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Here are the highlights from Social Media Link's survey of its consumer influencer community. It captured data from more than 21,0000 respondents.

"At least once a month, 83% of respondents hear about new products on social media before they hear from any other source," states Social Media Link.

Moreover, 67% of respondents say they always or often seek out recommendations from family and close friends when gathering information about a product/brand purchase.

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Veronica Jarski is managing editor at Agorapulse and a former editor and senior writer at MarketingProfs.

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