SOURCE: Awareness, Inc.

Awareness, Inc.

April 16, 2012 09:00 ET

Weekly Social Media Winners: Pringles, Monster Energy, McDonald's, Nike and Reebok

New Social Scorecard From Awareness Tracks Weekly Social Fan Growth for Brands and Industries

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - Apr 16, 2012) - Awareness Inc., leading provider of on-demand social marketing management software (SMMS), today announced a new weekly Social Scorecard. The Awareness Social Scorecard monitors week-over-week social media fan gains and losses by brands representing industries most actively using social media as part of their marketing strategy to determine who won the social media 'battle' that week. Social media winners from the initial Social Scorecard include Pringles, Monster Energy, McDonald's, Nike and Reebok. Pepsi's Twitter account is the only social property that decreased in followers.

The Awareness Social Scorecard tracks the social media performance of brands and companies in nine industries -- Airlines, Footwear and Athletic Apparel, Comics, Fast Food, Beverages, Celebrities, Favorite Foods, Hospitality Loyalty Programs, and Gaming. It reports weekly gains and losses to Twitter followers and Facebook fans, identifying the week's winners in each of the industries monitored and analyzing fan growth by channel and industry. It uses this data to identify notable weekly performances and attempts to correlate performance to campaigns and/or events.

The first Social Scorecard, released last week, reports social fan growth for from April 3-10, 2012. It shows all industries, except Airlines, are seeing significantly more Twitter growth than Facebook growth. It also identifies the most competitive industry/ network category for the week as Footwear and Athletic Apparel on Twitter, with each brand experiencing a growth rate over 1%, leading to a total category growth of 3.6%.

The brands selected for inclusion demonstrate a consistently high level of sophistication in their social media programs:

  • Top 5 Celebrities: leading all categories with a combined fan base of over 317 million fans across Eminem, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Rihanna, and Shakira.
  • Beverages: follows as the second largest category with over 105 million in combined fans represented by Coca-Cola, Dr. Pepper, Monster Energy, Pepsi, and Red Bull
  • Favorite Foods: comes in third with over 86.5 million combined fans across Oreo, Pringles, Reese's, Skittles, and Starburst.
  • Footwear/Athletic Apparel: have a combined social reach of over 56 million followers and include Adidas, Converse, DC Shoes, Nike, and Reebok.
  • Fast Food: with over 46.7 million combined fans, includes Burger King, McDonald's, Subway, Taco Bell, and Wendy's.
  • Gaming: with over 45.6 million combined fans across Nintendo, Playstation, and X-Box.
  • Airlines: with over 7.1 million across American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, United Airlines, and US Airways.
  • Comics: represents a total combined social reach over 4.6 million followers and includes DC Comics and Marvel Comics
  • Hospitality (Loyalty Programs): with over 320,000 combined fans across Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest.

"Using the technology powering the Awareness Social Marketing Hub, the new Social Scorecard will encourage a little friendly competition among leading brands using social media by revealing which companies were the big winners each week," says Mike Lewis, vice president of marketing and sales for Awareness, Inc. "The Scorecard will also serve as a benchmark for those marketers wanting to emulate the best-in-class performance of leading brands."

The Social Scorecard will be updated each Friday at

About Awareness, Inc.
Awareness, Inc. is the leading provider of enterprise-class, on-demand social marketing management software (SMMS) for marketers to publish and manage social content, engage with their audience and measure the effectiveness their social media activities across multiple social media channels. The Awareness Social Marketing Hub is built upon Awareness' expertise with some of the world's leading brands and marketing agencies including MLB, Sony Pictures, Comcast, Likeable Media, Associated Press, Cox Communications, Mindjumpers and American Cancer Society.

About The Awareness Social Marketing Hub
The Awareness Social Marketing Hub is built to address the challenges marketers face managing multiple social channels. The Social Marketing Hub is the first enterprise-class application for serious marketers who want to plan, implement and measure meaningful social media strategies across the organization.

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  • Media Contact:
    Jenn Reilly
    Scratch Marketing + Media
    Email: jenn (at) scratchmm (dot) com
    Twitter: @scratchmm


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