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Declining Marketing Budgets Force Companies to Start DIY Research, Finds SurveyMonkey

SurveyMonkey study finds that organizations are flocking to do-it-yourself market research tools, even as the COVID-19 pandemic drives cuts to marketing budgets 70% of market research professionals say they are likely to transition to more DIY tools in the next year SurveyMonkey, a leading global survey software company, shared findings from two studies of more than 2,000 market research professionals in the U.S. to understand the state of the market research industry and how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted budgets…

Building a B2B Marketing Budget for Uncertain Times

The pandemic is prompting B2B marketers to revisit their budgets and outreach strategies. There’s never been a better time to implement revenue-focused metrics so you can allocate spend more efficiently. To bend the curve and save lives during the COVID-19 crisis, people stayed home, and businesses scrapped roadshows, conferences, and other events. Some companies reduced staff and slashed budgets, and millions are working from home. While this disruption affects people’s lives and livelihoods, it also has a major impact…

Plannuh adds New AI-Driven Marketing Budget and Expense Management Capabilities

The new Plannuh Automation package reduces manual processes associated with marketing budget and expense management to optimize team efficiency and accuracy Plannuh Inc., the leader in AI-Driven marketing planning and budgeting software, today announces their new Plannuh Automation package for eliminating manual processes associated with spend management.  This new package automates laborious budget management tasks such as expense data entry and reconciliation with accounting systems to significantly free up marketer…

COVID-19 to Impact B2B Marketing Budgets and Programs, According to Aggregage Survey of 450 B2B Marketers

Online Events, Webinars to Replace Live Events in 2020 Aggregage, Inc., the publisher of B2B Marketing Zone and more than 40 other B2B publications, today announced the results of a survey about the impact of COVID-19 on 2020 B2B marketing plans. More than 450 B2B marketing professionals responded and provided details about how they expect to adjust their marketing plans because of the pandemic. The survey was conducted in late March by B2B Marketing Zone, a site and newsletter for B2B marketers, and Webbiquity LLC, a…

Conventional Wisdom Suggests It’s Time to Start Preparing Your Marketing Budget for a Recession. Here’s Why You Shouldn’t

Even the top of the world isn’t immune to the Coronavirus. China has shut down, the Tibet side of Mount Everest and Nepalese authorities have ended all expeditions on the South flank for the rest of this year's climbing season amid the worsening global pandemic. It’s increasingly becoming apparent that the coronavirus is going to cause an economic slowdown.  The travel industry has been sent into a spiral. Conferences and major events such as SXSW have been canceled. Even college and professional sporting events are being…

Smartly.io Research Finds Half of 2020 Marketing Budgets Will be Allocated to Social Media Ads

Marketers Expect to Invest Heavily in Social Automation Technology to Streamline Inefficiencies Smartly.io, the leading social media advertising automation platform for creative and performance marketers, announced new research outlining how retail marketers plan to spend their advertising budgets in 2020. Commissioned by Smartly.io and conducted by WBR Insights, the research arm of the eTail event series, the survey results indicate that social media advertising will be a primary focus for retail brands hoping to reach…

Smartly.io Research Finds Half of 2020 Marketing Budgets Will be Allocated to Social Media Ads

Marketers Expect to Invest Heavily in Social Automation Technology to Streamline Inefficiencies Smartly.io, the leading social media advertising automation platform for creative and performance marketers, announced new research outlining how retail marketers plan to spend their advertising budgets in 2020. Commissioned by Smartly.io and conducted by WBR Insights, the research arm of the eTail event series, the survey results indicate that social media advertising will be a primary focus for retail brands hoping to reach…

Hacking the Gordian Knot: Spinning Business Gold from Financial Marketing Budgets

Armchair analysts often view CMOs as either visionaries whose out-of-the-box thinking could change business fortunes of their firms, or as timorous also-rans, who, saddled with the weight of irrational expectations, barely manage the demands placed upon their time by cantankerous stakeholders. The Gordian knot that CMOs and their Marketing teams are forced to contend with, often does not have a neat ‘Alexandrian’ solution to it. Apart from trying to gain some sort of a foothold in slippery digital waters, marketers, today…

Spiceworks Study Reveals Nearly 40 Percent of B2B Tech Brands Are Increasing Marketing Budgets in 2019

By 2020, 48 Percent of B2B Technology Companies Plan to Use Purchase-Intent Targeting to Reach In-Market Buyers Spiceworks, the marketplace that connects the IT industry, announced the 2019 State of IT Marketing report examining marketing spend, trends, and challenges in B2B technology companies across North America and Europe. The survey found 37 percent of companies expect their marketing budgets to increase, 42 percent expect them to remain flat year over year, and only 8 percent expect a decline. Organizations that…

Report from Digital Technology Consortium Provides Window into Future Trends for Digital Marketing Budget, Staffing and Performance…

Unlike some of the other operational areas within pharmaceutical companies, the performance of digital marketing can be measured to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of each digital channel. According to a new study by research and consulting leader Best Practices, LLC, various reach and conversion metrics were frequently rated to be the most effective measures to assess digital performance. Pharmaceutical companies are increasingly using digital engagement channels to more effectively communicate with their…

