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Social media marketing is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, the latest CMO survey from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business found that companies will spend more than 10% of their marketing budgets on social media efforts this year. “Social media, as a percentage of marketing budgets, is expected to more than double over the next five years,” says Chris Moorman, director of the CMO survey, which surveyed 468 chief marketing officers in the U.S.
Amazing Social Media Stats
Social media produces almost double the marketing leads of trade shows, telemarketing, direct mail, or PPC.
74% of all marketers say Facebook is important to their lead generation strategies.
$11 billion are forecast to be spent in the United States on social advertising spending
Highly skilled social media marketers will be in demand. What’s unfortunate is that probably more than half of so-called social media gurus don’t know what they’re doing. Moreover, companies are becoming pickier with their hires. Consequently, you need to have the right credentials and experience if you are seeking a successful career in social media. Learn more about our Social Media Management Certification programs.
Ready to learn more? Web Media University offers 3 great ways to earn your Social Media Management Certification!
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Michelle Hummel is the CEO of Web Media University. She was recently nominated for the Woman-Owned Business of the Year! CEO of Web Strategy Plus, a full-service digital marketing agency. She’s a passionate Social Media Trainer with 15+ years of successful online business development, sales, and marketing experience. She also holds a valuable Internet Marketing Degree however in the ever-changing world of web marketing she strives to learn something new every day.
She travels Nationwide visiting the 26 Social Media Enthusiasts Chapters she developed Nationwide delivering in-depth social media training. A current contributing editor to The Franchise Dictionary Magazine and she has written 3 books in her series called, “The Social Media Magnet: Everything You Need to Know to Attract Customers with Social Media”, where she shares her best-kept secrets to success. She also specializes in helping Franchisors and Franchisees develop an integrated web marketing program to drive leads. She’s available for interviews via email, telephone, Skype video, news segments on location, and more. Just let her know how she can help!
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