It's not too surprising. Constant contact did a survey of over 1,500 small business and found that most are using social media for marketing.
In this report, Spring 2011 Attitudes and Outlook Survey they found that email, websites, event marketing and advertising were all used by small business to drive marketing.
It seems like social media is a gift from heaven and that the execution can make you feel like you are in hell.
Yes more and more small businesses are turning to social media to meet their marketing needs. But recent surveys show that most small businesses feel overwhelmed by the challenge.
For some the challenge for many entrepreneurs is how to best use social media. For other it is how to find the time to use social media. Many in the second group are looking for options other then just finding the time. Small business owners are looking for outsource options and looking in large numbers.
Ok so maybe MySpace is not dead yet but the writing is on the wall and it is Facebook’s wall. Visits to MySpace fell by nearly 50% in the last 6 months. (Sep2010-Feb2011).
Recently MySpace did a much needed overhaul of the site and traffic is up from the low point but not enough to stem the tide. MySpace is starting to empty. Sure all the same content and Pages still exist and new pages are still being created but things do not look good.