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New Insights on the State of Marketing Technology | CustomerThink

New Insights on the State of Marketing Technology | CustomerThink | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it
WARC and BDO estimate that total spending on marketing technology in North America and the U.K. will reach $65.9 billion this year, up from $52.4 billion in 2018. This equates to a year-over-year growth rate of 25.8%. WARC and BDO had previously estimated that 2017 spending in these two markets was $34.3 billion. So, in North America and the U.K., the market for marketing technology has nearly doubled over the past two years.

The WARC/BDO study found that marketers’ commitment to technology is still growing. On average companies in North America and the U.K. will spend 26% of their total marketing budget in 2019 on technology tools and services, compared to 23% of the budget in 2018.
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Amazing how the growth continues.

 

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Why Marketers Are Tapping Into Marketing Intelligence - eMarketer

Why Marketers Are Tapping Into Marketing Intelligence  - eMarketer | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it
While a big component of marketing intelligence is to improve the customer experience, many companies also use it for marketing needs. For example, roughly four in 10 respondents said they experienced faster innovation of marketing initiatives, while over a quarter said they expanded capabilities to test new marketing efforts.

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Why Marketers Are Tapping Into Marketing Intelligence - eMarketer

 

It's been a cornerstone of the marketing function for over 50 years.

 

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Use the Market Finder tool to make your business global - Think with Google

Use the Market Finder tool to make your business global - Think with Google | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it

"The internet has broken down international trade barriers, making it possible for even small and medium-size businesses to become truly global players. But taking those first steps into the wider world can be daunting. Market Finder makes it easier by giving you a head start on your international marketing strategy."

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Use the Market Finder tool to make your business global - Think with Google

 

It's fairly broad, but a starting point for TAM work should you fit into one the categories.

 

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Marketing budgets sustained, insight budgets reduced - Smart Insights Digital Marketing Advice

Marketing budgets sustained, insight budgets reduced - Smart Insights Digital Marketing Advice | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it
Chart of the day: Market research budgets have been cut whilst marketing budgets are being sustained Market research (increasingly referred to as "insight". Marketing topic(s):Customer research & analysis. Advice by Robert Jones.
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UK marketers. Still...

 

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Which Emerging Market Research Methods Are Gaining Favor? - MarketingCharts

Which Emerging Market Research Methods Are Gaining Favor? - MarketingCharts | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it
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IntelligentQ conducts various market research, business research, business analysis, feasibility study etc for companies across the world. Visit us at www.intelligentq.co.in
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Shhhhh! Don’t tell anyone but SEO tools are great for market research and completely free | Search Engine Watch

Shhhhh! Don’t tell anyone but SEO tools are great for market research and completely free | Search Engine Watch | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it
Keyword Planner Tool: The original and the best keyword research tool, with data taken straight from Google, we can quickly see how many people are searching for a phrase on the search engine and how that compares to other terms.

Google Insights: doesn’t just help you identify when to time your campaigns, it can also benchmark your whole company’s performance.

Answer the Public: It’s a tool with one simple purpose, understanding the questions people have about a topic.
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Why Onboarding Data Matters to Marketers - D&B Connectors

Why Onboarding Data Matters to Marketers - D&B Connectors | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it

iNeoMarketing’s MarTech Managed Services solves numerous B2B Marketing challenges. Contact us to see how.

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Very much an under-served data collection area. There's value to be found.

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8 Highly Reputable Resources for Compelling Marketing Stats - HubSpot

8 Highly Reputable Resources for Compelling Marketing Stats - HubSpot | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it

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FWIW: quite often there is duplicate data. Not always, but often. So if you're not suffering from Stat FOMO, pick 4-5 and you're fine.

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Hey marketers: Don't you dare underestimate data and market research - Mashable

Hey marketers: Don't you dare underestimate data and market research - Mashable | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it

► About Us: iNeoMarketing provides Marketing Technology services, applications and support to B2B companies who do not have the required resources, knowledge or expertise. Visit us at ineomarketing.com. ◄

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Reinforcing the obvious, which is necessary. The image is a 2 minute interview snippet about Delta and data with Ms. Pattek.

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How to hack startup growth with Pay Per Click advertising | ventureburn

How to hack startup growth with Pay Per Click advertising | ventureburn | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it

► About Us: iNeoMarketing provides Marketing Technology services, applications and support to B2B companies who may not have the required resources, knowledge or expertise. Visit us at ineomarketing.com. ◄

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AdWords is one of the BEST market research tools available today! It's real-time with real results from a real market.

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An Open Letter to B2B CMOs - Aberdeen

An Open Letter to B2B CMOs - Aberdeen | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it

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It's as old as the concept of Marketing. Quantitative research shuts everyone up...PERIOD! And its your research, not 3rd party research. Nothing rules the day more!

