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How a monkey in a coat became an overnight social media sensation

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Excerpted from the Union Metrics Tumblr:

Let’s take a look at the little guy better known as the IKEA monkey, and see how posts about him spread across the social web. Here he is, in what might be the original photo posted by dzd_lisa on Instagram:

Isn’t he cute? That original Instagram photo was first posted to Tumblr by timeforinternet on Sunday night, December 9. After that, posts about the little monkey started to catch on across Tumblr and Twitter, with most activity happening on Monday, December 10.

On December 9, the day the monkey was first spotted at IKEA, there were only 71 posts about it on Tumblr. But on December 10, there were more than 1,100 new posts with 30,100 reblogs and 23,100 likes from more than 42,100 Tumblr users. On Twitter that same day, more than 55,700 tweets were posted from more than 44,100 unique Twitter accounts. Post volume on Tumblr peaked between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. PST on Monday, while tweet volume on Twitter peaked between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. PST that day.

  • Tumblr: 31,200 posts and reblogs, 42,100 participants
  • Twitter: 55,700 tweets and retweets, 44,100 participants
Read the full article with all the stats on the Union Metrics Tumblr.

 

Written by Sarah

December 13th, 2012 at 8:34 am

Announcing Union Metrics for Tumblr public availability

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Last month, you may remember us announcing our first non-Twitter analytics product. Today, we’re excited to share that Union Metrics for Tumblr is now publicly available!

We’ve partnered with Tumblr as their preferred analytics provider to deliver full-fidelity analtyics built on the entire Tumblr firehose. With our new tool, you can analyze any blog or any topic on Tumblr. If you’re using Tumblr to spread your message and want to know what’s really happening with your content, then Union Metrics for Tumblr is for you.

Union Metrics for Tumblr

Quickly get insight into your post volume and engagement. Understand what posts are working and how the conversation is spreading.

What is Union Metrics for Tumblr?

Union Metrics for Tumblr can measure activity and engagement for any blog or any topic on Tumblr. We make it possible to get in-depth analytics on all the interesting content that’s being shared on Tumblr.

Similar to what you’ve come to love from TweetReachTrackers, our new Tumblr reporting includes:

  • Beautiful, interactive trackers to continuously monitor your Tumblr presence
  • Post and note volume to show overall engagement levels and trends over time
  • Top contributors and curators to help identify key influencers
  • Analysis of posts and tags to surface most popular posts
  • Post engagement details, including the full reblog tree and interactions over time
  • Full data export for further analysis

What does it cost?

We currently have three plan levels perfect for larger brands and agencies, starting at $499 per month. They all come with a 7-day free trial. TweetReach Pro subscribers will receive 30% off these prices, so if you’re currently using TweetReach Pro, just let us know if you want to subscribe to Union Metrics for Tumblr.

We love Tumblr and we especially love the diversity and creativity that goes into making it the wonderful place that it is. And we know that not everyone works at a company with the budget for these plans. So we’re working on more analytics offerings for everyone, including a version for anyone interested in measuring their personal blogs. That’s coming soon, so stay tuned!

Written by Jenn D

November 29th, 2012 at 1:11 pm

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Introducing Union Metrics for Tumblr

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We’re thrilled to announce Union Metrics for Tumblr! This is the very first measurement product designed specifically for Tumblr that provides analytics based on their entire firehose of data. That includes more than 100 million Tumblr events per day. And, to add to the excitement, Tumblr has officially named us their preferred analytics provider!

For more details, head over to the Union Metrics blog.

Or, if you’ve heard enough, sign up for an invitation here!

 

Written by Dean Cruse

October 4th, 2012 at 11:30 am

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Union Metrics SXSW 2013 panels

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The team here at Union Metrics proposed a number of great panels for next year’s South By Southwest conference. They’re all listed below. If you think any of these would be interesting presentations at SXSW, please give us a vote!

Getting started with social data at scale

Featuring these speakers:

  • Ken Little, Director of Engineering, Tumblr
  • Rob Johnson, VP of Product Strategy, Gnip
  • Hayes Davis, CEO, Union Metrics

Answering these questions:

  1. What social networks offer access to social data and how do they provide that access?
  2. What issues should you be aware of in order to maintain compliance with the Terms of Service from different providers?
  3. What are the technical challenges inherent in consuming, storing and analyzing large amounts of social data?
  4. While social data is often treated as the answer to all kinds of marketing and branding questions, it does have plenty of limitations. What are some useful business questions social data can answer?
  5. What tools and techniques are available to get started analyzing social data?

