In 2013 Vireo Research conducted a survey in partnership with Digital Giants, among 340 Canadian professionals, from both B2B and B2C companies.
The Great (Dis)connect: A Digital “State of the Nation” for Canadian Companies
Canada is one of the most socially connected nations in the world. Then you would assume that Canadian companies are all over social media and seizing every opportunity to engage with B2B and B2C consumers.
Here at Digital Giants, we’re an inquisitive bunch and we wanted some hard data to prove this assumption. So we teamed up with Vireo Research and did a survey of 340 Canadian senior-level marketing professionals to test the “state of the digital nation” in Canada. It turns out our assumptions were wrong. Canadian companies are not keeping up with socially connected consumers, and this reality is putting them at risk of losing business to their competitors.
Here’s a little snapshot of the survey results:
Only 36% of Canadian companies have embraced social media
Only 20% have a digital marketing strategy
86% admitted to at least one internal barrier to digital marketing