B2B Content Marketing: 2013 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America

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B2B marketers are spending more, using more tactics, and distributing their content on more social networks than they have in years past, according to the latest findings of a study from MarketingProfs and the Content Marketing Institute.

There is also more uncertainty, however, the study found: B2B marketers are more uncertain whether they are using various content marketing tactics effectively.

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  • B2B Content Marketing:2013 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends–North America SponSored by
  • Overview: The State of B2B Content Marketing IN NORTH AMERICAMore. If one word could describe content marketing at the end of 2012, that would be it. According to the latest findingsfrom the Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs, B2B marketers are spending more, using more tactics, anddistributing their content on more social networks than they have in years past. Unfortunately, there is also more uncertainty.B2B marketers are more uncertain whether they are using various content marketing tactics effectively. On average, B2B marketers are spending 33% of their marketing budgets on content marketing, which is up from 26% last year. 54% plan on increasing content marketing spending next year. All content tactics are being used more frequently, with research reports, videos, and mobile content seeing the largest increases. On average, B2B marketers are using 5 social distribution channels, the most popular being LinkedIn (Twitter was the most popular the previous 2 years).This year, B2B marketers are most challenged with producing enough content, which is different from years past, when the topchallenge was producing engaging content.We applaud you for doing more and trying new tactics, although we must say we are pretty sure that throwing more contentat customers is not the answer. But it’s all part of the progress we are making as we evolve from marketing departments intowhat are starting to look like B2B publishing departments.On with the content marketing revolution... Joe Pulizzi Ann Handley Founder & Executive Director Chief Content Officer Content Marketing Institute MarketingProfs SponSored by 2
  • 91% of B2B marketers use content marketing. Percentage of B2B Respondents Using Content Marketing 9% do not use content marketing 91% use content marketing 2013 B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks–North America: CMI/MarketingProfs SponSored by 3
  • B2B marketers use an average of 12 contentmarketing tactics. Average Number of Tactics B2B Marketers Use  In general, the larger the company, 20+ Tactics 11% the more tactics used. Companies with 10,000 or more employees use 16-19 Tactics 14% an average of 18 tactics, while the 13-15 Tactics 19% smallest companies use an average 10-12 Tactics 20% of 11. 5-9 Tactics 28% 1-4 Tactics 7% Average: 120 10 20 30 40 2013 B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks–North America: CMI/MarketingProfs SponSored by 4
  • 100 B2B Content Marketing Usage 87% (by Tactic) 83%80 78% 77%  Social media is now the most popular 71% 70% 70% 69% content marketing tactic, knocking articles out of the number one spot. 61%60 59%  The use of all tactics has risen across the board, with one exception: Print 44% magazine use has stayed the same at 31%. 40% % %40 38 38 33% 32% 31% % 26% 29 28% Social Media – Other than Blogs 27% 26% 25% Licensed/Syndicated Content Articles on Other Websites 24% 11% Articles on Your Website Branded Content Tools20 20% Games/Gamification Webinars/Webcasts Virtual Conferences Research Reports Digital Magazines Print Newsletters In-person Events Print Magazines Mobile Content Annual Reports White Papers eNewsletters Case Studies Infographics Mobile Apps Microsites Podcasts eBooks Videos Books Blogs 0 2013 B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks–North America: CMI/MarketingProfs SponSored by 5
  • The use of certain B2B content marketing tacticshas risen greatly. The biggest jumps in tactics have been in the use of:  Research Reports  Videos  Mobile Content  Virtual Conferences 2013 B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks–North America: CMI/MarketingProfs SponSored by 6
  • CONTENT MARKETING TACTIC EFFECTIVENESS Confidence Gap Effectiveness Ratings of Tactics Among B2B Users Believe It’s Effective Believe It’s Less Effective 67% In-person Events 33%  B2B marketers continue to rate in-person 64% Case Studies 36% events as the most effective tactic they use. 61% Webinars/Webcasts 39%  Case studies have inched slightly past 59% Blogs 41% webinars/webcasts in terms of effectiveness, 58% Videos 42% while blogs have inched slightly past 58% eNewsletters 42% videos. 57% Research Reports 43%  Social media just missed the list of top 57% White Papers 43% tactics in terms of effectiveness, with 49% 55% eBooks 45% rating it “effective” or “very effective.” 53% Articles on Your Website 47% 50% Articles on Other Websites 50% 50% Microsites 50% 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 2013 B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks–North America: CMI/MarketingProfs SponSored by 7
  • More B2B marketers are using social media todistribute content. Percentage of B2B Marketers Using Social Media to Distribute Content 87% 74% 2012 2011 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2013 B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks–North America: CMI/MarketingProfs SponSored by 8
