Content Marketing's Expected Importance, October 2012 [CHART]

Chart - Content Marketing's Expected Importance

Content marketing is becoming increasingly popular among B2B and B2C marketers, finds a pair of studies released in October. 84% of B2B marketers are planning to increase their content marketing over the next 12 months, reports Optify, while 9 in 10 B2C and B2B marketers and agencies say they believe content marketing will become more important in the next year, according to Econsultancy. Both studies find that lead generation is a primary objective of content marketing activity for B2B marketers.

Yet despite the importance attributed to content marketing and near-universal use (91% of Econsultancy respondents), just 38% of in-house marketer respondents (both B2C and B2B) said they had a defined content marketing strategy, and only 13% of agencies said their clients had one. Read the rest at MarketingCharts.