Western Business Owners Should Consider Asian Expansion as APAC Digital Marketing Spending to Grow in 2021

Western business owners have long struggled to tap into the Asian-Pacific marketplace. The APAC region offers a variety of challenges to business owners from the west due to language, cultural, and other unseen barriers. In spite of these challenges, many businesses have attempted unsuccessfully to reach audiences in the APAC region. What these companies lacked was insight, advice, and tools to develop their brands within APAC countries. InterAd, Inc. works with western companies enabling them to achieve their sales goals…

How to Make the Most of Your Marketing Spend in the Current Economic Climate

The COVID-19 pandemic has been catastrophic for businesses, and it has left marketers scrambling to adapt to a completely new landscape. Customers are no longer where they were. Their spending priorities have gone topsy-turvy. And the future has become incredibly difficult to predict. When you combine all of this with shrinking sales, your marketing budget becomes extremely precious. It’s important not to decrease your marketing spend, but how you spend each dollar could mean the life or death of your firm. But it’s…

Why You Need to Allocate Marketing Spend to the Post-Purchase Experience

Acquiring new customers is hard - after months of work setting up Marketing campaigns, optimizing websites, re-targeting, and personalizing, it can be painful to see a customer initiate a return. But a return doesn't have to mean a lost sale or an unhappy customer. Returns are a common part of the post-purchase experience, which is an increasingly crucial element of the customer journey. From the point of a customer return, to packaging and speed of shipment, even to what an order tracking page looks like - it’s far too…

Retina Announces $5 Million in Total Funding to Stem the Tide of Wasteful Marketing Spending to Acquire and Serve their Worst Customers

Growth round led by Crosscut Ventures, one of the largest early stage investors in Los Angeles Retina, the customer data science company that predicts future lifetime value and customer behavior, announced it has raised $5 million. The raise supports the company’s fast growth and was anchored by a former investor, Crosscut Ventures, which partners with early-stage founders to build extraordinary high-growth tech companies. Retina’s goal is to serve any business that has repeat customer purchases-- including e-commerce,…

Demandbase Optimizes Marketing Spend With Automated Advertising

Dynamic Audiences Enables Marketers to Automate Advertising and Marketing Campaigns, Saving Time and Money Demandbase, the leader in Account-Based Marketing (ABM), announced the availability of Dynamic Audiences feature to its flagship ABM Platform, enabling B2B marketers to automate their advertising and marketing campaigns. Dynamic Audiences empowers marketers to optimize their ABM strategy by automatically updating campaign audiences with the most relevant target accounts, based on CRM updates, recent offsite intent…

Winterberry Group Research Finds US Advertising and Marketing Spend to Grow to Nearly $390 Billion in 2020, up More Than Seven Percent Over…

The Outlook for Data Driven Advertising & Marketing 2020 Sees “High Probability for Solid Growth”; Research Reviews the Trends Shaping the Landscape This Year Winterberry Group, a specialist management consultancy that supports growth initiatives in advertising, marketing, media, information and technology, today released new research: “The Outlook for Data Driven Advertising & Marketing 2020.” The annual research led by Bruce Biegel, senior managing partner of Winterberry Group, provides the spending forecasts…

Lytics Announces Seamless Integration With Google Marketing Platform to Optimize Marketing Spend

Marketers Can Now Share Customer Segments, Affinities, and Other Metrics Between Lytics and Google Ad Campaigns for More Precise Targeting and Increased ROI Lytics, the real-time CDP, announced a new capability for customers to share data seamlessly between the Lytics Customer Data Platform (CDP) and Google Marketing Platform (GMP) through tight integration between the two solutions. This is a game-changer for marketers who need to target Google Ads more effectively and drive better ROI from their ad spend on the Google…

95% of Small Businesses Will Increase Their Digital Marketing Spending in 2019, According to New Survey

Most Small Businesses (63%) Will Increase Their Investment in Social Media, Indicating Small Businesses View Social Media Marketing as a High Return Digital Marketing Channel That Expands Their Brand and Secures Customers, a New Survey Finds It's nearly unanimous among small businesses: Invest more in digital media with an emphasis on social media to boost brand awareness and generate customer leads. That is the finding from a new survey from The Manifest, a business news and how-to website. Ninety-five percent (95%)…

AdMaster: 79% of China Advertisers to Increase Digital Marketing Spend in 2019

According to the latest survey for 110 advertisers and another 130 digital marketing industry practitioners in China by independent marketing data technology company AdMaster, China's digital marketing will continue its growth momentum, particularly on mobile. Digital marketing spend to significantly increase, particularly on mobile Also Read: Shoclef Presents Live Shopping in the Global Marketplace 79% of advertisers intend to increase their digital marketing spend. The average increase is by 20%, 2% higher than…

Digital Marketing Spend Is $10,000 or Less for Nearly Half of Small Businesses

Survey of 351 Small Business Owners Reveals That Businesses Budget Modestly for Digital Marketing - Which May Be a Mistake, According to Industry Experts Nearly half (47%) of small businesses in the US spent less than $10,000 on digital marketing in 2017, according to a recent survey by Clutch, a B2B research, ratings, and reviews firm. Social media (54%), website (51%), and email marketing (36%) were key areas of investment. Augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) represent a small but promising digital marketing…

