Do B2B companies face distinct challenges compared to B2C counterparts in implementing an online marketing strategy? Undoubtedly, they do. Regrettably, many B2B companies persist in employing a B2C template for driving new sales and enhancing brand awareness. B2B entities must adopt a distinct approach with online marketing services, as emphasized by recent research published by Userguiding.
The following excerpts are directly sourced from the report mentioned above:
- Referrals (65%) and email marketing (38%) stand out as the top sources of marketing leads.
- One of three B2B companies allocates 5% of their budgets for marketing purposes.
- The primary areas of marketing expenditure are Website Development (51%) and Digital Marketing (44%).
- A significant 95% of B2B marketers generate social media content.
- Preferred social media platforms among top B2B professionals include LinkedIn (86%), Facebook (79%), Twitter (60%), Instagram (60%), and YouTube (56%) this year.
- The major challenge in B2B social media marketing is engagement (63%), closely followed by measuring social ROI (55%).
- Content marketing is embraced by 91% of B2B businesses.
B2B marketers attesting to high levels of content marketing success attribute it primarily to the value their content delivers (83%) and website modifications (60%).
- Custom content that educates about a product is appreciated by 80% of internet consumers, with 60% becoming more interested in a product after consuming content about it.
- Nearly half of all B2B marketers outsource at least one content-related activity. Last year, 71% of respondents from large companies outsourced, compared to 61% this year.
- Predominant organic content distribution channels for B2B marketers encompass social media platforms (89%), email (87%), and their organization’s website/blog (86%).
- A substantial 80% of B2B decision-makers favor blog posts/articles over ads when evaluating potential partners, leading to improved product decisions for 60% of them.
- Video usage as a marketing tool remains consistent at 86%, the same as in 2021.
- Videos (61%), links directing to website content (51%), and links to blog posts (43%) resonate most effectively with marketing audiences.
- Branded video content captivates consumers by 43%, whereas branded photo content (36%) and branded written content (18%) hold less interest.
- 59% of executives prefer consuming information through videos rather than text.
- Videos under one minute in length attract over half of the viewers.
- Horizontal viewing is favored by 75%, while vertical viewing is preferred by only 25%.
- User-generated video constitutes 60% of all video content created.
- A significant 27-30% of marketers consider video more pivotal to their strategy than their website.
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