Key Insights: Revenue attribution, digital titans, advertising & AI forecasts

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30-second summary: 2020’s most valuable companies were Apple (US$1,993 billion), Microsoft (US$1,588 billion), Amazon (US$1,578 billion), and Google (US$1,046 billion). Apple made US $65 billion in consumer electronic goods’ sales for Q4 2020, making it the leader. How the iPhone 12 series promises to will enhance the AR experience which will inject potential spend into AR advertising that will cross $8 billion by the end of 2024. Just 36% of marketing leaders have a measurable revenue attribution strategy in place while a mere 15% are in the process of rolling out a strategy. 95% of marketing leaders are seeing success from an implemented revenue attribution strategy while 31% described this success as best-in-class. Top four departments involved in executing a revenue attribution strategy are – Marketing, Sales, Board of Directors, and Customer Service. According to Statista, the digital advertising market is expected to reach US $398 billion in revenues for …

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The 6 Best Digital Strategy Companies of 2020

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According to Smart Insights, 49 percent of organizations don’t have a clearly defined digital strategy. Choosing the right digital strategy for your business is essential. Experience helps you sift through what to do differently, what not to do, and where to focus your energy. Having a fresh perspective from an outside eye can make all the difference. What’s more important is choosing a company that can execute that strategy. When you need to choose the best digital strategy company, you may be wondering where to start. Here’s a list of our picks for the best digital strategy companies in the world. 1. Neil Patel Digital — Best For Content Marketing & Digital Strategy I’ve written more than 4,294 blog posts in 10 years. I’ve created millions of words and I’ve used content marketing to build three companies of my own. I used content marketing to generate 195,013 visitors a month …

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Key Insights: Marketing technology industry August snapshot and CMOs’ plans

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30-second summary: As of August, nearly 42% of marketers reported decreasing marketing budgets. Interestingly, 33% of marketing budgets are allocated to marketing technology. 44% of CMOs experienced mid-year budget cuts with 11% expecting significant budget cuts. Top marketing technologies on marketers’ minds that will win wallet share. CMOs’ plans, strategic preferences, and intentions to give 2021 revenues that extra push. Will they explore beyond their existing markets? Find out what’s in store. All things new, exciting, and technology that happened at ClickZ this month Businesses are now acclimatizing as focuses shifted from surviving COVID-19 to co-existing with the pandemic. We’ve been tracking six-core marketing parameters and this week’s insights give you a quick snapshot of where the industry is headed and how CMOs plans are looking for 2021 growth. The marketing budget situation The market has been highly volatile due to the COVID-19 pandemic and following the global recession. Marketing …

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Key Insights: The two missing pieces of your holiday season digital strategy that influence consumer buying decisions

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30-second summary: 2020 has given consumers and brands the most digital-first holiday shopping season. Consumers are making buying decisions in the “messy middle” stages – namely, exploration and evaluation. “Cheapest” vs “best”, what’s winning consumers’ search worldwide? If you’re still looking for ways to finetune your holiday season digital strategy, we’re sharing insights about just the missing pieces. This week we’re going for a strategy-heavy look at the crucial phases that influence your consumers’ buying decisions and how you can slam dunk sales by bumping up your digital marketing strategy to resonate through sales. 2020 consumers and brands have seen the most digital-first holiday shopping season and consumers are making buying decisions in the “messy middle” stages – namely, exploration and evaluation. According to Google’s behavioral science analysis, despite the global economic pressure, people aren’t interested in the “cheapest” products/services. The graph below pits the “cheapest” vs “best” search trend …

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Hreflang: A Beginner’s Guide to Targeting Languages and Regions

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Tapping into new audiences is an incredibly effective way to grow your website traffic. If you’re expanding your business globally, you may have already considered translating your website into different languages. It can be a great way to monetize your content or sell to people outside your local area. It’s an exciting thought, but it’s not quite as simple as just hiring someone to translate your website’s pages. Some of the translated pages would likely be similar to the content on your existing pages, leaving you at risk for being penalized by search engines for duplicate content . Consider the experience of your reader, too. Imagine how quickly they’d leave a site that offers prices and shipping details in the wrong currency or language. There’s a huge opportunity to grow your business by attracting people in different geographical or language areas, but there is a specific way to guide new …

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What leading consultants say about the usage of automation in marketing

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30-second summary: As per the CMO Survey Report 2020 by Deloitte, the implementation of AI and machine learning is likely to grow in three years to 3.5. As per an article by McKinsey & Company, organizations introducing technology to sales can find ways that deliver double-digit gains in return-on-investment. Automation is possible in 30% of sales activities. The most recent AI survey by Bain and Company analyzed that organizations that make use of AI were 4.2 times more likely to have access to standard tools and technologies than the others. A study co-sponsored by EY in 2020 revealed that 85% of participants have already implemented AI within their organizations and expect to use AI for new use cases in the coming years. According to a survey by Accenture, around 83% of more than 6,000 businesses accepted that technology is a crucial part of the human experience. As per a recent …

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Announcing: The MozCon Virtual 2021 Initial Agenda

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Posted by cheryldraper Come one, come all to the hottest ticket in virtual! We’re packing up the MozCon big top and bringing all the MozCon magic straight to your front door. Last year we took MozCon to the virtual stage for the first time, and we loved it so much, we’re doing it again! Only this time, we’re taking it to the next level with exclusive performances by world-renowned local SEO jugglers, automation acrobats, link building magicians, and so much more! We know SEO doesn't stop — searchers keep on searching, and marketers need to stay on their toes to meet their needs. (Cue the tightrope walkers!) Join Ringmaster Roger and marketing experts from around the world for three days packed with presentations on SEO, search marketing, mobile, conversion optimization, local search, and more — all from the comfort of home. Not your typical marketing conference Get connected Meet fellow …

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The 8 Best Content Marketing Companies of 2020

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Research from Demand Metric shows content marketing costs 62 percent less but produces three times as many leads as traditional marketing. This is no surprise when you realize 70 percent of people would prefer to learn about a company through an article rather than advertising. Content marketing can generate huge amounts of traffic, leads, and sales for your business. If you’re a company looking to get started with content marketing, this can be tough. The 8 Best Content Marketing Companies of 2020 What kind of content do your customers want from you? Is that the same kind of content that creates revenue for your business? Today we’ll take a look at the best content marketing companies in the industry. 1. NP Digital – Best for Immediate and Consistent Revenue Growth NP Digital is my content marketing company. Working with Mike Kamo, we created NP Digital to serve the millions of …

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Content is King…But Why? Here is a Data-Driven Answer

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Tired of hearing “content is king?” It’s a phrase that makes most marketers roll their eyes. Does it still ring true? If so, why is content still so important? Where Did the Phrase ‘Content is King’ Come From? In 1996, Bill Gates wrote an essay that changed the course of digital marketing. Titled “Content is King,” he suggested most of the money generated on the internet would come from content, much like broadcasting. Even more groundbreaking, Gates suggested content could serve as an equalizer because anyone (and any brand) could create and publish content: One of the exciting things about the Internet is that anyone with a PC and a modem can publish whatever content they can create. In a sense, the Internet is the multimedia equivalent of the photocopier. It allows material to be duplicated at low cost, no matter the size of the audience. Much has changed in …

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