2014 State of Digital Marketing [INFOGRAPHIC]

The annual State of Digital Marketing report prepared by Webmarketing123 was released not too long ago, providing insights into the latest trends for both B2B and B2C digital marketing. The interactive company surveyed over 500 marketing professionals to understand the main challenges businesses face, the top objectives for online marketing campaigns, and the overall attitudes towards emerging advertising channels.

In terms of listing the top objectives, the results are rather predictable but still quite interesting. B2B businesses focus a significant amount of resources on developing leads, whereas B2C businesses focus on driving sales from end users. This makes sense as most B2C business that advertise online have an ecommerce website, which can help them reach new geographic markets. While B2B businesses do want to generate sales from any marketing initiative, a large amount of resources go into developing leads and pipelines within the online environment.

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Online Marketing 101: How to Grow Your Audience in a Digital Age [SLIDESHARE]

Online Marketing 101: How to Grow Your Audience in a Digital Age [SLIDESHARE]

Below is a presentation I prepared for an upcoming guest lecture I’ll be giving at an undergraduate IMC (integrated marketing communications) class on the basics of online marketing. While introductory, this does provide some pertinent statistics with regards to the main online marketing channels that can be of use to any professional:

  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Search Engine Marketing (also known as PPC Advertising)
  • Display Advertising
  • Social Media
  • Influencer Marketing / Blogger Outreach
  • Content Marketing
  • Email Marketing
  • Mobile Advertising

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