Cate Blanchett & Michael Fassbender Won Social Cannes

By Adam Dalezman | 

28 May 15 | 

Category: Events, Infographics, Marketing 2.0

The 2015 Cannes Film Festival has come and gone and we know who the big winners were, what they won and who was snubbed. However, an international event like this is something that Synthesio loves to analyze, which is why we looked at who the big social winners were, along with those who actually won awards. For example, did you know that Vincent Lindon, the winner of the Best Actor award, only generated 0.3% of online buzz, while Michael Fassbender was the big social buzz winner, as he generated 6.1% of all online conversations. Check out our infographic below for more fun data from the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, and let us know what you think about the winners (and those who were snubbed)! Cannes 2015 Social Intelligence Social Media Monitoring Listening Synthesio


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The Chelsea Flower Show 2015 Blossoms Across Social Media

By Agata Kawa | 

26 May 15 | 

Category: Awards, Events

Chelsea Flower Show 2015Last week, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show provided us with the amazing opportunity to admire the work of leading garden designers including Dan Person, Jo Thompson, Adam Frost, James Basson and many more. The event held since 1912 by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in Chelsea, London, is the most famous flower show in the United Kingdom, and perhaps in the world, attracting visitors from all continents. 

We already know who won the Best Show, Artisan and Fresh Garden categories including the BBC / RHS People’s Choice Gardens Awards plus all the medal winners. You can check these by clicking here, but which garden created the most buzz on social media?

At Synthesio, we decided to take a look into social listening insights around all gardens as well as to see what people were talking about in regards to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in general.  Here are our findings:

Which gardens generated the most online buzz?

Show Gardens: Even though, the garden inspired by Prince Harry’s Sentebale charity in Lesotho missed out on the Best Show Garden Award as well as a gold medal, it received the BBC / RHS People’s Choice Show Garden Award and on social media also ranked as a top garden in the same category with 24,6%, followed by the Laurent – Perrier Chatsworth Garden with 18,1% and the M&G Garden – the Retreat with 13,6 % share of voice. 

Show Gardens

Fresh Gardens: The Breakthrough Breast Cancer Garden won the RHS People’s Choice Fresh Garden Award and on social media also generated the most interest with 31, 9%, followed by Dark Matter Garden for the National Schools’ Observatory with 16,7% share of voice, which also won the Best Fresh Garden Award.

Artisan Gardens: The Breast Cancer Haven Garden won the RHS People’s Choice Artisan Garden Award, but on social media came 2nd with 22,9% share of voice with the Brewers Yard Garden with 35,2% share of voice winning on social media.

What were people talking about?

With more than 37,400 online mentions around the RHS Chelsea Flower Show there were a lot of topics that were generating interest on social media:

“The Sentebale – Hope In Vulnerability Garden” – as we can see from the insight tree a lot of online conversations were happening around the garden designed by Matt Keightley that was inspired by Prince Harry’s Sentebale Charity in Lesotho founded to provide support to children living with HIV. We can also read out the “royal” wording, which relates well to the fact that this year, there was quite a reunion at the Chelsea Flower Show for members of Britain’s royal family as The Queen, Zara Phillips, Prince Charles and others stopped by to show their support for Prince Harry and his exhibition.


“Telegraph Garden”- the gold winning at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden and sponsored by Telegraph was inspired by the designer’s – Marcus Barnett – love of the Dutch De Stijl arts movement that you can also find this mention in the word cloud below based on the topics that were generating the most interest around the Telegraph Garden.


“The Fragrance Garden from Harrods – Heart Notes” – a lot of online conversation were happening around the garden designed by Sheena Seeks and sponsored by Harrods. The garden is a celebration of perfume through the medium of flowers and was inspired by the process in scent creation.Taking the art of perfume making as its theme, the concept garden was reflecting the cross-fertilisation of nature and science, as well as traditional floral perfumes.


Top # RHSChelsea or #Chelseaflowershow Influencers – were you one of them?


We also found out a little bit about the interests of people that were tweeting around the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and apart from the GARDEN and DESIGN as obvious main interest topics, there were posters with interests in fashion, writing, art as well as business.




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The Online Influence Conference 2015 Social Media Breakdown

By Agata Kawa | 

14 May 15 | 

Category: Events


Last week, Synthesio continued its tour of global events at The Online Influence Conference (Oi15) that took place in the UK at Cardiff’s City Hall. This exciting event attracted many key decision makers, social influencers.

