This post was written in 2012… Today, 3 years later SOCAIL MEDIA is more important than ever. The statistics have exponentially increased and BUSINESSES are recognizing the value of “talking” with their customers. There has never been a better time than now to start a business. The tools available to ALL businesses big or micro small- level the playing field. Your PASSION, your COMMITMENT to excellence are the contributing factors to your success…

The statistics are staggering… The speed of change is mind boggling. The TRUTH is undeniable and the time is NOW to jump in and START YOUR CONVERSATION.

  • OVER 50% of the Worlds population is under 30.
  • 96% of Millennials have joined a Social Network.
  • FACEBOOK beats GOOGLE in weekly traffic.
  • Social Media has taken over pornography as the NUMBER ONE internet activity.
  • It took the INTERNET 4 YEARS  to reach 50 MILLION people.
  • The I-POD 3 YEARS
  • FACEBOOK had 200 MILLION subscribers in less than a YEAR
  • I-POD application downloads hit 1 BILLION in 9 MONTHS

“We don’t have a choice on whether we DO Social Media… The Question is how WELL WE DO IT” – Erik Qualman

  • If FACE BOOK were a country it would be the worlds 3rd largest
  • 80% of companies use Social Media for recruiting
  • 95% of those use LINKED IN.
  • The fastest growing sector using Social Media is WOMEN  55-65 years old
  • YOU TUBE is the 2nd largest search engine in the World.
  • WIKIPEDIA has 15 MILLION articles.   Studies show it is as accurate as the Encyclopedia Britannica
  • There are OVER 200 MILLION Blogs
  • Only 18% of TV campaigns generate a positive ROI
  • 90% of people skip ads via TiVO or DVR
  • 25 of the 26 largest newspapers are experiencing record declines in circulation
  • there are 60 MILLION status updates on FACE BOOK daily

Successful companies in Social Media act more like DALE CARNEGIE and less like MAD MEN:    LISTEN FIRST- SELL SECOND
The ROI of Social Media is that your business will still exist in 5 YEARS!

SOCIAL MEDIA IS NOT A FAD… IT IS A FUNDAMENTAL SHIFT IN THE WAY WE COMMUNICATE!

For information and assistance on introducing your brand to the Social Media scene… Contact ONLINE MEDIA PROS 760 863 2200.

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