In a 2018 survey of businesses, Buffer found that only 29% had effective social media marketing programs. A recent survey of consumers by Tomoson found 92% of consumers trust recommendations from other people over brand content, 70% found consumer reviews to be their second most trusted source, 47% read blogs developed by influencers and experts to discover new trends and new ideas and 35% used blogs to discover new products and services. Also, 20% of women who used social considered products promoted by bloggers they knew. Today, businesses and consumers use social media to make their purchas
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Randy Hlavac is an expert in digital marketing, social media marketing, and social analytics. He is a 20 year instructor of Digital, Social and Mobile Marketing and Content Curation and Digital Marketing at Northwestern University. His book - Social IMC - focuses on how to build effective social media marketing strategies and tactics for any size company located anywhere in the world. In addition to teaching, Randy is the CEO of Marketing Synergy Inc. [www.msinetwork.com] which consults with companies on developing effective, profitable digital marketing strategies and social media marketing programs. Randy is also the creator and "MC" on the Social Media Marketing and a participant in the Content Strategies for Professionals specializations on Coursera.