Oi 2015 was a chance for attendees to learn how to maximise their digital, social and mobile marketing efforts, and find out what’s next for our industry. Synthesio was honoured to have two speakers at the event:

First, Oliver Lewis, Global Insights Director, spoke about social segmentation in his session: Influencing your Influencer Groups: Social Segmentations. Oliver explained that in order to get the most out of social for your brand, it is crucial that you understand all of the different groups that interact with you all the time. It is also important that you are able to identify how you should be speaking to each different group, and what content you should be providing each audience.

Michael Page, UK Sales Director, was a panelist at Oi 2015′s closing debate: The Future of Social Technology, hosted by William Conner from Price Waterhouse Cooper. The session focused on answering key questions around the differences between social business and social media; how to get business leaders excited about social business, how to build and maintain trust, how customer service is developing in the social environment, and how to anticipate the market and gain insights.

With more than 3,340 online mentions, generating over 8 million impressions across Twitter, Oi 2015 clearly caused quite a stir.

Top Influencers at the Online Influence Conference Oi 2015:



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New mom Kelly Rowland wins social media with most Mother’s Day buzz

By Julie | 

11 May 15 | 

Category: Events

kelly-rowland-baby-boy-titan-photoYesterday, social media was flooded with heartwarming messages and photos in celebration of Mother’s Day 2015, including a huge amount of posts about Hollywood celebrities celebrating Mother’s Day for the first time as new moms.

We dove into our Social Listening insights to find out exactly which top 10 new mom celebs were generating the most buzz this Mother’s Day, and Kelly Rowland took the lead at 29.5%. Looks like this Mother’s Day, former Destiny’s Child member is America’s favorite new mom. Check out where the top 10 new celeb mom’s ranked on social media.

1. Kelly Rowland: 29.5%

2. Eva Mendes: 10.3%

3. Mila Kunis: 9.8%

4. Carrie Underwood: 9.8%

5. Kelly Clarkson: 9.6%

6. Scarlett Johannson: 8.2%

7. Jessica Biel: 8%

8. Blake Lively: 7.8%

9. Savannah Guthrie: 3.6%

10. Lil’ Kim 3.4%

Kelly Rowland and Eva Mendes are cool and all… but know what’s even cooler? The beautiful messages and photographs YOU shared on social media for you own mothers yesterday. Check out some of the the loving terms used in Mother’s Day messages in our Top Mother’s Day Topics Word Cloud.

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Running With Social Media: Online Reaction To The 2015 London Marathon

By Adam Dalezman | 

28 Apr 15 | 

Category: Events, Sports Marketing

If you live in the UK, or are a big fan of endurance sports, this past Sunday you were likely watching and talking about the 2015 London Marathon. Synthesio was watching too, but while we were watching and cheering for our favorite runners, we were also watching what everyone was saying online. If you wanted to know what people were talking about during the 2015 London Marathon, then have no fear, we have the answers to all of your questions:

What were people talking about?

With more than 526,000 online mentions revolving around the London Marathon, there were a lot of topics that drove online buzz, however, it is clear when you look at the word cloud comprised of what topics were getting the most buzz at the event, in 2015, Paula Radcliffe’s last race and George Clooney’s upcoming first race (in 2016) were big drivers of online conversation:

word cloud synthesio social intelligence

Brands and businesses spend a lot of money to sponsor major events like the London Marathon, so which sponsors “won” and generated the most buzz?

  1. Virgin (72.1% of all online conversations)
  2. Adidas (13.1%)
  3. Buxton (8.9%)
  4. Lucozade Sport (2.8%)
  5. Abbott World Marathon Majors (2.3%)

Who was talking?

Women comprising 53% of the people who were talking about the London Marathon (with men obviously making up the remaining 47%), and it seems that most people talking about the race were people dreaming of running it one day, as people aged 13-17 were driving most of the conversations (18-24 year olds were the second largest group). It is also worth noting who the most influential posters were:

synthesio social intelligence london marathon sports social media influencers

It is also interesting to see what languages people were posting in:

  1. English (81.7%)
  2. Spanish (7.4%)
  3. Portugese (2.9%)
  4. Italian (2.1%)
  5. French (1.8%)


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How did social media react to yesterday’s BBC TV Debate?

By Agata Kawa | 

17 Apr 15 | 

Category: Events

Five Leaders Of Britain's Political Parties Join Televised DebateYesterday, the leaders of five Westminster opposition parties participated in the second (and just as heated) debate of the UK General Election Campaign, the BBC Challengers Debate. Noticeably absent were David Cameron (Conservative Party) and Nick Clegg (Liberal Democrats), both of whome decided not to take part in the debate. That didn’t slow down the buzz around the debate though, since as soon as Ed Miliband (Labour Party), Nigel Farage (UKPI), Nicola Sturgeon (SNP), Leanne Wood (Plaid Cymru) and Natalie Bennet (Green Party) appeared on TV and started speaking, hundreds of thousands of people went online to discuss what was happening.

