Communications Pros Struggle With Tightening Budgets, Measurement

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One in 5 (21%) global communications and marketing professionals say that their single biggest communications challenge is tightening budgets. But working within a tighter budget is not the only challenge these professionals face, as revealed in a survey [download page] from PRWeek and Cision. Some 20% share of the more than 500 agency and in-house… Read More » The post Communications Pros Struggle With Tightening Budgets, Measurement appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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Communication Professionals Feel the Challenge of Proving ROI

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A full 70% of communications professionals believe that the function of media relations is becoming more difficult. But what’s making the role of public relations and communications a challenging one? Per a report [slideshare] from Ned’s Job of the Week (JOTW) and Sword and the Script Media, measuring PR’s impact topped the list of challenges… Read More » The post Communication Professionals Feel the Challenge of Proving ROI appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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Where Are Marketers Struggling with Lead Conversion?

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One-quarter of sales and marketing professionals express some level of dissatisfaction with their lead-to-sales conversion rate. So says a new report [download page] from Ascend2 and Verse, which also found that one of the biggest challenges to successful lead conversion was collecting enough data on leads. Indeed, some 43% of the more than 270 marketing… Read More » The post Where Are Marketers Struggling with Lead Conversion? appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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Wake up call for content marketers, COVID-19 is still here

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30-second summary: 94%of content marketers think they succeeded in adopting their content marketing strategy to the COVID-19 pandemic Only 25% think that the COVID-19 outbreak had a major impact on their marketing strategy. A Minor 15% of feel the pandemic will have a major long-term impact on their organization’s overall marketing success. Global content marketing is projected to decline 1.9% in 2020. Overall, marketing professionals tend to be overconfident and downplay the impact of this global crisis. Self-deception is defined by Wikipedia as “a process of denying or rationalizing away the relevance, significance, or importance of opposing evidence and logical argument. Self-deception involves convincing oneself of a truth (or lack of truth) so that one does not reveal any self-knowledge of the deception.” Savvy B2B marketers often have the reputation of being able to praise the products and services they are pushing regardless of their real value. But these days …

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Here’s How PR Pros Are Using Social Listening

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PR professionals have a wider variety of responsibilities these days, going beyond just pitching to journalists. In a survey of 3,700 global marcomm professionals, a new report [download page] from Talkwalker finds that the majority of respondents consider content marketing (77%), influencer marketing (67%) and link building for SEO (56%) to be within their purview.… Read More » The post Here’s How PR Pros Are Using Social Listening appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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As Mobile Grabs More Marketing Budget Share, Challenges Persist

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With smartphone ownership among Millennials and Gen Xers reaching at least 90%, and as smartphone adoption with older consumers continues rising, businesses are allocating more of their marketing budgets to mobile. Indeed, the most recent report from The CMO Survey has revealed that the share of marketing budgets dedicated to mobile has exceeded social for… Read More » The post As Mobile Grabs More Marketing Budget Share, Challenges Persist appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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How to Find Instagram Influencers

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It’s hard to believe Instagram started in 2010. It has turned into a marketing powerhouse . There are 1 billion monthly active Instagram users , and more than half of them use the platform every day. US businesses also love the social channel, and about 71% use it to connect with their market. While Instagram isn’t the biggest social media platform (that spot belongs to Facebook ), it’s still the most impactful influencer marketing channel . There’s just no denying the power of Instagram in this social media age. As the site continues to grow exponentially, businesses and brands everywhere are also leveraging the social network by working with Instagram influencers . So, how do you go about finding the best Instagram influencers for your marketing campaigns? Why You Need Instagram Influencers To appreciate how powerful Instagram is, you first need to understand what engagement rates are and what they …

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What Do Digital Media Pros See As Their Top Challenges This Year?

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Digital media experts think that third-party cookie deprecation will be a top challenge in the industry this year, according to Integral Ad Science’s (IAS) latest Industry Pulse report [download page]. Here’s what the report has to say on other challenges, priorities and predictions for digital media in the year ahead. Asked which media types will… Read More » The post What Do Digital Media Pros See As Their Top Challenges This Year? appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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Health network shows that yes, personalization is a thing — and it works

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Indiana-based nonprofit healthcare system Community Health Network (CHN) is leveraging personalization to improve patient experience and communication. That’s saying something considering the strict limits it faces regarding patient privacy thanks to HIPAA regulations. “We pride ourselves on offering convenient access to healthcare services where and when patients need them — in hospitals, health pavilions and doctor’s offices, as well as workplaces, schools and homes,” said Debbie Kenemer, executive director of digital marketing at Community Health Network. “Our digital properties have to be equally focused on our patients and their needs.” Community Health Network is the largest Indiana network of primary care physicians, managing over 200 sites of care and affiliates throughout Central Indiana. The network’s continuum of care also integrates hundreds of physicians, specialty and acute care hospitals, surgery centers, home care services, behavioral health and employer health services. Serving personalized content to patients — and keep up with HIPAA …

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Finding Budget to Scale Content Is a Key Challenge for Marketing Leaders

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Close to half (47%) of marketing leaders say that when it comes to developing impactful and effective content, having the budget to develop high-quality content at scale is among their top-3 challenges, making this the most widely cited obstacle, per a recent report [download page] from the CMO Council and Rock Content. Furthermore, when asked… Read More » The post Finding Budget to Scale Content Is a Key Challenge for Marketing Leaders appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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Key Insights: Top 12 Marketing technologies, budgets sky rocket, and why B2B vendors lost business

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30-second summary: Marketing technology budgets have risen from 32% to 42%, a straight 10% jump. The top 12 marketing technologies that are winning 2020. Top challenges businesses face with existing B2B vendors. Our Pulse Survey helps you look into the cracks with reasons why technology vendors could be losing business. How competitive pricing is a major reason for buyers to switch vendors. Curious to unravel all these answers? Dive in! As the holiday shopping season inches closer, this week we revisit our Pulse Survey to uncover key insights around the marketing technology industry, budgets, top tier technology, why B2B vendors possibly lost business, and more. Pulse Survey 2020: Latest findings We’re back with some interesting findings from our Pulse Survey 2020 which peeks into Director+ level executives’ minds to discover where the marketing technology industry is headed in terms of budgets, technology preferences, and more. These are some key findings: …

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