Global Social Networking Market: Overview
Over the last decade, social media has evolved from being a mere platform to a part and parcel of the everyday life of users. Social media marketing is rapidly gaining popularity primarily due to the increasing active participation of social media users. Several figures indicate that Facebook had 1.79 bn monthly active users as of third quarter of 2016. Businesses today are using social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter to exhibit their brands/products, to build brand image, and expand their client base. Due to the immense potential of social media, the global social networking market is expected to tread along a healthy growth track.
This market intelligence report presents the growth prospects of the global social networking market for the forecast period from 2016 to 2024. It provides qualitative and quantitative insights into the competitive landscape and highlights the leading players in the market. It profiles the prominent players in the market along with their business strategies, latest developments, and revenue generation. It includes SWOT analysis that reveals the growth trajectory, which each key player will witness during the forecast period. It also offers a detailed overview of the factors impacting the growth of the market. For a coherent understanding, the report presents statistics pertaining to the social networking market at both global and regional levels.
Global Social Networking Market: Drivers and Opportunities
One of the primary factors contributing to the growth of the global social networking market is the fact that social media is being increasingly acknowledged as a platform that helps in directing search keywords towards the websites of companies, leading to enhanced website traffic and brand popularity/visibility. The proliferation of smartphones is also playing a vital role in the growth of the market. A large number of active users access social media through mobile phones. Social media apps designed for smartphones regularly track activities and further increase the relevance of social media marketing. The growing transition from texted-based content to image-centric solutions is likely to provide a significant boost to the growth of the global social networking market in the near future.
Global Social Networking Market: Regional Segmentation
The regional markets methodically examined in the report are North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Rest of the World. North America is estimated to command a large share in the market owing to the high penetration of social media and domicile of a large number of key players. However, the market in this region is mature in nature. Asia Pacific is estimated to emerge as a lucrative market over the forecast horizon. The growth of the region can be primarily attributed to the rising penetration of smartphones and expanding base of internet subscribers.
Global Social Networking Market: Competitive Landscape
Most of the players in the global social networking market are focusing on innovating and updating their platforms/solutions to consolidate their presence in the market. Mergers and acquisitions are the commonly adopted strategies by key players to maximize their shares in the market. Some of the key companies operating in the global social networking market are Ask.fm, Classmates, Facebook Inc., Flickr, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn Corporation, Meetup, MeetMe Inc., Pinterest, Tagged Inc., Tumblr Inc., Twitter Inc., Vine, and Vkontakte.
Major regions analyzed under this research report are:
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of the World
This report gives you access to decisive data such as:
- Market growth drivers
- Factors limiting market growth
- Current market trends
- Market structure
- Market projections for the coming years
Key highlights of this report
- Overview of key market forces propelling and restraining market growth
- Up-to-date analyses of market trends and technological improvements
- Pin-point analyses of market competition dynamics to offer you a competitive edge
- An analysis of strategies of major competitors
- An array of graphics and SWOT analysis of major industry segments
- Detailed analyses of industry trends
- A well-defined technological growth map with an impact-analysis
- Offers a clear understanding of the competitive landscape and key product segments
This study by TMR is all-encompassing framework of the dynamics of the market. It mainly comprises critical assessment of consumers' or customers' journeys, current and emerging avenues, and strategic framework to enable CXOs take effective decisions.
Our key underpinning is the 4-Quadrant Framework EIRS that offers detailed visualization of four elements:
- Customer Experience Maps
- Insights and Tools based on data-driven research
- Actionable Results to meet all the business priorities
- Strategic Frameworks to boost the growth journey
The study strives to evaluate the current and future growth prospects, untapped avenues, factors shaping their revenue potential, and demand and consumption patterns in the global market by breaking it into region-wise assessment.
The following regional segments are covered comprehensively:
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- The Middle East and Africa
The EIRS quadrant framework in the report sums up our wide spectrum of data-driven research and advisory for CXOs to help them make better decisions for their businesses and stay as leaders.
Below is a snapshot of these quadrants.
1. Customer Experience Map
The study offers an in-depth assessment of various customers’ journeys pertinent to the market and its segments. It offers various customer impressions about the products and service use. The analysis takes a closer look at their pain points and fears across various customer touchpoints. The consultation and business intelligence solutions will help interested stakeholders, including CXOs, define customer experience maps tailored to their needs. This will help them aim at boosting customer engagement with their brands.
2. Insights and Tools
The various insights in the study are based on elaborate cycles of primary and secondary research the analysts engage with during the course of research. The analysts and expert advisors at TMR adopt industry-wide, quantitative customer insights tools and market projection methodologies to arrive at results, which makes them reliable. The study not just offers estimations and projections, but also an uncluttered evaluation of these figures on the market dynamics. These insights merge data-driven research framework with qualitative consultations for business owners, CXOs, policy makers, and investors. The insights will also help their customers overcome their fears.
3. Actionable Results
The findings presented in this study by TMR are an indispensable guide for meeting all business priorities, including mission-critical ones. The results when implemented have shown tangible benefits to business stakeholders and industry entities to boost their performance. The results are tailored to fit the individual strategic framework. The study also illustrates some of the recent case studies on solving various problems by companies they faced in their consolidation journey.
4. Strategic Frameworks
The study equips businesses and anyone interested in the market to frame broad strategic frameworks. This has become more important than ever, given the current uncertainty due to COVID-19. The study deliberates on consultations to overcome various such past disruptions and foresees new ones to boost the preparedness. The frameworks help businesses plan their strategic alignments for recovery from such disruptive trends. Further, analysts at TMR helps you break down the complex scenario and bring resiliency in uncertain times.
The report sheds light on various aspects and answers pertinent questions on the market. Some of the important ones are:
1. What can be the best investment choices for venturing into new product and service lines?
2. What value propositions should businesses aim at while making new research and development funding?
3. Which regulations will be most helpful for stakeholders to boost their supply chain network?
4. Which regions might see the demand maturing in certain segments in near future?
5. What are the some of the best cost optimization strategies with vendors that some well-entrenched players have gained success with?
6. Which are the key perspectives that the C-suite are leveraging to move businesses to new growth trajectory?
7. Which government regulations might challenge the status of key regional markets?
8. How will the emerging political and economic scenario affect opportunities in key growth areas?
9. What are some of the value-grab opportunities in various segments?
10. What will be the barrier to entry for new players in the market?
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