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How Marketing Automation Can Help You Better Engage with Customers - MarketBridge

How Marketing Automation Can Help You Better Engage with Customers - MarketBridge | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it

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You will need a combination of the quantitative data provided by your automation tool and the qualitative information collected from actual human-to-human interaction.

>> You need to capture and understand what happened. Dissect all the data captured, and put it back together to paint “the story” of your different buyers’ journey. You want to look for similarities in level of engagement across your users and group them into segments, netting about 4-5 segments. The analysis of your data will help you identify segments.

>> Once you’ve identified similar behavior and trends across your groups of buyers, you are ready to develop specific personas.  For the most part, you will be building hypotheses based on secondary research and your expertise.

>> Prioritize your prime segments and reach out to a specific sample to understand why it happened. Marketing automation can help you identify individuals who fell off at a certain point in the funnel, so you can contact them about why their journey ended, capturing their needs and trigger points. 

 


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And the key word is "why." It's an interesting approach, using your MAP as a part of this market research effort. It begs the question: can MAP be used as a part of the CX improvement process.

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Social Media: The Next Generation of Market Research Is Here - The @Steveology Blog | #TheMarketingAutomationAlert

Social Media: The Next Generation of Market Research Is Here  - The @Steveology Blog | #TheMarketingAutomationAlert | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it

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[A] renewed approach to market research – understanding customers in their natural environments rather than asking them what they want – is exactly why social media listening is such an exciting opportunity for marketers today.

 

Focus groups, surveys and user interviews all have their places, but social media research is quickly emerging as a faster, more cost effective way to understand what people are already talking about on their own. This information can be used to help us as marketers to better understand how our customers feel about our brands and our competitors, to develop better products, to uncover new content ideas and to improve the creative initiatives that we’re already putting out into the world.

 

Every single day, there are 175 million new tweets posted online, along with two million blog posts, 250 million new photos and 864 thousand hours of video. This content is rich with actionable insights for those marketers who are wise enough to uncover trends and qualitative context within the posts.

 

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The article provides valuable advice on how to tackle social media listening without boiling the ocean. Strongly recommend reading the article and creating an agenda to pursue.


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Buyers Want to Talk to People and Stare at Screens | ITMSA | #TheMarketingAutomationAlert

Buyers Want to Talk to People and Stare at Screens | ITMSA | #TheMarketingAutomationAlert | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it
For big B2B purchases, online channels are necessary but not sufficient. Person-to-person communication with buyers is richer as a means of conveying targeted information.


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And it’s not just emotions that flow from personal interactions. It’s the precise information that prospects and customers seek. No search algorithm can match the response of a subject matter expert. In quantity of results, certainly; in keyword matches, no doubt. But inquiries from a person contain context that cookies do not know (or know in only a fragmentary and incomplete way).

 

Psychologist Albert Mehrabian broke communication down into three Vs: visual (55% of the information), tone of voice (38%), and words (7%). The web offers only words. People communicate with words, but also the other 93%—which ensures that their conversational partners have a rich context to interpret their queries.

 

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Bottom line: get your butt in front of the your targets, especially all you marketers out there. Add the qualitative to the quantitative, and you're a richer person for it.

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Top 10 Sources of Industry Knowledge for ABM Marketers | SiriusDecisions Blog

Top 10 Sources of Industry Knowledge for ABM Marketers | SiriusDecisions Blog | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it
Account-based marketers should gain industry knowledge to become aware of industry needs and nuances.


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While there are countless sources of industry knowledge, here are 10 good places to start:

1. Industry strategy documents and plans
2. Sales account plans
3. Corporate presentations (including vertical strategy overview)
4. Industry analyst reports
5. Interviews with industry team members (e.g. sales, services, strategy, product)
6. Industry council participation
7. Direct customer engagement (including interviews, sales calls, surveys)
8. Industry association participation
9. Industry Web sites (including customers’, prospects’ and competitors’ sites)
10. Industry conventions and trade shows

 

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11. Google


No surprises in this list, and if you're a part of an ABM team, you probably aware of all ten plus.

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How To Sell More -- A Lot More - Forbes | #TheMarketingAutomationAlert

How To Sell More -- A Lot More - Forbes | #TheMarketingAutomationAlert | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it
Increasing revenue can be as simple as studying (and closing) the gaps between what your customers would gladly buy, and what you are currently offering. Easier said than done.


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The TransDR approach is simple but powerful. They interview company stakeholders and management, sift through company-customer correspondence, and then engage groups of customers in casual, non-research settings via customer focus groups. After trends emerge, they tailor quantitative surveys into relevant areas of concern, and “marry” the data and insights to create actionable results that can be leveraged into increased EBITDA, operational improvements, and a working group of brand advocates.

