B2B Marketing News: B2B User Reviews, Instagram’s New Branded Reels, Writing To Reward, & Google’s Refined Smart Bidding

2020 November 27 Uberflip Chart

Instagram turns influencer branded content on its head, giving advertisers greater control
Instagram has rolled out features that will give digital marketers new branded content options for its Instagram Reels and Live products, the Facebook-owned social media platform recently announced. AdAge

Write to Reward Your Reader
The Harvard Business Review takes a look at the role and power of rewarding your reader in writing, an element that applies especially well for the material content marketers write. Harvard Business Review

Google Ads’ Smart Bidding Enhances Predictions & Insights
Google has launched updated features to its Google Ads offering, with new smart bidding to offer more relevant predictions and new insights, the search giant recently announced. Search Engine Journal

Only A Tiny Fraction of Ad Spending is Allocated to Media Focused on African Americans
The top 20 advertisers increased advertising spending by 15.6 percent between 2011 and 2019, yet only a small portion of overall ad spend has been focused on this demographic, according to recently-released survey data. MarketingCharts

Instagram’s Testing a new FAQ Option for Direct Interactions with Business Accounts
Instagram has conducted tests for a more interactive frequently-asked-questions (FAQ) offering, a new feature that would give brands a new way to reach customers on Instagram, the social media platform recently announced. Social Media Today

Hubspot and Howard University partner for Center of Digital Business
HubSpot and Howard University have joined forces to create a new Center of Digital Business, focusing on experiential learning opportunities, the organizations recently announced. Marketing Land

2020 November 27 Statistics Image

Instagram will exceed 1 billion users worldwide this year, a milestone originally predicted for 2023
Instagram is poised to top the one billion user mark this year, which represents an estimated year-over-year user base growth up from 8.4 percent to 22.9 percent for 2020, according to recently-released report data. Business Insider

YouTube Will Start Inserting Ads into Non-Monetized Content, Updates Rules Around Facial Recognition
Creators using YouTube may begin seeing ads in their non-monetized videos, a change announced in the Google-owned video platform’s newly-updated terms of service. Social Media Today

The Most Popular Email Clients in 2020
A newly-released survey of web-mail clients shows that the two most popular email clients, Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Gmail, have a combined 65 percent share. MarketingProfs

Study Finds Disconnect Between B2B Marketers And Buyers
B2B buyers find more value in user reviews, product tours, and videos, while many B2B marketers continue to prioritize long-form written content, according to recently-released survey data of interest to digital marketers. MediaPost

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE:

2020 November 27 Marketoonist Comic

A lighthearted look at “brand purpose marketing” by Marketoonist Tom Fishburne — Marketoonist

A New Study About Color Tries to Decode ‘The Brain’s Pantone’ — Wired

TOPRANK MARKETING & CLIENTS IN THE NEWS:

  • TopRank Marketing — 2021 CX retail trends: How to defy the decline of brick-and-mortar — The Future of Customer Engagement & Experience
  • TopRank Marketing — 14 Expert B2B Influencer Marketing Predictions for 2021 — Brian Solis
  • Lee Odden — Advice for Influencers from Brands and Agencies — Jason Falls
  • Lee Odden — How to Create Your B2B Digital Marketing Strategy for 2021 (and beyond) — Stream Creative
  • Lee Odden — 60 Best SEO Quotes From Experts And Influencers — Himanshu Tyagi

Have you found your own favorite B2B marketing story from the past week of industry news? Please let us know in the comments below.

Thanks for joining us for this abbreviated Thanksgiving holiday week edition of the B2B marketing news, and we hope that you’ll return again next Friday for another full round-up of the most relevant B2B and digital marketing industry news. In the meantime, you can follow us at @toprank on Twitter for even more timely daily news.

B2B Marketing News: B2B User Reviews, Instagram’s New Branded Reels, Writing To Reward, & Google’s Refined Smart Bidding

2020 November 27 Uberflip Chart

2020 November 27 Uberflip Chart

Instagram turns influencer branded content on its head, giving advertisers greater control
Instagram has rolled out features that will give digital marketers new branded content options for its Instagram Reels and Live products, the Facebook-owned social media platform recently announced. AdAge

Write to Reward Your Reader
The Harvard Business Review takes a look at the role and power of rewarding your reader in writing, an element that applies especially well for the material content marketers write. Harvard Business Review

Google Ads’ Smart Bidding Enhances Predictions & Insights
Google has launched updated features to its Google Ads offering, with new smart bidding to offer more relevant predictions and new insights, the search giant recently announced. Search Engine Journal

Only A Tiny Fraction of Ad Spending is Allocated to Media Focused on African Americans
The top 20 advertisers increased advertising spending by 15.6 percent between 2011 and 2019, yet only a small portion of overall ad spend has been focused on this demographic, according to recently-released survey data. MarketingCharts

Instagram’s Testing a new FAQ Option for Direct Interactions with Business Accounts
Instagram has conducted tests for a more interactive frequently-asked-questions (FAQ) offering, a new feature that would give brands a new way to reach customers on Instagram, the social media platform recently announced. Social Media Today

