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Around the World in 50 Captivating Digital Marketing Statistics

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Hot air balloons floating over the Sydney Opera House. Sit back and join us for a journey through 50 recent digital marketing statistics that combine to tell a captivating tale of change, innovation, and generational preferences in an industry that changes faster than Jules Verne’s Phileas Fogg could ever have envisioned in “Around The World in 80 Days.” via GIPHY Statistics exploring each of the B2B, influencer, content, and social media flavors of marketing combine to tell a captivating and unique story of how digital marketing has evolved over the past year, and offer us a great opportunity to better understand which trends the numbers are pointing to for the future. We’ve arranged this numerical journey of various insightful digital marketing statistics to build up from those with the smallest percentage to the highest, and we hope you’ll gain a generous helping of new ideas through this lighthearted statistical look at where marketing is, and where it’s heading. Why should digital marketers care about these statistics? We’ve combed through a vast number of reports, studies, surveys, polls, and other types of data, and these are 50 of the most inspiring statistics that are both from high-caliber sources — including the Pew Research Center, Nielsen, NPR, Edison Research and Umass Dartmouth — and which give insight into where digital marketing is today and where it’s heading in the future.

Bring On The 50 Digital Marketing Stats

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Brian Solis is a leader in the world influencer marketing, and our CEO Lee Odden has an extensive and fascinating new video interview about Brian’s latest book and marketing in general, which you can watch here to learn more: “Brian Solis on Lifescale – How to Live a More Creative, Productive and Happy Life Plus Improve Your Marketing.” Brian Solis Lifescale We’ve also explored the value of influencer marketing in the B2B world in recent pieces such as “Why Always-On Is Always Better for Driving B2B Influencer Marketing Success,” “5 Examples of B2B Influencer Marketing to Inspire You in 2019,” and “The Next Level of Influence: 30 Essential Influencer Marketing Statistics,” each a helpful look at how you can join the four percent if you’re not already a member of this elite but growing segment. We also recently had the honor of being named by Forrester as the only B2B marketing agency offering influencer marketing as a top capability on its latest “B2B Marketing Agencies, North America, Q1 2019” report.”

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At the other end of the scale, the following chart from the report shows that email and educational content are the most-used methods content marketers use to nurture audiences. CMI MarketingProfs Trends

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  • 14% of U.S. consumers are confident that the social media industry keeps their data secure. (Source: SAS Data Privacy Survey)

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With their rising implementation, we even placed chatbots in the number three spot on our list of “6 Top Digital Marketing Trends for 2019,” along with other artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies. Microsoft’s Purna Virji has been involved in improving both chatbots and voice search, and during the last Pubcon Las Vegas conference I covered her fascinating presentation in “How to Optimize Customer Experience with AI – Top Tips from Microsoft’s Purna Virji.”

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Such recommendations from friends were also shown to be the second most effective way that consumers find out about a new brand or product before buying, as shown in the following Animoto chart. 2018 November 16 News Animoto Chart Image

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B2B brands stand to benefit from collaborating with influencers, and we recently worked with B2B experts Whitney Magnuson of IBM, Rani Mani of Adobe, Luciana Moran of Dun & Bradstreet, Martin Jones of Cox Communications, and Konstanze Alex, PhD of Dell, to share some of their advice on running successful ongoing influencer marketing programs, in “How Can B2B Brands Benefit from Collaborating with Influencers? Let’s Get the Scoop from the Experts.” [bctt tweet=”Working with B2B influencers allows our brand to have a constant pulse check with purchase decision-makers. @konstanze @dell” username=”toprank”]

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  • 24% of the U.S. population will listen to at least one podcast monthly by 2022. (Source: eMarketer, August 2018)

This statistic helps make clear that if your brand is looking to reach new audiences, there’s never been a better time to add podcast creation to your content marketing toolkit. The New York Times has just published a piece looking an new survey results showing the biggest increase in podcast listeners yet, with one in three in the U.S. tuning in to at least one podcast every month, as shown below. Edison Infinite Dial Study Our own Joshua Nite digs into why B2B content marketers should care about podcasts, with the details you need to know to get started, in “B2B Podcasting: What, Why and How.” [bctt tweet=”“Your target audience is likely spending a significant amount of time listening to podcasts already. And those who already listen to at least one podcast are likely to be on the lookout for more.” — Joshua Nite @NiteWrites” username=”toprank”]