As you know, we are very interested in the UK elections, so we obviously took this opportunity to track what was being discussed online around this debate. We did this by looking at who was generating the most buzz, what people were tweeting about and what the sentiment was around the candidates.  Here’s what we found:

Who was generating the most buzz?  

   Share of Voice

What topics were generating the most buzz?

 World Cloud 

It is interesting to note that David Cameron and Nick Clegg’s absence did not prevent people from talking about them. Specifically, David Cameron, who generated some interesting buzz:

Sentiment breakdown for all posts related to David Cameron 


What were some of the Tweets? 

Most impressive performance from Cameron & Clegg in a good while #debate2015

Experts are agreed that the loser of the debate tonight was definitely David Cameron #chickendave #debate2015 #BBCDebate #GE2015

#GE2015 all over now – #Tories thrown in towel by hiding #Cameron from TV debate!

In another 2 weeks there will be a BBC Question Time special, where Cameron, Clegg and Miliband will answer questions directly from the audience. This event will be happening just a week before the actual polling day, so we are expecting an intense affair, and we can’t wait to see what people will be saying online!


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This Week In Marketing: Events, Events and More Events!

By Adam Dalezman | 

17 Apr 15 | 

Category: Events, Synthesio news

If you are a marketer, you know that this has been an incredibly exciting week for us, as there were two major events for marketers happening at the same time. The two events were the Forrester Marketing Leadership Forum in New York City and the Marketo Marketing Nation Summit in San Francisco. We were at both events and you know what that means, we tracked all the social data and mentions at both exciting events, and here is what we found:

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What were people talking about?

With over 6,000 online mentions at the Forrester Marketing Leadership Forum, there were a lot of topics that drove online buzz, however, it is clear when you look at the word cloud comprised of what topics were getting teh most buzz at the event, in 2015, ROI and metrics are the most important thing for any marketer:

Synthesio Social Intelligence Word Cloud

Who was talking?

With men comprising 66% of the people who were talking about #FORRForum, it is interesting to see that among the top 10 most influential posters, half of them were women, including 3 of the top 5:

Synthesio Social Intelligence Influencers


What were people talking about?

When looking at the topics that were causing the most buzz at Marketo’s Marketing Nation Summit (#MKTGNation), it is clear to see what marketers think about: how to strategically and positively engage with their customer base and make good use of the large amount of data that they are able to pull on a regular basis (surprisingly, John Legend wasn’t in this word cloud, but rest assured, his mini-concert was fantastic!):

Synthesio Social Intelligence Word Cloud

Who was talking?

What is really interesting when you look at the top influencers from the event is that most of them were brands. To us, this shows the power of Marketo and the importance of marketing information to brands and businesses, since they were the ones that were talking about what was happening and being said at the sessions more than any individual person:

Synthesio Influencers Social Intelligence

Another interesting bit of information to note is that 55% of people discussing Marketing Nation online were men. However, what really stood out to us is that the average age of people discussing Marketing Nation was 35-44. If you connect age to executive seniority, this shows us that the folks that were at Marketing Nation, and that were discussing it, were senior marketers and decision makers.

We had a great week attending both of these exciting and informative conferences, and while it was exhausting, we look forward to doing it all over again next year!


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A Quick Note about Twitter Data – Everything Is Fine

By Matthew Zito | 

16 Apr 15 | 

Category: Synthesio news, Technology

Twitter Bird Social Intelligence SynthesioThere’s been a lot of buzz in the news lately about Twitter severing its relationship with third-party data providers such as Datasift.  While a few of the news reports got it right, many of them missed the point, talking about how “all” third-party access to Twitter got cut off.

The reality is much simpler.  The only access that was discontinued was for the remaining two companies who buy data from Twitter and then resell it to other companies, DataSift and NTT Data. It doesn’t affect anyone who buys their data directly from Twitter, which includes Synthesio.

We’ve got a great relationship with Twitter and their in-house data provider Gnip, one that’s existed for a number of years.  We long-ago decided that we wanted to get our data right from the source and partnered directly with Twitter to build our platform.

Consequently, we are completely unaffected by this change, and I’m looking forward to getting even richer data from Twitter and Gnip in the future.

Editorializing for a minute, Twitter’s move to stop allowing third-parties to sell Twitter’s own data makes perfect sense.  There are very specific and strong rules that Twitter has about how you access, store, maintain and use their data.  Allowing third-parties to buy data from Twitter and then resell it to end-users breaks that relationship, and makes it difficult for Twitter to enforce their own rules and regulations.

In the end though, while a lot of hay was made in the mainstream tech media about the change, it’s a fairly simple example of a growing tech company taking better control over their core intellectual property.  And from Synthesio’s perspective, it doesn’t affect us at all.

