Marketing Services Outsourced [Survey]

There have been numerous discussions around outsourcing and insourcing — the efficiencies, quality and reduced costs — including the agency vs. consultancy debate. But how much do larger companies outsource? Of course it depends on what kind of work, but a recent Merkle study suggests that data sourcing is at the top of the list, … Continue reading »

Marketing Campaign Priorities [Report]

In their push towards digital marketing and advertising, marketers’ priorities seem to be more digital than traditional forms of media, according to the new Nielsen report. For example, respondents cited audience targeting – for which digital is highly touted – as their top campaign priority this year. Ad creative is the second-most prominent priority for … Continue reading »

Search Marketing Trends [report]

Reports from IgnitionOne and The Search Agency are in agreement that search ad click-through rates in the US saw significant year-over-year increases, while impressions were down by upwards of 20%. RKG’s clients upped spending to a considerably greater degree, though, and saw higher costs-per-click (otherwise reported as being down among IgnitionOne and The Search Agency … Continue reading »

Search Engines That Refer the Most Engaged Visitors [study]

Google-referred website visitors have the highest bounce rate (61.3%) of the 5 major search engines analyzed by Shareaholic, with these visitors also averaging the fewest pages per visit. While Ask.com wins on both those measures, it delivered only a minute 0.04% share of visitors in May to the 300,000+ publishers tracked for the study. By … Continue reading »

B2B Marketers Search Trends [survey]

Roughly 8 in 10 B2B marketers from around the world (but primarily in North America) say that their content marketing and SEO efforts are at least somewhat integrated, per results from a Regalix survey, making content marketing the most highly integrated with SEO of a variety of digital marketing disciplines. About three-quarters are creating content … Continue reading »

How B2B Buyers Search and Their Content Preferences [study]

Almost three quarters (72%) of buyers planning to purchase a business product begin their research with a Google search, according to a recent report by Pardot. After an initial search, 70% of buyers then return online 2-3 times to do additional research, and 12% return online more than three times. Just under one in five … Continue reading »