B2B Marketing News: B2B Marketing & Sales Exec Brand Study, LinkedIn’s Marketing Diversity Insights, & Instagram’s New Link Options

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Buoyant B2B: Firms Stress Marketing As They Enhance Their Brands
59 percent of B2B marketing and sales executives say their businesses are active in social media, while 39 percent of employees say that they don’t understand their companies’ brands, according to newly-released survey data of interest to digital marketers. MediaPost

What Makes A Brand Best-in-Class on Social?
47 percent of U.S. consumers said that strong customer service made for best-in-class brand social media communication, followed audience engagement with 46 percent, transparency at 44 percent, and creating memorable content at 39 percent, according to recently-released social media survey data. MarketingCharts

Facebook is testing drastic changes to Instagram to make it more like TikTok
Facebook has begun testing changes including full-screen video and more immersive experiences for its Instagram platform, in a move aimed at bringing more entertaining and mobile-first video experiences that better compete with TikTok, the social media giant recently announced. CNBC

Experience Marketing Returning To Normal: 75% Of Brands Have Resumed Live, In-Person Events
Some 75 percent of brand marketers said that they have returned to live and in-personal experiential marketing, with 68 percent of consumers reporting participating in forms of in-person experiential marketing as of May, 2021 — up from just four percent a year earlier, according to newly-released global survey data. MediaPost

Norway Introduces New Law Forcing Disclosure on Retouched Photos Posted Online
Norway has introduced regulations requiring advertisers and influencers to clearly note any retouched online photos, a potential harbinger of similar more expansive future global laws that could affect B2B marketers and influencers. Social Media Today

Instagram tests letting anyone share a link in stories
Instagram has begun a new trial that brings expanded linking capabilities via sticker taps, which could lead to eventual easier link sharing for marketers on the platform, the Facebook-owned firm recently revealed. The Verge

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TikTok to roll out option to create longer videos of up to three minutes
Short-form video platform TikTok will expand the maximum length of footage shared on the popular app from 60 seconds to three minutes, creating new content opportunities for marketers, the firm recently announced, with the change expected to take place within the coming weeks. Reuters

Twitter considers letting you limit tweets to ‘trusted friends’
Twitter has tested a variety of new methods for limiting who can view content on the platform, including tweet audience categorization that could help marketers refine their messaging on Twitter for specific audiences, the firm recently revealed. The Verge

Media KPIs That Matter [ANA Study]
Efficiency is the most-used key performance indicator (KPI) in media, while outcome is seen as the most important — two of numerous findings of interest to digital marketers contained in newly-released Association of National Advertisers (ANA) survey data examining 39 top KPIs. ANA

LinkedIn Shares Insights Into Gender and Racial Diversity in the Marketing Field
60 percent of the marketing profession is comprised of women, with the top three growing marketing job titles among women being director of growth, account strategist, and creative strategist — several findings from expansive recently-released study data from LinkedIn (client) of interest to online marketers. Social Media Today

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE:

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A lighthearted look at the “The 7 Deadly Sins of Innovation” by Marketoonist Tom Fishburne — Marketoonist

Americans Eagerly Check To See If They Got Any Emails Today — The Onion

TOPRANK MARKETING & CLIENTS IN THE NEWS:

  • TopRank Marketing — 17 Best Examples of B2B Influencer Marketing Campaigns — Audiense
  • Lee Odden — 60 Best Marketing Quotes to Boost Your Business — Quoteistan

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