More than two-thirds (67%) of small and midsize businesses are are already using social media as part of their marketing efforts or plan to start doing so sometime this year, according to a recent report from Clutch.
The report was based on data from a survey of 352 owners and managers of businesses located the United States with 1-500 employees. The majority of businesses included in the survey have 1-10 employees and less than $1 million in annual revenue.
Some 5% of SMBs that do not yet use social media say they plan to start doing so by the end of 2017; 18% say they are unlikely to ever use social media, and 9% are neutral (neither likely nor unlikely).
Facebook is the most popular social network with SMBs (89% of respondents say they use the network as part of their marketing efforts); Twitter is second (49%), followed by LinkedIn (42%), Pinterest (31%), and Instagram (28%).
Some 35% of respondents say their SMB posts to social media once a week, on average; 26% post multiple times a day and 18% post once a day.
About the research: The report was based on data from a survey of 352 owners and managers of businesses located the United States with 1-500 employees. The majority of businesses included in the survey have 1-10 employees and less than $1 million in annual revenue.
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