Hubspot and Howard University partner for Center of Digital Business
HubSpot and Howard University have joined forces to create a new Center of Digital Business, focusing on experiential learning opportunities, the organizations recently announced. Marketing Land

2020 November 27 Statistics Image

Instagram will exceed 1 billion users worldwide this year, a milestone originally predicted for 2023
Instagram is poised to top the one billion user mark this year, which represents an estimated year-over-year user base growth up from 8.4 percent to 22.9 percent for 2020, according to recently-released report data. Business Insider

YouTube Will Start Inserting Ads into Non-Monetized Content, Updates Rules Around Facial Recognition
Creators using YouTube may begin seeing ads in their non-monetized videos, a change announced in the Google-owned video platform’s newly-updated terms of service. Social Media Today

The Most Popular Email Clients in 2020
A newly-released survey of web-mail clients shows that the two most popular email clients, Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Gmail, have a combined 65 percent share. MarketingProfs

Study Finds Disconnect Between B2B Marketers And Buyers
B2B buyers find more value in user reviews, product tours, and videos, while many B2B marketers continue to prioritize long-form written content, according to recently-released survey data of interest to digital marketers. MediaPost

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE:

2020 November 27 Marketoonist Comic

A lighthearted look at “brand purpose marketing” by Marketoonist Tom Fishburne — Marketoonist

A New Study About Color Tries to Decode ‘The Brain’s Pantone’ — Wired

TOPRANK MARKETING & CLIENTS IN THE NEWS:

  • TopRank Marketing — 2021 CX retail trends: How to defy the decline of brick-and-mortar — The Future of Customer Engagement & Experience
  • TopRank Marketing — 14 Expert B2B Influencer Marketing Predictions for 2021 — Brian Solis
  • Lee Odden — Advice for Influencers from Brands and Agencies — Jason Falls
  • Lee Odden — How to Create Your B2B Digital Marketing Strategy for 2021 (and beyond) — Stream Creative
  • Lee Odden — 60 Best SEO Quotes From Experts And Influencers — Himanshu Tyagi

Have you found your own favorite B2B marketing story from the past week of industry news? Please let us know in the comments below.

Thanks for joining us for this abbreviated Thanksgiving holiday week edition of the B2B marketing news, and we hope that you’ll return again next Friday for another full round-up of the most relevant B2B and digital marketing industry news. In the meantime, you can follow us at @toprank on Twitter for even more timely daily news.

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B2B Marketing News: B2B Buying Disconnect Study, Google’s SERP Video Carousels, B2B Event ROI Data, & Instagram’s New Story Reactions

2020 November 13 TrustRadius Chart

How Can You Improve Your B2B Virtual Event’s ROI?
47.6 percent of B2B professionals see post-virtual-event audience engagement as having the top return-on-investment (ROI) potential, followed by some 36 percent who said that making the virtual format more dynamic and interactive was a priority, according to recently-released survey data. MarketingCharts

Adweek Survey Finds 40% of Brands Might Seek New Agencies in 2021
75 percent of marketers have been satisfied with how agencies have handled the global health crisis, while a third performed better than expected during the pandemic — two of several statistics of interest to digital marketers contained in newly-released Adweek Intelligence survey data. Adweek

Prop 24 — the California Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act — passed by voters
The California Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act (CPRA) was recently enacted, which will replace the state’s California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and which includes several new online consumer privacy protections marketers will need to align with or face potential violation penalties from a new California Privacy Protection Agency. DigiDay

Google Short Videos Carousel In Search Results
Google has conducted limited testing of a new type of carousel “short videos” section within mobile search results, which would expand on the search giant’s existing video carousel search results and which could eventually offer marketers greater video cross-linking options. Search Engine Roundtable

COVID-19’s Impact on B2B Martech Budgets
Some 44 percent of B2B marketers expect marketing technology spending levels to return to normal in 2021, while 19 percent have invested in communication technologies during the pandemic — two of several insights of interest to digital marketers in recently-released survey data. MarketingProfs

Instagram Tests a New Way for Users to React to Stories Without Sending a DM
Facebook-owned Instagram has conducted limited testing of a new option allowing users to react to Instagram Stories on the frame of a story, rather than by the existing method of sending a direct message to the publisher of the story content — a move that could lead to new audience interaction opportunities for marketers. Social Media Today

2020 November 13 Statistics Image

Twitter launches carousel ads to drive web traffic, app installs
Twitter has released a new advertising option that will allow marketers the ability to include up to six videos or images in a new carousel ad format, Twitter recently announced. The firm also released accompanying statistics showing that testing of the new format resulted in a 15 percent greater click-through-rate on average. Mobile Marketer

Facebook Tests New Options to Add Motion Effects to Still Images in Feed
Facebook has tested new visual effect options that add several video-like motion elements to static imagery, with the new image movement features differing from the social media giant’s existing simulated 3D and animated image options. Social Media Today

