How are you planning to adjust your marketing budget in 2015—and how does that measure up to what your competition is doing? According to recent data in MediaPost, the top three areas where marketers will increase spending in 2015 are:
Where are they cutting back? The three are where marketers will cut marketing budgets are:
Although marketers are spending more of their marketing budget on social media, they’re still struggling with how to measure and define success. Forty-three percent say they lack the in-house resources and skills to do social media marketing right, while 42 percent say they can’t measure ROI and 39 percent say they lack an effective social media strategy.
In terms of email marketing, businesses are boosting the marketing budget with an eye to using automation and data about customers to develop more relevant emails. Specifically, 42 percent will invest more of the marketing budget in triggered emails and 41 percent will spend more on lifecycle emails in 2015.
Breaking down lifecycle marketing plans further, here’s where marketers will put the marketing budget for lifecycle email marketing in 2015:
How can you capitalize on these marketing budget trends?
Maria Valdez Haubrich is Chief Liaison Officer of GrowBiz Media, a media company that helps entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.