Customer Marketing Is A Key Priority for B2B Marketers This Year
A leading 62 percent of U.S. B2B marketers have said that they have optimized for growth using customer marketing, up-selling, and cross-selling, while 51 percent turned to team-building skills and new competencies, with customer marketing coming in as the second-highest investment target, behind only content creation and strategy, according to newly-published survey data. MarketingCharts

The 10 Strongest and Most Valuable Global B2B Brands
When it comes to global B2B brand strength, Deloitte, EY, Petronas, and PwC led the way, with the most valuable B2B brands being Microsoft and Amazon, while the top 100 B2B brands account for some $2 trillion in combined brand value, according to recently-released research data of interest to B2B marketers. MarketingProfs

Google Announces New Generative AI Ad Tools at Marketing Live Event
Search giant Google has shared information about its newest generation of AI-enhanced ad-creation tools, that can actively analyze website content and create related ad options, along with an array of new image editing features including AI background creation, Google recently announced. Social Media Today

Bing Search Is The Default Search Engine For ChatGPT
Microsoft has made its Bing search engine the go-to search experience within OpenAI’s ChatGPT AI chatbot, while also revealing plans to incorporate AI-powered assistance features into forthcoming Windows 11 updates, in the form of new Windows Copilot tools, Microsoft recently announced. Search Engine Roundtable

“ChatGPT and Bing Chat are going to have to develop third-party partnerships to scale to the size they need to get the data and insights they want to evolve the product.” — Jordan Koene of @PrevisibleSEO Click To Tweet

LinkedIn Integrates More Buyer Intent Signals into Sales Navigator Alerts
Microsoft-owned LinkedIn has added a robust new Account Hub section to the professional social media platform’s Sales Navigator tool, along with a variety of new product category intent data and buying intent filtering options, LinkedIn (client) recently announced. Social Media Today

Internet Advertising Revenue Report: Full Year 2022
Search advertising revenue climbed by 7.8 percent during 2022 despite search’s overall market share having declined, while mobile revenue increased by 14.1 percent year-over-year, with social media ad revenue growth having slowed — two of numerous statistics of interest to B2B marketers contained in newly-published annual Internet advertising revenue report data. IAB

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Meta Adds New Lead Generation Tools on Facebook
Meta-owned Facebook has rolled out a series of new features aimed at lead generation on the platform, with its Lead Ads offering a variety of interactive and auto-updating question tools, while Facebook business pages get new brand Instant Forms overlays and other changes, Meta recently announced. Social Media Today

Marketers under pressure to cut martech spend
While 75 percent of chief marketing officers have said that they faced marketing technology spending cut pressures, some 63 percent plan on greater spending despite those pressures, even as 71 percent of CMOs noted that their budgets were lacking when it comes to being able to successfully execute 2023 strategies, according to newly-published Gartner CMO spending survey data. MarTech

Which Digital Channels Do Marketers Around the World Feel Are Most Effective? [Study]
Social media, online and mobile video, and search were the top three digital advertising channels with the highest perceived effectiveness, according to recently-released Nielsen survey data of interest to B2B marketers. MarketingCharts

Cost Of Advertising Fell in Q1, While Website Visitors Rose, Study Says
During the first quarter of 2023 website visitors climbed by 13 percent year-over-year, accompanied by a 19 percent dip in conversions, while the cost of advertising on a cost-per-thousand (CPM) basis decreased by 33 percent during the same period, according to newly-published digital marketing report data. MediaPost


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A lighthearted look at “Media Context and Brand Suitability” by Marketoonist Tom Fishburne — Marketoonist

Minnesota enacts right-to-repair law that covers more devices than any other state — Ars Technica


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Lane R. Ellis (@lanerellis), TopRank Marketing Social Media and Content Marketing Manager, has over 39 years’ experience working with and writing about the Internet. Lane spent more than a decade as Lead Editor for prestigious conference firm Pubcon. When he’s not writing, Lane enjoys distance running (11 marathons including two ultras so far), genealogical research, cross-country skate skiing, vegetarian cooking, and spending time with his wonderful wife Julie Ahasay and their cats Kukla, Twister, and Arlo in beautiful Duluth, Minnesota.

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