Research: Small Wins Can Make a Big Impact on Gender Equality
The Harvard Business Review takes a look at some of the methods that can help in closing the perception gap, along with recently released health technology industry survey data examining how people can work towards being on the same gender equality page. Harvard Business Review

The 2021 B2B Buying Disconnect [Report]
46 percent of B2B technology buyers have felt that there are too many social media ads, with 30 percent noting that they prefered targeted ads, according to recently-released B2B buyer survey data. The report also showed that the most trusted sources of information buyers use include product demonstrations, vendor product websites, and user reviews. TrustRadius

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE:

2020 November 13 Marketoonist Comic

A lighthearted look at “lead nurturing isn’t a numbers game” by Marketoonist Tom Fishburne — Marketoonist

Amid the Uncertainty, There’s Room for Levity in Ads — ANA

TOPRANK MARKETING & CLIENTS IN THE NEWS:

  • Lane R. Ellis / TopRank Marketing — Can You Create a Meaningful Experience in a Virtual Conference? — Timothy Hughes

Have you found your own favorite B2B marketing story from the past week of industry news? Please let us know in the comments below.

Thank you for joining us for our weekly B2B marketing news, and we hope that you will return again next Friday for another round-up of the most relevant B2B and digital marketing industry news. In the meantime, you can follow us at @toprank on Twitter for even more timely daily news.

B2B Marketing News: B2B Buying Disconnect Study, Google’s SERP Video Carousels, B2B Event ROI Data, & Instagram’s New Story Reactions

2020 November 13 TrustRadius Chart

2020 November 13 TrustRadius Chart

How Can You Improve Your B2B Virtual Event’s ROI?
47.6 percent of B2B professionals see post-virtual-event audience engagement as having the top return-on-investment (ROI) potential, followed by some 36 percent who said that making the virtual format more dynamic and interactive was a priority, according to recently-released survey data. MarketingCharts

Adweek Survey Finds 40% of Brands Might Seek New Agencies in 2021
75 percent of marketers have been satisfied with how agencies have handled the global health crisis, while a third performed better than expected during the pandemic — two of several statistics of interest to digital marketers contained in newly-released Adweek Intelligence survey data. Adweek

Prop 24 — the California Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act — passed by voters
The California Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act (CPRA) was recently enacted, which will replace the state’s California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and which includes several new online consumer privacy protections marketers will need to align with or face potential violation penalties from a new California Privacy Protection Agency. DigiDay

Google Short Videos Carousel In Search Results
Google has conducted limited testing of a new type of carousel “short videos” section within mobile search results, which would expand on the search giant’s existing video carousel search results and which could eventually offer marketers greater video cross-linking options. Search Engine Roundtable

COVID-19’s Impact on B2B Martech Budgets
Some 44 percent of B2B marketers expect marketing technology spending levels to return to normal in 2021, while 19 percent have invested in communication technologies during the pandemic — two of several insights of interest to digital marketers in recently-released survey data. MarketingProfs

Instagram Tests a New Way for Users to React to Stories Without Sending a DM
Facebook-owned Instagram has conducted limited testing of a new option allowing users to react to Instagram Stories on the frame of a story, rather than by the existing method of sending a direct message to the publisher of the story content — a move that could lead to new audience interaction opportunities for marketers. Social Media Today

2020 November 13 Statistics Image

Twitter launches carousel ads to drive web traffic, app installs
Twitter has released a new advertising option that will allow marketers the ability to include up to six videos or images in a new carousel ad format, Twitter recently announced. The firm also released accompanying statistics showing that testing of the new format resulted in a 15 percent greater click-through-rate on average. Mobile Marketer

Facebook Tests New Options to Add Motion Effects to Still Images in Feed
Facebook has tested new visual effect options that add several video-like motion elements to static imagery, with the new image movement features differing from the social media giant’s existing simulated 3D and animated image options. Social Media Today

Research: Small Wins Can Make a Big Impact on Gender Equality
The Harvard Business Review takes a look at some of the methods that can help in closing the perception gap, along with recently released health technology industry survey data examining how people can work towards being on the same gender equality page. Harvard Business Review

The 2021 B2B Buying Disconnect [Report]
46 percent of B2B technology buyers have felt that there are too many social media ads, with 30 percent noting that they prefered targeted ads, according to recently-released B2B buyer survey data. The report also showed that the most trusted sources of information buyers use include product demonstrations, vendor product websites, and user reviews. TrustRadius

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE:

2020 November 13 Marketoonist Comic

A lighthearted look at “lead nurturing isn’t a numbers game” by Marketoonist Tom Fishburne — Marketoonist

Amid the Uncertainty, There’s Room for Levity in Ads — ANA

TOPRANK MARKETING & CLIENTS IN THE NEWS:

  • Lane R. Ellis / TopRank Marketing — Can You Create a Meaningful Experience in a Virtual Conference? — Timothy Hughes

Have you found your own favorite B2B marketing story from the past week of industry news? Please let us know in the comments below.

Thank you for joining us for our weekly B2B marketing news, and we hope that you will return again next Friday for another round-up of the most relevant B2B and digital marketing industry news. In the meantime, you can follow us at @toprank on Twitter for even more timely daily news.

