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More Marketers move towards Social Media

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More Marketers Move Toward Engagement on Social Media

Brands are moving from simply being present on social networks to taking a more active role on the sites

Companies and marketers are more comfortable on social networks and have started to engage more authentically and build communities with other users on the sites.

Twitter, specifically, saw major growth compared to 2010, as 77% of companies around the world have Twitter accounts, up from 65% last year.

PR firm Burson-Marsteller analyzed the social media presence of the Fortune Global 100 for its “Global Social Media Check-Up 2011” and found that 25% of companies worldwide are using all four major social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and blogs. Eighty-four percent are on at least one platform.

As companies get beyond the idea that they “just have to be on” social media platforms, they are becoming more active on these sites. According to Burson-Marsteller, 67% of companies using Twitter use the “@” convention to directly mention other users, while 57% use retweets to repost a fellow user’s comment, an increase compared to 2010.

Twitter Activity of Fortune Global 100 Companies that Use Twitter, by Region, Jan 2011 (% of respondents in each group)
Facebook Fan Page Activity of Fortune Global 100 Companies that Use Facebook, by Region, Jan 2011 (% of respondents in each group)

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