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B2B Marketing News: Millennial B2B Decision Makers Study, Passion Proves Key For Influencers, & Twitter’s New CoTweets

Posted on Jul 15th, 2022
Written by Lane Ellis
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    2022 July 15 B2B International Chart

    Why B2B marketplaces are now a mainstream digital commerce sales channel [Report]
    B2B marketplace sales climbed by 131 percent in 2021, reaching $56.5 billion, making them the swiftest-growing eCommerce channel, with sales expected to reach some $130 billion in 2022, as 57 percent of B2B buyers noted that they were buying more from digital marketplaces during the pandemic, according to recently-released report data. Digital Commerce 360

    The Top Challenges B2B Sales Reps Face Early in the Sales Cycle
    30 percent of B2B sales professionals have said that getting prospect data to begin conversations was their top challenge, while 38 percent noted that personalizing sales presentation messages to prospects was their leading pain point — two of several findings of interest to B2B marketers contained in newly-released survey data. MarketingProfs

    For Influencers/Creators It’s More About Passion Than Money, New Study Finds
    Working with brands that share their values and having a passion for a subject area were viewed as the top factors for success as an influencer or creator, while 61 percent of influencers noted they believe that brands should keep the influencer’s audience in mind when forming partnerships, according to recently-released influencer survey findings. MediaPost

    “Marketing is really just about sharing your passion.” — Michael Hyatt @MichaelHyatt Share on X

    Twitter begins testing ‘CoTweets’ to allow users to co-author tweets Comments Feed
    Content co-creation could become simpler on Twitter with the platform’s new co-authored tweet feature, which allows users to ask other public accounts that already follow them to become a tweet’s co-author — a new option that is presently undergoing testing, Twitter recently announced. TechCrunch

    Creators Will Play Crucial Role In The Metaverse, New Study Suggests
    28 percent of U.S. and U.K. adults said that they can confidently describe the metaverse, while 46 percent have said they want to learn more about the technology, and some 36 percent who noted that they would attend a metaverse-based brand event — three of numerous statistics of interest to B2B marketers featured in newly-released survey data. MediaPost

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    (Source: 2022 B2B Influencer Marketing Research Report)

    50% of marketers impede ROI by underinvesting in media, Nielsen finds
    Influencer marketing has over-performed in brand recall according to new Nielsen return-on-investment (ROI) report data, delivering over 70 percent in aided brand recall, and making it a prime target for brands wishing to try new media channels, as roughly half of marketers were seen to have not spent enough in a channel to achieve maximum ROI. Marketing Dive

    MarTech Stays Relatively Steady At About One-Quarter of CMOs’ Resource Budgets
    In 2022 CMOs will spend 25.4 percent on marketing technology, 23.7 percent on agencies and services, 25.7 percent on paid media, and some 24.9 percent on labor, with more going to agencies and paid media than in 2021, according to recently-released survey data of interest to digital marketers. MarketingCharts

    Twitter now lets all users ‘unmention’ themselves in tweets
    Twitter has rolled out a new feature to all Twitter users that makes it easier to leave unwanted conversations on the platform, with the full launch of a previously limited test. Twitter’s “unmention” feature grays-out a user’s Twitter handle within conversations on the platform, and prevents the user from being tagged again, Twitter recently announced. TechCrunch

    Spotlight on the Millennial B2B Decision Maker
    Millennials have for the first time become the majority when it comes to who comprises the B2B decision maker demographic, and as a group tend to take significantly longer to make decisions than those in the Gen Z and Baby Boomer generation — two of numerous statistics of interest to B2B marketers contained in newly-release report data. B2B International


    2022 July 15 Marketoonist Comic Image

    A lighthearted look at “How to Give Creative Feedback” by Marketoonist Tom Fishburne — Marketoonist

    New Study Finds Leaving Tab Open for Two Weeks Is Same as Reading Article — The Hard Times


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