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Bruce McDuffie / Content Marketing Institute / March 2014
Surveys (including those in CMI’s Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends yearly series) generally agree that approximately 90 percent of marketers are using content marketing in one form or another. Surveys also generally agree that only about 40 percent feel their content marketing efforts are effective — and only about 10 percent of marketers feel their content marketing efforts are very effective. There must be a lot of frustrated marketers out there when it comes to using content marketing strategies to grow revenue.
Although there may be many reasons for ineffective content marketing,Read More
Jerry Low / Social Media Examiner / March 29, 2014
It goes nearly without saying that a social media presence is a must for any organization these days. Fact of the matter is that, whether you are present or not, the public is bound to be talking about your products and service – and knowing what they are saying is critical to properly targeting your service improvements, customer service, and tailoring your marketing campaigns. More important yet is being involved in the discussion.
There is an awesome opportunity in social media for organizations to have a direct line of communication to their customers and potential customers, resolvingRead More
2014 Marketing Priorities Survey / ExactTarget
ExactTarget surveyed over 2,500 marketers to identify the major challenges, areas of potential growth, and channel-by-channel strategies that marketers must know in 2014. That research is now available in our 2014 State of Marketing report.
Whether you’re a CMO choosing the wisest ways to invest your resources or a community manager in search of new social statistics, this illustrated report simplifies and identifies what you need to know this year in marketing.
Among the discoveries of this report:
Top three marketing priorities for 2014 are:
- Driving increased conversion rates
Guide to Success in Lead Generation / eTrigue Corporation
Marketing automation solutions provider eTrigue has produced a great resource on lead generation for marketers in small and mid-sized businesses. The ebook, titled “The Guide to SMB Success in Lead Generation,” highlights the importance of marketing automation for companies challenged with staffing, financial, and resource limitations.
The forward to the book, from Andrew Gaffney of Demand Gen Report:
For small and mid-sized marketers looking to grow revenue, deploying marketing automation for generating qualified leads can be the perfect answer. After all, theRead More
Belle Beth Cooper / Bufferapp.com / January 6, 2014
Infographics seem to be getting more and more popular lately. They’re certainly fun to look at, and they convey useful information in a format that’s fast and easy to digest. One thing to keep in mind with infographics is that they’re generally static—unlike blog posts, they’re rarely updated as new information becomes available.
To help you get your 2014 marketing strategy off to a great start, we’ve rounded up 10 infographics with useful stats, information and suggestions about online marketing.
1. 20 Captivating Marketing Statistics that will Drive 2014
This infographicRead More