Online Marketing News: State of Digital Marketing, New Geostickers & Top B2B Channels

SEJ Annual Report: State of Digital Marketing 2017
Search Engine Journal conducted their annual study and found some fascinating statistics. For example, 42% of respondents allocate almost all of their digital budget to PPC and display advertising, and 62% of marketers surveyed listed Facebook as their preferred social platform. Search Engine Journal

New Geostickers in Instagram Stories for New York City and Jakarta
If you are using Instagram in New York or Jakarta, you may have noticed a new feature – Geostickers. When you take a photo, you can click on the sticker icon and the Geostickers will appear. This is coming from a long line of changes Instagram is making that look — probably non-coincidentally — a lot like Snapchat. Instagram

The Top Digital Channels for Generating B2B Leads
New research from DemandWave showed that 95% of B2B marketers are using social media, 93% are using email and 91% are using organic. Interestingly, 73% said email was their top driver of leads, followed by 70% who said organic and 55% that said social media. MarketingProfs

Facebook Is Giving All Advertisers Cross-Platform Stats in Its Latest Push for Transparency
Facebook’s measurement department, comprised of some of the old Atlas team, has created a measurement dashboard that allows marketers to see cross-network stats to help them analyze their Facebook and Instagram campaigns, along with ads that run on Facebook’s publisher partner sites. AdWeek

Prove Your Impact: The 2017 Digital Marketing Analytics Performance Report
A new study from TrackMaven shows insights into social network engagement and audiences, top-of-funnel blog content, PR performance, and overall website health by industry. TrackMaven

Google rolls out free Data Studio globally, improves filters & other features
Marketing Land reports: Google has now rolled out the free version of its reporting tool, Data Studio, globally and made several improvements to the tool, including filters and analytics segments.” Marketing Land

Twitter Hears Advertisers: ‘We Want to Buy Like We Do on TV’
According to Advertising Age, “Twitter is now offering some advertisers guarantees on video ads, a step of maturation for the company that makes its ad product similar to a TV-style buy.” Pre-roll ads will be counted according to Media Ratings Council standards, and Integral Ad Science and third parties like it are confirming the results. Ad Age

A new Google tool actually lets you search videos for specific objects
Google released their new Cloud Video Intelligence tool that allows users to search one or more videos using keywords and get a list of results that detail where in the video you can find objects relevant to your search. Mashable

What were your top news stories of this week?

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