Raising The Hood On B2B: Brands Say It’s Difficult To Measure Content Marketing Impact
53 percent of B2B marketers say that analytics tools are the most important, followed by 38 percent who see customer relationship management (CRM) as their top tool, and 34 percent who see system marketing automation as their most important tool — three of several statistics of interest to digital marketers contained in recently-released survey data. MediaPost
What Drives Brand Affinity for B2B Companies?
23 percent of B2B executives said that brand trust and customer service were the top brand affinity forces, followed by 14 percent who saw price as the leading force, and 11 percent who said they considered innovation the top driver, according to newly-released survey data. MarketingCharts
Business Video Benchmarks: Content, Engagement, and Distribution Trends
73 percent of business video professionals said their content is distributed via social media, with 70 percent saying they deliver it on websites, and some 60 percent who noted they used YouTube for video content distribution — with product demonstrations, how-to’s, and explainer videos the top three video types businesses have already invested in, according to recently-released survey data. MarketingProfs
LinkedIn Continues to See ‘Record Engagement’ According to Latest Performance Update
LinkedIn (client) has seen revenue increase by 25 percent and user sessions that climbed by 29 percent during the third quarter of fiscal year 2021, according to the latest earnings release from parent firm Microsoft. Social Media Today
Why You Shouldn’t Engage with Customer Complaints on Twitter
The Harvard Business Review examines Twitter’s unique context when it comes to engaging unhappy customers, including an analysis comparing how those businesses that publicly engage with unhappy customers on Twitter differ from those who direct conversations to private communication. Harvard Business Review
Twitter Rolls Out Larger Image Display in Timelines to All Users on Android and iOS
Twitter has begun rolling out an update that does away with cropped images for its iOS and Android users, a move that will creating additional room for marketers to deliver visual messages, the firm recently announced. Social Media Today
Clubhouse finally begins testing an Android version — but is it too late?
With increased competition and falling app download rates, audio-call-based social communication firm Clubhouse has moved to grow its previously iOS-only user base with the rollout of a similar Android offering, the company announced recently. The Next Web
Social Networking Platforms’ User Demographics Update 2021
Google’s YouTube is the most-used social media platform among U.S. adults, with 81 percent using the service — up from 73 percent in 2019 — one of several statistics of interest to digital marketers in newly-released social media demographics survey data. MarketingCharts
Twitter expands Spaces to anyone with 600+ followers, details plans for tickets, reminders and more
Twitter Spaces, the audio-call-based communication feature Twitter launched to offer its own take on Clubhouse’s functionality, is expected to become available to all of the firm’s users in time, Twitter has announced. TechCrunch
What Do Visitors Want From Your B2B Website?
54 percent of B2B website visitors say that finding answers is among the top three attributes influencing their purchase decision, followed by 52 percent who said that smooth navigation was key, and 39 percent who indicated that expert insight was the most important B2B site characteristic, according to recently-released survey data. MarketingCharts
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE:
A lighthearted look at “the creative brief gap” by Marketoonist Tom Fishburne — Marketoonist
The Amiga 2000 You Always Wanted — Hackaday
The Power and Pitfalls of Gamification — Wired
TOPRANK MARKETING & CLIENTS IN THE NEWS:
- Lee Odden — 152: Execs on LinkedIn (w/Lee Odden), media pitching tips, too much corporate email [Podcast] — Hanson & Hunt
- TopRank Marketing — 50 Best Marketing Blogs To Follow In 2021 — MarketSplash
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