comScore Releases ‘2013 Brazil Digital Future in Focus’ – thnxz to @comScoreLATAM


 

“The Brazilian digital landscape saw significant change in 2012 led by the strong emergence of Social Networking, in addition to increasing media consumption in terms of online video and display advertising,” said Alex Banks, comScore managing director for Brazil & VP Latin America. “As these media vehicles continue to grow, they are providing new and exciting opportunities for publishers hoping to attract audiences and marketers seeking to reach consumers.”

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Key insights from the 2013 Brazil Digital Future in Focus (#FiFBrasil) report include:

  • Consumers in Brazil spent more than 27 hours per month online on their desktop computers, representing the highest average engagement of all 8 Latin American markets analyzed. (Source: comScore Media Metrix)
  • The Brazilian internet audience is very young on average, with 18 percent of users age 18-24 and 30 percent of all users age 25-34. (Source: comScore Media Metrix)
  • Mobile phones and tablets are becoming more important to the Brazilian internet landscape. Page views from Non-PC devices (i.e. smartphones and tablets) reached an all-time high at nearly 6 percent. (Source: comScore Device Essentials)
  • Online Retail continues to grow in Brazil with the total number of category page views up 9 percent during 2012. Mercado Livre remains the top Retail property, reaching more than 14 million visitors in December. (Source: comScore Media Metrix)
  • Online Advertising is on the rise, with more than 789 billion display ad impressions delivered in 2012. Portals and Social Networking are the two largest content categories for delivery of these ads, representing a combined 45 percent of the market. Dafiti.com.br was the largest display advertiser in Brazil with more than 25 billion ad impressions in 2012. (Source: comScore Ad Metrix)
  • Social Media sites capture the largest percentage of consumers’ time in Brazil at 36 percent. Facebook has emerged as a strong leader in the category with nearly 44 million unique visitors in December 2012, up 22 percent vs. year ago. (Source: comScore Media Metrix)
  • Online video consumption in Brazil grew 18 percent in 2012. Google Sites (YouTube) remains the top video property, while VEVO ranks second. Facebook was one of the fastest-growing online video properties with a gain in its video-viewing audience of more than 400 percent. (Source: comScore Video Metrix)

 

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Qué son y cómo tratar a los influencers de un sector // gracias @AB_internet


Podemos definir un influencer como aquella persona influyente en un nicho de mercado en Social Media. Estos usuarios son muy importantes porque además de hacer llegar más lejos los mensajes de las marcas, ganar su confianza supondrá mejorar la reputación online y sus recomendaciones serán realmente efectivas.

por Irene Somoza

Según un estudio de HubSpot, el 71% de los consumidores está más dispuesto a comprar un producto si ha encontrado buenas referencias en las plataformas de Social Media.

Estos datos adquieren mayor relevancia si tenemos en cuenta que España está a la cabeza del uso de las redes sociales en Europa, que sus consumidores están muy dispuestos a seguir una marca en estos canales (concretamente el 83% de ellos) y que son más proclives a compartir información sobre las empresas y productos. Estos datos proceden de un estudio de EuroPNStyles.

El influencer se caracteriza por estar muy bien situado en el mapa de las redes sociales, lo que hace llegar sus mensajes a un mayor número de personas. Esto se debe a que tiene un alto número de seguidores, sus mensajes reciben mucha interacción y también alcance.

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The Hangover Part III – Official Teaser Trailer [HD] – @wbpictures


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In theaters Memorial Day.

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes “The Hangover Part III,” the third and final film in director Todd Phillips’ record-shattering comedy franchise.
This time, there’s no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right?
But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.

Tu grandiosa idea no vale una mierda! thnxz to @ofcotado – Orlando Cotado


Permíteme que ni siquiera pida perdón por el lenguaje soez porque es la mejor manera de entendernos en este caso, por tanto no requiere disculpa. Y lo digo con conocimiento de causa. Yo mismo he soñado imposibles, planteado inverosímiles posibilidades, propuesto complejas soluciones y he escuchado algunos ¡olé tus narices! por “proyectos” idílicos que no respondían para nada a las necesidades reales de la humanidad, o de mi pueblo.

