6 Saskatchewan Social Media Statistics Marketers Should Know As part of our commitment to share knowledge with the industry, Insightrix Research conducted the Saskatchewan Media Usage Study with residents about their digital diet - including social media habits, consumer behaviours and device ownership. The research was conducted with more than 1,500 Saskatchewan residents (December 2017), using SaskWatch Research®, our proprietary online panel. Comprehensive results from this syndicated study are available in the 2018 Saskatchewan Social Media Report. The 2018 Saskatchewan Social Media Report answers questions like… What social media platform is most popular with specific Saskatchewan demographic groups? What do Saskatchewan social media users expect from the brands they follow online? As we did for the 2017 version of this syndicated series, we are delivering to you (for free!) highlights from the 2018 report in the 2018 Saskatchewan Social Media eBook. Each report continues to provide trended data and actionable insights that help brands with an interest in the Saskatchewan marketplace to make better-informed decisions with their paid, earned and owned media strategy. Even more, we have put together a list of "6 important statistics Saskatchewan marketers need to know in 2018". So, if you are a marketer, or if you are in an integrated role that requires you to think like a marketer, statistics like these validate the need for the development of a targeted digital strategy for business. #1 SOCIAL MEDIA USE CONTINUES TO INCREASE IN SASKATCHEWAN The number of active social media users in Saskatchewan continues to upturn. Since 2016 – the number of social media users have increased from 87% to 90% (2017)*. *The 2018 Saskatchewan Social Media Habits Report 4: Do you use social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or LinkedIn, etc.? Base: 2016, All respondents, n = 1,500; 2017, All respondents, n = 1,500. Leading social networks like Facebook have become powerful communication tools to connect with family or friends – or with brands of interest. Visual platforms – like Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube – continue to lead the growth of social networks in Saskatchewan and give businesses an opportunity to target specific audiences – an important takeaway for marketers looking to capitalize on this traffic. As social media networks continue to gain traction in the province, it reinforces the need to consider investing in paid social media strategies by allocating larger dollar amounts to your digital media marketing budget. #2 SASKATCHEWAN MILLENNIALS CONTINUE TO LEAD As a society, we are very well at the peak of the "darn those millennials" internet movement. Between millennials ending cereal, diamond rings, handshakes and the Toyota Scion (yes, it’s a thing) ...

  Trended data specific to Saskatchewan Since 2016, Insightrix has been tracking the use of social media by Saskatchewan residents and their social lives online to understand how they engage with one another and with brands and businesses, and to find out their preferences and the ways they use the platforms themselves. When the Saskatchewan Social Media Report (2016) was published – it was presented at workshops and conferences across Western Canada, and more than 200 marketers, business consultants, policy makers and advertisers downloaded the report or benefited from its insight. Many of those who accessed the report say they have used it to validate their marketing initiatives, and as a valuable tool for planning and strategizing.   For the first time, it was possible examine the ways Saskatchewan consumers (aged fourteen years old and older) interact with social media over mobile technologies and the internet, their attitudes toward social networks and their behaviours while using them - and what their preferences might be in the future. And even more important, it became possible to compare those statistics with trended data specific to Saskatchewan social media users. A useful narrative that you can understand  Now, those with interests in the province are able to examine Saskatchewan-specific usage data that have been trended over time and make comparisons to the historical story.  The value of this trended data is obvious when comparing Saskatchewan-specific social media usage data over time. In Saskatchewan, social media use has clearly increased since 2015. Back then, 83% of Saskatchewan residents said they used social networking sites - now, that number has increased to 90% of the people in the province over the age of 14! With evidence like this, it doesn’t take a genius to see that untrended data do not give the whole picture when it comes to social media usage statistics. New to the 2018 Saskatchewan Social Media Report The 2018 Saskatchewan Social Media Report has been slimmed down in terms of raw data and beefed up with digestible and thoughtful insight - and it's been repriced to be accessible to all levels of business in Saskatchewan. Dive into this rich, trended data and actionable insight to learn how the Saskatchewan digital landscape has changed over the years with visualized reporting and a clear narrative that you can understand and use right away. The 2018 Saskatchewan Social Media Report has also added a local chapter dedicated to Saskatchewan brands and how Saskatchewan social media users engage with them. Use the report to find out why residents are following local brands, which industries they are engaged in and what they are looking for in terms of advertisement and brand engagement.  ...