The art & science of social media movie marketing

Featuring these speakers:

Answering these questions:

  1. Why do fans share film-related content online?
  2. What are studios and networks doing to engage their audiences in and out of the theater?
  3. What marketing tactics work best to market a movie on Facebook? On Twitter?
  4. What social media metrics are the most important to measure during a film release?
  5. Can social media predict a film’s success at the box office?

On Tumblr: Case studies, best practices, analytics

Featuring these speakers:

Answering these questions:

  1. What are examples of successful brands on Tumblr?
  2. What are examples of clever Tumblr campaigns and strategies?
  3. How is the community on Tumblr different from Twitter and Facebook?
  4. What kind of content resonates on Tumblr?
  5. How can you measure a Tumblr campaign? What metrics matter?

Designing for sales

Featuring these speakers:

Answering these questions:

  1. How do you balance company and product information on your home page versus a clean, simple design to drive more conversions?
  2. By the time users make it to your Plans and Pricing page, they should have a basic understanding of your offering. What are some best practice examples of Plans & Pricing pages that convert?
  3. How can data and infographics be used to tell simple stories that encourage users to act?
  4. Are you ever done iterating? How do you avoid analysis paralysis and start implementing and testing quickly and continually?
  5. Everyone has an opinion and sales, marketing, and design all want to make sure their ideas are incorporated into the final product. What are some tips for avoiding design by committee?

Call Me SOA, maybe?

Featuring these speakers:

Answering these questions:

  1. Why do we care about service-oriented architectures? What are important concepts in a SOA?
  2. What are the advantages of using an SOA? What are the pitfalls?
  3. How do I know I need an SOA?
  4. How can we get started with SOA today?
  5. What are some awesome SOA technologies?

How Twitter has changed how we watch TV

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Answering these questions:

  1. What is social television?
  2. How has Twitter changed how we watch TV?
  3. What are some examples of effective TV-related Twitter campaigns? What shows are doing the best (and the worst) on Twitter?
  4. What role do second screen apps play in TV viewing?
  5. What are some predictions for the future of Twitter and TV?

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August 15th, 2012 at 10:49 am

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Appozite, the company behind TweetReach, is now called Union Metrics

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The company that makes TweetReach is called Appozite. But let’s face it, Appozite is hard to say and doesn’t make a lot of sense. Today, we’re happy to tell you that we’ve changed our company name to Union Metrics.

How does this affect TweetReach customers?

Hardly at all, actually.

  • Most importantly, there will be no impact to TweetReach itself. TweetReach is still called TweetReach and won’t be changing in any way.
  • You’ll start to see Union Metrics show up on your credit card and PayPal statements instead of Appozite.
  • You’ll begin to see emails from us that come from unionmetrics.com instead of appozite.com.

And that’s pretty much it. If you’re interested to know more about the change, read on!

Why the change?

Since the beginning, we’ve wanted to build products that enable businesses of all sizes to measure their use of and impact on social media. As Union Metrics, we’ll be broadening our focus to deliver simple but sophisticated social metrics to help you measure and improve your social media campaigns. We’re very excited about this new name and everything it represents about both our growth as a business last year and what we expect for the future.

Is Union Metrics a new company?

We’re not a new or different company; we’ve just renamed ourselves. We’re still the same company we’ve always been, but with a new, better name and a prettier logo. You’ll still be dealing with the same people if you call or email us, and we still provide the same TweetReach tools you’ve come to love (we hope!). We have not sold the company or merged with anyone else.

What does the new name mean?

There’s a branch of math called set theory that’s all about dealing with groups of unique items called sets. It turns out lots of things can be treated as sets, like, for example, all the people that follow you on Twitter. One of the nifty things you can do with several sets is union them together into one big set that contains every single unique item from all the others. A little esoteric? Maybe. But it turns out it’s a great way to understand how a big audience is created from a lot of little audiences, and it’s how we measure reach. Plus, it’s easy to say, easy to spell, and looks nice on a banner.

Want to learn more about Union Metrics?

Please visit our new company website at UnionMetrics.com. You can also find Union Metrics on Facebook and on Twitter at @unionmetrics.

And please let us know if you have questions! Email us at support [at] unionmetrics [dot] com.

Written by Jenn D

February 3rd, 2012 at 1:50 pm

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