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Nada de esto sirve si no encuentras la masa crítica necesaria a la que tu grandiosa idea resuelve un problema, y lo que es más difícil todavía, que esa masa crítica esté dispuesta a pagar por tu solución lo que tu consideras que cuesta más el margen que quieres obtener por tu maravillosa idea y tu trabajo.

En más de una ocasión escuché decir que una idea no vale absolutamente nada, lo realmente valioso es la forma de ejecutarla. Estaban en lo cierto, ya habían tenido muchas. Observa la siguiente imagen.

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Corresponde al estudio anual realizado por Interbrand en el que se reflejan por orden las marcas más valiosas del planeta, este en concreto corresponde a 2012, pero para las conclusiones que vamos a sacar bien podría valernos cualquier otro año.

Observemos y pensemos tan sólo por unos instantes en cada marca, sin necesidad de pensar en profundidad, ni tan siquiera conocer más allá de la percepción comúnmente extendida sobre cada una de ellas. Veamos cuáles de ellas parten de una idea genial y/o complicada que cambiará el mundo.

La marca más valiosa del mundo, Coca-Cola, una bebida espirituosa a imagen y semejanza del vino espirituoso más conocido de la época, el Vin MarianiJohn Pemberton creó inicialmente “otro” vino llamado “French wine coca” cuyo principal ingrediente era, al igual que en el Vin Mariani, la hoja de coca que los indios peruanos y bolivianos mascaban por su poder estimulante, digestivo y afrodisíaco.

La “gran idea” de Pemberton fue copiar y mejorar un vino. Y cuando gozaba de la placidez del éxito obtenido por su vino en Atlanta, el 25 de noviembre de 1885 se topó con un obstáculo insalvable, la ley seca. Los avatares del destino obligaron a Pemberton a readaptar su fórmula y cambiar el nombre. Así nació Coca-Cola.

Google te conoce mejor que tu madre. A Google le confiesas lo que no cuentas a nadie.

No te preocupes, no revisaremos las 100 marcas de la lista de Interbrand. Vamos un poquito más rápido.Apple, la segunda marca más valiosa del planeta. Si bien todos reconocemos a Jobs y Wozniak como los inventores del Ordenador Personal, en realidad, ya existían los ordenadores. Del tamaño de una habitación, sí, pero ordenadores al fin y al cabo. Ellos “tan solo” supieron ver una necesidad insatisfecha y adaptaron un “producto existente” para satisfacerla -permitidme que abuse de las comillas en este post.

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Twitter Generates 86% of Leads for B2Bs on Social Media – Thnxz to @B2Community


 

If you own a small business, you know it’s not always easy to figure out where you should or should not be spending your time on social media.

This is especially true for B2Bs, whose target audience on sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn is much different than B2Cs or nonprofit organizations. The challenge for B2Bs is figuring out how to build an engaged audience when clients and prospects are trying to do the same with their own fans and followers.

It’s not always an easy task. But a new study this week, could provide insight into which networks are driving the best results for B2Bs when it comes to attracting new leads and generating new business opportunities.

Plus, if you feel like your Facebook Page reach has been higher than usual this week, it probably has—thanks to a recent fix to Facebook Insights.

Read about these top stories and much, much more in this week’s marketing news roundup.

1. Study: Facebook Page reach rises 31% after insight bug fix

If you manage a Facebook Page, you may have noticed an alert from Facebook in the last week explaining a bug in Facebook Insights. According to Facebook, the problem which was identified last week, has affected data for reach and impressions.

This week, a new study from EdgeRank Checker found that the fix is having a bigger impact than some may have expected. According to the study, which looked at 1,000 Facebook Pages before and after the bug was fixed, there was an average increase of 31% for total reach. Other key metrics like Organic Reach and Viral Reach have also seen big improvements—up 41% and 275% respectively.

