Defining Success for Brands Through Social Media

Today’s guest blog post is from David Ernst, Kerry O’Brien and Pam Pearce on Discovery Communications’ Ad Sales Research team, with special thanks to the Discovery Research and Social Media teams. You can also read about the study detailed below in MediaPost’s coverage. While brands of all sizes grapple to determine the payout of social investments – from human capital to advertising, new research conducted by Discovery Communications (download the…

Beyond Liking – An Examination of Social Media Influencers

Last month we shared with you the first of several forthcoming guest posts from our colleagues in Ad Sales, introducing a study they completed on simultaneous media usage and advertiser engagement. Today, Beth Rockwood and Pam Pearce share thoughts on a popular topic: social media influence. Television has always had the power to bring people together, to fuel curiosity, and to get people talking. From the 50s, when families and…