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B2B Marketing News: B2B Content Marketing Credibility Study, LinkedIn’s New Company Engagement Report, Global Social Trends & Microsoft’s Free UX Tool

2020 November 6 MarketingCharts Chart

Both B2B Marketers and Buyers Increasingly Sold on Conversational Marketing
B2B marketing professionals have found email, online live chat, social media, and chatbots have all seen increased usage in 2020, while phone and video call use has fallen by more than 10 percent, according to recently-released B2B buyer communication survey data of interest to digital marketers. MarketingCharts

B2B Tech Firms Cut Marketing Budgets Due To Pandemic: Study
Despite an overall drop in marketing spending due to the global health crisis, budgeting for digital and content marketing are the most likely to see increased spending, while some 60 percent of B2B technology firm executives say that their key performance indicators (KPIs) haven’t undergone change. MediaPost

Subject Matter Expertise A Growing Factor for B2B Buyers When Evaluating Vendors
In 2020 over 32 percent of B2B and professional services buyers see subject matter expertise and industry knowledge as the top attribute when evaluating firms, a rate over 11 percent higher than 2018 figures, with client service flexibility the only other element that became more important during the past two years — two of several statistics of interest to online marketers in recently-released survey data. MarketingCharts

7 ways COVID-19 has changed B2B customer experience forever
The pandemic has blurred the lines between B2B and B2C marketing, brought more intelligent automation to customer experience (CX), and made trust a more important factor, and Adobe has taken a look at how these changes will play out in 2021 and beyond. Adobe (client)

Linked Rolls Out Company Engagement Report
LinkedIn (client) has launched a Company Engagement Report offering new insights for B2B marketers, especially those using account based marketing (ABM), featuring a variety of organic and ad engagement metrics, the Microsoft-owned professional social platform recently announced. Adweek

Facebook Once Again Experiments with Up and Down Votes for Comments to Optimize Engagement
Facebook has begun limited testing of Reddit-like upvoting and downvoting options among certain Facebook Groups, with an eye towards boosting relevant content and engagement levels, recent observations of the social media giant have shown. Social Media Today

2020 November 6 Statistics Image

Google’s Working on a New Process Which Would Convert Static Website Assets into Video Content
Google has launched URL2Video, a new prototype utility that incorporates some of Google’s AI systems to turn static website digital assets into video content, in a move that could lead to new digital marketing opportunities, the search giant recently announced. Social Media Today

Social Media Trends 2021 Global Report
Content remixing, memetic media, and nostalgia marketing are among the trends marketers are likely to see more of during 2021, according to recently-released global social media survey trend data from HubSpot and Talkwalker. Talkwalker

Microsoft Clarity, the company’s tool for visualizing user experience, is out of beta
Microsoft has widely released Clarity, a free service offering a variety of user engagement and other metrics using site JavaScript, previously available only in beta form, the firm recently announced. Marketing Land

B2B Content Marketers Getting More Successful in Building Credibility
B2B content marketers say they have found creating brand awareness, educating audiences, and building credibility and trust as the top three benefits of B2B content marketing over the past year, followed by lead generation and building loyalty with existing customers, according to recently-released survey data of interest to digital marketers. MarketingCharts

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE:

2020 November 6 Marketoonist Comic

A lighthearted look at “CX is more than a department” by Marketoonist Tom Fishburne — Marketoonist

New Photo Filter Shows What You Would Look Like in Facial-Recognition Database — The Hard Times/a>

TOPRANK MARKETING & CLIENTS IN THE NEWS:

  • Lee Odden — #TimTalk – The Business of B2B Influence with Lee Odden — Timothy Hughes
  • Lane R. Ellis — 10 Tips for Prioritizing Tasks to Make the Most of Limited Small Business Resources — Small Business Trends
  • Lee Odden — 40 Marketing Quotes to Provoke Thought and Inspire — Visitor Queue

Have you found your own top B2B marketing stories from the past week of industry news? Please let us know in the comments below.

Thanks for taking the time to join us for our weekly B2B marketing news, and we hope that you’ll return again next Friday for another examination of the most relevant B2B and digital marketing industry news. In the meantime, you can follow us at @toprank on Twitter for even more timely daily news.

B2B Marketing News: B2B Content Marketing Credibility Study, LinkedIn’s New Company Engagement Report, Global Social Trends & Microsoft’s Free UX Tool

2020 November 6 MarketingCharts Chart

2020 November 6 MarketingCharts Chart

Both B2B Marketers and Buyers Increasingly Sold on Conversational Marketing
B2B marketing professionals have found email, online live chat, social media, and chatbots have all seen increased usage in 2020, while phone and video call use has fallen by more than 10 percent, according to recently-released B2B buyer communication survey data of interest to digital marketers. MarketingCharts

B2B Tech Firms Cut Marketing Budgets Due To Pandemic: Study
Despite an overall drop in marketing spending due to the global health crisis, budgeting for digital and content marketing are the most likely to see increased spending, while some 60 percent of B2B technology firm executives say that their key performance indicators (KPIs) haven’t undergone change. MediaPost

