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- Ad buyers expect a 6% overall increase in 2021 budgets compared to actual spend in 2020. ( Source: Marketplace Outlook 12/2020)
- Spending on AI based MarTech solution is projected to reach $52.2B by 2021. ( Source: State of International Data Marketing 12/2019)
- 80% of marketers are using or planning to use AI for creating and delivering personalized content. ( Source: Adobe Digital Briefing 12/2019)
Findings from Raydiant’s State of Consumer Behavior Report (1/2021)
- 46% of respondents prefer to shop in person than online
- 33% of respondents prefer shopping at a physical store
- 26% of respondents enjoy the overall experience of shopping in person
- 25% said they switch brands more often today than ever before
- 29.8% of respondents said that in-location customer service has gotten better in the past year
Findings from Berlin-based, Mobile Measurement firm Adjust. (10/2020)
- 46.9% of US consumers used smartphones to stream video/TV services during the pandemic and they are increasingly doing so with subscription-based apps.
- More than a quarter of millennials and GenZ consumers said they have stopped paying for other services in order to buy subscriptions on mobile apps services.
- 25 – 34 year olds spend the most on subscription apps $25.85 while those over 55 spend the least at $13.97 per month.
- Streaming apps were the most frequently downloaded subscription-based app (30.7%) followed by gaming (9%) and news (4%).
- Consumers who subscribe to streaming and on-demand entertainment spend an average of $33.58 a month for those services, with Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+ and YouTube TV as the top five favorites.
Findings from dotdigital’s ecommerce benchmark report (10/2020)
- 4/5 of brands are not building loyalty after a customer makes a purchase
- 66% of brands don’t send out editorial content — only marketing emails
- A personalized cart recovery email should be sent within 30 minutes to drive conversion
- 80% of the organizations will be using document-centric identity proofing as a part of their onboarding workflow by 2022- an increase from approximately 30% today. (Source: Gartner 11/2020)
Findings from State of Influencer Marketing 2021 (12/2020)
- Influencer collaboration had 57% more reach and impact in 2020 compared to 2019.
- The use of #ad in Instagram post declined 19% year over year. Use of sponsored stories rose 32% in 2020.
- Sponsorship activity on TikTok increased by 130% this year.
Findings from a Gartner Survey conducted 10/2021 (1/22/21)
- Chief marketing officers will be more cautious this year, with 73% saying they will rely on existing customers for growth rather than developing new markets.
- 70% reported that digital business intiatives accelerated during the pandemic while 51% plan to prioritize new digital experiences in 2021 and 48% named new digital sales or service channels as a top priority for the months ahead.
The worldwide marketing automation technology market is predicted to grow from $15.6B in 2019 to $25.1B in 2023. (Source: Statista based on Forrester data 5/2018)
- Only 18% of brands have mastered their MarTech stack (Source: Gartner 12/2020)
- 18% of brands have mastered their extensive Martech stack. (Source: Gartner 12/2020)
- 29% of marketing leaders indicate that training and upskilling existing MarTech talent is a major impediment to their MarTech stack. (Source: Gartner 11/2019)
- Marketing leaders spend 26% of their marketing budget on martech. ( Source: Gartner 11/2019)
- Marketing leaders report utilizing only 58% of their martech stack’s potential ( Source: Gartner 11/2019)
Findings from Gartner research (11/2020)
- 60% of marketing technology leaders now say they expect moderate to severe cuts to their MarTech budgets.
- 35% of marketing technology leaders are initiating the process to overhaul their MarTech stack.
- 59% of marketing leaders prefer to select their technology using an integrated suite approach.
Reported by the MarTech Tribe (9/2020)
- The number of solutions per stack grew from 16 to 32.4 tools in 5 years
- 67% of marketing departments replace solutions at least every quarter
- 80% of tool deployments take more than 6 months
- 58% of Martech solutions offer a Free trial/Freemium version.
Findings from Okta’s 2021 Businesses at Work industry trend report
- The average number of apps deployed per customer has risen steadily across all industries and company sizes, for a combined growth of 22% over the past four years. This year, the average number of apps per customer remains at 88.
- We broke that out by customer size and found that our largest customers are adopting more apps than our smaller customers. Our larger customers, with 2,000 or more employees, deploy an average of 175 apps per customer, while our smaller customers, with 1,999 or fewer employees, deploy an average of 73 apps per customer.
Findings from CMO Council (2021)
NEARLY 70 PERCENT OF MARKETERS EXPECT TO BOOST SPEND IN 2021; ONLY A QUARTER TO DOWNSIZE; BIG FOCUS ON AUTOMATION
Social Media Marketing
Findings from What’s Working in B2B Social Media Marketing
- As per the numbers reported by HubSpot76% of buyers are ready to have sales conversations on social media
- 81% of buyers are more likely to engage with brands that have a “strong, cohesive, professional social media presence.
- Cisco predicts that by next year 82% of all internet consumer traffic will be through video.
- Live videos get an average of 24x more comments than regular clips and videos on LinkedIn.
- Remember to add subtitles because most people will have their sound muted while scrolling through LinkedIn
A Leadtail report for Twitter and LinkedIn engagement rates and follower growth rates for Q4 2020, based on the performance of 20 B2B technology companies (startups and public companies), revealed the following:
- Twitter saw 2.01% follower growth
- LinkedIn saw 7.79% follower growth
- Twitter saw a 1.06% engagement rate
- LinkedIn saw a 3.53% engagement rate