It’s important to know what CEO’s and other business leaders think of social media. Getting to know their concerns about using social media as a part of their online marketing campaign, and understanding what kind of information they are looking forward to can give us a fairly good idea of the social media climate in the business world. A recently conducted survey by SmartBrief revealed interesting results which I’d like to share with you.
Familiarity: On being questioned on how familiar business leaders were with social media, 75% of them said that they had a fairly good idea of social media. Many among this group also admitted that they were actively involved in getting to learn more about social media.
Usage of social media: 51% respondents said that they are using social media and its various tools actively in their business. Around 30% of business leaders said that they were either testing social media platforms or considering using them. However, 27% are still reluctant to use social media for their businesses.
Reliability: 63% people find social media to be genuine and think that it’s here to stay, while the rest feel that it’s just a marketing fad. More than half are of the opinion that it’s not a waste of their company’s time and resources.
While discussing about the implications of business leaders ignoring the social realm, 40% of them felt that they were lagging behind their competitors who are also using social media. A quarter of the respondents admitted that they were oblivious of what their competitors were up to on social media.
We can conclude that businesses are showing a lot of interest in social media marketing and that they do believe in the potential of social networking for their company.
Article to Reference: SmartBrief stats: How business leaders view social media