"New media users overwhelmingly believe companies or brands should not only have a presence in new media (95%) but also interact with their consumers (89%). The majority of consumers are still seeking out companies and brands on traditional Web sites (58%) and through email (45%), but anywhere from a third to a quarter of consumers want to interact with companies and brands in social networks (30%) and via online games (24%)."
Almost 80 percent (78%) of new media users interact with companies or brands via new media sites and tools, an increase of 32 percent from 2008 (59%). And, the frequency of interaction is increasing, too, with more than a third (37%) of users engaging companies or brands via new media at least once per week (up from one-in-four last year). These are among the findings of the 2009 Cone Consumer New Media Study, which explores consumers’ interactions with brands, their engagement with corporate responsibility practices and their support of social and environmental issues.
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