The monthly roundup from Editor Teresa McPherson.

Social media spending in the U.S. is forecast to increase from $716 million this year to more than $3.1 billion in 2014, a 34% compound annual growth rate, Forrester Research recently reported at the Forrester Research Marketing Forum.

A recent survey we conducted in our weeklyASIE-News found that the adhesives and sealants industry is once again keeping up with the trends. More than 60% of respondents said that they use LinkedIn and nearly 40% use Facebook.

Here atASI, we’re excited to be a part of the social networking realm. In addition to the Editor’s Blog on our homepage,, you can find us on Facebook®, connect with our staffers on LinkedIn, and keep on top of industry trends and news with our Twitter feeds. read my “tweets” and to be one of the first to know about breaking news and Web site updates; take part in informal surveys and brainstorming sessions; and more! In addition, keep us updated with what you’re doing by sending a tweet to me @TeresaASI.

You can also find us on Facebook by searching for “Adhesives and Sealants.” Become a fan of our page and connect with other like-minded users to discuss industry trends, share ideas and do more.

And please do connect with us and build our network on Linked In; you can find me

As always, we’d love to know what you think. Leave a comment on the Editor’s Blog atwww.adhesivesmag.comor send e-mail