Holiday marketing stats you need to be aware of

It’s the holiday season which means it’s a wonderful time to take advantage of consumer habits. Whether you sell hair products or automotive services, your activity on social media can mean the difference between a fruitful 4th quarter and one where you barely squeak by. Being present and active on social media pays off since 73% of consumers say their buying decisions are influenced by brand presence on social media.


Here are holiday marketing statistics you need to be aware of if you’re not sure whether or not you should commit time and resources to social media marketing:

  • 88% of marketers who ran ads during the 2017 holiday season said it was effective

  • 56% of consumers say their buying decisions were influenced by brand videos

  • Video is the #1 way people find out about new brands and products before making a purchase

  • 68% of shoppers peruse on YouTube for gift ideas

  • 140% increase in online advertising during the holidays

  • Shoppers tend think of how a gift will look on Instagram before making a purchase

  • 56% of buyers would rather message a store than call

  • 51.9% of marketers says that video provides the best ROI

  • 79% of buyers say they’re likely to engage with content personalized to their previous interactions with a brand