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Posts tagged with Budgets

How will you invest your 2012 marketing budget?

Econsultancy has launched its annual research aimed at uncovering where companies will be investing their marketing budgets in 2012. As usual, those taking the survey, sponsored by Experian Marketing Services, will get a free copy of the report when it is published early next year.  

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How marketing teams should think about technology

While sound understanding of marketing technology is mandatory for marketers, riding every hyped tech wave is bound to spread you too thin. Selective participation is key to succeeding.

Technology has become an integral part of marketing, no doubt. And navigating the multitude of new technologies, the art of prioritisation is arguably the most important challenge to address. Data from Econsultancy’s Marketing Budgets 2011 Report gives food for thought.


Email and social media dominate digital in the Middle East

Digital marketing is thriving in the Middle East, according to new research published today by Econsultancy and supported by ArabianBusiness.com. The survey-based research has found that companies are spending 22% of their marketing budget on digital.

Companies are using a wide range of digital channels for marketing, and investment in online is expected to increase across the board. Encouragingly, over half of companies (58%) are increasing their digital budgets in 2011. 

However, the market is still very much in its infancy, and still faces major barriers to investment. Company culture, a reliance on traditional marketing, and a lack of knowledge are preventing companies from investing further money into digital.

This post looks at the current state of digital marketing in the Middle East, and some of the trends covered in our latest report. 


Digital helps to feed comeback of offline marketing

Econsultancy's Marketing Budgets 2011 Report tells a familiar story of increasing digital marketing budgets, but a much more nuanced picture is emerging beyond the usual mantra that digital budgets are increasing at the expense of 'traditional' marketing.

The findings also challenge the orthodox view that digital is perceived as more measurable than offline. 


Attempts to boost reputation drive budgets online

The Marketing Budgets 2010 Report, which looks at measurement of digital and offline marketing channels - and allocation of budgets - is now live. 

The survey-based research, carried out in association with digital marketing provider ExactTarget, has found that companies will increase their digital budgets by an average of 17% in 2010.

Furthermore, digital will account for 24% of total marketing budget this year.

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Recession trend: more clicks, lower CPCs, higher ROI

When Google reported its Q2 earnings yesterday, it beat analyst expectations. But all the news wasn't good news, at least for Google.

In the area of paid clicks, Google experienced an unhealthy downward trend: total paid clicks declined 2% from Q1 and more importantly, the average cost-per-click (CPC) in the second quarter fell 13% year-over-year.

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