Subject Matter Expertise A Growing Factor for B2B Buyers When Evaluating Vendors
In 2020 over 32 percent of B2B and professional services buyers see subject matter expertise and industry knowledge as the top attribute when evaluating firms, a rate over 11 percent higher than 2018 figures, with client service flexibility the only other element that became more important during the past two years — two of several statistics of interest to online marketers in recently-released survey data. MarketingCharts

7 ways COVID-19 has changed B2B customer experience forever
The pandemic has blurred the lines between B2B and B2C marketing, brought more intelligent automation to customer experience (CX), and made trust a more important factor, and Adobe has taken a look at how these changes will play out in 2021 and beyond. Adobe (client)

Linked Rolls Out Company Engagement Report
LinkedIn (client) has launched a Company Engagement Report offering new insights for B2B marketers, especially those using account based marketing (ABM), featuring a variety of organic and ad engagement metrics, the Microsoft-owned professional social platform recently announced. Adweek

Facebook Once Again Experiments with Up and Down Votes for Comments to Optimize Engagement
Facebook has begun limited testing of Reddit-like upvoting and downvoting options among certain Facebook Groups, with an eye towards boosting relevant content and engagement levels, recent observations of the social media giant have shown. Social Media Today

2020 November 6 Statistics Image

Google’s Working on a New Process Which Would Convert Static Website Assets into Video Content
Google has launched URL2Video, a new prototype utility that incorporates some of Google’s AI systems to turn static website digital assets into video content, in a move that could lead to new digital marketing opportunities, the search giant recently announced. Social Media Today

Social Media Trends 2021 Global Report
Content remixing, memetic media, and nostalgia marketing are among the trends marketers are likely to see more of during 2021, according to recently-released global social media survey trend data from HubSpot and Talkwalker. Talkwalker

Microsoft Clarity, the company’s tool for visualizing user experience, is out of beta
Microsoft has widely released Clarity, a free service offering a variety of user engagement and other metrics using site JavaScript, previously available only in beta form, the firm recently announced. Marketing Land

B2B Content Marketers Getting More Successful in Building Credibility
B2B content marketers say they have found creating brand awareness, educating audiences, and building credibility and trust as the top three benefits of B2B content marketing over the past year, followed by lead generation and building loyalty with existing customers, according to recently-released survey data of interest to digital marketers. MarketingCharts

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE:

2020 November 6 Marketoonist Comic

A lighthearted look at “CX is more than a department” by Marketoonist Tom Fishburne — Marketoonist

New Photo Filter Shows What You Would Look Like in Facial-Recognition Database — The Hard Times/a>

TOPRANK MARKETING & CLIENTS IN THE NEWS:

  • Lee Odden — #TimTalk – The Business of B2B Influence with Lee Odden — Timothy Hughes
  • Lane R. Ellis — 10 Tips for Prioritizing Tasks to Make the Most of Limited Small Business Resources — Small Business Trends
  • Lee Odden — 40 Marketing Quotes to Provoke Thought and Inspire — Visitor Queue

Have you found your own top B2B marketing stories from the past week of industry news? Please let us know in the comments below.

Thanks for taking the time to join us for our weekly B2B marketing news, and we hope that you’ll return again next Friday for another examination of the most relevant B2B and digital marketing industry news. In the meantime, you can follow us at @toprank on Twitter for even more timely daily news.

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Source: SEO blog

B2B Marketing News: B2B Content Gating Study, Social Ad Spend Soars, Facebook’s New Playable Ads, & New B2B Marketer Pandemic Response Insights

2020 October 30 McKinsey Chart

Do Most B2B Marketers Gate Content? [Study]
64 percent of B2B marketers utilize gated content to obtain prospect and customer information, with some 5 percent always gating their content and 34 percent sometimes using gating, according to recently-released survey data of interest to digital marketers. MarketingProfs

Global social media ad spend jumps 56.4% in Q3
Social media advertising spending climbed 56.4 percent globally during the third quarter, while in North America the increase was even greater at 61.7 percent, and video content longer than five minutes saw 70.4 percent greater reach than that having shorter durations, according to recently-release report data. The Drum

LinkedIn Up to 722 Million Members, Continues to See ‘Record Levels of Engagement’
LinkedIn saw a 31 percent increase in sessions during the most recent quarter, accompanied by a 16 percent growth in revenue year-over-year led by LinkedIn Marketing Solutions (client), while the Microsoft-owned platform’s 722 million users achieved record levels of engagement, the firm recently reported . Social Media Today

YouTube revamps its mobile app with new gestures, video chapter lists and more
YouTube has rolled out new mobile app gestures for additional video chapter control, while also making its captioning features more accessible, along with other features including a nighttime reminder function, the Google-owned platform recently announced. TechCrunch

Facebook Steps Into Cloud Gaming With Playable Ads
Facebook has given a limited roll out to playable ads for the platforms cloud-streamed gaming feature, offering a glimpse of the type of spots that will increasingly blur the lines between ad and game, the social media giant recently announced. MediaPost

