SOURCE: Spredfast

Spredfast

September 28, 2016 07:00 ET

Spredfast Launches the First Social Media Insights Program for Journalists

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Sep 28, 2016) - Spredfast, the leading independent maker of social marketing software, today announced the launch of SpredInsights, a program offering social media insights and analysis to journalists around the world. The first program of its kind in the industry, SpredInsights delivers accurate, timely, and high-quality social insights and visualizations to U.K., U.S., Canadian, and Australian media covering breaking news, politics, entertainment, lifestyle topics, and sports. 

"Social media is at the heart of every community and every story, and it shapes the way we view the world. And journalists need an objective, reliable, ongoing source of social data," said Jim Rudden, CMO of Spredfast. "So we're raising our hand to meet that unmet need, and to deliver the high-quality, trusted data that enriches a great story."

Nearly three-quarters (72%) of internet users in the UK have a social media profile, compared to 22% in 2007. Furthermore, more than 80% of these people use social media at least once a day; an increase from 30% in 2007. Social media now provides a real-time barometer of society's thoughts and feelings, and it's an always-on focus group of more than 1 billion social connections.

With SpredInsights, journalists will be able understand the voice of the community through real-time analysis of social conversations on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr. SpredInsights analysis can examine conversation volume and velocity, sentiment, gender, age, and geographic breakdowns, the top content and people driving the conversation, and surface unexpected or hidden trends. 

"Spredfast's insights have enriched our news coverage with an added layer of storytelling," said Lauren Johnson, digital marketing reporter at Adweek. "Today's news cycle requires incredibly quick, but rich, social insights that go beyond "likes" and retweets to uncover the social story that the average online user can't access. The findings that Spredfast delivers add a unique take that readers might not have expected."

"Social insights allow journalists to look beyond facts and see motivation and emotion," said Tim Collin, General Manager of Spredfast EMEA. "With this program, our goal is to deliver those insights to journalists quickly and easily, and with analysis that enriches the story."

To submit a research request, simply submit an inquiry online and the Spredfast research team will deliver findings, analysis, and visuals. For more information, head to SpredInsights or @SpredInsights.

About Spredfast
Spredfast is transforming the way companies connect with consumers. Spredfast's smart social software enables companies to build lasting relationships with today's digitally-connected consumer. Brand and media companies use the Spredfast Social Software Platform to manage, integrate, and amplify social content across any digital touch point in real time. With global reach, Spredfast customers manage over one billion social connections across 84 countries. More than 650 customers, including all five major broadcast networks and fifty percent of Interbrand's 2015 World's Best Brands, have partnered with Spredfast to create first-class social experiences. For more information, visit www.spredfast.com.