If any of our partners or customers have any questions or concerns about any of this, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me via Twitter at @matthewzito or email at 


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Campaigns Just Got Smarter With Synthesio And Marketo

By Adam Dalezman | 

14 Apr 15 | 

Category: B2B Social Media, B2C Social Media, Marketing 2.0, Social media monitoring best practices, Synthesio news

We are really excited to announce that today, Synthesio has formally integrated with Marketo, Inc. (NASDQ: MKTO) to enable marketers to better personalize their engagement, and leverage a complete view of their customers’ online voice over time.

This strategic partnership is a result of our pursuit to offer marketers the ability to gain a complete view of their customer, a complete picture of their online presence and tie social data back to business metrics and performance. We’re really excited that this new capability will provide marketers with an even greater understanding of the role social media and an online presence plays in the customer lifecycle, and will bring social even closer to marketing and sales funnels.

So, what does this mean for you?

There are a great number of ways that you will be able to use this new integration to help you improve your customer interactions. You will now have smarter, more holistic data and, in turn smarter campaigns.

Turn Your Social Fans Into Leads

You use Synthesio’s Social Intelligence platform to find the people that are talking about your brand, and these users should be leads. Now that is possible because with this integration you will be able to quickly create new leads in Marketo from users in your Synthesio dashboards.

You can even add your social fans to the lists you’ve already created in Marketo. Synthesio dynamically pulls in all your Marketo lists so you can quickly fill out your lists easily without switching platforms.

Know Your Customer’s Complete Backstory

In order to send out the best and most effective message to your customers, you must have a complete understanding of them, and until now, combining social data and lead activity has been a challenge. With Social Lead Lookup, you can now view a social user’s Marketo lead record within your Synthesio dashboards. See the full picture of what your customers are saying so you can send them content that’s relevant and timely.

If you want to learn more about Synthesio and its integration with Marketo, and you’re at the Marketo Marketing Nation™ Summit 2015, look for us at booth 34. If you’re not, reach out to us and we’ll be happy to tell you more!


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What You Can’t Miss at Marketo’s Marketing Nation Summit 2015

By Julie | 

14 Apr 15 | 

Category: Events

marketo-event-bannerIt’s day two of Marketo’s Marketing Nation 2015 at Moscone West in San Francisco, and as a proud standing Marketo LaunchPoint partner we are excited to announce our new integration! (Check out the full press release here). We couldn’t be more excited to join the fun and informative sessions and events over the next couple days.

Along with many amazing expert-led sessions, there will also be keynotes today with Marketo’s Chariman & CEO, Phil Fernandez; Arianna Huffington, President & Editor-In-Chief, The Huffington Post; Salman Khan, President & Editor-In-Chief, The Khan Academy, and special guest speaker, John Legend – yes THE John Legend.

As global leaders in the Social Intelligence industry, we decided to compile a list of the best sessions for optimizing your social strategy. So without further adieu, here are the can’t miss social media driven sessions for #MKTGNation 2015:

Winning with Social: Driving top of funnel leads with Marketo & Twitter

  • Date/Time: April 14th at 2:00pm
  • Location: 2022/2024

Engaging customers on Twitter is no longer a challenge. To succeed on this social channel, demand generators need to understand how prospects behave on the site and latch them on before directing them to the brand’s action page. In this session, you will learn 3 ways to enhance your social strategy by driving top of funnel leads from Twitter directly into Marketo, see how easy it is to set up this integration, and understand how to engage your customers better on Twitter with Marketo.

The Engaged Leader: A Strategy for Your Digital Transformation

  • Date/Time: April 14th at 3:00pm
  • Location: 2006/2008

Join a special session with Altimeter founder and bestselling author, Charlene Li, as she explores the evolving role of leadership in the digital workplace. Social and collaboration technologies have revolutionized the very idea and nature of relationships, including those between leaders, their employees and the outside world. In this session, you’ll learn how embracing technologies to listen, share, and engage can transform you and your organization into a true digital leader.

A Facebook View of Personalized Marketing at Scale

  • Date/Time: April 15th at 3:30pm
  • Location: 2006/2008

Facebook is making business personal in an omni-channel marketing world. Learn how to unlock the full potential of your marketing with the power of data. Realize how you can segment your audience and deliver relevant messages to that audience at the right time and right device.

Now for our gratuitous plug, be sure to stop by the Synthesio booth (booth #34) and check out our Marketo integrated Social Intelligence platform in action – and yes, you can pick up some cool giveaways and conference swag.

Can’t be at the Marketo Summit in person today? Be sure to follow the conversation using the hashtags: #MKTGNATION


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