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Knowing how to best make use of those words that will be read is key to content marketing success, and BuzzSumo and Backlinko recently studied the performance of key elements in blog posts, pulling statistics from 912 million posts, as shown below. 2019 February 22 Backlinko Report Chart

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  • 38% of U.S. adults expect brands to reply within an hour on social media. (Source: Clutch 2018 Survey)

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Audience research trends were recently the subject of a survey from the Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs, with some of the results shown below. 2019 February 15 CMI Report Chart

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The use of the popular “stories” format has grown on Instagram, and stories have made their way to most other major social media platforms. With this move comes an increased need for guidance in making most of the format, especially among B2B marketers. How 200 leading global brands are utilizing the stories format was the subject of a Buffer study, with the format’s growth on various social media platforms shown in the following chart. 2018 November 16 News Buffer Chart Image We’ve explored this in “What You Need to Know About Instagram Stories for B2B Marketing” by our own Nick Nelson, who also looked into how best to use Facebook Stories, with his helpful “The Future of Connection on Facebook: How Stories May Change the Marketing Game.” [bctt tweet=”Much like #FacebookStories, #InstagramStories offer a nascent playground for #B2BMarketing. If you’re looking to experiment with new channels as you peer ahead to 2019, these both stand out as great opportunities. – @NickNelsonMN” username=”toprank”]

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Statistics consistently show video’s increasing effectiveness in social media marketing, whether it’s live video on Twitter, or video’s growth on LinkedIn, as we explored during the last Content Marketing World conference in “Allen Gannett Shares His Secrets to Racking Up Millions of LinkedIn Video Views #CMWorld.” Live video has now also made its way to LinkedIn (client), with the launch of LinkedIn Live to build on the success of its standard video offerings, which were already the fastest-growing format on the platform. Video has the power to deliver compelling messages, as shown in the following image from Digital Vidya. 2019 January 18 Digital Vidya Chart Image

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  • 53% of marketers who haven’t already implemented artificial intelligence in some fashion plan to do so in the next 12 months. (Source: Provoke Insights Study 2018)

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This statistic points out the importance of knowing where your particular audience is most likely to spend time, so that you have the best chance of reaching them. It’s worth comparing the social media channels your business uses to make sure they align with where your audience will be. Buffer recently released its 2019 State of Social report, offering an in-depth look at what digital marketers are focusing on and an examination of trends and how the industry is changing, with data such as the chart below. 2019 January 25 Buffer Chart

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Artificial-intelligence-powered chatbots have seen a rise is use, with 85% of customer service interactions expected to use the technology by 2020 (Gartner). MarketingProfs and Headway Capital took a look at implementing chatbots for Facebook Messenger, as partially shown below. 2018 December 14 Headway Capital Image

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  • 70% of B2B marketers say their number one digital marketing objective is generating more or higher-quality leads. (Source: DemandWave Survey)

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  • 75% of millennials and GenZers expect “seamless handoffs between departments and channels, and contextualized engagement based on earlier interactions.” (Source: Salesforce Trends in Customer Trust 2018)

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Even among firms on the Inc. 500, social media has remained a major factor over the past several years. A recent study by the Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth took a close look at how these top firms utilize social media, as shown below. 2019 February 8 Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Chart Study data of smaller firms has also shown the importance of social media marketing, such as the infographic from ZipSprout that MarketingProfs examined recently, as partially shown below. 2018 December 21 ZipChart Image

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The prominence of both standard and live video has continued to expand, with some five billion videos viewed daily on YouTube alone, and a recent report and infographic from Renderforest digs into some of the numbers behind the growth, as shown below. 2019 February 1 Renderforest Chart

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Now here’s a statistic that hits home for us, as we have recently been working hard to extoll the merits of bringing the creativity and energy often associated with B2C into the world of B2B. In fact, we dedicated an entire guide to just this subject, with our “Break Free of Boring B2B Guide,” featuring more than a dozen top B2B Marketing Exchange speakers from firms including Google, 3M, Demandbase, Fuze, and others. Check out the guide below, or click here to view the full-screen  Break Free from Boring B2B experience.



