B2B Marketing News: CMO Priorities Study, Global State of Media Report, Google Updates Ad Insights, & U.S. Ad Spending Surges

2021 April 23 Linqia Chart

2021 April 23 Linqia Chart

Twitter Launches Initial Test of ‘Professional Profiles’ for Brands and Creators
Twitter has begun testing new brand and creator professional profiles, which include information about a business, verification badges, and which may feature galleries and other elements, the social media platform recently announced. Social Media Today

These Are Marketers’ Top Organizational Priorities Right Now
45 percent of CMO Council members expect to upgrade or recruit for go-to-market execution and operations, while 38 percent say they’ll do so for content and demand-gen, followed by some 33 percent who plan to upgrade digital interactive marketing efforts — the top three spots in recently-released CMO organizational priority survey data of interest to digital marketers. MarketingCharts

Google Ads Insights Page Available To All
Google has launched a global rollout of the latest incarnation of its popular Google Ads platform, including an array of updated Insights features for finding current and emerging trends tailored to each business’ profile, the search giant recently announced. Search Engine Roundtable

In First Year-Over-Year Pandemic Comp, U.S. Ad Spending Surges 22% In March
Digital ad spending in the U.S. climbed by 27 percent in March compared to the same month in 2020, with overall ad spend rising by 22 percent year-over-year, according to newly-released Standard Media Index data. MediaPost

YouTube Provides New Overview of How its Video Recommendation Systems Work
Google’s YouTube has rolled out its latest guide for brands and creators, including new information on certain aspects of its video recommendation system such as quality watch time and other engagement signals, the video platform recently announced. Social Media Today

Instagram’s new test lets you choose if you want to hide ‘Likes,’ Facebook test to follow
Instagram has begun testing the ability to switch like counts on and off, along with an option for users to hide like counts on their own posts, the Facebook-owned social media platform announced, in a change that could impact how marketers measure content performance. TechCrunch

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Facebook Adds Scheduling for Stories, New Ad and Business Discovery Options
Facebook has given its Business Suite users new Instagram and Facebook Story scheduling options, including the ability to save drafts, along with other updated features for business users, the firm recently announced. Social Media Today

Is Your Team Solving Problems, or Just Identifying Them?
There is a bigger difference between spotting problems and solving them than many may typically believe, and the Harvard Business Review explores how making creative collaborations can work to better solve problems together, and other issues of interest to online marketers. Harvard Business Review

New Report Looks at the Most Effective Influencer Marketing Approaches, and Key Platforms of Focus
71 percent of enterprise marketers said their influencer marketing budgets will grow over 2020 levels, while 36 percent saw their influencer content outperform brand-created content — two of several findings of interest to digital marketers in newly-released survey data. Social Media Today

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE:

2021 April 23 Marketoonist Comic

A lighthearted look at “customer experience friction” by Marketoonist Tom Fishburne — Marketoonist

NFTs and AI Are Unsettling the Very Concept of History — Wired

TOPRANK MARKETING & CLIENTS IN THE NEWS:

  • Susan Misukanis — 192: Make content the cornerstone of your strategy, with TopRank Marketing — Let’s Talk Supply Chain
  • TopRank Marketing — 7 Engagement Boosting Interactive Content Marketing Examples — Peek & Poke

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