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.
Examples include video ads that play at full volume, flashing display ads, popups with hard-to-find exit buttons and prestitial ads that block users from seeing content on the page.
Local ad spending in the country will continue to grow in 2018, according to new figures released by BIA/Kelsey. The firm expects US local ad spending to hit $151.2 billion in 2018, a 5.2% increase over $140.9 billion this year.
B2B advertisers will spend $4.07 billion on US digital advertising in 2017, eMarketer estimates. Overall, the B2B digital ad market is growing steadily, and in 2018 it will jump 13% to reach $4.60 billion.
Attendees are more likely to learn about events from friends and acquaintances (66%) than by any other means.
63 percent of adults in the United States report seeing more advertisements than they used to, compared to the 24 percent who said they were seeing the same amount.
Companies were more likely to hire digital marketers than creative services professionals last year, and that trend looks set to repeat itself this year.
TV is, by a large margin, the best way to reach Boomers (born before 1965), according to marketers and agency professionals.
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.