Study: Consumer Spending and Marketing Budgets Set to Rebound in Q4 and 2021

OpenX released a new study with leading market research company The Harris Poll examining the variety of ways that both consumer behavior and marketing tactics have changed in 2020. From an economic perspective, the report paints a promising picture, and in a year when 54 percent of consumers say they are spending less money, and 61 percent of marketers have cut budget, both groups expect a rebound and return to normal in Q4 and 2021. Despite the pandemic, 58 percent of consumers expect to spend the same amount or more…

Time to Spend More on Influencer Marketing Across Multimedia Channels, Including OOH and Online Radio

According to the global influencer marketing agency, TAKUMI, marketers are spending more on influencer marketing than they were a year ago. The report was published today, unraveling the findings on the latest industry trends after surveying over 3,500 consumers, marketers, and influencers across the UK, US, and Germany. The report titled, ‘Into the mainstream: Influencer marketing in society’ uncovers opinions on ethics, diversity, misinformation, and new channels. Important Marketing Intelligence Data 73% of…

Merkle’s Q1 2020 Digital Marketing Report Reveals Initial COVID-19 Impacts on Search, Social, and Display Ad Spend Across Major Platforms

Amazon YoY Growth surged at 118% for Sponsored Brands; Google Records Weak Growth for Search Ad Spend Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, released its Q1 2020 Digital Marketing Report (DMR), a quarterly research report that analyzes and highlights key metrics and trends within paid and organic search, paid social, and display ad spend. The report provides insights into year-over-year (YoY) growth for Amazon, Google, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, and illustrates the impacts…

New Study Shows Spending on Account-Based Marketing Continues to Surge

21% expected increase in current ABM budgets demonstrate it is now a mainstream B2B technology ITSMA, the B2B marketing leadership community that pioneered Account-Based Marketing (ABM) in the early 2000s, and the ABM Leadership Alliance, of which ABM leader Demandbase is a founding member, released their latest research report,  'Moving to ABM Maturity: 2019 ABM Benchmark Study.' This third annual study found that ABM continues to generate greater business outcomes from top customers and prospects than other types of B2B…

NTN Buzztime, Inc. and Spendgo, Inc. Launch Kiosk Tablets to Enable Digital Marketing and Loyalty Platform

NTN Buzztime, Inc. continues to drive growth in its hardware division as customizable, durable Buzztime tablets are in high demand across a wide range of verticals. Spendgo, a loyalty and digital marketing company, is deploying Buzztime customer-facing tablets among its customer base, which includes small and medium-size businesses as well as well-known national brands. "We're beyond impressed with the reliability and overall performance of Buzztime touchscreen tablets. We feel confident in Buzztime's proven track record…

conDati Launches Data-Science-As-A-Service Solution Designed to Boost Online Retail Sales from Marketing Campaign Spend

MarTech Pioneer Provides Omnichannel Campaign Performance Analytics and AI-Driven Recommendations to Optimize Campaigns conDati announced the launch of new capabilities on top of its digital marketing solution that helps eTailers and digital marketers understand their omnichannel campaign performance to sales revenue in a single platform. conDati’s AI and machine learning capabilities provide current insights and actionable recommendations to e-commerce companies looking to optimize their ROI from digital marketing spend,…

New Study Reveals That Half of Auto Dealers Overspend on Marketing, With No Measurable Return On Investment

First Data Study Focused on Marketing ROI for Auto Dealerships Finds That Many Dealers Invest to the Point of Diminishing Returns Outsell, which offers the only AI-driven marketing automation platform for the automotive industry, announced that along with partners RXA and Vistadash it has completed the first data study focused completely on Marketing Return on Investment (ROMI) for US auto dealerships. Conducted in September and October 2018, the study spanned 300 dealerships, and looked at data on 420,000 customers, 3.5…

Nearly Half of Businesses Spend More Than $500,000 on Digital Marketing

Businesses Today Prioritize Their Online Presence, Devoting More Resources to Digital Channels That Get Them in Front of Customers, According to Data from a Recent Survey Almost half of businesses invest at least $500,000 in digital marketing every year, according to a new survey from The Manifest, a business news and how-to website. Forty-one percent (41%) of businesses spend at least $500,000 on digital marketing annually, and 81% spend at least $50,000. Investment in digital marketing is likely to…

Digital Marketing & Ecommerce M&A Volumes and Values Rebound in the Fight for Consumer Attention and Spend

As Amazon hits a trillion dollar valuation, Hampleton Partners’ latest M&A Market Reports on eCommerce and Digital Marketing reveal that the number of deals in both sectors is rebounding after the slowdown which started in Q2 2017. Associated transaction values are rocketing to the near record-peaks achieved in Q4 2015. This rebound is emblematic of established retailers and online players buying-out competitors or snapping-up individual online retail niches and e-Commerce capabilities. With competition intensifying,…