According to a survey by BtoB Magazine, stead on is the way to go when considering online B2B marketing tactics. 78.5% of the respondents expect their online budgets to go up this year. Let’s take a look at where they expect the money to be going.
70% of respondents will spend more on their website marketing, followed closely by email 68% and 62% reporting they planned to increase spending on social media. Search engine marketing comes up right after social with 57% planning to increase budgets in that area.
B2B marketers used to have a tendency to stick with what works – preferring to remain in what they believe is the comfort zone of their target market. However, these numbers certainly seem to suggest that marketers for B2B are at least looking at multiple channels to get their message across. Recent research from MarketingSherpa also showed that inbound marketing and social media are on the rise.