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Results are not yet final, but we’re getting eye-opening results regarding social media in this year’s annual “Big Survey” (coming in October’s INSTORE).

P.S. The survey is still open, but closing soon. If you haven’t answered yet, go here.

A few key findings from the survey:

  • The huge majority of jewelers are already on social media, with 90% stating that they “actively use Facebook on a professional basis”. (Plus 32% actively using LinkedIn, 25% Twitter, 21% Pinterest, and 15% YouTube.)
  • Nearly 60% of jewelers spend more than an hour per week using social media on a professional basis, and more than 20% spend five hours-plus.
  • Jewelers generally believe that time is well-spent, with only 17% saying they “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statement “Social media is not worth the investment in time”. (40% “disagree” with the statement, and 23% “strongly disagree, while another 20% were neutral.)

Lesson? If only the general business media paid more attention to the opinions of jewelers, perhaps Facebook’s stock price wouldn’t be cratering.

 

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Surprise! Jewelers Do Love Social Media

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Surprise! Jewelers Do Love Social Media

Results are not yet final, but we’re getting eye-opening results regarding social media in this year’s annual “Big Survey” (coming in October’s INSTORE).

P.S. The survey is still open, but closing soon. If you haven’t answered yet, go here.

A few key findings from the survey:

  • The huge majority of jewelers are already on social media, with 90% stating that they “actively use Facebook on a professional basis”. (Plus 32% actively using LinkedIn, 25% Twitter, 21% Pinterest, and 15% YouTube.)
  • Nearly 60% of jewelers spend more than an hour per week using social media on a professional basis, and more than 20% spend five hours-plus.
  • Jewelers generally believe that time is well-spent, with only 17% saying they “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statement “Social media is not worth the investment in time”. (40% “disagree” with the statement, and 23% “strongly disagree, while another 20% were neutral.)

Lesson? If only the general business media paid more attention to the opinions of jewelers, perhaps Facebook’s stock price wouldn’t be cratering.

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There are no crystal balls when it comes to sales projections. But when Thomasville, Georgia jeweler Fran Lewis chose Wilkerson to run the retirement/going-out-of-business sale for Lewis Jewelers and More, she was pleasantly surprised to learn that even Wilkerson could one-up its own sales numbers. “Not only did we meet our goal, but we exceeded the goal that Wilkerson had given us by about 134%,” she says. After more than 40 years in the business, Lewis says she decided a few years ago to “move towards retirement.” And she was impressed by Wilkerson’s tenure in the industry. Overall, she’d recommend the company to anyone else who may be thinking it’s time to hang up their loupe. “As a full package, they’ve done a very good job and I’d definitely recommend Wilkerson.”

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