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How to Upgrade Your B2B Content to Meet Buyers’ Changing Preferences

March 27, 2017

Three-quarters of B2B buyers strongly agree that they have placed a higher emphasis on the trustworthiness of content sources over the past year, though only about one-third are more willing to consider vendor-related content as trustworthy, according to a new Demand Gen Report survey [download page]. Read more »

Top 10 Marketing Charts of the Month – February 2017

March 13, 2017

This month's quick-hit set of top charts includes the following topics: budget trends, by channel; Super Bowl ads; B2B lead gen channels; trustworthy B2B info sources; Millennials' brand loyalty; distribution of affluents by generation; "most powerful" brands; how brands are using Snapchat; and the top opportunity for marketers this year. Read more »

Q4 Email Performance, By Time of Day

March 9, 2017

The best time of day to send email during Q4 - at least when comparing transactions to volume - was between 4PM and 8PM, according to a new study [download page] from Experian Marketing Services. More specifically, mailings in this time frame resulted in 21.1% of transactions relative to 14.8% of volume. Read more »

CMOs Show Renewed Focus on Brand Building

March 8, 2017

CMOs expect to be allocating significantly larger budgets to one of their core leadership objectives, brand building, according to the latest edition of the biennial CMO Survey from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. Respondents to the survey are reporting relatively healthy increases in brand value and upping the ante by forecasting sizable spending hikes on brand building. Read more »

Which Industries Had the Most Active Email Subscribers in Q4?

March 3, 2017

The majority of email subscribers tend to be inactive, according to data contained in a recent quarterly study [download page] by Yesmail Interactive [download page]. For example, in the consumer services sector, 76% of subscribers were inactive in Q4, and only 4% were active within 90 days. Read more »

B2B Firms Upping Brand Investments, Committed to Brand-Related Research

February 27, 2017

The vast majority (87%) of B2B companies have increased their brand investments over the past 5 years, with most (82%) of those seeing those investments pay off, most commonly in the form of increased sales and customer acquisition. That's according to a recent report [download page] from Spencer Brenneman LLC, which also found virtually all (97%) respondents allocating some resources to brand research. Read more »

B2B Marketers Say Email Delivers the Highest ROI Leads

February 20, 2017

Score another one for email. On the heels of recent research showing that email is the top lead- and revenue-producing vehicle for B2B marketers, a newly-released study [download page] from Chief Marketer reveals that email is also the channel producing the highest ROI leads in the B2B space. Read more »

Top 10 Marketing Charts of the Month – January 2017

February 10, 2017

This month's quick-hit set of top charts includes the following topics: traditional TV viewing trends; advertising to Gen Z; social media's purchase influence; e-commerce and m-commerce popularity; adoption of voice-enabled digital assistants; business trust and buzz; top influence marketing goals; most effective content types; and B2B customer marketing activities. Read more »

The Channels and Content Types B2B Marketers Say Are Generating Leads and Revenue

February 8, 2017

Delivering quality leads is a more important objective for B2B marketers in the US than driving more leads - but it's also a bigger challenge. That's according to DemandWave's 6th annual State of B2B Digital Marketing Report [download page], which examines the channels, content types and social platforms that B2B marketers are using to generate leads. Read more »

Are Viewers Watching Business-Related Videos to Completion?

February 7, 2017

Research has shown that video is taking on a greater role for B2B content marketers. But producing a video is different from having it played - and played long enough for the message to get across. New video benchmarks from Vidyard [download page] offer an idea of completion rates for business-related videos. Hint: it depends greatly on the video's length. Read more »