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A new study by Knowledge Networks and MediaPost Communications revealed that people who used social media in the U.S were more likely to buy brands that were advertised in social media. The study showed that social media ads encouraged brand exploration and that 25 percent of users were more disposed to finding out more about brands advertised via social media, thereby leading to higher conversion rates.

The study also showed that 32 percent of smartphone users within the age bracket of 13-54 years old, who had apps on their phones were more likely to purchase brands that advertised in the app with almost 70 percent of them acknowledging that adverts were a fair price to pay, which was significantly more than the 59 percent of social media users who said the same thing.

Advertising in social media is one of the best ways to increase conversion but it appears using phone apps to advertise might drive higher sales. What do you think? Have you used a phone app to advertise and what did you notice?


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