Demand Gen Report

Ready Or Not, Lead Gen Is Going Mobile For B2B Marketers
Social & Mobile
Written by John Gaffney   
Thursday, 03 January 2013 12:58

MobileWhen it comes to consumer behavior and business marketing on mobile devices, the growth stats are always staggering. Here’s one of the latest, from Pew Internet: 87% of smartphone owners check the Internet or email on their phones, including 68% who do so every day and 25% who say they "mostly go online using their phone, rather than with a computer."

That last number is an important one. “Rather than with a computer” shows that consumer behavior is on a fast track to be the dominant, rather than secondary, content-consumption screen.

Salesforce Announces Details Of Spring 2013 CRM Platform Update
Industry News
Wednesday, 02 January 2013 14:56

Salesforce Spring 13 recently issued a set of release notes that offer a detailed preview into the company's planned Spring 2013 update for its CRM platform.

According to the release notes posted to the web site, the company's Spring '13 update will include scores of new capabilities across a number of platform components. These include previously unannounced upgrades as well as planned changes already announced during the second half of 2012.

Social Networks Drive Stronger Than Expected Mobile Ad Revenue
Social & Mobile
Thursday, 27 December 2012 14:51

Mobile1If the latest 2012 ad spending numbers are any indication, 2013 is going to be quite a year for mobile marketing.

According to recent eMarketer data, U.S. mobile ad spending grew much more quickly than expected during the last part of 2012. The research organization now expects mobile ad spending to increase 180% this year to $4 billion – much higher than the $2.61 billion previously forecast in September 2012.

The B2B Baker's Dozen: A Roundup Of The Year's Top Stories
Industry News
Written by Matthew S. McKenzie   
Wednesday, 26 December 2012 14:24

132012 was an action-packed year for B2B marketers and for the companies that serve them. Social media, mobile technology and new analytics tools offered both opportunities and challenges. The vendor landscape changed dramatically thanks to a high-profile IPO and major acquisitions. Through it all, B2B buyers continue to rewrite the rules of the marketing game.

All of these trends are evident in Demand Gen Report's roundup of our top stories for 2012. In fact, if there's one common theme linking the following stories, it's that B2B marketers now work in an industry where fast-paced – and often disruptive – change is a fact of life.

Social Media Use On Rise, Especially Mobile
Social & Mobile
Written by Fred Tan, Assistant Editor   
Wednesday, 26 December 2012 13:45

Social_mediaSocial media has become an integral part of many lives worldwide, and shows no signs of stopping. According to Nielsen’s Social Media Report 2012, online time spent using mobile apps was up 122%. Mobile web time has increased 22%, while PC time experienced a 4% increase.

The report revealed that people spent more of their time on social networks than any other web site type. People were more engaged with these social channels, and businesses have leveraged social media as digital marketing tools.

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