Digital Outlook 2015

Digital Outlook

We were at Econsultancy’s Digital Outlook 2015 this week to hear from some of the leading digital marketers about their predictions for the next year. Here’s what we learnt: “Understanding how customers use mobile is important” - Meri Rosich of App Strategy Labs Understanding customer behaviour is key before planning a mobile marketing strategy. As of October 2014, there are more mobile devices than people in the world. But more than half the human population still has no access to phones. Your mobile marketing strategy should depend on … [Continue reading]

Essential Resources for B2B Marketers

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There is a wealth of marketing ideas, insight and knowledge out there, and we’ve made it a priority to subscribe to these different voices. Books, blogs, and podcasts - here is our pick of essential resources for B2B marketers of all stripes and schools.  Books Packed with great, actionable ideas and must-knows, each of these is a reason why any marketer should have a bookshelf. 1. The New Rules of Marketing and PR David Meerman Scott’s modern-day business classic is now into its fourth edition (2013), and its core lesson remains just … [Continue reading]

Facebook News Feed Squeezes ‘Promotional’ Content

Facebook News Feed

So here comes yet another update to the Facebook News Feed algorithm - less organic content that looks ‘overly promotional’ from Pages. Starting January 2015, we’ll see less of: Posts that solely push people to buy a product or install an app Posts that push people to enter promotions and sweepstakes with no real context Posts that reuse ad content Facebook already cracked down on clickbait earlier this year. Now, they are asking users questions like “does this feel like an ad?” to better gauge how users engage with their News … [Continue reading]

Case Studies versus Customer Testimonials in B2B Marketing

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Are marketers talking on the same wavelength as customers? Not in the IT industry at least, according to IT community Spiceworks. This article by MarketingProfs sums up their recent report nicely. Among all the proof of disconnect between what IT marketers invest in and what IT buyers use to help make purchase decisions, three statistics stand out: 95% of marketers utilise case studies, but just 69% of buyers trust these. Only 61% of marketers utilise forums, while 92% of buyers trust these. Most tellingly, 95% of marketers utilise … [Continue reading]

Join B2Bento at Digital Outlook 2015

Digital Outlook

B2Bento editor-in-chief Anol Bhattacharya will speak at Econsultancy's Digital Outlook 2015 conference in Singapore. Econsultancy is a community of digital marketers and e-commerce professionals working together to share ideas and sharpen their strategies in the industry. In this conference, leading digital marketers gather to find out more on industry trends and share insights for business growth in the coming year. Over 300 people attended last year at Digital Outlook 2014.  What’s Going On at Digital Outlook 2015 Anol will be sharing … [Continue reading]