FRANk Jam April 26, 2012 – our pickings of the week

Consumer Trust in Online, Social and Mobile Advertising Grows

According to Nielsen’s latest Global Trust in Advertising report, 92 percent of consumers around the world say they trust earned media, such as recommendations from friends and family, above all other forms of advertising—an increase of 18 percent since 2007. Online consumer reviews are the second most trusted source of brand information and messaging, with 70 percent of global consumers surveyed online indicating they trust messages on this platform, an increase of 15 percent in four years. Read more?


Over 93% of B2B businesses use social media for marketing

While this is slightly below the consumer-focused businesses (95.2%), it’s a significant increase over the 2010 survey. Over half of B2B marketers have used social media to acquire new business partnerships and over 60% have seen improved search rankings. Read more?


Facebook tests and launches new features

Some of the new features: a new ‘Facebook for every phone’ app which creates a much better mobile experience for non-smartphone users; real-time insights for page administrators and spruced up ad analytics.

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