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Looking for more data on how B2B companies are using content marketing? A new report from Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs was recently released. The report entitled, B2B Content Marketing: 2013 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends-North America, was based on a survey sent to a sample of B2B marketers at North American companies in August 2012, and summarizes the answers from 1,416 respondents.
From our vantage point, the key takeaways are as follows:
Looking for more data on how other B2B marketers are using content marketing? Holger Schulze recently conducted a survey on 2012 B2B Content Marketing Trends. The survey was presented to the 30,000+ member B2B Marketing Technology community on LinkedIn and received 740 responses in less than three weeks. The survey provides insight on:
- What's working and what's not
- Who's creating content and what are they creating
- How content marketing results are measured
The trends gleaned from this report align with other recent data. The use of content marketing is growing in terms of types, volume, and tactics, and infographics are the fastest growing type of content. The top three goals of content marketing efforts are generating leads, educating visitors, and building brand awareness. The respondents are calculating the return on their efforts by measuring web traffic, views, downloads, lead quantity and lead quality.