Key Insights: Email marketing the titanium of martech, global dips can’t curb strategy, and more

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30-second summary: The World Bank predicts that the global economy will see a 5.2% contraction in global GDP in 2020. This could mark the darkest recession since post-WW II. While CFOs face the reality of revenue drops by 25%, they’re in no mood to focus on their cornflakes In fact, PCW’s CFO pulse survey shows that 50% of CFOs plan to accelerate automation and new ways of working Our Pulse Survey finds that 44% of marketing leaders are maintaining their marketing budgets 42% of marketing leaders are increasing spend on marketing technology Email marketing remains the classic favorite for brands to drive customer engagement, tap into their customers’ minds, and influence customer experience through their inboxes Special focus on industry wise share of email marketing campaigns, region-wise email marketing stats, and the most read email content types The best performing email message was… can you guess it? CFOs’ take on revenues and profits The World Bank predicts that the global economy will see a 5.2% contraction in global GDP in 2020. This could mark the darkest recession since post-WW II. As 53% of CFOs face this reality with the fact that there will be a roughly 25% decrease in revenue and profits this year, they’re in no mood to focus on their cornflakes. In fact, PCW’s CFO pulse survey shows that 50% of CFOs plan to accelerate automation and new ways of working. Global recession fails to dampen marketing technology budgets Our Pulse Survey 2020 has been tracking marketing leaders’ focus on marketing and marketing technology budgets through March till June. These were some concrete outcomes: 44% of marketing leaders are maintaining their marketing budgets 22% of marketing leaders are maintaining their marketing budgets 38% of marketing budgets are being allocated to marketing technology 42% of marketing leaders are increasing spend on marketing technology Buckling up budgets for email marketing success Our Pulse survey also identified that email marketing (49%) and SEO (53%) are hands down the front runners in the marketing technology race. As email marketing has been resilient, tried and tested tool for brands to drive customer engagement, tap into their customers’ minds, and influence customer experience through their inboxes, our next segment drills into details that will provide effective insights on: Industry-wise share of email marketing campaigns Region-wise email marketing stats Most read email content types Email marketing remains the classic favorite globally Acoustic researchers analyzed email …

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Key insights: Consumer trust segmented, the power of push notifications, martech stacks lack strategy, and more

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30-second summary: Healthcare and educational institutes win consumer trust while media and government struggle March saw push notifications reach their highest direct open rates and 32% of website visits were through these mobile app push notifications Mobile remains the best way to engage people with push notifications DemandLab’s recent ‘Martech stack optimization survey’ reveals that 53% of marketing leaders have no plan in place for their martech stacks Deals have shown a positive graph, Australia and Germany are opening up their economies due to some relief from the COVID-19 hit Conviva study segments streaming behavior across regions and devices – TV, PC, live streaming, and video on demand Standard ads vs COVID-19 based ads, what performed better? More on what CMOs’ immediate budget actions should be Information is power and mental health is key. In light of current events, we took the onus to save you the effort and have …

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Key insights: Content and experience tops martech, how brands can smash holiday sales with email marketing, and more

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30-second summary: Ecommerce businesses are well aware that October 13 and October 14 should be a high priority for their digital marketing strategy. Our pulse survey insights show that ‘Content and experience’ piqued senior marketers’ interest in September. Email marketing, content marketing, and SEO are the top technologies that senior marketers are most keen on evaluating for purchase. More data juice on how email marketing has been exceeding performance in 2020, how marketers can use these insights to smash their holiday shopping sales targets, and more. We’ve already established the power of Prime Day in our previous key insights article . Ecommerce businesses are well aware that October 13 and October 14 should be a high priority for their digital marketing strategy. What do you need to know and how can we help you best equip your business as the greatest “window” of opportunity and Halloween creep in closer on …

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Key insights: Agile marketing adoption, when data doesn’t sing with CX, opportunities lost, ecommerce rises again

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30-second summary: Finance, health, and high-tech are the most keen on planning agile marketing transformation 38% respondents mentioned that internal silos were a top challenge for delivering great CX Customer experience influenced customers more than it would have 2 years back 50% consumers would switch brands or spend less due to a CX that lacked personalization There’s a huge, yes huge gap in the engagement and send out rates clearly indicating that businesses lost out on opportunities to capture their consumers’ attention Given the ecommerce slump in March, April has seen a 43% thanks to users wanting to make purchases and paid advertising. A lot can happen in a week, and a lot has happened indeed. Our weekly key insights this week brings you an eagle-eye view of the marketing space, across silos in customer experience (CX), agile marketing, and lots more. Data and silos in CX According to content …