Bottom Line: While it’s only been a week since Facebook resolved the problem, these early results are a welcome sign for Facebook Page owners.

Full article here 🙂

In the last year, Facebook has taken a lot of heat over its EdgeRank algorithm. On average, each post you share on Facebook will reach less than 16% of your total fan base. For a small business that’s invested months, if not years into building that fan base, it’s understandable that you may have some frustrations when it becomes difficult to reach your target audience.

That’s why it’s so important to extend the communication you have with your audience beyond Facebook and take ownership of your contacts so you can communicate on your own terms.

Last month, I sat down with Constant Contact Social Media Specialist Danielle Cormier to find out how small businesses can keep up with all these Facebook changes. Check out what she had to say.

2. For B2Bs, Twitter gets the best social leads

A new report from Optify, shows that for B2B small businesses, Twitter is the most effective social network when it comes to generating new leads.

According to the report, which analyzed 62 million site visits, 215 million page views, and 350,000 leads in 2012, Twitter accounted for 82% of all social media-originated leads, while Facebook accounted for only 9%.

When it comes to generating traffic, it was Facebook that outperformed all social networks—with 54% of traffic coming from Facebook Pages, 32% from Twitter, and just 14% from LinkedIn.

Bottom Line: Whether you own a B2B, B2C, or run a nonprofit—picking the right social networks for your small business starts with understanding where your audience is engaging online.

While studies like these provide a helpful benchmark to work from, they should not provide a cut and dry solution to which sites you should or should not be using.

For a better idea of what each of these sites has to offer, check out our free guide, Get Started Building Your Social Media Presence.

3. Foursquare opens up to non-members

Foursquare announced this week that it will now make it easier for non-Foursquare members to access information on its site and mobile app.

With the new Share button, Foursquare will allow its current members to share links to restaurants, stores, or other locations with friends who are not currently Foursquare members.

Bottom Line: Foursquare Pages are rich with the type of information consumers rely on when making purchasing decisions. Over the last few months, Foursquare has taken steps to make that information more readily available to non-Foursquare members.

Today, it’s more important than ever to make sure the information people find on sites like Foursquare is accurate and up-to-date. This is especially true if you own a restaurant and have a menu that’s listed different locations.

Find out how one restaurant makes sure every online menu stays the same, from review sites to social networks.

Full article here 🙂

 

33 Useful Free Handwriting Fonts // Thnxz to @Creative_Fan


By CreativeFan Team

 A font improves the readability, presentation and meaning of a text message. Before the advent of computers, people wrote in their own handwriting to make posters and advertisements. But today, there are so many fonts available, making it easy to create designs and letters with unique effects. Graphics, web and logo designs use different styles of fonts to make their meaning and style unique and distinctive. The font in which an article is written gives it a special meaning. An article written in bold, crisp font makes it formal while one that is written with handwriting font makes it more personal.

Thanks to the developments in the field of designing and printing, there are numerous free handwriting fonts available nowadays. Handwriting fonts are becoming popular as they add a personal touch to the message. These fonts make a message stand out from the rest of the text that is written in standard fonts .The handwriting fonts are unique and different from each other, like an individual’s handwriting. With curves, straight lines and swirls, these handwriting fonts convey different messages and emotions to the reader. The following post includes 33 handwriting fonts that are unique. They give a personal touch and meaning to the message, making it distinctive.

If you liked our selection, perhaps these other posts will interest you too, Letter FontsNumber FontsTypewriter Fonts and Old English Fonts.

Pacifico Font

Pacifico Font

Pacifico Font

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Hand Font

Hand Font

Hand Font

Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel

My Handwriting

My Handwriting

My Handwriting

Carrington Handwriting

Carrington Handwriting

Carrington Handwriting

Handwriting Font

Handwriting Font

Handwriting Font

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