CX: What’s Next? Brands Forced To Respond To Changing Customer Patterns
13 percent of businesses plan to invest in social listening or media monitoring tools for customer experience (CX) in 2021, while 79 percent of CX leaders say that the global health crisis has caused an increase in brand digital interactions — two of several statistics of interest to online marketers contained in recently-released survey data. MediaPost

2020 October 30 Statistics Image

400,000 Articles Analyzed: Here’s What We Learned About Content Engagement
Content that resonates well and drives engagement on one social media platform may perform poorly on another, especially when the two are Facebook and Twitter, according to newly-released survey data gathered from some 400,000 pieces of content analyzed by BuzzSumo. BuzzSumo

Deloitte’s 7 marketing trends for 2021 include agile, digital transformation
Uncertainty caused by the pandemic has played a part in a significant drop in confidence among corporate executives, according to Deloitte’s new Global Marketing Trends 2021 report, surveying over 400 global CMOs and other executives. Among the trends the report highlights are greater brand purpose, agile marketing strategies, and more authentic connections. MarTech Today

Where Are Marketers Struggling with Lead Conversion?
43 percent of marketing and sales professionals at B2B and B2C firms say that they have experienced difficulty collecting enough lead data, and 41 percent find lead follow-up problematic — two insights from recently-released survey data of interest to digital marketers. Marketing Charts

Survey: US B2B decision-maker response to COVID-19 crisis
More than 90 percent of B2B decision makers believe the uptick in remote and digital experiences brought about by the pandemic will endure once the global health crisis subsides, while less than 30 percent of B2B buyers say that they would prefer a return to in-person sales interactions in post-pandemic times — two of several statistics of interest to digital marketers in newly-released survey data. McKinsey

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE:

2020 October 30 Marketoonist Comic

A lighthearted look at “changing customer needs” by Marketoonist Tom Fishburne — Marketoonist

Confused Army Corp Of Engineers Trying To Find Out What Big Blue Cable Connected To Country Does — The Onion

TOPRANK MARKETING & CLIENTS IN THE NEWS:

  • TopRank Marketing — Top 20 Digital Marketing Blogs and Their Specialties — Rank Company
  • Lee Odden — Devising Influencer Marketing Campaigns — Evans on Marketing

Have you found your own top B2B marketing stories from the past week of industry news? Please let us know in the comments below.

Thank you for joining us for our weekly B2B marketing news, and we hope you will return again next Friday for another look at the most relevant B2B and digital marketing industry news. In the meantime, you can follow us at @toprank on Twitter for even more timely daily news.

B2B Marketing News: B2B Content Gating Study, Social Ad Spend Soars, Facebook’s New Playable Ads, & New B2B Marketer Pandemic Response Insights

2020 October 30 McKinsey Chart

2020 October 30 McKinsey Chart

Do Most B2B Marketers Gate Content? [Study]
64 percent of B2B marketers utilize gated content to obtain prospect and customer information, with some 5 percent always gating their content and 34 percent sometimes using gating, according to recently-released survey data of interest to digital marketers. MarketingProfs

Global social media ad spend jumps 56.4% in Q3
Social media advertising spending climbed 56.4 percent globally during the third quarter, while in North America the increase was even greater at 61.7 percent, and video content longer than five minutes saw 70.4 percent greater reach than that having shorter durations, according to recently-release report data. The Drum

LinkedIn Up to 722 Million Members, Continues to See ‘Record Levels of Engagement’
LinkedIn saw a 31 percent increase in sessions during the most recent quarter, accompanied by a 16 percent growth in revenue year-over-year led by LinkedIn Marketing Solutions (client), while the Microsoft-owned platform’s 722 million users achieved record levels of engagement, the firm recently reported . Social Media Today

YouTube revamps its mobile app with new gestures, video chapter lists and more
YouTube has rolled out new mobile app gestures for additional video chapter control, while also making its captioning features more accessible, along with other features including a nighttime reminder function, the Google-owned platform recently announced. TechCrunch

Facebook Steps Into Cloud Gaming With Playable Ads
Facebook has given a limited roll out to playable ads for the platforms cloud-streamed gaming feature, offering a glimpse of the type of spots that will increasingly blur the lines between ad and game, the social media giant recently announced. MediaPost

CX: What’s Next? Brands Forced To Respond To Changing Customer Patterns
13 percent of businesses plan to invest in social listening or media monitoring tools for customer experience (CX) in 2021, while 79 percent of CX leaders say that the global health crisis has caused an increase in brand digital interactions — two of several statistics of interest to online marketers contained in recently-released survey data. MediaPost

2020 October 30 Statistics Image

400,000 Articles Analyzed: Here’s What We Learned About Content Engagement
Content that resonates well and drives engagement on one social media platform may perform poorly on another, especially when the two are Facebook and Twitter, according to newly-released survey data gathered from some 400,000 pieces of content analyzed by BuzzSumo. BuzzSumo

