This Week In Social: News and Analysis You Might Have Missed

This Week In Social: News and Analysis You Might Have Missed Kevin Shively Blogger Extraordinaire Simply Measured

A lot happened in social marketing this week. Here are some of the top stories you might have missed:

Instagram Photos With Faces Get 38% More Likes

A recent study at Georgia Tech concluded that Instagram photos with faces average 38% more likes than those without. Should you stop taking pictures of your sushi? Or just lean closer to the wasabi when you do…check out the full report on Mashable. Read More >>

#MarchMadness: Which Game from Day 1 Was The Biggest Shocker?

The first day of March Madness saw an uncanny amount of updates. Our Community Manager Jade Furubayashi broke down which ones had the most buzz on Twitter. Follow @simplymeasured on Twitter for all of Jade’s game-time conversation charts. Read More >>

Twitter Testing Easier Playability for Videos

Twitter told The Next Web this week that they’re testing a feature that will allow other videos to play with one tap, the same way Vine videos do now. Read More >>

Keyword Analysis: Is Bad Traffic Represented on Twitter?

Information and Driver Services provider INRIX recently published a list of the ten most traffic-jammed cities. We took a look at how this is represented on Twitter. Read More >>

Social Media Marketing World: What You Need to Know

Social Media Marketing World is taking San Diego by digital storm this week. Kelly Mayeda, Simply Measured’s Enterprise Marketing Manager, breaks down the sessions and events that you need to check out if you’re there. Read More >>

From Data Hell to Reporting Bliss: Why We Raised $20 Million

Simply Measured announced this week that we’ve raised $20 million to help keep you on the forefront of social media marketing. In our announcement, CEO Adam Schoenfeld explains what the future of social media measurement will look like, and how Simply Measured plans to help. Read More >>

Education and Analysis

Why the ROI of Community Doesn’t Matter

Sarah Judd Welch talks about the true value of community, both for the company and the customer. Read More >>

Twitter Chats: How to Build and Define Success Through Data

Simply Measured’s Lucy Hitz walks through the different data sets that can help you build and grow your Twitter chat. Read More >>

5 Ways to Ease the Facebook Page Organic Reach Blues

Organic Reach on Facebook can be tough to pin down. Here are some ways to cope with sliding numbers. Read More >>

Kevin Shively

As the head of content marketing at Simply Measured, cohost of the #SimplySocial podcast, and generally delightful person, my job is to tell stories to the internet...You're welcome internet.