  • B2B LinkedIn 83% 71% Twitter 80% 74%  B2B marketers use an average of 5 social Facebook 80% media sites to distribute content. 70% YouTube 61% 56%  LinkedIn has bumped Twitter out of Google+ 39% 13% the top spot as the site B2B marketers use N/A Pinterest 26% most to distribute content. 23% SlideShare 20%  Pinterest is being used by more than 12% Vimeo N/A 25% of B2B marketers. 10% Flickr 10% 10% StumbleUpon N/A 8% Foursquare N/A 7% Instagram N/A 7% Tumblr N/A 2012 2011 6% Quora N/A 0 20 40 60 80 100 2013 B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks–North America: CMI/MarketingProfs SponSored by9
  • More B2B marketers are using content marketingto achieve organizational goals. Organizational Goals for B2B Content Marketing Brand Awareness 79%  rand awareness, customer acquisition, B and lead generation remain the top Customer Acquisition 74% B2B content marketing goals. Lead Generation 71% Customer Retention/Loyalty 64%  Compared with last year, more B2B marketers Thought Leadership 64% are using content marketing to achieve all of these goals, with one exception: Slightly fewer Engagement 63% are using content marketing to generate sales. Website Traffic 60% Lead Management/Nurturing 45% Sales 43% 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 2013 B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks–North America: CMI/MarketingProfs SponSored by 10
  • B2B marketers still use web traffic and sales lead quality mostoften to measure the effectiveness of content marketing. Measurement Criteria for B2B Content Marketing Success Web Traffic 60% Sales Lead Quality 51% Social Media Sharing 45%  In this the first year respondents could select Sales Lead Quantity 43% social media sharing as a measurement tool, Direct Sales 41% 45% said they use it to measure effectiveness Qualitative Feedback from Customers 41% of B2B content marketing. SEO Ranking 41% Time Spent on Website 39%  The objectives of increased customer loyalty, Inbound Links 35% benchmark lift, cross-selling, and cost savings Benchmark Lift of Company Awareness 26% all decreased year-over-year. Increased Customer Loyalty 24% Benchmark Lift of Product/Service Awareness 22% Cross-selling13% Cost Savings 5% 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 2013 B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks–North America: CMI/MarketingProfs SponSored by 11
  • More than half of B2B marketers plan to increase theircontent marketing budget over the next 12 months. B2B Content Marketing Spending (Over Next 12 Months) Unsure Significantly 10% Increase Decrease 9% 2%  54% of B2B marketers say they will increase their content marketing spending. Remain the Increase Same 45% 34% 2013 B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks–North America: CMI/MarketingProfs SponSored by 12
  • 33% of B2B marketing budgets are now allocatedto content marketing. Total Marketing Budget Spent on B2B Content Marketing Micro (Fewer Than 10 Employees) 42% 34%  The average amount of marketing budget Small (10-99 Employees) 31% spent on B2B content marketing is 33%, 26% up from 26% in 2011. Midsize (100-999 Employees) 22% 23%  Most companies are spending more on Large (1000+ Employees) 24% B2B content marketing, with the exception 20% of midsize companies, which are spending 2012 slightly less. Overall 33% 2011 26% 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 2013 B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks–North America: CMI/MarketingProfs SponSored by 13
  • More companies are creating B2B marketingcontent in-house. Insourcing vs. Outsourcing of B2B Content Creation In-House Only 56%  B2B marketers still use a combination of 38% insourcing and outsourcing to create content, Outsourced Only 1% but they are outsourcing it less frequently. 4% Both 43%  The number of B2B marketers creating 58% content in-house has risen by 18 percentage 2012 points. 2011 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 2013 B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks–North America: CMI/MarketingProfs SponSored by 14
  • On average, 44% of companies outsourceB2B content creation. Percentage of Companies that Outsource B2B Content Creation Micro (Fewer Than 10 Employees) 33% 53%  The larger the company, the more likely Small (10-99 Employees) 42% it is to outsource content creation; 60% Midsize (100-999 Employees) 53% nevertheless, even among larger 62% companies, fewer are outsourcing. Large (1000+ Employees) 65% 74% Average 44% 58%0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 2013 B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks–North America: CMI/MarketingProfs 2012 2011 SponSored by 15
  • Nearly all B2B marketers segment their content.How B2B Organizations Tailor Content Profile of Individual Decision Makers 59% 57% Company Characteristics 52% 51%  91% of B2B content marketers Stage in the Buying Cycle 42% tailor their content in at least one 39% way, compared with 88% last year. Personalized Content Preferences 23% N/A None 8% 2012 12% 2011 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 2013 B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks–North America: CMI/MarketingProfs SponSored by 16
  • Producing enough content is now the #1 challengefaced by B2B content marketers. Challenges that B2B Content Marketers Face Producing Enough Content 64% Producing the Kind of Content that Engages 52% Producing a Variety of Content 45%  4% of B2B content marketers say 6 Lack of Budget 39% they are challenged with producing Inability to Measure Content Effectiveness 33% enough content. Lack of Knowledge, Training, and Resources 26% Lack of Integration Across Marketing 25% Lack of Buy-in/Vision 22% Finding Trained Content Marketing Professionals 14% 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 2013 B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks–North America: CMI/MarketingProfs SponSored by 17
