Once primarily text-based, social media has become a visual medium. Driven by ease-of-use and the ability to instantaneously upload images from any device, people are sharing more photos on social media than ever before. In fact, according to Deloitte, 2.5 trillion photos were predicted to be shared or stored online in 2016. It's safe to say that number has grown and that photo sharing is predominantly happening across social media.
People are uploading images of vacations, celebrations, special occasions, meals, dancing, working and the list goes on. Photos on social media represent many consumer behaviors, preferences, wants and needs that are going undetected by marketers. If a person posts an image of a new product, but doesn't include text including the product's name, it's likely that social media monitoring won't capture it. Companies risk missing out on important opportunities to better understand their customers, improve customer engagement, resolve potential customer service issues and identify new key influencers and fans.
Today, Salesforce is introducing Einstein Vision for Social Studio, delivering AI-powered image recognition directly within Marketing Cloud's social media marketing solution. Now, marketers can automate the discovery and identification of images, and respond appropriately. By understanding the photos that consumers post, marketers are empowered to reach consumers even when they have not specifically mentioned a brand, product or service by name.
Previously, marketers would have to either manually sort through thousands of images or analyze associated text to gain insight. With Einstein Vision for Social Studio, they can uncover images relevant to their brand through four types of image libraries, including two million brand logos, 60 scenes, 200 foods and 1,000 objects.
Currently available for Twitter, companies can use Einstein Vision for Social Studio for consumer insights, brand tracking and social care:
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“Over the past few years, social media has become a visually driven medium, with photos and video dominating news feeds,” said Jen Forrest, director of social media at DEG, a full service digital agency. “Einstein Vision for Social Studio is an exciting new foray for us. It will enable DEG and our clients to harness the power of AI to view how people are interacting with brands through images on Twitter, and it will allow us to improve our efforts—from social listening, marketing promotions, ad targeting, customer service and more.”
“The most mature social businesses are both more profitable and have more loyal customers compared to social business laggards,” said Ed Terpening, industry analyst at Altimeter, a Prophet Company. “Those companies that adopt new, innovative and integrated social media solutions will be better prepared to keep up with the constant innovations in social media and consumer engagement scenarios as they emerge.”
Social Studio leverages the power of Einstein Vision, which allows developers of any skill level to build AI-powered apps and bring image recognition to CRM. Specifically, the Einstein Image Classification API powers image recognition use cases, including visual search, brand detection and product identification.
Einstein Vision is based on Salesforce Research’s computer vision breakthroughs, and is the first example of how Salesforce is leveraging cutting edge deep learning research to simplify the complexities of AI for Salesforce customers. These advances in image recognition are ushering in a new era of customer success by enabling companies to discover insights about their customers and predict outcomes that lead to smarter decisions.
To learn more about Social Studio, please visit: https://www.salesforce.com/products/marketing-cloud/social-media-marketing/
To learn more about Marketing Cloud, please visit: https://www.salesforce.com/products/marketing-cloud/overview/
To learn more about Einstein Vision, please visit: https://einstein.ai/
To download The ROI of Social Media Management white paper by Altimeter, please visit: https://www.salesforce.com/form/marketingcloud/roi-social-media-management.jsp