Socialogue: It Pays To Be Social!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Global - In the “Olden Days” of the internet, people used brands’ websites as their main online source for getting brand information and for staying informed on products. Today, people are utilizing social networking, with 55% saying that social networking keeps them in the know about brands and products. While those under 35 are particularly active in learning about brands and products through social networking (66%), there is strong concurrence among those 35-49 (53%) and those over 50 (40%). With more than half of consumers agreeing that they stay informed about brands and products through social networking, here’s an important message for marketers: today’s brands looking to capitalize on a chance to touch consumers need to have a strong social networking presence.

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Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange (Ipsos OTX) and Ipsos Global @dvisor are pleased to share the latest proprietary global infographic and commentary on the trends and behaviors that define people’s lives in today’s social media age.

More data and full technical details are available in the Detailed Tables document on the right.

For more information on this news release please contact:

Jill Wiltfong
Senior Vice President, Marketing
Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange

About Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange

Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange (Ipsos OTX) is Ipsos' global innovation center. This multi-disciplinary team of researchers, strategists, digital natives, and design technologists is blending advancements in technology and a cultural shift toward social interactions to create the future of research, one that is immersive, collaborative, authentic and relevant. SocialogueTM is an ongoing publication from Ipsos OTX which features proprietary, global infographics and commentary on social media trends and behavior. For more information on the current suite of Ipsos OTX social media research tools, to find more about our Futures initiatives or to obtain social media details by country, contact us at

About Ipsos and Ipsos Global @dvisor

Ipsos is the world’s third largest market research company. With offices in 84 countries, Ipsos offers a complete line of custom, syndicated, omnibus, panel and online research products and services. Ipsos Global @dvisor is a 24-country, online, monthly syndicated research service used to generate information for media and clients. Every month, we complete 500 to 1,000 online interviews in each country. For more information visit or contact us at

Socialogue: It Pays To Be Social!


Jill Wiltfong
Senior VP, Marketing
Ipsos Open Thinking Exchange