  • Biggest B2B Content Marketing Challenge Producing Enough Content 29% 20%  Producing enough content has surpassed Producing the Kind of Content that Engages18% producing the kind of content that engages 41% Lack of Budget 14% as the top challenge faced. 18% Lack of Buy-in/Vision 7%  Producing content that engages is still a 12% challenge; however, the number of Lack of Knowledge, Training, and Resources 6% marketers who said it was their biggest N/A challenge decreased by 23 percentage points. Producing a Variety of Content 5% 7%  More higher-ups are buying into content Inability to Measure Content Effectiveness 5% N/A marketing, and lack of budget is not as much Lack of Integration Across Marketing 4% of a challenge as it was last year. N/A Finding Trained Content Marketing Professionals 2% N/A 2012 20110 10 20 30 40 50 602013 B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks–North America: CMI/MarketingProfs SponSored by 18
  • Just 36% of B2B marketers believe they are effectiveat content marketing. How B2B Marketers Rate the Effectiveness of Their Organization’s Use of Content Marketing 5 Very Effective 6%  ast year, 40% of B2B marketers L 4 30% identified their content marketing as “Effective” or “Very Effective” 3 45% (defined as an answer of 4 or 5 on a scale of 1 to 5). 2 15% 1 Not At All Effective 2% 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 2013 B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks–North America: CMI/MarketingProfs SponSored by 19
  • Profile of a best-in-class B2B content marketer. Comparison of Most Effective B2B Content Marketers with Least Effective B2B Content Marketers Most Effective Overall/Average Least Effective Percentage of marketing budget allocated to content marketing 46% 33% 16% Average number of tactics used 14 12 8 Average number of social platforms used 6 5 3 Percentage that plans to increase content marketing spend next year 54% 54% 53% Tailor content to profile of decision maker 71% 59% 41% Challenged with producing engaging content 39% 52% 70% Challenged with lack of buy-in/vision from higher-ups 12% 22% 14% 2013 B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks–North America: CMI/MarketingProfs SponSored by 20
  • Profile of a best-in-class B2B content marketer. The most effective B2B content marketers:  Spend a higher percentage of their marketing budget on content marketing (note, however, that slightly over half of B2B marketers across all groups plan to increase content marketing spend next year)  Use more tactics and distribute content on more social networks  Tailor content to specific profiles/personas much more frequently  Are far less challenged in terms of producing engaging content  Are less challenged by lack of buy-in/vision from higher-ups SponSored by 21
  • B2B Content Marketing: 2013 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends–North America was produced by Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs and sponsored by Brightcove. The survey was mailed electronically to a sample of B2B marketers from among members and subscribers of MarketingProfs and Content Marketing Institute. A total of 1,416 responded from North American companies in August 2012, representing a full range of industries, functional areas, and company sizes. B2B Industry Classification Size of B2B Company B2B Job Title/Function (by Employees) Large (1000+ Employees) Other Advertising/ Midsize 5% Corporate Management/OwnerBanking/Accounting/ 22% Marketing 25% (100-999 31% Financial Employees) Micro 3% 17% (Fewer than 10 Employees) Advertising/Marketing Content Creation/Management Communications/PR Healthcare/Medical/ Consulting 39% 37% 7% Pharmaceutical 4% 12% Small Software (10-99 Employees) Business 12% 28% Consultant Marketing Services (Other) Other 6% Administration/ 5% Manufacturing 3% Support 6% 6% Publishing/ Website/Technology Media Sales/Business Internet/Online Programmer Management 5% Services 1% General 6% Sales Management 5% Administration/ 5% Support 1% SponSored by 22
  • About Content Marketing Institute:Content Marketing Institute (CMI) is the leading global content marketing education and training organization.CMI teaches enterprise brands how to attract and retain customers through compelling, multi-channelstorytelling. CMI’s Content Marketing World event is the largest content marketing-focused event. CMIalso produces the quarterly magazine Chief Content Officer, and provides strategic consulting and contentmarketing research for some of the best-known brands in the world. Get more content marketing resources atContentMarketingInstitute.com. CMI is a division of Z Squared Media, a 2012 Inc. 500 company.About MarketingProfs:MarketingProfs is a professional development resource that offers actionable know-how designed to makeyou a smarter marketer. More than 423,000 MarketingProfs subscribers rely on us to stay up-to-date on themost important trends in marketing—from social media and content marketing to lead generation and emailmarketing. MarketingProfs delivers enhanced professional development training via online seminars andshort webcasts, in-depth how-to reports, research, interactive planning tools, online courses, and in-personevents. Subscribe to our actionable daily newsletter at MarketingProfs.com.About Brightcove:Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOV), a leading global provider of cloud content services, offers a family ofproducts used to publish and distribute the world’s professional digital media. The company’s productsinclude Video Cloud, the market-leading online video platform, App Cloud, a pioneering content app platform,and Zencoder, a leading cloud-based media processing service and HTML5 video player technology provider.Brightcove has more than 4,650 customers in over 50 countries that rely on Brightcove cloud content servicesto build and operate media experiences across PCs, smartphones, tablets, and connected TVs. For moreinformation, visit http://www.brightcove.com. SponSored by 23