Digital Media Consumption Trends [Reports]

American adults are spending 53% more time with digital media than they were 3 years ago, according to comScore’s 2016 US Mobile App Report. But how they access the internet has changed markedly over that time frame, per report. Below are 5 charts detailing the devices and platforms used to access the internet. Changing Digital … Continue reading »

Ideal Marketing Mix [Study]

Struggling to optimize your marketing across channels? You’re not alone. It’s the biggest challenge facing marketers today. A new study from Millward Brown Digital finds that this continues to be a monumental struggle, with marketers demonstrating a lack of confidence in their media allocations. Just 32% of the marketers surveyed by MBD reported having confidence … Continue reading »

How The Top B2B Marketers Define Success

Over 1,000 global B2B Marketers were surveyed by Salesforce to find out what drives the top-performing marketing teams, and what methods, metrics and challenges are shaping the B2B Marketing industry. Top-performing B2B marketing team insights: Executive buy-in. Budget spend. Tech adoption. Customer experience integration. Personalized, connected journeys. Below are the responses and insights from the … Continue reading »

Content Marketing – Most Effective and Challenging

Increasing lead generation and improving customer engagement continue to be the most important goals of a content marketing strategy. Lead generation has taken the lead this year, per the Ascend2 report. That’s in line with recent research from Regalix, in which lead generation was found to have increased in importance from last year as a … Continue reading »

New Trends Marketers Are Using [Survey]

Over half of US marketers are trying personalized and intent-based marketing.   The survey from Pan Communications also revealed that 49% of US marketers are interested in trying persona-based marketing, and 41% of respondents said they’re interested in Though interest in virtual reality (VR) has been gaining momentum this year, only 11% of US marketers … Continue reading »

Most Important Skills for Marketing Success [Survey]

Digital marketing, including social media, is the skill that the greatest share of CMOs believe is most important to their marketing team’s success today, per results from a recent Spencer Stuart survey of 150 marketing leaders. Data analytics and insights, along with strategic thinking, round out the top-3 most important skills. Trouble is, they’re also … Continue reading »

Channels Marketers Are Able to Measure for ROI

The leading reason why companies don’t invest more money in digital marketing is a generally restricted budget for all types of marketing, per a recent report from Econsultancy and Oracle Marketing Cloud. But beyond that primary hindrance, staff constraints, company culture and an inability to measure ROI are all cited as factors. Wthout the ability … Continue reading »

Discover What Marketers Want from Digital Tech [Report]

Forty-three percent of marketers think that social marketing and analytics capabilities are critical for online marketing technology solutions, Forbes Insights and Oracle Marketing Cloud report. Customization and security were also ranked as important. Forbes Insights and Oracle Marketing Cloud surveyed 255 executives worldwide across a range of industries and functions and asked them to indicate … Continue reading »

Most Effective and Difficult Digital Marketing Tactics

Email is the most effective digital marketing tactic, and it also benefits from a relative ease in execution, per the survey from Ascend2 and its Research Partners. Given the B2B skew (66% of respondents), fewer selected paid search as being effective as did social media (34% and 41%, respectively). That’s despite other indications that paid … Continue reading »

Investment Priorities for Marketers in 2016

Agency executives and senior marketers plan to increase spending on a variety of different formats in 2016, including digital, social and mobile. According to research from RSW/US, 91% of agency executives in North America said they plan to significantly or somewhat increase spending in 2016 on digital for their clients. To compare, 79.6% of senior … Continue reading »

B2B Marketers and Their Digital Channel Selection [study]

Marketing objectives and target customer profiles are at the heart of B2B marketers’ decision-making when it comes to the channel selection process, details Regalix in a recent study on B2B marketing analytics and metrics. ROI falls slightly behind in budgets as a widely-used channel selection attribute. 6 in 10 respondents noted that they typically select … Continue reading »

Digital Channels That Marketers Can Measure for ROI

Despite increasing pressures to prove their worth, American CMOs continue to have difficulty quantitatively demonstrating the impact of their activities, according to a recent study. Now, a newly-released survey from Econsultancy and Oracle Marketing Cloud that analyzes global marketers’ ability to measure ROI from a variety of digital channels finds that there is only a … Continue reading »

Digital Marketing Budget Growth [infographic]

The survey, featuring responses from almost 600 companies, and looks at the extent to which companies are increasing their budgets across a range of channels and technologies, comparing online and offline budgets while also looking at the balance between acquisition and retention marketing. The infographic stats were taken from the Marketing Budgets 2015 Report, published … Continue reading »

Digital Marketing Tactics Compared [report]

B2B marketers count lead generation as their top marketing objective, while B2C marketers are most heavily focused on driving sales this year, according to Webmarketing123’s latest annual State of Digital Marketing” report. The survey’s findings are split into B2B and B2C segments, allowing for a comparison of both groups. The results suggest that while B2B … Continue reading »

Top Digital Priorities 2014: Targeting and Personalization

Personalization is this year’s top digital priority by B2C marketers, according to eConsultancy’s Quarterly Digital Intelligence Briefing published in January. Marketers expect personalization to be the third most exciting opportunity in five years  (after customer experience and multichannel campaign management). Top Digital Priorities 2014: Targeting and Personalization Participants of the Adobe-sponsored roundtable conversations varied in … Continue reading »

Where SMBs Spend Almost Half of Their Marketing Budgets [survey]

  About one-third of SMBs report spending less than one-third of their marketing budgets on internet or mobile marketing, while about 1 in 8 allocate more than 90% to digital, according to results of a survey from BrightLocal and ChamberOfCommerce.com. Overall, the average SMB dedicates 46% of its marketing budget to digital, per the study. … Continue reading »

The Best Days and Times To Post on Instagram [report]

Fortune 500 companies post photos on Instagram most frequently on Thursdays, according to a recent report by TrackMaven. However, in terms of effectiveness (as measured as the number of total interactions per 1,000 followers), Thursdays are no better than any other day of the week for posting, the study found. In general, Instagram engagement stays … Continue reading »

50% of Businesses Believe Social Offers Greatest Marketing Opportunities

Digital marketing offers greater opportunities for businesses over the next year than more traditional channels, according to a new report. When asked to identify which three marketing channels offer the greatest opportunities, half of brands (50%) mentioned social media followed by email (43%) and websites (35%). In fact the top 10 most cited channels are … Continue reading »

Small Biz Increase Use of Digital Marketing, Due to Customer Acquisition Successes

The biggest change in how small businesses go about their work this year as opposed to 5 years ago is through their use – or increased use – of online marketing tools, according to results from a survey sponsored by Constant Contact. Indeed, compared to 5 years ago, the adoption of various online marketing tools … Continue reading »