Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Corporates Using Social Media

This article in Marketing Magazine regarding research conducted by Burson-Marsteller on corporate enterprises using social media across US, EMEA and Asia Pacific makes for some good reading:

Key points include:

- Almost 80% of the Fortune Global 100 companies are using at least one of the top social media platforms
- About 65% of the Fortune Global 100 have active accounts on Twitter, 54% have a Facebook fan page, 50% a YouTube channel, and 33% employ corporate blogs
- Corporate Twitter accounts averaged 1,489 followers, while each Facebook fan page averaged 40,884 fans

So, it's plain to see that many corporates are fully on the bandwagon and using social media tactics. The question now is, how many have a strategy?