Consumers love these top 100 brands – are you one of them?
“What’s love got to do, got to do with it?” Tina Turner’s iconic song still gets airplay, and that might tell you a little something about how fans feel about Ms. Tina. But the answer to the question for our purposes is this: EVERYTHING. Love is the end-all, be-all when it comes to consumers sharing about your brand on social, and to prove that point NetBase has compiled the Top 100 Brand Lovelist 2015. Is your brand on this list? You hope so. First, how did NetBase determine which top 100 brands are most loved by their customers? Thanks to [...] Read more →
See What’s Trending at SXSW
Are you stoked it’s that time of year again? In just a day, Austin will welcome tens of thousands of people to SXSW 2015 to explore the latest in technology, music, and film. And of course, the chatter in Texas is heating up by the minute! NetBase looked at how social media about SXSW changed over the years to see what 2015 might have in store. If your objective is to follow SXSW trends in real-time, then check out our new SXSW NetBase LIVE Pulse™. How Big will SXSW Get this Year? Looking back at the social numbers, we’ve noted [...] Read more →
We’re Heading South (by Southwest) – Join Us!
If you’re not already planning to attend SXSW, the music/film/technology conference held annually in Austin TX, then we’re about to give you a reason. NetBase will be there taking part in a variety of events throughout the Interactive portion, which runs from March 13 through 17, and we can’t wait to share it all with you. Between presentations and events we’ll be hosting a few fantastic meet and greets at the posh mansion we’ve reserved for the event. If you’ll be in town and want to sync up, reach out and be sure to add these highlights to your SXSW [...] Read more →
Luxury & Everyman – The Apple & Android Divide
If someone asked you if you were into luxury brands, what would your answer be? Here’s a hint: if you’ve got an iPhone in your purse or pocket, the answer is yes. Believe it or not, according to a report by NetBase, Apple and iPhone are considered luxury brands (yes, counted separately, though iPhone is, of course, an Apple product). In an age when not having a smartphone is rapidly becoming the exception not the rule (not to mention tablets and other mobile devices), Apple reigns supreme as a luxury brand (the top American brand, and No. 2 worldwide), while [...] Read more →
The Secret of Vespa’s Award-winning Campaign
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of hosting a webinar with Jared Degnan @jareddegnan, Director of Digital Strategy with Kellen Company. He’s the mastermind behind Vespa’s brilliant digital marketing campaign Vespa Vita. Jared and his agency team won the IAVA Communicator Award / Marketing Effectiveness for this campaign. During the webinar, Jared discussed how to find consumer insights in social media and turn them into winning campaigns and shared best practices for measuring campaign ROI. Jared started campaign research by understanding what makes a Vespa brand and then by looking at what differentiates Vespa fans from other scooter brands. The insight [...] Read more →
Talking About Your Generation (Social Analytics Maturity or Lack Thereof!)
If brands and marketers aren’t excited about the leaps in technology that have transformed social data and the ways it can be used, then they’re not paying close enough attention. And they better hope their competitors aren’t either. The big data trend has given way to a new generation of social analytics empowering brands to move beyond info-gathering/reacting and into anticipating consumers’ needs and problem solving in real-time. This third generation (yes, third) of marketing analytics is going to leave all the others behind – along with any brands who think older methods are “good enough.” Where do you stand? [...] Read more →
Oscars Passion in Full Swing Online
If there’s one thing Webizens feel intensely passionate about, it’s movies. And actors/actresses. Probably the only thing they’re MORE passionate about is cats. As we head into Oscar weekend and all of the corresponding parties and drama leading up to the star-studded event, we were wondering how the contenders stacked up from a passion standpoint. Let’s take a look at the data we collected and break some of it down: Best Picture of the Year When we’re talking Best Picture, if sheer passion intensity were the deciding factor, the Theory of Everything would be the sure winner. Of course the [...] Read more →
In the News: NetBase CEO Peter Caswell on Fox Business Network
As social media continues to permeate into more areas of our lives, it’s becoming a platform for national and even global conversations about world news and major entertainment events. Super Bowl XLIX was no exception, with one of the highest levels of social media engagement to date. Because of that, the so-called “winners” and “losers” of the Super Bowl extended beyond the players on the field, and can be applied to the halftime performers and Super Bowl advertisers. Liz Claman of Fox Business Network’s “Countdown to the Closing Bell” reported on these social media winners and losers, and turned to [...] Read more →
Who Won The Super Bowl Halftime?
The Super Bowl is synonymous with winners and losers – within the game itself or across multimillion dollar advertising budgets. The Halftime is a massive part of the overall Super Bowl experience and the instigator of much conversation in social media. That is why we decided to take a closer look at Who Wins The Super Bowl Halftime in 2013, 2014, and 2015. NetBase analyzed 14 Million social posts against the performances of Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, and Katy Perry to reveal who America crowned as the Super Bowl Halftime winner from the past three years. We looked at three dimensions [...] Read more →
Netbase Podcast Series: The BBI Initiative
In this edition of the NetBase Podcast Series, host Hope Nguyen is joined by Chris Moody, Twitter Vice President of Strategy and Chairman of the Big Boulder Initiative, and Pernille Bruun-Jensen, CMO of NetBase and member of the Board of Directors for the Big Boulder Initiative. Hear their discussion on the Big Boulder Initiative, its code of ethics and standards for the social data industry, and the reason as to why it’s timely to create a code of ethics for social data. After briefly giving an overview of the creation of the Big Boulder Initiative in 2013, Chris Moody, then, [...] Read more →