2014 has been an eventful year for the Digital Marketing Arena. The industry has witnessed tremendous growth, strategic shifts, re-alignments, transformation and innovations. Here is a recap of the year with some useful statistics to help you for your marketing strategy for the coming year.
The Good News
• As many as 71% organizations planned an average of 27% increase in their digital marketing budget.
• B2B content is most significant for customers. 57% of the purchase decision is made before a customer talks to a supplier
• A total of $118 billion was spend on content marketing
From the Industry Insiders
• Surprisingly, 67% of B2B content marketers think that event marketing is the most effective medium
• 46% of the population judge an organization’s credibility based on the website design
• Landing page videos get 86% more conversions
• The most effective form of content marketing is customer testimonials with a success rating of 89%
• 34% of Fortune 500 organizations are active on blogging platforms
• 67% of Google+ users are male
• 89% of the population between 18-29 years are using social media
• 43% of seniors between the age of 65 and more are active online
• 41% of all ecommerce traffic is on Pinterest as compared to 37% on Facebook
• The top content category on Pinterest is Food with 57% user sharings
• Use of Video increased by 73%. Video based posts generate 3 times more inbound traffic
• Use of Infographics increased by 51%. Image based articles get 94% more views
• Two-thirds of firms plan to increase spending on video marketing in the coming year
• 91 out of the Fortune 100 companies use LinkedIn
• Facebook is the number one Influencer for 47% of all Americans
• 85% of B2B buyers look for information through social networks
• 25% of the ad market in 2015 will go to internet advertising
• 18% plan to increase marketing using Google+
• By 2020, 85% of customer organization relationships will be without human interaction
Need help getting ready for 2015? At Creative Ideaz, we can help turn your business around by implementing our digital marketing know-how which includes social media marketing, SEO (search engine optimization), conversion optimization, and content marketing.
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In a few words, they just get it. We wanted to grow our business and Creative Ideaz knew how to do it and we have seen great results.Footprints Footwear
I am very satisfied with the website design service provided by Creative Ideaz and would like to thank them and Kurt for all the hard work. They incorporated everything we wanted to see in our website better than we could have imagined and followed through from planning to development flawlessly. We are aiming to add more features as our business grows and will be returning to Creative Ideaz to help bring our ideas to life once again. Very pleased with the outcome and I recommend them highly!Incore Umbrella
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The most important thing to me was the friendliness and sincerity. Although I knew nothing, I was never patronised nor left feeling incompetent. Kirien is very good at tailoring the information required to the client and taking his time with any misunderstandings one might have. Doesn't rush and nothing is too much trouble. Plus I can only listen to someone I perceive as genuine - this is why I went to Kirien.Blue Lantern Nursing
We came to Creative Ideaz with our vision and they worked endlessly to make this happen. This resulted in a great website and a continued relationship with their team.Merridale Furnishers
I would like to thank Creative Ideaz and in particular Kurt for guiding me through the process for my new website, they made it very simple and smooth. I would highly recommend the whole team and would definitely use them again.DanceMax
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I would certainly recommend for anyone looking for a great quality website for excellent value for money and superb customer service.BCOP
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Thank you Creative Ideaz for your expertise when putting together our MCM website. This is our first website and it's stimulated the campaign to raise our brand awareness and promote our products.
Creative Ideaz's advice and assistance throughout the process has been invaluable. Your experience and dedicated staff helped us to cover all the points that are necessary to have a quality website. Your standard of work is above what we've previously sampled and you are all extremely efficient. We have recently set up a new divisional arm to MCM and we will have no hesitation in using Creative Ideaz as our preferred web design supplier for this next project.MCM Ltd
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