Welcome to the start of another great week! Thanks for reading, on Wednesday my Movies and Marketing post will feature the movie with the greatest product placement of all-time (what do you think it is?), and on Thursday I’ll do a special post recapping what happened here in the month of September after relaunching my blog. Happy to see the stats are looking pretty good, and I’ll dive into that more on Thursday.
Now, let’s jump into the news!
eMarketer had some interesting research into which social platforms are the most and least trusted. eMarketer states that it is measuring trust as “the confidence users have in a social media platform to protect their information and provide a safe environment for them to create and engage with content.”
LinkedIn and Pinterest ranked at the top in first and second, while Twitter and Facebook ranked at the bottom in seventh and ninth. I think there’s two issues at play here, the first is privacy concerns and how comfortable users are in letting these platforms handle their data. But that’s not the only area, because LinkedIn ranked first, even though the platform has had security breaches in the past. So the trust factor also incorporates the actual environment and user experience on these platforms. This is what really hurts Twitter and Facebook, in my opinion. These sites simply have toxic environments. Users argue and insult each other constantly, and neither site has developed an effective or consistent way to monitor and police content. LinkedIn has much user interaction, but its far more professional and business-oriented in nature. Pinterest is focused heavily on the content (pins and boards), not the user interaction.
Facebook Ranks Last in Digital Trust Among Users. https://t.co/SHiHUw7hib pic.twitter.com/yY2ugXEmr9
— eMarketer (@eMarketer) September 25, 2020
I’ve been a big fan of the work BazaarVoice does as well as its timely research studies ever since I spoke at its headquarters a few years ago and got to spend some time with the management team. I look forward to their research studies and they have a new one on how shopper behavior is changing as a result of covid. Among the key takeaways, shoppers are becoming more comfortable with the idea of doing more in-store shopping, but want to see stores taking greater measures to ensure safety for shoppers. Honestly, I think this could be the big area where we could see a lasting improvement for the health of shoppers. Let’s be honest, prior to this year, whenever you went to a grocery store, you grab a buggy that’s been touched by who knows how many strangers that same day and who knows what germs are on that buggy. If retailers simply make a better effort to clean their buggies and offer hand sanitizer at store entrances, those changes alone would greatly reduce the change of shoppers catching a cold or other germs while shopping. Very simple changes can and should be made by stores to help promote a more healthy environment for in-store shopping.
We surveyed over 13K of our @influenster community members, and 80% of shoppers in North America, the U.K., France, and Germany said their shopping habits changed due to the COVID-19 crisis. See how exactly how they have adjusted their shopping behaviors: https://t.co/s1g9kzG48E
— Bazaarvoice (@Bazaarvoice) September 25, 2020
And for you Pinterest fans, Search Engine Journal has a rundown of a ton of new features the site has rolled out for creators. And yes, I do spend some time on Pinterest, have actually spent quite a bit of time there the last few weeks. It’s fun to poke around and look for inspiration and just focus on the content!
#Pinterest is launching its “biggest updates for creators yet,” which includes a suite of features and the debut of stories. via @MattGSouthern, @sejournal #socialmedia #brands #digitalmarketing https://t.co/kqU1YuZZkf
— CommunityWorks (@cmtyworks) September 28, 2020
Hope you have a fantastic Monday, see you in 24 hours!