Experts say social media engagement is ripe for ads

bangkokpost | February 28, 2020

Social media use in Thailand has reached maturity, but engagement is still on the rise with about 7.2 billion messages recorded throughout last year, according to social media pundits. Social media is seeing more customer insights powered by machine learning, engagement by upcountry users, conversation-based commerce as well as purpose and contextual marketing. "We see little growth of social media user penetration, which reached 75% of the Thai population in 2019, from 74% in 2018," Kla Tangsuwan, chief executive of Wisesight, a Bangkok-based social media analytics firm. "This reflects the maturity of users locally." He gave the remarks at a two-day seminar that was part of the Thailand Zocial Awards 2020. Social media engagement by users continues to thrive as the number of messages grew 36% to 7.2 billion in 2019.

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Fast-forward to today and more than half of the world’s population, 4 billion people, is connected to the internet. Technology and digital data has seeped into nearly every aspects of our daily lives including finance, news and music.

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Fast-forward to today and more than half of the world’s population, 4 billion people, is connected to the internet. Technology and digital data has seeped into nearly every aspects of our daily lives including finance, news and music.

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National CineMedia | February 15, 2022

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Kubient | December 04, 2020

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OneScreen.ai | November 10, 2021

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