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Includes Analysis of the Impact on B2B Marketing 2/10/10. 2010 Digital Marketing Outlook Report from the SoDA. 2010 Digital Marketing Outlook: Change in Marketing Spend . 2010 Digital Marketing Outlook Research Highlights.
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2010 Digital Marketing Outlook
Report from the SoDA
81% of Brand Execs expect an increase in digital projects for 2010
50% will be shifting funds from traditional to digital media
78% of global participants believe the current economy will actually spawn more funds allocated to digital
“Rather than spending another misguided year trying to “engineer” viral campaigns that will propagate themselves, regardless of consumer intentions, it’s time to refocus our marketing efforts to align with the way that people actually behave.” —Ivan Askwith, Big Spaceship
“2010 will be the year that social media-fueled technology and behavior is responsible for more content consumption choices than ever before. As the media landscape becomes increasingly fragmented, marketers will need to become more nimble than ever, and start getting on the leading edge of trends, as opposed to waiting for them to emerge.” —Ian Schafer, Deep Focus
"The most effective digital platforms have shifted from “disruptive” to “productive” by providing a service or utility...[They] fundamentally change the approach from “how we reach our customers” to “how we make their lives better." —Ken Martin, Chief Creative Officer, and Ivan Todorov, CEO & CTO, Blitz
Compared to last year, are you projecting an increase or decrease in the amount of digital projects/work in the current economy?
Compared to last year, are you (or your clients) shifting funds from traditional to digital media?
How do you believe the current economic challenges will affect the digital marketing industry in the long run?
Which of the following is top priority in 2010?
Consumers are increasingly connected throughout the day via digital channels. For the B2B marketer, this trend represents an opportunity to establish a presence where customers gather, increase touchpoints, share information, and solidify brand awareness among clients and prospects.
From: “How CMOs Will Harness Digital Platforms in 2010 to Forever Change The Way Consumers Interact With Brands”
Social media contributors and consumers are driven by the same spirit of competition and self-improvement that motivates gamers. Establish your company’s relevancy in these interactions by recognizing and supporting user merit systems in the social media space to transform the highest achievers into champions of your brand.
From: “Play Marketing: How The Principles of Gaming Are Changing The Conversation”
In 2010, and the years to follow, the burden of success will have less to do with simply getting noticed and everything to do with driving participation
Consumers today expect a joystick – whether real or metaphoric – with which to control their media, entertainment, relationships and consumption
Most importantly, marketers will increasingly need to draw upon the principles of gaming in order to understand, enable and communicate with a population that relishes a game in any form
With an ever-increasing number of consumers using mobile devices for a variety of everyday tasks, mobile will be a strong play for B2B marketers in 2010. The mobile platform is tomorrow’s essential collaboration tool, necessitating an equally important shift to applications that directly support the use of social media by the mobile business workforce.
Toolbox.com’s Beta iPhone App
From: “40% of Your Opportunity is Shifting to Mobile...Are You?”
Nielsen reports that one quarter of all phones sold last year were smartphones
40% of iPhone/iTouch users access the internet more on their mobile than their desktop (Nielsen)
Mobile is unique among marketing vehicles in that it effectively bridges the gap between the analog and digital worlds. The net effect can dramatically amplify the effect of marketing communications
B2B marketing efforts should start with an understanding of the needs and motivations that guide consumer decisions and social behaviors. A truly viral campaign is chiefly driven by the worth and relevancy of its content; each consumer who passes the content becomes an ad-hoc brand champion.
From: “Stop Spreading Viruses & Start Giving Gifts”
The two-way conversational capability which attracts consumers to the social media platform makes it ideally suited as an enhancement to existing Customer Relationship Management systems. Integrating social media into every level of the B2B relationship is an important step toward moving prospects from awareness to consideration to final decision.
From: “The Social Evolution of Consumer Consumption and How It Will Impact Your Marketing Plans”
Consumers are more connected to brands and each other than they ever have been before
Social media-fueled technology and behavior is responsible for more content consumption choices than ever
Brands are going to have to not only up the ante when it comes to content creation, but figure out efficient ways to get that content in front of the people most likely to share it with others