Deloitte’s 7 marketing trends for 2021 include agile, digital transformation
Uncertainty caused by the pandemic has played a part in a significant drop in confidence among corporate executives, according to Deloitte’s new Global Marketing Trends 2021 report, surveying over 400 global CMOs and other executives. Among the trends the report highlights are greater brand purpose, agile marketing strategies, and more authentic connections. MarTech Today

Where Are Marketers Struggling with Lead Conversion?
43 percent of marketing and sales professionals at B2B and B2C firms say that they have experienced difficulty collecting enough lead data, and 41 percent find lead follow-up problematic — two insights from recently-released survey data of interest to digital marketers. Marketing Charts

Survey: US B2B decision-maker response to COVID-19 crisis
More than 90 percent of B2B decision makers believe the uptick in remote and digital experiences brought about by the pandemic will endure once the global health crisis subsides, while less than 30 percent of B2B buyers say that they would prefer a return to in-person sales interactions in post-pandemic times — two of several statistics of interest to digital marketers in newly-released survey data. McKinsey

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE:

2020 October 30 Marketoonist Comic

A lighthearted look at “changing customer needs” by Marketoonist Tom Fishburne — Marketoonist

Confused Army Corp Of Engineers Trying To Find Out What Big Blue Cable Connected To Country Does — The Onion

TOPRANK MARKETING & CLIENTS IN THE NEWS:

  • TopRank Marketing — Top 20 Digital Marketing Blogs and Their Specialties — Rank Company
  • Lee Odden — Devising Influencer Marketing Campaigns — Evans on Marketing

Have you found your own top B2B marketing stories from the past week of industry news? Please let us know in the comments below.

Thank you for joining us for our weekly B2B marketing news, and we hope you will return again next Friday for another look at the most relevant B2B and digital marketing industry news. In the meantime, you can follow us at @toprank on Twitter for even more timely daily news.

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B2B Marketing News: Google Faces Monopoly Probe, Sophisticated B2B Attribution Models Study, & LinkedIn’s New Video Meeting Options

2020 October 16 Hootsuite Chart

Most B2B Demand Gen Pros Use Sophisticated Attribution Models
Some 43 percent of B2B demand generation buyers say that they use advanced attribution models with multiple touchpoints, while 21 percent don’t have a campaign attribution model at all, according to recently-released data surveying B2B technology marketing and demand generation decision-makers. Marketing Charts

LinkedIn Adds New Event Features, Rolls Out Video Meeting Options via LinkedIn Messages
LinkedIn has launched an array of new event-related features, along with rolling out private messaging access to video from Zoom and other virtual meeting providers, Microsoft-owned LinkedIn (client) recently announced. Social Media Today

Tubular Labs Launches Deduped Audience Ratings For Video On Facebook And YouTube
A new effort from video intelligence firm Tubular Labs aims to deliver a more standardized video viewing metric across the Facebook and YouTube platforms, with support for Instagram forthcoming, the firm recently announced in a move of interest to digital marketers. AdExchanger

US Justice Department Files Complaint Against Google Over Monopoly Tactics
Google’s search dominance has led the U.S. Justice Department to file a complaint seeking yet-to-be-announced remedies, the department recently announced. Google responded by calling the complaint filing “deeply flawed,” the Alphabet-owned search giant announced. Social Media Today

Instagram agrees curbs on paid influencers, says UK watchdog
New technology to help spot undisclosed influencer social media posts will come to Instagram, Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) recently announced, as Instagram parent Facebook has begun working with the governmental group on efforts to increase transparency, the social media firm has said. Reuters

Google Search Announcements: BERT, Passages & Subtopic Indexing & More
Google has rolled out several new search-related features and updates, including Google Lens improvements, greater use of key moment chapters, and the addition of associated subtopics within search, the firm recently announced. SEO Roundtable

2020 October 23 Statistics Image

Facebook opens Messenger API to Instagram messaging for businesses
Facebook has launched an updated Messenger API that will allow for new automated responses and other integration features that aim to ease business communication via Instagram, Facebook recently announced. VentureBeat

Google Tests Ads In Google Maps Autocomplete Predictions
Google has been spotted testing a potential new variety of advertising for its popular Google Maps product, which would allow advertisers to place ads that appear amidst autocomplete search prediction results as users type. SEO Roundtable

Dropbox is the latest San Francisco tech company to make remote work permanent
Dropbox has announced that it has made remote work a permanent part of the firm’s future, a shift that when combined with similar moves by other technology firms, has led some workers to leave the Bay Area, driving certain rent rates down 20 percent since last year. CNBC

More than 50% of humans in the world use social media — here’s what you need to know [Hootsuite Study]
During the second quarter of 2020 global social media advertising spending was down 13 percent over the same period last year, however the figure represents an improvement over last quarter’s drop of 19.2 percent globally — just one of numerous findings of interest to digital marketers contained in Hootsuite’s recently-released Digital 2020 October Global Statshot Report. The Next Web

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE:

2020 October 23 Marketoonist Comic

A lighthearted look at “generic advertising ‘in these uncertain times’” by Marketoonist Tom Fishburne — Marketoonist

Alexa Hilariously Disrupts Epic Moments in Droga5 London’s Ads About Voice Control — Adweek

TOPRANK MARKETING & CLIENTS IN THE NEWS:

  • Lee Odden — L’expertise en marketing: notre Top 20 de 2020 [In French] — ExoB2B
  • TopRank Marketing — Permission to Interrupt (aka The Great Unfollowing of 2020) — Jason Falls
  • TopRank Marketing / SAP — The No. 1 Factor in B2B Influencer Marketing with Ursula Ringham & Rachel Miller | Studio CMO — Golden Spiral

Have you found your own top marketing stories from the past week of industry news? Please let us know in the comments below.

