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Doylestown, PA, United States, 2011/08/02 - Sagefrog Marketing Group conducted a B2B Marketing Mix Survey during the summer of 2011 so gain valuable insight on what tactics, strategies, etc marketing professionals are using - Sagefrog.com.
Sagefrog Marketing Group, a full service marketing, interactive and public relations agency, announces the results of their sixth annual Business-to-Business (B2B) Marketing Mix Survey that monitors and reports marketing mix plans, activities and performance.
Conducted during the summer of 2011, the report is comprised of feedback from over 125 marketing and management professionals. The data includes valuable insight into business-to-business marketing strategies, budget allocation, and trends.
With digital marketing on the rise, results showed that three of the top five marketing tactics being used relate to online marketing (website development, email marketing, and Social Media Marketing). Respondents also reported using marketing practices such as press releases, direct marketing, Search Engine Optimization, and seminars. Other survey questions examine a range of marketing topics, including most-used social media tactics, top areas of marketing spend, and top sources of sales leads.
"Marketers are reporting that our B2B Marketing Mix Survey is helping them to allocate their marketing resources wisely, optimize their marketing mix investments, and maximize business results", said Mark Schmukler, managing partner at Sagefrog Marketing Group.
Key results include:
• The areas of highest marketing spend involve digital marketing, including website development, direct marketing (email and direct mail), and online marketing
• While tradeshow and event marketing remains as a top source of sales leads, email marketing and online marketing are reported to have better Return-on-Investment
• The most utilized social media tactics are social networks (66%) such as LinkedIn and Facebook, blogs (34%), and video sharing sites (29%)
• About two-thirds of respondents (68%) reported that their 2011 marketing budget is 5% or less of their overall revenue
• Forty percent (40%) of respondents expect their marketing budget to increase in 2012.