Today, the internet has changed the way buyers discover solutions. More people are meeting and researching vendors online than ever before. Your ideal customers are reading blog posts and articles, checking Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn profiles, and forming opinions based on what you say and share online. Before they call to get to know your company better, they turn to Google for answers and information. If a competing vendor appears smarter, more interesting, or more reliable than you, your buyers will reach out to them first.
These online engagements have changed the rules of buyer/brand communications. So how can you and your company form meaningful relationships with buyers who are getting to know you long before they’ve been introduced?
The annual report studies the content consumption habits of technology professionals, identifying the range of content formats that inform IT buyers and measuring the actions that content inspires. Research was conducted in October 2016 by UBM; analysis and report provided by MarketingProfs. Final data is based on an online survey of 235 qualified IT and business respondents in North America from all sized companies.
Over the past 10 years, the Internet has provided unprecedented access to information. Consequently, B2B buyers are constantly online learning about industry trends and innovative solutions to their pain points. Given their busy schedules, buyers have grown accustomed to the convenience of researching and comparing multiple options online, narrowing their choices independently of the vendor and, only then, engaging with sales.
While buyers have always made the final purchase decision, in today’s world, the vendor is not given an opportunity to engage until the buyer is close to a choice. Today, the buyer is in control of their own journey.
Where should you be advertising in 2012? How will consumer behavior change the way you interact with your audience? What mobile trends will impact you most this year? Marketers, retailer, content owners and technology firms are more focused than ever on obtaining results from investments in digital marketing. If past years were about amassing data from the touch points between companies, 2012 will be about curating, filtering and measuring that information to drive outcomes.
With the proliferation of customer experience initiatives, content marketing and an increasing need to fulfill content delivery on mobile devices, digital publishing has now become an important component of the digital toolbox for every organization.
Research firm InfoTrends recently released the 2015 Digital Publication Platform Market Overview, which finds that:
• Over 90% of enterprises are moving towards electronic documentation.
• The digital publishing platform landscape is made up of approximately 60 to 80 main companies, but is dominated by a few vendors that can be considered influencers.
• The digital publishing platform market will grow by a 25% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) over the next five years.
Learn more about the market, solution providers and take a look at the future of digital publishing in the InfoTrends Digital Publication Platform Market Report.
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Published By: Marketo
Published Date: Mar 20, 2018
Do you really know whether each of your campaigns are formatted optimally, to drive as many conversions as possible? Or, are you just crossing your fingers and hoping for the best? It is impossible to develop more effective campaigns and grow your customer base if you don’t know which elements of your campaigns are contributing to these efforts and which are working against them. But there’s a way to easily figure this all out, moving away from guessing and towards confidence. The answer is A/B testing.
With A/B testing, any company can learn how to optimize their marketing campaigns, better understand their customer base, develop more relevant content, and improve return on investment. A/B testing is an efficient and cost-effective marketing strategy that companies cannot, and should not, live without.
Download this ebook to learn all the essentials of A/B testing, including:
The definition of A/B testing
Why A/B testing is important
The A/B testing process
A/B testing and marketin
There is a great misconception that the purpose of attribution modelling is to arrive at a singular, concrete truth; however, the reality is much more nuanced. Attribution modeling is actually an ongoing process of improving how we measure marketing’s impact in order to improve our decision making over time.
There are a number of attribution principles that still confuse marketers:
• Why is attribution a process and not an end state?
• Why is making small steps forward really better than doing nothing?
• Why does the perfect attribution model not exist?
• What makes attribution an ROI investment and not a cost center?
With the many attribution myths, challenges, and philosophies in mind, AdRoll and Econsultancy have partnered for a second year in a row to produce The State of Marketing Attribution 2017. This time around we’ve broaden our focus beyond Europe to include content that also covers North America and Asia-Pacific.
This report goes in-depth on the current adoption levels of marketing attribution, the confidence in its usage, and the effectiveness of companies’ attribution methods worldwide. You will gain a better grasp on the required skills to succeed at attribution.
How can you, the modern marketer, create an efficient business process that facilitates content marketing and achieves your specific goals?
The answer: by planning strategic marketing campaigns, establishing streamlined processes, and organizing your team to execute initiatives in a more aligned and productive way. Bridging the content gaps in your organization helps you coordinate the efforts of your teams, but also enables you to create superior customer engagements because you’re presenting a more united front to those who consume your content.
This eBook will show you how to do just that. It will describe how to execute a cohesive plan aligned with your company’s goals, organize your campaigns, and coordinate content distribution across departments and stages of the funnel.
Published By: Clicktale
Published Date: Feb 25, 2016
Businesses spend a lot of time and money on content creation. Forbes noted in Top 7 Content Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2015 that 58% of B2B marketers plan on increasing their content marketing budgets in 2015. However, in many cases, the effectiveness of this investment and efforts are not obvious. In a study conducted by the Content Marketing Institute on B2C Content Marketing 2015: Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America, only 8% of the companies rated the effectiveness of their organization’s use of content marketing as “very effective”. You want to make sure that you’re spending your resources wisely and getting the highest ROI. So how can you choose correctly?
Published By: Uberflip
Published Date: Mar 16, 2018
When it comes to content production, marketers across
the globe can let out a collective “we’ve got this.” Content
marketing is now the cornerstone of most organizations’
marketing strategies. In fact, 91 percent of all B2B companies
use content marketing. And 38 percent of North American
marketers say they expect their content marketing budget
to increase in the next 12 months. We’ve invested heavily in
it because it works.
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