Thanks for joining us for the weekly B2B marketing news, and we hope you’ll come back again next Friday for another look at the most relevant B2B and digital marketing industry news. In the meantime, you can follow us at @toprank on Twitter for even more timely daily news.

B2B Marketing News: Google Faces Monopoly Probe, Sophisticated B2B Attribution Models Study, & LinkedIn’s New Video Meeting Options

2020 October 16 Hootsuite Chart

2020 October 16 Hootsuite Chart

Most B2B Demand Gen Pros Use Sophisticated Attribution Models
Some 43 percent of B2B demand generation buyers say that they use advanced attribution models with multiple touchpoints, while 21 percent don’t have a campaign attribution model at all, according to recently-released data surveying B2B technology marketing and demand generation decision-makers. Marketing Charts

LinkedIn Adds New Event Features, Rolls Out Video Meeting Options via LinkedIn Messages
LinkedIn has launched an array of new event-related features, along with rolling out private messaging access to video from Zoom and other virtual meeting providers, Microsoft-owned LinkedIn (client) recently announced. Social Media Today

Tubular Labs Launches Deduped Audience Ratings For Video On Facebook And YouTube
A new effort from video intelligence firm Tubular Labs aims to deliver a more standardized video viewing metric across the Facebook and YouTube platforms, with support for Instagram forthcoming, the firm recently announced in a move of interest to digital marketers. AdExchanger

US Justice Department Files Complaint Against Google Over Monopoly Tactics
Google’s search dominance has led the U.S. Justice Department to file a complaint seeking yet-to-be-announced remedies, the department recently announced. Google responded by calling the complaint filing “deeply flawed,” the Alphabet-owned search giant announced. Social Media Today

Instagram agrees curbs on paid influencers, says UK watchdog
New technology to help spot undisclosed influencer social media posts will come to Instagram, Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) recently announced, as Instagram parent Facebook has begun working with the governmental group on efforts to increase transparency, the social media firm has said. Reuters

Google Search Announcements: BERT, Passages & Subtopic Indexing & More
Google has rolled out several new search-related features and updates, including Google Lens improvements, greater use of key moment chapters, and the addition of associated subtopics within search, the firm recently announced. SEO Roundtable

2020 October 23 Statistics Image

Facebook opens Messenger API to Instagram messaging for businesses
Facebook has launched an updated Messenger API that will allow for new automated responses and other integration features that aim to ease business communication via Instagram, Facebook recently announced. VentureBeat

Google Tests Ads In Google Maps Autocomplete Predictions
Google has been spotted testing a potential new variety of advertising for its popular Google Maps product, which would allow advertisers to place ads that appear amidst autocomplete search prediction results as users type. SEO Roundtable

Dropbox is the latest San Francisco tech company to make remote work permanent
Dropbox has announced that it has made remote work a permanent part of the firm’s future, a shift that when combined with similar moves by other technology firms, has led some workers to leave the Bay Area, driving certain rent rates down 20 percent since last year. CNBC

More than 50% of humans in the world use social media — here’s what you need to know [Hootsuite Study]
During the second quarter of 2020 global social media advertising spending was down 13 percent over the same period last year, however the figure represents an improvement over last quarter’s drop of 19.2 percent globally — just one of numerous findings of interest to digital marketers contained in Hootsuite’s recently-released Digital 2020 October Global Statshot Report. The Next Web

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE:

2020 October 23 Marketoonist Comic

A lighthearted look at “generic advertising ‘in these uncertain times’” by Marketoonist Tom Fishburne — Marketoonist

Alexa Hilariously Disrupts Epic Moments in Droga5 London’s Ads About Voice Control — Adweek

TOPRANK MARKETING & CLIENTS IN THE NEWS:

  • Lee Odden — L’expertise en marketing: notre Top 20 de 2020 [In French] — ExoB2B
  • TopRank Marketing — Permission to Interrupt (aka The Great Unfollowing of 2020) — Jason Falls
  • TopRank Marketing / SAP — The No. 1 Factor in B2B Influencer Marketing with Ursula Ringham & Rachel Miller | Studio CMO — Golden Spiral

Have you found your own top marketing stories from the past week of industry news? Please let us know in the comments below.

Thanks for joining us for the weekly B2B marketing news, and we hope you’ll come back again next Friday for another look at the most relevant B2B and digital marketing industry news. In the meantime, you can follow us at @toprank on Twitter for even more timely daily news.

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