The use of artificial intelligence (AI) to drive campaigns and experiences is one of the most exciting prospects for digital marketers and e-commerce professionals in the coming years, more so than virtual or augmented reality and the internet of things (IoT).
Content Marketing Statistics & Trends
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Optimizing the customer experience continues to be the most exciting opportunity for digital marketers and e-commerce professionals around the world. Company respondents are the most excited by the prospects of customer experience optimization, as they have been for some time now.
Social media tops other priorities when it comes to SEO services in 2018. One-fifth of respondents named social media marketing their top SEO service-related priority, ahead of on-site optimization (16%) and creating content to earn links (15%).
According to a January 2018 survey of influencers worldwide from Zine, 52% of respondents said they labeled their content as sponsored. But the role of marketers in encouraging (or discouraging) disclosure is strong.
Despite all the technological advances that digital publishing has achieved over the past two decades, slow-loading content remains one of the industry’s biggest scourges.
Content has become a pillar of business-to-business (B2B) marketing. It can drive leads and enable buyers to self-educate along the path to purchase. In recent years, investment in content marketing has increased as more B2B leadership teams buy in to the programs.
This infographic by Izea illustrates influencer marketing tools and provides tips on how to use them.
Wyzowl conducted a worldwide survey of marketers in December 2017, finding that YouTube and Facebook were considered the first- and second-most effective video platforms for marketing—in that order.
B2B marketing communication campaigns are facing difficulties reaching target audiences, according to the 2018 State of B2B Communications report from Ytel. The study finds a majority of survey respondents agreeing that they have a hard time getting their message and content in front of their target audience.
Almost 8 in 10 industrial marketers increased (31%) or maintained (48%) their budgets in 2017 relative to 2016. Websites, content and social media were the areas in which the most industrial marketers increased their spending in 2017, with 58% doing for each channel.