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Digital Marketing News: B2B Purpose & Brand Awareness Studies, Twitter Tests Fleets, Gen Z Turns to Influencers, & Apple’s New Push Ads

Posted on Mar 13th, 2020
Written by Lane Ellis
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    B2B Companies See Purpose As A Path to Success
    Some 82 percent of B2B executives see companies with purpose having more success than those without, with 86 percent saying that purpose is important to their business — two of the insights contained in a recently-released B2B brand purpose survey. MarketingCharts

    Content Consumption and Production Trends for B2B Marketers
    Creating brand awareness, educating audiences, and building credibility and trust are the three top B2B content marketing goals, according to a new report on content consumption and production trends. Blog posts, customer testimonials and reviews, and whitepapers were the most effective methods for moving prospects along the sales funnel, the report revealed. Chief Marketer

    Twitter starts testing its own version of Stories, called ‘Fleets,’ which disappear after 24 hours
    Twitter has begun testing its take on Story-format tweets, which it has dubbed “fleets” for the fleeting ephemeral element. If rolled out to the platform’s full user-base, fleets could provide new options for marketers. TechCrunch

    Gen Z relies on influencers for purchase decisions, Kantar says
    People in the Gen Z demographic place the most weight on influencers when it comes to making purchasing decisions, with 44 percent buying based on a social influencer’s recommendation — notably higher than the 26 percent of the general population, according to a recently-released consumer study. Mobile Marketer

    Reddit Launches Prominent New ‘Trending Takeover’ Ad Units
    Social news aggregator and discussion platform Reddit has rolled out its most visible advertising format to date, with “Trending Takeover” 24-hour campaigns that offer prime exposure, offering a new option for marketers, while some of the firm’s users predict a Redditor backlash. Social Media Today

    Gen Z’s Favorite Social-Media Platform? None Of The Above
    Despite using social media more than any other demographic, Gen Z is most at home not on traditional mainstream platforms but on gaming platforms. With 90 percent of the demographic being gamers, gaming platforms serve roles similar to those social media does for the general population, according to a newly-released Kantar study of interest to digital marketers. MediaPost

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    Apple now allows push notification advertising, updates dating app review guidelines and more
    Apple has made changes that allow app publishers to send push notification ads and promotional content to users who choose to opt-in, a move that has given marketers their first opportunity to utilize push-based ads to users of Apple’s iPhone and iPad devices, the firm recently announced. 9 to 5 Mac

    Majority of consumers want standards and tougher action against review fraud
    Most consumers say that they would like to see more done to combat fake reviews, including new industry standards to fight online review fraud, according to newly-released survey data which also shows that 82 percent won’t buy from a brand they’ve lost trust in. Marketing Land

    YouTube Analytics Now Lets Creators Compare Metrics Side-by-Side
    Google’s YouTube has unveiled a slew of new analytics features aimed at providing easier side-by-side metrics comparisons, including timelines that can show views alongside comments and other details, the search and video giant recently announced. Search Engine Journal

    ANA Finds Serious Problem: Marketing Students Just Wanna Have Fun
    New entrants into the advertising industry are less likely to lean towards the quantitative and analytical side of marketing and more likely to embrace its creative and fun areas, according to newly-released survey data from the Association of National Advertisers ANA Education Foundation (AEF). MediaPost


    2020 March 13 Marketoonist Comic

    A lighthearted look at managing uncertainty by Marketoonist Tom Fishburne — Marketoonist

    Twitch streamers make thousands by literally just sleeping — Ars Technica


    • Lee Odden — Building trust with influencers and buyers: Influencer marketing in 2020 with Lee Odden — Ai Addyson-Zhang
    • Lee Odden — Bra att veta om B2B influencer marketing 2020 (infograf) [In Swedish] — Pontus Staunstrup

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