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  • 95% of B2B buyers view content as trustworthy while evaluating a company and its offerings. (Source: iScribblers 2018)

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A Sum Greater Than The Parts — Digital Stats Wisdom

via GIPHY I encourage you to use these digital marketing statistics to create meaningful experiences that inspire, and to help guide and shape your campaigns, as industry knowledge backed by quality research can infuse your work in any area of marketing with both new energy and possibilities. You can also keep up with new statistics and research by following the TopRank Marketing blog, which recently celebrated its 15th year of covering digital marketing, or come see us in person at an upcoming conference. Our CEO Leo Odden will be presenting this week at inOrbit 2019 on March 14 – 15 in Slovenia, followed by Clever Content Conference 2019 on April 9 – 10 in Denmark, and at Content Marketing Conference in Boston on April 16 – 19, each a great opportunity to learn how to best put those statistics to use.

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Our 2019 List: The Top 50 Social Media Marketing Influencers

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2019 TopRank Marketing Social Media Marketing Influencers

It's that time of year, marketers. Once again, we're absolutely thrilled to present our annual list of 50 influential leaders who are engaging on social networks around the topic of social media marketing.

The goal of this annual list? To showcase the top 50 influential voices in the marketing industry we can all learn from and follow.

List Methodology:

Influencer Relationship Management (IRM) Platform Assisted: Ranking of the people in this list leverages data and algorithms from Traackr, which is an influencer relationship marketing platform. Unlike the vast majority of lists like this that are published online, this list considers many more data sources than just Twitter. To provide a better sample across the web, Traackr rankings can include citations and links from data sources such as blogs, publications, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Ranking data sources and scoring: For the ranking, this list leverages a combination of data points including:

  • Relevance: A score that indicates how influential a person is to a specific topic based on the keywords you provide. Signals for relevance include keyword mentions, keyword diversity, content production rate, freshness of content and other contextual measures. In this case, it was "social media marketing" as well as 10-plus derivative phrases.
  • Resonance: A score of how impactful the influencer is with their audience. Resonance measures engagement activity that occurs as a result of publishing (mostly social) content.
  • Reach: A score derived by the reach algorithm that takes into account followers, fans, subscribers, visitors and other audience metrics. Remember, this is more than just Twitter.
  • Audience: Unsurprisingly, this refers to overall social audience size.

Each of these signal sources are factored into the algorithmic ranking for identified influencers with a focus on topical relevance, resonance of message with the audience and then audience reach. The result is a combination of broad-based influencers as well as individuals with a very specific focus and very high resonance and relevance scores. You'll see new faces as well as as a variety of disciplines and specialties represented.

Many thanks to all who continue to actively share their knowledge about social media marketing through year-round engagement and by providing help to others with insight and expertise in our vast social realm. We hope this list will serve as a handy jumping off point to start your ongoing journey of learning from these leading social media marketing industry influencers.

You'll likely see both many familiar faces and a wonderful variety of new social media influencers. We plan to learn new lessons from these 50 social media marketing influencers and hope you'll do the same throughout the year.

2019 — 50 Social Media Marketing Influencers

Kim Garst @kimgarst
CEO, KG Enterprises

Donna Moritz @sociallysorted
Visual Content Strategist, Socially Sorted

Ian Anderson Gray @iagdotme
Founder, Seriously Social

Neal Schaffer @NealSchaffer
CEO, NealSchaffer.com

Madalyn Sklar @madalynsklar
Social Media Speaker & Consultant, MadalynSklar.com

Dan Gingiss @dgingiss
CEO, Winning Customer Experience, LLC

Brian Fanzo @isocialfanz
Founder and CEO, iSocialFanz

Mari Smith @MariSmith
Social Media Speaker & Consultant, MariSmith.com

Rebekah Radice @rebekahradice
CEO, RadiantLA

Jasmine Star @jasminestar
CEO, JasmineStar.com

Carlos Gil @CarlosGil83
CEO, Gil Media Co.

