to keep themselves ahead of competitors and in the sight of target audiences.
Waseem Saddique states: “Many businesses have turned to Social Media because of the reach it provides and the simplicity of being able to interact with potential customers. Social Media sites also allow for fresh and innovative approaches to online marketing campaigns.”
Further factors behind businesses increasing their use of Social Media have been revealed by SocialStatistics.com
One in every nine people on Earth is on Facebook (this number is calculated by dividing the planet’s 6.94 billion people by Facebook’s 750 million users).
People spend 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook.
Each Facebook user spends, on average, 15 hours and 33 minutes a month on the site.
More than 250 million people access Facebook through their mobile devices.
More than 2.5 million websites have integrated with Facebook.
30 billion pieces of content are shared on Facebook each month.
300,000 users helped translate Facebook into 70 languages.
People on Facebook install 20 million “Apps” every day.
YouTube has 490 million unique users who visit every month (correct as of February 2011).
YouTube generates 92 billion page views per month (these YouTube stats don’t include videos viewed on phones and embedded in websites).
Users on YouTube spend a total of 2.9 billion hours per month (326,294 years).
Wikipedia hosts 17 million articles.
Wikipedia authors total over 91,000 contributors.
People upload 3,000 images to Flickr (the photo sharing social media site) every minute.
Flickr hosts over 5 billion images.
190 million average Tweets per day occur on Twitter (correct as of May 2011).
Twitter is handling 1.6 billion queries per day.
Twitter is adding nearly 500,000 users a day.
Google+ has more than 25 million users.
Google+ was the fastest social network to reach 10 million users at 16 days (Twitter took 780 days and Facebook 852 days).