 

When asked about the risks companies run by not giving enough attention to customer issues, Robinson replied, “Unless you’re talking to you customers on a regular basis and in the right ways, there are likely some disconnects out there that are creating real costs and causing you to lose substantial revenue and profitability. We find disconnects in every audit we do, and our results are guaranteed. Most of what we find is never even on management’s radar screen.”

 

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I received my MBA eons ago, yet the basics remain: what is the customer saying, what do they want, what do they need, and how are those factors different from what I have to offer. Remove the gap, enjoy the profits.

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The One Thing Every Marketer Must Do - B2B Digital Marketing

The One Thing Every Marketer Must Do - B2B Digital Marketing | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it

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Question everything you hear, see or read.

Yes, everything.

  • Everyone has a bias.
  • Everyone applies their own spin.
  • Everyone has something to sell.


If new research says B2B buyers rely on social media, dig into the survey. Just how was social media defined? Did it indicate how important social media is in the buying process? Did it even indicate that they use it in the buying process, or that they just have a Facebook account? Were respondents recruited through social media or is it a representative sample?

Be aware, there are lies, damned lies and statistics spun to the advantage of the company presenting them. Question it. There is almost always more to the story.


CYDigital/marteq.io's insight:

Eric is absolutely right. Just yesterday, we scooped an article on the reduction of B2B marketing budgets, yet we can cite multiple studies to the contrary. Read between the lines.


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[FREE REPORT] B2B Software Content Marketing: 2013 Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends - CMI

B2B Software Content Marketing:2013 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends – North America


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Ninety-nine percent of software marketers are using content marketing, compared with 91% of their B2B peers overall. They use an average of 14 tactics, compared with the 12 their peers use, and they use those tactics more frequently.

 

Software marketers allocate 29% of their total budget to content marketing. Their B2B peers allocate 33%. Fifty-three percent of software marketers (and 54% of their B2B peers) will increase this amount over the next 12 months.

 

Like their peers, software marketers use an average of five social media platforms to distribute content. They use Twitter (89% vs. 80%), LinkedIn (87% vs. 83%), Facebook (82% vs. 80%), YouTube (69% vs. 61%), and SlideShare (29% vs. 23%) more often than their B2B peers do, and Google+ (33% vs. 39%) and Pinterest (21% vs. 26%) less often.


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The Content Marketing Institute is excited to publish B2B Software Content Marketing: 2013 Benchmarks, Budget, and Trends — North America, sponsored by International Data Group (IDG). This report, which reveals how business-to-business (B2B) software marketers replied to questions on our most recent survey on B2B content marketing, shows that this group — in many ways — has embraced content marketing with more gusto than any other industry we’ve studied.

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The report delves into details regarding software marketers, who are by and large a bit ahead of the digital marketing curve than other verticals. If you're not with a software company, you'll want to review CMI's content for ideas and best practices. Go here for the FREE report.


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Why Big Data Isn't the End-All for Content Marketing - ClickZ

Why Big Data Isn't the End-All for Content Marketing - ClickZ | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it

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While big data will drastically improve marketing strategies (and, yes, persona development), relying on that information alone can be very risky for your marketing efforts. Big data usage within marketing teams has its faults, including:

  • Ineffective sharing and organization of data
  • Using data as an end-all performance report

Ultimately, big data can show you what is, but personas have the ability to show you what could be, as they can be used to determine future behavior. In order to create a successful marketing plan for the long term, you need both the what is and the what could be aspects incorporated into your strategy.

 

As Forbes contributor Jonathan Salem Baskin said, "big data insights will never substitute for imagining little souls."

  • Qualitative research gives insight into behavior.
  • Personas (including qualitatively gathered stories) are easier to understand.
  • Qualitative research allows for brand-customer interaction and new information.
  • Qualitative research enables information gathering on topics big data can't deliver.


CYDigital/marteq.io's insight:

Definitely worthwhile to remind ourselves that good research is a combination of quantitative and qualitative, as this article suggests (excluding focus groups!).


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FREE Report - Big Data: Impact on Marketing Organizations

FREE Report - Big Data: Impact on Marketing Organizations | The MarTech Digest | Scoop.it

FREE report from Neolane, and this is a report that B2B marketers, especially those using or planning on using marketing automation, ought to download...


In Q3 2012, Neolane and the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) surveyed more than 250 mid-level and executive-level marketers in a wide range of industries to better understand big data’s impact on marketing organizations.  Overall, the survey revealed that many marketers are ill-equipped to handle the growing influx of data and are behind in planning for tremendous growth


Among the findings:

  • 60% do not currently have or are unsure if their company has a specific strategy for handling the challenges of Big Data
  • 81% feel that they are either somewhat or not very prepared when it comes to the new rules and regulations of marketing data governance
  • 50% say that skill sets are changing, especially with the growth of social and mobile channels
CYDigital/marteq.io's insight:

Download the report at www.neolane.com.


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