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Allison Stadd

Allison Stadd manages marketing & communications for Shake Shack, and writes about social media and tech lifestyle for AllTwitter, Huffington Post, Daily Muse, and more. Find Allison Stadd on Google+ and Twitter @AllisonStadd.

Bookmark It: A Comprehensive Look At 2014 Global Internet And Social Media Stats [DECK]

Bookmark It: A Comprehensive Look At 2014 Global Internet And Social Media Stats [DECK]

Global digital agency We Are Social‘s new 183-page, insight-packed report on the key social, digital, and mobile stats from around the world illustrates just how far-reaching social media is in 2014.

Given that there are 2.5 billion+ global Internet users today – an incredible 35% of the world’s population – plus 1.9 billion social networks users on the planet, Twitter’s, and other social networks’, increasing penetration worldwide is unsurprising, but impressive.

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U.S. Social Advertising Spend Expected To Increase To $11 Billion By 2017 [STATS]

U.S. Social Advertising Spend Expected To Increase To $11 Billion By 2017 [STATS]

Independent market research company BIA/Kelsey has forecasted U.S. social advertising revenues to grow from $4.7 billion in 2012 to $11 billion in 2017.

That’s a compound annual growth rate of 18.6%, which means every year over the next few years social ads are only going to grow (way) more prevalent.

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Nominations For The 6th Annual Shorty Awards Now Open Via Twitter

Nominations For The 6th Annual Shorty Awards Now Open Via Twitter

As Greg Galant, cofounder and executive producer of the Shorty Awards, told Mashable, “Awarding excellence on a medium that changes every year is like living on the Galapagos Islands — it requires constant evolution.”

As such, this year’s Shorty Awards – the 6th annual, for which nominations are officially open – is bigger and better than ever.

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The Twitter Buzz Around 2014 New Year’s Resolutions [STATS]

The Twitter Buzz Around 2014 New Year's Resolutions

Social media analysis firm Crimson Hexagon has been tracking Twitter conversation around New Year’s resolutions, and found that since December 28, around when buzz started to peak about the topic, there have been more than 349,000 expressed opinions about New Year’s resolutions on Twitter.

Here’s a breakdown of the data.

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Lessons From The New York Times’ Social Media Desk [TWITTER TIPS]

Lessons From The New York Times’ Social Media Desk [TWITTER TIPS]

In a great piece published by the Nieman Journalism Lab, the team that runs the New York Times’ Twitter accounts looks back on what they learned from running @nytimes, followed by 10.5 million, in 2013.

Their learnings are useful for anyone working in social media, and anyone looking to strengthen their own presence on Twitter.

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7 Fascinating Twitter Accounts To Follow

7 Fascinating Twitter Accounts To Follow

Your experience on Twitter is hugely impacted by who you’re following.

As Shea suggests in his 10-part Newcomers Guide to Twitter, it’s best to evaluate and prune your Twitter network on a weekly basis so you’re constantly enthused by the tweets you read in your feed.

But sometimes it’s a challenge to unearth interesting new Twitter accounts to follow that add something substantive to your daily data diet.

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Listen To Your Twitter Friends’ Shared Music With Serendip

Listen To Your Twitter Friends' Shared Music With Serendip

There is a plethora of music-streaming options available for audiophiles, from Spotify and Rdio to Pandora and Slacker.

Another, Twitter-integrated option to consider: Serendip.

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Twitter’s Stock Grew 145% In 2013 [STATS]

Twitter's Stock Grew 145% In 2013 [STATS]

A new chart from Statista displays the 2013 growth of 10 top tech stocks, including Twitter.

In all, it was a pretty gangbusters year for tech stock.

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“Twitter: The Comic” Tumblr Illustrates Tweets In Cartoon Form

"Twitter: The Comic" Tumblr Illustrates Tweets In Cartoon Form

Ever thought of what tweets would look like in visual form?

Enter: Twitter – The Comic, a Tumblr by illustrator Mike Rosenthal.

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2014 New Year’s Resolutions On Twitter

2014 New Year's Resolutions Mapped Out On Twitter

January translates to New Year’s resolution heyday, and Twitter is a nerve center for tracking them.

eBay Deals has created a cool tracker for thousands of New Year’s resolutions across Twitter, categorizing them and comparing to resolutions made this time last year to analyze trends.

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