Save or Share this Report

For B2C Marketing Professionals

The Broad Reach Of Social Technologies

August 25, 2009

Primary author headshot


  • By Sean Corcoran
  • with Nate Elliott,
  • Josh Bernoff,
  • Cynthia N. Pflaum,
  • Emily Bowen

Why Read This Report

Social technologies continue to grow substantially in 2009. Now more than four in five US online adults use social media at least once a month, and half participate in social networks like Facebook. While young people continue to march toward almost universal adoption of social applications, the most rapid growth occurred among consumers 35 and older. This means the time to build social marketing applications is now. Interactive marketers should influence social network chatter, master social communication, and develop social assets — even if their customers are older.

Get Access

Already a Client?

Log in to read this document.

Become a Forrester Client

Customers are the new market-makers, reshaping industries and changing how businesses compete and win. Success depends on how well and how fast you respond. Forrester Research gives you insights and frameworks aligned to your role to shorten the time between a great idea and a great outcome, helping your teams win in the age of the customer. Contact us to learn more.

Purchase Report

This report is available for individual purchase ($499 USD).