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 »

The Future of Content Marketing [Research]

Marketers predicted that they will use more content-driven campaigns and audio and emerging formats in 2020, according to new research from World Media Group. About 80% of marketing professionals worldwide surveyed in October 2019 said they expect content-led campaigns to grow over the next two years, with 19% saying they expect they would stabilize. Only … Continue reading »

Email Marketing Priorities for 2020 [Report]

Two of the key email marketing strategy priorities marketers hope to achieve are to increase sales revenue (59%) and to boost the number of leads generated (49%). But these are only two factors in marketers’ quest to make email marketing more effective, according to the latest Ascend2 report. 3 Key Takeaways: 1. Marketers Are More … Continue reading »