Martech Fortnight: Enterprises Explore Advanced Marketing Analytics Tools; Increase Their Marketing Budgets Just to Build Great Products and…

Top Picks from Martech Series' Original Insights from the Last Fortnight Seven Email Marketing Automation Features You Should Consider to Drive Better Results We talk about the agility of email marketing and the best practices to amplify an email marketing campaign. There are seven surefire ways that organizations can follow blindly in order to succeed in email marketing. Some great information about why email marketing is a capable tool to capture new customers. Insights on Social Media Marketing: Scoop the Best for…

Rakuten Marketing Survey: Global Organizations Anticipate 26 Percent Marketing Budget Loss in 2018

Rakuten Marketing Survey's Report, Identifies Marketers' Fear of Budget Waste as E-commerce Continues to Expand Globally Rakuten Marketing, the leading technology company that enables brands to increase sales through data-driven performance marketing, announced results from its newest global report. The Rakuten Marketing "What Marketers Want in 2018: Five Strategic Opportunities for 2018" survey polled over 1,000 marketers across the US United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Asia-Pacific (APAC) and found a common fear of…

AdMaster 2018 Digital Marketing Trends Report: 70% of Advertisers Continue to Increase Digital Marketing Budget

The Marketing Industry Is Undergoing an Evolution. In the Next Few Years, Data and Intelligent Technology Will Be Key, Reports AdMaster As new focal points emerge daily in the ever-changing world of digital marketing, advertisers are constantly searching for new ways to excite and engage customers. From short videos to branded mid-roll ads, from marketing cloud to news feed advertising and audio marketing, the industry in 2017 has been keeping up with changes in the environment and the consumers by constantly reshaping…

Nielsen Launches Marketing Budget Explorer Globally

Nielsen Enhanced Its Roster of Everyday Analytic Tools, With the Global Launch of Marketing Budget Explorer Streamlining the media planning process, Nielsen's new media budget forecasting solution is an intuitive, web-based simulation tool that will enable brand marketers to easily evaluate thousands of combinations of marketing allocations and budget options, to make more informed, media planning decisions. "For advertisers tasked with maximizing the impact of their limited marketing dollars,…

Traackr Releases Budget Optimization Tools to Demystify Influencer Marketing Investments

Influencer marketing spend was expected to reach as much as $15 billion by 2022. But, as budgets are drastically reduced due to the global pandemic, marketers are under intense pressure to accurately track spend, optimize budgets, and properly measure return on their investments. Today Traackr, a leading influencer marketing platform, announced the release of a Budget Optimization toolset for marketers to better analyze spend and increase ROI. Traackr's new capabilities enable brands to take control of their influencer…

Plannuh Raises $4 Million To Expand AI-Driven Marketing, Budgeting and Planning Platform

Seed Round Co-Led by Glasswing Ventures and Google's AI-focused Fund, Gradient Ventures, Will Be Used To Supercharge R&D and Support Customer Success Plannuh, a startup transforming the way marketers plan and budget, announced a $4 million seed round co-led by Glasswing Ventures and Gradient Ventures, Google's AI-focused venture fund. The new funding will be used to accelerate Plannuh's R&D initiatives and support teams as the company continues to expand its customer base. Peter Mahoney, founder and CEO of…

Predictions Series: Top Five 2020 Marketing Trends to Budget for Now

With 2020 around the corner, it is time to start working on our Marketing strategies for the following year. But before we decide on what our companies will tackle in the year to come, let us take a look at the top five 2020 Marketing trends we need to budget for now. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) The search engine industry has seen some changes and updates to the search algorithms, all to cater to the needs of users. Snippets, ever since their introduction, have become the holy grail of SEO. Google stated last year…

AI-Driven Marketing Planning Solution InfiniGrow Launches to Solve Key Marketer Challenge – Optimizing Channel Budget Allocation to Achieve…

Companies like ContentSquare Are Uncovering Better Performing Channels and Gaining Insights and Optimization Suggestions to Improve Marketing Planning and Budget Allocation Without Hiring Data Scientists Thanks to Infinigrow’s AI-Based Marketing Planning Platform The growing number of marketing channels and the ensuing trove of data has resulted in marketing teams spending most of their time trying to understand and act on their data to improve marketing performance and KPIs. Despite the data, John Wanamaker’s 100 year…

Trends in Marketing Technology Budgets Could Impact Data Quality and Hygiene

Part One of  The Predictions Series for 2018 Covers Futuristic Insights on Marketing Budgets, Data Management, and Data Quality and Martech Delusions 2017 proved to be a phenomenal year for marketing technology vendors as we witnessed the ecosystem growing to 5300+ companies. In a way, if it’s marketing, it’s has be digital, and more specifically personalized, real, and optimized to meet contemporary standards of Customer Marketing. According to Chief Martech, 2017 fetched us 40% more martech solutions compared to the…