Tamara McCleary @tamaramccleary
CEO, Thulium.co

Dustin W. Stout @dustinwstout
Co-Founder, Warfare Plugins

Peggy Fitzpatrick @PegFitzpatrick
Marketing & Social Media Manager, Kreussler Inc.

Michael A. Stelzner @mike_stelzner
CEO & Founder, Social Media Examiner & Social Media Marketing World

Lee Odden @LeeOdden
CEO, TopRank Marketing

Christopher Penn @cspenn
Co-Founder and Chief Innovator, Trust Insights

Owen Hemsath @owenvideo
Video Producer, The Videospot

Bernie Borges @bernieborges
Co-Founder & CMO, Vengreso

Samantha Kelly @tweetinggoddess
Owner, Tweetinggoddess

Heidi Cohen @heidicohen
Chief Content Officer, Actionable Marketing Guide

Brooke B. Sellas @brookesellas
Founder & CEO, B Squared Media

Gini Dietrich @ginidietrich
CEO, Arment Dietrich, Inc.

Roberto Blake @robertoblake
Owner & Creative Director, Create Awesome Media

Chris Strub @chrisstrub
CEO, I Am Here LLC

Mark Schaefer @markwschaefer
Executive Director, Schaefer Marketing Solutions LLC

Jay Baer @jaybaer
Founder, Convince & Convert

Nicky Kriel @nickykriel
Social Media Consultant & Strategist, Nicky Kriel Social Media

Park Howell @parkhowell
Business Story Strategist & Keynote Speaker, Business of Story

Amanda Webb @spiderworking
Social Media Trainer & Strategist, Spiderworking

Andrew Pickering @andrewandpete
Co-Founder, Andrew and Pete

Viveka Von Rosen @linkedinexpert
Co-Founder & Chief Visibility Officer, Vengreso

Sean Cannell @seancannell
Founder, Think Media

Amy Porterfield @amyporterfield
Online Marketing Expert & Trainer, Amy Porterfield, Inc.

Steve Dotto @dottotech
President, Dotto Tech

Guy Kawasaki @GuyKawasaki
Chief Evangelist, Canva

Sue Beth Zimmerman @suebzimmerman
Keynote and Breakout Speaker, Sue B. Zimmerman Enterprise

Ann Handley @annhandley
Chief Content Officer, MarketingProfs

Sunny Lenarduzzi @sunnylenarduzzi
Social Media Strategist & Consultant, SunnyLenarduzzi.com

Laura Rubinstein @CoachLaura
CEO & Social Media Strategist, Transform Today

Josh Elledge @joshelledge
Founder, UpMyInfluence.com

Ramon Ray @ramonray
Editor and Founder, Smart Hustle Magazine

Chalene Johnson @chalenejohnson
CEO & Social Media Consultant, Team Johnson and SmartLife

Brian G. Peters @brian_g_peters
Strategic Partnerships Manager, Buffer

Robert Rose @Robert_Rose
Chief Troublemaker, The Content Advisory

Lewis David Howes @lewishowes
Founder, School of Greatness

John Jantsch @ducttape
President, Duct Tape Marketing

Ian Cleary @iancleary
Founder, RazorSocial

Jo Saunders @mrslinkedin
Trainer & Conference Speaker, Wildfire Social Marketing™

Billy Gene Shaw @askbillygene
Founder & CEO, Rethink & Relive LLC

Spread the Social Wisdom & Love

Statistical analysis, no matter how deep and well-researched, can only go so far in finding the people who you'll find the most helpful and influential in your daily professional marketing lives, which is why we'd love it if you'd please share the name of social media marketers that influence you most in the comments section below.

Some of our social media marketing influencers will be speaking at this week's Social Media Marketing World 2019 conference, and we'll have plenty of live-blog coverage of the event throughout the week, from our Senior Digital Strategy Director Ashley Zeckman and Content Strategist Anne Leuman. See where we'll be here.

To further your own social media marketing expertise, here's a bonus list of our top 5 posts about social media marketing from the past 12 months:

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