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.
TV is, by a large margin, the best way to reach Boomers (born before 1965), according to marketers and agency professionals.
Political advertising reached $9.8 billion in the 2016 election year, marking a more than 4% increase from the 2012 election cycle ($9.4 billion) and representing a new record.
Senior marketers in the US, UK and Australia prioritize social media more than any other communications channels for product launches.
Referrals (66%) and company websites (47%) continue to be the best sources of new customers for local advertisers, much as they were back in 2011.
The dislike of cinema advertising by Gen Xers may be explained by the fact that they grew up watching movies before the introduction of cinema advertising.
Of the major adult generations, Gen Xers (35-49) are the most likely to say that they’re exposed to multiple ads on the radio in a typical day.
US adults are more likely to use print coupons than paperless discounts, a finding that is true across generations and extends to affluents.
More than 7 in 10 US consumers would prefer to receive email communications from businesses.
Business leaders are once again confident in the general direction of their marketing budgets this year, as 56% of respondents expect to increase their budgets.