Social media advertising: Does it work or doesn’t it?

My latest post at MarketingProfs…

The term "social media advertising" is, to some, an oxymoron. They will tell you it doesn't work for the simple reason that people don't visit social networks to view advertising, but to interact with their community. It's a mindset issue. 

You may be familiar with the recent report by Knowledge Networks, which found that less than five percent of social media users say they regularly turn to social media for guidance on purchase decisions, and only 16% say they are more likely to buy from companies that advertise on social sites.

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