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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: AI Summit highlights, microbrowser advertising, and customer engagement sweet spots

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30-second summary: We’re not in a “post-COVID” world, we’re in a “coexisting-with-COVID” world where essentialism and humanization will matter the most Now is the time for marketers to dive into their data and reconsider the technology they use to understand the customers’ pulse Emerging habits of the “Interim Normal” The common line of vision for the bigger picture of the oncoming times will be based on hyper-targeted advertising and marketing Keeping it light, engaging, and interactive isn’t an option anymore – it’s a prerequisite for brands wanting to succeed at marketing and advertising More on the big-four of microbrowser advertising, the sweet spot for engaging your audience globally, and the secret sauce to marketing success in emerging times The answers lie in the data and how it is digested and applied will continue to play a vital role. Today we’ll take you through key takeaways from our AI Summit, new …

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Key insights: ClickZ benchmark survey, state of industry M&As, and more

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30-second summary: Board members, C-level, and Director+ level executives from retail and ecommerce, technology, media and publishing, and other businesses participated in our ClickZ and Search Engine Watch: Benchmark survey 2020 29.3% marketing leaders thought their current marketing technology stack is average in terms of achieving their marketing goals 46.3% said their marketing budgets are staying the same, while 28.4% said their marketing budgets are increasing Marketing leaders are planning to increase their marketing technology spends The top six technology marketers want to evaluate and invest in were – Search and social advertising, ecommerce marketing tools, experience building and management Lots more to discover in a quick snapshot We picked the brains of Director+ level executives to bring you juicy data insights on martech spending budgets, the technology they are keen on buying with a further detailed drill-down of each segment. More observations from the industry’s biggest acquisitions in the …

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Key insights: Our pulse survey uncovers key marketing technology trends

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30-second summary: 35% of marketers said their marketing budgets were decreasing, the slump, however, shows signs of recovery in the past week On the contrary, 36% increasing spend on marketing technology while 40% of marketers chose to maintain the same budgets for martech spending ‘Content and experience’ and ‘data’ are the top two technologies marketing leaders are keen on purchasing The least preferred technologies were ‘Social and relationships’ and ‘Management’ We’ve been tracking six core marketing trends since May 1st to identify industry dynamics and project marketing leaders’ thoughts about their budgets, marketing technology spend preferences and more. There have been some remarkable shifts since the first report was released. Read on to derive some exciting insights. Marketing budgets overall see a recovering uptick As the global recession continues to surge, the figures mentioned below reinstate the downward movement trend for marketing budgets. However, if you observe the graph shared …

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Key Insights: B2B content marketing decoded, top marketing technologies, and AI spotlight

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30-second summary: Content marketing has the key to a lot of opportunities, NetLine Corporation analysed their first-party data sources and the outcomes strongly support this statement 76% of marketers saw webinars as a good source to drive more leads Ebooks, whitepapers, and guides topped the content demand list, but there’s a twist Who’s most likely to demand more content? C-Suite executives vs Senior VPs The magic time window to reach a CEO was… read on to find out “Content & Experience” technology peaked marketers’ purchase interest in March, April, and May Only 8% of respondents across industries said their AI-relevant data are accessible by systems across the organization AI spotlight: Growth rate, front-runners, and content marketing Recent times have increasingly added emphasis on “adding value” and “being at the right place at the right time”. Today’s article shows exactly how these can be achieved through content marketing, a great marketing …

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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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Key Insights: Global deal drills, marketers’ cheat sheet, and the customer winning elixir

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30-second summary: A region-wise snapshot of business deals to help you better target your marketing minutes and resource Industries that are front runners of the pack in Q2 2020 Chatbots see the largest jump Q1 vs Q2 and the scope of marketing technology 63% of businesses are either pivoting business operations or revamping their 2020 game plan with new products/packages while 30% of businesses stay put More key insights that can help you create the ideal marketing elixir and strengthen your business prospectus The marketing landscape is seeing a magnitude of shifts while there’s speculation about economic recovery patterns. This week, we present you with insights that can help you re-engineer the business approach and master the perfect pitch. Global progressions: Hotspots for marketers to pitch as economies open Here’s a snapshot of region-wise business deals to help you get a better idea of where to target your marketing minutes …

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